First prize: Zlatomir Fung (United States of America)

Second prize: Anastasia Kobekina (Russia)

Third prize: Mon-Puo Lee (Spain)


Anastasia Kobekina (Russia)
Mon-Puo Lee (Spain)
Zlatomir Fung (United States of America)


Anastasia Kobekina (Russia)
Ayano Kamimura (Japan)
Mon-Puo Lee (Spain)
Jamal Aliyev (Turkey)
Zlatomir Fung (United States of America)
Octavian Lup (Romania)


Anastasia Kobekina (Russia) – 16.00
Anastasia Feruleva (The Netherlands) – 16.40
Ion Storojenco (Romania) – 17.20
Ayano Kamimura (Japan) – 18.30
Makio Horie (Japan) – 19.10
Mon-Puo Lee (Spain) – 19.50

Cho Yoon Kyung (South Korea) – 16.00
Jamal Aliyev (Turkey) – 16.40
Bumjum Kim (France) – 17.20
Zlatomir Fung (United States of America) – 18.30
Woochan Jeong (South Korea) – 19.10
Octavian Lup (Romania) – 19.50


4.09   UNMB 5.09   UNMB 6.09   UNBM
10:00 Min Chan Heung 10:00 Horie Mako 10:00 Sunggeun Park
10:25 Urena Hevia Gabriel 10:25 Lee Kang-Hyun 10:25 Endre Stankovsky
10:50 Kobekina Anastasia 10:50 Mon-Puo Lee 10:50 Octavian Lup
11:15 Feruleva Anastasia 11:15 Cho Yoon-Kyung
11:40 Pause   11:40 Pause  
12:00 Macherel Constantin 12:00 Alyev Jamal
12:25 Hallikainen Markus 12:25 Yhee Sang Jun
12:50 Yi Yoonha 12:50 Basile Auslander
13:15 Rabbani Aldangor 13:15 Lee Kyungjun
13:40 Lunch break 13:40 Lunch break
15:40 Storojenco Ion 15:40 Kim Bumjun
16:05 Kamimura Ayano 16:05 Fung Zlatomir
16:30 Perlova Aleksandra 16:30 Song Minje
16:55 Arias Daniel 16:55 Petr Vaclav
17:20 Pause 17:20 Pause
17:40 Dong-Yeol Lee 17:40 Van Keulen Volodia
18:05 Zhang Naduo 18:05 Jeong Woochan
18:30 Stasevskij Lukas 18:30 Bacelar Sophia
18:55 Lee Minjin 18:55 Krastev Atanas
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    Verona Maier

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Preselection results

Congratulations! Contestants are listed below in alphabetical order.

BECK MICHAL (withdrawn)
DÍAZ ALEJANDRA (withdrawn)
FUJII JUNKO (withdrawn)
HEUPEL MICHAEL (withdrawn)
JEONGHEON NAM (withdrawn)
KIM STANISLAS (withdrawn)
KOSHKINA ANNA (withdrawn)
LAI BENJAMIN (withdrawn)
LEE SUJIN (withdrawn)
LEE HAN (withdrawn)
LEE GILJAE (withdrawn)
POPOV DANILA (withdrawn)
XIE TIAN (withdrawn)

Laureates of the competitions members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions:

OCTAVIAN LUP (George Enescu International Competition)
MON-PUO LEE (Isangyun Competition)
CLARA POUVREAU (Bach Competition)

Cello Section Rules


The George Enescu Internatonal Cello Competition consists of two eliminatory rounds, semifinal and final.

The drawing of lots will take place on September 3, 2016.

The first round (eliminatory), will take place on September 4, 5 and 6, 2016.
Duration of the programme: approx. 25 minutes.

The second round (eliminatory), will take place on September 8 and 9, 2016.
Duration of the programme: approx. 40 minutes.

The Semifinal will take place on September 11, 2016.
Duration of the programme: approx. 40 minutes.

The rehearsal with the orchestra for the final round of the Competition will take place on September 12, 2016.

The Final round will take place on September 13, 2016.

The results of each Round will be announced by the Competition Secretariat after the end of each, immediately after the ruling of the Jury.


The repertoire included in the registration form by the competitor is final and cannot be changed.
Each competitor will establish the order of the works to be performed in each round.
The repertoire shall be performed without scores, except Sonatas for Cello and Piano and works composed by George Enescu.

First Round

1. A Caprice or Etude chosen by the competitor, among:
– Alfredo Piatti op.25 (no.2, 6 or 10)
– David Popper op.73 (no.29 or 33)

2. Bach - a Prelude chosen by the competitor from:
– Suites no.4, 5 or 6

3. Haydn – The first part with Cadenza chosen by the competitor among the following Concertos:
– Concerto no.1 in C Major (Hob VII b:1)
– Concerto no.2 in D Major (Hob VII b:2)

Second Round

1. A work chosen by the competitor among:
– Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
– Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonata op.58 no.2 in D Major

2. A solo piece chosen by the competitor among:
– Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello
– Hindemith: Sonata op.25 no.3 for Solo Cello
– Penderecki: Divertimento for Solo Cello
– Crumb: Sonata for Solo Cello


1. Enescu: Sonata in F minor ( posthumous work)

2. A virtuosity piece chosen by the competitor among:
– David Popper: Elfentanz, Spinning Song
– Karl Davydov: At the Fountain
– M. Rostropovich: Humoresque op.5

3. A piece chosen by the competitor among:
– Debussy: Sonata in d minor for Cello and Piano
– Britten: Sonata op.65 in C major for Cello and Piano

Final (concert with orchestra)

A Concerto for Cello and Orchestra chosen by the competitor among: Dvorak, Elgar, Prokofiev (Simfonia Concertante in E minor op.125), Shostakovich (Concerto no. 1 op. 107), Enescu (Simfonia Concertante op.8).