Outcome Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition 2022
On Saturday the 4th of June 2022, the annual Queen Elisabeth Competition came to an end. Besides violin, piano and voice, the first edition for cello took place in 2017. And now, after the corona period, we had another competition in full force, with an audience and a field of fantastic participants. 152 musicians (between 18 and 31 years old) applied, of whom 68 were selected for the first round: 20 women and 48 men of 26 different nationalities, including four Dutch, seven French, nine Germans, ten Koreans and twelve Americans. Also four Russians and one Ukrainian.
And 1 Belgian candidate, Stéphanie Huang who has a link with the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in the class of Jeroen Reuling and Olsi Leka. After that she continued her studies at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, also under the direction of Jeroen Reuling.
Stéphanie Huang, however, ended up among the non-ranked laureates. But her performance of Jörg Widmann's imposed work and Antonín Dvořák's cello concerto in b minor, opus 104, charmed the Belgian public and she was awarded the audience prize by the listeners of Klara and the viewers of Canvas.