21-year-old Haruma Sato from Japan has simply minutes in the past been awarded 1st Prize on the 2019 ARD Worldwide Cello Competitors – in Munich, Germany.
A present pupil of Jens Peter Maintz on the Berlin College of the Arts, Haruma is a former 1st prize winner on the Domenico Gabrielli and Witold Lutoslawski Worldwide Cello Competitions.
2nd and third prizes had been awarded to 22-year-old Friedrich Thiele from Germany – and 26-year-old Sihao He from China.
Open to cellists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, Haruma will obtain €10,000 (US $11,500).
HARUMA SATO | SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO NO. 2 IN G MAJOR | EUN SUN KIM & BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY | 2019 ARD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 21-YEARS OLD
The prize for the most effective interpretation of this yr’s modern set work, ‘Like Ella‘ For Solo Cello by composer Martin Smolka, was awarded to Friedrich Thiele.
This yr’s viewers prize was additionally awarded to Friedrich Thiele.
The 2019 cello jury comprised: Lynn Harrell (Chairman), Ophélie Gaillard, Matt Haimovitz, Maria Kliegel, Torleif Thedéen, Tamás Varga and Pieter Wispelwey.
Launched in 1952, this yr’s ARD Worldwide Music Competitors was held in four instrumental classes: Cello, Clarinet, Bassoon and Percussion.
Earlier ARD Competitors 1st prize winners embrace: Yuri Bashmet, Christian Tetzlaff, Antoine Tamestit, Natalia Gutman, Christoph Eschenbach, Nobuko Imai, Jessye Norman and Mitsuko Uchida.
Full streaming of all rounds from this yr’s cello competitors accessible on The Violin Channel.
FRIEDRICH THIELE | SCHUMANN CELLO CONCERTO IN A MINOR | EUN SUN KIM & BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY | 2019 ARD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 2ND PRIZE | 22-YEARS OLD
SIHAO HE | SCHUMANN CELLO CONCERTO IN A MINOR | EUN SUN KIM & BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY | 2019 ARD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 3RD PRIZE | 26-YEARS OLD