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Queen Elisabeth Competition

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2022

The Queen Elisabeth Competition 2022 will be dedicated to the cello for the second time. From 9 May to 4 June 2022 the best young cellists from the four corners of the world will compete in Brussels. Interested candidates can now read the rules of the 2022 Cello Competition. The applications will open in November 2021 and tickets will be available as from January or February 2022.

The Queen Elisabeth Competition 2022 is open to cellists of all nationalities, who are aged at least 18 and have not yet reached the age of 31 on 31 December 2021 (i.e. they must be born after 31 December 1990 and before 1 January 2004).

The application forms, including all requested documents and videos, must be submitted and have been formally approved by 12 noon (GMT) on 8 December 2021 at the latest.

One of the most demanding and also one of the most widely publicised international competitions, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, ever since its creation in 1937, has established itself as a springboard for young violinists, pianists, singers, and cellists on the threshold of an international career. The Competition aims, above all, to serve as an intermediary between those young virtuosos and the world’s great musical venues.

Steadfastly committed to the project initiated by Eugène Ysaÿe and Queen Elisabeth, the Queen Elisabeth Competition seeks to discover complete artists; it owes its reputation to a prestigious jury, strict rules, and unparalleled media coverage, as well as to the friendly and enthusiastic hospitality offered by an entire country and its Royal Family. For the finalists, one of the highlights of the Competition is their stay at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, which offers them an opportunity to spend a whole week studying, without any external assistance, a new work to be performed with an orchestra.

  • Application Deadline Date: December 8, 2021


May 9, 2022 - June 4, 2022


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+32 2 213 40 50
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  • Application Deadline Date: December 8, 2021
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