How does the final proceed ?

The final will take place at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts, from Monday 30 May to Saturday 4 June at 8pm. Every evening two of the twelve finalists will perform with the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Stéphane Denève.

Final programme
The finalists will perform a concerto of their own choice and an unpublished work specially written for this year’s competition by Jörg Widmann. On Saturday 4 June, the laureates will be ranked at the end of the evening. Below you can download the schedule, which is also indicated in the calendar of the final.

A week at the Music Chapel
Following their order of appearance, the finalists will enter the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel two at a time, to study the unpublished compulsory final work and to prepare for the final.

Watch the final live
Thanks to the VRT, the RTBF and our partner Proximus, you can watch the final and the proclamation live on our website. You can replay all the performances, and those of the semi-final and the first round, on the Cello 2022 multimedia page.

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