During the past few years it has been proven that Popper International Cello Competition plays an important role among the international competitions. It is really necessary to emphasize that, because only very few countries have an international youth cello competition in Europe.

This was the seventh occasion that we provided a possibility for young cellists between the age of 9 and 23 to show their talent and cello playing in five categories in an international competition. 104 cellists from 22 countries have applied for this competition; finally 88 competitors have taken part. We were very pleased to have 18 applicants from Hungary, the highest number of competitors from a country. There were 12 competitors from Germany, 11 from Austria, 9 from Spain, 7 from South Korea and 6 from Poland, but young cellists have come from outside Europe, that is from the U.S.A., China and Chile. 16 competitors have already participated in one of our previous competitions.

By now we have established a tradition and during our competition Várpalota has become the capitol of young cellists for five days.

Hoping that the tradition will go on. 
See you again at the next David Popper International Cello Competition.


Results of David Popper VII. International Cello Competition in Várpalota, Hungary

GRAND PRIX: 
- Minje Song - South Korea (29.07.1995)

I.category:

  • 1.prize: JaeMin Han - South Korea (19.06.2006)
  • 1.prize: Jiwoo Kwon - South Korea (05.01.2008)
  • 2.prize: - 
  • 3.prize: Jeong Jin Seok - Hungary (04.04.2006)

II.category:

  • 1.prize: Wu You - China (15.04.2005)
  • 2.prize: Ye-Won Cho - South Korea (21.07.2003)
  • 2.prize: Luis Aracama - Spain (17.05.2005)
  • 3.prize: Ethan Murphy - USA (10.02.2005)
  • 3.prize: Su Bin Kim - South Korea (26.08.2004)

III.category:

  • 1.prize: Chanheung Min - South Korea (28.09.2000)
  • 1.prize: Károly Barna Zsolt - Hungary (05.03.2000)
  • 2.prize: Eva Esteban Arderíus - Spain (19.10.2001)
  • 3.prize: Dmitriy Volodin - Russia (28.05.2001)

IV.category:

  • 1.prize: Tomasz Máté Milán - Hungary (15.02.1997)
  • 1.prize: Temesvári Bence - Hungary (19.02.1999)
  • 2.prize: Jin Ju Lee - South Korea (26.05.1999)
  • 3.prize: Lia Vielhaber - Austria (18.05.1999)
  • 3.prize: Hartmann Domonkos - Hungary (18.03.1999)
  • 3.prize: Raphael Zinner - Germany (22.03.1998)

V.category:

  • 1.prize: Minje Song - South Korea (29.07.1995)
  • 2.prize: Bánkövi Bence Balázs - Hungary (09.08.1996)
  • 2.prize: Dora Hájková - Czech Republic (24.01.1996)
  • 2.prize: Gabriel Esteban - Austria (09.10.1996)
  • 3.prize: -

Invitations for a concert with orchestra in 2018/2019 season:

  • Minje Song - South Korea (29.07.1995) 

           Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra, Székesfehérvár

  • Temesvári Bence - Hungary (19.02.1999)

           Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, Veszprém

  • Tomasz Máté Milán - Hungary (15.02.1997)

           Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Szombathely