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-Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review

 

AFAF Concerto Competition 2017

Mia Pečnik- /Croatia/ a Grand Prize winner of 2017 competition. Teacher: Ivanka Cordic

 

 

Grieg, Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt. 1
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Ivan Repušić

Vatrolav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia

 

Check out this version of Vivaldi’s Winter played by the first ever BBC Classical Introducing Artist, accordionist Iosif Purtis, the student Royal College of Music in London.

 

He is currently a prizewinner of more than 30 International competitions and traveled around the world performing at some of the most prestigious concert venues including Wigmore Hall, The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, George Weston Recital Hall in Toronto. In 2013 he performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at the American Fine Arts Festival.

Iosif Purits is one of the best known accordionists of his generation and has recently become the first ever BBC Introducing Classical artist. He has traveled around the world performing at some of the most prestigious concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, George Weston Recital Hall and UNESCO. Supported by ABRSM, Hattori Foundation and the Future of Russia Foundation, Iosif is currently a prizewinner of more than 30 International competitions. After graduating with distinction from the Gnesins Academy of Music he transferred to the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Friedrich Lips and Owen Murray respectively. His extensive repertoire ranges from Russian to Japanese works and from classical to contemporary music. As well as solo-performance he is an enthusiastic collaborator with different multi-instrumental ensembles, chamber and symphonic orchestras.

 

 

Vadim Repin International Master Class Scholarship Competition Winners.

 

As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration we were very excited to announce that the world renowned violinist Vadim Repin has graciously agreed to lead a masterclass for AFAF students. At the conclusion of the masterclass Mr. Repin surprised us when he decided to graciously donate his entire honorarium to the scholarship fund and has selected not one, but two of the participants for the V. Repin Masterclass Scholarship! American Fine Arts Festival would like to congratulate Aaron-Timothy Chooi, who will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and Lindsey Jelin Lee, who will receive $2,000 scholarship. Both winners will have the opportunity to perform at the AFAF 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. …more

 

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Congratulations!

  • Aaron-Timothy Chooi, (b. 1993), Canada, Teacher Ida Kavafian;

 

Video: Aaron-Timothy Chooi, ♫ violin, Canada, performing Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28; Saint-Saens

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Congratulations!

  • Lindsey Jelin Lee, (b. 1998), South Korea

    Teacher’s: Yulee Choi, Aron Rosand

 

Video: Lindsey Jelin Lee, ♫ violin, South Korea , performing Wieniawski Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 14, mvt.1

 



News

 

Concerto Competition 2017 results have been announced! …more

 

“Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition 2016″ results have been announced …more

 

The AFAF’s Russian Music Festival 2016 results have been announced…more

 

“Golden Voices of America International Competition 2016 (Fall selection)″ results have been announced …more

 

2016-2017 regular season (winter selection) competition results …more

 

Deadlines 2016-2017

 

AFAF Regular Season 2016-2017 (spring selection)

 

AFAF person audition: March 1, 2017
Applications and audition DVDs must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2017.

 

AFAF International Strings Competition – March 15, 2017
AFAF International Competition of Romantic Music – April 15, 2017

 

Deadlines 2017-2018

 

AFAF Russian Season Festival – October 5, 2017

 

AFAF International Voice Competition – November 1, 2017

 

Upcoming Events



 

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Concerts

 

March 4, 2017 at 1pm
May 27, 2017 at 1pm
June 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
June 24, 2017 at 7:30pm
June 25, 2017 at 1pm
June 25, 2017 at 6pm
September 24, 2017 at 1pm
October 7, 2017 at 1pm
October 14 at 1pm

 

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Concert

 

Date – TBA