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International Concerto Competition 2016

International Concerto Competition 2016 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, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Poland, China, South Korea, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, have applied for the Competition.

Eligibility

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

Multiple winners have been chosen in each of the following age groups:

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

Awards

Winners performed on

Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:30AM and 3:30PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 3:30PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:00PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

$1,000 Grand Cash Prize, $350 Scholarship and other Special Awards were granted based on the judges’ recommendations.

Judges

International panel of qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, and their students are not allowed to apply this season. The concert pianist and teacher Ms. Irina Kaufman-Brookes (U.K./Russia) is invited as a Chairwoman of the Concerto Competition 2016. 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 2016 Results

 $1,000 Grand Cash Prize Winners (split)

Caroline Fischer, 31, from Berlin, Germany, studied in Berlin, Mannheim, Geneva, Oslo, Hamburg and passed all eight final examinations with outstanding achievement, including two concert exams. Caroline has given concerts in major concert halls: Konzerthaus Berlin, Philharmonie Berlin, Seoul Arts Center, Musikhalle Hamburg, Gumho Art Hall Seoul, Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus. She has played with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Korean Chamber Ensemble, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra Berlin and at the International Steinway Piano Festival, EXPO Hanover and Yeosu, Schleswig Holstein-Musikfestival. Caroline gave concerts during the state visits of the former German Federal President Roman Herzog to South Korea and Mongolia and performed in “Bellevue” castle Berlin for former Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has won 36 prizes and awards (first prizes, gold medals, public prizes) in national and international competitions: “Jugend musiziert” Competition, International Steinway Piano Competition Berlin, International Queen Sophie Charlotte Competition, International Competition for Young People Berlin, Köster Classic Preis-Klassik Radio Hamburg, Lions Club Mannheim Music Competition, Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso, Classic Superstar Award and has released two CDs (Label Genuin).Caroline Fischer
An accomplished violinist named as the Hong Kong Young Musician of the Year in 2006, Hong Kiu Mak has performed around the world including in London, Prague, Warsaw, Athens and Beijing. A regular performer in the Windsor Festival, Hong Kiu has most memorably performed before Queen Elizabeth II in Her Majesty’s Jubilee. More recently, he was selected to a masterclass by world-renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos. Hong Kiu’s success is marked by his winning both the violin concerto competitions for age 18 or under and for age 15 or under (at age 11 and 10 respectively) in the Hong Kong Music Festival. An accomplished pianist, he has also won the 13th and 14th Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Open Competitions. He obtained Grade 8 violin at the age of 8 and LTCL Advanced Diploma at the age of 11, all with distinction. Currently, he is under the tutelage of Prof. Maciej Rakowski.Strings Competition Winner
Jury’s Favorite Award Winner (Scholarship and Plaque Trophy)
Darya List, 10, received her first violin lessons at age four at the Jehuda-Halevi-Center in Vienna. In 2012, she was admitted as youngest student into the University of Music Graz. Currently she is studying in Vienna with Nicolas Koeckert and Anna Kandinskaya. Darya attended master classes with Petru Munteanu, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Sergey Kravchenko. She won 8 first prizes at international competitions in Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, Belgium, and Slovenia. Her debut orchestra performance, Darya gave at the age of eight with NSO Berlin (Sarasate’s Introduction and Tarantella). 2015 she was a soloist with the Capella Istropolitana, the Orchestra Classica Alessandria. Recently, her four concerts with the Slovak Sinfonietta (Mendelssohn, Sarasate, and Saint-Saens) have all been given standing ovations. Darya has also performed at the International Summer Academy of Salzburg Mozarteum, in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Romania and Estonia. She plays a ¾ Andreas Ferdinany Mayr violin. Darya List
Judges’ Distinction Award (Plaque Trophy) Winners
Nikolay Marinov was born on 8th April, 2001 in the town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In 2008 he started studying at the Plovdiv School of Music, where he has been taught piano by Svetlana Koseva. Nikolay has won more than 30 First Prizes and 5 GRAND PRIX from International Competitions all over the world.  Until now he played with the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra, State Opera Stara Zagora and Vratsa Symphony Orchestra. Nikolay was the winner of the prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the President of Republic Bulgaria for high creative success and a number of awards and prizes.Concerto Competition Winner Carnegie Hall
Woojin Nam, 15, lives in San Ramon, CA, and attends Dougherty Valley High School. She started Cello at the age of 7. Nam has been studying with Jonathan Koh since 2013. Starting 2013, Nam has competed in a multiple of competitions such as the VOCE competition (San Francisco Branch, 1st place, 2015) USIMC (2nd- place 2015, 3rd- place 2014), and Classic Alive Young Artists and have received numerous awards. She had the opportunity to perform as a soloist at the Peninsula Youth Orchestra concert as a winner of its annual concerto competition in 2015. She has also been a part of the Cal Music Prep chamber music program since 2014 and is expanding her experiences in chamber music- related competitions and concerts. In addition to cello, Nam also enjoys playing piano and guitar and in her free time, she enjoys listening to music.Strings Competition Winner
NAMEAGECITY, STATE/COUNTRY
Age Group 12 and under:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Lauren Yoon, violin7Frisco, TX
Student of Nicolette Solomon  
Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major  
Hannah Park, violin8Seoul, South Korea
Student of Kang, Yull Hee  
Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 12,  No. 1  
Yoko Mukai, piano9Kato, Japan
Student of Kikuchi Reiko  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No.5 in D Major, K 175  
Darya List, violin10Vienna, Austria
Student of Prof. Nicolas Koeckert and Prof. Anna Kandinskaya  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto op. 64  
Ian Maloney, cello11Hackensack, NJ
Student of Madeleine Golz  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt  
Julia  Jones, violin11New York, NY
Student of Viktor Basis  
Saint-Saens, Concerto No.3 in B, I Mvt  
Matthew Chang, violin11Los Angeles, CA
Student of Elmer Su  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, I Mvt.  
Beatrice Chen, viola12Chicago, IL
Student of Desiree Ruhstrat  
Walton, Viola Concerto  
Sean Kim, cello12Ellicott City, MD
Student of Alicia Ward  
Haydn, Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb. 1  
Susan Lee, violin12San Diego, CA
Student of Michael Tseitlin   
Paganini, Concerto No. 1 in D Major  
Cello Duo: Anaheim Hills, CA
Aiden Kim7 
Zachary Kim7 
Students of Sangwon Cho  
Kummer, Three Duets Opus 22, for Two Cellos  
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Leo Bailey-Yang, piano8Manchester, United Kingdom
Student of Simon Bottomley  
Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66  
Grace Chen, piano9Garnet Valley, PA
Student of Jennifer Chen  
Mendelssohn , Concerto No. 2  in D Minor, Op. 40, Mvt. III  
Sophie Deng, cello9Stillwater, OK
Student of Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, I Mvt  
Sophia  Zhao, violin12Los Gatos, CA
Student of Ann Kerobyan  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 in D Minor. I Mvt  
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Scot Fan, violin7Box Hill, Australia
Student of Cong Gu  
Komarovsky, Concerto No. 2  
Emily Meimei Ai, cello9Karaka, New Zealand
Student of Dr. Lisa Chung  
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C Major, I Mvt  
Tasha Piyabongkarn, piano10Medina, MN
Student of Dr. Megan Wallace and Dr. Christopher Wallace  
Mozart, Concerto No. 23 In A Major K. 488, I Mvt.  
Anastasia Crosier, violin11Richland, WA
Student of Frank Lu  
Accolay, Concerto number 1 in A Minor  
and Bach, Concerto number 1 in A Minor  
Daniel Kang, violin11Calgary, Canada
Student of Bill van der Sloot  
Haydn, Concerto No. 2 in G Major  
Noah Chen, cello11Chicago, IL
Student of Hans Jurgen Jensen  
Lalo, Allegro Vivace  
Emily Tong, piano12Flushing, NY
Student of Joan Forsyth  
Haydn, Concerto in D Major Hob. XVIII:11, III Mvt  
Gabriel Sun, piano12Greenacres, FL
Student of Olga Konovalova  
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54  
Mak Mihevc, piano12Ljubljana, Slovenia
Student of Prof. Zoltan Peter  
Grieg, Piano Concerto  
Vatsal Vemuri, piano12Dallas, TX
Student of Dr. Bret Serrin  
Mendelssohn, Concerto No. 1, I Mvt  
HONORABLE MENTION
Erik  Midkiff, violin10Blacksburg, VA
Student of Vladimir Kromin  
Bach, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, III Mvt  
Isaac  Lee, cello11Parkville, Australia
Student of Zoe Knighton  
Boccherini, Concerto in G Major I and II Mvt  
Lian Levine, piano11New York, NY
Student of Dr. Joan Forsyth  
Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 3, Op. 50  
Ryan Lee, piano11Copley, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, I Mvt.  
Age Group 13 to 18:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Anabella Cheong, piano13Aliso Viejo, CA
Student of Kevin Fitz-Gerald  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor Op. 37, I Mvt  
Edward Jung, violin14San Jose, CA
Student of Byung Woo Kim  
Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5 Op. 37  
Joshua Kim, violin14Santa Clara, CA
Student of Ann Kerobyan  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22, I and III Mvt  
Nikolay Marinov, piano14Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Student of Svetlana Koseva  
Saint- Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.  
Bjon Li, cello15Markham, Canada
Student of Andras Weber and Aster Lai  
Elgar, Concerto in E Minor, I and II Mvt  
Brendan Bourges-Sevenier, cello15Santa Clara, CA
Student of Kim Kyeong-Hwa  
Elgar, Cello concerto E Minor Op. 85  
Celine Tseng, piano15Buena Park, CA
Student of Molly Nguyen  
Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Mov. 3  
Chae Yoon (Gemma) Baek, B Clarinet 15San Diego, CA
Student of Vladimir Goltsman   
Von Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E Flat Major Op.74  
Daniel Liu, flute15San Jose, CA
Student of David Huang and Lilin Chen  
Mozart, Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, I Mvt  
Jason Xu, clarinet15San Jose, CA
Student of Weiwei Xu  
Weber, Concerto No. 1 in F Minor. III Mvt  
Ji Heon Kim, clarinet15Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Larry Guy  
Kovacs, Hommage a M. de Falla  
Katie Sesi, violin15Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Judy Blank  
Wieniawski, Polonaise de Concert, Op. 4  
Kevin Su, piano15Boyds, MD
Student of Marjorie Lee
Rachmaninoff, Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2, I Mvt
Max Bobby, cello15Larchmont, NY
Student of Sieun Lin and Richard Aaron  
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme  
Megan Chang, violin15Los Angeles, CA
Student of Elmer Su  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, I Mvt  
Ryan Su, cello15Los Altos, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh  
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major  
Vikram Iyer, violin15Saratoga, CA
Student of Ann Kerobyan  
Saint Saens, Violin concerto No.3, Op 61, 3rd Mvt.  
Woojin Nam, cello15San Ramon, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, IV Mvt  
Daniel Yang, cello16Pleasanton, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Saint Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1  
Diane Jo, violin16Pleasanton, CA
Student of Ju-Yi Peng  
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35  
Elvin Hsieh, violin16Mountain View, CA
Student of Chen Zhao  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto Op. 35 in D Major, III Mvt  
and Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 48, II Mvt  
Emma Wernig, viola16Woodland Hills, CA
Student of Helen Callus  
Walton, The Viola Concerto, I Mvt  
Hong Kiu Mak, violin16Windsor, United Kingdom
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor  
James  He, violin16Woodbridge, CT
Student of Shan Jiang  
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor, I Mvt  
Joey Lau, violin16Singapore
Student of Edward Tan  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64 I Mvt  
John Skiera, cello 16Armonk, NY
Student of Deborah Park  
Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, II Mvt  
Johnathan Wu, violin16Plano, TX
Student of Jan M Sloman  
Dvorak, Violin Concerto A Minor  
Ming-Yu Hsu, viola16Philadelphia, PA
Student of Hsin-Yun Huang and Hung-Wei Huang  
Bach, Suite No.4 Prelude, Courante  
Vivian Xu, piano16East Brunswick, NJ
Student of Ingrid Clarfield  
Tchaikovsky , Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor Op. 23, III Mvt  
Allison Kao, piano17Shaker Heights, OH
Student of Ella Karasik  
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor  
Maia Schmidt, violin17Caldwell, NJ
Student of Elizabeth Faidley  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, I Mvt  
Samantha Silverstein, violin17New Providence, NJ
Student of Khullip Jeung  
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 19,  I Mvt  
Sofia Hashemi-Asasi, violin17La Jolla, CA
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto Op. 35, III Mvt  
Wangshu Xiang, cello17Natick, MA
Student of Allison Eldredge  
Herbert, Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, III Mvt  
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Angela Ryu, violin14Palo Alto, CA
Student of Byung Woo Kim  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor  
Benjamin Shih, viola14Santa Clara, CA
Student of Yen-yin Lee  
Martinu, Rhapsody-concerto  
Claire Kim, cello14Beverly Hills, CA
Student of Dr. Richard Naill  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33  
Eirena Li, piano14Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Mozart, Allegro Assai, Concerto in D Major, K451  
Kyle Shin, piano14Akron, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 23, I Mvt.  
Thomas Lim, cello14Saratoga, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Shostakovich, Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, I Mvt  
Erin  Suh, violin15New York, NY
Student of Hannah Choi  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, I Mvt  
Jenny Wang, clarinet15San Jose, CA
Student of Janet Averett  
Von Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor Op. 73, III Mvt  
Jenny Yao, piano15Mount Pleasant, SC
Student of Ran Dank  
Schumann, Concerto in A Minor Op. 54, I Mvt.  
Jessica Kuo, cello15San Ramon, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Theme, Var 1, 2, Cadenza, 6, 7  
Mimi Konieczny, violin15Atlanta, GA
Student of Jessica Shuang Wu  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, III Mvt  
Shang Chen Chen, piano15Wellington, FL
Student of Irena Kofman  
Beethoven, Concerto No. 2 Op. 19, I Mvt  
Annie Zhao, flute16Gaithersburg, MD
Student of Dr. Carolyn Oh  
Reinecke, Flute Concerto in D Major  
Daniel Meling, violin16Champaign, IL
Student of Igor Kalnin  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor  
Jocelyn Chen, violin16Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21  
Maho Morikawa, harp16San Diego, CA
Student of Elena Mashkovtseva  
Boieldieu, Concerto for Harp in C Major  
Melissa Yamada, violin16Weston, MA
Student of Magdalena Richter  
Barber, Violin Concerto Op. 14, I Mvt  
Peter Wang, piano16West Roxbury, MA
Student of Natalia Harlap  
Schumann, Piano Concerto, in A Minor, Op. 54, I Mvt  
and Saint-Saens, Piano concerto, No. 2 in G Minor, Op 22, I Mvt.  
Christopher Tang, piano17Redwood City, CA
Student of Sujeeva Hapugalle  
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor  
Derek Kartalian, marimba17Great Falls, VA
Student of Doug Wallace  
Miyoshi, Torse III, IV Mvt  
Jonathan Lai, double bass17New York, NY
Student of Eugene Levinson   
Simandl, Concerto in G Major  
and Dittersdorf, Concerto No. 1 in D Major, I Mvt  
Maggie Nawyn, piano17Brigham City, UT
Student of Luke Hancock and Gary Amano  
Shostakovich, Concert No. 2, I Mvt  
Sarah  Hoffman, violin18Rockville, MD
Student of Ara Sarkissian  
Barber, Violin Concerto Op. 14, I Mvt  
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Ankur Mukhopadhyay, piano13Lake Elsinore, CA
Student of Dr. Kevin Fitz-Gerald  
Beethoven, Concerto No. 1 Op. 15, I Mvt  
Alexander Kim, violin13Los Angeles, CA
Student of Johnny Nam  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, II Mvt  
and Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor RV 356 Op. 3 No. 6  
Kyoko Saito, violin13Eastchester, NY
Student of Muneko Otani  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto Op. 64  
William Wang, violin14Pittsburgh, PA
Student of Monique Mead  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64  
Daisy Lee, violin15San Jose, CA
Student of Pat Burnham  
Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy  
Emma Cockerell, violin15Palo Alto, CA
Student of Pat Burnham  
Barber, Violin Concerto Op. 14  
Alexa  Shin, piano16Akron, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Grieg, Piano Concerto Op. 16, I Mvt.  
Christine Cho, Piano16Rockville, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Mendelssohn, Concerto in G Minor Op. 25  
John Hsu, piano16San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev and Mao Ronald  
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 25 in G Minor, I Mvt.  
TImothy Chang, violin16San Jose, CA
Student of Zhao Wei  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, I Mvt  
Chisato Fuji, piano17Walton, KY
Student of Hitomi Koyama  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, I Mvt  
Leo  Kitano, cello17San Francisco, CA
Student of Eric Sung  
Shostakovich, Concerto No.1, I Mvt  
HONORABLE MENTION
Flora Hon, cello15Palo Alto, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt  
Jennifer  Lin, violin15Houston, TX
Student of Joanna Becker  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, I Mvt  
Phoebe  Aaronson, flute15Mountain View, CA
Student of Chin-Fei Chan  
Mozart, Concerto K. 314, III Mvt  
Hayes Way, piano17Hawkinsville , GA
Student of Jane Bickley and Jonathan Baker  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major  
FINALISTS
Tyra Shin, piano13Akron, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1, I Mvt.  
Eduardo Chocron, violin14Aventura, FL
Student of Rosa Rabinovich   
Mozart , Concerto No. 3  
Christopher Yang, viola15San Diego, CA
Student of Michael Tseitlin  
Bartok, Viola Concerto, III Mvt  
Ann Nan Yan, piano16Copley, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2, I Mvt  
Johanna Alstott, oboe16Guilford, CT
Student of Olav van Hezewijk and Marta Boratgis  
Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C Major, III Mvt  
College students and professional musicians
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Francesca Bonaita, violin18Milan, Italy
Student of Sergej Krylov and Salvatore Accardo  
Tchaikovsky, Violin concerto Op. 35, I Mvt  
Annelle Gregory, violin20San Diego, CA
Student of Glenn Dicterow and Michael Tseitlin  
Sibelius, Violin Concerto, Op. 47  
Hsin-Jou Lee, piano21Indiana, PA
Student of Sun Min Kim  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt  
Namuun Tsend-Ayush, violin21Decorah, IA
Student of Igor Kalnin  
Prokofiev, Concerto No.2, I Mvt.  
Jakub Fraczek, Marimba23Cracow, Poland
Student of Jan Pilch  
Sejourne, Concerto for Marimba and Strings  
Brian Lam, piano24Brooklyn, NY
Student of Dr. Adam Kent  
Chopin, Piano Concerto in E Minor, p. 11, I Mvt  
and Bach, Italian Concerto in F, II Mvt  
Bingqing Xia, violin25Mount Pleasant, MI
Student of Fangye Sun  
Barber, Violin concerto, Op. 14, I Mvt  
Xingni  Xiao, Harp25Houston, TX
Student of Paula Page  
Ginastera, Harp Concerto  
Zhulinzi Wen, piano25Boston, MA
Student of Gila Goldstein  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5  
Eun Kyung Oh, flute26Shinpyung Dangjin, South Korea
Student of Min Park  
Mozart, Concerto No.2  
Ting Yao, violin26Cincinnati, OH
Student of Piotr Milewski and Cheng Xiong  
Sibelius, Violin Concerto, I Mvt.  
Youbin Jun, cello26New York, NY
Student of Paul Katz and Julia Lichten  
Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B min  
Jiyeon Choi, piano28Providence, RI
Student of Luiz de Moura Castro  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, II and III Mvt  
Yuting  Li, piano28Cincinnati, OH
Student of Ian Hobson  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, I and II Mvt  
Youngki Lee, flute30Bloomington, IN
Student of Thomas Robertello  
Mozart, Flute Concerto No.1, I and II Mvt  
Caroline Fischer, piano31Berlin, Germany
Student of Prof. Pascal Devoyon and Prof. Einar Steen-Nakleberg  
Grieg, Piano Concerto op. 16 in A Minor  
Hwayoung Noh, piano31Lubbock, TX
Student of William Westney  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, I Mvt  
Flute and Marimba Duo:  
Kalina Majewska, flute22Bialograd, Poland
Student of Dr. Elzbieta Wolenska and Aleksandra Golaj  
Magdalena Myrczik, percussion22Ruda Śląska, Poland
Student of Prof. Jacek Wota and Aleksandra Golaj  
Schnyder , Concerto for Flute, Percussion and Strings  
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Georgia Lazaridou, piano18Thessaloniki, Greece
Student of Christos Noulis and Maria Asteriadou  
Haydn, Concerto in D Major  
Munkhshur Enkhbold, piano24Boca Raton, FL
Student of Roberta Rust  
Ravel , Piano Concerto  
Mo Xu, piano27Coralville, IA
Student of Uriel Tsachor  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Op. 16, I Mvt  
Yi-Qing Tang, piano27Tucson, AZ
Student of Dr. John Milbauer  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 16, I Mvt  
Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin28Wichita, KS
Sibelius, Violin Concerto Op. 47, I Mvt  
Bora Lee, piano30Champaign, IL
Student of William Heiles and Sedmara Rutstein  
Kapustin, Jazz Concert Etude No. 1  
Mo-ah Kim, piano31Cincinnati, OH
Student of Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 30, I Mvt  
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Daniel Johnson, violin21San Francisco, CA
Student of Wei He  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major  
Bomin Park, piano28Cincinnati, OH
Student of James Tocco  
Chopin , Piano Concerto No. 1, I Mvt.  
Chloe Rice, piano36Silver Spring, MD
Student of Dr. Nikita Fitenko  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Op. 18  
HONORABLE MENTION
Taylor  Zinn, violin 20Laguna Niguel , CA
Student of Rocky Lee  
Dvorak, Violin Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt  
FINALISTS
Zhaoyang Wang, Vocal19Liuyang, China
Student of Lanqing Lu and Lei Lu  
Handle, Ombra Mai Fu  
Mingyang Song, Voice22Kiamusze, China
Student of Lanqing Lu  
Puccini, E Lucevan Le Stelle  

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!