SCHOLARSHIP 2020

Emasterclass.eu by the Pro Cello Foundation for many years has been supporting artistically talented cellists of the young generation through annual scholarships. The scholarship program includes endowing sheet music, cello strings and other needed accessories. In addition, scholarship holders have the opportunity to participate in masterclasses sponsored by the Foundation, which helps in establishing contact with world-renowned teachers and outstanding artists from Poland and from abroad. Scholarship holders also receive numerous concert offers to perform at prestigious events, including the annual concert ‘Pro Cello Foundation Promotes’.

Yuki Wilson was born in New York City and is quadrilingual in French, Japanese, English and Spanish. He began his cello studies at age of three. At age of nine, in 2017, Yuki performed seven solo recitals in Japan. Yuki moved to Madrid in 2019 to study with Professor Michal Dmochowski at Katarina Gurska Superior Center and to experience the language, culture, and passion of life in Spain. He won third prize at The David Popper competition in 2019, first prize at The Wilkomirski competition 2020.Yuki attends Lycée Francis de Madrid. He enjoys playing soccer and skateboard in his free time.

Filip Krzeszowiec was born in 2004. He began learning the cello at age of 7 under guidance of prof. Paweł Głombik and continued with Adam Krzeszowiec. He improved his skills during masterclasses led by Kazimierz Michalik, Stanisław Firlej, Roberto Trainini, Alexander Gebert, Mats Lidstrom, Tomasz Lisiecki, Anna Banaś, Marcin Zdunik and Maciej Kułakowski. Presently he studies under Arkadiusz Dobrowolski in Karol Szymanowski Music School (second degree) in Katowice. In 2019 he played the recital in Conservatorio di Piacenza (Italy), on Emanacje Festival in Gorlice (Poland) and during Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna. He won many awards on polish and international music competitions – among others: Ist prize in International ‘Talents of Europe’ Music Competition in Dolny Kubin (2019), Ist prize in International Kazimierz Wilkomirski Cello Competition in Poznań (2020) and Ist prize on International Vychitil Cello Competition in Prague (2018). In 2021 he got a prestigious Młoda Polska scholarship.

Antoni Werner has started his cello lessons in 2014. Currently he attends first class of Fryderyk Chopin Music School (second degree) in Opole under guidance of Anna Furkałowska. He improved his skills with help of Katarzyna Polonek, Arkadiusz Dobrowolski, Magdalena Bojanowicz and Tomasz Lisiecki during music mastercourses in Opole, Szamotuły, Kołobrzeg and Poznań. In 2020, thanks to Bank Talentów Project, he had opportunity to work with Tomasz Strahl. In 2019 he won IInd prize in 5th edition of Cello and Double Bass Competition in Kowalewo Pomorskie and IInd award in 13th Young Cellists Competition in Wrocław. In 2020 he won Ist prize in International Kazimierz Wiłkomirski Cello Competition in Poznań.

Fryderyk Midor was born in 2008 and began learning the cello at age of 6 in Stanislaw Moniuszko Music School (first degree) in Katowice under Alicja Murzynowska and continues his education in class of Joanna Zub. He was participant of mastercourses led by Tomasz Lisiecki and Lidia Grzanka-Urbaniak. Since 2017 he has stayed under mentorship of prof. David Grigorian. He is a laureate of 33 cello competitions taken place in Poland, Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovakia, mostly getting awarded first prize and lot of special prizes. The most recent successes of Fryderyk to mention there are: Ist prize in International Gustav Mahler Cello Competition in Jihlawa (2021), Ist prize in International Kazimierz Wiłkomirski Cello Competition in Poznań (2020) and Ist prize in International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Zagreb (2020).