We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF Concerto competition 2019 (Fall selection).

We would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage those who did not win this year to try again during the next season.

 

Awards

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall –November 23, 2019 at 1 pm, 23 May, 2020 at 1 pm (Memorial Day weekend), June 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm, June 28, 2020 at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Deadline is November 20, 2019. For November 23 recital deadline is November 11, 2019.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow with the renowned Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Participation in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and a special concert in Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty / Moscow Central Music School faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg.) in December 2019.
  • Deadline Russia tour) is November 10, 2019. Online registration.
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    7-13 years of age

     

    Cameron Renshaw, cello, (b. 2011), MI
    Teacher: Pablo Mahave-Veglia
    Alegro appassionato, Op. 43, Saint-Saëns

     

    Yu Joo Kim, cello, (b. 2009), South Korea
    Teacher: Tea Woo Kim
    Haydn Concerto in C major, Hob. VIIb/1, mvt. 1

     

    D. J. Wang, piano, (b. 2009), IL
    Teacher: Robin Scott
    Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488, mvt. 1

     

    Sophia Suwiryo, piano, (b. 2008), OH
    Teacher: Dr.Takako Hayase Frautschi
    Mozart Concerto No. 17 in C major, K. 453, mvt. 1

     

    Sheena Yoon, cello, (b. 2008), South Korea
    Teacher: Tae Woo Kim
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, mvt. 3

     

    Emmie Guo, piano, (b. 2008), IL
    Teacher: Sueanne Metz
    Beethoven Concerto No.1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt. 1

     

    Kristie Lu, violin, (b. 2008), NY
    Teacher: I-Hao Lee
    Viotti Concerto No. 22 in A minor, mvt. 1

     

    Benjamin Luo, piano, (b. 2008), NC
    Teacher: Florence Ko
    Beethoven Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19, mvt. 1

     

    Hayden Idson, cello, (b. 2005), MA
    Teacher: Ronald Lowry
    Tchaikovsky “Variation on a Rococo theme”, Op. 33

     

    Sharani Bhattacharya, viola, (b. 2006), CA
    Teacher: Kimberly Fitch
    Stamitz Concerto in D major, Op. 1, mvt. 1

     
     

    14-18 years of age

     

    Emily-Jane Luo, piano, (b. 2005), Canada
    Teacher: Prof. Eduardus Halim
    Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op. 30, mvt. 1

     

    Caroline Gong, fIute, (b. 2004), CA
    Teacher: Isabelle Chapuis
    Mozart Concerto in G major, K.313, mvt. 1

     

    Celena Ho, piano, (b. 2003), NY
    Teacher: Dr. Tian Song
    Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, mvt. 1

     

    Felipe Castillo Jacobo, piano, (b. 2003), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Skliutovski
    Shostakovich Concerto No 2 in F major, Op. 102, mvt. 1

     

    Yeju Lee, cello, (b. 2003), South Korea
    Teacher: Tae Woo Kim
    Haydn Concerto in D major No. 2 in D major, Hob. Vllb/2, mvt. 1

     

    Aimee Feng, piano, (b. 2002), VA
    Teacher: Anna Ouspenskaya
    Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt. 3

     

    David Kwan, piano, (b. 2002), CA
    Teacher: Michelle Lee
    Rachmaninov Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30, mvt. 1

     
     

    College students

     

    Jiwon Lee, cello, (b. 1995), South Korea
    Teacher: Tae Woo Kim
    Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, mvt. 1

     

    Luis Esteban Herrera Watson, piano, (b. 1991), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Skliutovski
    Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1

     

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall –
    November 23, 2019 at 1 pm, 23 May, 2020 at 1 pm (Memorial Day weekend), June 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm, June 28, 2020 at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Deadline is November 20, 2019. For November 23 recital deadline is November 11.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow with the renowned Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Participation in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and a special concert in Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty / Moscow Central Music School faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $100 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg.) in December 2019.
  • Deadline (Russia tour) is November 10, 2019. Online registration.
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    7-13 years of age

     

    Kai Yi, piano, (b. 2008), CA
    Teacher: Irina Bendetsky
    Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, mvt. 3

     

    Daniel Strebulaev, piano, (b. 2008), CA
    Teacher: Erna Gulabyan
    Mozart Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, mvt. 1

     

    Kellen Trice, piano, (b. 2007), TX
    Teacher: Grace Long
    Haydn Concerto in D major, HOB XVIII:II

     

    David Xiong, piano, (b. 2007), MA
    Teacher: Ronald Kmiec
    Mozart Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K.595

     

    Lillian Feng, piano, (b. 2006), CA
    Teacher: Roger Wright
    Mozart Concerto No. 23 in B-flat major, K.488, (Complete)

     

    Vivian Zhu, piano, (b. 2006), IL
    Teacher: Sueanne Metz
    Shostakovich Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102, mvt. 1

     

    Matthew Alexander VillaLobos Reyes, piano, (b. 2006), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Skliutovski
    Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major

     
     

    14-18 years of age

     

    Timothy Guida, piano, (b. 2003), NY
    Teacher: Svetlana Gorokhovich
    Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt. 1

     

    Maria Jose Castillo Jacobo, piano, (b. 2003), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Skliutovski
    Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 23, mvt. 1

     

    Kaito Ohsumi, violin, (b. 2003), Japan
    Teacher: Keita Fukushima
    Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, mvt. 3

     

    Ellie Chae, cello, (b. 2003), CA
    Teacher: Jonathan Koh
    Herbert Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30, mvt. 1

     

    Samantha Ma, violin, (b. 2002), OH
    Teacher: Wei-Fang Gu
    Vieuxtemps Concert No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31, mvt. 1

     

    Hanoom Lee, violin, (b. 2002), CA
    Teacher: Zhao Wei
    Zigeunerweisen, Sarasate

     

    Gyuhwan Choi, viola, (b. 2001), South Korea
    Teacher: Hye Min Choi
    Hindemith Concerto, mvt.1

     
     

    College students

     

    Micaela Lum, piano, (b.1998), CA
    Teacher: Manami Kawamura
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1

     

    Michelle Chang, fIute, (b.1996), CA
    Teacher: Tim Day
    Nielsen Concerto, mvt. 1

     

    Huiyoung Chun, piano, (b.1995), South Korea
    Teacher: Andrew Brownell
    Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, mvt.1

     

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – November 23, 2019 at 1 pm, 23 May, 2020 at 1 pm (Memorial Day weekend), June 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm, June 28, 2020 at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Deadline is November 20, 2019. For November 23 recital deadline is November 11.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow with the renowned Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Participation in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and a special concert in Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty / Moscow Central Music School faculty (for an additional fee).
  • Deadline (Russia Tour) is November 10, 2019. Online registration.
  •  
     

    7-13 years of age

     

    Abigail Chen, piano, (b. 2012), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Skliutovski
    Berkovich Concerto Op. 44, mvt. 1

     

    HaiLey Chan, piano, (b. 2012), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Skliutovski
    Berkovich Concerto Op. 44, mvts. 2, 3

     

    Emma Sophie Luo, violin, (b. 2010), NY
    Teacher: Keita Fukushima
    Bach Concerto in A minor, BMV 1041, mvt. 1

     

    Yuki Ohsumi, violin, (b. 2006). Japan
    Teacher: Keita Fukushima
    Wieniawski Polonaise in D major, Op. 4

     
     

    14-18 years of age

     

    Jasmine Lin, cello, (b. 2005), CA
    Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, mvt. 3

     

    Sabine Bechtiger, violin, (b. 2005), Switzerland
    Teacher: Jenny Ro
    Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt. 1

     

    Victoria Lam, violin, (b. 2003), CA
    Teacher: Jiwon Evelyn Kwark
    Barber Concerto Op. 14, mvt. 1

     

    Eric Lee, violin, (b. 2003), CA
    Teacher: Tina Minn
    Praeludiun and Allegro, Kreisler

     

 

Please make checks payable to Art & Music Unlimited,
and send it to American Fine Arts Festival, P.O. Box 106, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

 

The Deadline is November 20, 2019.

 

For November 23 recital deadline is November 11, 2019.

 

The recital fee is non-refundable.