Fine Music 102.5 present the finals of the inaugural Australian Cello Awards

Sydney's Fine Music 102.5 will be the official broadcast partner of the inaugural Australian Cello Awards, conducting a live broadcast of the Awards Concert from 3pm to 6:30pm on Sunday 30 March 2014.

Three exceptional young cellists, Yelian He (Australia), Edward King (New Zealand) and Ruben Palma (Australia), will each take centre stage to perform a selection of major works with accompaniment from distinguished accompanists including renowned pianist Phillip Shovk.

The three Finalists will be competing for a range of cash prizes and other opportunities valued in excess of $60,000; including the Allen-Evans Scholarship, destined to become Australasia’s premier award for young cellists. Distributing the prizes will be a distinguished panel of adjudicators including John Painter AM, Catherine Hewgill, Susan Blake, Goetz Richter and Nathan Waks.

The goal of the Australian Cello Awards is to provide cash prizes and awards, invaluable professional introductions and opportunities to help young cellists embark on a career or further accelerate their development as an orchestral cellist, chamber music artist or soloist.

"It's very exciting that we're having an international cello competition in Sydney, with focus on assisting the careers of young Australian and New Zealand cellists." Catherine Hewgill, Principal Cellist Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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Posted Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:00am by cbaa_admin