Our participants from:

Armenia – 2   

Brazil/Japan - 1   

Bulgaria – 2   

China - 11  

South Korea – 2  

Switzerland/ Italy – 1  

Taiwan – 1   Tunisia - 1

 Dear Participants,

welcome to the Montfort International Cello Competition!

We wish you good luck in the competition!

 

 

Participants, Repertoire

Category A (Age 11-14)

1. Chen Zhijian,  China (Age 13 )

Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70

 

 

2. Darin Lambrev, Bulgaria (Age 12)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1, A-Minor, Op. 33, 1st Mov.

David Popper - Tarantella op. 33

 

 

3. Lyam Chenaux, Switzerland/ Italy (Age 12)

Gaspar Cassado - Sonata in the Old Spanish Style

 

 

4. Lyana Ulikhanyan, Armenia (Age 11)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1, A-Minor, Op. 33, 1st Mov.

 

 

5. Qinyue Gu, China (Age 12)

J. S. Bach – Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G Maj., BWV 1007, Minuets 1 and 2

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1, A-Minor, Op. 33, 1st Mov.

 

 

6. Yuhan Liu, China (Age 14)

J. S. Bach - Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Maj., BWV 1009, Prélude

Niccolò Paganini - Variations sur une seule corde, sur un thème de Rossini

 

 

7. Zhang Zifei, China (Age 11)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1, A-Minor, Op. 33, 1st Mov.

 

 

8. Zhiying Zhang, China (Age 11)

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise

J. S. Bach – Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Maj., BWV 1009, Gigue

 

9. Ziqi Jin, China (Age 12)

Carl Davidoff - Cello Concerto No. 1 in B min., Op. 5, 1st Mov. Allegro Moderato

 

 

10. Ziqing Gao, China (Age 11)

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Cello Concerto No. 1, G minor, Op. 49, 1st Mov.

 

 

 

 

Category B (Age 15-17)

 

1. Haoran Li, China (Age 16)

Robert Schumann - Cello fantasies, Op. 73

 

 

2. Mikael Karakhanyan, Armenia (Age 17)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  - Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62

Alfredo Piatti - Caprice No. 3, Moderato

 

 

3. Wassim Makni, Tunisia (Age 17)

J. S. Bach – Solo Cello Suite No. 2 in D Min., BWV 1008, Prélude

Louis Francœur - Sonate in E maj., 1st and 2nd Mov.

 

 

4. Zara Zaharieva Kusheva, Bulgaria (Age 16)

Daniel van Goens - Cello Concerto No. 1 in A min., Op. 7, 1st Mov.

Carl Dawidow - Souvenirs d'Oranienbaum, Op. 17, No. 1, Adieu

 

 

 

Category C (Age 18-23)

 

1. Hyunah Pyo, South Korea (Age 20)

1st round:

Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne

 

2nd round:

Alfredo Piatti - Caprice No. 7

Krzysztof Penderecki - Divertimento for Solo Cello

Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro Op. 70

2. Lucas Garcia Muramoto,  Brazil/Japan (Age 21)

 

1st round:

Ludwig van Beethoven - 7 Variations in E-flat Maj. on the theme Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from The Magic Flute by Mozart

Edvard Grieg - Cello Sonata in A Min., Op. 38, 1st Mov., Allegro agitato

 

2nd round:

Anton Webern - Drei kleine Stücke, Op. 11

César Frank - Cello Sonata in A Maj., I. Allegretto ben moderato, II. Allegro

Gabriel Fauré - Papillon, Op.77

 

 

3. Qianmin Deng, China (Age 22)

1st round:

Bright Sheng - Seven Tunes Heard in China, VII. Tibetan Dance (Tibet)

Ludwig van Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Maj., Op. 69, 1st Mov.

 

 

2nd round:

Robert Schumann – Cello concerto No. 1, 1st Mov.

Zoltán Kodály – Cello sonate Op. 8, 1st Mov., Allegro maestoso ma appassionato

Ludwig van Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Maj., Op. 69, 2nd Mov.

 

 

4. Shuni Mao, China (Age 18)

1st round:

Robert Schumann - Cello Concerto in A minor Op.129, 1st Mov.

György Ligeti - Sonata for Solo Cello I. Dialog

Alfredo Piatti - Capricci Op. 25, No. 3

 

 

5. Xing Enmu, China (Age 23)

1st round:

Johannes Brahms - Cello Sonata in E min., 1st Mov., Prélude and Sarabande from Bach Suite No.3.

 

2nd round:

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto in C Maj.

 

 

 

 

6. Yu-Lin Niu, Taiwan (Age 20)

1st round:

J. S. Bach - Cello Solo Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009,  Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue

Antonín Dvořák - Cello concerto in B min., Op.104, 1st Mov.

 

 

 

Category D (Age 24-28)

 

Zeemin Nam, South Korea (Age 25)

1st round:

Antonín Dvořák - Cello concerto in B min., Op.104, 1st Mov.

Johannes Brahms - Cello sonata No. 2 in F maj., 1st Mov.