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International Piano and Strings Competition 2020

The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition is 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 are required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition.  Multiple winners will be chosen in each age category.

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

The largest number of musicians in American Protégé history applied for this year’s Piano and Strings Competition. They hailed from 18 countries, including: different parts of the U.S., Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Eligibility

Multiple winners were 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

  • Sunday, April 12, 2020 (Easter)
  • Sunday, May 10, 2020 (Mother’s Day)
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day)
  • Sunday, June 7, 2020
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020

Judges’ Distinction Award were granted based on the judges’ recommendations.

Judges

Four qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent; their students are not allowed to apply this season. Dr. Sophya Genis was invited as a Chairwoman of the Competition 2020. 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 2020 Results

American Protégé Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

Yan Qi Ong, from Singapore, started learning violin at the age of four in the School of Young Talents (SYT), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She performed in ensembles and participated in local music competitions from seven years old, winning Best Performance Award in the Singapore Raffles International Festival (SRIF) 2015 and 2016, Silver Award in the 6th and 7th Singapore Performers’ Festival and Chamber Music Competition in 2016 and 2018, as well as Gold Award in the Singapore Western Music Championship in 2018. In 2019, Yan Qi won First Placing in Amsterdam, Salzburg and Brussels “Grand Prize Virtuoso” International Music Competition, as well as the “Golden Music Classical Award” International Competition 2019. In November 2019, she performed in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Yan Qi attained Distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 in 2018. She is now working on her ABRSM Diploma certification.
Alexandra Zavidova is 12 years old and hails from Moscow, Russia. She has started studying music at the age of 6. Since 2018, Alexandra has been studying with Professor Tatiana Zelikman at the Gnessin School of Music. Alexandra made her concert debut at the International Music Festival “Karelia White Nights”, Russia in 2017. In 2018, Alexandra became the Winner of Golden Key of Vienna International Music Festival audition. She was awarded to perform at the Prayner Conservatory and at the Mozarthaus. Alongside solo repertoire, Alexandra has performed concertos by Bach, Haydn and Mozart with orchestras. In 2019, Alexandra was selected to attend masterclasses in Toscana, Italy. She was also admitted to the Chamber music course&festival at the Musica Mundi School (Waterloo, Belgium), where she studied with Menahem Pressler. Alexandra is the First Prize Winner in the Junior category of the International Music Competition Brussels “Grand Prize Virtuoso” 2019.
Sky Wen is a 10-year-old violinist in the Elizabeth Faidley studio, NYC.  Sky has won numerous competitions and performed solo internationally, including Lalo Symphonie Espagnol with an orchestra after winning First Prize in an international Music Organization New York Concerto competition, and performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Salzburg Cathedral, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, and in Budapest.  She has also performed in masterclasses with Augustin Hadelich, Rachel Barton Pine, Stefan Jackiw, and Carolin Widmann.  Recently Sky was awarded First Prize of the VIVO International Music Competition and First Prize of Elite International Music Competition.  In 2018, she took first place at the East Coast International Competition, as well as a top prize at ENKOR competition with judges from 73 countries.  When Sky is not playing violin, she is swimming competitively (junior Olympian, 2018 & 2019), and can be found eating up books, writing, and designing.
Nesya Fertel, a 10-year-old violinist from Maryland, is bilingual. Music is her first language. Nesya has been a student of Emily Jane Price for 7 years and also studies with Professor Brian Lewis at The University of Texas Butler School of Music. In July 2016, Nesya performed at Stanford University Advanced Suzuki Honors Recital, won 1st Place in the 2017 MSMTA Spring Festival, and at 8 years old, attended HeifetzPEG (Program for Exceptionally Gifted String Players) Summer Institute. Apart from performing in public concerts, masterclasses, and music festivals, she rehearses and performs frequently with her chamber ensemble. When Nesya is not playing violin, she can be found dancing, singing, reading adventure books, or spying on her triplet teenage siblings.
Tracy Zhao from Melbourne, Australia. She is 9 years old. She has been learning violin since the age of five. She won 1st place in 2019 Sydney Northern Beaches Eisteddfod (Category 8 and Under). She won Gold Medal in 2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod (Category 12 and Under). She won 1st place for two consecutive years 2018/2019 in the Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Category 11 and Under).  She won 1st place for two consecutive years 2018/2019 in the Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (Category 10 and Under). She won multiple 1st places in the West Gippsland Performing Art Competition 2019 (Category 10,12,16,18 and Under).
Laura Jin is a 7-year- old violin player from Concord, Australia. She began her musical career by learning the piano at five and a half years old, transitioning to violin when she turned six and a half . As a result of her efforts, Laura has already amassed multiple Gold Awards for playing within just her first year of violin. Professor Peter Zhang (Shi Xiang Zhang) has witnessed Laura’s talent directly, as she was able to transition from playing “Violin: The First 100 Days” Beginner Program to perform the works of Accolay in 5 months and Mozart’s concertos within only 10 months. Zhang himself stated that Laura is the fastest student he’s witnessed to master some of the many complex skills in his teaching curriculum and is one of the most successful students he has ever taught.
Belinda Zhu is 6 years old. She is a 1st Grade student from North Potomac, Maryland. She has been learning piano with her Piano Teacher San-Qing Lu-Bennaman for 14 Month. She is a focused and hardworking girl. She enjoys performance so much, and especially like to participate in competitions. She enjoys the applause after her great performance and likes to work hard for it. This is her first international piano competition, she feels excited about it and practices hard for it. Because she understands she could like to have a chance to perform in Carnegie Hall and get her piano performance talent to be shown in New York City.

Winners by Age Category

Young Musicians Category, Age Group 5 to 10:
NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Jinglin (Jerry) Wang, piano 4 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen
Amelia Ly, piano 5 Peoria, IL
Student of Anna Nogaj and Aneta Youngblood
Angie Zhu, piano 6 Potomac, MD
Student of San Qing Lu Bennaman
Belinda Zhu, piano 6 North Potomac, MD
Student of San Qing Lu-Brennaman
Eric Yang, piano 6 Staten Island, NY
Student of Dr. Tian Song
Albert Deng, piano 7 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen
Alexander Moon, violin 7 Fairfax, VA
Student of Ji Hyun Bae
Calla Jin, piano 7 Carle Place, NY
Student of Joyce Ng
Kate Lee, piano 7 Vienna, VA
Student of Dr. Anna Ouspenskaya
Laura Jin, violin 7 Concord, Australia
Student of Peter Zhang
Lilian Guo, piano 7 Irvine, CA
Student of Claudia Xi
Lynn Ueno, piano 7 Fremont, CA
Student of Anna Poklewski and Bianca Roesli
Ming-Mei Sun, piano 7 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. ZhaoZhao Yang
Ziqi (Amy) Cui, piano 8 Lincoln, NE
Student of Feifei Jiang
Hillary O’Sullivan, piano 8 Singapore
Student of Kseniia Vokhmianina
Lucy Wang, piano 8 San Ramon, CA
Student of Yingwen Lewis
Maxwell Brown, violin 8 Wilmington, DE
Student of Shelley Beard
Chloe Ma, piano 9 Naperville, IL
Student of Jue He
Tracy Zhao, violin 9 Wantirna South, Australia
Student of Peter Wang
Yihan Zhang, piano 9 Norman, OK
Student of Mihee
David Gatien, piano 10 Bellevue, WA
Kayla Kim, violin 10 Irvine, CA
Student of Yuki Mori and Min Jung Park
Kayley Xu, violin 10 San Diego, CA
Student of Michael Tseitlin and Pasha Tseitlin
Nesya Julie Fertel, violin 10 Baltimore City, MD
Student of Emily Jane Price
Reina Hisada, violin 10 Deerfield, IL
Student of Betty Haag-Kuhnke
Sky Wen, violin 10 Santa Monica, CA
Student of Elizabeth Faidley
Zaliah Siva Kumaran, violin 10 New York, NY
Student of Isaac Malkin
Piano Trio:
Duoxuan Yuan, piano 7 Buffalo, NY
Ava Shu, piano 9 Williamsville, NY
Wenzhang Vazquez, piano 10 Buffalo, NY
Students of Dr. Violeta Arakelova
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Ellie Tian, violin 5 Hickory, NC
Student of Will Freeman and Melissa Lesbines
Felix Zhang, piano 5 Bellevue, WA
Student of Qian Yin
Qiaoshan Wang, piano 5 Xi’an City, China
Student of Mary Ko
William Lee, violin 5 New York, NY
Student of Jungwon Yoon
Sara Gao, piano 6 Carlisle, MA
Student of Yeehan Wu
Vanessa Lo, piano 6 San Ramon, CA
Student of I-Ling Chen
Dingquan Wang, violin 7 Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Veronica Kim
Jiun Kai Kuah, piano 7 Singapore
Student of Sutini Goh
Kaitong Ma, piano 7 Arcadia, CA
Student of Michelle Hamano
Kyle Lu, violin 7 Jericho, NY
Student of Laura Broverman
Larisa Wangwittaya, piano 7 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa
Luke Bambick, piano 7 Lenexa, KS
Student of David Tauscher
Mikkel Myer Lee, piano 7 Singapore
Student of Professor Helen Lin
Serena Zhang, piano 7 Bellevue, WA
Student of Olive Yau
Victoria Marie Ramos, piano 7 Seattle, WA
Student of Marissa Rebadulla-Ramos
Abigail Wei Qi Koh, piano 8 Kardinya, Australia
Student of Helene Lu
Alicia You, piano 8 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen
Bret Huang, piano 8 New York, NY
Student of Ana Maria Trenchi de Bottazzi and Bruno Bottazzi
Isabelle Yang, piano 8 Great Neck, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen
Lucas Wang, piano 8 Rochester, MN
Student of Rosanna Nuguid
Michael Yang, piano 8 Unionville, CT
Student of Anchie Donn
Nicky Ahn, piano 8 Shaker Heights, OH
Student of Cynthia Crotty
Runa Ueda, piano 8 Tokyo, Japan
Student of Teppei Soeda
Tiffany Matsumoto, piano 8 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Elena Cholakova
Alan Cen-Wang, piano 9 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Joan Behrens Bergman
Alex Yang, piano 9 Austin, TX
Student of Irina Bendetsky
Amanda Huang, piano 9 Unionville, CT
Student of Alexander Gurin
Arisa Wangwittaya, piano 9 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Pornphan Banternghansa
Aurellia Yang, piano 9 Parkton, MD
Student of Maja Blagojevic
Canyi Wang, piano 9 Beijing, China
Student of Yongmei Kang
Cooper Li, violin 9 Sydney, Australia
Student of Yong Yang
Grace Shiu, piano 9 Roslyn, NY
Student of Joyce Ng
Jacqueline Zhao, piano 9 Pasadena, CA
Student of Yinyin Huang
Jayden Yoneyama, violin 9 Irvine, CA
Student of Mizuki Noda
Nelson Ma, piano 9 Dublin, CA
Student of I-Ling Chen
Peter Parra, piano 9 Mountain View, CA
Student of Dante Lorenzo DiIanni
Qingxin Clare Liu, piano 9 Irvine, Califonia
Student of Dr. Emily Hung
Richard Kim, violin 9 Swarthmore, PA
Student of Shelley Beard Santore
Andrew Lee, piano 10 Carmel, IN
Student of Svetlana Soleimani
Angela Morgan, piano 10 Blookfield Hills, MI
Student of Catherine Rollin
Bethesda Yeh, piano 10 Waban, MA
Student of Rebecca Helm
Caleb Morae, piano 10 Lexington, KY
Student of Dr. Rachel Taylor
Edie Park, piano 10 Wilmette, IL
Student of Christina Tio
Lucy Lanjin Cui, piano 10 WA, DC
Student of Yao Lin
Mana Asaka, piano 10 Frisco, TX
Student of Dr. Alex McDonald
Svari Teya Tejacharoenanan, piano 10 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Dr. Pornphan Bangternghansa
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Annabelle Hu, piano 5 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen
Hai Jie Mao, piano 6 Hong Kong
Student of Ison Cheung
Steven Zhao, piano 6 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song
Anika Yanala, violin 7 Frisco, TX
Student of Orit Beder
Athena Wang, piano 7 Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Aleksei Takenouchi
Damon Chan, piano 7 Bloomington, IN
Student of Paola Del Negro Plano
Eric Guo, piano 7 Thornwood, New York
Student of Pingping Song
Ethan Xia, piano 7 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Haochen Yu, piano 7 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song
Angela Xu, piano 8 San Ramon, CA
Student of Huan Yang
Cheng-Jui Lu, cello 8 San Jose, CA
Student of Carrie Tseng
Cindy Mou, piano 8 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song
Jesse Kim, violin 8 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Jiwon Evelyn Kwark
Jessica Ma, piano 8 Leawood, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh
Sophie Wang, piano 8 Singapore
Student of Helen Lin
Xuanlang Hu, violin 8 Kun Ming, China
Student of Zhuqing Zhang
Alexander Medvedev, piano 9 West Bloomfield, MI
Student of Irene Steyman
Andrea Hu, piano 9 Lincoln, NE
Student of Hua Jiang
Annie Huang, piano 9 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song
Choon Han Aaron Sim, piano 9 Singapore
Student of Lim Hui Jien
Ethan Zhao, piano 9 Frederick, MD
Student of  San-Qing Lu Bennaman
Fiona Kwan, piano 9 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Frank Lèvy
Howard Luo, piano 9 Glen Allen, VA
Student of Ilona Rectenwald
Jiehua Shi, piano 9 San Marino, CA
Student of Yinyin Huang
Lilou David, piano 9 Oakton, VA
Student of Kathryn Brunner
Pham Minh Anh Nguyen, piano 9 Hanoi, Vietnam
Student of Hoang Khanh Linh Doan
Rae En Shania Tay, piano 9 Singapore
Student of Monica Chen
Techin Nukulvutthiopas, piano 9 Bangkok,Thailand
Student of Dr. Christopher Janwong Mckiggan
Felicia Huang, piano 10 Frisco, TX
Student of Andrey Ponochevny
George Li, piano 10 Gainesville, FL
Student of Dr. Nadia Mezey
JiaJing Liang, piano 10 Cupertino, CA
Kristina Kirakosyan, piano 10 Clarence Center, NeN
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova
Lucas, Hao Bo Wang, violin 10 Singapore
Sean Yusin, piano 10 Sierra Madre, CA
Student of Nobuyo Nishizaka
Yiru Chen, piano 10 Lincoln, NE
Student of Dr Feifei Jiang
HONORABLE MENTION
Averie Chang, violin 6 Mckinney, TX
Student of Orit Beder
Sophia Kong, piano 6 Ithaca, NY
Student of Pingping Song
Aubrey No, violin 7 Ashburn, VA
Student of Zhuo Diao
Dali Meng, piano 7 Glen Allen, VA
Student of Feilin Lin
Luciana Gelber, piano 7 Honolulu, HI
Student of Alice Yeung
Sophia Zhang, piano 7 Colleyville, TX
Student of Dr. Yu-Ching Hsu
Abigail May Miller, violin 8 Crozet, VA
Student of Leonora Reesor
Emi Psalmuel Pipit, piano 8 Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos
Olivia Kwan, piano 8 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Frank Levy
SiAn Qiu, piano 8 Edmonton, Canada
Student of Bianca Baciu
Alicia Gu, piano 9 Potomac, MD
Student of Aglaia Koras
Castor Li, piano 9 Fremont, CA
Student of Hengpin Chen
Kaito Mion, piano 9 Buffalo Grove, IL
Student of Sueanne Metz
Max Lin, piano 9 Ridgefield, CT
Student of Natalia Budyonny
Shonna Foo, violin 9 Burlingame, CA
Student of Angeline Branson
YueYao Chen, piano 9 Pleasanton, CA
Student of I-Ling Chen
Zexi Xue, piano 9 Scarsdale, NY
Student of PingPing Song
Ziling Cheng, piano 9 Beijing, China
Student of Lu Wang
Eyan Gribble, piano 10 Duluth, GA
Student of Soojung Jeon
Grace Li, piano 10 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Soojung Jeon
Jeik Park, piano 10 New York, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn
Jill Wang, violin 10 Lake Forest, IL
Student of Xiaoguo Burton
Mark Nilsen, piano 10 Clifton, NJ
Student of Yi Xia
Miles Schreiner, piano 10 Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos
Samuel Meyer Buch, piano 10 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Rita Shen
Scarlett Chen, piano 10 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song
Sebastian Morales, piano 10 Cincinnati, OH
Student of Nozomi Yamaguchi
Sophie Li, piano 10 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Soojung Jeon
Uliana Romanova, piano 10 Morgan Hill, CA
Student of Elena Paradies

Junior Category, Age Group 11 to 14:
NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Jim Xia, piano 11 Chandler, AZ
Student of Yan Zhang
Kairun (Angelina) Yang, piano 11 Unionville, CT
Student of Anchie Donn
Yan Qi Ong, violin 11 Singapore
Alexandra Zavidova, piano 12 Moscow, Russia
Student of Tatiana Zelikman
Elisa Wu, viola 12 Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Veronica Kim
Alayna Yujia Shu, violin 13 Hong Kong
Student of Calvin Ho-Kei Wong
Catherine Li, piano 13 San Jose, CA
Student of Zhao Zhao Yang
Cecelia Ky-Lan Do, piano 13 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Jesica Yap
Henry Yao, piano 13 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Dr. Dante Dilanni and Shen-Ling Chuang
Iris Danek, violin 13 Granada Hills, CA
Student of Henry Gronnier
Jacob Lewis, violin 13 Newton, MA
Student of Lynn Chang
Sophie Zhu, piano 13 Buffalo, NY
Student of Violeta Arakelova
Tane Kim, cello 13 Irvine, CA
Student of Jenny Hyunseung Oh
Abigale Wee, violin 14 Menlo Park, CA
Student of Robin Sharp
Ethan Chia, violin 14 Tenafly, NJ
Student of On You Lee
Gabriel Tsai, violin 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Samuel Fischer
Kadence Howell, piano 14 San Antonio, TX
Student of Marsha Perkins
Katharine Lee, piano 14 Ladera Ranch, CA
Student of Ethan Dong
Lixuan Wang, piano 14 Beijing, China
Madison Yang, piano 14 Austin, TX
Student of Irina Bendetsky
Michael Wu, piano 14 Katy, TX
Student of Dr. Amy Wang
Nina Cruz, violin 14 Fredericton, Canada
Student of Aida Tisler
Raymond Hou, piano 14 Montgomery, AL
Student of Ronald Shinn
Samantha Low, violin 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Mizuki Noda
Wonyoung Song, violin 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Judy Yoo
Yinuo Lu, piano 14 Beijing, China
Student of Xiaohan Wang
Yung-Chieh Lee, violin 14 Milpitas, CA
Student of Jessica Poll
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Sean Choi, piano 11 Albuquerque, NM
Daniel Choi, piano 9 Albuquerque, NM
Students of Tatyana Bayliyeva
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Katie Koh, piano 10 Alameda, CA
Eric Koh, piano 13 Alameda, CA
Students of Heidi Hau
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Chenjia Ni, piano 12 San Diego, CA
Caleb Tang, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev
Piano Duo:
Helaine Zhao, piano 13 Irvine, CA
Hannah Zhao, violin 15 Irvine, CA
Students of Dr. Bella Tseng and Yi Liu
Pascale Chamber Players:
Xola Owens, violin 13 Altadena, CA
Kayce Lee, violin 8 San Gabriel, CA
Aiden To, violin 12 Arcadia, CA
Jamie Lee, violin 11 San Gabriel, CA
Ian Teigen, violin 12 Pasadena, CA
Namika Wang, violin 11 La Crescenta, CA
Chloe Tsang, violin 9 Torrance CA
Sophia Liu, violin 12 South Pasadena, CA
Eliana Andrea, viola 13 South Pasadena, CA
Paulina Salazar, cello 13 San Gabriel, CA
Kezia Gavlak, cello 12 South Pasadena, CA
Matthew Mak, cello 11 Temple City, CA
Ezekiel Gavlak, bass 14 South Pasadena, CA
Students of Susan Pascale
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Audrey Zhang, piano 11 Lexington, MA
Student of Ayako Hattori
Caleb Tang, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Daniel Feng, violin 11 Burwood, Australia
Student of Phoebe Masel
Isaac Hoi Kit Ng, piano 11 Singapore
Student of Benjamin Loh
Jaynie Lee, violin 11 Newport Beach, CA
Student of Heesun Choi
Jerry Li, piano 11 Fort McMurray, Canada
Student of Bianca Baciu
Joy Hu, cello 11 Cupertino, CA
Student of Carrie Tseng
Kate Shao, piano 11 Albuquerque, NM
Student of Tatyana Bayliyeva
Simon Kirjner, violin 11 Monte Sereno, CA
Student of Elizabeth MacCorquodale and Elizabeth Faidley
Vichamai Nukulvutthiopas, piano 11 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa
Zibo Wang, piano 11 Cottonwood Heights, UT
Student of Ning Lu and Jie Lu
Albert Hu, piano 12 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen
Analise Chen, violin 12 New York, NY
Student of Olga Popova
Cameron Oates, violin 12 La Palma, CA
Student of Mizuki Yamanaka Noda
Clara Zhang, piano 12 Highland Park, IL
Student of Soo Young Lee
Dominic Trindade, cello 12 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh
Jaden Li, piano 12 Ellicott City, MD
Student of Jing Zhang
Jay Peng, piano 12 Lincoln, NE
Student of Feifei Jiang
Lucas Yeh, violin 12 Frisco, TX
Student of Dr. SongYoung kim and Phil Lewis
Sissi Goh, piano 12 Hicksville, NY
Student of Fei-Ju Bradeen
Vincent Giancola, piano 12 New York, NY
Student of Ronn Yedidia
Vivian Kao, piano 12 Cupertino, CA
Student of Erna Gulabyan
Alexander Benjamin, piano 13 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Jeffrey Lavner
Benjamin Zaslavsky, piano 13 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Nataliya Khrapina
Emma Yin, piano 13 Lincoln, NE
Student of Feifei Jiang
Emmeline Wang, piano 13 Hamel, MN
Student of Jiyoung Kim
Eric Feng, cello 13 Irvine, CA
Student of Zhou Long
Helen Wang, violin 13 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Elizabeth Maccorquodale
Juliet Southern, piano 13 New York, NY
Student of Dr Sohyun Ahn
Raffaella Wong, piano 13 San Ramon, CA
Student of I-Ling Chen
Timothy Lin, cello 13 San Jose, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh
Yasemin Ela Goktepe, piano 13 Bellevue, WA
Student of Oana Rusu Tomai and Jessica Choe
Alex Kuck, piano 14 Park City, UT
Student of Ya Liu
Angel Wang, piano 14 Cottonwood Heights, UT
Student of Ning Lu
Anthony Ginzburg, piano 14 Hewlett, NY
Student of Nataliya Khrapina
Anthony Luo, piano 14 Simsbury, CT
Student of Pi-Hsun Shih
Calvin Chen, violin 14 Matthews, NC
Student of Dr. Ernest Pereira
Ellie Lee, violin 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Michael Tseitlin and Irina Tseitlin
Eric Zhu, viola 14 West Roxbury, MA
Student of Andrew Taylor
Gabriel Higbie, piano 14 Albuquerque, NM
Student of Tatyana Bayliyeva
Gabriel Tsai, piano 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Dr. Emily Hung
Grace Shum, piano 14 Broadview Heights, OH
Student of Dr. Shuai Wang
Julia Janknecht, piano 14 OK City, OK
Student of Jennifer Song
Mia Chen, violin 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Igor Tchetchko
Peter Liu, piano 14 Stamford, CT
Student of Felicia Feng Zhang
Ryan Wu, violin 14 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Guodong Wang
Serin Myung, violin 14 Los Gatos, CA
Student of Hijung Lee
Shirley Xu, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Tony Kim, piano 14 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Dr. Yali Luo
Yvan Grinspan, piano 14 Redwood City, CA
Student of Benny Yu
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Zachary Wang, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Alexander Pease, piano 11 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Aidan Yu, piano 12 Chandler, AZ
Carrie Ma, piano 12 Chandler, AZ
Students of Yan Zhang
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Alexander Zhao, piano 13 Chandler, AZ
Carrie Ma, piano 12 Chandler, AZ
Students of Yan Zhang
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Katelyn Chen, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Lauren Chen, piano 12 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Anthony Ginzburg, piano 14 Hewlett, NY
Benjamin Zaslavsky, piano 13 Brooklyn, NY
Students of Nataliya Khrapina
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Christina Lee, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Cindy Chen, piano 13 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Katherine Zhao, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Shirley Xu, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev
Piano Trio:
Yiju (Dylan) Chen, piano 15 Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Jiuxi (Tom) Wang, piano 13 Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Anthony Jiang, piano 13 Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev
The Pascale-Larco String Quartet:
Jamie Lee, violin 11 San Gabriel, CA
Ian Teigen, viola 12 Pasadena, CA
Aiden To, violin 12 Arcadia, CA
Kezia Gavlak, cello 12 South Pasadena, CA
Students of Susan Pascale and Michael Larco
The Pascale Vivaldi Septet:
Kayce Lee, violin 8 San Gabriel, CA
Jamie Lee, violin 11 San Gabriel, CA
Matthew Mak, cello 11 Temple City, CA
Kate Masuda, violin 9 Monterey Park, CA
Megan Mak, violin 9 Temple City, CA
Eliana Andrea, viola 13 South Pasadena, CA
Paulina Salazar, cello 13 San Gabriel, CA
Students of Susan Pascale
The Pascale-Walz String Trio:
Xola Owens, violin 13 Altadena, CA
Student of Susan Pascale
Eliana Andrea, viola 13 South pasadena, CA
Student of Susan Pascale
Paulina Salazar, cello 13 San Gabriel, CA
Student of John Walz and Susan Pascale
String Quartet:
Dongwoo Kang, violin 13 San Jose, CA
Donghyung Kang, cello 16 San Jose, CA
Brandon Kwon, viola 16 San Jose, CA
Aidan Kwon, violin 10 San Jose, CA
Students of Sonyoung Kang
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Eva Rios, piano 11 Unionville, CT
Student of Alexander Gurin
Evan Kaplan, piano 11 Pelham, NY
Student of Natalia Budyonny
Grace Li, piano 11 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. ZhaoZhao Yang
Hannah Court, piano 11 Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Kana Mimaki
Red Burns, piano 11 West Newton, MA
Student of Emily Burns
Serena Wu, piano 11 Solon, OH
Student of Xiaoling Anderson
Spencer Wang, piano 11 Hamel, MN
Student of Jiyoung Kim
Tuyen Nguyen, piano 11 Burlington, MA
Student of Elenye German and Rose Bogossian
Yutong Hua, piano 11 Beijing, China
Student of Liu Chao
Abigail Jin, piano 12 Brooklyn, NY
Andrew Zhou, piano 12 Blue Ash, OH
Student of Dr. Takako Hayase Frautschi
Arav Santhanam, piano 12 Auburndale, MA
Student of Helena Vesterman
Chenjia Ni, piano 12 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Emilia Salistra, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang
Emily Chen, piano 12 Irvine, CA
Student of Emily Hung
Luca Song, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Dante Lorenzo DiIanni
Nash Tsai, piano 12 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Peter Lin, piano 12 Arcadia, CA
Student of Roger Wright
Run He (Kelly) Deng, piano 12 Beijing, China
Student of Wang Jue
Shangyang Xia, piano 12 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsui-Hui Peng Chen
Sophia Cheng, piano 12 Sandy, UT
Student of Ya Liu
Spencer Sun, piano 12 Rochester Hills, MI
Student of Catherine Rollin
Andy Wang, piano 13 Mount Sinai, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta
Claire Wang, piano 13 Novi, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen
Eddy Kang, piano 13 Edmond, OK
Student of Jennifer Mihee Song
Ethan Chen, piano 13 Walnut, CA
Student of Hsin-I Sharon Cheng
Joshua Bold, piano 13 Gainesville, VA
Student of Aglaia Koras
Joyce Wang, piano 13 Cottonwood Heights, UT
Student of Ning Lu and Jie Lu
Lincoln Haggart-Ives, violin 13 Vaughan, Canada
Student of Peter Seminovs
Nicholas Zhu, piano 13 Vienna, VA
Student of David Kosutic
Rohan Dalal, piano 13 Hillsborough, CA
Student of Irina Carrenca
Andrew Huang, piano 14 Westlake, OH
Student of Esther Chu
Arthur Yeh, piano 14 Carmel, IN
Student of Ada Shebanova
Callum Lorimer, piano 14 Morgantown, WV
Student of Juliana Yap
Cindy Xue, piano 14 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen
Cindy Yang, piano 14 Herndon, VA
Student of Jun Yang
Daniel Wang, piano 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Amy Hwang
Han Lim, piano 14 South Pasadena, CA
Student of Hanna Park
Jessica Sheng, piano 14 Chino Hills, CA
Student of Irene Yong
Jonathan Wang, piano 14 Charlotte, NC
Student of Irena Hramenkova
Kevin Joo, violin 14 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Timothy Krohn and Solomia Soroka
Kyle Fleming, piano 14 Olathe, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh
Logan Yuan, piano 14 Avon, CT
Student of Pihsun Shih
Matthew Lin, piano 14 Wantagh, New York
Student of Yuka Yoshino
Michelle Li, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Richard Bai, piano 14 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Yu-Ting Chen
Shani Su, piano 14 Walnut, CA
Student of Bohan Sung
Vidipt Someshwar, piano 14 Farmington, CT
Student of Alexander Gurin
Xiaoyu Geng, piano 14 Manvel, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin Pratt
YunHan Shen, piano 14 St. Johns, FL
Student of Kamila Shahtakhtinski and Shi-gu Zhang
Piano Quartet:
Alyona Chernikova, piano 15 Alamo, CA
Jacob Shusteff, piano 12 Piedmont, CA
Emma Osnovikov, piano 11 San Ramon, CA
Daria Kryuchkova, piano 12 Castro Valley, CA
Students of Agnes Avoyan
HONORABLE MENTION
Anya Dalal, piano 11 Hillsborough, CA
Student of Irina Carrenca
Danielle Lee, piano 11 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen
Grayson Lee, piano 11 Boston, MA
Student of Mami Ienaga
Gwyneth Frank, piano 11 New York, NY
Student of Vivian Choi
Isabel Xiong, piano 11 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen
Jiahan Li, violin 11 Wellesley, MA
Student of Hsin-Lin
Leah Thomas, piano 11 Cupertino, CA
Student of Majhon Phillips
Leo Ying, piano 11 Weston, MA
Student of Rebecca Helm
Nia Zagar, violin 11 Princeton, NJ
Student of Min Sun Kim
Sofia De la Cruz, piano 11 Chagrin Falls, OH
Student of Cynthia Crotty
Alice Nadauld, piano 12 Holladay, UT
Student of Lindsey Wright
Anisa Chang, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Daphne Lin
Arjun Lokesh, piano 12 Aurora, OH
Student of Cynthia Crotty
Bella Michael Provo, piano 12 Roswell, GA
Student of John Bennett and Johnson Gouvêa
Bernice Tang, piano 12 Richmond Hill, Canada
Student of Dr. Kui Min
Chloe Lin, piano 12 Ridgefield, CT
Student of Natalia Budyonny
Elina Suri, piano 12 Boston, MA
Student of Mami Lenaga
Emilia Salistra, voice 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Simona Snitkovskaya
Grace Kim, cello 12 Westbury , NY
Student of Jaydn Ryu
Josephyn Liao, piano 12 Solon, OH
Student of Cynthia Crotty
Julia Young, piano 12 Bethesda, MD
Student of Jaewon Lee
Seth Raphael, piano 12 Walnut Creek, CA
Student of Joseph Irrera
Twyla Morrison, violin 12 Gilbert, AZ
Student of Ruth Giauque
Alexander Zhao, piano 13 Chandler, AZ
Student of Yan Zhang
Amanda Chen, piano 13 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen
Ann-Mei Sun, piano 13 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. ZhaoZhao Yang
Bella Giauque, violin 13 Queen Creek, AZ
Student of Monte Belknap and Monte Belknap
Elise Liu, piano 13 Richmond, Canada
Student of Elizabeth Lee
Fiona Yan, piano 13 Saratoga, CA
Student of Yijia Ho
Hsien En Shannen Tay, piano 13 Singapore
Student of Monica Chen
Roma Shah, piano 13 Morgan Hill, CA
Student of Elena Paradies
Ruoshui Hu, piano 13 Danville, CA
Student of I-Ling Chen
Ryan Chin, piano 13 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhaozhao Yang
Scarlett Kaplan, piano 13 Pelham, NY
Student of Natalia Budyonny
Alex Li, piano 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang
Amy Liu, cello 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Carrie Tseng
Benjamin Amidei, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Catherine Chong, violin 14 Bethesda, MD
Student of Richard Chang
Claire SooHoo, piano 14 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Sanaz Rezai
Jameel Maayah, piano 14 Marietta, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana Janse Van Rensburg
Kaitlyn Hetsko, piano 14 Murrieta, CA
Student of Yiyi Ku
Katie Zhang, piano 14 Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos
Leilani Lee, piano 14 New Hyde Park, NY
Student of Ubaldo Diaz-Acosta
Liam Resnick, violin 14 Huntingdon Valley, PA
Student of Zhannet Martirosyan
Rena Wang, piano 14 Sudbury, MA
Student of Irina Vorderer
Rodrigo Landa Romero, piano 14 Mexico City, Mexico
Student of Rosa Maria Torner and Margarita de la Mora
Shishir Vargheese, piano 14 Overland Park, KS
Student of David Tauscher
Siyi Xu, piano 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Emily Huang
Sophia Mugin, piano 14 San Francisco, CA
Student of Natalya Borodulina
Sresth Gupta, viola 14 Princeton, NJ
Student of Paul Manulik
Yi Tian Zhang, piano 14 San Ramon, CA
Student of I-Ling Chen
Intermediate Category, Age Group 15 to 18:
NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Katherine Yang, piano 15 Cumming, GA
Student of Alexander Wasserman
Kathryn Guo, violin 15 Cincinnati, OH
Student of Won-Bin Yim
Louisa Ma, violin 15 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Melody Chang, piano 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Judy Huang
Adrian Zaragoza, piano 16 Davis, CA
Student of Richard Cionco
Austin Xie, piano 16 Wilton, CT
Student of Svitlana Fiorito
Christopher Yao, piano 16 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Su-Hui Yang
Julianne Huang, piano 16 New York, NY
Jennifer Liu, piano 17 Princeton, NJ
Student of Ingrid Clarfield
Skyler Feng, piano 17 Duluth, GA
Student of Ping Xu
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Dailing Wu, piano 16 San Jose, CA
Dennis Wang, piano 17 San Jose, CA
Students of Dr. Irina Prilipko-Morgan
Helios Quartet:
Ava Cho, violin 15 Weston, CT
Kyle Shin, cello 17 Hamden, CT
Sarah Roberts, viola 17 Weston, CT
Noah Stein, violin 16 Guilford, CT
Students of Robert Smith
String Trio:
Donovan Williams, violin 16 Sandy Hook, VA
Student of Jocelyn Vorenburg
William Bullock, violin 16 Richmond, VA
Student of Helen Coulsen
John Mintz, violin 17 Richmond, VA
Student of Helen Coulsen
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Derek Bao, piano 14 Rancho Mission Viejo, CA
Student of Ashot Hayrapetyan
Amy Palm, cello 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Lila Yang
Audrey Zhang, piano 15 Northville, MI
Student of Christopher Harding
Avyay Menon, violin 15 Trumbull, CT
Student of Shan Jiang
Caitlyn Stocki, Harp 15 Downers Grove, IL
Student of Lisa Boggess
Caroline Ma, viola 15 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Crystal Tang, piano 15 Houston, TX
Student of Rodolfo Morales
Doyoon Kim, violin 15 Sherman Oaks, CA
Student of Tammie Joo
Elizabeth Song, piano 15 Farmington, CT
Student of Anchie Donn
Jade Xu, piano 15 Canton, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen
Joanna Cheng, piano 15 Oak Hill, VA
Student of Marjorie Lee
Nathan Mo, piano 15 Oak Hill, VA
Student of Evelyn Mo
Richard Sheng, piano 15 Pocatello, ID
Sarika Ahire, Harp 15 Frisco, TX
Student of Yumiko Schlaffer
Albert Chen, piano 16 Hinsdale, IL
Student of Sueanne Metz
Anna Guan, piano 16 San Ramon, CA
Student of Liza Yasnogorodsky
Avelyn Kulsomphob, piano 16 Holladay, UT
Student of Ya Liu
Benjamin Yang, piano 16 Springfield, IL
Student of Julia Tsien and Angela Mitchell-Simonson
Chiao Hsing Wang, double bass 16 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Stephen Tramontozzi
Daniel Kim, viola 16 Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Veronica Kim
Edward Kong, cello 16 Champaign, IL
Student of Dmitry Kouzov and Patrycja Likos
Hannah Noh, piano 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Dr. Joseph Matthews
Kelly Gu, Guzheng 16 Herndon, VA
Student of Lei Gu
Kristen Hung, piano 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Joyce Yang and Megan Chen
Laura Chen, piano 16 Tustin, CA
Student of Ning An
Shirley Wang, viola 16 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Sophia Hanner, violin 16 Pressbaum, Austria
Student of Prof. Arkadij Winokurow and M.Mag. Veronika Weber
Yiyi Ouyang, cello 16 Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Yanni Chen
Alex Dong, piano 17 Sandy, UT
Student of Ya Liu
Jack Szymanski, piano 17 Ridgewood, NJ
Student of Brian Doherty
Matthew Kim, violin 17 Fullerton, CA
Student of David Kwangjae Woo
Michelle Wang, piano 17 Cupertino, CA
Student of Megan Chen
Minseo Kim, violin 17 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Dani Shraibman and Baruch Meir
David Ban, piano 18 Wexford, PA
Student of David Allan Wehr
Kevin Rhee, cello 18 Fort lee, NJ
Student of Jungjoo Choi and Philo Lee
String Duo:
Hyeri Chun, violin 16 Tenafly, NJ
Chaehong Lim, violin 16 Scarsdale, NY
Students of Hanna Shin
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Abigail Pak, piano 15 Clarksburg, MD
Student of Junghee Lee
Brandon Lee, viola 15 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Catherine Chu, violin 15 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Davis Law
Fiona McBride, piano 15 San Mateo, CA
Student of Jing Yuan Cui
Harry Zhang, piano 15 Highland Park, IL
Student of Soo Young Lee
Jay Ren, piano 15 Rockville, MD
Student of Yevgeniya Oleshkevich
Jessica Chung, piano 15 Fairfax, VA
Student of Jun Yang
Jiarui Li, piano 15 San Ramon, CA
Student of I-Ling Chen
Joshua Cai, piano 15 Charlotte, NC
Student of Irena Hramenkova
Michelle Ho, piano 15 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Joanna Kim
Rachel Shim, cello 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Joe Cho
Sabrina Doll, piano 15 Richmond , KY
Student of Rachel Taylor
Sarah Liau, piano 15 Austin, TX
Student of Dr. Betty Mallard
Selena Yao, piano 15 San Jose, CA
Student of Shengxin Tang
Shen Khai Wong, piano 15 Singapore
Student of Dr. Khoo Hui Ling
Caroline Cubillos, piano 16 Plano, TX
Student of Christina Long
Carson He, piano 16 East Brunswick, NJ
Daniel Cao, violin 16 Trumbull, CT
Student of Shan Jiang
Dean Zhang, violin 16 Sutcliffe Park, MA
Student of Peter Zazofsky
Emily Cai, piano 16 Kingsport, TN
Student of Carol Stone
Eric Chow, piano 16 San Jose, CA
Erin Fitzgerald, piano 16 Austin, TX
Student of Shearon Horton
Eurie Seo, piano 16 Danville, CA
Student of Mihee Lee
Jason Louie, piano 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Irina Morgan and Grant Kondo
Joy Ruo Nan Li, piano 16 San Ramon, Califonia
Student of I-Ling Chen
Kara Tao, piano 16 Chicago, IL
Kate Aizin, Guitar 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Andrey Chuguev
Nathan Mu, piano 16 Solon, OH
Student of Ella Karasik
Nathan Napier, piano 16 Amherst, NY
Student of Violeta Arakelova
Nicholas Meeker, piano 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Natalya Lundtvedt
Norman Zhao, piano 16 Cupertino, CA
Student of Amy Hwang
Samuel Katz, piano 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Sarkis Baltaian
Kateryna Tarnopolska, piano 16 Kyiv, Ukraine
Student of Honcharova Inna
Tianjian Bai, piano 16 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen
Victoria Lam, violin 16 Los Altos, CA
Student of Jiwon Evelyn Kwark
William Baik, violin 16 Irvine, CA
Andrea Shang, piano 17 Wayland, MA
Brian Hsiao, piano 17 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Isabel Yi, violin 17 Ann Arbor, Mi
Student of Judy Blank
Lila Schweinfurth, violin 17 Portland, OR
Student of Clarisse Atcherson
Minha Kim, violin 17 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Min Park
Mitchell Litvinov, piano 17 Friendswood, TX
Student of Rodolpho Morales
Peter Choi, piano 17 Ontario, CA
Student of EunJung Lee
HONORABLE MENTION
Elise Kwon, piano 15 Diamond Bar, CA
Student of EunJung Lee
Evan Greenberg, piano 15 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Dr. Dilbar Khashimov
Gwendolyn Clores, piano 15 Jersey City, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos
Heather Wang, Guitar 15 New York, NY
Student of Tali Roth
Jack Bennett, piano 15 Tenafly, NJ
Student of Dan Rufolo
Jasper Li, piano 15 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Megan Chen
Jordan Zukoff, piano 15 Tenafly, NJ
Student of Kevin Spencer Kendrick
Mei-Chun Lin, piano 15 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Neela Gooty, piano 15 San Ramon, CA
Student of Yingwen Lewis
Raymond Lou, piano 15 Millbrae, CA
Student of Dr. Liang You
Roxie Curcuru, piano 15 Arlington, MA
Student of Rebecca Helm
Stacie Mach, piano 15 Rowland Heights, CA
Student of Sharon H. Cheng
Zhicheng Zhao, piano 15 Falls Church, VA
Student of Dr. Yao Lin
Ayanav Roy, piano 16 Mason, OH
Student of Sergei Polusmiak
Ellie Park, piano 16 Seoul, South Korea
Freya Nair, piano 16 Wanaque, NJ
Student of Elisabeth Nosal
Irene Yoh, violin 16 Makanda, IL
Ishani Spanier, violin 16 Knoxville, TN
Student of Mary Ann Fennell
Janine Jiang, piano 16 Danville, CA
Student of Yu-Ting Chen
Jayson Kim, piano 16 Carlsbad, CA
Student of Eunice Ahn
Jingyi Zhao, piano 16 Seal Beach, CA
Student of Shun-Lin Chou
Joy Wan, piano 16 Naperville, IL
Student of Esther Chang
Keshav Ramesh, piano 16 South Windsor, CT
Student of Rebecca M. Calissi
Lara Panda, piano 16 Fremont, CA
Student of Stella Shi
Lucas Zhu, piano 16 Lakeville, CT
Student of Wei Zhou
Rijul Jain, piano 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Matt Wang
Seo-Young (Kelly) Hwang, piano 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Eunice Ahn
Skyler Goldin, piano 16 Pleasantville, NY
Student of Arlene Portney
Sydney Lemley, piano 16 Morgantown, West VA
Student of Juliana Yap
Yung-sheng Lin, piano 16 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Aditya Vargheese, piano 17 Overland Park, KS
Student of Alec Tauscher
Belle Bridgewater, piano 17 Allen, TX
Student of Christina Long
Charlie Nadauld, piano 17 Holladay, UT
Student of Lindsey Wright
Christina Cheng, piano 17 Los Altos, CA
Student of Jacob Brodski
Eric Chen, cello 17 Marietta, GA
Student of Guang Wang
Iliana Cruz, piano 17 San Antonio, TX
Student of Ann Howell
Julianne Tai, piano 17 Dallas, TX
Student of Trudy Emerick
Lisa Meng, piano 17 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Richard Marshall and Richard Marshall
Michelle Hsu, piano 17 Locust Valley, NY
Student of Hui-Yin Hsu
Minseo Kim, piano 17 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Min Park
Nolan Small, piano 17 Stafford, VA
Student of Susan Flinn
Jason Zeng, piano 18 Novi, MI
Student of Catherine Rollin
Riddhi Mehta, piano 18 Foster City, CA
Student of Betty Liu
College Students and Professional Musicians Category:
NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Aristotelis Papadimitriou, piano 26 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Student of Prof.Barbara Szczepanska
Bora Ryu, piano 35 Urbana, IL
Chen Wang, piano 26 East Lansing, MI
Student of Deborah Moriarty
Doyoung Park, piano 24 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Daniel Pollack and Korzhev Mikhail
Edoardo Turbil, piano 31 New York, NY
Student of Yoheved Kaplinsky
Gimin Hong, piano 31 New York, NY
Student of John Perry
Jiyoon Jeong, piano 34 Denton, TX
Student of Adam Wodnicki
Keke Luo, piano 22 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Bernadene Blaha
Lethicia Caravello, Harp 28 Brighton, MA
Student of Ina Zdorovetchi
Minju Lee, violin 33 Denton, TX
SeaKyung Hur, violin 34 Boston, MA
Student of I-fu Wang
Soojin Kang, piano 32 Interlochen, MI
Xiting Yang, piano 26 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Logan Skelton
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Chia-Li Wang, piano 29 Boston, MA
Fengchen Li, piano 26 Lexington, KY
Student of Irina Voro
Haemin Park, piano 23 Springfield, MO
Student of Hye-Jung Hong
Jason Chiu, piano 43 Albany, CA
Kriti Williams, violin 18 Braintree, MA
Student of Fudeko Takahashi Cohler
Peir-Shiuan Tang, piano 29 Austin, TX
Shuk Ki Wong, piano 28 Madison, WI
Student of Christopher Taylor
Soyeon Kang, piano 34 East Lansing, MI
Student of Margarita Shevchenko and Gila Goldstein
Trevor Natiuk, piano 19 Battle Ground, WA
Student of Dr. Jinhyang Park
Wan-Chun Hu, violin 25 Chicago, IL
Student of I-Hao Lee
Yera Kim, piano 27 State College, PA
Student of Christopher Guzman
Butterfly Duo:
Nayoung Choi, piano 26 Baton Rouge, LA
Student of Dr. Willis Delony and Dr. Kenneth Boulton
Unusdian Errandonea, cello 31 Baton Rouge, LA
Student of Dennis Parker
HONORABLE MENTION
Alexander Ronoyudo, piano 20 Malang, Indonesia
Student of Benjamin Loh
Sandhya Kilambi, piano 19 New York, NY
Student of Olga Gurevich
Seung-Hyun Lee, piano 23 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Jung-Eun Kim
Siwoon Park, piano 22 Placentia, CA
Student of Eun Jung Lee
Tanya Vegvary, piano 50 Sacramento, CA
Trent Ransom, violin 23 Farmington, CT
Student of I-Hao Lee
Veronika Weber, violin 28 Vienna, Austria
Xinshuang Jin, piano 26 Tallahassee, FL
Amateur Category:
NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Anson Hui, piano 21 Markham, Canada
James Ye , piano 23 Plano, TX
Student of Dr. Christina Long
Melanie Richardson, piano 22 Melbourne, FL
Student of Jasmin Arakawa
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Mary Yoon, piano 26 Flushing, NY
Student of Dr. Hyojin Rhim
Qiannan Zhao, viola 27 Wurtsboro, NY
HONORABLE MENTION
Kristina Ayanian, piano 22 Burlington, MA

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 and includes: Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, two (2) guests’ tickets and 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during participant’s performance on stage. Participants and piano accompanists do not need tickets to be admitted to the backstage.

9. For Ensemble Member, Recital Fee is $250 per member plus $100 Photo Fee per group. The Recital and Photo Fees include: Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, two (2) guests’ tickets and 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during ensemble’s performance on stage. Ensemble Members do not need tickets to be admitted to the backstage.

10. Organizational Committee collects short biographies to introduce the performers at the Winners Recitals. American Protégé reserves the rights to edit, reduce and re-format any submitted biographies as it seems appropriate and fit into the Recital Brochure.

11. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.

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

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


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Solo Recital and Photo Fee