Final selection for the Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists was made virtually on 20th November 2020. The ten finalist candidates performed two pieces which they recorded for the jury to watch. The jury, chaired by Marta Casals Istomin, Co-founder and Vice-president of the Pau Casals Foundation, was made up of internationally renowned cellists such as Claudio Bohórquez, Henri Demarquette, Gustav Rivinus, Arnau Tomàs (winner of the Pablo Casals Scholarship in 1991), and also Bernard Meillat, artistic advisor of the Pau Casals Foundation and secretary of the jury, and deliberated by videoconference, in a virtual edition due to Covid-19.
Jeremias Fliedl, student at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria). Born in Klagenfurt, Austria, in 1999, he is studying at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria, under Professor Clemens Hagen. He has performed in various chamber music concerts and has also been a soloist with the Zagreb Orchestra and Carinthian Symphony Orchestra, among others. He won the Liezen International Cello Competition in 2012 and the Svirél in Slovenia and Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Croatia in 2014.