From Monday 6 February 2017 to Friday 17 February 2017
The purpose of the preselection round is to decide the number of candidates taking part in the public rounds of the Competition. Candidates applying for this competition submitted videos with their applications. These videos were viewed, behind closed doors, by the preselection jury. No limit was imposed on the number of cellists to be admitted to the public rounds at Flagey; of the 202 candidates whose videos were screened, 70 were admitted to the first round.