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

-Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review


AFAF International Concerto Competition 2015

Kostroma Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Pavel Gershtein.

Kostroma, Russia July 9-10, 2015


Malvyn Lai, USA

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, mvt. 3



Ali Fallas Solano, Costa Rica

Honegger Piano Concertino (1924)



Giuseppe Gil Cano, Colombia

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16 in G minor, mvt. 1



Winners Concert on May 30, 2015




Winners Concert on June 14, 2015




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 on May 18, 2013. …more




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


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



  • 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




Dear Friends,

This is our new email address: afafestival1@gmail.com
Please note that the old email address is no longer working.
Thank you for the understanding.

AFAF Staff

Deadlines 2015-2016

AFAF Concerto Competition: applications and audition DVDs must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2016.

AFAF Regular Season 2015-2016

All applications for in-person auditions (NY, MA, NJ) must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2016.

All applications for in-person auditions (CA, China) must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2016.

If auditioning by mail, applications and audition DVDs must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2016.

Audition dates:


Audition date NJ Regular season: February 7, 2016

Romantic music competition 2016.

Application deadline March 15, 2016


Upcoming Events


Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Concerts

September 26, 2015 at 1:00pm
October 17, 2015 at 1:00pm
November 7, 2015 at 1:00pm
November 14, 2015 at 1:00pm
December 13, 2015 at 11:30am
December 13, 2015 at 3:30pm
December 13, 2015 at 8:00pm

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Concert

October 10, 2015 at 6:00pm