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International Concerto Competition 2015 

International Concerto Competition 2015 was open to all instruments, including strings, piano, voice and winds. Participants were required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition. 

Participants from across the U.S., Canada, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Russia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Bulgaria, Italy and Israel have applied for the Competition.

Eligibility

We invite school students and adults to participate in the Competition. There is no age limit for the adult participants.

Multiple winners were chosen in each of the following age groups:

School Students: Adults (19 and older):
12 and under Amateur without professional degree
13 – 18 College students and professional musicians
Awards

Winners were invited to perform on:

Monday, May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day) at 11:30 AM (limited placements, no rehearsal) at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, July 5, 2015 (Independence Day Weekend) at 11:30 AM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 3:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 3:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

$1,000 Grand Cash Prize, $330 Scholarship and other 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.

International Concerto Competition 2015 Results 

 $1,000 Grand Cash Prize Winners (split)

Gavin Jared Bala, 15, began playing the piano at age 4. In 2012, he was selected to perform for the President of the Republic of Singapore in the “President’s Young Performers Concert 2012” with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as a Piano Duo in Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival Of The Animals”. He has won several prizes in many international and local competitions. In July 2014, he attended Malta International Music Masterclasses (with Prof. Stefano Miceli) and Competition in Malta. Gavin Jared won 2nd prize in his category and was invited to play at various Maltese venues. In August 2014, he attended the Paderewski Piano Academy in Bydgoszcz, Poland, performing Chopin’s E minor concerto with the Torun Symphony Orchestra at Koronowo. He also attended Music Fest Perugia 2014 later in August and again performed Chopin’s E minor concerto with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante and gave several solo piano recitals.  clip_image002
Cellist, Cheyoon Lee, 16, was born in Seoul, Korea. She is a high-school Freshman at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, where she has performed in master classes for cellist, Andrew Mark and the Boston Trio. Prior to coming to the United States, Ms. Lee was accepted into the Sun-Hwa Arts School in Seoul where she became a scholar student and received First Prize and Superior ratings three years in a row for her practical tests. Ms. Lee was invited to perform in the Youngsan Grace Hall Concert and received, both, Second Prize in the Yewon Competition and Third Prize in the Phone Classic Competition. At the New England Conservatory Preparatory School in Boston, Ms. Lee studies cello with cellist and pedagogue, Allison Eldredge.  lee
Jury’s Favorite Award Winner ($330 Scholarship and Plague Trophy)
10-year old Simon Hagopian-Rogers, a native of New York City, attends the Kaufman Center, Special Music School. A student of Viktor Basis, Simon has played since age four. In 2013, he won the second  prize at the International Violin Competition in Cremona, Italy. In 2015, he won first prize in the Music Competition in New York City and was also awarded Best Performance Grand Prize. He has performed for violinists Joshua Bell, Gideon Kremer and Uto Ughi and attended master classes with Maxim Vengerov at La Foce Music Festival. Besides the violin, he studies piano with Irina Hovhanissyan and composition at Juilliard pre-college with Jared Miller.  simon
 Judges Distinction Award (Plague Trophy) Winners
Jinan Woo, 7, from Hong Kong is a year 3 student at the ESF Kennedy School. She was born in South Korea and started playing the violin at the age 3 there. She has been accepted in Junior Music Program at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2012 after she had moved to Hong Kong when she was 4 years old. Jinan won several international competitions including the first class honors in Youth division at the Osaka International Music Competition, the first place in the category of under age 8 in the Hong Kong Students Open Music Festival and Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and the gold medal in professional category at Hong Kong-Japan International Music Competition. And also she got the distinction mark with all full scores in three pieces for ABRSM grade 5 exam (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK) at age 6. She currently appeared as a soloist in numerous concert events including public concerts at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Gala concert in Thailand Suzuki Music Conference and Gala concert in Korean Suzuki Music School.  jinan
Ting Yan Fung, a 16 years old, from Hong Kong, is currently a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy where she is studying as a piano major with Dr. Michael Coonrod. Among her many accomplishments, Ting Yan won first place in the Inter-School International Performance Challenge Open Class (2011), first place in the 62nd, 63rd, and 64th HK Schools piano solo group. Recently, she has won first place in the MTNA state and district rounds for the Senior Piano Duet Competition (2015) and played with the Interlochen Arts Academy as a result of being one of the winners in the Academys Concerto Competition (2015). She also won first place in the MMTA Concerto Competition – Senior Division (2014). Ting Yan has been given and invited to performance opportunities, like in May 2010, she got invited to play with Lang Lang on stage in the “Lang Lang’s Charity Concert for UNICEF”in Hong Kong. She was also invited to play in the opening ceremony of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (2014) and at the MMTA fall conference (2014).  ting

 

NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
     
Age Group 12 and under:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Jinan Woo, violin 7 Hong Kong
Student of Russell Kan Wang To    
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 K. 216, I Mvt.    
and Accolay, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, I Mvt.    
Miriam Smith, cello 8 Cincinnati, OH
Student of Sarah Kim    
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb., I Mvt.    
Nathan Jiang, piano 9 Downingtown, PA
Student of Joy M. Kiszely    
Mozart, Concerto K. 450, III Mvt.    
Artem Kopylov, piano 10 Burlington, Canada
Student of Dr. Olga Chichova    
Beethoven, Concerto No. 1 Op. 15 in C Major, I Mvt.    
Hana Taylor, violin 10 Brookline, MA
Student of Andrew Kohji Taylor    
Paganini, Concerto no. 1    
LiYu Chen, violin 10 Bayside, NY
Student of Siliang Meng and Wei Chiu    
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, I Mvt.    
Lynn Nam, violin 10 Gwangju, South Korea
Student of Dong Hyun Kim and Sung Sook Kim    
Haydn, Violin Concerto in C Major    
Simon Hagopian-Rogers, violin 10 New York, NY
Student of Viktor Basis    
Drdla, Carmen Fantasy    
Angela Tsang, piano 11 San Jose, CA
Student of Peykwan Kuan and Anny Cheng    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 19, I Mvt.    
Beatrice Chen, viola 11 Chicago, IL
Student of Desiree Ruhstrat    
Stamitz, Concerto in D Major Op. 1    
Chizuru Tanaka, violin 11 Buffalo Grove, IL
Student of Desiree Ruhstrat    
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, III Mvt.    
Ethan Chaves, violin 11 Charlton, MA
Student of Fudeko Takahashi    
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, I, II, III Mvt.    
Ashley Kim, violin 12 Paramus, NJ
Student of Jisun Kang    
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, I Mvt.    
and Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, I Mvt.    
Daniel Bae, violin 12 Lubbock, TX
Student of Annie Chalex Boyle    
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor Op. 21, I Mvt.    
Irene Lee, cello 12 Palisades Park, NJ
Student of Inwha Lee    
Saint -Saens, Concerto No.1, I Mvt.    
Jessica Ma, piano 12 Edmonton, Canada
Student of Wolfram Linnebach    
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor    
Kevin Xu, cello 12 Syosset, NY
Student of Inhwa Lee    
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 33    
Ryan Gannon, piano 12 Redwood City, CA
Student of Sujeeva Hapugalle    
Shostakovich, Concerto No. 2 in F Major Op. 102, I Mvt.    
Vera Hong, violin 12 Simi Valley, CA
Student of Gayaneh Kumar    
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor    
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Danial Hendi, piano 7 League City, TX
Student of Dr. Ying Zhang    
Bach, Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor BWV 1052, I Mvt.    
Bynn Nam, violin 8 Gwangju, South Korea
Student of Sung Sook Kim and Hyang Hee Lee    
Vivaldi, Concert in G Minor, I Mvt.    
Matthew Phan, piano 9 Jacksonville, FL
Student of Mary Lou Wesley Krosnick    
Mozart, Concerto in C, K. 246, I Mvt.    
Iris Wu, violin 10 Bayside Hills, NY
Student of Siliang Meng    
Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major K. 216, I Mvt.    
Sabine Kwon, piano 10 Haverford, PA
Student of Anna Kislitsyna    
Handel, Concerto No. 4    
Victor Pan, piano 11 Herndon, VA
Student of Anna Ouspenskaya    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 15 in C Major, I Mvt.    
Faith Nixon, piano 12 Orem, UT
Student of Dr. Irene Peery-Fox    
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2, III Mvt.    
Frank Wang, violin 12 Sharon, MA
Student of Khullip Jeung    
Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 2 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 19    
Nathan Sariowan, violin 12 San Diego, CA
Student of Chi Yuan Chen    
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, I Mvt.    
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Hristina Panova, violin 7 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Seitz, Violin concerto Op. 13    
Ani Panova, violin 9 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Rode, Violin Concerto No. 7 in A Minor, I Mvt.    
Patrick Lu, piano 9 Westford, MA
Student of Ronald Kmiec    
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, I Mvt.    
Bilegtugs Lut, violin 9 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Student of Tumenjargal Chuluun    
Paganini, Caprice No. 20    
Nahoko Okamoto, violin 10 Wynnewood, PA
Student of Tatiana Ivanova    
Haydn, Violin Concerto in G major, I Mvt.    
Amanda Chao, violin 11 Tenafly, NJ
Student of Joey Corpus    
Kabalevsky, Concerto in C Major Op. 48, I Mvt.    
Anne Mania, piano 11 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze    
Balanchivadze, Piano Concerto No. 3 in A Minor, III Mvt.    
Horace Gao, piano 12 South Jordan, UT
Student of Gary Amano and Luke Hancock    
Mendelssohn, Concerto in D Minor, III Mvt.    
Jack Silvers, piano 12 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Irena Portenko    
Bach, Concerto in D Minor    
Joanne Chan, violin 12 Singapore
Student of Ang Chek Meng    
Vitali, Chaconne in G    
Sophia Molina, violin 12 Coral Gables, FL
Student of Andres Trujillo    
Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Mayor    
HONORABLE MENTION
LeAnn Tai, piano 9 Irvine, CA
Student of Esther Yoon    
Mozart, Concerto in C Major KV 246 No. 8, III Mvt.    
McKayla Ro, piano 9 Gainesville, FL
Student of Dr. Heejung Kang    
Mozart, Concerto in C Major, K 246    
Jessica Liao, piano 11 South Setauket, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta    
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F Major K. 37, I Mvt.    
     
FINALISTS
Isabella Lin, piano 9 Copley, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima    
Hummel, Piano Concerto in G Major Op. 73, III Mvt.    
James DePorre III, piano 10 Conover, NC
Student of Chad Leatherman    
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.    
Paris Arin, piano 10 Southwest Ranches, FL
Student of Dr. Irene Peery-Fox    
Mozart, Concert No. 8 In C Major    
Alkrena Gjeli, violin 12 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Larisa Odlyvanska    
Vivaldi, Concert in A minor, I Mvt    
Age Group 13 to 18:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Gloria Lee, cello 13 Oradell, NJ
Student of In Hwa Lee    
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.    
Rachel Broweleit, cello 13 Fremont, CA
Student of Stephen Harrison    
Bruch, Kol Nidrei    
Cassandra Liu, cello 14 San Ramon, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh    
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.    
Ford Christensen, cello 14 Holladay, UT
Student of Pegsoon Whang    
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33    
Ian Kim, cello 14 Saratoga, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, I and II Mvt.    
Isabella Spinardi, violin 14 Milan, Italy
Student of Maria Caterina Carlini    
Paganini, Concerto No. 1    
Jason Xu, clarinet 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Wei Wei Xu    
Weber, Zweites Konzert fur Klarinette    
Mark Xu, violin 14 Weston, CT
Student of Ann Setzer and Stephan Tieszan    
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3, III Mvt.    
Min Chul Cho, cello 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Kyeong Hwa Kim    
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, IV Mvt.    
Zechariah Zhu, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin    
Beethoven, Concerto Op. 37, III Mvt.    
Clara Truong, piano 15 San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin    
Mozart, Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K466, III Mvt.    
Gavin Bala, piano 15 Singapore
Student of Rita Sze and Prof. Stefano Miceli    
Chopin, Piano Concerto in E Minor Op. 11, II Mvt.    
Jaehoon (Kevin) Jung, cello 15 Houston, TX
Student of Donna W. Rogers    
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D minor    
and Kabalevsky, Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, III Mvt.    
Jiaxu Chang, piano 15 Vancouver, Canada
Student of Fafan Xiao    
Shostakovich, Concerto No. 2 Op. 102    
Kang Min Shin, classical guitar 15 Cresskill, NJ
Student of Tali Roth    
Villa-Lobos, Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra    
Kevin Li, cello 15 Fremont, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh    
Elgar, Concerto Op. 85 in E Minor, I Mvt.    
Luming Chan, cello 15 Hastings on Hudson, NY
Student of Wolfram Koessel    
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, IV Mvt.    
Vivian Ni, piano 15 Fredericton, Canada
Student of Michel Fournier and Anne Marie Murphy    
Grieg, Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I and II Mvt.    
Vivian Ni, violin 15 Fredericton, Canada
Student of Atis Bankas and David Adams    
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 D Major Op. 19, I and II Mvt.    
Wangrui Xu, violin 15 Guangzhou, China
Student of Kaiyi Ma    
Brahms, Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.    
and Mendelsshon, Concerto in E Minor, III Mvt.    
Wing Man Christy Leung, harp 15 Hong Kong
Student of Sze Ying Lam Barbara    
Handel, Harp Concerto Op. 4 No. 6    
Cheyoon Lee, cello 16 Natick, MA
Student of Allison Eldredge    
Dvorak, Cello Concerto No. 1, III Mvt.    
Erin Kim, violin 16 Los Altos, CA
Student of Davis Law    
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 Op. 19 in D Major, I Mvt.    
Faye Yang, violin 16 Westford, MA
Student of Yumi Okada    
Mozart, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D Major    
Jeffrey Chiu, cello 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
Herbert, Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, III Mvt.    
Samantha Silverstein, violin 16 New Providence, NJ
Student of Khullip Jeung    
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47, III Mvt.    
Steven Ahn, violin 16 Newton, MA
Student of Lynn Chang    
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, I and III Mvt.    
Taiga Murooka, violin 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Wei He and Nicolas Dautricourt    
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, I Mvt.    
Ting Yan Fung, piano 16 Interlochen, MI
Student of Michael Coonrod    
Beethoven, Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15    
Yurie Minamiya, violin 16 Garden City, NY
Student of Lara Lev and Naoko Tanaka    
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op. 22, I Mvt.    
Ian Yiran Huang, violin 16 Beijing, China
Student of Prof. Huang Xiaoshao    
Bruch, Concerto Op. 26, I Mvt.    
Angela Tang, violin 17 West Linn, OR
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.    
Caroline Haines, Harp 17 Rockville, VA
Student of Lynnelle Ediger    
Debussy, Dances    
Crystal Kim, cello 17 Plainview, NY
Student of Jeong Yoon Park    
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.    
Jenny Chen, violin 17 San Diego, CA
Student of Pasha Tseitlin    
Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5, I Mvt.    
Joanna Gorska, violin 17 London, CA
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 3 Op. 61, I Mvt.    
Lev Roshal, violin 17 Hartsdale, NY
Student of Lewis Kaplan and Muneko Otani    
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, I Mvt.    
Yoo Jin Ahn, violin 17 Brookline, MA
Student of Hsin Lin Tsai    
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64    
Gregory Lewis, violin 18 Thunder Bay, CA
Student of Oleg Pokhanovski    
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47, III Mvt.    
Pierre Viallant, cello 18 Champaign, IL
Student of Dmitry Kouzov and Brandon Vamos    
Khachaturian Cello Concerto    
Richard Li, cello 18 Bolingbrook, IL
Student of Gilda Barston    
Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B Minor    
Sophie Wang, violin 18 Columbus, GA
Student of Sergiu Schwartz    
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47    
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Aldric Matthew Gozon, piano 13 Fillerton, CA
Student of Molly Nguyen    
Chopin, Maestoso from Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor, I Mvt.    
Claire Kim, cello, Trio Veritas 13 Beverly Hills, CA
Student of YunHee Lee    
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1    
Alicia Hou, piano 14 Jacksonville, FL
Student of Mary Lou Krosnick    
Weber, Konzertstuck Op. 79 in F Minor    
Daniel Liu, flute 14 San Jose, CA
Student of David Huang    
Stamitz, Allegro from Concerto in G Major Op. 29    
Daniel Choo, violin 14 Knoxville, TN
Student of Dr. Miroslav Hristov    
Mendelssohn, Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, I Mvt.    
Edward Lee, violin 14 Boyds, MD
Student of Semo Adrian    
Sibelius, Concerto in D minor, Op 47, I Mvt.    
Ji Hoon Woo, piano 14 Broadview Heights, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima    
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 25    
Stephen Yang, cello 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Ruslan Biryukov    
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, III Mvt.    
Alicia Lee, violin 15 Santa Clara, CA
Student of Zhao Wei    
Sarasate, Ziguenerweisen    
Elvin Hsieh, violin 15 Montain View, CA
Student of Ian Swensen    
Tchaikovsky, Concerto in D major Op. 35, I and II Mvt.    
Ian Huang, violin 15 Lexington, MA
Student of Fudeko Cohler    
Sarasate, Zigeuner Weisen Op. 20 No. 1    
Leonardo Tang, cello 15 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Daniel Laufer    
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C Major Hob. VIIb, I Mvt.    
May Gao, violin 15 San Jose, CA
Student of Ernest T. T. Yen    
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, I Mvt.    
Theresa Lee, cello 15 Cupertino, CA
Student of Jihee Kim    
Schumann, Cello Concerto in A Minor Op. 129, I Mvt.    
William Wang, violin 15 Beachwood, OH
Student of Yoko Moore and Holly Barnes    
Dvorak, Concerto in A Minor    
Rahee Shin, cello 15 Tenafly, NJ
Student of Inhwa Lee    
Lalo, Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.    
Anthony Cheng, piano 16 Sandy, UT
Student of Gary Amano    
Liszt, Hungarian Fantasy Concerto    
Sophia Lee, violin, Trio Veritas 16 Los Angeles, CA
Student of YunHee Lee    
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1    
Jennifer Ban, piano 16 Logan, UT
Student of Luke Hancock    
MacDowell, Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op. 23, I Mvt.    
Jillian Johnson, violin 16 Las Vegas, NV
Student of Ara Sarkissian    
Barber, Violin Concerto Op. 14, I Mvt.    
Camille Riopel, piano 17 Blainville, Canada
Student of Suzanne Goyette    
Schumann, Piano Concerto Op. 54, I Mvt.    
Emily Lin, piano 17 San Diego, CA
Student of Yulia Atoyan    
Schumann, Piano Concerto No. 1, III Mvt.    
Joseph Gray, violin 17 Waterford, MI
Student of Ara Sarkissian and Katherine Dunham    
Mendelssohn, Concerto in E Minor    
Moriah Somers, viola 17 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar    
Walton, Concerto for Viola, I Mvt.    
Olivia Espericueta, viola 17 Tempe , AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar    
Hoffmeister, Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.    
Rachel Guen, violin 17 Boston, MA
Student of Jinhee Kim    
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, I Mvt.    
Samuel Primack, flute 17 Lodi, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis    
Reinecke, Flute Concerto    
     
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Piper Suk, cello 13 Bethesda, MD
Student of Mark Evans    
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, I Mvt.    
Shinwho Kwun, viola 13 San Diego, CA
Student of Ondrej Lewit    
Hoffmeister, Viola Concerto in D major, I Mvt.    
Alvin Chung, flute 14 Saratoga, CA
Student of Chin Fei Chan    
Stamitz, Rondo-Allegro from Concerto Op. 29 in G Major    
Daniel Seog, violin 14 Tenafly, NJ
Student of Khullip Jeung    
Dvorak, Violin Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.    
Jodi Dunn, violin 14 Fort Plain, NY
Student of Leo Milman    
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, I and II Mvt.    
Michael Yen, violin 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Po Wei Lai    
Saint Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op. 61, III Mvt.    
and Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major K. 218, I Mvt.    
Alisha Luo, violin 15 Saratoga, CA
Student of Ying Zhao    
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.    
Andrea Hwang, cello 15 Saratoga, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh    
Herbert, Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor    
Isabel Chomnalez, violin 15 New York, NY
Student of Isaac Malkin    
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, III Mvt.    
Samantha Yoon, cello 15 Los Angeles , CA
Shostakovich, Concerto No.1    
Alice Kuan, cello 16 Ellicott City, MD
Student of Yoon Nah Cho    
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme    
Ariel Leong, violin 16 East Setauket, NY
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, I Mvt.    
Cassia Wang, piano 16 Saint Johns, FL
Student of Kamila Shahtakhtinski    
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.    
Christina (Seo Hyun) Lee, piano, Trio Veritas 16 Los Angeles, CA
Student of YunHee Lee    
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1    
Emily Chow, piano 16 Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park    
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No.1 Op. 25 in G Minor, II Mvt.    
Jesse Chung, violin 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Po-Wei Lai    
Barber, Concerto Op. 14 in G Major, I Mvt.    
Xingyu Yang, violin 16 Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar    
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor    
Yusha Sun, piano 16 College Station, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin    
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, I Mvt.    
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Bailey Yang, violin 12 Bluffton, SC
Student of Na You and Dorothy Mauney    
Accolay, Concerto in A Minor    
Aimee Xu, cello 16 Fremont, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh    
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme    
Alice Wu, piano 16 Broadview Heights, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima    
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor    
Kevin Chen, piano 16 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin    
Rachmaninoff, Concerto No 2, III Mvt.    
Ruoning Xu, piano 16 Katy, TX
Student of Scott Holshouser    
Grieg, Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.    
Deborah Oh, piano 17 La Canada, CA
Student of Yung Mee Rhee    
Mozart, Concerto No. 21, I Mvt.    
     
FINALISTS
Amber Liu, violin 16 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Larisa Odlyvanska    
Handel, Sonata No. 2 in G-minor, I and II Mvt.    
Elisabeta Racolta, voice 16 Cambridge, MA
Student of Pamela Murray    
Menotti, “Black Swan” from       “The Medium”    
College students and professional musicians
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Alon Petrilin, piano 20 Haifa, Israel
Student of Prof. Vadim Monastyrsky and Dr. Daria Monastyrsky    
Grieg, Piano Concerto Op. 16 in A Minor, I Mvt.    
Bailey-Siamone Mason, harp 20 Houston , TX
Student of Paula Page    
Gliere, Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in E Flat Major    
Federica Severini, violin 19 Salerno, Italy
Student of Sonig Tchakerian and Gabriele Pieranunzi    
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, I, II and III Mvt.    
Haeshin Shin, piano 28 Boston, MA
Student of Boaz Sharon    
Prokofiev, Concerto No.2 in G, Op.16, I- IV Mvt.    
Ibrahim Babayev, tar 17 Khirdalan, Azerbaijan
Student of Alekber Alekberov    
Khanmammadov, 1st Concerto, Part 1    
Igor Do Amaral, piano 24 East Lansing, MI
Student of Panayis Lyras    
Shostakovitch, Piano Concerto No. 1, III and IV Mvt.    
Ji Hae Hwang, piano 34 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Alan Chow and Christopher Taylor    
Shostakovitch, Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35    
Julia Brzhezitskaya, voice 19 Taganrog, Russia
Student of Glafira Koroleva    
Puccini, aria Liu from the “Turandot””    
Maxim Kinasov, piano 21 Moscow, Russia
Student of Sergei Dorensky    
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat Major, Op.10    
Natalia Kholmanskikh, voice 22 Kirov, Russia
Ukrainian folk song “At an early hour”    
and Russian folk song “The Widow’s Lament”    
Natavan Hasanova, qanun 32 Baki, Azerbaijan
Xanmemmedov, Concerto for Harp    
Samantha Cho, piano 28 Minneapolis, MN
Student of Alexander Braginsky    
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415    
Sungwon Jung, violin 30 Evanston, IL
Student of Nelson Lee    
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, I Mvt.    
Ying Tang, piano 24 Lawrence, KS
Student of Jack Winerock    
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.    
Yuri Kim, piano 30 Lexington, KY
Student of Irina Voro    
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F, I and III Mvt.    
Yurika Mihara, piano 30 New York, NY
Chopin, Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minnor, I Mvt.    
     
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Aadam Ibrahim, viola 19 Addison, IL
Student of Roland Vamos and Likuo Chang    
Walton, Viola Concerto, I Mvt.    
Hae Sol (Amy) Hur, clarinet 19 Auburn, WA
Student of Kenneth Grant    
Copland, Clarinet Concerto    
and Mozart, Clarinet Concerto, I Mvt.    
Jiwon Ha Ha, piano 25 Purchase, NY
Student of Paul Ostrovsky and Stephen Buck    
Beethoven, Piano Concerto Op. 58       No. 4, III Mvt.    
Mei-Chun Chen, viola 30 Kansas City, MO
Student of Scott Lee    
Walton, Concerto for Viola and Orhcestra    
Tiezheng Shen, viola 27 Tucson, AZ
Student of Hong-Mei Xiao    
Schnittke, Viola Concerto    
Younggyo Lee, piano 30 Boston, MA
Student of Pavel Nersessian    
Gershwin, Concerto in F    
Yura Boyoung Hyun, violin 31 Watertown, MA
Student of Peter Zazofsky    
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, I Mvt.    
     
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Ekaterina Beldei, voice (soprano) 22 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Student of Galina Kiseleva and Tatyana Zincenko    
Bellini, Eccomi in Lieta Vesta    
and Puccini, O Mio Babbino Caro    
Eun Kyung Noh, cello 27 East Lansing, MI
Student of Suren Bagratuni    
Tchaikovsky, Theme on Rococo Variation Op.33    
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Chun Leong Ho, violin 30 Hong Kong
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor    
     
Amateur Category
     
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Maolun Zhang, violin 31 Beijing, China
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor    
     
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Elena Zagvazdina, voice 33 Moscow, Russia
Bellini, Casta diva    

 

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