Jack Shao IL, student by Sueanne Metz | Julia Angelov DC, student by Olga Khroulevitch | Andrew Shen MA, student by Niva Fried


The Winners of the special prizes will be invited to participate in the Festival “Moscow Meets Friends 2015″.

The event will take place in May/June 2015.




Vadim Repin International

Masterclass 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


Russian Music Festival 2014


Romantic Music Competition 2014 “Golden Era of Romantic Music”

Audition dates:
NJ – February 22, 2015
MA – March 7, 2015

Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition Application due October 15, 2014Second Russian Music Festival 2014 Application due October 15, 2014

Golden Voices of America 2014 Competition Application due November 15, 2014

2014 Russian Music Festival II


This festival was created to commemorate the life and work of SERGEY RACHMANINOV. In conjunction with the “Celebration of Artistic Legacy of Sergey Rachmaninov”  music competition, AFAF continues for the second year, a general competition and festival dedicated to all Russian music, to include composers from the Soviet Era. Applications and audition DVDs/VHSs must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2014.. …more

Summer 2014

The American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) Summer Music Courses in Europe, now in its six year, offers music students an exciting opportunity to study music in Europe under the tutelage of a distinguished international faculty comprised of experienced teachers and renowned chamber musicians and soloists, as well as to explore Europe’s rich history through a variety of trips and excursions.. …more