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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 underAmateur without professional degree
13 – 18College 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.American Protege Competition Winner 
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.violin
Jury’s Favorite Award Winner ($330 Scholarship and Plaque 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. American Protege Competition Winner
 Judges Distinction Award (Plaque 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. American Protege Competition Winner
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). American Protege Competition Winner
NAMEAGECITY, STATE/COUNTRY
   
Age Group 12 and under:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Jinan Woo, violin7Hong 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, cello8Cincinnati, OH
Student of Sarah Kim  
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb., I Mvt.  
Nathan Jiang, piano9Downingtown, PA
Student of Joy M. Kiszely  
Mozart, Concerto K. 450, III Mvt.  
Artem Kopylov, piano10Burlington, Canada
Student of Dr. Olga Chichova  
Beethoven, Concerto No. 1 Op. 15 in C Major, I Mvt.  
Hana Taylor, violin10Brookline, MA
Student of Andrew Kohji Taylor  
Paganini, Concerto no. 1  
LiYu Chen, violin10Bayside, NY
Student of Siliang Meng and Wei Chiu  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, I Mvt.  
Lynn Nam, violin10Gwangju, South Korea
Student of Dong Hyun Kim and Sung Sook Kim  
Haydn, Violin Concerto in C Major  
Simon Hagopian-Rogers, violin10New York, NY
Student of Viktor Basis  
Drdla, Carmen Fantasy  
Angela Tsang, piano11San Jose, CA
Student of Peykwan Kuan and Anny Cheng  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 19, I Mvt.  
Beatrice Chen, viola11Chicago, IL
Student of Desiree Ruhstrat  
Stamitz, Concerto in D Major Op. 1  
Chizuru Tanaka, violin11Buffalo Grove, IL
Student of Desiree Ruhstrat  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, III Mvt.  
Ethan Chaves, violin11Charlton, MA
Student of Fudeko Takahashi  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, I, II, III Mvt.  
Ashley Kim, violin12Paramus, 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, violin12Lubbock, TX
Student of Annie Chalex Boyle  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor Op. 21, I Mvt.  
Irene Lee, cello12Palisades Park, NJ
Student of Inwha Lee  
Saint -Saens, Concerto No.1, I Mvt.  
Jessica Ma, piano12Edmonton, Canada
Student of Wolfram Linnebach  
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor  
Kevin Xu, cello12Syosset, NY
Student of Inhwa Lee  
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 33  
Ryan Gannon, piano12Redwood City, CA
Student of Sujeeva Hapugalle  
Shostakovich, Concerto No. 2 in F Major Op. 102, I Mvt.  
Vera Hong, violin12Simi Valley, CA
Student of Gayaneh Kumar  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor  
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Danial Hendi, piano7League City, TX
Student of Dr. Ying Zhang  
Bach, Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor BWV 1052, I Mvt.  
Bynn Nam, violin8Gwangju, South Korea
Student of Sung Sook Kim and Hyang Hee Lee  
Vivaldi, Concert in G Minor, I Mvt.  
Matthew Phan, piano9Jacksonville, FL
Student of Mary Lou Wesley Krosnick  
Mozart, Concerto in C, K. 246, I Mvt.  
Iris Wu, violin10Bayside Hills, NY
Student of Siliang Meng  
Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major K. 216, I Mvt.  
Sabine Kwon, piano10Haverford, PA
Student of Anna Kislitsyna  
Handel, Concerto No. 4  
Victor Pan, piano11Herndon, VA
Student of Anna Ouspenskaya  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 15 in C Major, I Mvt.  
Faith Nixon, piano12Orem, UT
Student of Dr. Irene Peery-Fox  
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2, III Mvt.  
Frank Wang, violin12Sharon, MA
Student of Khullip Jeung  
Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 2 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 19  
Nathan Sariowan, violin12San Diego, CA
Student of Chi Yuan Chen  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, I Mvt.  
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Hristina Panova, violin7Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Seitz, Violin concerto Op. 13  
Ani Panova, violin9Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Rode, Violin Concerto No. 7 in A Minor, I Mvt.  
Patrick Lu, piano9Westford, MA
Student of Ronald Kmiec  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, I Mvt.  
Bilegtugs Lut, violin9Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Student of Tumenjargal Chuluun  
Paganini, Caprice No. 20  
Nahoko Okamoto, violin10Wynnewood, PA
Student of Tatiana Ivanova  
Haydn, Violin Concerto in G major, I Mvt.  
Amanda Chao, violin11Tenafly, NJ
Student of Joey Corpus  
Kabalevsky, Concerto in C Major Op. 48, I Mvt.  
Anne Mania, piano11Brooklyn, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze  
Balanchivadze, Piano Concerto No. 3 in A Minor, III Mvt.  
Horace Gao, piano12South Jordan, UT
Student of Gary Amano and Luke Hancock  
Mendelssohn, Concerto in D Minor, III Mvt.  
Jack Silvers, piano12Scarsdale, NY
Student of Irena Portenko  
Bach, Concerto in D Minor  
Joanne Chan, violin12Singapore
Student of Ang Chek Meng  
Vitali, Chaconne in G  
Sophia Molina, violin12Coral Gables, FL
Student of Andres Trujillo  
Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Mayor  
HONORABLE MENTION
LeAnn Tai, piano9Irvine, CA
Student of Esther Yoon  
Mozart, Concerto in C Major KV 246 No. 8, III Mvt.  
McKayla Ro, piano9Gainesville, FL
Student of Dr. Heejung Kang  
Mozart, Concerto in C Major, K 246  
Jessica Liao, piano11South Setauket, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F Major K. 37, I Mvt.  
   
FINALISTS
Isabella Lin, piano9Copley, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Hummel, Piano Concerto in G Major Op. 73, III Mvt.  
James DePorre III, piano10Conover, NC
Student of Chad Leatherman  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.  
Paris Arin, piano10Southwest Ranches, FL
Student of Dr. Irene Peery-Fox  
Mozart, Concert No. 8 In C Major  
Alkrena Gjeli, violin12Philadelphia, PA
Student of Larisa Odlyvanska  
Vivaldi, Concert in A minor, I Mvt  
Age Group 13 to 18:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Gloria Lee, cello13Oradell, NJ
Student of In Hwa Lee  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.  
Rachel Broweleit, cello13Fremont, CA
Student of Stephen Harrison  
Bruch, Kol Nidrei  
Cassandra Liu, cello14San Ramon, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.  
Ford Christensen, cello14Holladay, UT
Student of Pegsoon Whang  
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33  
Ian Kim, cello14Saratoga, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, I and II Mvt.  
Isabella Spinardi, violin14Milan, Italy
Student of Maria Caterina Carlini  
Paganini, Concerto No. 1  
Jason Xu, clarinet14San Jose, CA
Student of Wei Wei Xu  
Weber, Zweites Konzert fur Klarinette  
Mark Xu, violin14Weston, CT
Student of Ann Setzer and Stephan Tieszan  
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3, III Mvt.  
Min Chul Cho, cello14San Jose, CA
Student of Kyeong Hwa Kim  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, IV Mvt.  
Zechariah Zhu, piano14San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin  
Beethoven, Concerto Op. 37, III Mvt.  
Clara Truong, piano15San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin  
Mozart, Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K466, III Mvt.  
Gavin Bala, piano15Singapore
Student of Rita Sze and Prof. Stefano Miceli  
Chopin, Piano Concerto in E Minor Op. 11, II Mvt.  
Jaehoon (Kevin) Jung, cello15Houston, 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, piano15Vancouver, Canada
Student of Fafan Xiao  
Shostakovich, Concerto No. 2 Op. 102  
Kang Min Shin, classical guitar15Cresskill, NJ
Student of Tali Roth  
Villa-Lobos, Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra  
Kevin Li, cello15Fremont, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh  
Elgar, Concerto Op. 85 in E Minor, I Mvt.  
Luming Chan, cello15Hastings on Hudson, NY
Student of Wolfram Koessel  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, IV Mvt.  
Vivian Ni, piano15Fredericton, Canada
Student of Michel Fournier and Anne Marie Murphy  
Grieg, Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I and II Mvt.  
Vivian Ni, violin15Fredericton, Canada
Student of Atis Bankas and David Adams  
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 D Major Op. 19, I and II Mvt.  
Wangrui Xu, violin15Guangzhou, China
Student of Kaiyi Ma  
Brahms, Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.  
and Mendelsshon, Concerto in E Minor, III Mvt.  
Wing Man Christy Leung, harp15Hong Kong
Student of Sze Ying Lam Barbara  
Handel, Harp Concerto Op. 4 No. 6  
Cheyoon Lee, cello16Natick, MA
Student of Allison Eldredge  
Dvorak, Cello Concerto No. 1, III Mvt.  
Erin Kim, violin16Los Altos, CA
Student of Davis Law  
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 Op. 19 in D Major, I Mvt.  
Faye Yang, violin16Westford, MA
Student of Yumi Okada  
Mozart, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D Major  
Jeffrey Chiu, cello16San Jose, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Herbert, Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, III Mvt.  
Samantha Silverstein, violin16New Providence, NJ
Student of Khullip Jeung  
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47, III Mvt.  
Steven Ahn, violin16Newton, MA
Student of Lynn Chang  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, I and III Mvt.  
Taiga Murooka, violin16Saratoga, CA
Student of Wei He and Nicolas Dautricourt  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, I Mvt.  
Ting Yan Fung, piano16Interlochen, MI
Student of Michael Coonrod  
Beethoven, Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15  
Yurie Minamiya, violin16Garden City, NY
Student of Lara Lev and Naoko Tanaka  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op. 22, I Mvt.  
Ian Yiran Huang, violin16Beijing, China
Student of Prof. Huang Xiaoshao  
Bruch, Concerto Op. 26, I Mvt.  
Angela Tang, violin17West Linn, OR
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.  
Caroline Haines, Harp17Rockville, VA
Student of Lynnelle Ediger  
Debussy, Dances  
Crystal Kim, cello17Plainview, NY
Student of Jeong Yoon Park  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.  
Jenny Chen, violin17San Diego, CA
Student of Pasha Tseitlin  
Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5, I Mvt.  
Joanna Gorska, violin17London, CA
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 3 Op. 61, I Mvt.  
Lev Roshal, violin17Hartsdale, NY
Student of Lewis Kaplan and Muneko Otani  
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, I Mvt.  
Yoo Jin Ahn, violin17Brookline, MA
Student of Hsin Lin Tsai  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64  
Gregory Lewis, violin18Thunder Bay, CA
Student of Oleg Pokhanovski  
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47, III Mvt.  
Pierre Viallant, cello18Champaign, IL
Student of Dmitry Kouzov and Brandon Vamos  
Khachaturian Cello Concerto  
Richard Li, cello18Bolingbrook, IL
Student of Gilda Barston  
Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B Minor  
Sophie Wang, violin18Columbus, GA
Student of Sergiu Schwartz  
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47  
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Aldric Matthew Gozon, piano13Fillerton, CA
Student of Molly Nguyen  
Chopin, Maestoso from Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor, I Mvt.  
Claire Kim, cello, Trio Veritas13Beverly Hills, CA
Student of YunHee Lee  
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1  
Alicia Hou, piano14Jacksonville, FL
Student of Mary Lou Krosnick  
Weber, Konzertstuck Op. 79 in F Minor  
Daniel Liu, flute14San Jose, CA
Student of David Huang  
Stamitz, Allegro from Concerto in G Major Op. 29  
Daniel Choo, violin14Knoxville, TN
Student of Dr. Miroslav Hristov  
Mendelssohn, Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, I Mvt.  
Edward Lee, violin14Boyds, MD
Student of Semo Adrian  
Sibelius, Concerto in D minor, Op 47, I Mvt.  
Ji Hoon Woo, piano14Broadview Heights, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 25  
Stephen Yang, cello14San Diego, CA
Student of Ruslan Biryukov  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, III Mvt.  
Alicia Lee, violin15Santa Clara, CA
Student of Zhao Wei  
Sarasate, Ziguenerweisen  
Elvin Hsieh, violin15Montain View, CA
Student of Ian Swensen  
Tchaikovsky, Concerto in D major Op. 35, I and II Mvt.  
Ian Huang, violin15Lexington, MA
Student of Fudeko Cohler  
Sarasate, Zigeuner Weisen Op. 20 No. 1  
Leonardo Tang, cello15Johns Creek, GA
Student of Daniel Laufer  
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C Major Hob. VIIb, I Mvt.  
May Gao, violin15San Jose, CA
Student of Ernest T. T. Yen  
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, I Mvt.  
Theresa Lee, cello15Cupertino, CA
Student of Jihee Kim  
Schumann, Cello Concerto in A Minor Op. 129, I Mvt.  
William Wang, violin15Beachwood, OH
Student of Yoko Moore and Holly Barnes  
Dvorak, Concerto in A Minor  
Rahee Shin, cello15Tenafly, NJ
Student of Inhwa Lee  
Lalo, Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.  
Anthony Cheng, piano16Sandy, UT
Student of Gary Amano  
Liszt, Hungarian Fantasy Concerto  
Sophia Lee, violin, Trio Veritas16Los Angeles, CA
Student of YunHee Lee  
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1  
Jennifer Ban, piano16Logan, UT
Student of Luke Hancock  
MacDowell, Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op. 23, I Mvt.  
Jillian Johnson, violin16Las Vegas, NV
Student of Ara Sarkissian  
Barber, Violin Concerto Op. 14, I Mvt.  
Camille Riopel, piano17Blainville, Canada
Student of Suzanne Goyette  
Schumann, Piano Concerto Op. 54, I Mvt.  
Emily Lin, piano17San Diego, CA
Student of Yulia Atoyan  
Schumann, Piano Concerto No. 1, III Mvt.  
Joseph Gray, violin17Waterford, MI
Student of Ara Sarkissian and Katherine Dunham  
Mendelssohn, Concerto in E Minor  
Moriah Somers, viola17Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Walton, Concerto for Viola, I Mvt.  
Olivia Espericueta, viola17Tempe , AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Hoffmeister, Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.  
Rachel Guen, violin17Boston, MA
Student of Jinhee Kim  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, I Mvt.  
Samuel Primack, flute17Lodi, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis  
Reinecke, Flute Concerto  
   
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Piper Suk, cello13Bethesda, MD
Student of Mark Evans  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, I Mvt.  
Shinwho Kwun, viola13San Diego, CA
Student of Ondrej Lewit  
Hoffmeister, Viola Concerto in D major, I Mvt.  
Alvin Chung, flute14Saratoga, CA
Student of Chin Fei Chan  
Stamitz, Rondo-Allegro from Concerto Op. 29 in G Major  
Daniel Seog, violin14Tenafly, NJ
Student of Khullip Jeung  
Dvorak, Violin Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.  
Jodi Dunn, violin14Fort Plain, NY
Student of Leo Milman  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, I and II Mvt.  
Michael Yen, violin14San 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, violin15Saratoga, CA
Student of Ying Zhao  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.  
Andrea Hwang, cello15Saratoga, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh  
Herbert, Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor  
Isabel Chomnalez, violin15New York, NY
Student of Isaac Malkin  
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, III Mvt.  
Samantha Yoon, cello15Los Angeles , CA
Shostakovich, Concerto No.1  
Alice Kuan, cello16Ellicott City, MD
Student of Yoon Nah Cho  
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme  
Ariel Leong, violin16East Setauket, NY
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, I Mvt.  
Cassia Wang, piano16Saint Johns, FL
Student of Kamila Shahtakhtinski  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.  
Christina (Seo Hyun) Lee, piano, Trio Veritas16Los Angeles, CA
Student of YunHee Lee  
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1  
Emily Chow, piano16Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No.1 Op. 25 in G Minor, II Mvt.  
Jesse Chung, violin16Saratoga, CA
Student of Po-Wei Lai  
Barber, Concerto Op. 14 in G Major, I Mvt.  
Xingyu Yang, violin16Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor  
Yusha Sun, piano16College Station, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin  
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, I Mvt.  
   
HONORABLE MENTION
Bailey Yang, violin12Bluffton, SC
Student of Na You and Dorothy Mauney  
Accolay, Concerto in A Minor  
Aimee Xu, cello16Fremont, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh  
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme  
Alice Wu, piano16Broadview Heights, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor  
Kevin Chen, piano16Sugar Land, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin  
Rachmaninoff, Concerto No 2, III Mvt.  
Ruoning Xu, piano16Katy, TX
Student of Scott Holshouser  
Grieg, Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.  
Deborah Oh, piano17La Canada, CA
Student of Yung Mee Rhee  
Mozart, Concerto No. 21, I Mvt.  
   
FINALISTS
Amber Liu, violin16Philadelphia, PA
Student of Larisa Odlyvanska  
Handel, Sonata No. 2 in G-minor, I and II Mvt.  
Elisabeta Racolta, voice16Cambridge, MA
Student of Pamela Murray  
Menotti, “Black Swan” from       “The Medium”  
College students and professional musicians
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Alon Petrilin, piano20Haifa, Israel
Student of Prof. Vadim Monastyrsky and Dr. Daria Monastyrsky  
Grieg, Piano Concerto Op. 16 in A Minor, I Mvt.  
Bailey-Siamone Mason, harp20Houston , TX
Student of Paula Page  
Gliere, Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in E Flat Major  
Federica Severini, violin19Salerno, Italy
Student of Sonig Tchakerian and Gabriele Pieranunzi  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, I, II and III Mvt.  
Haeshin Shin, piano28Boston, MA
Student of Boaz Sharon  
Prokofiev, Concerto No.2 in G, Op.16, I- IV Mvt.  
Ibrahim Babayev, tar17Khirdalan, Azerbaijan
Student of Alekber Alekberov  
Khanmammadov, 1st Concerto, Part 1  
Igor Do Amaral, piano24East Lansing, MI
Student of Panayis Lyras  
Shostakovitch, Piano Concerto No. 1, III and IV Mvt.  
Ji Hae Hwang, piano34Seoul, South Korea
Student of Alan Chow and Christopher Taylor  
Shostakovitch, Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35  
Julia Brzhezitskaya, voice19Taganrog, Russia
Student of Glafira Koroleva  
Puccini, aria Liu from the “Turandot””  
Maxim Kinasov, piano21Moscow, Russia
Student of Sergei Dorensky  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat Major, Op.10  
Natalia Kholmanskikh, voice22Kirov, Russia
Ukrainian folk song “At an early hour”  
and Russian folk song “The Widow’s Lament”  
Natavan Hasanova, qanun32Baki, Azerbaijan
Xanmemmedov, Concerto for Harp  
Samantha Cho, piano28Minneapolis, MN
Student of Alexander Braginsky  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415  
Sungwon Jung, violin30Evanston, IL
Student of Nelson Lee  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, I Mvt.  
Ying Tang, piano24Lawrence, KS
Student of Jack Winerock  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.  
Yuri Kim, piano30Lexington, KY
Student of Irina Voro  
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F, I and III Mvt.  
Yurika Mihara, piano30New York, NY
Chopin, Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minnor, I Mvt.  
   
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Aadam Ibrahim, viola19Addison, IL
Student of Roland Vamos and Likuo Chang  
Walton, Viola Concerto, I Mvt.  
Hae Sol (Amy) Hur, clarinet19Auburn, WA
Student of Kenneth Grant  
Copland, Clarinet Concerto  
and Mozart, Clarinet Concerto, I Mvt.  
Jiwon Ha Ha, piano25Purchase, NY
Student of Paul Ostrovsky and Stephen Buck  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto Op. 58       No. 4, III Mvt.  
Mei-Chun Chen, viola30Kansas City, MO
Student of Scott Lee  
Walton, Concerto for Viola and Orhcestra  
Tiezheng Shen, viola27Tucson, AZ
Student of Hong-Mei Xiao  
Schnittke, Viola Concerto  
Younggyo Lee, piano30Boston, MA
Student of Pavel Nersessian  
Gershwin, Concerto in F  
Yura Boyoung Hyun, violin31Watertown, MA
Student of Peter Zazofsky  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, I Mvt.  
   
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Ekaterina Beldei, voice (soprano)22Saint Petersburg, Russia
Student of Galina Kiseleva and Tatyana Zincenko  
Bellini, Eccomi in Lieta Vesta  
and Puccini, O Mio Babbino Caro  
Eun Kyung Noh, cello27East Lansing, MI
Student of Suren Bagratuni  
Tchaikovsky, Theme on Rococo Variation Op.33  
   
HONORABLE MENTION
Chun Leong Ho, violin30Hong Kong
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor  
   
Amateur Category
   
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Maolun Zhang, violin31Beijing, China
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor  
   
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Elena Zagvazdina, voice33Moscow, Russia
Bellini, Casta diva  

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!