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Australian Cello Awards

Media Release: February 12, 2014 in Music |

The finals of the inaugural Australian Cello Awards
The Conservatorium of Music (Verbrugghen Hall) Sydney
3pm on Sunday 30 March, 2014
celloawards.org.au

Edward King playing cello

Edward King
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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.

Yelian He playing cello

Yelian He
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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.

The official broadcast partner for this landmark event is Fine Music 102.5. The Awards Concert will be broadcast live from 3pm to 6:30pm on Sunday 30 March 2014.

Ruben Palma playing cello

Ruben Palma
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Tickets to the finals concert are available to the public for $30/$40. Tickets are available through City Recital Hall Angel Place Box Office. Telephone: 1300 797 118 or 02 8256 2222 cityrecitalhall.com/events/id/1582/Australian-Cello-Awards-Awards-Concert

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.

Edward King playing cello

Edward King
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