YELIAN HE WINS INAUGURAL EVENT
"It's very exciting that we're having an international cello competition in Sydney, with focus on assisting the careers of young Australian and New Zealand cellists."
Catherine Hewgill, Principal Cellist
After months of auditions and performances in Sydney and London — the 2014 Awards Concert of the inaugural Australian Cello Awards.
Three (3) exceptional cellists:
Yelian He (Australia)
took center stage to perform a selection of works for solo cello and for cello with piano accompaniment. Distinguished guest artists included pianists Phillip Shovk, Maria Mo and Yasmin Rowe.
An impressive selection of works was performed, including selections by:
John Painter AM
Broadcast rights for this landmark event were secured by one of Australia’s leading specialists in classical music, Fine Music 102.5, who streamed the event live.
In attendance were some of the finest cellists and classical musicians from our region as the 2014 Finalists performed to a full house at Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
The Allen-Evans is the premier award of the Australian Cello Awards. It recognises both the achievements and performance potential of an Australian or New Zealand cellist aged between 18 and 30 years.
In this inaugural 2014 Australian Cello Awards, the recipient of the Allen-Evans will receive the Allen-Evans Scholarship and a suite of prizes and opportunities.
The Allen-Evans will be awarded at the Australian Cello Awards concert to be held at Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music in March 2014.
The premier award of the Australian Cello Awards, the recipient of the Allen-Evans will receive this limited edition statue, designed by artist Drago Cherina and hand cast in solid bronze.
The cello is an instrument that inspires. The Australian Cello Awards is a new event helping to discover the many reasons why so many people love the cello!