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A maximum of eighteen participants then reach the second round, taking place from 30 August to 1 September at the College for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. In addition to the piece by Graciane Finzi, they will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, and a work by either Kodály, Ibert, Ligeti or Sollima. A maximum of six competitors will then qualify for the finals on 2 and 3 September at the auditorium of the Hessische Rundfunk in Frankfurt. Together with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, they will perform concertos by Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvorák or Edward Elgar, and additional works selected by the competitors: a work for solo cello or a duet for cello and an additional instrument. All three rounds are open to the public.
Maestro Masur will conduct the highlight of the competition: a concert with the winners and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt on Sunday 4 September 2004 at 7 pm in the Grand Hall of the Alte Oper Frankfurt. The program includes two cello concertos and the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck. Mrs Marta Casals Istomin and Mstislav Rostropovich will award the prizes at the beginning of the concert.
Marta Casals Istomin and Claudio Bohórquez. Photo: Kronberg Academy
There are also three other concert highlights that will make the hearts of cello lovers beat faster: on Saturday 28 August 2004, 8pm at the Johanniskirche in Kronberg, two members of the jury, Young-Chang Cho and Frans Helmerson, accompanied by Pergemenschikow's former piano partner Pavel Gililov, perform works by Robert Schumann, Samuel Barber, Sergei Prokofiev and Astor Piazzolla. On Wednesday 1 September, 8pm at the Johanniskirche in Kronberg, three former prize-winners perform a concert titled 'Outstanding Award Winners'. Claudio Bohórquez, a student of Pergamenschikow who was the first prize winner of the International Pablo Casals Cello Competition 2000, Danjulo Ishizaka, first prize winner of the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermannn 2002, and Tatjana Vassilieva, first prize winner of the Rostropovich Cello Competition 2001 and second prize winner of the International Pablo Casals Cello Competition 2000, perform works for violoncello by Benjamin Britten, Zoltan Kodály, Johann Sebastian Bach and others. The final Concert on Sunday 5 September, 11.30am at the Stadthalle in Kronberg introduces all the prize-winners who will repeat their earlier performances.
Pavel Gililov. Photo: Kronberg Academy
Tickets for the concerts are available at the Kronberg Academy, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 6, D-61476 Kronberg, Germany, phone +49 (0)6173 78 33 77 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 12 am, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 pm), Fax +49 (0)6173 78 33 79 or e-mail karten AT kronbergacademy DOT de. Tickets for the concert at the Alte Oper Frankfurt are also available there at the ticket counter.
Pablo Casals. Photo: Kronberg Academy
Further information can be found at www.kronbergacademy.de