Brussels, Belgium (June 5, 2022) – Hayoung Choi wins the 2022 Cello Competition!
The International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – Queen Mathilde Prize receives EUR 25,000 and numerous concerts in Belgium and abroad.
The ranking of the laureates
INTERNATIONAL QUEEN ELISABETH GRAND PRIZE : €25,000
First Prize – Queen Mathilde Prize
BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRIZE : €20,000
Second Prize, awarded by the Belgian Science Policy
COUNT DE LAUNOIT PRIZE : €17,000
Marcel Johannes Kits
PRIZE OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE BELGIAN COMMUNITIES : €12,500
Fourth Prize, this year awarded by the Government of the Flemish-speaking Community
BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION PRIZE : €10,000
CITY OF BRUSSELS PRIZE : €8,000
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
each of the six unranked laureates will receive €4,000.
Prix Musiq3 & Canvas/Klara Prijs : Stéphanie Huang
Thanks to the live streaming that has brought their performances around the world, all 68 candidates have received unprecedented attention since the very start of the Cello Competition. The live stream was available on four different platforms, including our own website. The semi-final and final were also successfully broadcast on the radio and television channels of the VRT and RTBF.
All the performances of Cello 2022 can be replayed on our website www.queenelisabethcompetition.
We kick off with the recitals by the unranked laureates on Wednesday 8 June and Thursday 9 June at 8.15pm at Flagey.
At the laureates’ concert, with the 4th, 5th and 6th laureates; Oleksiy Shadrin, Petar Pejčić and Bryan Cheng will perform with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Giordano Bellincampi, on Tuesday 14 June at 8 pm in the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts. The concert will be broadcast live on Klara and Musiq3. The same concert also takes place at the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp, on Saturday 11 June.
The closing concert with Hayoung Choi, Yibai Chen and Marcel Johannes Kits, and the Belgian National Orchestra conducted by Eivind Aadland will take place on Thursday 16 June at 8 pm in the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts. The concert will be broadcast live on our website, Auvio, vrt.nu, on radio and on television
The first three laureates will also perform in Charleroi (Saturday 18 June, Palais des Beaux-Arts), Leuven (Sunday 19 June, Stadsschouwburg), Liège (Thursday 23 June, Salle Philharmonique), Hasselt (Friday 24 June, Cultuurcentrum) and Bruges (Saturday 25 June, Concertgebouw).
Up-to-date information regarding dates and reservation options is available in the Concert calendar.
4 CD Box
“Cello 2022” will be available as of Saturday 11 June, containing works performed by the laureates during the first round, the semi-final and the final of the cello competition. The programme of the 4CDs will be indicated as from Monday 6 June in our webshop shop.
We would like to thank especially our structural sponsors BNP Paribas Fortis, Proximus, TotalEnergies, Rolex; and our partner the National Lottery, our patrons and all the prize givers: without them we would not have been able to organise this second cello session after two years without box office revenues.
Our thanks go out to our media partners RTBF and VRT, Flagey, Bozar, the Music Chapel, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, conductors Stéphane Denève and Vahan Mardirossian, composers Daan Janssens and Jörg Widmann.
A special thanks to the jury members, the piano and cello accompanists, the host families and volunteers, and, last but not least, all the amazing cellists who participated !
Thanks also to the viewers of the live streaming who have made donations in order to support the young musicians.
Finally, thank you to our audience, who have returned in big numbers to both concert halls and who have followed us through the many broadcasts that were offered to them this year.