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Cellist Taeguk Mun wins $25,000 János Starker Foundation Award

Cellist Taeguk Mun wins $25,000 János Starker Foundation Award

Reprinted from The Strad 12/14/2016

South Korean cellist Taeguk Mun has won the János Starker Foundation Award, worth $25,000.

Granted to cellists under the age of 30 ‘who have already begun a significant career in music’, the prize was created in memory of legendary Hungarian-American cellist and pedagogue János Starker, who died in April 2013 at the age of 88. Candidates submit an unedited video recording of six works, representing Pre-Classical, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century and Contemporary eras of Western music.

A former Juilliard School student, Mun is currently a pupil of Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He won the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition in 2014, and the Andre Navarra International Cello Competition in 2011.

By | 2017-06-15T16:22:21+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Categories: News, CelloBlog, Janos Starker, Competition|Tags: , , , , , , |

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