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International Competition of Romantic Music 2012

American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2012 attracted applicants from across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Ukraine.

Dr. Sophya Genis was invited as a Chairwoman of the Competition. 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.

The Winners Recitals were held on

Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:30AM and 7:30PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

 Special prizes for best performances were awarded based on the judges recommendations.

American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2012 Results: 
Judges Distinction Awards (Trophies) Winners
Charles Zhao, 9, from Bethesda, Maryland, started taking piano lessons when he was 6 years old. His past piano teachers include Professor Laurent Boukobza and Professor Gary Wolf, among others. Currently, Charles continues his piano study under Dr. Michael Adcock. Up to now, Charles has won awards in almost every competition he entered. Among these awards, the noticeable ones were the Florida State level piano solo and piano concerto (at the 2nd highest technique level) competitions, which took place in May 2011. In April 2011, Charles also performed in the winners’ concert at Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall in New York City. Besides piano, Charles loves drawing, mathematics and reading. charles
Sheng Shuo, 10, from Changchun, China, studies piano under Prof. Wong Yee Lun of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. His past piano teachers include Prof. Huang Yameng and Mr. Song Zhengang. Up to now, Shuo has won many international and national piano competition awards, including 3rd Cadenza National Youth Competition -1st prize (2009, Cat. B), 4th Steinway National Youth Piano Competition (Northeast China) – 3rd prize (2009), 73rd Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition (Jilin, China) – 2nd prize (2009), 12th “Xinghai Cup” National Youth Piano Competition – 3rd prize (2008)  sheng
Claudia See, 17, from San Diego, California, began playing clarinet in 4th Grade.  She is currently under the tuition of her music teachers Alexander Gourevitch and Vladimir Goltsman. Claudia’s achievements include San Diego Symphony Young Artists Competition – Winner (2012), San Diego Youth Symphony, Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition – Winner (2011), San Diego Clarinet Society Young Artist Competition – 1st place (2011) and Grand Prize Senior Division (2011), Coastal Communities Concert Band – Don Caneva Scholarship Winner (2012), Helen B. Goodlin Competition – 1st place (2012), La Jolla Symphony Young Artist Competition – Rising Star Award (2012).  claud

 

Scholarship Award Winner:

Kunst Piano Quintet:

  • Jung Lim Kim, piano;
  • Hyunjung Kim, violin;
  • Kina Park, violin;
  • Hyemin Choi, viola;
  • Linda Kim, cello

 kunst

Established in Boston, MA in 2011, Kunst Piano Quintet is dedicated to expanding the contemporary chamber music tradition through performances, recordings, broadcasts, educational activities and community outreach projects.  The group philosophy is to connect with people through an instrument made out of wood. Alumni of New England Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory, the Quintet has coached with members of the Muir quartet, Takacs Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet , Tokyo String Quartet, Julliard Quartet as well as Peter Zazofsky, Bayla Keyes, Malcolm Lowe and Rafael Hillyer. Consisted of musicians from Korea, members hold graduate degrees in performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and Peabody Conservatory. They have performed throughout Korea, Central America and the U.S. They are also artists sponsored by the Kumho Aisana Cultural Foundation.  The Quintet participants are studying under Anthony Di Bonaventura.

American Protégé
International Competition of Romantic Music 2012
Results:
Name Age Country/State
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
First Place Winners  
Meagan Elissa Cook, piano 8 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Ludmila Melzer    
Charles Zhao, piano 9 Bethesda, MD
Student of Michael Adcock    
Second Place Winners  
Anna Tan, violin 6 Singapore
Student of Clara Tan    
Adrian Romoff, Piano 8 Peachtree City, GA
Student of Olga Romoff    
Rayna Aden De Guzman, flute 8 Singapore
Student of Larisa Tupitsyna    
RaeYue Pung, piano 9 Singapore
Student of Albert Tiu    
Francois Gizycki, cello 9 Shanghai, China
Student of Xue Wen Gao    
Third Place Winners  
Erica Graham Clarke, piano 8 Newtown Square, PA
Student of Elena Berman Gantard and Dmitry Borisovsky    
Yihsuan Chao, piano 9 Taiwan
Student of Jessie Huang and John Vaughan    
Honorable Mention  
Olivia Lin, piano 7 Elmhurst, NY
Student of Jiuan Jiuan Chiou    
Tu Anh Nguyen, piano 8 Boca Raton, FL
Student of Dr. Irena Kofman    
Victoria Lin Midkiff, piano 8 Blacksburg, VA
Student of Sonya Ho    
Eleanor Yeajune Lee, piano 9 Tuscaloosa, AL
Student of Hye Sook Jung    
Daniel Zi Yang Chen Wang, Piano 9 Cartago, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski and Tamara Slioutovskaya    
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
First Place Winners  
Shuo Sheng, piano 10 Beijing, China
Student of Huang Yameng    
Cynthia Soto, piano 11 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski    
Lawrence Lan, piano 12 Setauket, NY
Student of Marjorie Lee    
Kevin Long Su, piano 12 Boyds, MD
Student of Marjorie Lee    
Jounghee Son, piano 13 Ahnyang Si, Korea
Student of Ji Eun Lee    
Annelise Bui, piano 13 Newport Coast, CA
Student of Dr. Susan Boettger    
Second Place Winners  
Julia Liu Fu, piano 10 Cottonwood Heights, UT
Student of Ya Liu    
James Sinigalliano, piano 11 New York, NY
Student of Dr. Ana Maria Bottazzi    
Maryna Peresichanska, voice 11 Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Student of Natalia Dymchenko and Olga Shkola    
Ethan Chen, piano 11 Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Aleksei Takenouchi    
Yurika Yamada, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Nagisa Ariza    
Howard Chen, piano 12 Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Aleksei Takenouchi    
Antonio Frank Plumer, piano 12 Mount Airy, MD
Student of Scott Beard and Frank Plumer    
Aileen Chung, violin 13 Irvine, CA
Student of Magaret Batjer    
Leyla Kabuli, piano 13 Davis, CA
Student of John McCarthy    
Emma Lee, cello 13 Tustin, CA
Student of Sarah Koo    
Third Place Winners  
Cheryline Illena Alim, piano 10 Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Lystia Christianti    
Augustin Henry Wright, piano 10 West Vancouver, Canada
Student of Rebecca Kelly     
Evan Hu, piano 10 Germantown, MD
Student of Marjorie Lee    
Lynn Gong, piano 11 Liberia, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski and Ludmila Melzer    
Vincentius Bryan, piano 12 Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Lystia Christianti    
Joseline Novia Alim, piano 13 Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Lystia Christianti    
Jamie Cleron, piano 13 Menlo Park, CA
Student of Christie Skousen    
Honorable Mention  
Arisa Hara, piano 10 Bronxville, NY
Student of Jiuan Jiuan Chiou    
Ana Laura Sanchez Retana, piano 10 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski    
Rachel Devarani Dharmapalan, piano 10 Oakland, CA
Student of Jim Charmichael    
Bao Anh Nguyen, piano 11 Boca Raton, FL
Student of Dr. Irena Kofman    
Kate Lu, piano 12 Chappaqua, NY
Student of Flora Kuan    
Emily Xing Ku, piano 13 Lilburn, GA
Student of Raisa Isaacs    
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
First Place Winners  
Matthew Huang, cello 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
David Yujun Huang, piano 15 Thousand Oaks, CA
Student of Edward Francis    
Andrew Chan, piano 16 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Lena Grozman    
Han Saem Rue, violin 17 Seoul, Korea
Student of Hyuna Kim    
Claudia See, clarinet 17 San Diego, CA
Student of Vladimir Goltsman    
MSM Precollege Trio:    
Serina Yongchen Chang, piano 15 New York, NY
Student of Yegor Shevtsov    
Tristan Siegel, violin 16 Tenafly, NY
Student of Yegor Shevtsov    
David Ryu, cello 16 Harrington Park, NJ
Student of Yegor Shevtsov and Madeleine Golz    
Trio con Fuoco:   San Diego, CA
Flora Fang Ying Li, violin 15  
Jiewon Lee, piano 15  
Christina Cheng, cello 16  
Students of Lu Yan Guo    
Second Place Winners  
Maximilian Bui, piano 14 Newport Coast, CA
Student of Dr. Susan Boettger    
Jules Jiyoon Lee, piano 14 Norwood, NJ
Student of Carmel Lowenthal    
Yuchun Cheng, viola 14 Tainan City, Taiwan
Student of Tomizawa Naoko    
Yoon Joo Choi, piano 15 Seoul, Korea
Student of Ji Eun Lee    
Irene Jeong, cello 15 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh    
Jerry Liu Fu, piano 16 Cottonwood Heights, UT
Student of Susan Duehlmeier    
Eri Wong, piano 16 San Gabriel, CA
Student of Nobuyo Nishizaka    
Asana Michelle Onishi, piano 16 Arcadia, CA
Student of Bernadene Blaha    
Anna Elisabeth Schwartz, oboe 17 Longmeadow, MA
Student of Amanda Hardy    
and Peter Smith    
Ririko Noborisaka, violin 17 Osaka, Japan
Student of Machie Oguri    
Preston Jordan Lim, cello 17 Vancouver, Canada
Student of Joseph Elworthy    
Third Place Winners  
Thomas Michael Nickell, piano 14 New York, NY
Student of Thomas Osuga    
Erica Jayee Huang, cello 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Sarah Koo    
Josephine Eugenia Alim, piano 14 Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Lystia Christianti    
Erica Jayee Huang, piano 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Miranda Wu    
Joyson Zhang, piano 14 Houston, TX
Student of Clive Swansbourne    
Ana Sofia Schutte, violin 14 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Catherina Tellini    
Justin Han Sumio Koga, cello 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Sarah Koo    
Hyeri Bae, piano 15 Suwanee, GA
Student of Anatoly Sheludyakov    
Alice Seohyoun Yoon, flute 15 Singapore
Student of Larisa Tupitsina    
Shiying Shirley Lin, piano 15 Little Neck, NY
Student of Wei Chiu    
Samantha Sae Min Lee, cello 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Sarah Koo    
Sarah Ting Goodman, piano 16 Weston, MA
Student of Clara Slater    
Valentinus Steven, piano 17 Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Hendrata Prasetia and Lystia Christianti    
Honorable Mention  
Nellie Taratorin, piano 14 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Era Lifschitz    
Natalie Anne Cernius, piano 16 Newport Beach, CA
Student of Ana Maria Eckstein    
Joseph ChangWon Chung, violin 16 Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Yujeong Lee    
Daniela Valentina Rodriguez, piano 16 Miami, FL
Student of Margarita Garcia    
Jenna Yunsu Lee, violin 17 New York, NY
Student of Ricardo Cyncynates and Yujeong Lee    
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals
First Place Winners  
Luis Esteban Wattson Herrera, piano 21 Hererdia, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski    
Liana Paniyeva, piano 27 Hartford, CT
Student of Phillip Kawin    
Jungmin Grace Han, cello  27 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Richard Aaron and Aldo Parisot    
Jae In Shin, violin 28 Seattle, WA
Student of Ronald Patterson and Hyo Kang    
Hyun Kim, violin 28 Boston, MA
Student of Bayla Keyes    
Eun Joung Kim, piano 30 Cicinnati, OH
Student of Eugene Pridonoff    
Jinhee Kim, piano 30 Minneapolis, MN
Student of Alexander Braginsky    
Min Hee Kim, violin 31 Seoul, Korea
Student of Dirk Verelst    
Hye Young Kim, piano 33 Urbana, IL
Student of Timothy Ehlen and Kenneth Drake    
Kwok Wai Yu, clarinet 33 Rego Park, NY
Student of Charles Neidich    
Tatiana Shustova, piano 35 Urbana, IL
Student of Ian Hobson    
Kunst Piano Quintet:   Boston, MA
Jung Lim Kim, piano    
Hyunjung Kim, violin    
Kina Park, violin    
Hyemin Choi, viola    
Linda Kim, cello    
Students of Anthony Di Bonaventura    
New England String Quartet:   Somerville, MA
Julia Okrusko, violin 28  
Konstantin Rybakov, violin 27  
Lilit Muradyan, viola 32  
Ming Hui Lin, cello 31  
     
Second Place Winners  
Chuyi Liang, piano 20 Beijing, China
Student of Teng Shichu    
Eduardo Jesus Montero Mata, piano 21 Hererdia, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski and Luis Monge    
Christian Kazmierski, viola 22 Baltimore, MD
Student of Stephen Wyrczynski    
Pavel Shevel, piano 25 Kiev, Ukraine
Student of Ludmila Marsevich    
Azer Damirov, violin 25 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Eduard Schmieder    
Fangyue He, violin 25 New York, NY
Student of Laurie Smukler    
Haneul Lee, piano 27 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Karen Shaw    
Larysa Davis, piano   Laredo, TX
Third Place Winner  
Chen Wang, piano 26 Beijing, China
Student of Mao Qingnan    
Honorable Mention  
Irene Alfaro, piano 21 San José, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski    
Jihye Sung, violin 24 New York, NY
Student of Patinka Kopec    
JohnWillard Arrojado Utuk, piano 27 Cape Coral, FL
Student of Robert MacDonald    

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

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