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International Piano and Strings Competition 2017

The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2017 was open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries.

All instruments, including piano, strings, voice and winds are welcome to participate in the Competition.

Participants were required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition.  Multiple winners were chosen in each age category.

Musicians from 19 countries applied for this year’s Competition: different U.S. States, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland, Bahrain, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia.

American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition Winners

have been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres TV Show and KHOU 11 News:

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

Eligibility

Multiple winners will be chosen in each of the following age groups:

 
School Students:   Adults (18 and older):
  Young Musicians, 5 – 10 Amateur without professional degree
 Junior, 11 – 14  College Students and Professional Musicians
 Intermediate, 15 – 18  

18 year old school students must enter in the Intermediate Category. 18 year old college students must apply under the College Students/Professionals Category.

Awards 

Winners will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Winners Concerts will take place on

  • Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 (Mother’s Day) at 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend) at 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day) at 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Saturday, July 1, 2017 (Independence Day Weekend) at 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Judges’ Distinction Award and other Special Awards were granted based on the judges’ recommendations.

Judges

Four qualified judges evaluated audition materials. All judges were independent; their students are not allowed to apply in the same season. Dr. Sophya Genis was invited as a Chairwoman of the Competition 2017. A graduate of the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music, Mrs. Genis holds a Doctor of Music Arts Degree. She studied piano with such renowned professors as Alexander Yoheles, Yakov Milstein and Yakov Zak.

 American Protégé

 International Piano and Strings Competition 2017 Results

American Protégé Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

Charissa Ooi, 5-year old from Singapore, started her formal training with Karen Wong at the Forte Musicademy when she was four and a half. With her passion and an astonishing aptitude for music, Charissa mastered a wide range of repertoire within a year, which won her a Gold award at the 6th Singapore Performer’s Festival & Chamber Music Competition and Silver at the Kingsburg International Piano Competition. In December 2016, she performed solo at Victoria Concert Hall as 1st Prize winner of the Piano and Strings Competition as well as Top Scorer of the school. She is also actively involved in chamber music and performed at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Charissa has attended masterclasses with Adam Gyorgy and Seho Lee. An enthusiastic student with a love for performing, she enjoys experimenting with music. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading and cycling. Charissa Ooi
Born in 2011, Sophie Keong started learning piano at the age of 4. She eventually found her love on music after six months of learning the instrument. Sophie won the Gold with Excellence Award for Junior Category at Kingsburg International Piano Competition 2016, which was the highest award given for the competition despite she was the youngest participant. At that same year, Sophie also received Gold Award from 6th Singapore Performers’ Festival & Chamber Music Competition 2016 performing Kabalevsky Variations on a Russian Folk Song op.51 no.1 that took her only a week to learn the piece. Recently in December 2016, Sophie also won 2nd prize for internal Forte Musicademy binual Piano and Strings Competition. She had a debut in Singapore famous Victoria Concert Hall as part of the Winners’ Concert Recital. Besides playing the piano Sophie also enjoys reading, travelling, dancing and singing. Sophie Keong, piano
Daniel Alter, age 9, began studying piano when he was 3. He’s won multiple ‘best of class’ and age achievements awards, and In the past year was awarded the North York Music Festival “Best Grade 8 Piano” trophy, the CCC “Best Young Artist” trophy, and first place for under age 11 at the Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincial Finals in the category of Piano Concertos. He also performed at the 2016 CCC Gala Awards Concert, the Toronto Auto Show, and a 90 minute program with his brother as “The Alter Boys” at a fundraising Gala for the Paul Penna DJDS. He has played violin at the National Music Camp, is in grade 4 at the Toronto Claude Watson School for the Arts, and studies piano with Dr. Michael Berkovsky at the Taylor Performance Academy of the Royal Conservatory. His greatest passions, outside of music, are art, dance and tennis. daniel alter
Henry Li, 10 years old, started piano at the age of five with Ms. Qi Ding. Ever since, his prestigious musical talent has only flourished. He has won numerous piano competitions and has been awarded first place at the American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music of 2015, The Ninth International Chopin Youth Competition, HMTA Annual piano Competition, and The International KAWAI-SNG. At age six, Henry was selected to perform for Houston Young Artist Outreach concert. Last year, Henry was invited to perform at the winner’s concert in Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall New York. As a team leader of MDG Volunteer group, Henry also performs for local community. Henry has captured his audiences with colorful tones, sensitive musicality and emotional depth in his music. Aside from music, Henry enjoys horse riding, he is a Greater Houston region Championship horse rider. Henry Li
Isabel (Coco) Mavrides, 11, from New York City, has been playing the violin since she was 2.5 years old. She studies violin at Lucy Moses School and the studio of Olga Popova. She is the Concert Master at the ISO Carnegie Hill Orchestra, plays at the Horace Mann Strings Orchestra and is part of the New York Virtuosos Ensemble. Isabel has competed and won several awards in re-known Concerto Competitions; including American Protege (2015 and 2016), Fine Arts Festival (2015 and 2016) and the Concert Festival (2013, 2014 and 2015). Isabel has performed solo concerts at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space and the Kaufman Center. Isabel is part of the Concerts in Motion program and has performed in Nursing Homes and Hospitals around New York City. When Isabel is not practicing violin, she attends the 6th Grade at Horace Mann School in NYC, is an avid debater, has an on-line business and plays and composes music on the piano. Isabel Mavrides
Jonathan Alter,11, has played piano since he was 3 and has won many first place and “Best of Class” awards at Toronto Kiwanis, CCC and North York Festivals, and was awarded the 2016 “Best of Grades” trophy by the CCC. In the past year he also performed at the 2016 Toronto Auto Show, the CCC Gala Awards Concert, and with his brother as “The Alter Boys” at a fundraising Gala for Paul Penna DJDS, where he is in grade 6 and also serves as school president. He has played jazz piano at the National Music Camp, and currently studies with Dr. Michael Berkovsky at the Taylor Performance Academy of the RCM. Outside piano he particularly enjoys science and history, performing musical theatre, and avidly plays baseball, basketball, tennis and chess. Jonathan Alter
Phoebe Wang was born in Colorado in 2003. She began her piano study at age three and her cello study at age seven. Her current cello teacher is James Todd. She is a member of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) Conservatory Orchestra and has performed as principal cellist for the DYAO String Ensemble and the DYAO Conservatory Orchestra. She was the winner of the 2014 DYAO String Ensemble Concerto Competition. In 2015 Phoebe was featured on Colorado Public Radio’s “Spotlight” program where she performed Saint-Saëns’ Allegro Appassionato in B Minor. She was also the winner of the 2016 DYAO Conservatory Orchestra Concerto Competition, performing Bruch’s Kol Nidrei. She has held a solo piano and cello recital annually since 2008. Phoebe is the co-founder of the chamber music duo Non Sibi and has performed at multiple fund raisers in the Denver area. Phoebe Wang
Matthew Hong, 14, from Montvale, New jersey. He has been attending Manhattan School Of Music for 3 years. Matthew is the pupil of Dr. Maria Radicheva who is a pupil of Dorothy DeLay. He has played violin with a passion since he was 4 years old and now plays viola with an even greater passion. He has participated in many competitions and recently won 1st place in Romantic Music Competition and was a winner in KRB (Korean Radio Broadcast international music competition), and music Fest. He also performed In Carnegie Hall(NY). Outside his music life, Matthew has a great interest in science and sports. He plays basketball as a hobby and participated in Science Olympiad and has gone to the National Competition with his team in Orlando Florida and in Lincoln Nebraska. Matthew Hong
James Zheng is 14 years old and attends Garden City High School in Garden City, New York. He started playing piano at the age of 7, and has been taking private lessons since then. James has begun participating in competitions recently. The competitions he has attended were the 2016 Crescendo International Competition and the Forte International Music Competition. James received first place in the Crescendo competition and will be performing at Carnegie Hall in April. As for the Forte competition, James has been selected to enter the final round, which will be held at Carnegie Hall in February. James enjoys playing the piano and music in general, as he also plays the violin for his school orchestra. James Zheng
Piano Duo/Four Hands:

Julia Fu, 15, from Cottonwood Heights, UT, started her musical journey at age 5. At age 6, Julia was invited to tour around Chine in cities that include: Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and many other cities. At 7, Julia Performed in the Libby Gardner Hall in the University of Utah. She also helped fundraise $6,000 by performing for earthquake victims. That same year, she won First place in the Con Brio Piano Competition. Julia has also won 1st place in the UMTA young-artist Competition when she was 7. Julia won 1st place in the DeBose National Piano Competition for 2009 and 2010. She has also won the Outstanding Evaluation for the Utah Music Teacher Association in 2012. In 2012, she won 2nd place in an International piano Competition. In 2013, she achieved 1st place in an International Solo Piano Competition. In 2014, she won 1st in an International Duo competition. Also in 2014, she won 1st place in the Debose National Piano Competition. In 2015, she toured in cities in Thailand including Pattaya, Bangkok, and more.

Emily Zhang, 15, has been studying piano for 10 years. She has participated in and has won many competitions at the local, national, and international level. She has won both the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and the International Competition of Romantic Music. Most recently, she received first place at the United States International Duo Piano Competition.  She has passed Level 10 of the Achievement in Music Program, and is also a member of the Future Artists in Music program created by the Utah Music Teachers’ Association. Additionally, she plays flute as part of her school’s band program.  She also formerly played viola in her school’s orchestra and was invited to play as part of the district’s honor orchestra. Outside of her musical interests, she enjoys playing tennis, and is a member of her school’s tennis team.

Julia Fu

 

 

Emily Zhang

Lauren Jiang, 16, has been playing piano for 10 years in Boston, MA, studying under Mrs. Dorothy Shi. She attends Boston Latin School, where she also plays the flute. Along with several state and regional competition awards (MMTA Bay State Contest, Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition), in 2016 she received 1st place in the annual Russian Music Festival and the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition, both of which also included a Winners’ Recital in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Lauren Jiang
Christine Yang, 17, from Atlanta, Georgia, studies piano under Dr. Elena Cholakova and has been playing piano since age 5. As a freshman, she co-won the 2015 Atlanta Music Club Scholarship for the high school keyboard division. During summer of 2015 she studied piano at the prestigious Brevard Music Center and was subsequently invited to perform at several high profile events including a fundraising gala with platinum sponsors and served as a student ambassador of the program’s piano division. Since then, she has won 1st place at GMEA Allstate and is a finalist in the Emory Regional Young Artists Competition. Christine has performed at Carnegie Hall twice, in the American Protege Winners Recital for both the International Piano and Strings Competition in 2013 and International Competition of Romantic Music in 2016. Last summer she attended Lee University’s International Piano Festival and participated in masterclasses with Mack McCray and Shen Lu. Christine Yang Headshot
Haemaru Chung, a 16 year-old native New Yorker, began his violin studies at the age of five. He currently studies with Dr. Ann Setzer. Haemaru was a grand-prize winner of the Concert Festival International Competition, a first place winner in Rondo Young Artist Festival in 2016 and a first place winner in American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in 2015. In addition, he has received numerous awards and recognitions nationally and internationally including VIVO-Youth International Music Competition, International Grande Music Competition, Rondo Vanguard Competition, Associated Music Teachers League Scholarship Award. He has performed at varies venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall, the Dimenna Center for Classical Music, Advent Lutheran Church and Rutgers Presbyterian Church in New York City. He has participated in various orchestras and chamber music groups at the Mannes School of Music, Trinity School, Meadowmount School of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts and Suzuki Institute. Haemaru Chung

 

NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
     
Young Musicians Category, Age Group 5 to 10:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Charissa Ooi, piano 5 Singapore
Student of Karen Wong    
Sophie Keong, piano 5 Singapore
Student of Sheila Victoria Pietono    
Jason Chen, piano 6 Orange, CT
Student of Felicia Zhang    
Akira Ohyabu, piano 7 Santa Clara, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
David (D.J.) Wang, piano 7 Champaign, IL
Student of Robin Scott    
Jason Li, piano 7 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Qi Ding    
Alina Laraway, piano 8 Glen Allen, VA
Student of Ruta Smedina-Starke    
Elizabeth G. Lee, violin 8 Roslyn, NY
Student of Khullip Jeung    
Jacob Rockower, piano 8 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Lena Grozman    
Matthew Chang, piano 8 Bethesda, MD
Student of Dr. Kuei-I Wu    
Rohan Saxena, piano 8 Edison, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos    
Vincent Pham, piano 8 Tampa, FL
Student of Vladimir Khokhlov and Olga Glick    
Xinchun Wu, piano 8 Beijing, China
Student of Hong Shi    
Andrew Maskoff, piano 9 Westport, CT
Student of Tatiana Pikayzen    
Ashley Choi, piano 9 Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Kim, Kyung Hee    
Ayla Sophie Haberstock, piano 9 Munich, Germany
Student of Vladimir Vasilski    
Daniel Alter, piano 9 Toronto, Canada
Student of Michael Berkovsky    
Ashley Foong Shu Yan, violin 10 Singapore
Student of Luo Wei    
Beatrice Low, violin 10 Westport, CT
Student of Asya Meshberg    
Catherine Li, piano 10 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang    
Conrad Flake, piano 10 Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Ning Lu    
Henry Li, piano 10 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Qi Ding    
Jaden Kim, violin 10 Irvine, CA
Student of Michelle Ahn    
Luyao “Zachary” Guo, cello 10 Darien, CT
Student of Kevork Parsamian    
Luyao “Zachary” Guo, piano 10 Darien, CT
Student of Tema Blackstone    
Naomi Rockower, piano 10 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Lena Grozman    
Sieun Moon, violin 10 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Eunsoo Kwak    
Tiffany Tsui, violin 10 New York, NY
Student of Viktor Basis    
Vincent Chen, violin 10 New Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Jian-Yin Zhou    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
David Deutsch, piano 9 San Diego, CA
Sashi Chuckravanen, piano 9 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
Violin Duo:    
Ruoshui Jennifer Liu, violin 10 Sugar Land, TX
Xunyi Michelle Liu, violin 9 Sugar Land, TX
     
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Deann Huang, violin 5 Sandy, UT
Student of Yinglin Li    
Chloe Tseng, piano 6 New York, NY
Student of Dr. Natela Mchedlishvili    
Ethan Feng, piano 6 Cumming, GA
Student of Frances Yao    
Jasper Y. Ng, piano 6 Edmonton, Canada
Student of Dr. Bianca Baciu
Lucas Lee, piano 6 New York, NY
Student of Donna Friedman    
Rachel Tat, piano 6 Cupertino, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Zisen Wang, violin 6 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Guodong Wang    
Eli Cui, piano 7 Stamford, CT
Student of Nicole Wang    
Eric Wang, piano 7 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Frances Yao    
Evan Huey, piano 7 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Frances Yao    
Jonah Lee, cello 7 Dunn Loring, VA
Student of John Kaboff    
Katie Koh, piano 7 Alameda, CA
Student of Heidi Hau    
Ryan Lu, piano 7 Arcadia, CA
Student of Nobuyo Nishizaka    
Theodore McGee, piano 7 Santa Clara, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Aiko Heidi Dillon, violin 8 Astoria, NY
Student of Robert Davidovici and Keiko Tokunaga    
Chloe Lee, violin 8 Fairfax, VA
Student of Amy Beth Horman    
Dazhen Lu, piano 8 Astoria, NY
Student of Lianhua Chi    
Ella Xu, cello 8 Aurora, Canada
Student of Mary Fisher    
Emma Liu, piano 8 Voorhees, NJ
Student of Eunju Kim    
Erika Hsu, piano 8 Taoyuan, Taiwan
Student of Cheng Yen, Peng    
Jason Qian, piano 8 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Frances Yao    
Jayden Wu, piano 8 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Tian Song    
Matthew Brand, piano 8 New York, NY
Student of Donna Weng Friedman and Jason Sager    
Rosanna Foss, piano 8 Manhattan Beach, CA
Student of Gayane Sahakyan    
Takaaki Suzuki, piano 8 Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Kana Mimaki    
Zhaoxuan Ping, piano 8 Toronto, Canada
Student of Andrea Botticelli
Zhaoxuan Ping, violin 8 Toronto, Canada
Student of Kelly Lindstrom    
Anna Harper, piano 9 Minsk, Belarus
Student of Eleanora Ahremchik    
Annabel Sparano, piano 9 Manasquan, NJ
Caden Lin, piano 9 Los Angeles, CA
Evelyn Joung, cello 9 Edgewater, NJ
Student of Misung Kang    
Fiona Wang, piano 9 Plano, TX
Student of Vita Zharkova    
Leonardo Jia, piano 9 San Jose, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Livia Khoo-Lapointe, piano 9 Montreal, Canada
Student of Milena Trifonova    
Paddini Vichean, cello 9 Bangkruai, Thailand
Student of Apichai Liamthong    
Susanna Khubchandani, piano 9 San Jose, CA
Student of Amy Hwang    
Xunyi Liu, violin 9 Sugar Land, TX
Ava Harhay, piano 10 Annandale, VA
Student of Faith Zuniga    
Emmeline Wang, piano 10 Hamel, MN
Student of Dr. Jiyoung Kim    
Gabriel Huang, violin 10 Wilmington, DE
Student of Vladimir Dyo    
Jonathan Lin, violin 10 Olmsted Township, OH
Student of Laura Simna    
Parker Hernandez, piano 10 Astoria, NY
Student of Lianhua Chi    
Puna Anantaprakorn, piano 10 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Poom Prommachart    
Ruoshui Jennifer Liu, violin 10 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Lilan Zhang    
Trinity Jantarach, piano 10 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa    
Vivian Ma, violin 10 Unionville, CT
Student of Teri Einfeldt    
Yeram Lee, viola 10 Singapore
Student of Jieun Kim    
Zachary Shieh, cello 10 Brighton, Australia
Student of Rosanne Hunt    
Zuyuan Chen, piano 10 Orange, CT
Student of Kaisaer Ainiwaer    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Eric Koh, piano 10 Alameda, CA
Katie Koh, piano 7 Alameda, CA
Students of Heidi Hau    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Sophie Scharer, piano 10 San Diego, CA
Cedric-Daniel Scharer, piano 10 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Andie Sparano, piano 7 Manasquan, NJ
Annabel Sparano, piano 9 Manasquan, NJ
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Sarah Gao, piano 10 San Diego, CA
William  Gao, piano 8 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Alan Wang, piano 6 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Gary S Hammond    
Carrie Liu, piano 6 Fredericton, Canada
Student of Janet Clarke    
Stephanie Zhao, piano 6 Flushing, NY
Student of Ruby Zhou    
Andy Mo, piano 7 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Frances Yao    
Annabel Rae Ng, violin 7 Singapore
Student of Tatyana Todorova    
Cheok Fung Andreas Li, piano 7 Singapore
Student of Sim Peiling    
Enzo Zhao, piano 7 University Place, WA
Student of Oksana Ezhokina    
Shuma Hoppo, violin 7 Sewickley, PA
Student of Satoko Hoppo    
Tingshuo Li, piano 7 Beijing, China
Student of Chao Liu    
Zaliah Siva Kumaran, violin 7 New York, NY
Student of Ina Litera    
Cleo Lim, piano 8 Singapore
Student of Lim Pey Chyi and Lee Hwan Meng    
Hannah Miller, violin 8 Cary, NC
Student of Erica Shirts    
Helena Brain, piano 8 North Reading, MA
Student of Rose Bogossian    
Lisa Wei, violin 8 Princeton, NJ
Student of Siliang Meng    
Xin Yi Shi, piano 8 Singapore
Student of Lin Hui Juan    
Alina Qian, piano 9 Lake Zurich, IL
Student of Sueanne Metz    
Brian Lin, piano 9 Fremont, CA
Student of Peyhwan Kuan    
Casey Yi, piano 9 Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos    
Celina Zhang, piano 9 West Chester, PA
Student of Sharon Bedford    
Karin Hoppo, violin 9 Sewickley, PA
Student of Satoko Hoppo    
Kevin Chen, piano 9 Houston, TX
Student of Mei Rui    
Kevin Lee, cello 9 Lexington, MA
Student of Sam Ou    
Robert Heims, piano 9 Avon, CT
Student of Anchie Donn    
Run He (Kelly) Deng, piano 9 Shanghai, China
Student of Wang Jue    
Shirley Zhang, piano 9 Lyndhurst, OH
Student of Nella Kamerman    
Yinuo Fan, piano 9 Singapore
Student of Lin Huijuan    
York Zhou, piano 9 LaGrangeville, NY
Student of Peter Krauss and Peter Krauss    
Albert Hu, piano 10 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsui-Hui Chen    
Banu Taghiyeva, piano 10 Baku, Azerbaijan
Student of Nigar Najafova    
Claire Wang, piano 10 Twinsburg, OH
Student of Yuka Nakayama    
Crystal Cheng, piano 10 Cupertino, CA
Student of Lena Grozman    
Daniel Qiu, piano 10 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Frances Yao    
Denise Cheng, piano 10 Arcadia, CA
Student of Roger Wright    
Elliot Xu, piano 10 Wayland, MA
Student of Lu Lu    
Eric Koh, piano 10 Alameda, CA
Student of Heidi Hau    
Fiona Li, piano 10 Astoria, NY
Student of Lianhua Chi    
Jonathan Lin, piano 10 Olmsted Township, OH
Student of Esther Chu    
Paula Faizulin, violin 10 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Oleg Pavlov    
Sofiya Doroshenko, piano 10 Mahwah, NJ
Student of Ron Levy and Maria Galipchak     
Zidaan Kapoor, violin 10 Redwood Shores, CA
Student of Heidi Yoo    
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Samantha Hung, piano 6 New York, NY
Student of Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou    
Xennie Liu, piano 6 Astoria, NY
Student of Lianhua Chi    
Olivia Zhu, piano 7 Beijing, China
Student of Chao Liu    
Samuel Miller, violin 8 Cary, NC
Student of Erica Shirts    
Danica Madan, violin 9 Tiburon, CA
Student of Tuula Cotter    
Ester Leng, piano 9 Fremont, CA
Student of Peyhwan Kuan    
Justin J. Ng, violin 9 Edmonton, Canada
Student of Frank Ho
Ryan Ayers, piano 9 Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Student of Eunjung Ahn    
Eliza Tan, piano 10 Glen Allen, VA
Student of Natalya Vornovitsky    
Evelyn Xie, piano 10 Cupertino, CA
Student of Amy Huang    
Katie Chin, piano 10 San Jose, CA
     
Junior Category, Age Group 11 to 14:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Isabel Mavrides, violin 11 New York, NY
Student of Olga Popova    
Jonathan Alter, piano 11 Toronto, Canada
Student of Michael Berkovsky    
Kathleen Gurning, piano 11 Fontana, CA
Student of Dr. Elvin Rodriguez    
Zehavi Rodriguez, cello 11 Swarthmore, PA
Student of Amy Barston
Anna Wang, piano 12 Westford, MA
Student of Yeehan Wu    
Maximilian Haberstock, piano 12 Munich, Germany
Student of Prof. Thomas Böckheler and Vladimir Vasilski  
Tony Wei, piano 12 Princeton, NJ
Student of Wei Chiu    
Cristina Casero, piano 13 Buñol, Spain
Student of Joseph Mardon and Enrique Lapaz    
Ethan Jiang, piano 13 Great Neck, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen    
Matthew Gurning, piano 13 Fontana, CA
Student of Dr. Elvin Rodriguez    
Maxwell VanHoeij, violin 13 Tallahassee, FL
Phoebe Wang, cello 13 Englewood, CO
Student of James Todd    
Andrew Yang, violin 14 Blue Ash, OH
Student of Won-Bin Yim    
Isabelle Hebert, violin 14 Kanata, Canada
Student of Axel Strauss    
James Zheng, piano 14 Garden City, NY
Student of Fang Luo    
Joshua Facello, violin 14 Chapel Hill, NC
Student of Dr. Fabian Lopez    
Kevin Xu, piano 14 Cary, NC
Student of Florence Ko    
Lindsey Chu, harp 14 Bayside, NY
Matthew Hong, viola 14 Montvale, NJ
Student of Dr. Maria Radicheva    
Zoe-Daphnee Lavoie-Gagne, cello 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Bongshin Ko    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
James Harper, piano 13 Minsk, Belarus
Natasha Harper, piano 11 Minsk, Belarus
Students of Eleanora Ahremchik    
     
Incantando Trio:    
Matthew  Kim, clarinet 13 Los Altos, CA
Elliott Kim Kim, cello 11 Los Altos, CA
Riku Sakai, piano 12 Palo Alto, CA
Students of Youson Park  and Hye Yun    
     
Piano Trio/Six Hands:    
Valerie Nguyen, piano 13 San Diego, CA
Sophia Li, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Claire  Jiang, piano 13 Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
Titonix Trio:    
Nicole Kim, Bb clarinet 13 San Jose, CA
Eunice Cho, cello 12 Palo Alto, CA
Hannah  Schendel, piano 13 Palo Alto , CA
Students of Irina Rosinzonsky    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Patricia Hsieh, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Brian Hsiao, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Adele Wee, violin 11 Singapore
Student of Sylvia Khoo
Andrew Zhang, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev    
Angela Qian, piano 11 Lake Zurich, IL
Student of Sueanne Metz    
Ariella Rose Katz, piano 11 New York, NY
Student of Vivian Choi    
Brian Ling, piano 11 San Jose, CA
Student of Amy Hwang    
Chenming Liu, piano 11 Buffalo Grove, IL
Student of Sueanne Metz    
Heidi Li, piano 11 Hockessin, DE
Student of Linda Barone    
Madison Carlon, piano 11 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Edward Francis    
Milton Lin, piano 11 Chandler, AZ
Student of Yan Zhang    
Sonia Zhang, piano 11 Houston, TX
Student of Kana Mimaki    
Stana Choi, piano 11 Columbus, GA
Student of Dr. Jeremy Samolesky and Dr. Betty Anne Diaz  
Sydney Lee, piano 11 Fullerton, CA
Student of Judy Huang    
Tehila Setton, piano 11 Cooper City, FL
Albert Su, piano 12 Burlingame, CA
Student of Heidi Hau    
Alexandra Maskoff, piano 12 Westport, CT
Student of Tatiana Pikayzen    
Chanelle Chu, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Rose Chen    
Claire Huang, violin 12 Melbourne, Australia
Student of Jung Sook Yoon    
Jungwook Lee, piano 12 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Sinhye Kim    
Natalie Hahn, piano 12 New York, NY
Student of Donna Weng Friedman and Kate Shim    
Ryan Wang, piano 12 Champaign, IL
Student of Jing Hao    
Alexander Ye, piano 13 Flushing, NY
Student of Ruby Zhou
Anna Guan, piano 13 San Ramon, CA
Student of Liza Yasnogorodsky    
Christopher Kim, violin 13 Cary, NC
Student of Shelley Livingston    
Claire Ku, piano 13 Tualatin, OR
Student of Monica Ohuchi    
Emily Kang, cello 13 San Diego, CA
Student of Ruslan Biryukov    
James Song, violin 13 New Providence, NJ
Student of Oleg Pavlov    
Kaitlyn Lee, piano 13 Staten Island, NY
Student of Dr. Tian Song    
Magen Zeng, piano 13 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Katarina Loudermilk    
Mina Kim, cello 13 Seoul, South Korea
Seoyoung Lee, piano 13 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Sinhye Kim    
Sung-Lin Hsieh, violin 13 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Que Yang    
Vanessa Jan, piano 13 Campbell, CA
Student of Rose Chen    
Vivian Guo, violin 13 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Yang Xu    
Angela Deng, violin 14 Ypsilanti, MI
Anthea Luo, piano 14 Simsbury, CT
Student of Pi-Hsun Hshi    
April Cheng, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Hua Wang    
Audrey Vanderslice, piano 14 New York, NY
Student of Elizabeth Skavish
Caroline Zhu, violin 14 Cary, NC
Student of Mary Page Block and Dr. Nicholas DiEugenio  
Dylan Lee, piano 14 Granada Hills, CA
Student of Lynn Nakamura    
Edward Dan, piano 14 Solon, OH
Elizabeth Li, piano 14 Superior Township, MI
Student of Hsui-Hui Peng Chen    
Grace Lee, piano 14 Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Mei Rui    
Jack Silvers, piano 14 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Irena Portenko    
Jessica Wu, piano 14 Frederick, MD
Student of Scott Beard    
Joyce Li, piano 14 Porter Ranch, CA
Student of Roger Wright    
Lauren Yang, piano 14 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Helen Tan    
Malaina Kapoor, Voice 14 Redwood Shores, CA
Student of Christine Abraham    
Tiffanie Huang, cello 14 Fremont, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
     
Piano Trio/Six Hands:    
Andrew Gao, piano 13 San Diego, CA
Sarah  Gao, piano 10 San Diego, CA
William Gao, piano 8 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Sophia Cha, piano 13 Los Altos, CA
Student of Natalya Lundtvedt and Lena Grozman    
Spencer Cha, piano 12 Los Altos, CA
Student of Lena Grozman    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Christine Yang, piano 12 La Jolla, CA
Naomi  Deokule, piano 13 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Andrew Gao, piano 13 San Diego, CA
Sarah Gao, piano 10 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Jessica Wong, piano 14 Fremont, CA
Christine Ma, piano 14 Milpitas, CA
Students of Peyhwan Kuan    
     
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Clara Keller, piano 11 Jersey City, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos    
Daniel Neathery, piano 11 Chantilly, VA
Student of Faith Zuniga    
Edi Du, piano 11 Fremont, CA
Student of Peyhwan Kuan    
Iliana Rong, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Student of Hua Wang    
Jeff Minjae Kim, violin 11 Seoul, South Korea
Nancy Waldman, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Student of Dr. Irina Bendetsky    
Alyssa Wong, piano 12 Chandler, AZ
Student of Yan Zhang    
Chloe Shieh, violin 12 Brighton, Australia
Daniel Colaner, piano 12 Akron, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima    
Daniel Fu, piano 12 Germantown, MD
Student of Jaewon Lee    
David Lee, piano 12 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen    
Elaine Cui, piano 12 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen    
Ethan Lin, piano 12 Saratoga, CA
Student of Rose Chen    
Fiona Zhang, piano 12 San Francisco, CA
Student of Natasha Borodurin    
Harshita Krupadanam, piano 12 Cupertino, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Keira Konson, piano 12 Oakton, VA
Student of Faith Zuniga    
Madison Draizin, piano 12 Plantation, FL
Student of Yvette Greene    
Michelle Ho, piano 12 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Elena Cholakova    
Nelson Kanda, violin 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Tim Yip    
Veronica Kogan, piano 12 Duluth, GA
Student of Elena Cholakova    
Zera Te, violin 12 West Moorings, Trinidad & Tobago
Student of Ass. Prof. Simon Browne    
Chan Ning, piano 13 Singapore
Student of Karen Wong Guo Nie    
Christopher Ramsey, piano 13 Shawnee, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh    
Crystal Niu, cello 13 Potomac, MD
Emily Kang, piano 13 San Diego, CA
Student of Eunice Ahn    
Emily Qian, piano 13 Solon, OH
Student of Ella Karasik    
Ethan Ouyang, violin 13 Rockville, MD
Student of Chien-mo Wu and James Stern    
Eve Sullivan, piano 13 Bronxville, NY
Student of Kanako Koyama    
Feiyang Wang, piano 13 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen    
Grant Mao, piano 13 Overland Park, KS
Student of Mara Balke    
James Williamson, piano 13 Los Gatos, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Jingyi Wang, cello 13 Seattle, WA
Student of Zhenlun Li    
Ludwika Cantero, violin 13 Guadalupe, Mexico
Student of Lilia Lvovna Naydenova    
Melody Gawon Choi, piano 13 San Jose, CA
Student of Hyun-Ju Sung    
Melody Gawon Choi, violin 13 San Jose, CA
Student of Byung-Woo Kim    
Richard Yan, piano 13 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Hong Wang and Chung-Hsi Hsieh
Ryan Chou, violin 13 McLean, VA
Student of Amy Beth Horman    
Tianjian Bai, piano 13 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsui-Hui Peng Chen    
Carol Jiang, violin 14 Weston, FL
Student of Huifang Chen    
Christina Keller, piano 14 Jersey City, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos    
Ethan-Rygl Ato, piano 14 Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos    
Hyerin Noh, violin 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Ines Yoo    
James Xiu, piano 14 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen    
Jiapeng Chen, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Hua Wang    
John F. Mauro, piano 14 New Milford, NJ
Student of Eunjung Ahn    
Meera Navale, piano 14 Cupertino, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Phillip Lee, cello 14 Germantown, MD
Student of Laurien Laufman    
Sarah Chung, piano 14 Santa Clara, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Tiffany Phan, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Rowena Asuncion    
Vincent Lin, violin 14 Olmsted Township, OH
Student of Laura Simna    
Yash Vij, piano 14 Union City, CA
Student of Helen Lee    
Yixuan (Lucy) Zhou, piano 14 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Tian Song    
Young Seo Lee, violin 14 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Chunyan Gao    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Kaavya  Senthil, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Kasie Leung, piano 10 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
“Chinatown Dragons” Piano Trio:    
Hank Rong, piano 8 Overland Park, KS
Max  Rong, piano 12 Overland Park, KS
Sky Rong, piano 11 Overland Park, KS
Students of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh    
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Aidan Hartenstein, piano 11 Eastchester, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn    
Ally Negulescu, piano 11 Murrieta, CA
Student of Yiyi Ku    
Ee-Jun Ng, violin 11 Singapore
Student of Cindy Yan    
Tingzhou Li, piano 11 Beijing, China
Student of Chao Liu    
Tobias Urban, piano 11 West Windsor, NJ
Student of Irine Carman    
Vienna Guo, piano 11 San Jose, CA
Student of Amy Hwang    
Catherine Chu, piano 12 Palo Alto, CA
Student of John MaCarthy and Jason Chu    
Catherine Chu, violin 12 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Jason Chu    
Fiona Guo, piano 12 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Julia Tsien    
Mahi Vakil, piano 12 Edison, NJ
Student of Frederick Minano    
Mimansa Bhalla, piano 12 Bellaire, TX
Student of Mei Rui    
Nelson Kanda, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Richard Yao, piano 12 Sudbury, MA
Student of Lu Lu    
Christina Yi, violin 13 Cary, NC
Student of Karen Galvin    
Grace Yan, piano 13 Overland Park, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh    
Isean Bhalla, piano 13 Bellaire, TX
Student of Mei Rui    
Julia Zhu, piano 13 East Setauket, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta    
Mayan Bhagavan, piano 13 Overland Park, KS
Student of David Tauscher    
Nathan Napier, piano 13 Amherst, NY
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova    
Rich Soong, piano 13 Avon, CT
Amanda Tran, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev    
Ayushi Bhatnagar, piano 14 Fremont, CA
Student of Helen Lee    
Bridget Foley, piano 14 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Hong Wang    
Bridget Lee, piano 14 Beachwood, OH
Student of Ella Karasik    
Carolyn Wang, piano 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Joyce Lee    
Michelle Yao, piano 14 Chandler, AZ
Student of Yan Zhang    
Vincent Lin, piano 14 Olmsted Township, OH
Student of Esther Chu    
Vivian Wu, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Hua Wang    
Zachary Chen, violin 14 Los Altos, CA
Student of Timothy Yip    
     
Intermediate Category, Age Group 15 to 18:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Belle Wang, violin 15 Mesa, AZ
Student of Danwen Jiang    
Grace Choi, viola 15 Old Tappan, NJ
Student of Karen Ritscher and Jin Kyoung Park    
Julia Fu, piano 15 Cottonwood Heights, UT
Student of Ya Liu    
Kevin Won, cello 15 New York, NY
Rachel Broweleit, cello 15 Fremont, CA
Student of Stephen Harrison    
Verna Yin, piano 15 Riverside, CT
Student of Svitlana Fiorito    
Christopher Lee, cello 16 Wexford, PA
Danielle Liu, violin 16 Yorba Linda, CA
Student of Eunhee Kim    
Eugene Rhee, viola 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Mie Hee Park    
Haemaru Chung, violin 16 New York, NY
Student of Ann Setzer    
James Sinigalliano, piano 16 New York, NY
Student of Dr. Ana Maria Bottazzi    
Justin Nguyen, viola 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Dr. Jerzy Kosmala    
Lauren Jiang, piano 16 West Roxbury, MA
Student of Dorothy Shi    
Stephen Yang, cello 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Ruslan Biryukov    
Christine Yang, piano 17 Cumming, GA
Student of Elena Cholakova    
Julia Jorgensen, piano 17 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Student of Esther Keel    
Annett Ho, violin 18 New York, NY
Lorenzo Bagnati, piano 18 Venice, Italy
Student of Gabriele Carcano    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Julia Fu, piano 15 Cottonwood Heights, UT
Emily Zhang, piano 15 Sandy, UT
Students of Ya Liu    
     
String Quartet:    
Sabrina Kim, violin 14 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Davis Law    
Waverly Long, violin 15 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Antoine van Dongen    
Yingnan Li, viola 15 San Jose, CA
Student of Craig Bate    
Rachel Broweleit, cello 15  Fremont, CA
Student of Stephen Harrison    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Lauren Chen, piano 18 Athens, GA
Linsey Chen, piano 18 Athens, GA
Students of Jonathan Klein    
     
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Catherine Shih, piano 15 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Elena Cholakova    
Eirena Li, piano 15 Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park    
Elaina Comia, piano 15 Weatogue, CT
Student of Pi-Hsun Shih    
Eric Lin, violin 15 Fremont, CA
Gabriella Kogan, piano 15 John’s Creek, GA
Student of Elena Cholakova    
George Shum, piano 15 Broadview Hts, OH
Student of Haewon Song    
Jack Liu, piano 15 Fredericton, Canada
Student of Roger Lord    
Jasmine Zhang, piano 15 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Anna Gingis    
Jeff Yi, violin 15 Cary, NC
Student of Karen Galvin    
Joshua Chung, piano 15 San Diego, CA
Student of Eunice Ahn    
Ken Chen, piano 15 Wyoming, OH
Student of Yuting Li    
Luke Huang, piano 15 San Diego, CA
Student of Rinna Livshin    
Soyoung Cho, violin 15 Rochester, MI
Student of Haewon Oh    
Amy King, piano 16 Torrance, CA
Student of Aleksei Takenouchi    
Bella Fong, viola 16 San Francisco, CA
Student of Jessica T Chang    
Channing Lee, piano 16 Fullerton, CA
Student of Judy Huang    
Christopher Yang, viola 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Michael Tseitlin    
David Zeng, piano 16 San Diego, CA
Student of George Katz and Cho-Hyun Park    
Edward Lee, violin 16 Rockville, MD
Student of Adrian Semo    
Grace Wei, piano 16 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Ping Xu    
Irina Casasnovas, violin 16 Evanston, IL
Student of Almita Vamos    
Justin Hung, piano 16 Kensington, MD
Student of Jane Oleshkevich    
Lauren Park, piano 16 Newport Beach, CA
Student of Jenny Shin    
Marissa He, piano 16 Avon, CT
Student of Pihsun Shih    
Michelle Gan, piano 16 Cary, NC
Student of Clara Yang    
Richard Xie, piano 16 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Dr. Elena Cholakova    
Roger Sun, violin 16 San Ramon, CA
Student of Aimei Liu and Ryan Chen    
Teresa Xie, piano 16 Chicago, IL
Student of Olga Ridgeway    
Thao My Pham, piano 16 Hanoi, Vietnam
Student of Van Co Tran    
Trevor Jensen, violin 16 Sunnyside, NY
Student of Dr. Yu Jeong Lee    
Yuki Kono, piano 16 Houston, TX
Student of Kana Mimaki    
David Xu, violin 17 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Aimei Liu    
Heejun Cho, violin 17 Rochester, MI
Student of Haewon Oh    
Ian Yi, violin 17 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Judy Blank    
Isabella Chang, piano 17 Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park    
Jessie Lee, violin 17 Metuchen, NJ
Joseph Linde, violin 17 Kennewick, WA
Student of Meredith Arksey and Sarah Russell    
Krishna Sinha, piano 17 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Lesli Hanson    
Mina Park, cello 17 Perry Hall, MD
Student of Alicia Ward    
Lee Argir, violin 18 Chelsea, MI
Student of Judy Blank    
Tracy Lang, cello 18 Irvine, CA
Student of Richard Naill    
     
Piano Trio:    
Sophia Jin, violin 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Ayako Sugaya    
Eric (Sung min) Lim, cello 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Stan Sharp    
Chloe Harsojo, piano 16 Chino Hills, CA
Student of Irene Yong    
     
Eccentric Trio:    
Leonard Tang, violin 15 Glastonbury, CT
Student of Yun-Yang Lin    
Sofia DiNatale, cello 15 Glastonbury, CT
Student of Yun-Yang Lin    
Sophia Arruda, piano 18 Marlborough, CT
Student of Yun-Yang Lin and Anne Cassarino    
     
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Ananya Sahoo, piano 15 Issaquah, WA
Student of Alexandra Tsirkel    
Animesh Agrawal, piano 15 Cupertino, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Daniel Shu, violin 15 Marietta, GA
Student of Que Yang    
Hannah Kim, piano 15 Oakton, VA
Student of Gi Na Nam    
Jiyuan Dong, piano 15 Lilburn, GA
Student of Wen Zao Cheng    
Justin Zhang, violin 15 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Chunyan Gao    
Longwei Ge, piano 15 Irvine, CA
Ryan Chen, piano 15 Little Neck, NY
Student of Alla Bell    
Sophia Jin, violin 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Ayako Sugaya    
Suwon Kim, violin 15 Lexington, MA
Student of Fudeko Takahashi Cohler    
Wenjun Wang, piano 15 Lilburn, GA
Student of Wen Zao Chen    
Wesley Luh, viola 15 San Jose, CA
Student of Craig Bate    
William Chang, piano 15 San Francisco, CA
Student of Dr. Robert Schwartz
William He, piano 15 Bellaire, TX
Student of Dr. Mei Rui    
Anna Taglioli, piano 16 Plano, TX
Student of Grace Long    
Avik Jain, piano 16 Cupertino, CA
Student of Matt Wang    
Grace Park, piano 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Youngsook Kang    
Helir Hernández, piano 16 Monterrey, Mexico
Student of Antonina Dragan    
Jovi Koh, piano 16 Singapore
Student of Benjamin Loh    
Justine Cho, piano 16 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Hye Jin Har    
Navin Ahire, viola 16 Plano, TX
Student of Ronald Houston    
Ng Qian Yao, cello 16 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Student of Isabella Kerk    
Tongxu Bai, piano 16 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen    
Amanda Jin, piano 17 Plano, TX
Student of Grace Long    
Amberlee Woodhouse, piano 17 Spanish Fork, UT
Student of Dr. Irene Peery-Fox    
Ellen Tsao, piano 17 Brighton, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen    
Nhi Pham, piano 17 Hanoi, Vietnam
Student of Van Co Tran    
Silvia Huang, violin 17 La Verne, CA
Student of Ouyang Lu    
Yiyang Zheng, piano 17 Sugarland, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Grace Chen, piano 15 San Diego, CA
Simran Deokule, piano 16 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev    
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Ayushi Uppal, piano 15 West Bloomfield, MI
Student of Irene Steyman    
Grace Mao, piano 15 Overland Park, KS
Student of Mara Balke    
Haiyun Du, piano 15 New York, NY
Isabelle Lee, piano 15 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin    
Max Zuo, piano 15 Sudbury, MA
Student of Lu Lu
Nathan Mann, cello 15 Huntingdon Valley, PA
Student of John Koen and Cassia Harvey    
Nicholas Wang, piano 15 Cupertino, CA
Student of Amy Hwang    
Rojan Javaheri, piano 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Young-Sook Kang    
Srija Pamujula, piano 15 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Helen Lee    
Ananya Pani, piano 16 Acton, MA
Student of Heather Riley    
Andy Luo, piano 16 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen    
Qianyi Ma, piano 16 Deerfield, MA
Student of Felix Margolin    
You Kyung Kim, cello 16 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Sung Eun Ahn    
Yacun (Aimee) Shen, piano 17 Wayland, MA
Student of Lu Lu    
     
College Students and Professional Musicians Category:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Akiko Yamazaki, piano 33 Chapel Hill, NC
Student of John Salmon    
Ann JunYoung, cello 24 Gongju, South Korea
Student of Gangho Lee    
Chorong Ryou, piano 31 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Alexander Svyatkin and Alla Blatow    
Claudia Irene Tessaro, violin 21 Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Student of Pavel Berman    
Daniel Neyman, piano 22 New Haven, CT
Student of Prof. Melvin Chen    
Eunsol Lee, violin 24 East Lansing, MI
Student of Dmitri Berlinsky    
Hsin-Ju Yu, violin 30 Okemos, MI
Hyun Joo Park, piano 33 Pittsburgh, PA
Student of David Allen Wehr    
Iris Blanco-Urgelles, piano 36 Chester Springs, PA
Maria Kiosseva, piano 36 Stuttgart, Germany
Student of Karl-Wilhelm Berger    
Maria Victoria Pedrero, cello 30 Valladolid, Spain
Minji Kim, piano 30 Savoy, IL
Student of Timothy Ehlen and Daniel Shapiro    
Sarah Page, violin 24 Cleveland, OH
Student of William Preucil    
Sebastian Silen, violin 32 Espoo, Finland
Xiao Chen, piano 28 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Inna Faliks    
Yeon Sun Choi, cello 34 Allston, MA
Student of Michael Reynolds    
Yuan Jiang, piano 27 Tempe, AZ
Student of Walter Cosand    
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Muli Yu, piano 18 La Mirada, CA
Kate Bode, piano 19 Hamilton, VA
Student of Lishan Hung    
     
Cello and Piano Duo:    
Suah Kim, cello 30 Boston, MA
Student of Michael Reynolds    
Hanna Song, piano 32 Brookline, MA
Student of Javier Arrebola    
     
Violin and Viola Duo:    
Yuan Qi, viola 27 Baltimore, MD
Student of Choong-Jin ( C.J.) Chang    
Hanbing Jia Jia, violin 28 Middle River, MD
Student of Herbert Greenberg    
     
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Cheng Wei Lim, harp 18 Singapore
Student of Huang Yu-Hsin    
Elena Chupakhina, piano 30 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Hangyu Bai, piano 26 Purchase, NY
Hyunah Song, piano 28 East Lansing, MI
Student of Prof. Panayis Lyras    
Jieun Lee, piano 24 Springfield, MS
Kai Ono, piano 21 Lawrence, KS
Student of Dr. Scott McBride Smith    
Katena Dinas, piano 28 East Lansing, MI
Student of Panayis Lyras    
Katherine Miller, piano 21 Boston, MA
Scott Alex Lavine, cello 18 Greenville, NC
Student of Emanuel Gruber    
Sehwa Beom, violin 32 Yongin Kihueng gu, South Korea
Seonghwan Bae, piano 21 Busan, South Korea
Student of Alexey Lebedev and Jun Kwon    
Songhwa Chae, piano 41 Wilmore, KY
Student of Irina Voro    
Tong Zhang, piano 24 Urbana, IL
Student of Timothy Ehlen    
Yoomin Jung, piano 29 East Lansing, MI
Student of Deborah Moriarty    
Desireé González, piano 28 Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Dr. Vedrana Subotic    
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Meril Deniece Thomas, piano Greenville, MS
Student of Robert Stephens    
René Marines, piano 21 Monterrey, Mexico
Student of Antonina Dragan    
     
Amateur Category:
SECOND PLACE WINNER
Jesica Suwiji, piano 25 Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Lystia Christianti

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!


 Winners Recital Information

1. Each Winner will perform at one Recital. Recital date and time will be offered to the Winner based on the Competition results.

2. Only ONE piece from the audition repertoire within a time limit will be performed at the Winners Recital.

3. To change a performance repertoire (including the shortened version of the piece for string performers), a $55 fee must be submitted on the Contact Us page no later than two months prior to the Recital.

4. Extra performance time of up to 1 minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with an additional fee of $100.

5. Only piano accompaniment can be used at the Winners Recital. No acoustic system will be provided.

6. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protege does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one after enrollment into the program.

7. Photo or video recording during the recital is strictly prohibited per the Carnegie Hall policy. A professional photographer will be taking pictures of the performers.

8. The total Recital and Photo Fee for Solo Participants is $400:

   – $300 Recital Fee, includes admission for participant and piano accompanist (if needed), Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four guests’ tickets.

   – $100 Photo Fee, includes set of digital photos taken by professional photographer during participant’s performance on the stage. Average set is 20-30 digital photos.

9. Recital Fee for Ensemble Members is $230 per Member plus $100 Photo Fee per group. Recital Fee includes admission for Ensemble Member, Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four guests’ tickets per Member.

10. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.

11. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).

12. Detailed Winners Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the participants.


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