“A heartwarming extravaganza…
[featuring] obviously talented,
budding musicians…”

-Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review

 

American Fine Arts Festival

Russian Winter Tour 2017

Christmas concerts

Moscow, St. Petersburg

 
 
 

In the Kremlin

On the Palace Square in St. Petersburg

Christmas time

 

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.

 

 

News Deadlines 2018-2019 Concerts

2017-2018 regular season (winter-spring selection) competition results …more

 

“Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition 2018″ results have been announced …more

 

Concerto Competition 2018 results have been announced! …more

 

“Golden Voices of America International Competition 2017″ results have been announced …more

 

2017 regular season (winter-spring-summer-fall selection) competition results …more

 

The AFAF’s Russian Music Festival 2017 results have been announced…more

 

Golden Strings 2017 results have been announced! …more

 

AFAF Regular Season (summer selection) – applications and audition DVD’s must be postmarked no later than August 25, 2018

AFAF Russian Season Festival – October 15, 2018

AFAF International Concerto Competition 2018 – October 20, 2018

AFAF International Voice Competition – November 20, 2018

AFAF International Romantic Music Competition 2018 (fall selection) – November 30, 2018

 

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Concerts

 

September 22, 2018 at 1pm
 (The concert is complete)
October 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

October 21, 2018 at 7:30pm


 

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Concert

 

Date – TBA

AFAF Georgia Summer Competition 2019 AFAF Georgia Summer Tour Photos Upcoming Events

After the concerts in Telavi

 

On reception
 at the mayor of Telavi

 

Excursions to the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta

 


 
AFAF Russian Winter Tour

December 22, 2018 at 7:00pm , Moscow, Russia / Concerto Competition 2017
Winners (fall selection) with Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor: Arsenty Tkachenko

 

December 23, 2018 at 5pm, St. Petersburg, Russia-Vladimir Palace (with a solo performance) during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival”.

 

December 26, 2018 at 7pm, Moscow, Russia – Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov (with a solo performance) during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival.

 
 
 

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