Young musicians can apply to compete in the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann from 11th of

March 2022 onwards.

Kronberg, 11 March 2022

In November 2022, Kronberg Academy will host the fifth
Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann in collaboration with the Domenico-Gabrielli
Foundation of Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin). In spite of, and in view of, the
dramatic and devastating events unfolding in Ukraine, the organisers are today
inviting young musicians to compete in the international cello competition. They do so
in the hope that this international musical encounter may act as a beacon of
understanding, peace and mutual respect. Applications to take part in the international
cello competition will be accepted from young cellists of all nationalities from 1 March
to 1 July 2022.


Named after Emanuel Feuermann (1902-1942) and taking place after an eight-year pause,
the 2022 Grand Prix is set to be as equally vibrant and energetic as was its namesake’s
virtuoso cello playing. The international Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann cello competition
has been held in Berlin since 2002. From 10 March 2022 onwards, talented young cellists
from across the world who were born in or after 1994 can apply to take part. Applications can be submitted exclusively online using the application form at https://www.gp-
emanuelfeuermann.de/en/participation/

The competition is dedicated entirely to the cello as a solo instrument, and alongside final
rounds that are open to the public a series of pre-competition house concerts helps to
provide a unique, collective live experience. Following the initial video application round, the
jury will select the twelve best candidates. Each of these will be offered the chance to
perform at a private house concert in Berlin during the run-up to the later competition rounds.
The international cello competition will take place from 15-22 November 2022 at a variety of
venues in Berlin. Its second, third (semi-final) and fourth (final) rounds will be public events
held in the form of concerts. The second round will take place in the Chamber Music Hall of
the Berlin Philharmonie, the third round in the concert hall at Berlin University of the Arts
(UdK Berlin) and the final at Haus des Rundfunks (Broadcasting House) in Berlin.
The Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann will be awarded on 22 November 2022 during the final
concert with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (conductor: Joseph Bastian) and
Metamorphosen Berlin in the Großer Sendesaal (Large Broadcasting Hall) of Haus des
Rundfunks Berlin.


This year’s jury members are Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Claudio Bohórquez, Karine Georgian,
David Geringas, Ralph Kirshbaum, Jens Peter Maintz, Jérôme Pernoo, Torleif Thedéen,
Raimund Trenkler and Hillel Zori. The international cello competition is organised jointly by Kronberg Academy and the
Domenico-Gabrielli Foundation of Berlin University of the Arts. Maestro Daniel Barenboim is
its patron.


Participants can find more information about the jury members, orchestras, repertoire and
prize money at https://www.gp-emanuelfeuermann.de/en/home-en-000/

About Kronberg Academy
Kronberg Academy is today considered one of the most important meeting and training places for
young violinists, violists, cellists and now for young pianists as well. Located in the heart of Europe, it
gathers the world’s most gifted young musicians and brings them together with the great artists of our
time. Through the Kronberg Academy Study Programmes, young soloists work intensively with leading
musicians all year round in the pursuit of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Kronberg Academy’s
events offer young artists a chance to share the stage with their role models, and also give audiences
the opportunity to immerse themselves in this special atmosphere. Furthermore, Kronberg Academy’s
students go on tour together several times each year where they perform as an ensemble on
international stages. In building the Casals Forum, a new chamber music hall and study centre,
Kronberg Academy will give all its tasks a home and a future.

About Berlin University of the Arts
Berlin University of the Arts is one of the largest artistic universities in Europe and one of the few that
combines all artistic disciplines and their related academic studies. Over 70 courses, in artistic
practice, academia and teaching of the arts, are offered at its four colleges – Fine Arts; Architecture,
Media and Design; Music; Performing Arts – as well as at the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in
Arts and Sciences, the Inter-University Centre for Dance and the Jazz Institute Berlin. Around a fifth of
its 4,000 students are from foreign nations. The history of the university can be traced back to
establishment of the Prussian Academy of the Arts in Brandenburg in 1696.
It gained its present form in 1975 from the amalgamation of the Hochschule für bildende Künste and
the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, which created the Hochschule der Künste (HdK). It
has borne its new name, Universität der Künste Berlin in German, since 2001. Hosting more than 700
events each year, UdK Berlin contributes greatly to the cultural life of the city.