Booking for Cello 2022 has opened

Five years after the huge success of the very first Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition, we will hold a new session for cellists. The second cello competition will take place from 9 May to 4 June 2022. As usual, booking takes place at Flagey and Bozar ; online, by phone or in the ticket shops.

At Flagey :

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  • first round from 9 to 14 May, with piano and cello accompaniment
  • semi-final from 16 to 21 May, with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
  • laureates' recitals on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June (with unranked laureates)

At the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts :

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  • final from 30 May to 4 June, with Brussels Philharmonic dir. Stéphane Denève
  • laureates' concert on Tuesday 14 June (with laureates 4, 5 and 6), with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, dir. Giordano Bellincampi
  • closing concert on Thursday 16 June (with laureates 1, 2 and 3), with the Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Eivind Aadland

We hope you are as excited as we are to be able to enjoy the performances of the most talented young musicians in the world again in a concert hall full of enthusiastic music lovers !

All competition sessions, concerts and any other activities organised as part of the 2022 Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition will be subject to the COVID-19 health measures that will apply in Flagey and Bozar in May and June 2022.

Relive the performances of Cello 2022
The Competition's CD's
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