Sihao He
China, °1993
 
CELLO 2017 : Laureate
Sihao He trained under Hans Jensen and Julie Albers at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon in the United States. He is currently completing a master’s at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, still under Hans Jensen. He has made his mark as a soloist in a number of competitions, winning First Prize at the Antonio Janigro Competition in Croatia in 2006, Fourth Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Cellists in South Korea in 2009 and First Prize in the Gaspar Cassado Competition in Japan in 2013. He has performed as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra. In chamber music, Sihao He was a member of the Simply Quartet, which came first in the 2009 Shanghai Chamber Music Competition.

Instrument : Carl Becker

Teachers

2012-ongoing Hans Jorgen Jensen
2012-2016 Julie Albers
2004-2012 Meijuan Liu

Degrees

2016-ongoing MM - Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University
2012-2016 BM - Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, Mercer University

Concerts

2013 Cassado Competition (Hachioji, Japan) - Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazufumi Yamashita (dir.)

Competitions

2013 3rd Gaspar Cassado International Violoncello Competition (Hachioji, Japan) - Grand Prize
2013 ASTA (American String Teacher Association) National Solo Competition - Grand Prize
2009 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians - 4th prize
2008 China National Cello Competition for Young Cellists - 1st prize
2006 International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition (Croatia) - 1st prize
Video
Final 2017: Sihao He
Semi-final 2017: Sihao He - recital
Semi-final 2017: Sihao He - concerto
Audio
Programme
Final (29/05/2017)
Toshio Hosokawa Sublimation
Robert Schumann Concerto in A minor op. 129
Sihao He, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève
Semi-final

Récital (18/05/2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (Suite n. 5 in C minor BWV 1011)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande (Suite n. 5 in C minor BWV 1011)
Johann Sebastian Bach Gigue (Suite n. 5 in C minor BWV 1011)
Annelies Van Parys Chacun(e) sa chaconne
Max Bruch Kol Nidrei op. 47
Igor Stravinsky Suite italienne
Sihao He, cello
Victor Santiago Asuncion, pianist accompanist

Concerto (15/05/2017)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1
Sihao He, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (08/05/2017)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C minor G. 2
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Antonín Dvořák Rondo in G minor op. 94
Sihao He, cello
Emilie Wallyn, cellist accompanist
Victor Santiago Asuncion, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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