Yibai Chen
China, °2001
CELLO 2022 : Second Prize
Yibai Chen began taking cello lessons at the age of five from Meijuan Liu at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He then studied under Danjulo Ishizaka at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and is now engaged in further studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Basle. He has taken part in numerous masterclasses, taught by David Geringas, Jens Peter Maintz, Jian Wang, Martti Rousi, Liwei Qin, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Gabriel Schwabe, and Wen-Sinn Yang, and by the violinist Daniel Hope and the pianist Jacques Ammon. Yibai Chen has won third prize at the Lutosławski competition in Warsaw, second prize at the Enescu competition in Romania, and fifth prize at the Tchaikovsky competition (at the age of seventeen). He has performed with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Opera, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Cape Town Philharmonic, among others.


2017 - : Danjulo Ishizaka
2007 - 2016 : Meijuan Liu


2019 - : Bachelor, Highschool for Music FHNW Basel
2017 - 2019 : Bachelor, University of the Arts Berlin
2011 - 2016 : None, Middle school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of music


2021 : Yellow Lounge Shanghai, DG Yellow Lounge & Long Yu, New-classical Chamber Orchestra, Yukuang Jin
2021 : Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, MISA Festival & Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu
2021 : Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Pianist: Boyang Shi
2021 : Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (open air recital), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Pianist: Naoko Sonoda
2021 : Jiangsu Grand Theatre Concert Hall, Jiangsu Grand Theatre, Pianist: Boyang Shi
2021 : Festspiele Mechlenburg-Vorpommern (church recital), Festspiele Mechlenburg-Vorpommern, Pianist: Naoko Sonoda


2019 : 5th Prize, Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition
2018 : 3rd Prize, Lutoslawski International Cello Competition
2018 : 2nd Prize, Enescu International Cello Competition
Closing concert Cello 2022 - Yibai Chen
Final 2022 : Yibai Chen - Shostakovich
Semi-final 2022 : Yibai Chen - concerto
First round 2022 : Yibai Chen
Final (04/06/2022)
Jörg Widmann 5 Albumblätter
Dmitry Shostakovich Concerto n. 1 in E flat major op. 107
Yibai Chen, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève

Récital (18/05/2022)

György Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello
Daan Janssens Wie aus der Ferne
Fryderyk Chopin Sonata in G minor op. 65
Yibai Chen, cello
Naoko Sonoda, pianist accompanist

Concerto (21/05/2022)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1
Yibai Chen, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
First round (14/05/2022)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C minor G. 2
André Jolivet Nocturne
Yibai Chen, cello
Naoko Sonoda, pianist accompanist
Richard Lester, cellist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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