The 2022 edition will offer a first prize of €18,000, a special AENA prize of €12,000 and a third prize of €6,000
Applications for the Pablo Casals International Award are open to cello students from all over the world until 17 may 2022
Pau Casals Foundation has announced the latest call for applications for the 2022 Pablo Casals International Award, which aims to support young cellists in their studies so they can perfect their technique and develop their art through training with top teachers. Since it was created in 1984, the Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists has become a great opportunity for young cellists.
Since 2020, the Award is open to young cellists from anywhere in the world and offers a first prize of €18,000, a special AENA prize of €12,000 and a third prize of €6,000. Moreover, Pau Casals Foundation will offer winners artistic promotion and professional guidance. New this edition, there will be two juries, formed by world-renowned cellists: one to select up to eight finalists from the application videos submitted and another to choose the winners of the three Award prizes after watching the application videos and attending the final audition.
The judges on the panel to select the finalists are: cellists Jérôme Pernoo, Peter Thiemann, Erica Wise and musical advisor to Pau Casals Foundation, Bernard Meillat. The judges on the panel for the final audition are cellists Henri Demarquette, Marie Hallynck, Asier Polo, Julian Steckel and Bernard Meillat, musical advisor to Pau Casals Foundation and secretary of the jury.
This year, the award is open to cello students from all over the world born after 31 December 2000. Winners and finalists from previous editions are not eligible to enter or win the Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists. The deadline for applications is 17 May 2022 at 12:00 am (CET) and the final audition and jury verdict regarding the Pablo Casals International Award will be on Friday 18 November 2022 at El Vendrell Pablo Casals Municipal School of Music.