We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF’s Concerto competition 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.

 

  • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter”
    Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg) in December 2017.

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during December 2017 to perform in Moscow with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra. Winners will also participate in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and St. Petersburg Concert Hall (TBA) during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival in December 2017

  • 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 – December 10, 2017 at 11:30am, 3:30 and 7:30pm or May 26, 2018 at 1pm

  • 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.

 

7-13 years of age

 

Kaito Ohsumi (b. 2003) / Yuki Ohsumi (b. 2006) violin duet, Japan
Teacher:Keita Fukushima
Navarra Op. 33, Sarasate

 

Minh Chau Tran, piano, (b. 2004), Vietnam
Teacher: Prof. Tran Bach Thu Ha
Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, mvt. 1

 

14-18 years of age

 

Perren-Luc Thiessen, piano, (b. 2003), TX
Teachers: Dr. Mary Humm / Dr. Tamas Ungar
Beethoven Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19, mvt.1

 

Ethan Yuen, piano, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Prof. Hans Boepple
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 23

 

Ngan Ha Truong Thi, piano, (b. 2002), Vietnam
Teacher: Prof. Tran Thu Ha
Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, mvt. 1

 

Ana Laura Sanchez, piano, (b. 2002), Costa Rica
Teacher: Daria Riabova
Mendelssohn Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40

 

Grace Huh, violin, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Elbert Tsai
Ravel Tzigane

 

Samantha Kao, violin, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Bill Barbini
Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31, mvt. 1

 

Yannie Tan, piano, (b. 2001), GA
Teachers: Alexander Kobrin / Tatiana Mazunova
Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op.16, mvt. 1

 

Julia Angelov, violin, (b. 2001), USA / Japan
Teacher. Olga Khroulevitch
Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, mvt. 1

 

Cynthia Soto, piano, (b.2000), Costa Rica
Teacher: Daria Riabova
Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major

 

College students

 

Suvida Neramit-Aram, piano, (b. 1988), Thailand
Teacher: Gregory Allen
Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, mvt. 1

 

Fee deadline: November 10, 2017

  • $100 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter”
    Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg) in December 2017.

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during December 2017 to perform in Moscow with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra. Winners will also participate in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and St. Petersburg Concert Hall (TBA) during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival in December 2017

  • 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 – December 10, 2017 at 11:30am, 3:30 and 7:30pm or May 26, 2018 at 1pm

  • 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.

 

7-13 years of age

 

Jacqueline Zhang, piano, (b. 2005), MA
Teachers: Dorothy Shi / Max Levinson
Chopin Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 11, mvt. 1

 

Emily-Jane Luo, piano, (b. 2005), Canada
Teachers: Eduardus Halim / Diyi Tang
Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, mvt. 2

 

Michelle Skylar, voice, (b. 2005), Latvia / USA
Teacher: Marika Rauscher
Le Violette, Scarlatti / Bel Piacere, Handel

 

Amber Love Kwan, piano, (b. 2008), USA
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Mozart Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, mvt. 1

 

14-18 years of age

 

Alyssa Huang, piano, (b. 2003), CA
Teacher: Dr. Heeseung Lee
Mozart Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, mvt. 3

 

Jonathan Ma, piano, (b. 2003), UT
Teacher: Ning Lu
Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt. 1

 

Constance Horng, violin, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Chen Zhao
Wieniawski concerto No. 2 in D minor, op. 22, mvt. 1

 

Amy Jin, violin, (b. 2000), CA
Teacher: Kwok-Ping Koo
Barber Concerto op. 14, mvt. 1

 

College students

 

Pamela Beine, piano, (bn. 1998), Spain
Teacher: Stanislav Pochekin
Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op.16

 

Katherine Bode, piano, (b. 1997), VA
Teacher: Dr. Lishan Hung
Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, mvt. 1

 

Hsin-Jou Lee, piano, (b. 1994), Taiwan
Teacher: Christopher Harding
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26, mvt. 1

 

Yunhee Kim, piano, (b. 1989), South Korea
Teacher: Ian Hobson
Brahms Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

 

Alejandro Valverde, guitar, (b. 1983), Costa Rica
Teachers: Jorge Luis Zamora, Pablo Ortiz Monestel, Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky
Villa-Lobos Concerto

 

Fee deadline: November 10, 2017

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during December 2017 to perform in Moscow with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra. Winners will also participate in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and St. Petersburg Concert Hall (TBA) during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival in December 2017

  • 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 – December 10, 2017 at 11:30am, 3:30 and 7:30pm or May 26, 2018 at 1pm

  • 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

 

14-18 years of age

 

Joshua Facello, violin, (b. 2002)
Teacher: Dr. Fabian Lopez
Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt. 1

 

Adam Hsu, violin, (b. 2001), MD
Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch
Zigeunweisen Op. 20, Sarasa

 

College students

 

Hokyong Choi, piano, (b. 1987), South Korea
Teacher: Boaz Sharon
Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op.54

 

Amateur adults

 

Ji-Yoon Lee, piano, (b. 1987), CA
Teacher: Kevin Fitz-Gerald
Liszt Concerto No. 2 in A major

 

Fee deadline: November 10, 2017