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The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition is open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries. Musicians from 20 countries applied for this year’s Competition: different U.S. states, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, Belize, England, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Azerbaijan, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia.
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.
Multiple winners will be chosen in each of the following age groups:
|School Students:||Adults (18 and older):|
|Young Musicians, 5 – 10||Amateur without professional degree|
|Junior, 11 – 14||College Students and Professional Musicians|
|Intermediate, 15 – 18|
18 year old school students must enter in the Intermediate Category. 18 year old college students must apply under the College Students/Professionals Category.
Winners will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Winners Concerts will take place on
Friday, March 30, 2018 (Good Friday)
Sunday, April 1, 2018 (Easter)
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018 (Mother’s Day)
Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day)
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Judges’ Distinction Award and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges’ recommendations.
Four qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent; their students are not allowed to apply this season. Dr. Sophya Genis is invited as a Chairwoman of the Competition 2018. 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 Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners
Cameron Jeppson, Caroline Durham, Bella Maher, Kimberly Lewin, Suzannah Rose
The members of Pentasuite live nestled at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Northern Utah. Some of them have been making music together since age six. Quintet members have performed in venues as far flung as Estonia, Tokyo, Japan, Palace Square at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, as well as other locations throughout the USA and Europe. The string players have participated in “Fry Street Days,” a chamber music workshop with the Fry Street Quartet and the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute for many years. Members of the quintet have also participated in the Salzburg Music Festival, Tanglewood Institute, National Cello Institute and the Gina Bachauer educational series
Jeremy Cha lives in New Jersey and is a junior in high school. He has been studying the cello since the age of 9. He currently attends the Manhattan School of Music precollege, studying with Madeleine Golz. He has won and performed for several competitions, such as the National League of Performing Arts (Grand winner) at Carnegie Hall, Vivo International Youth Competition (First prize) at Kaufman Music Center, International Virtuoso Competition (Silver Prize), Lyra Music Competition semi-finalist and YWCA NY Music competition (Third Place). During the summers, he has attended Oberlin Credo and Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra.
Dimitri Eugene Galterio, a native New Yorker, began his piano studies at the age of four at The School for Strings, and currently studies with Victoria Mushkatkol. He was a triple Gold Medal Winner of the Music Festival in 2017, a Vanguard Gold Medal Winner 2017 and 2016, First Place Winner of the 2015 and 2014 Young Artist Festival, and recipient of the Special Tour Presentation Award. Dimitri has received awards nationally and internationally, and has participated in the Adam Gyorgy Festival in Budapest, Hungary. Also, a student of composition, recently one of his pieces was performed at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy by the Trinity Madrigals. A sophomore at the Trinity School, Dimitri is chapel soloist, sectional director and accompanist, and serves on Chapel Council, Community Time Council, Model Congress and is political editor of the Trinity Times.
Andrew Yang, fifteen, is a high school freshman at The Seven Hills School. He was the concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras Concert Orchestra for the 2016-2017 season, and is currently a member of the CSYO Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017, he was awarded Distinction in the Thirteenth International Competition “Young Virtuosos” in Bulgaria. He was a 1st place winner of the 2017 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. Andrew won first place in the Jack & Lucille Wonnell Young Artist Concerto Competition in the junior section in 2015 and second place in the senior section in 2017. Andrew was also the state winner for the Junior Strings category of the Music Teachers National Association competition in Ohio for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. He has attended the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in 2016 and 2017. Andrew studies with Dr. Won-Bin Yim at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
In August of 2017, Leo Liang, Kevin Hu, and Sunny Fan formed the piano trio group, Lehoffe. Kevin, the violinist, and the Sunny, the cellist, are both 1st chair in Oak Valley Middle School’s orchestra. Individually, Kevin and Sunny placed first in competitions throughout the world and locally. Leo, the pianist, sadly unable to join the orchestra, also placed first in international competitions as well as many local competitions. Seeing the achievement that one of them can attain, they decided that if they all joined together, the opportunities are endless. For such a young group, their achievements are already astonishing.
Bobby Boogyeom Park, a 12-year-old violinist, has performed with orchestras such as Russian Symphony Orchestra in Russia and New Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in China. Since his debut at the age of seven, Bobby has been invited as a guest solist to international concerts and festivals including Bucheon Music Association Concert in Korea in 2016, the 5-young Virtuoso Concert at Oriental Art Center during Shanghai International Art Festival in 2013 and Seeds of Hope Concert for Sichuan, Shanghai in 2014. He was the winner of International Competitions for youth such as The 14th IRRCMC (International Russian Rotary Children Music Competition) Moscow, Russia in 2016 and Allegro International Competition, Hong Kong in 2013. Also he was awarded both grand prizes and 1st prizes from numerous domestic competitions in China and Korea. Bobby studied with Deng Ting Hao and Yulee Choi in China and Korea, and now he has been studying with Donald Weilerstein and Catherine Cho at Juilliard Pre-College since 2017.
Suhyeon Choi, born in 2006, lives in Seoul, South Korea. She started cello when she was 7 years old. Until now, she has gotten many awards not only in competitions held in Korea but also in Germany. She took 1st place at ‘Yewon Music Competition’ and ‘Eumagchunchu Music Competition’. In addition, recently she took 1st prize at ‘Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin’ and performed in the winners’ award concert which was held at the Berliner Philharmonie. She performed at ‘Seoul Soloist Cello Ensemble Young Artist Special Concert’ and ‘Seoul Academy Ensemble’ with the orchestra.
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Andrew Zhang, 12 and Jason Zhang, 10, from San Diego, CA, started their piano studies at the age of 8 and 7 with Tatiana Stignev. They were a first-place winner of the 2017 Classic Music Awards International Music Competition and were invited to perform in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall. Andrew also won second place in the 2017 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and won the first place and the judges’ special award for Musicality in the 4th Hong Kong International Music Festival (HKIMF) SD Regional Competition. Most recently, Andrew won first place in the 2017 International Music Competition ‘Rome’ Grand Prize Virtuoso and performed in the winners’ concert at Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome.
Vincent Pham is 9 years old from Tampa, Florida. He started piano lesson at age 4. Vincent has attended many master classes and described as “extremely gifted” by renowned professor Rebecca Penneys. He has participated in many local, state, and international music competitions. Vincent has won numerous awards including competitions of HACA Spotlight on Talent: Second Place Winner 2015, First Place Winner 2016, First Place Winner 2017; Central Florida Concerto Competition FFMTA: First Place Winner 2017; FFMC Florida State Competition: Honorable Award Piano Solo FFMC 2015, First Place Winner Piano Solo FFMC 2016, First Place Winner Piano Concerto FFMC 2017; American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition: Second Place Winner 2016, and First Place Winner 2017. Vincent has been invited to perform many local and state events. He was also invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in summers of 2016 and 2017.
Christine Koh began playing the violin in 2013, at the age of 4. She has participated in many competitions as a soloist both internationally and locally in Singapore. Most recently in January 2018, she won First Prize in the Classical Music International Competition with performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. In the inaugural Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards International Music Competition in 2017, she achieved the Gold Award in violin and performed at Esplanade in Singapore. She is also an active member of her school’s string ensemble. In 2016, she represented her school in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation for String Ensemble 2016 and the team achieved the highest award of Certificate of Distinction.
Ji-Eon Lee, 8 years old from Korea, began studying Cello when she was 4. With her passion for music, she won the Highest Award at City Philharmonic Orchestra Competition within 2 years. In 2016, she also won the 1st prize at Sejong, Ye-Eum, Yejeon and Yookyoung Competition. In 2017, she performed solo at Youngsan Art Hall as 1st prize winner of The Music Education News Competition and also received the 1st prize from Shinye Music and Eumyoun Competition. At the same year, Ji-Eon had a concert as a 1st winner of Eumak Journal Competition at University of Seoul and a debut on TV. She is going to play Haydn Concerto as a soloist with Youth Orchestra in March this year.
Yi-chen Hung, born in 2012, a native of Taiwan, started playing the piano at age three. A year later, he began competing in local and international competitions. At four, Yi-chen won Apollo Prize in 2016 PIARA Piano Competition in Hamamatsu, Japan (Category 7 and Under). He was the youngest contestant to compete in the final. At five, Yi-chen won first place in 2017 Taiwan Agean Sea Music Competition and Yi-Shang Music Competition. He was also selected as one of the semi-finalists of both 2017 NTD Asia Pacific Music Competiton (Category 8 and Under) and 27th Japan Classical Music Competiton (Category 6 and Under). Yi-chen currently studies piano with his mother, Junko Nishida.
Winners by Age Category
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 10: Name Age City, State/Country FIRST PLACE WINNERS Yi-Chen Hung, piano 5 Taichung, Taiwan Student of Junko Nishida Elijah Chang, piano 6 San Jose, CA Student of Matt Wang Evelyn Liu, piano 6 Voorhees, NJ Student of Eunju Kim Thannapas Luanpitpong, piano 6 Bangkok, Thailand Student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa David (D.J.) Wang, piano 8 Champaign, IL Student of Robin Scott Ji Eon Lee, cello 8 Incheon, South Korea Student of Miyoung Woo Angelina Wong, piano 9 Burlingame, CA Student of Hans Boepple Christine Koh, violin 9 Singapore Student of Elza Nartadjieva Vincent Pham, piano 9 Tampa, FL Student of Vladimir Khokhlov and Olga Glick Ashley Choi, piano 10 Fort Lee, NJ Student of Young Ae Park Do and Yun Kyung Choo Caroline Mlynarczyk, piano 10 Vienna, Austria Student of Elena Tolstykh Conor McMillen, violin 10 New York, NY Student of Krzysztof Kuznik Ella Cho, piano 10 La Habra Hts, CA Student of Ory Shihor Henry Auxenfans, violin 10 Chicago, IL Student of Stacia Spencer Piano Duo/Four Hands: Eric Koh 11 Alameda, CA Katie Koh 8 Alameda, CA Students of Amy Chiu Piano Duo/Four Hands: David Deutsch 10 San Diego, CA Sashi Chuckravanen 10 San Diego, CA Students of Tatiana Stignev SECOND PLACE WINNERS Eric Wang, piano 5 Elmhurst, NY Student of Lianhua Chi Ikkei Ohyabu, piano 5 Santa Clara, CA Student of Matt Wang Ikkei Ohyabu, violin 5 Santa Clara, CA Student of Tim Yip Ellie Yang, piano 6 San Jose, CA Student of Matt Wang Selene Chen, piano 6 San Jose, CA Student of Nagisa Ariza Yin Yinrong, violin 6 Beijing, China Student of Liu Chao Yuri Yasui, piano 6 Yokohama, Japan Student of Chitoshi Kurokawa Bang Tam Tran, piano 7 Hanoi, Vietnam Student of Linh Hoang Khanh Doan Hailey Sun, piano 7 Portland, OR Student of Dr. Renato Fabbro Jasper Y. Ng, piano 7 Edmonton, Canada Student of Joseph Fridman Sebastian Herrera, piano 7 San José, Costa Rica Student of Jason Arroyo Zoe Aldana, piano 7 Miami, FL Student of Elena Fomicheva Grace Zengxi He, piano 8 Canning Vale, WA Student of Ivy Chen and Yoon Sen Lee Lillian Chen, piano 8 Taoyuan, Taiwan Student of Yi Fan-Chiang Nick Cheng, piano 8 Chapel Hill, NC Student of Chu-Yen Ho Phatsacha Leowattana, piano 8 Bangkruai, Thailand Student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa Yuchen Wei, piano 8 Scarsdale, NY Student of Pingping Song Adrien Dai, piano 9 Great Neck, NY Student of Fei Ju Bradeen Bridget Tran, piano 9 Cliffside Park, NJ Student of Dr. Tian Song Daniela Mejia, piano 9 Alajuela, Costa Rica Student of Alexandr Sklioutovski and Tamara Sklioutovskaia Emma Liu, piano 9 Voorhees, NJ Student of Eunju Kim Ethan Nie, piano 9 Merietta, GA Student of Ping Xu Hailey Culp, piano 9 Suwanee, GA Student of Ping Xu Jonathan Weng, piano 9 Vancouver, Canada Student of Nikola Markovic Phatthicha Leowattana, piano 9 Bangkruai, Thailand Student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa Tristen Chen, piano 9 San Jose, CA Student of Nagisa Ariza Alex Lu, piano 10 Manhasset, NY Student of Fei Ju Bradeen Amber Chow, piano 10 Markham, Canada Student of Dr. Michael Berkovsky Analise Chen, violin 10 New York, NY Student of Olga Popova Eunice Kim, cello 10 Manhasset, NY Student of Jekeun Yoo Gloria Ma, piano 10 San Jose, CA Student of Zhaozhao Yang Jeffrey Yang, violin 10 Bayside, NY Student of Alex Shiozaki Katina Pantazopoulos, cello 10 Dresher, PA Student of Amy Sue Barston Lucy Woo, violin 10 Irvine, CA Student of Michelle Park Max Hong, piano 10 Walnut, CA Student of Mike Chiu Michelle Zhou, piano 10 Melbourne, Australia Student of Rita Reichman Rachelle Qin, violin 10 Oak Brook, IL Student of Jin Zhang Robert Wang, piano 10 Greenwich, CT Sarah Park, violin 10 Jacksonville, FL Student of Philip Pan Vivian Lu, violin 10 Irvine, CA Student of Mizuki Noda Zack Lam, piano 10 Bethesda, MD Student of Hyun Park Piano Duo/Four Hands: Scarlett Stewart, piano 9 Englewood, NJ Jacqueline Stewart, piano 9 Englewood, NJ Students of Mizuho Uchiyama Piano Duo/Four Hands: Oliver Ding, piano 10 Clarksburg, MD Olivia Ding, cello 10 Clarksburg, MD Students of Ning Wang and Yoon Huh THIRD PLACE WINNERS Tianze Liu, piano 5 Flushing, NY Student of Di Jiao Aaron Ye, piano 7 San Diego, CA Student of Dr. Irina Bendetsky Alan Cen-Wang, piano 7 Scarsdale, NY Student of Joan Behrens Bergman Alexander Medvedev, piano 7 West Bloomfield, MI Student of Irene Steyman Cadence Park, piano 7 New York, NY Student of Hitomi Honda Carrie Liu, piano 7 Fredericton, Canada Student of Dr. Roger Lord Catherine Wang, piano 7 Walnut, CA Student of Mike Chiu Chloe Song, piano 7 Scarsdale, NY Student of Pingping Song Jingyi Tang, piano 7 Beijing, China Student of Liu Chao Alexander Sun, violin 8 Princeton, NJ Student of Siliang Meng Andie Sparano, piano 8 Manasquan, NJ Student of Hsini Chou Andy Mo, piano 8 Johns Creek, GA Student of Frances Yao Joshua (Han Dong) Lee, cello 8 Great Neck, NY Student of Haily Kim Saya Uejima, piano 8 Uniontown, OH Student of Sebastian Zaliah Siva Kumaran, violin 8 New York, NY Student of Ina Litera and Samantha Siva Aika Oki, violin 9 Brookline, MA Student of Fudeko Takahashi Cohler Bethesda Yeh, piano 9 Waban, MA Student of Rebecca Helm Chloe Woo, violin 9 Irvine, CA Student of Michelle Park Gina Fanelli, piano 9 Morrow, OH Student of Takako Hayase Frautschi Kanade Noda, piano 9 Irvine, CA Student of Emily Hung Matthew Kim, violin 9 Chicago, IL Student of Christie Abe-Earl Patchubun Panjamapirom, piano 9 Phichit, Thailand Student of Sek Thongsuwan and Laszlo Zoltan Kovad Pravin Balasingam, piano 9 Los Gatos, CA Student of Matt Wang Victoria Vanderslice, piano 9 New York, NY Student of Li-Chen Hwang Zuriel Te, violin 9 Singapore Student of Ass. Prof. Simon Browne Aidan Yu, piano 10 Chandler, AZ Student of Yan Zhang Aien Du, piano 10 Bellaire, TX Student of Alina Uddin Alex Zhao, violin 10 Potomac, MD Student of Richard Chang Annabel Sparano, piano 10 Manasquan, NJ Student of Hsini Chou Brian Lin, piano 10 Fremont, CA Student of Peyhwan Kuan Christy Ma, piano 10 Sunnyvale, CA Student of Amy Hwang Emilie Zajfe, violin 10 New York, NY Student of I-Hao Lee and Diana Kim Hyunmin Yoo, violin 10 Seoul, South Korea Student of Jinhye Shin Justin Chan, piano 10 Honolulu, HI Student of Wendy Yamashita Kamina Becker, piano 10 San Jose, CA Student of Dmitriy Kosovskiy Michelle Lu, violin 10 Irvine, CA Student of Eunhee Kim Nicole Lai, piano 10 San Jose, CA Student of Zhaozhao Yang Sashi Chuckravanen, piano 10 San Diego, CA Student of Tatiana Stignev Victoria Chang, piano 10 Jericho, NY Student of Wendy Bradeen William He, piano 10 Glen Allen, VA Student of Yifei Sun Zachary Xu, piano 10 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen Piano Duo/Four Hands: Andie Sparano, piano 8 Manasquan, NJ Annabel Sparano, piano 10 Manasquan, NJ Students of Hsini Chou HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS Colin Fuller, piano 7 New York, NY Student of Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou Connie Tao, piano 8 Irvington, NY Student of Pingping Song George Li, piano 8 Gainesville, FL Student of Dr. Nadia Mezey Lang Ren, piano 8 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen Miles Schreiner, piano 8 Bayonne, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos Paolo David Zamora, piano 8 Bayonne, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos Rita Chen, Voilin 8 Mount Waverley, Australia Student of Cong Gu Yuxuan He, piano 8 Glen Allen, VA Student of Yifei Sun Grace Merchant, piano 9 New York, NY Student of Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou Jackson Li, piano 9 Phoenix, AZ Student of Yan Zhang Ryan Kim, piano 9 Miami, FL Student of Elena Fomicheva Ryka Chopra, piano 9 Fremont, CA Student of Annamarie McCarthy Spencer Wang, piano 9 Hamel, MN Student of Jiyoung Kim Tygesen Yoon, piano 9 Jersey City, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos Anthony Michael Zamora, piano 10 Bayonne, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos Bea Isoebel Cariaso, piano 10 Bayonne, NJ Student of Paul Vazopoloz Chloe Lin, piano 10 Ridgefield, CT Student of Natalia Budyonny Justin J. Ng, violin 10 Edmonton, Canada Student of Frank Ho Nareeco Amadea William, piano 10 Jakarta, Indonesia Student of Mutia Hartono Nikka Gershman-Pepper, flute 10 Los Angeles, CA Student of Anastasia Petanova Run He (Kelly) Deng, piano 10 Shanghai, China Student of Wang Jue Ryan Ayers, piano 10 Englewood Cliffs, NJ Student of Eunjung Ahn Sharon Wu, piano 10 Markham, Canada Student of Liu Chao Sophia Lin, piano 10 Irvine, CA Student of Yuhui Jen Sophie Chan, piano 10 Honolulu, HI Student of Wendy Yamashita Junior Category, Age 11 to 14: Name Age City, State/Country FIRST PLACE WINNERS Natalie Kwok, cello 11 Fullerton, CA Student of Wendy Liu Suhyeon Choi, cello 11 Seoul, South Korea Student of Jeongeun Choi Ari Webb, cello 12 Cincinnati, OH Student of Sarah Kim Bobby Boogyeom Park, violin 12 New York, NY Student of Catherine Cho and Yulee Choi Eric Yang, piano 12 Getzville, NY Student of Violeta Arakelova Kathleen Gurning, piano 12 Fontana, CA Student of Dr. Elvin Rodriguez Michael Wu, piano 12 Katy, TX Student of Dr. Amy Wang Andrew Bailey, cello 13 Tallahassee, FL Student of Marnie Kim Jones Andrew Zeng, piano 13 Bayside, NY Student of Dr. Sean Schulze Derek Lu, piano 13 Manhasset, NY Student of Fei Ju Bradeen Elanna Mak, viola 13 Hong Kong, China Student of Kaori Wilson and Katrina Rafferty Ethan Chen, cello 13 Fremont, CA Student of David Chen Iris Wu, violin 13 Bayside, NY Kevin Lu, violin 13 Irvine, CA Student of Eunhee Kim Tony Wei, piano 13 Princeton, NJ Student of Wei Chiu Benjamin Yang, piano 14 Springfield, IL Student of Julia Tsien and Angela Mitchell Simonson Emily Chan, piano 14 Hinsdale, IL Student of Julia Tsien Ethan Jiang, piano 14 Great Neck, NY Student of Fei Ju Bradeen Gabriel Sun, piano 14 Greenacres, FL Student of Olga Konovalova Julianne Huang, piano 14 New York, NY Katherine Wong, piano 14 Irvine, CA Student of Dr. Judy Huang Matthew Gurning, piano 14 Fontana, CA Student of Dr. Elvin Rodriguez Rae Yue Pung, piano 14 Singapore Student of Albert Tiu Piano Duo/Four Hands: Andrew Zhang, piano 12 San Diego, CA Jason Zhang, piano 10 San Diego, CA Students of Tatiana Stignev Piano Duo/Four Hands: Katherine Zhao, piano 12 San Diego, CA Sunny Fan, piano 13 San Diego, CA Students of Tatiana Stignev Piano Trio: Kevin Hu, violin 13 San Diego, CA Student of Alexander Palamidis Leo Liang, piano 13 San Diego, CA Student of Tatiana Stignev Sunny Fan, cello 13 San Diego, CA Student of Lu Yan Guo Piano Duo/Four Hands: Avelyn Kulsomphob, piano 14 Holladay, UT Hannah Yang, piano 14 Salt Lake City, UT Students of Ya Liu SECOND PLACE WINNERS Alexander Pham, piano 11 Cottonwood Heights City, UT Student of Ya Liu Arya Vignesh Babu, piano 11 Solon, OH Student of Cynthia Crotty Daniel Lee, violin 11 New York, NY Student of Olga Popova Elaine See Toh, piano 11 Houston, TX Student of Sharon Peng Love Emmeline Wang, piano 11 Hamel, MN Student of Jiyoung Kim Fang-heng Du, violin 11 Lexington, MA Student of Fudeko Takahashi Jason Rea, piano 11 Long Beach, NY Student of Kim Colucci Onyu Lee, Viola 11 Seoul, South Korea Student of Jieun Kim Sidney Eric, piano 11 Rossmoyne, Australia Student of Yoon Sen Lee Tiffany Qiu, piano 11 Jericho, NY Student of Rachel Bradeen Andrew Zhang, piano 12 San Diego, CA Student of Tatiana Stignev Ariella Katz, piano 12 New York, NY Student of Vivian Choi Felicia Ambrogi, piano 12 Rye, NY Student of Efrem Briskin Gabriel Tsai, piano 12 Irvine, CA Student of Dr. Emily Hung Gabriel Tsai, violin 12 Irvine, CA Student of Dr. Chan Ho Yun Illarion Gershkovich, cello 12 San Francisco, CA Student of Sergei Riabchenko Jenna Seohyeong Kang, violin 12 Palo Alto, CA Student of Jiwon Evelyn Kwark Lucy Will, piano 12 Honolulu, HI Student of Dr. Wendy Yamashita Madison Yang, piano 12 San Diego, CA Student of Irina Bendetsky Michelle Skylar, Voice 12 London, England Student of Marika Rauscher Ray Chen, piano 12 Fremont, CA Student of Peyhwan Kuan Rohan Tirumala, piano 12 Cupertino, CA Student of Matt Wang Sarah Li, piano 12 Midland, MI Student of Amy Cheng Andrew Han, violin 13 Demarest, NJ Student of Elizabeth Faidley Anna Wang, piano 13 Westford, MA Student of Yeehan Wu Christina He, piano 13 Avon, CT Student of Pihsun Shih Crystal Tang, piano 13 Houston, TX Student of Rodolfo Morales Einstina Wang, piano 13 Seal Beach, CA Student of Shun-Lin Chou Eric Yang, piano 13 Overland Park, KS Student of David Tauscher Ethan Yu, piano 13 Fremont, CA Student of Anna Poklewski Ethan Zhang, cello 13 San Diego, CA Student of Ruslan Biryukov Jade Xu, piano 13 Ypsilanti, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen Jonathan Backues, piano 13 San Diego, CA Student of Xiao-yan Sui Maxwell Fairman Fairman, violin 13 Cincinnati, OH Student of Marion Peraza de Webb Nicholas Khong, piano 13 Balwyn North, Australia Student of Cheng Ling Chua Norah Fong, cello 13 Redondo Beach, CA Student of Sarah Koo Freeman Richard Zhang, piano 13 Fremont, CA Student of Peyhwan Kuan Zera Te, violin 13 Singapore Student of Ass. Prof. Simon Browne Alan Zhang, cello 14 Vienna, VA Student of James Lee Alyssa Wang, piano 14 Rockville, MD Student of Yevgeniya Oleshkevich Angela Huang, violin 14 Irvine, CA Student of Ayako Sugaya Anna Guan, piano 14 San Ramon, CA Student of Liza Yasnogorodsky Anthony Tan, piano 14 Irvine, CA Student of Miranda Wu Cassi Chen, guzheng 14 Potomac, MD Student of Lei Gu Christian Yang, cello 14 Diamond Bar, CA Student of Pinfei Tang Cynthia Chingyi Or, piano 14 Brooklyn, NY Student of Brian Lam Erica Hooshi, piano 14 Old Westbury, NY Student of Fei Bradeen Isabella Yuan, violin 14 Irvine, CA Student of Sam Fischer Janice Hu, violin 14 Jupiter, FL Student of Maree Sawhney Jeffrey Zhou, piano 14 Greenwood Village, CO Jessica Zeng, piano 14 Jacksonville, FL Student of Lucy Chen Jonathan Ma, piano 14 Holladay, UT Student of Ning Lu and Jie Lu Justin Wang, piano 14 San Ramon, CA Student of Liza Yosnogorodsky Maria Sofia Catania, violin 14 Treviso, Italy Student of Maria Caterina Carlini Melody Gawon Choi, piano 14 San Jose, CA Student of Hyun-Ju Sung Melody Gawon Choi, violin 14 San Jose, CA Student of Byung Woo Kim Piano Duo/Four Hands: Jayden Kim, piano 10 Chicago, IL Noah Kim, piano 11 Indian Creek, IL Students of Yumy Lee Kim Piano Duo/Four Hands: Eric Lin, piano 13 San Diego, CA Andrew Gao, piano 14 San Diego, CA Students of Tatiana Stignev Piano Duo/Four Hands: Jeffrey Chen, piano 14 Lafayette, CO Matthew Chen, piano 14 Lafayette, CO Students of Ling Yu McLoughlin Cello Sextet: Timothy Chu, cello 14 San Diego, CA Brandon Diep, cello 10 San Diego, CA Ethan Diep, cello 12 San Diego, CA Ellen Xu, cello 12 San Diego, CA Kate Xu, cello 10 San Diego, CA Sabrina Feng, cello 15 San Diego, CA Students of Lu Yan Guo Cello Sextet: Sunny Fan, cello 13 San Diego, CA Jeslyn Fan, cello 12 San Diego, CA Andrew Pung, cello 13 San Diego, CA Natasha Mar, cello 11 Poway, CA Claire Jiang, cello 14 Rancho Santa Fe, CA Anthony Jiang, cello 11 San Diego, CA Students of Lu Yan Guo THIRD PLACE WINNERS Albert Hu, piano 11 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen Amy Chen, piano 11 Setauket, NY Student of Rowena Arrieta Cristina Elena Baron, violin 11 New York, NY Student of Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson Collins Tanujaya, piano 11 Jakarta, Indonesia Student of Mutia Hartono Daniel Qiu, piano 11 Alpharetta, GA Student of Frances Yao David Guo, piano 11 Singapore Student of Yao Xiao Yun Elise Liu, piano 11 Richmond, Canada Student of Lee Elizabeth Hannah Fong, cello 11 Redondo Beach, CA Student of Sarah Koo Freeman Julia Kim, violin 11 Chicago, IL Student of Christie Abe-Earl Tyler Zhou, piano 11 Davie, FL Student of Yvette Greene Ashley Ryoo, cello 12 Fullerton, CA Student of Bongshin Ko Charline Chen, piano 12 Irvine, CA Student of Miranda Wu Derrick Liu, piano 12 Cupertino, CA Student of Amy Huang Fiona Shangguan, piano 12 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen Peng Jean Yu, piano 12 Rochester Hills, MI Student of Mary Si Nancy Waldman, piano 12 San Diego, CA Student of Irena Bendetsky Tristan Wan, piano 12 Great Neck, NY Student of Yelena Fridman Daniel Nykamp, piano 13 St. Paul, MN Student of Jean Krinke Duc Vu, piano 13 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsui-Hui Peng Chen Kyan Li, violin 13 Lexington, MA Student of Fudeko Takahashi Cohler Petra Johnson, piano 13 Culver City, CA Student of Esther Keel Tiffany Huang, violin 13 Oakland Gardens, NY Student of Siliang Meng Victoria Whatley, violin 13 Fairhope, AL Student of Jose Sunderland William Xiao, piano 13 Naperville, IL Student of Julia Tsien Zhaohan Sun, piano 13 Champaign, IL Student of Jiafeng Yan Alana Yang, piano 14 Scarsdale, NY Student of Hong Wang Austin Wang, violin 14 Irvine, CA Student of Kayoko Adachi Ethan Man, piano 14 Ladera Ranch, CA Student of Dr. Emily Hung Evan Xia, piano 14 Sugar Land, TX Student of Yanzi Lin Feiyang Wang, piano 14 Saline, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen Fiona Luo, piano 14 Cupertino, CA Student of Inna Gendler Helen Sun, piano 14 Boulder, CO Student of Ling Yu McLoughlin Liam Ryan, piano 14 Sammamish, WA Student of Alexandra Tsirkel Lorelai Lee Swanek, piano 14 New Milford, CT Student of Roxane Lee Mayan Bhagavan, piano 14 Overland Park, KS Student of David Tauscher Nathan Napier, piano 14 Amherst, NY Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova Robert Ratin, piano 14 Brooklyn, NY Student of Victor Klimin Tianjian Bai, piano 14 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen Vivian Zheng, piano 14 Williamsville, NY Student of Violeta Arakelova Piano Duo/Four Hands: Theresa Yung, piano 11 East Williston, NY Tiffany Yung, piano 11 East Williston, NY Students of Vivian Fang Liu Piano Duo/Four Hands: Christine Yiu, piano 12 Fremont, CA Anne Zhou, piano 12 Fremont, CA Students of Peyhwan Kuan Cello Duo: Natasha Mar, cello 11 Poway, CA Perry Fang, cello 15 San Diego, CA Students of Lu-Yan Guo Cello Duo: Sunny Fan, cello 13 San Diego, CA Timothy Chu, cello 14 San diego, CA Students of Lu-Yan Guo HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS Benjamin Zaslavsky, piano 11 Brooklyn, NY Student of Nataliya Kraphina Cindy Xue, piano 11 Ann Arbor, Michigan Student of Hsiu- Hui Peng Chen Clarise Wu, piano 11 Pacifica, CA Student of Dr. Lilian Chen Joel Mathew, piano 11 Santa Clara, CA Student of Matt Wang Khoi Vu, piano 11 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen Mark Zhu, piano 11 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu Hiu Chen Nidhi Ram, piano 11 Huntingdon Valley, PA Student of Tim McKinstry Robert Gao, piano 11 Champaign, IL Student of Timothy Ehlen Shayla Kumaresan, piano 11 Los Gatos, CA Student of Matt Wang Sophia Somers, violin 11 Plymouth Meeting, PA Student of Larisa Odlyvanska Victor Li, piano 11 Irvine, CA Student of Miranda Wu Ashley Ma, piano 12 Sunnyvale, CA Student of Amy Hwang Benjamin Amidei, piano 12 San Diego, CA Student of Tatiana Stignev Benjamin Who, piano 12 Sugar Land, TX Student of Yanzi Lin Pratt Catherine Chu, piano 12 Palo Alto, CA Student of John McCarthy Christine Yiu, piano 12 Fremont, CA Student of Peyhwan Kuan Diana Ayers, piano 12 Englewood Cliffs, NJ Edison Liu, piano 12 Fremont, CA Student of Peyhwan Kuan Haejoo Chang, piano 12 Chino Hills, CA Student of Jiwon Han Ishaan Jain, piano 12 Jersey City, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos Johnny Li, piano 12 Woodhaven, NY Student of Lianhua Chi Nathaniel Scott, Piano 12 Los Altos, CA Student of Matt Wang Peter Woo, violin 12 Philadelphia, PA Student of Yevgeniy Dyo Renee Qin, piano 12 Oak Brook, IL Student of Juliet Sun Sasha Balasingam, piano 12 Los Gatos, CA Student of Matt Wang Youngsung Sim, piano 12 Hopewell Junction, NY Student of Eunyoung (Becky) Park Youngsung Sim, cello 12 Hopewell Junction, NY Student of Kenny Silvern Aico Miao, violin 13 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Chunyan Gao Ally Wang, piano 13 Canton, MI Student of Alice Huang Amy Li, violin 13 Milpitas, CA Student of Timothy Yip Arjun Bharadhwaj, piano 13 Saratoga, CA Student of Majhon Philips Axel Baltuch, piano 13 New York, NY Student of Vivian Choi Brendan Konigsberg, piano 13 Jersey City, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos and Nancy Konigsberg Claire Li, piano 13 Sierra Madre, CA Student of Roger Wright Gabriel Madan, piano 13 Tiburon, CA Student of Joseph Bloom George Lyon, piano 13 San Jose, CA Student of Matt Wang Gwendolyn Clores, piano 13 Jersey City, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos Jack Bennett, Piano 13 Tenafly, NJ Student of Dan Rufolo Jonathan Ho, piano 13 Poway, CA Student of Tatiana Stignev Judy Wang, violin 13 Geneva, Switzerland Student of Wendy James Kayla Bello, piano 13 Miramar, FL Student of Yvette Greene Marianna Narita, violin 13 Cincinnati, OH Student of Stacey Woolley Maxim Podgayetsky, violin 13 Richboro, PA Student of Larisa Odlyvanska Samuel Kornstein, piano 13 Scarsdale, NY Student of Natalia Budyonny Yuqiao Zou, piano 13 New York, NY Student of Hitomi Honda Adalina Ma, piano 14 Aliso Viejo, CA Student of Joyce Lee Anastasia Bozhenova, piano 14 North Miami Beach, FL Student of Elena Fomicheva Angelina Tran, classical guitar 14 Goodyear, AZ Student of Ed Anderson Anneka Murdoch, piano 14 New York, NY Student of Siyi Fang Annie Lu, piano 14 Ann Arbor , MI Student of Hsui-Hui Peng Chen Christina Zhang, violin 14 Glastonbury, CT Student of An Pang Claire Huang, piano 14 Morgan Hill, CA Student of Majhon Phillips Isabella Geraci, piano 14 Cooper City, FL Student of Yvette Greene Leonard Pan, piano 14 San Jose, CA Student of Umida Avloni Michelle Ding, piano 14 Missouri City, TX Student of Yanzi Lin Shaurir Ramanujan, violin 14 Overland Park, KS Student of Chiafei Lin and Mike Arbucci Skyler Li, violin 14 Milpitas, CA Student of Tim Yip Vivian Hir, piano 14 Danville, CA Student of Julia Wang Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 18: Name Age City, State/Country FIRST PLACE WINNERS Allison Zheng, piano 15 Chester Springs, PA Student of Pi-Hsun Shih Andrew Yang, violin 15 Blue Ash, OH Student of Won-Bin Yim Emre Alptuna, piano 15 Ridgewood, NJ Student of Dr. Ronn Yedidia Michelle Tang, piano 15 Potomac, MD Student of Katerina Zaitseva Vera Hong, Violin 15 Simi Valley, CA Student of Gayaneh Kumar Dimitri Galterio, piano 16 New York, NY Student of Victoria Mushkatkol Sally Han, violin 16 Cresskill, NJ Student of Yu Jeong Lee Allen Chun, violin 17 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Student of Rachel Kim Amy King, piano 17 Torrance, CA Bella Fong, viola 17 San Francisco, CA Brittney Nichols, violin 17 Mesa, AZ Student of Susanne Rothaar Christopher Yang, viola 17 San Diego, CA Student of Michael Tseitlin Jeremy Cha, cello 17 Westfield, NJ Student of Madeleine Golz Stephen Yang, cello 17 San Diego, CA Student of Ruslan Biryukov Trevor Jensen, violin 17 Sunnyside, NY Student of Dr. Yu Jeong Lee Piano Trio: Judy Qin, violin 16 San Diego, CA Student of Michael Tseitlin Ernest Lin, cello 15 San Diego, CA Student of Sharon Liou Luke Huang, piano 16 San Diego, CA Student of Rinna Livshin Trio Vivo: Esther Jung, violin 15 San Diego, CA Student of Rebekah Yoon Chan Park, cello 15 San Diego, CA Student of Laszlo Mezzo Kaitlyn Wang, piano 15 San Diego, CA Student of Inessa Litvin Pentasuite Quintet: Kimberly Lewin, cello 17 Draper, UT Student of Carey Cheney and Asheley Watabe Bella Maher, viola 17 Salt Lake City, UT Student of Asheley Watabe Caroline Durham, violin 16 Salt Lake City, UT Student of Asheley Watabe and Eugene Watanabe Cameron Jeppson, violin 17 Salt Lake City, UT Student of Asheley Watabe Suzannah Rose, piano 17 Riverton, UT Student of Asheley Watabe and Gary Amano Piano Duo/Four Hands: Sarah Huang, piano 15 South Barrington, IL Thomas Huang, piano 17 South Barrington, IL Students of Soyoung Kee SECOND PLACE WINNERS Alicia Yang, viola 15 Chandler, AZ Student of Susanne Rothaar E Ju Ro, violin 15 Seoul, South Korea Eileen Kim, viola 15 Irvine, CA Student of Miehee Park Jessica Wu, piano 15 Frederick, MD Student of Scott Beard Julia Pepper, piano 15 New York, NY Student of Dr. Tian Song Michael Song, viola 15 Great Neck, NY Student of Karen Ritscher Michelle Hsu, piano 15 Locust Valley, NY Student of Wendy Bradeen Raunak Kumar, violin 15 Alpharetta, GA Student of Sonja Foster Ronald Liu, piano 15 Foster City, CA Student of Betty Li Stephanie Liao, piano 15 Irvine, CA Student of Jenny Shin Stephen Nishi, piano 15 Cupertino, CA Taylor Chen, violin 15 South WIndsor, CT Student of Solomiya Ivakhiv Uno Kakegawa, violin 15 Surfers Paradise, Australia Student of Kerry Smith Wenson Tang, piano 15 Houston, TX Student of Rodolfo Morales Yijun Wang, piano 15 Vancouver, Canada Student of Alex Lim Alicia Wu, viola 16 Scottsdale, AZ Student of Susuanne Rothaar Alina Guo, piano 16 Irvine, CA Student of Dr. Emily Hung Bach Nguyen, piano 16 Oxford, MS Student of Ian Hominick and Hsiu-Hui Chen Erin Han, violin 16 Irvine, CA Student of Rachel Kim Ethan Resnik, piano 16 Bedford, NY Student of Arlene Portney Iris Cheng, viola 16 Phoenix, AZ Student of Susanne Rothaar Jack Liu, piano 16 Fredericton, Canada Student of Dr. Roger Lord Jared Wang, piano 16 Sugar Land, TX Student of Yan-zi Lin Jasmine Zhang, piano 16 Pleasanton, CA Maggie Wang, piano 16 Washington, DC Student of Jaewon Lee Percy Chen, violin 16 South WIndsor, CT Student of Solomiya Ivakhiv Renny Gong, violin 16 Wincheseter, MA Student of Fudeko Takahashi Sara Min, piano 16 San Jose, CA Student of Namiq Sultanov Alison Xin, piano 17 Solon, OH Student of Ella Karasik Jacey Song, piano 17 New Providence, NJ Student of Bella Volkova Jonathan Staley, piano 17 Bellevue, WA Student of Ivona Kaminska Sonya Ribner, piano 17 Los Angeles, CA Student of Helen Park Piano Duo/Four Hands: Thalia Liu, piano 15 Chandler, AZ Abby Liu, piano 15 Chandler, AZ Students of Yan Zhang The Apollo Quintet: Adam Kim, double bass 17 South Glastonbury, CT Student of Yun-Yang Lin Kyle Shin, cello 15 Hamden, CT Student of Yun-Yang Lin Gabe Galley, viola 16 South WIndsor, CT Student of Gabriel Remillard and Yun-Yang Lin Sofia DiNatale, piano 16 Glastonbury, CT Student of Elaine Silbereis and Yun-Yang Lin Annie Chin, violin 15 Glastonbury, CT Student of Yung-Yang Lin Noctem Quartet: Claire Lee, violin 15 Glastonbury, CT Student of Annie Trépanier and Yun-Yang Lin Vincent Kaverud, violin 16 Glastonbury, CT Student of Michael Wheeler and Yun-Yang Lin Francesca Tavano, viola 16 Glastonbury, CT Student of Melinda Daetsch and Yun-Yang Lin Brant Barbera-Hwang, cello 16 Glastonbury, CT Student of Eric Dahlin and Yun-Yang Lin Piano Duo/Four Hands: Patricia Hsieh, piano 15 San Diego, CA Brian Hsiao, piano 15 San Diego, CA Students of Tatiana Stignev Strings Duo: Clarisse Pierre, viola 15 Suffern, NY Dorisse Pierre, violin 15 Suffern, NY Students of Olga Dusheina-Dougherty THIRD PLACE WINNERS Annie Zhi, piano 15 Plano, TX Student of Christina Long Audrey Vanderslice, piano 15 New York, NY Student of Elizabeth Skavish Caleb Kim, piano 15 Potomac, MD Student of Jaewon Lee Caroline Cowley, violin 15 Phoenix, AZ Student of Susanne Rothaar Caroline Zhu, violin 15 Cary, NC Darren Chen, piano 15 Walnut, CA Student of Sharon H. Cheng Ekta Karkala, flute 15 Union City, CA Student of Isabelle Chapuis Hilary Zen, piano 15 New York , NY Student of Wei Chiu Jasmine Shum, piano 15 Fresh Meadows, NY Student of Ivy Chen Kyra Hooshi, piano 15 Old Westbury, NY Student of Vivian Chan Megan Chen, viola 15 Phoenix, AZ Student of Susanne Rothaar Nathan Ng, piano 15 Los Altos, CA Student of Katie Gueorguieva Soleil Tseng, violin 15 Belmont, MA Student of Fudeko Takahashi Tristin Saito, viola 15 Henderson, NV Student of Jason Bonham and Sharon Street-Caldwell Warren Xu, piano 15 Pleasanton, CA Student of Liza Yasnogorodsky Winnie Ip, piano 15 San Jose, Costa Rica Student of Valentina Tumanova Adam Zhang, piano 16 Audubon, PA Student of Ning Xiaoman Zhang Alexander Deutsch, piano 16 San Diego, CA Student of Irina Bendetsky Audrey Quinn, violin 16 Belmont, MA Student of Fudeko Takahashi Bailey Yang, violin 16 Bluffton, SC Student of Na You Christina Gong, violin 16 Belmont, MA Student of Fudeko Takahashi Cohler Claire Yu, piano 16 Naperville, IL Student of Dr. Jeong Soo Kim David Nam, cello 16 South Pasadena, CA Dimitri Trifunac, piano 16 Arcadia, CA Student of Roger Wright Emily Uh, viola 16 Irvine, CA Student of Judy Yoo Ergene Kim, piano 16 San Ramon, CA Student of John McCarthy Haolin Li, piano 16 Flushing, NY Student of Ruby Zhou Jane Kim, piano 16 Buena Park, CA Student of Dr. Hye Kyung Lee Jim Wang, piano 16 Cupertino, CA Student of Amy Hwang Julie Ye, violin 16 Cupertino, CA Student of Vitaly Leykin Nicholas Hong, piano 16 Marietta, GA Student of Ping Xu Ryan Liu, violin 16 San Ramon, CA Student of Amy Liu Andy Luo, piano 17 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen Daria MacAuslan, piano 17 San Diego, CA Student of Irina Ben Wynnie Chan, violin 17 San Diego, CA Student of Chi-Yuan Chen Piano Trio: Kyle Ke, violin 15 San Diego, CA Skyler Wu, violin 15 San Diego, CA Student of Feifei Song Jonathan Lee, piano 15 San Diego, CA Student of Inessa Litvin Piano Duo/Four Hands: Timothy Dang, piano 15 Westlake, OH Joyce Liang, piano 15 Beachwood , OH Students of Esther Chu HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS Andrew Glennon, piano 15 West Babylon, NY Student of Michael Readinger Daisy Wang, piano 15 West Roxbury, MA Student of Heather Riley Edward Wang, piano 15 Gilbert, AZ Student of Yan Zhang Ethan-Rygl Ato, piano 15 Bayonne, NJ Student of Paul Vazopolos Ian Morgan, piano 15 Medina, OH Student of Karen Campo and Tatsuya Nagashima Jihyun Hwang, violin 15 Diamond Bar, CA Student of Rachel Oh Julia Cheatham, violin 15 Canton, OH Student of Linda Dragomire and Bodin Subchak Liliana Taraban, piano 15 Funchal, Portugal Student of Cristina Pliousnina Noa Noh, piano 15 Chino, CA Student of Jiwon Han Pascal Sossou, piano 15 Gaithersburg, MD Student of Jung Hee Lee Sanjay Gollapudi, viola 15 Cupertino, CA Student of Peter Thompson Seyon Kim, violin 15 Cupertino, CA Student of Pat Burnham Zeyu Zhao, violin 15 Potomac, MD Student of Richard Chang Amber Tsao, violin 16 Walnut, CA Student of Tatevik Yaghubyan Chae Hyun Kim, piano 16 Vienna, VA Student of Haewon Min Charley Cai, piano 16 Burnaby, Canada Student of Michael Chen Cong Li, piano 16 Midland, MI Student of Amy Cheng Debarun De, piano 16 Malvern, PA Student of Maria Bucco Diego Chavez, piano 16 Wellington, FL Student of Madalina Garcia and Dr. Gastesi Elya Lavi, piano 16 Scarsdale, NY Student of Peggy Reich Inthat Boonpongmanee, piano 16 Richland, WA Student of Hania Dec Jake Yasonik, piano 16 Mequon, WI Justin Zhou, cello 16 Richmond Hill,Canada Student of Paul Widner Mark Thivierge, piano 16 Lutz, FL Max Khanmamedov, piano 16 Suwanee, GA Student of Lois Finlay Menaka Fernando, piano 16 Cherry hill, NJ Student of Lenka Lazorikova Mindy Jun, piano 16 Fullerton, CA Nicole Chen, piano 16 Monte Sereno, CA Student of Daniel Cheng Talia Beyer, piano 16 Mill Valley, CA Student of Natasha Borodulin Aidan Reeves, piano 17 South Orange, NJ Student of David Easton Ethan Wang, piano 17 San Diego, CA Student of Tatiana Stignev Jenny Tan, piano 17 Herndon, VA Student of Jun Yang Joy Lee-Shi, piano 17 Belize City, Belize Student of Gina Scott Lolita Nazarov, piano 17 Nesconset, NY Student of Esther Chung Marks Mark Ma, piano 17 Wallingford, CT Student of Thomas Martin College Students and Professional Musicians Category: Name Age City, State/Country FIRST PLACE WINNERS Ahyoung Cho, piano 30 East Lansing, MI Student of Panayis Lyras and Emile Naoumoff Christie Sowby, piano 31 Lehi, UT Eun Young Lee, piano 30 Ann Arbor, MI Student of Christopher Harding Eunsun So, piano 35 East Lansing, MI Student of Deborah Moriarty Gabriel Quenneville-Belair, piano 28 Montreal, Canada Hyojin Lee, cello 37 Highland Park, NJ Juhyun Kim, violin 32 Plano, TX Student of Philip Lewis Minkyung Song, piano 33 Gwangju, South Korea Student of Dean Kramer and Claire Wachter Minsil Choo, piano 33 Athens, GA Student of Evgeny Rivkin Sunhaeng Lee, cello 33 Murray, KY Student of Yehuda Hanani S.O.Y. Piano Trio: Seulye Park, violin 41 Suwon-si, South Korea Okon Hwang, piano 57 Glastonbury, CT Yun-Yang Lin, cello 42 Glastonbury, CT Piano Duo: Po-Chuan Chiang 35 Macomb, IL I-Ying Lin 32 Allston, MA Student of Boaz Sharon SECOND PLACE WINNERS Alice Kubo, piano 20 Mill Valley, CA Student of Victoria Neve Chutikan Chaikittiwatana, piano 24 Evanston, IL Student of Sylvia Wang Daniel Padovan, piano 22 Atlanta, GA Student of Sergio Gallo Eleena Gelfgatt, piano 44 Marblehead, MA Ellen Sirower, piano 19 New York, NY Student of Amy Cheng Jinah Choi, piano 36 Seoul, South Korea Student of Gabriel Chodos Mimi Chun, piano 27 East Lansing, MI Student of Panayis Lyras Shiyu Wang, piano 24 Baltimore, MD Student of Alexander Shtarkman Shota Homma, piano 20 Los Angeles, CA Student of Inna Faliks Sooji Han, piano 29 Okemos, MI Student of Panayis Lyras and Alexander Shtarkman Subin Lee, piano 26 Lansing, MI Student of Margarita Shevchenko Wenran Meng Meng, viola 25 Allston, MA Student of Steven Ansell and Doris Lederer Yezhou Tan, piano 33 Oviedo, FL Student of Abbey Simon Cello and Piano Duo: Jelena Cingara, piano 41 North York, Canada Student of Vedrana Subotic Zoltan Csikos, cello 30 Denton, TX Student of Dr. Nikola Ruzevic Piano Duo/Four Hands: Gayoung Han, piano 34 Namyangju-si, South Korea Student of Hyunjung Gloria Hyunjung Kim, piano 36 Seoul, South Korea HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS Abraham Wilson, piano 26 Palo Alto, CA Anna Christine Gramza, piano 31 Billings, MT Student of Jen Bratz Eliza Tsailin, piano 40 Allen, TX Student of Prof. Alfred Mouledous Tyler Kivel, piano 25 Chicago, IL Student of Dr. Alexandra Mascolo-David Xiaoyi Zhong, piano 21 Zigong, China Student of Claire Chiu Amateur Category: NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY FIRST PLACE WINNERS Alice Li, piano 20 Lexington, KY HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS Keeyana Harris, piano 23 Bronx, NY Student of Robert Stephens Jessica Chan, piano 28 New York, NY Student of Michael Gordon
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