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Yibai  Chen

Yibai Chen

Yibai  Chen

Born in 2001, he started learning cello at the age of five with Meijuan Liu, before attending the music middle school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory. In 2012, he was invited to perform on an exchange programme at the University of Cambridge. In 2013 and 2015, he qualified for the Morningside Music Bridge, an international music programme run by Mount Royal University in Canada, and attended its summer school. In 2016, he took part in the Cello Akademie Rutesheim, where he attended lessons given by Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and played Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim in the final concert. He has also attended masterclasses given by Jens Peter Maintz and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, among others. He is now studying with Danjulo Ishizaka at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In February 2018, he won third prize in the 11th LutosÅ‚awski International Cello Competition in Warsaw.


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