Japanese cellists triumph at Lutosławski Competition
PR dla Zagranicy
Japan's Haruma Sato and Michiaki Ueno have taken first and second prize in the Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition, which concluded in Warsaw on Friday.
Cello. Photo: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Yibai Chen of China received third prize and Oliver Herbert of the United States was fourth. All four are set to perform to a Warsaw audience in a prizewinners’ concert on Saturday.
Several special prizes were also awarded. Oliver Herbert won the prize for the best performance of Lutosławski’s Sacher Variations and Haruma Sato for his interpretation of the composer’s Grave.
Krystyna Wiśniewska, the only Polish participant in the second stage of the competition, was given the prize for the best performance of Out by the contemporary Polish composer Dariusz Przybylski, one of the compulsory pieces in the second stage.
The Lutosławski Competition, which was launched in 1997, three years after the composer’s death, aims to promote the prominent composer's work. The programme of the event includes all of his works for cello.
The next Lutosławski Cello Competition is scheduled for 2021. (mk/vb)