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Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 (Semi-Final)
Artist Ella van Poucke
Final piece Cello Concerto No. 1 Allegretto (1st part) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Semi final pieces
  • Fantasiestucke Op. 73 for cello by Robert Schumann
Country The Netherlands
Broadcaster NTR


# Contest Participant Instrument Pieces Place
11 Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 (Semi-Final)
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Ella van Poucke Cello
  1. Fantasiestucke Op. 73 for cello by Robert Schumann

About Ella van Poucke

Dutch cellist Ella van Poucke was born in Amsterdam in 1994, and is one of the most promising cellists of her generation. She began playing the cello at the age of six studying at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and later the Conservatory of Amsterdam. At the age of 10 Ella van Poucke was selected to play in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and since then has been performing in all the major halls of the Netherlands and abroad. At the age of 11 she played for the 60th anniversary of the International Court of Justice in The Hague for a distinguished audience, which included the queen of the Netherlands and other international dignitaries.

Ella has performed in all major halls of the Netherlands and in Austria, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, France, and the U.S. In addition, she has been a guest at the Zenith Festival, Grachten Festival Amsterdam, de Haagse Muziekdriedaagse, Kamermuziek Festival Zeeland, Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht and is a regular member of the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society where she performs with artists such as Jean Claude vanden Eynden, Christiaan Bor, Simone Lamsma, Frederieke Saeijs and Godfried Hoogeveen.

Ella is the artistic director of the Chamber Music Festival Amsterdam, which she and her brother, pianist Nicolas van Poucke, founded in 2010. Several times a year Ella has lessons from cellist Colin Carr, and she also regularly works with cellist Godfried Hoogeveen.