2013 Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of our international concerto competition, the AFAF Piano Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition 2013. We would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage those who did not win this year to try again during the next season.

Performance Repertoire

For their recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra, winners of the competition will perform one movement, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition program.

For the recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, winners will perform a separate solo piece length not to exceed 7 minutes.

 

 

  • $1,500 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2013 (Russia Tour)

  • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2013 (Russia Tour).

  • Complimentary master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty.

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall -
    February 16, 2013 at 1pm.


 

Lindsey Jelin Lee, violin, (b. 1998), South Korea (tie)
Teacher’s: Victor Danchenko, Yulee Choi.
Wieniawski Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 14, mvt.1

Boris Borgolotto, violin, (b. 1989), France (tie)
Teacher’s Ami Flammer, Frederic Laroque
Bizet/Waxman Carmen Fantasy

  • $500 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2013 (Russia Tour)

  • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2013 (Russia Tour).

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

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – February 16, 2013 at 1pm


7-13 years of age

Junhao Wang, piano, (b. 2001), UT
Teacher: Dr. Ning Lu
Mozart Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413, mvt.1

Sarah Kim, violin, (b. 1999), MD
Teacher: Dr. Christian Tremblay
Bloch Nigun from Baal Shem Suite

14-18 years of age

Elbert Gong, piano, (b. 1997), NJ
Teacher: Julian Martin
Mozart Concerto No.25 in C major, K. 503, mvt.1

John C. Stricklett, piano, (b. 1996), MD
Teacher: Mikhail Volchok
Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt.1

Connor Kim, cello, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim
Dvorak Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, mvt.1

College students

Theodora Martin, piano, (b. 1993), CA
Teacher: Martha Wasley
Brahms Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83, mvt.1

  • $300 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2012 (Russia Tour)

  • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2013 (Russia Tour).

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

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall –May 4, 2013 at 3:30pm


 

7-14 years of age

Vishnu Srinivas, piano, (b.2002), NY
Teacher: Irena Portenko
Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt.1

John Zhao, piano, (b. 2002), UT
Teacher’s: Dr. Ning Lu, Dr. Jie Lu
Mozart Concerto No. 19 in F major, K.459, mvt.1

14-18 years of age

Shannon Wei, piano, (b.1997), CA
Teacher: Nobuyo Nishizaka
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, mvt.1

Suproteem Sarkar, piano, (b. 1997), PA
Teacher: Joy Miller Kiszely
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvt.1

Kyoko Inagawa, violin, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: LI Lin
Bizet/Sarasate Carmen Fantasy

Julia Cha, piano, (b. 1997), NY
Teacher: Natela Mchedlishvili
Schumann Concerto in A minor Op. 54, mvt.1

Typher Yom, violin, (b.1997), NY
Theacher: Elizabeth Faidley
Mendelsshon Concerto in E minor Op. 64, mvt.1

Vinson Luo, piano, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: Bella Tseng
Beethoven Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19, mvt.1

Travis Chen, cello, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante in E minor Op. 125, mvt.1

Ju Hyun Lee, cello, (b. 1996), MA
Teacher: Allison Eldredge
Dvorak Concerto in B minor Op. 104, mvt.1

Meagan Wu, cello, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: Dmitri Biryukov
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107, mvt.1

Solomon Oak, violin, (b. 1995), NJ
Teacher, Dr. Yu Jeong Lee
Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, mvt.1

College students

Joohyun Lee, violin, (b. 1993), NY
Teacher: Susan Waterbury
Barber Concerto Op. 14, mvt.1

Hao Feng, piano, (b. 1992), TN
Teacher: William Ransom
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1,mvt.3

Giuseppe Gil, piano, (b. 1992), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Liszt “Totentanz” S. 126

Ah Yeon Jung, piano, (b. 1984), MA
Teacher: Gila Goldstein
Beethoven Concerto No.5 in A-flat major, Op. 107, mvt.1

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall during the regular AFAF season – May 4, 2013 at 8:00pm.

  • Recital Fee: $250 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets). Fee Deadline: February 3, 2013.

  • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2013 (Russia Tour).

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

7-13 years of age

Riho Nosaka, violin, (b. 2004), Japan
Teacher: Mineko Yajima
Mozart Concerto No. 3 in G major, mvt.3

Maria Jose Castillo Jacobo, piano, (b. 2003), Costa Rica
Felipe Castillo Jacobo , piano (b. 2003), Costa Rica

Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Mozart Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for two  pianos, K.365/316a,mvt.1

Lim Roxan, cello, (b. 2003), Malaysia
Teacher: Tan Poh Joo
Faure Elegie Op. 24

Yuri Taguchi, piano, (b. 2002), Japan
Teacher: Irena Portenko
Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D major, K.466, mvt.1

Eunha Kim, violin, (b, 2000), CA
Teacher: Byung Kim
Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt.3

Sophia Li, piano, (b. 2000), IL
Teacher: Sueanne Metz
Mozart Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467, mvt.3

Carolyn Wong, violin, (b. 1999), NJ
Teacher: Ann Setzer
Lalo Simphonie Espagnole Op. 21, mvt.1

14-18 years of age

Shandee Teruya, piano, (b. 1998), HI
Teacher: Dr. Thomas Yee
Chopin Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11, mvt.2

Kayla Kim, Cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, mvts.1 & 2

Wendy Zhan, (b. 1998), CT
Teacher: Dr. Qi Liu
Mendelssohn Concerto in G minor, Op. 25, mvt.1

Charissa Leung, violin, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Ron Waibel
Beethoven Concerto In D major, Op. 61, mvt.1

Inbal Hirschmann, piano, (b. 1996), NY
Teacher: Arlene Portney
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, mvt.1

Cathy Zhang, piano, (b. 1996), UT
Teacher: Dr. Ning Lu
Mozart Concerto No. 20 in B minor, K.466

Jeffrey Tan, violin, (b. 1995), MA
Teacher: Vera Rubin
Sibelius Concerto in D minor Op. 47, mvt.3

Preston Jordan Lim, cello, (b. 1995), Canada
Teacher: Joseph Elworthy
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme

College students

William (Will) Sievern, piano, (b.1991), IN
Teacher: John Blacklow
Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, mvt.1

Anthony Cornet, piano, (b. 1989), PA
Teacher: David Allen Wehr
Liszt “Totentanz” S.126

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium during the regular AFAF season – June 1, 2013 at 5:00pm.

  • Recital Fee: $200 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets). Fee Deadline: February 3, 2013.

  • Rehearsal with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2013 (Russia Tour).

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

14-18 years of age

Woojung Jo, voice, (b. 1998), NJ
Teacher: Karen Beardsley
Caccini “Amarilli Mia Bella”

Jamie Har, violin, (B. 1998), CA
Teacher: Davis Law
Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, mvt.1

Jamie Kim, oboe, (b. 1997), NJ
Teacher: Yousun Chung
Haydn Concerto in C major, mvt.1

Alison Jin, piano, (b.1997), OH
Teacher: Ella Karasik
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, mvt.1

Yun-Ta Tsai, cello, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: Vahe Hayrikyan
Haydn Concerto No. 2 in D major, Op. 101, mvt.1

Joana Gonzalez, piano, (b. 1995), FL
Teacher: Ana Rodriguez
Khachaturian Concerto in D-flat major, Op. 38, mvt.1