Concerto Competition 2016 Grand Prize Winners

Serenna Semonsen, violin, (b. 2005), VA Jack Boettcher, cello, (b. 2001), IL Jonathan Lai, double bass, (b. 1997), NY
 
 

Serenna Semonsen, violin, (b. 2005), VA
Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen

 

Jack Boettcher, cello, (b. 2001), IL
Teacher: Hans Jorgen Jensen
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

 

Jonathan Lai, double bass (b. 1997), NY
Teacher: Eugene Levinson
Dittersdorf Concerto No. 1 in E major, mvt. 1

 

7-13 years of age

Sophia Shao, piano, (b. 2008), NY
Teacher: Natela Mchedlishvili
Haydn Concerto No 11 in D major, Hob.XVIII:11

 

Jimena Rodriguez Salas, piano, (b. 2003), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexsandr Sklioutovski
Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, mvt. 1

 

Laura Navasardian, cello, (b. 2003), NY
Teacher: Vladimir Panteleyev
Haydn-Popper Concerto No.5 in C major, Hob.VIIb:5, mvts. 2, 3

 

Angeline Kiang, cello, (b. 2004), CA
Teacher: Amos Yang
Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, mvt. 4

 

Michelle Qiu, piano, (b. 2005), VA
Teacher: Anna Ouspenskaya
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35, mvt. 4

 

14-18 years of age

Vivian Xu, piano, (b. 1999), NJ
Teacher: Ingrid Clarfield
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvt. 3

 

Meghan Leong, cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Barber Concerto in in A minor, Op. 22, mvt. 3

 

Cynthia Soto, piano, (b. 2000), Costa Rica
Teacher: Darya Riabova
Liszt Totentanz Op. 126

 

Julia Angelov, violin, (b. 2001), DC
Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch
Saint-Saëns concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61, mvt. 3

 

Zhongyuan Sheng, oboe, (b. 1998), China
Teacher: Sun Minghong
Rubtsov Concerto, mvt. 1.

 

Hayun Chong, cello, (b.1999), VA
Teacher: James Lee
Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, mvt. 4

 

Ming Liu, oboe, (b. 1998), China
Teacher: Sun Minghong
Mozart Concerto in C major, K. 314, mvt. 1

 

Peter Wang, piano, (b. 1999), MA
Teacher: Natalia Harlap
Saint-Saëns concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, mvt. 1

 

Esther Chae, viola, (b.1999), CA
Teacher: Yen-yin Lee
Martinu Rhapsody-Concerto H.377, mvt. 1

 

Roy Xiong, piano, (b.2000), TX
Teacher: Dr. Catharine Lysinger
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1

 

Sebastian Barrientos Espeleta, piano, (b.1999), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Kapustin Concerto No. 2 , Op. 14, mvt. 1

 

Jaime An, cello, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Jihee Kim
Bloch Bloch Schelomo

 

Tristan Murphy, piano, (b.1998), Australia
Teacher: Victoria Mushkatkol
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1

 

Max Bobby, cello, (b. 2000), NY
Teacher: Richard Aaron
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

 

Taejun Kim, violin, (b. 1999), South Korea
Teacher: Eugenia Poustyreva
Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, mvts. 2, 3.

 

Brandon Lee, piano, (b. 2001), NY
Teacher: Jeffrey Cohen
Grieg concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt. 1

 

Jonathan Lai, double bass, (b. 1997), NY
Teacher: Eugene Levinson
Simandl Concerto in G major, Op. 75
Dittersdorf Concerto No. 1 in E major, mvts. 1, 3

 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Kim, violin, (b. 1998), MA
Teacher: Jin-Kyung Joen
Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1.

 

Max Bobby, cello, (b. 2000), NY
Teachers: Richard Aaron, Sieun Lin
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

 

College students

Qian Yin, violin, (b. 1984), China
Teacher: Stefan Milenkovich
Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, mvt. 3.

 

Chia-Ying Chan, piano, (b. 1984), Taiwan
Teacher: Timothy Ehlen
Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

 

Leslie Dominic Zhi Wei Theseira, piano, (b. 1992), Singapore
Teacher: Daniel Epstein

Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in D major, Op. 58, complete

 

Amateur adults

Shinhye Kim, piano, (b.1989), South Korea
Teacher: Rajung Yang
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1

 

7-14 years of age

Joseph Tao, violin, (b. 2006), MD
Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch
Beriot Scene De Ballet Op. 100

 

Megan Cook, piano, (b. 2004), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Haydn Concerto in G major, Hob.XVIII:4, mvt. 3

 

Yanglan Xu, violin, (b. 2002), VA
Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch
Vivaldi Four Seasons (Winter)

 

14-18 years of age

Ian Kim, cello, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Dvorak Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, mvt. 3

 

Ericka Wu, violin, (b. 1999), CA
Teacher: Theresa Woo
Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, complete

 

Andrew Chong, cello, (b. 1998), CA*
Teacher: Sarah Hong
Tchaikovsky Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62

 

Eunha Kim, violin, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Byung Kim
Saint-Saëns Introduction and rondo capriccioso, Op.28

 

Allison Kao, piano, (b. 1998), OH
Teacher: Ella Karasik
Saint-Saëns concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1

 

Joseph Lee, double bass, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Sue Powell
Dittersdorf Concerto No. 1 in E major, mvt. 1

 

Jaehoon (Kevin) Jung, cello, (b. 1999), South Korea
Teacher: Donna W. Rogers
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, mvt. 1

 

Kevin Su, piano, (b. 2000), MD
Teacher: Marjorie Lee
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1

 

Elise Haukenes, violin, (b. 2000), VA
Teacher: David Salness
Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt. 3

 

Ana Laura Sanchez, piano, (b. 2002), Costa Rica
Teacher: Darya Riabova
Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, mvt.1

 

Allan Zhao, bassoon, (b. 1999), CA
Teacher: Yueh Chou
Mozart Concerto in B-flat , K. 191 major, mvt. 1

 

Daisy Lee, violin, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Pat Burnham
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Op. 25

 

Deborah Kim, violin, (b. 1999), NC
Teacher: Shelley Livingston
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21, mvt. 1.

 

Mariana Saenz, piano, (b. 1999), Costa Rica*
Teacher: Tamara Sklioutovskaia
Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 25, mvt. 1

 

College students

Jordan Daniels, piano, (b. 1992), CA
Teacher: Elvin Rodriguez
Addinsell Warsaw Concerto

 

Xingni Xiao, harp, (b. 1990), China
Teacher: Paula Page
Ginastera Concerto Op. 25, complete

 

Xing Rong, piano, (b. 1987), China
Teacher: Joseph Banowtz
Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major

 

Jose Eleazar Membreno Paredes, piano, (b. 1995), Salvador
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt. 1

 

Cymrie Van Drew, violin, (b. 1997), UT
Teacher: Monte Belknap

Berg Concerto, mvt. 1

 

 

7-13 years of age

Joelle Jeon, piano, (b. 2003), CA
Teacher: Dr. Irina Bendetsky
Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, mvt. 1

 

Anton Ni, piano, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Dr. Yang Snen
Saint-Saëns concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1

 

Felipe Rojas, piano, (b. 2002), Costa Rica
Teacher: Ludmila Meltzer
Haydn Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob. XVIII:11, mvt. 1

 

Annika Hsu, violin, (b. 2002), VA
Teacher: Ricardo Cyncynates
Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, mvts. 2, 3.

 

14-18 years of age

Amy Dunphy, cello, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Lalo Concerto in D minor, mvt. 1

 

Catherine Rex, piano, (b.1999), NY
Teacher: Svetlana Gorokhovich
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1

 

Erica Hwang, violin, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Po Wei Lai
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op.20

 

Hannah Kim, cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, mvt. 1

 

Grace Tu, piano, (b. 1999), IL
Teacher: Sueanne Metz
Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25, mvt. 3

 

Alexander Yu, cello, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher:Jonathan Koh
Saint-Saëns Concerto no 1 in a minor op 33, mvt. 1

 

Jenny Yao, piano, (b. 2000), SC
Teacher: Ran Dank
Schumann Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 54, mvt. 1

 

Erika Vivian Sun Sun, piano, (b.1997), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Mozart Concerto No.17 in G major, K. 453, mvt. 1

 

Virginia Villalobos, piano, (b. 2000), Venezuela
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Mozart Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415, mvt. 1

 

Veronica Merril, violin, (b. 1998), VA
Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch
Monti Chardas

 

College students

Alec Sievern, piano, (b. 1994), IN
Teacher: John Blacklow
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvt. 1