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

-Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review

 
 

Dear Colleagues,
All you all might of heard, due to COVID-19 epidemic, Carnegie Hall has cancelled all the venues till Fall 2020. Consequently, AFAF recitals have been cancelled as well.
The participants who showed interest in rescheduling for future dates got the applicable information. AFAF Regular Season Program 2019-2020 Competition results will be announced on May 15, 2020.
AFAF Romantic Music Competition results will be announced on May 25, 2020.

 

Stay healthy and many thanks for your continued partnership during this challenging time,

Yours American Fine Arts Festival

 
 
 

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

-Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review

 

American Fine Arts Festival

Russian Winter Tour 2018, December

 
 

AFAF summer tour in Europe 2019 (Germany-Czech Republic-Austria)

 

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    Participants in a master class with professor Grigory Gruzman

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    Recital at the Johann Nepomuk Hummel Music school in Weimar

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    Excursion to Prague

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    Excursion to Prague Castle

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    On the way to Vienna

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    Recital at the Schumann House Museum in Zwickau

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    Attending a concert at Musikferein in Vienna

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    Excursion to Dresden

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    Excursion to Halle

 
 

AFAF Georgia Summer Tour Photos

After the concerts in Telavi

After the concerts in Telavi

On reception
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On reception
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Excursions to the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta

Excursions to the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta

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

 



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.