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 (split) towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2015 (Russia Tour)
    • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – February, 2015
    • Recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2015 (Russia Tour).
    • Complimentary master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty

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Malvyn Lai, piano, (b. 2005), CA Dylan Wu, cello, (b. 2004), NY Ethan Yuen, piano, (b. 2002), CA

Grand Prize Winners

Malvyn Lai, piano, (b. 2005), CA

Teacher: Dr. Irina Bendetsky
Mozart Concerto No. 2020 in D minor, K. 466, mvt. 3

Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in G minor, Op. 13, mvt. 3

Dylan Wu, cello, (b. 2004), NY
Teacher: Minhye Clara Kim
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Ethan Yuen, piano, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Professor Hans Boepple
Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, mvt.1                                                               
Beethoven Sonata No. 21in C major, Op. 53, mvt. 1

 

 

    • $300 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2015 (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 2015 (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 14, 2015.
    • Recital Fee: $250 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets).
 

7-13 years of age

Stella Sanchez Shih, piano, (b. 2001), Costa Rica
Teachers: Irina Kaufman-Brookes, Tamara Sklioutovskaia
Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25, mvt. 1
Tyler Kim, piano, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Inessa Litvin
Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt. 3
Rachel Broweleit, cello, (B. 2001), CA
Teacher: Stephen Harrison
Kol Nidrei Adagio after Hebrew Melodies Max Bruch, Op. 47
Matthew Ho, violin, (b. 2003), TX
Teacher: Jan Mark Sloman
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, nvt. 3
 

14-18 years of age

 
Ines Mariana Guanchez, piano, (b. 1996), Venezuela
Teacher: Alexander Braginsky
Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 in in D-flat major, Op. 10
Jarrett Takaki, piano, (b. 1998), IL
Teacher: Sueanne Metz
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in in C major, Op. 10 , mvt. 1
William Wang, violin, (b. 1999), OH
Teacher: Yoko Moore
Dvorak Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, mvt. 1
Luis Castillo Briceno, piano, (b. 1996), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Lehnhoff Concerto No. 2
Mozart Concerto no. 21 in C major, K. 467
Gwyneth Campbell, voice, (b. 1999), NY
Teacher: Maria Lyudko
1. Mozart-Vado, ma dove? 2. Mozart-Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide)
Carolyn Wong, violin, (b. 1999), NJ
Teacher: Ann Setzer
Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, mvt. 1
Hannah Choi, cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Stephen Harrison
Bloch Schelomo
Arjun Ganguly, viola, (b. 1996), MN
Teacher: Korey Konkol
Walton Concerto mvt. 1
Andrew Hong, piano, (b. 1997), NJ
Teacher: Phillip Kawin
Mendelssohn Capriccio Brillante, Op. 22
Yuan He, piano, (b. 1997). NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya
Liszt Concerto No. 1 In E-flat major , S. 124
 

College students

 
Shin-Young Park, piano, (b. 1987), South Korea
Teacher: Ian Hobson
Ravel Concerto in G major
Martha Wing Hang Chan, flute, (b. 1995), Hong Kong
Teacher: Bonita Boyd
Reinecke Concerto in D major, Op. 283, mvt. 1
Giuseppe Gil, piano, (b. 1992), Colombia
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Camacho Fantasy
Congcong Chai, piano, (b. 1984), Hong Kong/China
Teacher: Jack Winerock
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
    • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2015 (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 2015 (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 14, 2015.
 

Recital Fee: $250 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets).

Fee Deadline: January 27, 2015.

 

7-14 years of age

Ali Fallas Solano, piano, (b. 2006), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Honegger Concertino (1924)
Ryan Gannon, piano, (b. 2002), CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle
Shostakovich Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102, mvt. 1
Ana Laura Sanchez Retana, piano, (b. 2002), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 14, mvt.1
Dominic Pang, piano, (b. 2003), CA
Teacher: William Wellborn
Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt. 3
LeAnn Tai, piano, (b. 2005), CA
Teacher: Esther Yoon
Mozart Concerto No. 8 in C major, K. 246, mvt. 3
 

B. 11-14 years of age

Neeraja Aravindan, piano, (b. 1997), NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya
Beethoven Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 16, mvt. 1
Andrew Chong, cello, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Sarah Hong
Tchaikovsky Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62
Taiga Murooka, violin, (b. 1998), Japan
Teacher: Wei He
Mendelssohn Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, mvt.1
Erin Kim, violin, (b. 1998), CA
Teacher: Davis Law
Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19, mvt. 1
Natalie Lin, cello, (b. 2000), CA
Theacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim
Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1, mvt. 3
Sofia Paez, piano, (b. 1996), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103
Tristan Jong, piano, (b. 1998), OR
Teacher: Dr. Renato Fabbro
Macdowell Concerto in D minor, Op. 23
Vivian Huang, piano, (b. 1999), NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya
Bach Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
 

College students

Gabriel Guido Vindas, piano, (b. 1993), Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1, mvt. 1
    • $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 during the regular AFAF season – February 14, 2015. Recital Fee: $250 (includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets).
      Fee Deadline: January 27, 2015.
    • Concert with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Conductor Pavel Gershtein during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in July 2015 (Russia Tour).
    • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
 

7-14 years of age

Khoshna Ande, piano, (b. 2003), NJ
Techer: Galina Prilutskaya
Mozart Concerto No. 8 in C major, K. 246, mvt. 3
 

14-18 years of age

Justin Chen, violin, (b. 1999), CA
Teacher: Byung Woo Kim
Wieniawski Concerto N. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1
Julia Gao, violin, (b. 1999), NC
Teacher: Fabian Lopez, Shelley Livingston
Saint-Saëns Introduction and rondo capriccioso, Op.28