Mon-Puo

Mon-Puo was born in Madrid (Spain) in December of 1993 into an artistic Taiwanese family and soon started to play the cello. He became a student at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with Professor Natalia Shakhovskaya and Ivan Monighetti.

As an international competition prizewinning cellist he won First Prize at the VII International Competition Karl Davydov, top prize in the Brahms Competition, first prize in the International Pedro Bote Competition, first prize and the special OSPA prize in the international cello competition of Llanes (Asturias). He was awarded the second prize at the Isang Yun International Cello Competition in Tongyeong (South Korea) in 2015. In April of 2016 he was awarded first prize in the International Chamber music Bacewicz competition as a cello piano duo together with pianist Han Wen Yu. Later that year he won the Berlin Philharmonic Debut Competition, as well as the third prize at the George Enescu Festival Competition in Bucharest (Romania). In 2017, he won the 29th Chi-Mei Foundation Art Award in Taiwan.

As a soloist, Mon-Puo has collaborated with several orchestras such as the Berliner Symphoniker, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Asturias, Symphonic Orchestra of Extremadura, Chamber orchestra of Andrés Segovia, Tonyeong festival Orchestra, Orquesta Clásica a santa Cecilia, Liepaja Amber sound Symphony Orchestra, RCSMM symphony Orchestra, Tres Cantos Symphony Orchestra.

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He has appeared in major concert venues, such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Athenäum in Bucharest, Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, Gasteig München, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, and Tong Yeong Concert Hall. During next season, he can be heard in the Berlin Philharmonie, Taiwan, Macau, Warsaw, Lódz, Paris, London, Chicago and many more places.

Mon-Puo is now studying with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz at Universität der Künste Berlin. He plays a cello loaned by the Beares foundation in London.