Gustav Mahler Prize
Cello Competition 2023 / online
Gustav Mahler Institute Prague in cooperation with the Gustav Mahler Philharmonic Jihlava.
The mission and goal of the competition
is to deepen the interest and motivation of young talented violoncellists to interpret mutual understanding, interpretative confrontation, inspiration and love for music. The personality of the genius conductor and musical composer Gustav Mahler, who lived in Jihlava for the first 15 years of his life and inspired and enriched so much, reminds him of his noble ideas about the mission of music and is a permanent inspiration source and model for young musicians from all over the world.
Closing date: January 1, 2023
Announcement of results: February 8, 2023
Congratulations to all competitors on their results. All diplomas have been sent, please check your emails (also spam). We thank Larsen Strings for supporting our competition.
We have had a wonderful time with time listening to your great performances. On behalf of the whole jury, I must say that we are very pleased with the high level of the competition. The performances of the youngest cellists are incredibly good and some of the young players are already real professionals. My wish for the youngest artists is that they find never-ending inspiration for their artistic and human growth and overcome a difficult age to find musical opportunities. To my older colleagues, I wish that they reach out to their audiences, that they find their place in the musical world, and that in difficult moments they do not forget that music is the most beautiful thing that could ever happen to us.
president of Jury
Prize for the interpretation of a composition by Francis Poulenc: Xiaotang Xu
- MgA. Petr Nouzovský - chairman of the jury, a leading Czech cello soloist
MgR. Jiří Jakeš - chief conductor of the Gustav Mahler Philharmonic Orchestra in JihlavaDoc. Eugen Prochác - cello soloist, conductor, educator at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava
MgA. Tomáš Strašil - cello soloist, educator at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague