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Cello Division

Please note: Age eligibility for all divisions is determined by the contestant’s age as of September 28, the birthday of Confucius.

Age categories, performance times, and scholarship amounts:

Category Age Performance Time First prize Second Prize Third Prize
Youth Ages 8 and under 6 min $100 $75 $50
Junior 1 Ages 9 – 11 8 min $150 $100 $75
Junior 2 Ages 12 – 14 8 min $150 $100 $75
Senior Ages 15 – 18 10 min $200 $150 $100

Repertoire requirements: 1 piece from the pre-selected Chinese repertoire below, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice. You can click on each title below for a preview of each piece. Please remember, copyright law makes it mandatory for you to own original copies of your music, which can either be purchased through CFAS or through an online music store. Suggestions and direct links are below, however, you are free to purchase your books from any dealer.

Download a pdf of all cello repertoire selections

Youth Repertoire Selections

From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Tunes for Cello Vol. 1
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Junior 1 Repertoire Selections

From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Tunes for Cello Vol. 1
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From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Tunes for Cello Vol. 2
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Junior 2 Repertoire Selections

From Melodies of China
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Senior Repertoire Selections

From Melodies of China
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Lei Liang Feng (unaccompanied)

Chen Yi Romance of Hsiao and Ch’In

Bright Sheng Seven Tunes Heard in China (unaccompanied)
Choose two movements:

  • I. Seasons
  • II. Guessing Song
  • V. Diu Diu Dong
  • VII. Tibetan Dance