Press release  –  Sunday 22/05/2022 –  Brussels

The final of the Cello Competition

Monday 30 May to Saturday 4 June, 8pm (Brussels Centre for Fine Arts)

Presenting the twelve finalists :

– Yibai Chen

– Bryan Cheng

– Hayoung Choi

– Jeremias Fliedl

– Stéphanie Huang

– Woochan Jeong

– Marcel Johannes Kits

– Taeguk Mun

– Samuel Niederhauser

– Petar Pejčić

– Oleksiy Shadrin

– Sul Yoon

Via this link you can read more about the finalists. The biographies of the finalists will be available on the press page as from Wednesday 25/05.

Programme of the final

The final will take place at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts, from Monday 30 May to Saturday 4 June. Each evening, two finalists will perform with the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Stéphane Denève.

Schedule of the final with concerto (pdf)

The finalists will perform a concerto of their own choice and the unpublished work specially written for this year’s competition by Jörg Widmann. The candidates receive the score once they arrive at the Music Chapel. They only have one week to study it, without outside help. The work will be premièred on Monday 30 May at 8pm.

The ranking of the laureates will take place on Saturday 4 June after the performance of the last finalist, around midnight. The proclamation is freely accessible.


Thanks to the RTBF, the VRT and Proximus the performances are broadcast live and on demand on our website, and on La Trois, Canvas, Musiq3, Klara, Auvio and

Overview of the broadcasts (pdf)

The Queen Elisabeth Competition thanks its structural sponsors – BNP Paribas Fortis, Proximus, TotalEnergies and Rolex – and its partner, the National Lottery, for their loyal and valuable support.