Supporting young cellists
The Pau Casals Foundation created the Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists in 1984 to help young talents further their musical studies and perfect their technique and interpretative art through instruction with distinguished teachers. Over the course of its existence, more than fifty young cellists have received the Foundation’s support, becoming an important network of ambassadors for the living musical legacy of Pablo Casals.
In the 2020 edition, the Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists was open to candidates from all over the world. The Award consists of three study-enhancement prizes of €18,000, €12,000 and €6,000, respectively. In addition, the Pau Casals Foundation offers artistic promotion activities and advice to the prize-winners. A jury of international prestige, chaired by Marta Casals, is responsible for examining the candidatures, selecting the finalists and choosing the winners.
Who is eligible to participate?
Are you a young cellist and would like to extend your studies with the instrument? Take part in the Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists and benefit from the opportunity to continue your studies with prestigious teachers.
The Pablo Casals International Award is open to all cellists who meet the following requirements:
- Students who have been admitted to or are studying for a higher degree in music (cello).
- Cello students of any nationality who were born after 31 December 1998.
- Students who have not been winners of the Pablo Casals International Award in previous editions.
Awards and promotion
The Pablo Casals International Award is one of the most prestigious international competitions for young cellists and has three first prizes:
- First Prize – €18,000
- AENA Special Prize – €12,000
- Third Prize – €6,000
Besides the financial contribution, the Laureates will have the opportunity to take part in concerts organised by the Pau Casals Foundation and will receive advice on how to develop their professional and artistic careers.
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In 2022 there will be a new edition of the Pablo Casals International Award. If you are a young cellist and would like to further your cello studies, you can subscribe to the newsletter and we will keep you informed of all the latest news.