Harumo Sato came first and Michiaki Ueno second in the biennial Witold Lutoslawski Competition in Warsaw.
The founding purpose of the competition reads:
The intention of this competition is to give young Polish cellists, up to age 24, an opportunity to present themselves to prominent cellists and cello professors from Poland and abroad and to compare their art of performance with their colleague-musicians from all over the world.
So that’s going well, isn’t it?
Lynn Harrell with Lutoslawski (c) Betty Freeman/Lebrecht Music&Arts