December 6, 2022

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Belgium's Stephanie Huang into the Queen Elizabeth final

Belgium’s Stephanie Huang into the Queen Elizabeth final

Stephanie Huang qualifies for the Queen Elizabeth competition final. She is the only Belgian candidate for this year’s prestigious Cello Contest.

The organizers of the Queen Elizabeth competition announced the twelve finalists just after midnight on Saturday night into Sunday. Huang is 26 years old and hails from Hino. Her sister, Sylvia Huang, was awarded and overall winner of the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition in 2019. They come from a musical family. Father is a violinist, mother is a cellist.

In the first round, Huan appeared confident in himself. She sees the fact that she is playing in front of a local audience as an advantage. “When you’re on stage, you feel the connection with the audience, the warmth, even before you start playing,” she said earlier. our newspaper† “It’s really good to feel supported.”

Other finalists

The twelve finalists also include four Koreans (Taeguk Moon, Hyung Choi, Wushan Jeong and Sol Yun) as well as one cellist each from China (Yibai Chen), from Serbia (Petar Pejcic), from Ukraine (Oleksiy Shadrin), from Estonia (Marcel Johannes Keats), Austria (Jeremias Friedel), Canada (Brian Cheng) and Switzerland (Samuel Niederhauser).

The finalists will now, in order of draw, go to the Queen Elizabeth Musical Chapel to study especially the great work of Jörg Weidmann. In addition, they will each perform a concerto of their choice, along with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Deneuve.

cello second time

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Cello Final will take place in Beauzar from 30 May to 4 June. This is only the second time that the cello has taken center stage in the Queen Elizabeth competition. In 2017, France’s Victor Julien Laverie won.

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