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International Piano and Strings Competition 2019

The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition is open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries.

A record number of musicians from 17 countries applied for this year’s Competition. They hailed from the different parts of the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, Israel, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

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.

Eligibility

Multiple winners were chosen in each of the following age groups:

School Students:  Adults (18 and older):
  Young Musicians, 5 – 10Amateur 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, March 31, 2019
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Sunday, April 21, 2019 (Easter)
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Monday,  May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
  • Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019

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 2019. 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 2019 Results

American Protégé Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

William Zhang is 6 years old, from Milton of Georgia.  A current student of concert pianist and professor Raffi Besalyan, William began his piano studies at age of 4.  William showed keen interest for music as early as he was two. William is a cheerful, passionate and inquisitive boy. He has participated in a variety of recitals in different venues, including local churches, schools, golf clubs and senior homes. American Protégé is William’s first piano competition. He worked hard through the process of rehearsal and enjoyed playing his favorite music. William also loves reading, drawing and swimming.  

Xiaoyan Liu, from Great Neck, NY, began to learn piano at the age of 3. After a few months of study, she started to shine among the top winners of several talent shows held in Queens and Long Island of NY, and U.N. headquarter in Manhattan. Her talent also attracted media’s attention. She was featured in an interview on Sinovision TV, one of the most influential Chinese televisions in North America. When she was 4, she frequently appeared on various concerts and competitions. She was selected to showcase on a Leschetizky Association concert, and her first public ticket-selling performance was in a benefit concert in Flushing townhall. She won the 1st place in International Competition in Carnegie Hall at the age of 5 as the youngest contestant. Her piano styles include classical, jazz, and pop. She also enjoys performing piano accompaniment for her father (who sings) on public concerts.

Award Winner Piano Competition

Emma K. Liu has played piano since age 5 and has passed ABRSM grade 5 exam in piano with distinction. She has won the Steinway Society of South Jersey Young Pianist Competition for 3 consecutive years.  Through various wins from International Piano Competitions, they have afforded her the privilege to perform at venues such as the Curtis Institute for Music and the Academy of Music at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center as well as Weill Recital Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2017, Emma accepted an invitation to perform at the International Music Festival at Mirror Hall in Tarnow, Poland and attended masterclasses from esteemed international piano professors.  She has also accepted an invitation in the summer of 2019 to participate in the Student Exchange Program in Osaka, Japan.

Shaun Koumans, age 12, is from Irvine, CA. He started learning violin at age 6. He was the Grand Prize winner for the Satori Strings contest in 2018 and has won many awards from the Southwestern Youth Music Festival competitions. Shaun is also active as an orchestral player. Shaun has been playing at the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings since 2017. He currently studies violin under Eunhee Kim.

Award Winner Piano Competition - Shawn

International Piano and Strings Competition 2019

Winners by Age Category

Young Musicians Category, Age Group 5 to 10:
NAMEAGECITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Xiaoyan Liu, piano5Great Neck, NY
Student of Jue Wang  
Angelina Wu, piano6Blacksburg, VA
Student of Sonya Ho  
Victoria Marie Ramos, piano6Seattle, WA
Student of Marissa Rebadulla-Ramos  
William Zhang, piano6Milton, GA
Student of Raffi Besalyan  
Amy Song, piano7Walnut, CA
Student of Lin Liu  
Cameron Renshaw, cello7Byron Center, MI
Student of Tina Renshaw  
Jinnry Zhuang, piano7Stirling, Australia
Student of Yoon Sen Lee  
Justin Lee, cello7Vienna, VA
Student of David Chentian  
Logan Han-Wook Lee, cello7Great Neck, NY
Student of Hailey Kim  
Enzo Matsuzawa, cello8Palo Alto, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Helen Fang, piano8Singapore
Student of Helen Lin  
Mei Mei Gina Polfers, violin8Bonn, Germany
Student of Friederike von Gagern  
Yushin Hirai, cello9Nishinomiya City, Japan
Student of Shohei Uwamori  
Audrey Zhang, piano10Lexington, MA
Student of Ayako Hattori  
Emma Liu, piano10Voorhees, NJ
Student of Eunju Kim  
Kairun (Angelina) Yang, piano10Unionville, CT
Student of Fonyue (Anchie) Donn  
Seaena Kim, violin10Irvine, CA
Student of The Violin Studio of Mori & Park  
Ye Seo Choi , violin10Gwangju, South Korea
Student of Hyang hee Lee and Go eun Kim  
   
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Lucy Castro, piano5Bronx, NY
Student of Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou  
Sara Gao, piano5Bedford, MA
Student of Yeehan Wu  
Abigail Chen, piano6San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Valentina Tumanova and Tamara Sklioutovskaya
Claire Bao, piano6Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen  
Eben Hornung, piano6Calgary, Canada
Student of Dr. Ekaterina Paniukova  
Ikkei Ohyabu, violin6Santa Clara, CA
Student of Byung Kim  
Mervin (Han-Sun) Lee, cello6Great Neck, NY
Student of Hailey kim  
Elijah Chang, violin7Campbell, CA
Student of Theresa Woo  
Ethan Chi, piano7Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
Evelyn Liu, piano7Voorhees, NJ
Student of Eunju Kim  
Jane Zhun Zhao, piano7New Rochelle, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
Maxwell Brown, violin7Wilmington, DE
Student of Shelley Beard Santore  
Michael Yang, piano7Unionville, CT
Student of Fonyue (Anchie) Donn  
Nicky Ahn, piano7Shaker Heights, OH
Student of Cynthia Crotty  
Sara Corrales, piano7San José, Costa Rica
Student of Jason Arroyo  
Tyler Koh, cello7Cupertino, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Alan Cen-Wang, piano8Scarsdale, NY
Student of Joan Behrens Bergman  
Amartya Paul, piano8San Diego, CA
Student of Constance Almond  
Brendan Koh, cello8Cupertino, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Canyi Wang, piano8Beijing, China
Student of Yongmei Kang  
Jasper Y. Ng, piano8Edmonton, Canada
Student of Joseph Fridman  
Lydia Zhang, piano8Mason, OH
Student of Yuting Li  
Sophie Yu, piano8Lincoln, NE
Student of Dr. Feifei Jiang  
Terence Liu, piano8Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
Andrei Lyle Bautista, piano9Edmond, OK
Student of Jennifer Mihee Song  
Angelina Dong, piano9Auburn, AL
Student of Jeremy Samolesky  
David Gatien, piano9Bellevue, WA
Gareth Lee, piano9San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang  
Jennifer Kang, viola9Mountain View, CA
Student of Su Jung Seok  
Jiening Zhang, violin9Annandale, VA
Student of Claire Allen  
Jingyi Sun, piano9Beijing, China
Student of Yunong Yan  
Joshua Han-Dong Lee, cello9Great Neck, NY
Student of Hailey kim  
Mika Kurosawa, cello9Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Dr. Lisa Chung  
Nikolai Nyagolov, piano9Edmonton, Canada
Student of Dr. Yoana Kyurkchieva  
Richard Li, piano9Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
Sophia Chen, piano9Cupertino, CA
Student of Yijia Ho  
Vivian Zhang, piano9Scarsdale, NY
Student of Zhen Chen  
Yuchen Wei, piano9Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
Zaliah Siva Kumaran, violin9New York, NY
Student of Samantha Siva and Jay Julio  
Chloe Park, viola9Seoul, Korea
Student of Ji Eun Kim  
Adrien Dai, piano10Great Neck, NY
Student of  Meyer Nam  
Aiden Yu, violin10Chicago, IL
Student of Lucinda Ali Landing  
Catherine Cummings, piano10Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Student of Esther Keel and Mihyang Keel  
Christine Han, violin10Irvine, CA
Student of Kayoko Adachi  
Claire Wang, violin10Princeton, NJ
Student of Siliang Meng  
Florence Wei, cello10Saratoga, CA
Student of Dr Carrie Tseng  
Helena Zhang, piano10Scarsdale, NY
Student of Zhen Chen  
Jonah Burton, piano10Vernon Hills, IL
Student of Suanne Metz  
Jun Qing Yu, piano10Singapore
Student of Benjamin Loh  
Kaya Smith, piano10Honolulu, HI
Student of Akiko Sanai  
Kunho Jang, piano10Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Student of Shawn Moh   
Lucas Liu, violin10Marietta, GA
Student of Que Yang  
Matthew Brand, piano10New York, NY
Student of Donna Weng Friedman  
Rebekah Sung, viola10Fremont, CA
Student of Sujung Seok  
Ronni Chang, violin10Brookline, MA
Student of Andrew Taylor and Shane Chang  
Sara Sariowan, piano10San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev  
Shayla Feng, piano10San Jose, CA
Student of Le Yu  
Suining Huang, piano10Houston, TX
Student of Yan Shen  
Takaaki Suzuki, piano10Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Kana Mimaki  
Tuyen Nguyen, piano10Burlington, MA
Student of Anna Yukho and Rose Bogossian  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Andie Sparano, piano9Manasquan, NJ
Annabel Sparano, piano11Manasquan, NJ
Students of Hsini Chou  
   
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Bryan Liu, piano5Jericho, NY
Student of Li Liu  
Ikkei Ohyabu, piano6Santa Clara, CA
Student of Jin Kyung Lim  
Jihye Yun, violin6Winchester, MA
Student of Klaudia Szlachta  
Alwin Jing, piano7Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
He Tsz Ning, piano7Singapore
Student of Tan HuiYan and Alan Chin  
Oliver Mar, cello7Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Lisa Chung  
Alexander Medvedev, piano8West Bloomfield, MI
Student of Irene Steyman  
Alexander Wang, piano8Johns Creek, GA
Student of Frances Yao  
Amanda Huang, piano8Unionville, CT
Student of Alexander Gurin  
Anna Kobayashi, piano8Honolulu, HI
Student of Akiko Sanai  
Chloe Song, piano8Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
Chloe Tan, piano8Vienna, VA
Student of Faith Zuniga  
Fiona Kwan, piano8Palo Alto, CA
Student of Paul Mihaly  
Lauren Whang, piano8Pelham, NY
Student of Taeko Lay  
Andie Sparano, piano9Manasquan, NJ
Student of Hsini Chou  
Angela Jing, piano9Scarsdale, NY
Student of Pingping Song  
Annabeth Town, piano9Highlands Ranch, CO
Student of Jeanette Howell  
Arelyn Ma, piano9Cupertino, CA
Student of Susan Chiu  
George Li, piano9Gainesville, FL
Student of Dr. Nadia Mezey  
Isabelle Niu, piano9Cupertino, CA
Student of Amy Hwang  
James Yan, piano9Champaign, IL
Student of Sue Crawford and Jiafeng Yan  
Miles Schreiner, piano9Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos  
Mirai Matsuzawa, violin9Palo Alto, CA
Student of Jiwon Evelyn Kwark  
Nuan Xu, violin9Glen Waverley, Australia
Student of Cong Gu  
Reina Hisada, piano9Deerfield, IL
Student of Sueanne Metz  
Alice (Yuntong) Leng, cello10Skillman, NJ
Student of Sean Katsuyama  
Caroline Huang, violin10Decatur, GA
Student of Que Yang  
Eric Song, piano10Walnut, CA
Student of Lin Liu  
Jake Hu, piano10Foster City, CA
Student of Tammy Lin  
Kane Shum, violin10Melbourne, Australia
Student of Cong Gu  
Rajdeep Roy, piano10Mason, OH
Student of Sergei Polusmiak  
Spencer Wang, piano10Hamel, MN
Student of Jiyoung Kim  
Tessla Chan, piano10Roslyn, NY
Student of Jenny Huang  
Tommy Kang, violin10Seoul, South Korea
Student of Kyu Won Choi and Seo Eun Jung  
Tygesen Yoon, piano10Jersey City, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos  
   
HONORABLE MENTION
Ahana Paul, violin5San Diego, CA
Student of Darija Hodko  
Darma Boey, piano7Singapore
Student of Rosy Chua  
Akshatha Arunkumar, piano8Cupertino, CA
Student of Matt Wang  
Amartya Paul, violin8San Diego, CA
Student of Darija Hodko  
Arick Khanna, piano8Scarsdale, NY
Student of Taeko Rothstein  
Colin Fuller, piano8New York, NY
Student of Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou  
Rachel Li, piano8San Jose, CA
Student of Matt Wang  
Benjamin Gao, piano9Midlothian, VA
Student of Yifei Sun  
Chloe Lee, violin9Vienna, VA
Student of Hyunji Lee and Tian Rulona  
Robert Kong, piano9Ithaca, NY
Student of Charlie Albright and Jean Radice  
Zhao Zimo, piano9Beijing, China
Student of Liu chao and Yan yunong  
Albert Wu, violin10Great Neck, NY
Student of Yu, Zhen  
Anya Dalal, piano10Hillsborough, CA
Student of Irina Carrenca  
Grace Merchant, piano10New York, NY
Student of Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou  
Julian Rife, violin10Los Angeles, CA
Student of Lacey Bowen  
Nicholas Boey, piano10Singapore
Student of Rosy Chua  
Suri Ahn, violin10Paoli, PA
Student of Yevgeniy Dyo  
Zhengyu Yin, piano10Rowland Heights, CA
Student of Lin Liu  

Junior Category, Age Group 11 to 14:
NAMEAGECITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Alex Lu, piano11North Bellmore, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen  
Eddy Zhou, piano11Vancouver, Canada
Student of Yifei Hu  
Gloria Ma, piano11San Jose, CA
Student of Zhaozhao Yang  
Matthew Hahn, piano11Lake Forest, IL
Student of Dr. Christina Tio  
Nicole Lai, piano11San Jose, CA
Student of Zhaozhao Yang  
Qi Chung, violin11Singapore
Student of Zhang Ying  
Qingyuan Hu, piano11Beijing, China
Student of Shichu Teng  
Alexander Pham, piano12Holladay, UT
Student of Ya Liu  
Alvin Wang, piano12Temple City, CA
Student of Young Yoo  
Annabelle Mar, piano12Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Lisa Chou  
Annalise Mak, harp12Hong Kong
Student of Dan Yu  
Emmeline Wang, piano12Hamel, MN
Student of Jiyoung Kim  
Henry Yao, piano12Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Dr. Dante Dilanni and Dr. Yu-Jane Yang  
Lillian Feng, piano12Arcadia, CA
Student of Roger Wright  
Shaun Koumans, violin12Irvine, CA
Student of Eunhuee Kim  
Hong Ji yu, violin13Gwangju, South Korea
Student of Hyang hee Lee and Eui Jung Hong  
Kadence Howell, piano13San Antonio, TX
Student of Marsha Perkins  
Kathleen Gurning, piano13Fontana, CA
Student of Dr. Rodriguez  
Louisa Pang, violin13Wahroonga, Australia
Student of Yong Yang  
Peter Liu, piano13Stamford, CT
Student of Felicia Feng Zhang  
Ryan Stover, piano13Gilbert, AZ
Student of Fei Xu  
Anthony Lee, piano14Brookline, MA
Student of Sangyoung Kim and Sinhye Kim  
Iris Wu, violin14Bayside, NY
Student of Khullip Jeung  
Marcus Cosentino, piano14Chicago, IL
Student of Regina Syrkin  
Marianna Narita, violin14Cincinnati, OH
Student of Stacey Woolley  
Ryan Liu, piano14Irvine, CA
Student of Emily Hung  
Sarah Qi, piano14Austin, TX
Student of Susan Groves  
Sein Yun, violin14Irvine, CA
Student of Yuki Mori  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Katie Koh, piano9Alameda, CA
Eric Koh, piano12Alameda, CA
Students of Amy Chiu  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Rachel Dai, piano14Chandler, AZ
Nathan Lam, piano14Chandler, AZ
Students of Dr. Yali Luo  
   
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Chance Hattrick, piano11Germantown, MD
Student of Jaewon Lee  
Jason Yan, piano11Champaign, IL
Student of Sue Crawford and Jing Hao  
Justin Chan, piano11Honolulu, HI
Student of Dr. Wendy Yamashita  
Sophie Zheng, piano11Sandy, UT
Student of Ya Liu  
Tina Zhang, piano11Concord, Australia
Student of Dr. Natalia Andreeva  
Victoria Chang, piano11Jericho, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen  
York Zhou, piano11LaGrangeville, NY
Student of Peter Krauss and Lucas Zhou  
Albert Hu, piano12Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Chen  
Amanda Lau, piano12Milpitas, CA
Student of Dorothy Su  
Caroline Chang, piano12Duluth, GA
Student of Ping Xu  
Eddy Jiang, piano12Stilwell, KS
Student of David Tauscher  
Ethan Lee, piano12San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang  
Meiqi Chen, piano12Seatac, WA
Student of Xiaoying Tan  
Michelle Choi, piano12Chino Hills, CA
Student of Jiwon Han  
Nolan Tu, piano12Vancouver, WA
Student of Renato Fabbro  
Pinn Mahasaranond, piano12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Dr.Pornphan Banternghansa and Dr.Christopher Janwong Mckiggan
Sophia Romo, piano12Albuquerque, NM
Student of Tatyana Bayliyeva  
Steven Lu, violin12Plano, TX
Student of Charles Krigbaum  
Abigail Dawn Baobaoen, piano13Tawau, Malaysia
Student of Linda Koh Fui Tze  
Alan Lee, cello13Palo Alto, CA
Student of Ji-hee Kim  
Alyssa Neu, violin13Singapore
Student of Joanne Wong  
Anthony Ginzburg, piano13Hewlett, NY
Student of Natasha Khrapina  
Brendan Wong, piano13Kitchener, Canada
Student of Michael Berkovsky  
Eva Wu, cello13Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Dr. Lisa Chung  
Jeffrey Kulsomphob, piano13Holladay, UT
Student of Ya Liu  
Leon Quin, piano13Rohnert Park, CA
Student of Esther Judson  
Matthew Chanwai, cello13Hamilton, New Zealand
Student of Sally-Anne Brown  
Nazaneen Colton, piano13Laguna Niguel, CA
Student of Joan Lai  
Richard Wang, piano13New York, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen  
Ryan Wu, violin13Pleasanton, CA
Student of Guodong Wang  
Sage Shurman, piano13Pasadena, CA
Student of Roger Wright  
Alexander Chan, piano14New York, NY
Student of Marcia Eckert  
Allison Moon, piano14Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Alyssa Wong, violin14Wantirna, Australia
Student of Lisa Grosman  
Alyssa, Yi Jie Poon, piano14Ipoh, Malaysia
Student of Shuenda Wong  
Angela Jia, piano14Cupertino, CA
Student of Dr. Liang-Yun You  
Angela Zhang, piano14Foster City, CA
Student of Jing Yuan Cui  
Anna Wang, piano14Westford, MA
Student of Yeehan Wu  
Chloe Tjangnaka, cello14Irvine, CA
Crystal Tang, piano14Houston, TX
Student of Roldofo Morales  
Daniel Young-Hwan Kim, piano14Burke, VA
Student of Wen-Yin Chan  
David Lee, piano14Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen  
David Su, piano14East Amherst, NY
Student of Violeta Arakelova  
Elizabeth Song, violin14Farmington, CT
Student of Sarah Washburn  
Emma Hu, violin14Johns Creek, GA
Student of Que Yang  
Firmiana Wang, cello14Champaign, IL
Student of Sylvia Liu  
Iris Ho, piano14Syosset, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen  
Ivan Li, violin14San Diego, CA
Student of Michael Tseitlin  
Jairus Rhoades, piano14Mililani, HI
Student of Joana Zane Fan  
Katherine Wang, piano14Great Neck, NY
Student of Yelena Fridman   
Keira Konson, piano14Oakton, VA
Student of Faith Zuniga  
Kellen Cao, piano14Cedar Park, TX
Student of Susan Groves  
Mei Dickinson, piano14Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Kana Mimaki  
Rhys Moon, piano14Rolling Hills, CA
Student of Esther Keel  
Sarah Ryu, viola14Menlo Park, CA
Student of Sujung Seok  
Sebastian Orlando, piano14New York, NY
Student of James Behr  
Taylor Shi, piano14Naperville, IL
Student of Julia Tsien  
Warren Chang, cello14Fremont, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
William Xiao, piano14Naperville, IL
Student of Julia Tsien  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Gloria Zhai, piano10San Diego, CA
Alexander Zhai, piano12San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Anna Lui, piano11South Jordan, UT
Sophie Zheng, piano11Sandy, UT
Students of Ya Liu  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Audrey Zhou, piano11San Diego, CA
Michelle Liang, piano13San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Emily Nguyen, piano13Sugar Land, TX
Ava Yu, piano13Houston, TX
Students of Yelena Brusilovskaya  
String Sextet:  
Rebecca Wei, violin14San Diego, CA
Student of Lu-Yan Guo and Fei Fei Soong  
Rachel Wei, string bass14San Diego, CA
Sunny Fan, cello14San Diego, CA
Brandon Diep, cello11San Diego, CA
Ethan Diep, cello13San Diego, CA
Katherine Zhang, violin15San Diego, CA
Students of Lu-Yan Guo  
String Duo:  
Justin Yi, viola14Boyds, MD
Hawon Lee, violin14Rockville, MD
Students of Sungah Min and Yoojin Baik  
Cinco Estrellas:  
Sophia Rodrigues, violin14South Glastonbury, CT
Student of Yun Yang Lin  
Benjamin Boisoneau, double bass14Glastonbury, CT
Student of Yun-Yang Lin  
Francesco Ossino, cello14South Glastonbury, CT
Student of Yun Yang Lin  
Rachel Ha, viola14Glastonbury, CT
Student of Sarah Washburn and Yun-Yang Lin  
Nora Printy, violin14Glastonbury, CT
Student of Samantha Drake and Yun-Yang Lin  
   
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Annabel Sparano, piano11Manasquan, NJ
Student of Hsini Chou  
Daren Zhong, piano11Syosset, NY
Student of Rachel Bradeen  
Emilia Salistra, piano11San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang  
Justin J. Ng, piano11Edmonton, Canada
Student of Joseph Fridman  
Satina Guo, piano11San Jose, CA
Student of Zhaozhao Yang  
Sophie Chan, piano11Honolulu, HI
Student of Dr. Wendy Yamashita  
William He, piano11Glen Allen, VA
Student of Yifei Sun  
Xinyu Zhuang, piano11Beijing, China
Student of Shichu Teng  
Benjamin Zaslavsky, piano12Brooklyn, NY
Student of Nataliya Khrapina  
Christina Huang, piano12San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang  
Elise Liu, piano12Richmond, Canada
Student of Elizabeth Lee and Kathy Chen  
Emma De Felippo, violin12Irvine, CA
Student of Mizuki Noda  
Geoff Liu, violin12Melbourne, Australia
Student of Julian Quirit  
Jocelyn Tian, piano12Canton, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen  
Noah Court, piano12Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Kana Mimaki  
Regan Birk, piano12Gilbert, AZ
Student of Natalya S. Thran  
Victor Cai, piano12Bellaire, TX
Student of Richard Marshall  
Wyatt Oh, piano12Arroyo Grande, CA
Student of Vera Kong  
Alex Zhang, piano13Oakwood, OH
Student of Yunting Lee  
Ashley Kou, violin13Ann Arbor, MI
Student of  Chunyan Gao  
Celine Tseng, piano13Yorba Linda, CA
Student of Dr. Mia C. Chow  
Cherie Liu, flute13Overland Park, KS
Eddie Wei, piano13Winchester, MA
Student of Tingting Hang  
Hannah Deng, violin13Ypsilanti, MI
Student of Chunyan Gao  
Jonathan Jia, piano13Jericho, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen  
Melody Hsiao, piano13Irvine, CA
Student of Sharon Cheng  
Michelle Yeoh, piano13San Diego, CA
Student of Rowena Asuncion  
Selena Wang, piano13Suwanee, GA
Student of Frances Yao  
Tiffany kang, violin13Seoul, South Korea
Student of Kyu Won Choi and Seo Eun Jung  
Yung-Chieh Lee, violin13Milpitas, CA
Student of Jessica Poll  
Alexandra Vesselinov, violin14Port Washington, NY
Student of Roslyn Huang  
Avery Deng, piano14Great Neck, NY
Student of Rachel Bradeen  
Brendan Konigsberg, piano14Jersey City, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos and Nancy Konigsberg  
Catherine Chu, piano14Palo Alto, CA
Student of John McCarthy and Chia-Hsin Chu  
Clara Kleindorfer, cello14Sierra Madre, CA
Student of Rainer Crosset  
Danielle Najarian, violin14Milton, GA
Student of Sonja Foster  
Elizabeth Song, piano14Farmington, CT
Student of Anchie Donn  
Elizabeth Zhang, piano14San Jose, CA
Student of Megan Chen  
Emilie Nagayama, piano14Huntington Beach, CA
Student of Dr. Hee Seung Lee and Lanzo Luconi  
Emily Cai, piano14Kingsport, TN
Student of Carol Stone  
Hannah Chong, piano14Sugar Land, TX
Student of Matthew Loudermilk  
Hubert Phan, piano14San Diego, CA
Student of Rowena Asuncion  
Leah Reinhard, piano14Cupertino, CA
Student of Irina Prilipko and Inna Gendler  
Madison Draizin, piano14Plantation, FL
Student of Yvette Greene  
Michelle Kim, violin14Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Jungwon Yoon  
Sabrina Doll, piano14Richmond, KY
Student of Dr. Rachel Taylor  
Stephen Morris, piano14New York, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Yinuo Tang, violin14Pleasanton, CA
Student of Amy Liu  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Sunny Fang, piano10Fremont, CA
Sara Fang, piano14Fremont, CA
Students of Peyhwan Kuan  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Katelyn Wang, piano13San Diego, CA
Ellen Wang, piano11San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Julia de Andrade, piano12San Diego, CA
Katherine Ge, piano12San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Kaavya Senthil, piano13San Diego, CA
Scarlet Zhao, piano13Carlsbad, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev  
Piano Trio:  
Jade Wong, violin13Glastonbury, CT
Su Li, violin14Farmington, CT
Alexandros Cooke-Politikos, piano13West Hartford, CT
Students of Keumok Heo  
   
HONORABLE MENTION
Carine Suherman, piano11Hillsborough, CA
Student of Pauline YingYu Lin  
Reha Patel, piano11Melbourne, Fl
Student of Caroline Rosen  
Ann-Mei Sun, piano12San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhaozhao Yang  
Caroline Kartman, piano12Edgewater, NJ
Student of So Hyun Ahn  
Claire Choe, piano12Boston, MA
Student of Mami Ienaga  
Hailey Swyter, violin12North Wales, PA
Student of Yevgeniy Dyo  
Nadya Anaya Yong, piano12Singapore
Student of Fiona Chin Pei Fang and Mildred Tan Wei Xuen  
Rohan Dalal, piano12Hillsborough, CA
Student of Irina Carrenca  
William Luu, violin12San Diego, CA
Student of Darla Hodko  
Bonnie Huynh, piano13Canton, MI
Student of Alice Huang  
Catherine Chong, piano13Bethesda, MD
Student of Aglaia Koras  
Enoch Chang, piano13Campbell, CA
Student of Anna Semyanovsky  
Ganesh Kumar, piano13Fremont, CA
Student of  Helen Lee  
Nicole Heart Layo, piano13Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos  
Olivia Han, piano13Champaign, IL
Student of Jing Hao  
Rojauhn Pakdel, piano13Bath, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Sol Rivera, piano13Shaker Heights, OH
Student of Dr. Shuai Wang  
Zachary Keirstead, piano13New York, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Evan Chu, violin13Los Altos , CA
Student of Tim Yip  
Aiden Huang, violin14Morgan Hill, CA
Student of Victoria Morton and Majhon Phillips  
Brad Chen, violin14Cupertino, CA
Student of Brad Chen and Brad Chen  
Calista Suherman, piano14Hillsborough, CA
Student of Pauline YingYu Lin  
Catherine Chu, violin14Palo Alto, CA
Student of Davis Law and Chia-Hsin Chu  
Gwendolyn Clores, piano14Jersey City, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos  
Harrison TC Le, piano14Tampa, FL
Student of Alice Tietjen  
Meira Wang, piano14Boston, MA
Student of Mami Ienaga  
Samantha Deng, piano14Seatac, WA
Student of Xiaoying Tan  
Samuel Perrott, piano14San Jose, CA
Student of Susan Chiu  
Sophia Cornicello, piano14West Hartford, CT
Student of Elaine Silbereis  
Sophia Liu, piano14Cincinnati, OH
Student of Yuting Li  
Terrance Pai, violin14Cupertino, CA
Student of Evelyn Kwack Jiwon  
Intermediate Category, Age Group 15 to 18:
NAMEAGECITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Alyssa Wang, piano15Rockville, MD
Student of Yevgeniya Oleshkevich  
Annie Li, piano15Irvine, CA
Student of Jenny Shin  
Daniel Hwang, violin15Rockville, MD
Student of James Stern  
Ethan Oh, cello15Potomac, MD
Student of Laurien Laufman and Miron Yampolsky  
Matthew Gurning, piano15Fontana, CA
Student of Dr. Elvin Rodriguez  
Seoyoung Lee, piano15Brookline, MA
Student of Sangyoung Kim and Sinhye Kim  
Chris Lee, violin16Seoul, South Korea
Student of Irang Nam  
David S. Kim, cello16Great Neck, NY
Student of Inhwa Lee  
Elizabeth Tsitron, violin16Brooklyn, NY
Student of Alexander Rees  
Hoon Hee(Ryan) Rhew, violin16Ridgewood, NJ
Student of Dr. Yu Jeong Lee  
John Zhao, piano16Midvale, UT
Student of Dr Irene Peery-Fox  
Joseph Dong, cello16Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Vahe Hayrikyan  
Kevin Xu, piano16Cary, NC
Student of Florence Ko  
Maya Sheehy, violin16New York, NY
Student of Andy Didorenko and Dr. Paula Washington  
Michelle Fu, violin16Richland, WA
Student of Frank Lu and Xiao-po Fei  
Seungho Lee, violin16Pine Brook, NJ
Student of Elizabeth Faidley  
Sophia Chang, cello16Portland, OR
Student of Jamie Clark  
Andrew Wang, piano17Bellevue, WA
Student of Nino Merabishvili  
Christina Park, cello17Torrance, CA
Student of In-Kyu Lee  
Eumin Hong, cello17New York , NY
Student of Sieun Lin  
Michelle Yue, piano17VA Beach, VA
Student of Marjorie Lee  
Piano Trio:  
Stephanie Liao, violin16Irvine, CA
Student of Angela Huang and Jamie Lin  
Nicholas Ouyang, cello15Irvine, CA
Student of Jamie Lin  
Annie Li, piano15Irvine, CA
Student of Jamie Lin and Angela Huang  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Patricia Hsieh, piano16San Diego, CA
Brian Hsiao, piano16San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev  
   
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Alyssa Huang, piano15Irvine, CA
Student of HeeSeung Lee  
Anant Malpani, violin15Austin, TX
Student of William Fedkenheur  
Anna Guan, piano15San Ramon, CA
Student of Liza Yasnogorodsky  
Aurora Lee, piano15Lincolnshire, IL
Student of Winston Choi  
Charleston Chen, piano15Toronto, Canada
Elvin Ko, piano15Harrington Park, NJ
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Eric Zhuo, piano15Murray, UT
Student of Ya Liu  
Erin Jeon, cello15Irvine, CA
Student of Jenny Oh  
Ethan Jiang, piano15Gates Mills, OH
Student of Ella Karasik  
Fiona Luo, piano15Cupertino, CA
Jason Li, viola15Kaysville, UT
Student of Shuo Diao and Helen Watts  
Jesse Dong, piano15Diamond Bar, CA
Jessica Zeng, piano15Jacksonville, FL
Student of Lucy Chen  
Lauren Cho, cello15Los Angeles, CA
Marie Yamamoto, violin15Norwood, NJ
Student of Jungwon Yoon  
Michael Chu, piano15Chino Hills, CA
Student of Irene Yong  
Mira Hu, cello15Honolulu, HI
Student of Nancy Masaki Hathway  
Tonya Hu, piano15Sugar Land, TX
Student of Qi Ding  
Vivian Guo, violin15Scarsdale, NY
Student of Yang Xu  
Alexander Choi, violin16Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Davis Law  
Alexander Oh, cello16New York, NY
Student of Alexander Croxton and Troy Stuart  
Ami Kitajima, piano16Plano, TX
Student of Masako Narikawa and Adam Wodnicki  
Bradley Hu, violin16Alpharetta, GA
Student of Nadir Khashimov  
Cecilia Chen, piano16Bolingbrook, IL
Student of JeongSoo Kim  
Christina Chang, piano16Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Fei Xu  
Christopher Zhu, piano16West Roxbury, MA
Student of Helena Vesterman  
Ethan Hsiao, piano16Mclean, VA
Student of Dmitri Nazarenko  
Ethan Lee, violin16Fullerton, CA
Student of Jiyoung Um  
Jordan Shi, piano16Naperville, IL
Student of Julia Tsien  
Lauren Kim, violin16San Ramon, CA
Student of Juyi Peng  
Matthew Ao, piano16Richmond Hill, Canada
Student of Li Wang  
Megan Luo, piano16Fullerton, CA
Student of Jenny Shin  
Michelle Wang, piano16Cupertino, CA
Student of Megan Chen  
Minzae Kim, violin16Pleasanton, CA
Student of Yong Joo Ahn  
Patricia Hsieh, piano16San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev  
Rachel Martini, piano16Great Neck, NY
Student of Umbaldo Diaz-Acosta  
Schwinn Saereesitthipitak, piano16Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rithi Jantararat  
Sherlene Su, piano16Walnut, CA
Student of Jenny Shin  
Taemin Kim, violin16Avon, CT
Student of Annie Trepanier  
Wenson Tang, piano16Houston, TX
Student of Rodolfo Morales  
Hannah Greenstein, cello17Minneapolis, MN
Student of Mina Fisher  
Huyen-Vi Vianna Phung, piano17San Jose, CA
Student of Dante Lorenzo Dilanni  
Jack (Zhi Jie) Williams (Yang), piano17Sheboygan, WI
Student of Diana Shapiro  
Jonathan Wing, violin17Sugar Land, TX
Student of Lisa Shihoten  
Sarah Di, guzheng17Potomac, MD
Student of Bing Xia  
Shirin Dinasan, piano17Irvine, CA
Student of Dr. Felix Chang  
Peiyi Jiang, piano18Garden City, NY
Student of Xitong Ma  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Alyssa Wong, piano14Chandler, AZ
Amanda Wong, piano16Chandler, AZ
Students of Yan Zhang  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Eric Zhuo, piano15Murrary, UT
Alan Pham, piano15Holladay, UT
Students of Ya Liu  
Aurora Quartet:  
Krystian Pawlowski, violin15Glastonbury, CT
Student of Yun-Yang Lin  
Lucas Kim, viola15S. Glastonbury, CT
Student of Steven Larson and Yun-Yang Lin  
Olivia Lee, cello15Glastonbury, CT
Student of Yun-Yang  
Hannah Kim, violin15Glastonbury , CT
Student of Annie Trepanier and Yun-Yang Lin  
String Quartet:  
Daniel Hwang, violin15Rockville, MD
Student of James Stern and Dietrich Paredes  
Jaewoo Chung, violin15Potomac, MD
Student of Peter Sirotin and Dietrich Paredes  
Justin Yi, viola14Boyds, MD
Student of Sungah Min and Dietrich Paredes  
Ethan Oh, cello15Potomac, MD
Student of Miron Yampolsky and Dietrich Paredes  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Thalia Liu, piano16Chandler, AZ
Abby Liu, piano16Chandler, AZ
Students of Yan Zhang  
   
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Andrew Kang, cello15San Jose, CA
Student of Katie Youn  
Audrey Lin, violin15Hercules, CA
Emily Yu, piano15Irvine, CA
Student of Joyce Lee  
Feiyang Wang, piano15Saline, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen  
Hannah Yang, piano15Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Ya Liu  
Julia Lin, piano15North Bellmore, NY
Student of Fei Ju Bradeen  
Juliet Jiang, piano15Winchester, MA
Student of Tingting Hang  
Kate Aizin, guitar15San Diego, CA
Student of Andrey Chuguev  
Kristen Hung, piano15Saratoga, CA
Student of Megan Chen and Joyce Yang  
Maggie Chen, piano15Gaithersburg, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Naomi Kobayashi, piano15Honolulu, HI
Student of Joanna Zane Fan  
Oliver Rivera, piano15Armonk, NY
Student of Cory Delin  
Sophie Nguyen, piano15Honolulu, HI
Student of Joanna Zane Fan  
Tuong-Vi Tran, piano15Irvine, CA
Student of Soo Lee  
Wenyu Shi, piano15Shanghai, China
Student of Dr. Tian Song  
Yash Vij, piano15Union City, CA
Student of Helen Lee  
Yichi Zhang, piano15North Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Albert Ai, piano16Pelham, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Alex Moon, piano16Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Angeline Nguyen, piano16Garden Grove, CA
Audree Melekyan, violin16Northridge, CA
Student of Gayaneh Kumar  
Brian Yeung, piano16Wixom, MI
Student of Irene Steyman  
Carol Jiang, piano16Weston, FL
Student of Roxanne Stevenson  
Chris Zhang, piano16Sheboygan, WI
Student of Diana Shapiro  
Cosette Wu, piano16Honolulu, HI
Student of Joanna Fan  
Eliot Hodges, cello16Denver, CO
Student of Matthew Zalkind  
Eric Lee, violin16Cupertino, CA
Student of Tina Minn  
Ethan-Rygl Ato, piano16Bayonne, NJ
Student of Paul Vazopolos  
Evelyn Anne Davenport, piano16Thunder Bay, Canada
Student of Dr. Evgeny Chugunov  
Faranaz Colton, piano16Laguna Niguel, CA
Student of Joan Lai  
Feina Niu, piano16Naperville, IL
Student of Esther Chang  
John Mauro, piano16New Milford, NJ
Student of Eunjung Ahn  
Kaitlyn Wang, piano16San Diego, CA
Kevin Lin, piano16San Francisco, CA
Student of Dun Yin Liu  
Kristine Zheng, piano16Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Hsiu-Hui Peng Chen  
Kristy Kim, violin16Fullerton, CA
Lisa Chee Meng, piano16Sugar Land, TX
Student of Prof. Richard Marshall  
Minha Kim, violin16Phoenix, AZ
Student of Jonathan Swartz  
Minseo Kim, violin16Phoenix, AZ
Student of Jonathan Swartz  
Samantha Shelffo-McGrath, piano16New York, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Willy Jiang, piano16Overland Park, KS
Student of David Tauscher  
Derek Chang, violin17Acton, MA
Student of Dr. Hsin-Lin Tsai  
Haruka Noguchi, piano17Honolulu, HI
Student of Wendy Yamashita  
Irin Toh, piano17Houston, TX
Student of Kana Mimaki  
Joshua Ye, piano17New York, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Steven Gong, piano18San Francisco, CA
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Nathan d’Abreu Noronha, piano13San Jose, CA
Daniel d’Abreu Noronha, piano15San Jose, CA
Students of Irina Prilipko-Morgan  
Piano Trio/Six Hands:  
Takaaki Suzuki, piano10Houston, TX
Aditya Prasad, piano15Bellaire, TX
Nicholas Dinius, piano15Bellaire, TX
Students of Dr. Kana Mimaki  
Piano Trio:  
Jeongeon (Eric) Hwang, violin14Diamond Bar, CA
Jihyun (Olivia) Hwang, violin16Diamond Bar, CA
Yoojin Jo, piano14Fullerton, CA
Students of Dr. Kookhee Hong and Sakura Tsai  
   
HONORABLE MENTION
Alex Ma, violin15Cupertino, CA
Student of Ryan Chen  
Allison Lee, violin15Fullerton, CA
Student of Kwange Jae Woo  
Ethan Chin, piano15Eastvale, CA
Student of Sharon Cheng  
Isabella Geraci, piano15Hollywood, FL
Student of Yvette Greene  
Laya Iyer, piano15Novi, MI
Student of Irene Steyman  
Michele Zheng, piano15Newport Coast, CA
Student of Joyce Lee  
Naomi Wang, piano15Boston, MA
Student of Mami Ienaga  
Norman Zhao, piano15Cupertino, CA
Student of Amy Hwang  
Ryan Gonzales, piano15Fords, NJ
Student of Christine Kang  
Weihao Lin, piano15Seatac, WA
Student of Xiaoying Tan  
Xavier Mountford-Chu, piano15New York, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Yeyoung Ju, piano15Altadena, CA
Student of Hanna Park  
Adam Cui, violin16Weston, FL
Student of Huifang Chen  
Aditya Vargheese, piano16Overland Park, KS
Student of Alec Tauscher  
Allison Kim, violin16Irvine, CA
Student of Miehee Rhee  
Brandon van der Donk, piano16Champaign, IL
Student of Jing Hao  
Charlie Nadauld, piano16Holladay, UT
Student of Lindsay Wright  
Deniz Inel, piano16Newport Coast, CA
Student of Dr. Emily Hung  
Devraj Duttagupta, piano16Basking Ridge, NJ
Student of Christine Ciufrada  
Edward Dan, piano16Solon, OH
Karina Patel, piano16Irvine, CA
Student of Soo Lee  
Kelly Wang, piano16Palo Alto, CA
Student of  Susan Chiu  
Maria Sofia Rogari, piano16Gubbio, Italy
Student of Rosabianca Merico  
Medha Palavalli, piano16Union City, CA
Student of Helen Lee  
Mingzhen Qi, piano16Aliso Viejo, CA
Student of Yan Zhang  
Shannon Soh, piano16Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Amy Hwang  
Elya Lavi, piano17Scarsdale, NY
Student of Leke salihu  
Julia Binstock, piano17Bronx, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Nathanael Bailey, violin17San Jose, CA
Student of Byung Woo Kim  
Sandhya Kilambi, piano18New York, NY
Student of Olga Gurevich  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Yunhao Li, piano16Rowland Heights, CA
Kyle Chao, piano16Walnut, CA
Students of Anna Alikhanov  
College Students and Professional Musicians Category:
NAMEAGECITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Daniel Kaler, cello21Beachwood, OH
Student of Mark Kosower  
Hyun Jeong Ahn, piano27Urbana, IL
Student of Ian Hobson and Yong Hi Moon  
Jishuang Yan, violin27Denton, TX
Student of Dr. Felix Olschofka and Prof. Glenn Basham 
Joanna Ruth Tumpalan, violin31Pompton Plains, NJ
Kathy Tai-Hsuan Lee, piano30Woodside, NY
Student of Karen Shaw  
Kyung-Jun Park, piano33Saint Paul, MN
Mariacristina Buono, piano28Adelfia, Italy
Student of Fabio Bidini and Benedetto Lupo  
Meiling Jin, piano32Lubbock, TX
Student of William Westney  
ShinHyung Kim, piano31Iowa, IA
Student of Ksenia Nosikova  
Wenlin Cheng, piano31Lake Bluff, IL
Student of Margarita Shevchenko  
Yunghsuan Lo, violin29East Lansing, MI
Student of Dmitri Berlinsky  
   
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Anita Chang, piano56Temple City, CA
Student of Morley Grossman  
Cade Roberts, piano22Highland, UT
Student of Stephen Beus  
Changpeng Ti, piano32Lexington, KY
Student of Irina Voro  
Jingying Pang, piano24Lexington, KY
Student of Irina Voro  
Johnson Gouvea, piano25Atlanta, GA
Student of Dr. Sergio Gallo  
Rui Gao, piano27Springfield, MO
Student of Dr. Wei-Han Su  
Seung Hyun Yoo, piano19Seoul, South Korea
Student of Rosa Park and Hyojin Shin  
Yana Avedyan, piano31Fitchburg, WI
Yearim Yi, piano24Marietta, GA
Student of Read Gainsford  
Amateur Category:
NAMEAGECITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Angela Gosselin, piano37Calgary, Canada
Mengyuan Liu, piano21Boston, MA
Student of Guanhua Su  
   
SECOND PLACE WINNER
Helen Tran, piano38Temecula, CA
Student of Yiyi Ku and Carol Levin  
   
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Jubin Pakdel, piano22Bath, OH
Student of Tatsuya Nagashima  
Karen Salicath Jamali, piano50Greenwich, CT

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: admission for participant and piano accompanist (if needed), Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four guests’ tickets and 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during participant’s performance on the stage.

9. Recital Fee for Ensemble Members is $230 per Member plus $100 Photo Fee per group. Recital Fee includes admission for Ensemble Member, Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four guests’ tickets per Member.

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.