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20-year-old cellist Edgar Moreau Plays Works for Cello and Piano

Erato is delighted to announce that the young Paris-born cellist Edgar Moreau, who released his debut album Play in March this year, has won First Prize at the 2014 Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York.

The 20-year-old virtuoso swept the competition with six additional special awards: The Candlelight Concert Society Prize, The Embassy Series Prize, The Friends of Music Concerts Prize, The Harriman-Jewell Series Prize, The Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize and prize for a concerto appearance at the MusicFest Perugia Festival.

Founded in 1961, Young Concert Artists is dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional young musicians from all over the world. Former prize-winners include Murray Perahia, Pinchas Zukerman, Emanuel Ax, the Tokyo String Quartet, Jeremy Denk and Dawn Upshaw.