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Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 (Final)
Artist André Gunko
Final piece Cello Concerto op. 85, 2 mov Lento. Allegro molto by Edward Elgar
Semi final pieces
  • Suite for solo cello - Intermezzo e danza finale by Gaspar Cassadó
  • Pezzo Capriccioso by Piotr Tchaikovsky
Country Portugal
Broadcaster RTP | national website

Results

# Contest Participant Instrument Pieces Place
09 Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 (Final)
Saturday, May 31, 2014
André Gunko Cello Cello Concerto op. 85, 2 mov Lento. Allegro molto by Edward Elgar -

About André Gunko

André Gunko was born in Horta, Portugal, in 1997, and received his first cello lessons aged just six years old. His teacher was Orest Grytsyuk, at the Regional Conservatory of Angra do Heroismo (nowadays known as the Escola de Tomás Borba).

André has a catalogue of first prizes at various international competitions. In 2007 he won the International Competition for Young Musicians at the International Forum of Music in Madeira, the “Santa Cecilia” Competition, Category "D" in Porto, and the “Marilia Rocha” competition, in Vila do Conde. This was followed by first prizes in the Competition for String Instruments Alto Minho, Category "B", in Viana do Castelo, in 2008, and in 2011 he took victory at the “Santa Cecilia”, Category "C" competition held in in Porto.

In August of 2013, André won first prize at the Portuguese national competition “Prémio Jovens Músicos” - one of the biggest competitions for young talent in the whole country!

During his career so far, André has attended several master classes with, among others: Vladimir Panteleev, Nathaniel Rosen, Levon Mouradian, Herwig Tachezi, Ulf Tischbirek, Leonid Gorokhov and Hatto Beyerle. He was also chosen as one of five cellists for the Gstaad String Academy at the class of Professor Ivan Monighetti – receiving a full scholarship.

Earlier this year André took part in a master class with Professor Valter Despalj at the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein, where he has also played concerts. He has also played concerts in the Azorean Islands, mainland Portugal, and in Germany and Switzerland.