The National Cello Competition is the most exciting part of the Cello Biënnale.
Eighteen young Dutch or Dutch-based cellists under the age of 27 will be performing and competing over three rounds in front of an international jury and the general public. The jury will be judging not only the winners of the first, second and third prizes, but also the winners of the incentive prize, and the best interpretation of the commissioned piece composed by our composer-in-residence, Martijn Padding. And as always, the public will decide the public prize.
Besides a commissioned piece, contestants will be performing a sonata by Boccherini as part of Round 1. Once again, the cello takes over – Fauré’s Morceau de Concours and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke originally having been written for flute and clarinet respectively.
The jury for this seventh National Cello Competition comprises Monique Bartels (The Netherlands), Marc Coppey (France), Amparo Lacruz (Spain), Reinhard Latzko (Germany), Quirine Viersen (The Netherlands), Jan-Ype Nota (The Netherlands) and jury chairman Sven Arne Tepl (The Netherlands). The jury’s secretary is Patty Hamel.
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