This year the Anner Bijlsma Award will be handed out to the Italian cellist and componist Giovanni Sollima! This international award is brought to life in 2014 by Cello Biennale Amsterdam for persons or organizations who made an extraordinary and admirable effort for the cello and the cello repertoire, and is named after the first cellist who won the price: Anner Bijlsma. Giovanni Sollima will receive the award on the 19th of October during the seventh edition of the Cello Biennale.