Grace Sohn


British Columbia

Canadian cellist Grace Sohn is an aspiring musician of her generation. She began her musical journey at the age of six and her studies are supported by the BC Council of Arts and the Sylva Gelber Foundation.

She was the first prize winner of the Vienna Classical Strings Competition, International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Berlin, International Busan Maru Competition in South Korea, the second and special prize at the Shean Strings Competition. She was also a prize winner at the OSM Competition in Canada, the Johannes Brahms Competition and at the International Markneukirchen Competition.

Grace has performed as a soloist with Philharmonia Northwest, Busan Philharmonic, Zagreb Virtuoso, Clara-Schumann Philharmonie, Mozart Collegium Orchestra and with the VAM Symphony Orchestra.

She has participated in masterclasses with renowned artists, including Frans Helmerson, David Geringas, Jens Peter Maintz, Rafael Wallfish and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.

She is now based in Berlin, where she studies at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, with Prof. Troels Svane.

Semi-final Round

Italian Suite

I. Introduzione

II. Serenata

III. Aria

IV. Tarantella

V. Minuetto e Finale


CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Cello Sonata, L. 135

I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

II. Sérénade: Modérément animé

III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux

J.S. Bach Special Round

Cello Suite no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

I. Prélude

II. Allemande

III. Courante

IV. Sarabande

MAX REGER (1873-1916)
Suite in D minor no. 2, op. 131c

II. Gavotte. Allegretto

IV. Gigue. Vivace