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International Concerto Competition 2012

International Concerto Competition 2012 was open to all instruments, including strings, piano, voice and winds. Participants were required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition. 

Awards

The Competition Winners performed on

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1:00PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Special awards were granted based on the judges recommendations.

Judges

International panel of qualified judges evaluated audition materials. All judges were independent, and their students were not allowed to apply this season.

The concert pianist and teacher Ms. Irina Kaufman-Brookes (U.K./Russia) was invited as a Chairwoman of the Concerto Competition 2014. A graduate from the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music, classes of Prof. E. Lieberman and Prof. L. Naumov, Ms. Kaufman-Brookes won a number of the International Competitions and performed as a solo and chamber ensemble pianist with the Bolshoi Theater, Stanislavskiy and Nemirovich – Danchenko Opera Theatre, and many orchestras across the Europe and USA.

American Protégé
International Concerto Competition 2012
Winners:
Category 12 and under
1st Place
Bethanie Liu, recorder, 9 y.o., Hong Kong
Student of Chan Ho Yan
Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor, RV108, I Mvt
 
Michael Chen, piano, 11 y.o., San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1, III Mvt
 
Cynthia Soto, piano, 11 y.o., San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 3, I Mvt
 
Andrew Liu, flute, 11 y.o., Hong Kong
Student of Ivy Chuang
Danzi, Concerto No. 4 in D Major, Op. 43, I Mvt
Nicholas Abrahams, violin, 11 y.o., Pembroke Pines, FL
Student of Maree Sawhney
Haydn, Violin Concerto, No. 2 in G Major, I Mvt
 
Alexander Goldberg, violin, 11 y.o., Redwood City, CA
Student of Bettina Mussumeli
Bruch, Concerto in G Minor, Op. 26, I Mvt
 
Sophia Steger, violin, 12 y.o., Peekskill, NY
Student of Patinka Kopec
Kabalevsky, Concerto for Violin in C Major, Op. 48, I Mvt
 
Samantha Yoon, cello, 12 y.o., Los Angeles, CA
Student of Sylvia SeunHee Kang
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, I Mvt
 
Sarah Kim, violin, 12 y.o., Ellicott City, MD
Student of Dr. Christian Tremblay
Kabalevsky, Concerto in C Major, Op. 48, I and II Mvts
 
Julia Lee, cello, 12 y.o., Gainesville, FL
Student of Chungsun Kim
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, I Mvt
 
2nd Place
Meagan Cook, piano, 7 y.o., San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Ludmila Melzer
Haydn, Concerto in C, I – III Mvts
 
Michelle Stern, violin, 8 y.o., Douglaston, NY
Student of Anna Heifetz
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, I Mvt
 
Andra Rosca, piano, 10 y.o., Bucharest, Romania
Student of Adriana Balaj and Venera Babes
Mozart, Rondo in D Major for Piano and Orchestra, KV382
 
Bjon Li, piano, 11 y.o., Markham, ON, Canada
Student of Aster Lai
Mozart, Concerto No. 19 in F Major, I Mvt
 
Mabelle YoungEun Park, violin, 11 y.o, McLean, VA
Student of Olga Khroulevitch
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, I Mvt
 
Mariana Saenz, piano, 12 y.o., San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Luis Monge
Mozart, Concerto No. 15 in B Flat Major K450, I Mvt
 
3rd Place
Hui Ren Pang, violin, 5 y.o., Singapore
Student of Natalia Kurganova
Seitz, Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13, III Mvt
 
Sara Yamada, violin, 7 y.o., Villanova, PA
Student of Vladimir Dyo
Haydn, Violin Concerto in G Major, H. VIIa: 4, I Mvt
 
Lynn Gong, piano, 10 y.o., Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Mozart, Concert-Rondo K382
 
Category 13 – 17
1st Place
Breuce Vourch, violin, 15 y.o., New York, NY
Student of Lewis Kaplan
Mendelssohn, Viloin Concerto in E Minor, I Mvt
 
Hillary Lin Santoso, piano, 15 y.o., San Marino, CA
Student of Bernadene Blaha
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73, I Mvt
 
Scott Greene, clarinet, 15 y.o., Highland Park, IL
Student of Walter Grabner and Jack Marquardt
Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 2, I Mvt
 
Ines Guanchez Mercado, piano, 15 y.o., San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski and Ludmila Melzer
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2, I Mvt
 
Sophia Sun, violin, 16 y.o., New York, NY
Student of Elizabeth Chang and Martin Canin
Walton, Viola Concerto
 
Daniel Eras Saborio, piano, 16 y.o., San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18, III Mvt
 
Charles Seo, cello, 16 y.o., Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Brinton A. Smith
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, IV Mvt
 
Chas Barnard, cello, 17 y.o., Ashland, OR
Student of Thomas Stauffer
Saint-Saens, Concerto in A Minor
 
2nd Place
Angela Kim, violin, 15 y.o., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Student of Dr.  Ann Setzer
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, I – III Mvts
 
Jessica Wu, violin, 16 y.o., Chestnut Hill, MA
Student of Fudeko Takahashi
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47
 
Danli Liang, piano, 16 y.o., San Diego, CA
Student of Tao Chang
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 2, I Mvt
 
3rd Place
Rosalie Doerksen, piano, 16 y.o., Oxford, MS
Student of Dr. Ian Hominick
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16, I Mvt
 
Honorable Mention
Pamela Beine, piano, 13 y.o., San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Mendelssohn, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, I Mvt
 
Anastasia Shalyapina, violin, 14 y.o., Yekaterinburg, Russia
Student of Olga Horcheva
Shpor, Concerto in G Major, No. 11, I Mvt
 
Mirhee Kim, violin, 15 y.o., Poughkeepsie, NY
Student of Betty-Jean Hagen
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, I Mvt
 
Erica Chemtob, violin, 15 y.o., Winter Park, FL
Student of Dr. Alvaro Gomez
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21, IV Mvt
 
Alexandra Zhang, violin, 16 y.o., Bernyn, PA
Student of Vladimir Dyo and Edward Schmieder
Mendelssohn, Concerto in E Minor
 
Category 18 and older
1st Place
Giuseppe Gil Cano, piano, 19 y.o., Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Liszt, Totentanz
 
Shotaro Matsumoto, piano, 19 y.o., Montebello, CA
Student of Dr. Joel Clifft and Nobuyo Nishizaka
Beethoven, Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15, I Mvt
 
Michael Stewart, piano, 22 y.o., Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Susan Duehlmeier
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23, I Mvt
 
Eun Young Seo, piano, 26 y.o., Bloomington, IN
Student of Andre Watts
Liszt, Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major
 
Heesun Yun, piano, 28 y.o., Denton, TX
Student of Adam Wodnicki
Beethoven, Concerto No. 3 in C Minor Op. 37
Magdalina Melkonyan, piano, 31 y.o., Gaithersburg, MD
Liszt, Concerto No. 2
 
Yihong Wen, piano, 33 y.o., Beijing, China
Student of Chunshan Piao and Dr. Shigu Zhang
Mozart, Concerto in A Major KV414, I Mvt
 
Vahagn Hovhannisyan, voice, 38 y.o., Gyumri, Armenia
Student of Gohar Gasparian
Puccini, Aria “Crucifixus” from “Gloria”
 
2nd Place
Coral Solomon, piano 18 y.o., Cleveland, OH
Student of Antonio Pompa-Baldi
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, I Mvt
 
Ji Eun Park, piano, 20 y.o., Talahassee, FL
Student of Dr. Read Gainsford
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G, I Mvt
Estuardo Hernandez, piano, 20 y.o., Guatemala
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Chopin, Concerto No. 1, I Mvt
 
William Hernandez, voice, 22 y.o., Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Ernesto Rodriguez
Mozart, Hai gia vinta la causa
 
Chih-Jung Hsu, violin, 30 y.o., San Jose, CA
Student of Victor Danchenko and Piotr Milewski
Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, Op. 37, I – III Mvts
 
Soo Jung Lee, piano, 30 y.o., Columbus, OH
Student of Prof. Steven Glaser
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, I – III Mvts
 
Clinton Velman, piano, 33 y.o., Chicago, IL
Student of Monique Duphil
Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1
 
3rd Place
Mauricio Fernández Picado, piano, 24 y.o., San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Chopin, Concerto in E Minor Op. 11, I Mvt
 
Seohyun Hong, cello, 24 y.o., New York, NY
Student of Fred Sherry
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1, IV Mvt
 
I-Hang Lin, piano, 30 y.o., Weymouth, MA
Student of Gila Goldstein
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor Op. 23, I – III Mvts
Honorable Mention
David Bhasin, violin, 29 y.o., Port Jefferson, NY
Student of Soovin Kim
Sibelius, violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47, I Mvt
 
Concerto Competition Finalists
Deanna Neff, piano, 9 y.o., Framingham, MA
Daniel Cho, piano, 10 y.o., Rochester, NY
Mikhail Peisel, cello, 11 y.o., Yekaterinburg, Russia
Daniel Rim, violin, 12 y.o., Yorktown Heights, NY
Nathan Rim, violin, 12 y.o., Yorktown Heights, NY
Zijing Gao, piano, 15 y.o. Chapel Hill, NC
Rachel Rodgers, flute, 16 y.o., South Salem, NY
David Wang, piano, 16 y.o., Moreland Hills, OH
Aileen Li, piano, 20 y.o., Flushing, NY
John Wilson, piano, 24 y.o., Baltimore, MD
Yan Shen, piano, 33 y.o.
Takeaki Miyamae, flute, 45 y.o., Pittsburgh, PA

Congratulations to All Winners!

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