Mon-Puo

At the age of 22, he made his Berlin debut at the Philharmonie playing Dvorak Concerto, where he has performed on several occasions since.

He also appears regularly in further world-renowned concert halls including the Konzerthaus of Berlin, the National Concert hall of Spain, the Wigmore Hall London, the Gasteig of Munich, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, the Zeneakademia of Budapest, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tongyeong Concert Hall in South Korea, to name a few.

Regarding his formation, Mon-Puo studied several years under Natalia Shakhovskaya and Ivan Monighetti in the Queen Sofia Superior Music School. After his studies in Madrid were complete, he continued pursuing Master Studies in the University of the Arts in Berlin under the renewed professor Jens Peter Maintz.

He has collaborated with several orchestras as soloist such as the Berliner Symphoniker, Deutscher Kammerorchester Berlin, Enescu Festival Orchestra, Jenaer Symphoniker, Nüremberg Symphoniker, Chamber orchestra of Andrés Segovia, Tonyeong festival Orchestra, Extremadura Symphony Orchestra, Harbin Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia, Liepaja Amber sound Symphony Orchestra, RCSMM symphony Orchestra, Tres Cantos Symphony Orchestra.

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Mon-Puo has won numerous awards. In 2010 he was honored with the title of “Extraordinary Musician” of his hometown, becoming an ambassador of the culture abroad. From 2012 to 2014, he won several prizes in International Competitions and achievements, including the Davydov Competition in Latvia (I), Brahms Competition in Austria (III) and Pedro Bote Competition in Spain (I). During this time he was as well awarded with the diploma for the most outstanding string chamber group of his school, receiving this prize from the hands of her Majesty the Queen Sofia of Spain. Also in the same year he received a scholarship from the Kronberg Academy during the Kronberg Academy Cello Masterclasses.

From 2015 on, he won the Llanes Cello Competition, the Isang Yun International Cello Competition (2nd prize) in Tongyeong (South Korea). In the same year he was awarded with the first prize in the International Chamber music Bacewicz competition as a cello/ piano duo. His success followed by the 3rd Prize in the Enescu Competition in Romania, the best interpretations of Bach in the 2018 Khachaturian Competition, the 29th Chimei award for the arts, and the 5th prize in the Schoenfeld Competition in Harbin (China).

Mon-Puo is invited regularly to play chamber music in Festivals and projects. Currently he is playing in the Kelemen Quartet, and his chamber music partners have included Guy Braunstein, Vilde Frang, Clara Jumi Kang, Andreas Ottensamer and Wen-Sinn Yang.

He currently performs on a cello made by Ruggieri (1696)