We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF’s International Music Competition ”Golden Era of Romantic music 2017″ (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.

 

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 10, 2017

 

The recital fee is non-refundable.

 

Detailed information about the winners’ concert currently scheduled for December 10, 2017 and May 26, 2018 will be emailed to the winners.

 

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    December 10, 2017 at 11:30am, 3:30 and 7:30pm or May 26, 2018 at 1pm

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2018

  • *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.

  • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018.

 

A. 6-10 years of age

 

Kyle Yeung, piano, CA
Teacher: Daniel Pollack / Vladimir Khomyakov

 

Reika Liang, flute, Singapore / USA
Teacher: Larisa Tupitsyna

 

Cary Wang, piano, CT
Teacher: Felicia Zhang

 

B. 11-14 years of age

 

Emily Zhang, piano, MA
Teacher: M. Kotlyarova

 

Joanna Wang, piano, NY
Teacher: Dr. Adam Kent

 

Sydney Jiang, piano, MA
Teacher: M. Kotlyarova

 

Felix Zhu, piano, CA
Teacher: Janey Hu

 

Allison Jiang, piano, MA
Teacher: M. Kotlyarova

 

Ryan Gannon, piano, CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

 

Steven Xie, piano, MA
Teacher: M. Kotlyarova

 

Richard Niu, Cello, CA
Teacher: Kyeong Kim

 

C. 15-18 years of age

 

Peter Lee, piano, MA
Teacher: M. Kotlyarova

 

Soham Bose, piano, CA
Teacher: Lee Ann Leung

 

Elliot Kim, cello, CA
Teacher: Laszlo Mezo

 

Annie Lee-Hasset, piano, MA
Teacher: M. Kotlyarova

 

Chelsie Park, violin, CA
Teacher: Jiwon K.

 

Cody Theobald, piano, CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

 

Daniel Paik, cello, CA
Teacher: Laszlo Mezo

 

Ainslie Matthew, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Grace Fong

 

Ensemble category

 

Eulalia Billaut, piano, CA / Andrew Chang, flute, CA / Aditi Mahajan, flute, CA / Elena Bronder-Chang, voice, CA / Meghna Kaligotla, voice, CA
Teachers: Haruna Shiokawa-Mo, Elena Koroleva, Xuemei Zou

 

D. College Students

 

Haemi Lee, violin, South Korea
Teacher: Weigang Li

 

E. Amateur adults

 

Alyssa Kim, voice, CA
Teacher: Cheryl Keller

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    December 10, 2017 at 11:30am, 3:30 and 7:30pm or May 26, 2018 at 1pm

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2018

  • *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.

  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018.

 

A. 6-10 years of age

 

David Xiong, piano, MA
Teacher: Ronald Kmiec

 

B. 11-14 years of age

 

Madison Yang, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Irina Bendetsky

 

David Kwan, piano, CA
Teacher: Michelle Lee

 

Michael Yuan, piano, CA
Theacher: Tina Bao

 

Madison Yang, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Irina Bendetsky

 

C. 15-18 years of age

 

Prateek Dullur, piano, IL
Teacher: Jihyun Lee

 

Frederick Chang, violin, NC
Teacher: Shelley Livingston

 

Emily Miao, piano, MA
Teacher: M. Kotlyarova

 

Bibiana Miskolciova, piano, Slovakia
Teacher: Ales Solarik

 

D. College Students

 

James Matthews, piano, TN
Teacher: Kristian Klefstad

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    December 10, 2017 at 11:30am, 3:30 and 7:30pm or May 26, 2018 at 1pm

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2018

  • *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.

  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018.

 

A. 6-10 years of age

 

Valentina Canas, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Valentina Tumanova

 

Serena Wu, piano, OH
Teacher: Xiaoling Anderson

 

B. 11-14 years of age

 

Cadence Rice, piano, NJ
Tara Hofmeister Sheng

 

Iris Lu, piano, CA
Teacher: Yin Yin Huang

 

Jeremy Ding, oboe, CA
Teacher: Diane Wyant

 

Sriram Narayanan, piano, MA
Teacher: Tatyana Dudochkin

 

Zehavi Rodriguez, cello (ensemble category), PA
Teacher: Amy Barston

 

C. 15-18 years of age

 

Yefet Rodriguez, violin (ensemble category), PA
Teacher: Amy Barston

 

Kevin Yiyang Li, voice, Canada
Teacher: Alex Lim

 

E. amateur adults

 

Shawn Carter Peterson, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Nancy Roldan