2012 Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of our international concerto competition, the AFAF Piano Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition 2012. We would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage those who did not win this year to try again during the next season.

 

 

Maho Nakanishi, violin, (b. 1993), Japan
Teacher: Victor A. Pikayzen
Bizet/Waxman Carmen Fantasy

 

7-13 years of age

Zlatomir Fung, Cello, (b. 1999), MA
Teacher: Emmanuel Feldman
Saint-Saens Concerto No. 1 in A minor, mvt. I

Jeremy Tai, Cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, mvt. IV

14-18 years of age

Melody Hsu, Piano, (b. 1997), NY
Teacher: Svetlana Gorokhovich
Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, mvt. I

Minku Lee, Cello, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Schumann Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 129, mvt I

Eunice Kim, Cello, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Walton Concerto

Brieuc Vourch, Violin, (b. 1995), NY
Teacher: Lewis Kaplan
Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt. 3

Jungwook Choo, Cello, (b. 1995), VA
Teacher: James Lee
Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, mvt I & II

Ethan Tsai, Violin, (b.1995), CA
Teacher Li Lin
Paganini Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6

Jim Lu, Piano, (b. 1995), UT
Teacher: Irene Peery-Fox
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvt. I

College students

Yuting Zhou, Piano, (b. 1992), PA
Teacher: Kenneth Burky
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26, mvt. I

Jennifer Lee, Violin, (b. 1989), IL
Teacher: Ilya Kaler
Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, mvt. I

Andrea Casarrubios, Cello, (b. 1988), CA
Teacher: Ralph Kirshbaum
Haydn Concerto in C major

Amateur adults

Yue Zhang, Piano, (b. 1983), China
Teacher: Taihang Du
Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major Op. 73

Nobuo Katsube, Voice, (b. 1983), Japan
Teacher: Chiho Mitaylor
Mozart “Dalla sua pace” from Don Giovanni

 

7-14 years of age

Lynn Gong, Piano, (b.2001), Costa Rica
Teacher: Alexandr Sklioutovski
Mozart Rondo Concerto K. 382

Michelle Koh, Cello, (b. 1999), CA
Teacher: Sarah Koo
Elagar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, mvt. I

Olin Wei, Flute, (b. 1998), PA
Teacher: Ilya Ovrutsky
Godard Waltz

Victoria Tu, Violin, (b. 1998), IL
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, mvt. I

14-18 years of age

Nathan Ko, Violin, (b.1996), MA
Teacher: Magdalena Richter
Barber Concerto Op. 14, mvt. I

Derek Cheung, Piano, (b. 1996), NY
Teacher: Irina Portenko
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1, mvt I & II

Gloria Liou, Violin, (b. 1996), CA
Teacher: LI Lin
Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, mvt. I

Leland Ko, Cello, (b. 1996), MA
Teacher: Ronald Lowry
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Danli Liang, Piano, (b.1995), Ca
Theacher: Tao Chang
Saint-Saens Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 22, mvt. I

Stella Tu, Piano, (b. 1994), IL
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. I

Paul von Autenried, Piano, (b. 1993), NJ
Teacher: Chiu-Tze Lin
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. I

College students

Yeyoung Yoon, Violin, (b. 1991), NY
Teacher: Patinka Kopec
Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37

Joanne Wong, Violin, (b. 1991), Singapore
Teacher: Anton Miller
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26,mvt. I & II

Dorotea Racz, Cello, (b. 1989), MD
Teacher: Amit Peled
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107, mvt. I

Seohyun Hong, Cello, (b. 1987), NY
Teacher: Fred Sherry
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107, mvt. 1

Lucy Chang, Piano, (b. 1986), TX
Teacher: Robert Roux
Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, mvt. I

Inge Buniardi, Piano, (b. 1986), Indonesia
Teacher: Steven Spooner
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

 

7-13 years of age

Joseph Min, Piano, (b. 2000), NY
Teacher: Natela Mchedlishvili
Kabalevsky Concerto No. 3 in D major, Op. 50

Michelle Stern, Violin, (b. 2003), NY
Teacher: Anna Heifetz
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole in D minor, Op. 21, mvt. I

Sean Lim, Violin, (b. 1999), VA
Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Sebastian Barrientos Espeleta, Piano, (b. 1999), Costa Rica
Teacher:Tamara Sklioutovskaia
Bach Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052, mvt. I

14-18 years of age

Samuel Primack, Flute, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Carol Romans
Mozart Concerto In G major, (K. 313), mvt. I

Irene Jeong, Cello, (b. 1997), CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh
Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, mvt. I & II

Dennis Woo, Violin, (b. 1996), NJ
Teacher:Cheung-Chih Kevin Tsai
Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt.III

Hayato Nakanishi, Violin, (b. 1995), Japan
Teacher: Jamie Ramirez
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, mvt. I

 

14-18 years of age

Joosung Lee, Violin, (b. 1997), NJ
Teacher: Ji Young Yoo
Haydn concerto No. 2 in G major, (Hob. Villa-4), mvt. I

College students

Mauricio Fernadez Picado, Piano, (b. 1987), Costa Rica
Teacher: Alexandr Skliutovsky
Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11, mvt. I