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Cellist Han Jaemin won third place in Geneva International Music Competition Han performed in the final round of this year's Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland, which ended on Thurs...

Cellist Han Jaemin won third place in Geneva International Music Competition

Han performed in the final round of this year's Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland, which ended on Thursday. Mr. Han won the third prize.[Geneva Conference]

Korean cellist Han jaemin won third place in the 75th Geneva International Music Competition held in Switzerland on October 28th. Han won the third prize as well as the Rose-Marie Hugening Special Award.

After the announcement of the winners, Han Han said: “I participated in two major competitions alone this year, and I have grown up in music. Special thanks to those who have always supported me and accompanied me to the later stage of Korea.”

The Geneva International Music Competition began in 1939 and is open to performers under the age of 29. The competition is held every two years. The competition is divided into two different parts, including piano, clarinet, violin, flute, viola, and composition. other. This year's competition is open to cello and oboe.

Han played Elgar's "Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus".85" The Swiss Romande Orchestra conducted by Georg Fritzsch entered the final round. He competed with second place Bryan Cheng from Ottawa and the Japanese cellist Michiaki Ueno who won the competition.

In addition to the 8,000 Swiss francs (8,780 US dollars) prize, the third prize also includes international concert performances in the next two years and a two-year management contract with Geneva Promusica, the management company of the winners of the Geneva International Music Competition. contract.

According to the Kumho Cultural Foundation, Han is the second Korean artist to bring home a prize in the cello category for the first time in 50 years.​​​ The first is the famous cellist Zheng Minghe, who won the prize in 1971.

In May, the 15-year-old cellist also won the highest prize in the Romanian George Enescu International Competition for his instrument, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the competition.

Han is currently studying at the National University of the Arts in Korea, under the tutelage of Professor Lee Kangho. He was also trained by Chung, who was the judge of the cello group of the competition.

Author: Yan Shenghui [yim.seunghye@joongang.co.kr]