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International Concerto Competition 2013 

International Concerto Competition 2013 was open to all instruments, including strings, piano, voice and winds.

Participants were required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition.

Awards

Winners performed on:

Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Saturday, November 30, 2013 (Thanksgiving Weekend) at 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

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 2013. 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 2013 Results:


$1,000 Grand Cash Prize Winners (split)

Esther Liao, 16, from Houston, TX, began her piano studies at age four and won her first competition at age six. She was also the youngest participant and prize winner ever to the Houston Symphony League youth concerto competition at age of nine. Esther’s orchestral debut at age 9 with the Houston Symphony were followed by invitations to perform multiple times as the soloist with the Houston Symphony, and her Gold Medal awarded concert in 2010. In June 2012, after she captured the Gold Medal of the 10th Annual Lynn Harrell south regional concerto competition, Esther was invited as soloist to perform with the Dallas Symphony. Esther has appeared as a Houston Young Artist to perform at the Houston Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Stude Concert Hall at Rice University, and the International Festival of the Round Top Institute, TX. She was also invited by Chinese Education Center to present solo recitals at the Gulangyu Music Hall, Steinway Hall (NY) and Fort Bend Music Center in Houston. In 2012, Esther was featured on the National Public Radio program From the Top.

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Sohyang Yoo, 24, from New Haven, CT, began to study cello at the age of 8. In 1997, she won the Suk-myung University competition. In 2000, she won the Eumak Chunchu competition and had winner recital at Ho-am Art Hall. Same year, She won Dahan Children music competition. In 2001, Ms. Yoo entered Yewon Arts Middle School and studied with Ji-sook Shin. In 2003, she won Ehwa and Kyunghyang competition and had winner recital at Kumho Art Hall. In 2004, Ms. Yoo entered Seoul Arts High School. In 2006, she got prizes at Baroque competition, Sekye illbo competition, The Music competition, Sung-shin University competition, and Han-kook illbo competition. In 2007, she entered Seoul National University and studied with Chung-shim Baeck. In 2010, Ms. Yoo won The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra competition and got second prize at Korean Herald Newspaper competition. She had a recital in Seoul national University. In 2012, Ms. Yoo entered Yale School of Music where she studies Master of Music with Aldo Parisot

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 $320 Scholarship Award Winner

Brielle Perez, 11, from Oradell, NJ, attends The Palisades School of Music in Fort Lee, NJ, and is a student of Michael Thomopoulos. Brielle’s past awards include a number of first and grand prizes at many competitions, such as Prima Artists Competition, Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, The Greater Princeton Steinway Society Scholarship Competition, National League of Performing Arts Young Musicians Showcase, to list just a few.

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Category 12 and under


First Place Winners
Dylan Wang, piano 9 Brookline, MA
Student of Anna Nikolaevsky    
Bach, Concerto No. 4, BWV 1055, I – III movements    
Michelle Stern, violin 9 Douglaston, NY
Student of Anna Heifetz    
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, V Mvt. Rondo-Allegro    
John Zhao, piano 10 Midvale, UT
Student of Dr Ning Lu and Dr Jie Lu    
Mozart, K459 No. 19, I Mvt.    
Wiley Skaret, piano 10 Oakton, VA
Student of Dr. Marjorie Lee    
Kabalevsky, Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 50, III Mvt.    
Brielle Perez, piano 11 Oradell, NJ
Student of Michael Thomopoulos    
Saint Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 22, I Mvt.    
David Kwak, violin 11 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar    
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole    
Haeun Moon, violin 11 Woodway, TX
Student of Dr. Julia Hardie    
Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C Major Op.48, II and II Mvt.    
Hayoung Moon, cello 11 Woodway, TX
Student of Gary Hardie    
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C Major, II and III Mvt.    
Masha Lakisova, violin 11 Vernon Hills, IL
Student of Drew Lecher    
Mendelssohn, Concerto Op. 64 in E Minor, I Mvt.    
Takumi Taguchi, violin 11 Bellevue, WA
Student of Mihoko Hirata and Simon James    
Mendelssohn, Concerto Op. 64 in E Minor, I Mvt.    
Joseph Wong, violin 12 Cupertino, CA
Student of Mrs. Jenny Rudin    
Saint-Saens, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28    
Juhee Kim, violin 12 Harrington Park, NJ
Student of Sunyoung Lee    
Mozart, Violin Conceto No. 4, I Mvt.    
Julia Angelov, violin 12 Washington, DC
Student of Olga Khroulevitch    
Mendelssohn, Concerto Op. 64 in E Minor, I Mvt.    
Matthew Hakkarainen, violin 12 Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Student of Huifang Chen and Maree Sawhney    
Kreisler, Praeludium and Allegro    
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G minor    
Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C Major    
Rachelle Huh, violin 12 Demarest, NJ
Student of Ms. Sooji Oh    
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, I Mvt.


Second Place Winners
François Gizycki, cello 10 Shanghai, China
Student of Xue Wen Gao    
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor    
Joshua Lin, violin 11 Morganville, NJ
Student of Jung Won Yoon    
Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216    
Alyssa Kim, violin 12 River Edge, NJ
Student of Yu Jeong Lee    
Bruch, Concerto in G Minor, I Mvt.    
Eugene Choo, violin 12 Haymarket, VA
Student of Mr. Ricardo Cyncynates    
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K.211    
Eugene Choo, piano 12 Haymarket, VA
Student of Dr. Artur Aksenov    
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I Mvt.


Third Place Winners
Mak Mihevc, piano 9 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Student of Lidija Malahotky Haas    
Mozart, Concerto No. 12, in A Major, K414, I Mvt.    
Sylvan Zhang, violin 9 Stillwater, OK
Student of Dr. Laura Talbott    
Mendelssohn, Concerto Op. 64 in E Minor, I – III Mvt.    
Yuri Taguchi, piano 10 Mamaroneck, NY
Student of Dr. Irena Portenko    
Mozart, Piano Concerto K.V.466 in D Minor, I Mvt.    
Kevin Xu, piano 11 Shoreham, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta    
Kabalevsky, Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 50, III Mvt.    
Neerav Kumar, clarinet 12 White Plains, NY
Student of Larry Guy    
Stamitz, Concerto No. 3 in B Flat Major, II and III Mvt.


Honorable Mention Winners
Andrew Lin, piano 8 Overland Park, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh    
Haydn, Concerto in C, I Mvt.    
Augustin Wright, piano 10 West Vancouver, Canada
Student of Rebecca Kelly    
Kabalevski, Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 50    
Hyun Gyu Seo, violin 12 Fresh Meadows, NY
Student of Jungwon    
Mozart, Concerto No. 4 In D major, K.218    
Rachel Cheng, piano 12 Monroe, NJ
Student of Robin Freund – Epstein and Hong Wang    
Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 3 in D Major Op. 50


Category 13 – 17


First Place Winners
Mary Anne Lee, piano 13 San Marcos, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin    
Kabalevsky, Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 50, I Mvt.    
Joshua Henderson, violin 14 Raleigh, NC
Student of Mr. Lynn Chang    
Saint Saens, Concerto in B minor Op. 61 No. 3, I Mvt.    
Michael Xiao, piano 14 Pleasant Grove, UT
Student of Irene Peery-Fox    
Liszt, Totentanz    
Sherry Tang, piano 14 Monterey Park, CA
Student of Michelle Jo Santoso    
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I Mvt.    
Szuyu Su, piano 14 Tainan City, Taiwan
Student of Chaoyin Chen    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 58, I Mvt.    
Alison Jin, piano 15 Pepper Pike, OH
Student of Ella Karasik    
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, I Mvt.    
Flora Li, violin 15 San Diego, CA
Student of Fei Fei Soong    
Tschaikovsky, Violin Concerto, III Mvt.    
Mimi Meng, piano 15 Vancouver, Canada
Student of Fafan Xiao    
Yin, Yellow River Piano Concerto, IV Mvt.    
Qingxi Meng, piano 15 New York, NY
Student of Victoria Mushkatkol    
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 5 Op.43    
Ben Su, piano 16 Langley, Canada
Student of Bernard Duerksen and Leslie Janos    
Mozart, Piano concerto No. 12 in A Major, K414    
Cathy Zhang, piano 16 Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Ning Lu and Jie Lu    
Mozart, Concerto in D Minor    
Christopher Gao, cello 16 Long Grove, IL
Student of Hans Jensen    
Elgar, Concerto in E-minor, IV Mvt.    
Esther Liao, piano 16 Houston, TX
Student of Mr. Scott Holshouser    
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.    
James Chen, piano 16 Demarest, NJ
Student of Sheryl Canellakis    
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, I. Mvt.    
Lisa Dong, cello 16 Ladera Ranch, CA
Student of Sarah Koo    
Bloch, Schelomo (cut version)    
Travis Chen, cello 16 Palo alto, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante, I Mvt.    
Vinson Luo, piano 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Bella Tseng    
Beethoven, Concerto No. 2, III Mvt.    
Yun Ta Tsai, cello 16 Walnut, CA
Student of Vahe Hayrikyan    
Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major Op. 101, I Mvt.    
Daniel Karasik, piano 17 Beachwood, OH
Student of Ella Karasik    
Gershwin, “I Got Rhythm” Variations for Piano and Orchestra    
Hoseon Sue Choi, violin 17 Devon, PA
Student of Guillaume Combet    
Bruch, Violin Concerto, I Mvt.    
Karen Asatryan, clarinet 17 Lubertsi, Russia
Student of prof. Rafael Bagdasaryan    
Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 2 Op. 74, I – III Mvts.    
Stephen Xi, violin 17 Plano, TX
Student of Ronald Neal    
Tchaikovsky, Concerto in D Major Op. 35, I Mvt.    
Tong Wang, piano 17 Edmonton, Canada
Student of Bruce Brubaker and Boris Konovalov    
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor


Second Place Winners
Sean Lim, violin 13 McLean, VA
Student of Olga Khroulevitch    
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 22, II Mvt.    
Vikram Kalghatgi, violin 13 Basking Ridge, NJ
Student of Deborah Buck    
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26    
Billy Wu, piano 14 Bellevue, WA
Student of Michi Hirata North    
Grieg, Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I Mvt.    
Eugene Cho, piano 14 Ashland, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima    
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I Mvt.    
Evelyn Mo, piano 14 Oak Hill, VA
Student of Thomas Mastroianni    
Chopin, Concerto in E Minor Op. 11    
Juncen Wang, piano 14 Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Ning Lu and Jie Lu    
Mozart, Concerto in A Major, K. 488    
Kana Yoshigi, piano 14 Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Vera Oussetsukaia-Watanabe    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor Op. 37, I Mvt.    
Margaret Ivory, violin 14 Holladay, UT
Student of Eugene Watanabe    
Beethoven, Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, III Mvt.    
Irene Jeong, cello 15 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
Shostakovich, Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, I Mvt.    
Katie Zhou, violin 15 Westport, CT
Student of Asya Meshberg    
Tchaikovsky, Concerto Op. 35, I Mvt.    
Mikaela Chang, violin 15 Closter, NJ
Student of Yujeong Lee    
Sibelius, Concerto in D Minor Op. 47    
Nicholas Suminski, piano 15 Williamsburg, MI
Student of Michael Coonrod    
Mendelssohn, Concerto in G minor, III Mvt.    
Noe Baladad, piano 15 Honolulu, HI
Student of Dr. Thomas Yee    
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22, I Mvt.    
Samantha Lee, cello 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Sarah Koo    
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.    
Samuel Primack, Flute 15 Lodi, CA
Student of Carole Romans    
Mozart, Concerto in G Major, I Mvt.    
Stephen Wang, piano 15 Bellaire, TX
Student of John Weems    
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I Mvt.    
Yejin Choi, Flute 15 Ellicott city, MD
Student of Rachel Choe    
Chaminade, Chaminade Concertino for Flute    
Yun Teng, violin 15 Camas, WA
Student of Katheryn Gray    
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.    
Athena Tsianos, piano 16 Glendora, CA
Student of Bernadene Blaha    
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1    
Derek Cheung, piano 16 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Irina Portenko    
Rachmaninoff, First Concerto Op. 1 in F Sharp Minor    
Yunheng Zhu, piano 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin    
Rachmaninoff, Second Piano Concerto, Op. 18, I Mvt.    
Juneho Kim, cello 17 Mobile, AL
Student of Alexander Russakovsky    
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.    
Sara Barone, piano 17 Providence, RI
Student of Ya-Fei Chuang    
Mendelssohn, Concerto No. 1, I and III Mvts.    
Solomon Oak, violin 17 Harrington Park, NJ
Student of Dr. Yu Jeong Lee    
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47, I Mvt.    
Preston Jordan Lim, cello 17 Vancouver, BC
Student of Joseph Elworthy    
Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations Op. 33


Third Place Winners
Alina Zheng, cello 13 Lawrence, KS
Student of Edward Laut and Steven Elisha    
Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.    
Brahms, Cello Sonata in E Minor, I and II Mvts.    
Kayla Kim, cello 14 Saratoge, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
Elgar, Concerto in E Minor, II Mvt.    
Yoko Rosenbaum, piano 14 Santa Monica, CA
Student of Mary Ann Cummins    
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor    
Joanne Do, violin 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Yookyung Oh    
Saint Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, I Mvt.    
Nicole Chang, piano 15 Park City, UT
Student of Gary Amano and Cassandra Broadhead    
Liszt, Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra    
Luran He, piano 16 South Setauket, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, III Mvt.    
Anna Schwartz, oboe 17 Longmeadow, MA
Student of Peter Smith    
Besozzi, Oboe Concerto in C Major    
Joana Gonzalez, piano 17 Southwest Ranches, FL
Student of Ana Rodriguez    
Khachaturian, Piano Concerto Op. 38 No. 1


Honorable Mention Winners
Michelle Hu, piano 13 South Setauket, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta    
Mendelssohn, Concerto in G Minor Op. 25, I Mvt.    
Sang Jun Park, piano 15 Fort Wayne, IN
Student of Alexander Klepach    
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54, I Mvt.    
Grace Chen, piano 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37, III Mvt.    
Justin Lee, violin 16 Duluth, GA
Student of Mr. William Pu    
Glazunov, I – III Mvts.    
Vijay Reddy, cello 16 Anaheim Hills, CA
Student of Sarah Koo    
Haydn, Concerto in C Major    
Benjamin Lei, violin 17 Poughkeepsie, NY
Student of Betty-Jean Hagen    
De Bériot, Concerto No. 1 in D Major Op. 16, I Mvt.


Category College students and professional musicians


First Place Winners
Amir Safavi, violin 21 New York, NY
Student of Catherine Cho    
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.    
Cheng Gu, violin  21  Oberlin, OH
Student of Milan Vitek    
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto    
Jordan Thomas, harp 22 Baltimore, MD
Student of Ruth Inglefield    
Ginastera, Harp Concerto, I – III Mvts.    
Alvin Lane, Marimba 23 Naperville, IL
Student of Ben Wahlund and James Campbell    
Sejourne, Concerto for Marimba and Strings    
Suvida Neramitaram, piano 24 San Francisco, CA
Student of Mack McCray    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, I Mvt.    
Sohyang Yoo, cello 24 New Haven, CT
Student of Aldo Parisot    
Elgar, Cello Concerto Op. 85    
Sho Omagari, violin 25 New York, NY
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Op. 77, I Mvt.    
Jinghua Pu, piano 26 Arlington, VA
Student of Dr. Ivo Kaltchev
Britten, Piano Concerto Op. 13, I Mvt.
Seo Hee Byun, violin 26 Urbana, IL
Student of Nelson Lee    
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, I Mvt.    
Ah Yeon Jung, piano 27 Allston, MA
Student of Gila Goldstein    
Beethoven, Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major Op. 73, I – III Mvts.    
Hsiao Ying Lin, piano 29 Baltimore, MD
Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 3    
Jinseo Joo, piano 29 Bloomington, IN
Student of Emile Naoumoff    
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major    
SeHee Jin, piano 29 Rochester, NY
Student of Natalya Antonova and Jean Barr    
Rachmaninoff, Concerto in D Minor No. 3    
Heeyeon Chi, piano 30 Brookline, MA
Student of Prof. Boaz Sharon    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto Op. 37 No. 3 in C Minor    
Takeaki Miyamae, flute 46 Pittsburgh, PA
Ibert, Flute Concerto, I Mvt.


Second Place Winners
Sheeyoun Woo, cello 22 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Hai-ye ni and Udi Bar-David    
Schumann, Cello Concerto Op. 129, I Mvt.    
Yao Lin, piano 25 DeKalb, IL
Student of William Goldenberg and William Koehler    
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 22    
Yu Yin Wang, piano 28 Athens, GA
Student of Evgeny Rivkin    
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Op. 54    
Gyuhyun Han, violin 29 Westerville, OH
Student of Kia-hui Tan and Leonid Polonsky    
Sibelius, Violin Concerto, III Mvt.    
Hyunah Chang, violin 30 Boston, MA
Student of Peter Zazofsky    
Busoni, Violin Concerto Op. 35a in D Major    
Alexander Chernov, piano 37 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Student of Evgeny Levitan    
Mozart, Concerto No. 9 Es-dur for Piano and Orchestra    
Dmitri Peysel, violin 43 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, II and III Mvts.


Third Place Winners
Joohyun Lee, violin 18 Hopewell Jct, NY
Student of Susan Waterbury    
Barber, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, I Mvt.    
Hye Bin Song, piano 26 Rochester, NY
Student of Natalya Antonova
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 3    
Kyung Min Kang, cello 28 Little rock, AR
Student of Myunghee, Jeon    
Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B Minor Op. 104, III Mvt.    
Soo Eun Choi, piano 29 Iowa City, IA
Student of Uriel Tsachor and Rene Lecuona    
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor    
Minhyuk Kim, trumpet 30 Denton, TX
Nepomuk Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet in E Flat Major    
Pang Yen Chang, piano 34 New Taipei City, Taiwan
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2, I – III Mvts.


Honorable Mention Winners
Mihyun Lee, piano 28 Columbus, OH
Student of Prof. Caroline Hong and Prof. Maria Staeblein  
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Op. 43


Amateur Category


Second Place Winners
Christine Ciuffreda, piano 25 Watchung, NJ
Student of Beatrice Long    
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Op. 43


Honorable Mention Winners
Yuka LaTulippe, piano 25 League City, TX
Student of Dr. Martha Braswell    
Grieg, Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.    
     
Finalists:
Allison Jiang, violin 8 Glenview, IL
Student of Zhengyu Wu and Desiree Ruhstrat    
Cameren Williams, viola 12 West Palm Beach, FL
Student of Belen Clifford and Nancy Beebe    
Maureen Rendon, piano 14 Laredo, TX
Student of Yu-Mei Huang    
Suproteem Sarkar, piano 15 Wayne, PA
Student of Joy Miller Kiszely    
Brandon Juhyeok Kim, french horn 17 Denton, TX
Student of Patrick Hughes and Li Zhi Yeoh    

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