Call for Young Cellists

Contemporary Cello Week


Submission period

Fri Jun 21 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Jul 29 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Sat Aug 31 at 04PM UTC


Young cellists born after January 1st, 1994
On the occasion of the IV edition of the Contemporary Cello Week | EstOvest Festival, Associazione EstOvest Festival Torino launches a "Call for Young Cellists" addressed to musicians of any nationality aged up to 30 years old.

5 selected cellists are given the opportunity to partake for free in the masterclasses held by some amongst the most prestigious interpreters of today's music. Cellists Éric-Maria Couturier, Renaud Déjardin, Francesco Dillon, Claudio Pasceri will be indeed the faculty of the fourth edition of the Contemporary Cello Week | EstOvest Festival, which will take place in Turin (Italy), from the 24th until the 29th of October, 2024.


5 young cellists will be selected to partake in the masterclasses of the fourth edition of the Contemporary Cello Week | EstOvest Festival.
Attendance to the masterclasses does not require the students to pay any participating fee, but only to successfully pass the Call for Young Cellists. It will be responsibility of the students to cover their own expenses for travel, accommodation and meals in Turin, Italy.
The masterclasses will take place during the Contemporary Cello Week and will be held by the prestigious cellists hosted by the event in several sessions between the 24th and the 29th of October 2024. Arrival date in Turin: October 23rd, departure date: October 30th.
The selected cellists will have one individual lesson with each of the guest teachers. The selected cellists will also attend lectures held by the guest composers and musicologists of the festival.
Furthermore, the selected cellists will partake in a concert of the Contemporary Cello Week. The repertoire will be communicated to the participants in due time and agreed upon by the teachers-concert artists.


Éric-Maria Couturier, cellist, member of Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris and professor at CNSMD of Lyon
Renaud Déjardin, cellist, member of Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris
Francesco Dillon, cellist, member of Quartetto Prometeo
Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cellist, member of Trio Brontë and artist in residence Contemporary Cello Week | EstOvest Festival 2023
Claudio Pasceri, cellist and artistic director of EstOvest Festival

The competition is open to young cellists born after January 1st, 1994.

The application deadline is Monday, July 29th, 2024.

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