The father of Dutch composition, Theo Loevendie (87), is composing the commissioned work for cello solo, which will be performed by each participant of the National Cello Competition 2018. The National Cello Competition is taking place for the seventh time, and is part of the Cello Biennale. The international jury is formed by Reinhard Latzko (Germany), Kristina Blaumane (Latvia), Chu Yi-Bing (China), Arnau Tomàs (Spain), Alban Gerhardt (Germany), Matt Haimovitz (Israel/USA), and chairman Sven Arne Tepl (Netherlands). Applications have opened for participants.