2014 Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of our international concerto competition, the AFAF Piano Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition 2014. 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 2014 (Russia Tour)

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – February, 2014 (Details TBA)

  • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2014 (Russia Tour).

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

Grand Prize Winners

Hina Khuong-Huu, violin, (b. 2004), NY (tie)
Teachers: Katherine Gerson, Keiko Tokunaga
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, mvt. 3
Polonaise No. 1 in D major, Op. 4, Wieniawski

Nathan Kim, piano, (b. 2000), OR (tie)
Teacher: Dr, Renato Fabbro
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26, mvt. 1
Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 in A minor, Liszt

Yibiao Wang, flute, (b. 1998), NY (tie)
Teacher: Brad Garner
Khachaturian Concerto in D minor, mvt. 3 (originally violin concerto), arr. Rampal)
“Honami”, Offermans.

  • $300 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2014 (Russia Tour).

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – February 15, 2014 at 1pm and 7pm. Recital Fee: $250 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets). Fee Deadline: January 29, 2014.

  • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2014 (Russia Tour).

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

7-13 years of age

Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin, (b. 2007), NY
Teacher: Katherine Gerson
Mozart Concerto in D major, K. 294a (“Adelaide”), mvt. 1

Leslie Jin, piano, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle
Mozart Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, mvt.1

Lilian Xu, piano, (b. 2003), IL
Teacher: Sueanne Metz
Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488, mvt. 1         

Julia Reiners, piano, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Sachiko Reiners
Mozart Concerto No. 26. In D major, K. 537, mvt.1

Rachel Lin, cello. (B. 2000), CA
Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim
Boccherini Concerto in B-flat major, mvt.

 

14-18 years of age

Samuel Primack, flute, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Carole Romans
Mozart ConcertoNo. 1  in G major,K. 313, mvts. 2, 3

Hyunnew Choi, violin, (b. 1997), MA
Teacher: Miguel Perez Espejo Cardenas
Ravel Tzigane

Sonia Ruiz, flute, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Isabelle Chapuis
Reinecke Concerto in D major, Op. 283, mvt. 1

Gwyneth Campbell, voice, (b. 1999), NY
Teacher: Lorraine Nubar
1. Handel “Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?” 2. Handel “Mio caro bene” 3. Vivaldi “Sposa son disprezzata”

Helen Wu, violin, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Li Lin
Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37, mvt. 1

 John James Ahn, cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Eric Sung
Dvorak Concerto in B minor, Op.104, mvt. 1

Alex, Haroutyun Tiratsuyan, piano, (b. 1998), NY
Teacher: Svetlana Gorokhovich
Chopin Variations “La ci darem la mano”, Op. 2

 Brian Jeong, cello, (b. 1999), CA
Teacher: Kyoung Hwa Kim
Lalo Concerto in D minor, mvt. 1

Derek Chung, piano, (b. 1999), IL
Teacher: Sueanne Metz
Liszt Concerto  No. 1 In E-flat major , S. 124

Kelly Zhang, piano, (b. 1997), PA
Teacher: Joy Miller Kiszely
Rachmaninov  Concerto No.2  in C minor, Op. 18, mvt.1, 2

 

College students

Hye-Bin Song, piano, (b. 1987), NY
Teacher: Natalya Antonova
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Thomas Lee, piano, (b. 1985), WA
Teacher: Craig Sheppard
Brahms Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, mvts. 2, 3

Ryann Aery, violin, (b. 1993), NY
Teacher: Susan Waterbury
Barber Concerto Op. 14

  • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2014 (Russia Tour).

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – February 15, 2014 at 1pm or 7pm. Recital Fee: $250 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets). Fee Deadline: January 29, 2014.

  • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2014 (Russia Tour).

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

 

 

7-14 years of age

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

Laura Navasardian, cello, (b. 2003), NY
Teacher: Vladimir Panteleyev
Golterman Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 65, mvt. 1

Lim Roxan, cello, (b. 2003), Malaysia
Teacher: Joy Tan
Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa/1, mvt. 1

Jimena Rodriguez Salas, piano, (b. 2003), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Mozart Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449, mvt.1

Julia Chin, violin, (b. 2002), NJ
Teacher: Ann Setzer
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, mvt. 1

Cynthia Soto, piano, (b. 2000), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10

Daniel Chen Wang, piano, (b. 2003), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, mvt. 1

 

14-18 years of age

Pamela Beine, piano, (b. 1998), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr, Alexandr Skliotovsky
Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16,  mvt. 1

Audrey Cheng, piano, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: John McCarthy
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1

Matthew Huang, cello, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Shostakovich Concerto No.   in E-flat major, Op.107, mvt. 1

Hae Seung Jung,  violin, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher:  Byung Kim
Saint-Saens Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61, mvt.3

Timothy Oak, cello, (b. 1996), NJ
Teacher: Earl Lee
Dvorak Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, mvt. 3

Angela Lee, voice, (b. 1997), NJ
Teacher: Helen Fousteris
Pergolesi “Nina”

Dzmitry Parechyn, oboe, (b. 1997), Russia
Theacher: Anatolu Lyubimov
Shinohara Obsession

Cindy Yang, piano, (b. 1999), IL
Teacher: Sueanne Metz                                                                                                                       Saint-Saens Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103, mvt. 3

Marius Sander, alto saxophone, (b. 1997), DE
Teacher: Terry Stewart
Glazunov Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 109

Stella Chen, piano, (b. 1998), PA
Teacher: Joy Miller Kiszely
Saint-Saens Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 22, mvt.1

Amanda Mei, piano, (b. 1996), NJ
Teacher: Sandrine Erdely-Sayo
Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, mvt.1

Yun-Ta Tsai, cello, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: Vahe Hayrikyan
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, mvt.1

Raymond So, violin, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher:  Li Lin
Saint-Saens Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61, mvt.3

 

College students

Preston Jordan Lim, cello, (b. 1995), Canada
Teacher: Alberto Parrini
Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa/1, mvt. 1

Giuseppe Gil, piano, (b. 1992), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43

 

  • $100 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2014 (Russia Tour).

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – February 15, 2014 at 7:00pm. Recital Fee: $250 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets). Fee Deadline: January 29, 2014.

  • Rehearsal with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2014 (Russia Tour).

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

7-13 years of age

Ren Yagawara, piano, (b. 2002), PA
Teacher: Elena Jivaeva
Rowley Miniature Concerto, mvts. 1, 2

Ana Laura Sanchez Retana , piano, (b. 2002), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Grieg  Concerto  in A minor), Op. 16 ,mvt.1

Michael Arumainayagam, cello, (b. 2000), MA
Teacher: Susanne Friedrich
Saint-Saens Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, mvt. 1

Felipe Rojas, piano, (b. 2002), Costa Rica
Teacher: Ludmilla Meltzer
Men Andrejevas Miniconcerto in C major

 

14-18 years of age

Edward Oh, cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Eric Sung
Dvorak Concerto in B minor, Op.104, mvt.1

Julia Gao, violin, (b. 1999), NC
Teacher: Hsiao-mei Ku
Vitali Chaconne in G minor

Kayla Kim, cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Sieun Lin
Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op.85, mvt.4

Justin Ma, piano, (b. 1996), FL
Teacher: Vladimir Khokhlov
Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 25, mvt.1

Gwyneth Campbell, piano, (b. 1999), NY
Teacher: Jeffrey Campbell
Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, mvt. 3

 

College students

Misael Israel Sanchez Morillo, piano, (b. 1983), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr.  Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, mvt. 1

 

Amateur Adults

Janos Lakatos, cello, Hungary
Teacher: Orsolya Mod
Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob:Vlla/1, mvt. 3