Results cciMB 2018: second prize to both Omar Nicho and Jin-Hee Kim (Euro 5000.- each), third Prize to Fabian Cardozo (Euro 3000.-), first Prize not awarded. The Savarez Special Prize (Euro 1000.-) went to Omar Nicho for best performance of the cciMB 2016 commissioned composition Imbricatta by Sérgio Assad. All finalist also received a Savarez gift box.
Photo from left to right: Omar Nicho (Peru), Nadia Guth Biasini (President, Association cciMB), Jin-Hee Kim (South Korea) and Fabian Cardozo (Argentina)
Photo by Elias Abraham Foscolo

Last Sunday, the cciMB 2018 semifinal round, which saw the performances of 13 extremely well-prepared young guitarists, came to an end. After a long discussion, the international Jury selected the following finalists: Fabian Cardozo (31) from Argentina and Jin-Hee Kim (32) from South Korea, both living in Switzerland, and Omar Nicho (25) from Chile. On Wednesday 2 May (19:00) at the CRR de Paris, each will play a concerto (Concierto del Sur by Manuel M. Ponce or Concert no. 1 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco) accompanied by the Orchestre des Jeunes du CRR de Paris conducted by Xavier Delette, director of the CRR. In addition, they will perform Imbricatta, the cciMB 2016 commissioned composition by Sergio Assad, who will join the Jury for the occasion as well as the French cellist François Salque.



Entrance to many of the cciMB 2018 events is free.

Semifinal round  - CRR de Paris  - 28 and 29 April from 10.00 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:30 

Final round concert - CRR de Paris  - 2 May 2018 at 19:00

Masterclasses - Goethe-Institute Paris  - 30 April 10:30 - 12:45 (Prof. Michael Hampel) and 13:30 - 15:45 (Prof. Stephan Schmidt)

Luthier exhibition - CRR de Paris - 28 and 29 April (continuous)

cciMB 2018 Social outreach concert - Espace Culturel Louvel-Tessier - 3 May,  19:30


For the cciMB 2018 Festival concerts on 27, 28 and 29 April at the CRR de Paris, please check out our concert ticket page.


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