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Cello Competition

 Rules & Regulations

Presented by Glasser NY & Larsen Strings in conjunction with Luther Strings


  • Competition is open to amateur and students cellists of all ages.  Cellists who are making a living by performing or teaching and who are not currently attending school or college are ineligible to participate. 

  • All competitors must be able to attend and perform live at the Summit on February 25th in Denver

  • Competition will consist of two (2) rounds.  The first round will be by video submission sent to  Three finalists will advance to the second round and will perform live at the Summit on February 25th at the King Center, Metro State University in Denver.   

  • First round submissions must be received by midnight (MST) on February 18th, 2023

  • All finalists must register and attend the day-long Cello Summit on February 25



There will be three prize categories.  They include:

  • Best Overall Performance - Complete set of "Il Cannone" Larsen Strings

  • Best Bach Suite Movement Performance - Free Bow Rehair by Evan Orman at Denver Violins

  • Audience Choice Award - Gift card to Luther Strings violin shop

Repertoire ​​

  • Adnan Saygun's "Partita" 

  • Movement of competitor's choice of J.S. Bach Cello Suites 1-6.  Please choose a movement that doesn't exceed 5 minutes in length.    



  • All applicants will be eligible for half-price tuition to the Colorado Cello Summit.

  • All finalists get free entrance to Colorado Cello Summit and free Colorado Cello Summit T-Shirts.

  • All finalists will also perform in the masterclass for Alice Yoo. (See Masterclass for bio)

  • An opportunity to perform for your super supportive peers in a beautiful hall.

Register Below.  Adnan Saygun's "Partita" will be sent to applicants upon receipt of completed application form.  

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