We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF’s International Music Competition ”Golden Era of Romantic music 2019″.
 
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 June 1, 2019
The recital fee is non-refundable.
Detailed information about the winners’ concert will be emailed to the winners after June 5, 2019.

 

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall
    • June 30, 2019 at 11:30 am (very limited placements)
    • June 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm (very limited placements)
    • June 30, 2019 at 8 pm (very limited placements)
    • October 26, 2019 at 1 pm
    • November 23, 2019 at 1pm

  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • Ensemble category recital fee is $250 (Person).

  • 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 2019.

  • $500 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).

  • Master class with Grigory Gruzman, professor at the Hochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar (Germany).

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December 2019.

  • Participation in a special concerts (with a solo performances) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.

  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).

  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Russian winter tour).

 

A. 6-10 years of age

Cameron Renshaw, cello, MI
Teacher: Tina Renshaw

 

B. 11-14 years of age

Ethan Chan, piano, PA
Teacher: Joy M. Kiszely

 

Austin Lu, piano, Canada
Teacher: Arlene Portney

 

Kefan Cui, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

David Xiong, piano, MA
Teacher: Donald Kmiec

 

C. 15-18 years of age

Ariel Ziqian Wang, piano, Canada
Teachers: HaeSun Park / Sang Young Kim

 

Margaret Wu, piano, PA
Teacher: Joy M. Kiszely

 

Katelyn Ge, piano, CA
Teacher: Jinah Chung

 

Stephanie Yu, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

Madeleine LeBeau, voice, VA
Teacher: Nancy MacArthur Smith

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall
    • June 30, 2019 at 11:30 am (very limited placements)
    • June 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm (very limited placements)
    • June 30, 2019 at 8 pm (very limited placements)
    • October 26, 2019 at 1 pm
    • November 23, 2019 at 1pm

  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • Ensemble category recital fee is $250 (Person).

  • 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 2019.

  • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).

  • Master class with Grigory Gruzman, professor at the Hochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar (Germany).

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December 2019.

  • Participation in a special concerts (with a solo performances) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.

  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).

  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Russian winter tour).

 

A. 6-10 years of age

Rajit Pandey, piano, CA
Teacher: Michelle Lee

 

B. 11-14 years of age

Sabine Bechtiger, violin, IL
Teacher: Jenny Ro

 

Lea Nekrasov, piano, Russia/France
Teacher: Leon Livshin

 

Jimin Koo, violin, CA
Teacher: Elizabeth Park

 

C. 15-18 years of age

Jaehoon Kim, clarinet, South Korea
Teacher: Hyemin Yun

 

Catherine Chen, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

Christy Kim, violin, CA
Teacher: Elbert Tsai

 

Jaehoon Kim, clarinet, South Korea
Teacher: Hyemin Yun

 

Edward Dan, piano, OH
Teacher: Alex Kostritsa

 

Camilla Hayao, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

Ensemble category

Clarinet trio

 

Siheon Park, clarinet, CA
Irene Kim, cello, CA
Minyoung Ryu, piano, South Korea

Teacher, Hye Min Yun

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall
    • June 30, 2019 at 11:30 am (very limited placements)
    • June 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm (very limited placements)
    • June 30, 2019 at 8 pm (very limited placements)
    • October 26, 2019 at 1 pm
    • November 23, 2019 at 1pm

  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • Ensemble category recital fee is $250 (Person).

  • 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 2019.

  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).

  • Master class with Grigory Gruzman, professor at the Hochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar (Germany).

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December 2019.

  • Participation in a special concerts (with a solo performances) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.

  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).

 

C. 15-18 years of age

Kevin Wang, piano, MA
Teacher: Xiaoning (Annie) Cheng

 

Ariel Knaster, piano, NY
Teacher: Leon Livshin

 

Jaylin Hsu, piano, CA
Teacher: Yin Yin Huang