We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF’s International Music Competition ”Golden Era of Romantic music 2018″.

 

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 February 1 2019
The recital fee is non-refundable.
Detailed information about the winners’ concert will be emailed to the winners after February 5, 2019.

 

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    • May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    • June 8, 2019, at 7:30 PM
    • June 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    • June 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    • June 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM

  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2019.

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December 2019 to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  • Participation in a special concerts at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.

  • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Music Program in Europe 2019.

 

A. 6-10 years of age

Bridget Tran, piano, NY
Teacher: Dr. Tian Song

 

Daniel Strebulaev, piano, CA
Teachers: Erna Gulabyan / Ludmila Kurtova

 

Fiona Huang, cello, CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh

 

B. 11-14 years of age

Katherine Wong, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Judy Huang

 

Henry Yao, piano, CA
Teacher: Shen-Ling Chuang

 

Lily Yang, piano, CA
Teacher: Erna Gulabyan

 

David Xiong, piano, MA
Teacher: Donald Kmiec

 

Sein Yun, violin, South Korea
Teacher: Yuki Mori

 

Michelle Skylar, voice, United Kingdom
Teacher: Marika Rausher

 

Emily Zhang, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

C. 15-18 years of age

William Liu, piano, CA
Teacher: Lilit Babayan

 

Sybella Yang, piano, China
Teacher: Beibei Lin

 

Caleb Shin, piano, CA
Teacher: Erna Gulabyan

 

Dorkhan Chang, piano, PA
Teacher: Joy M. Kiszely

 

Peter Lee, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

Samuel Wang, cello, CA
Teacher: James Lin

 

Yuan Hong, piano, China
Teacher:Xiao-Ling Anderson

 

Julia Pepper, piano, NY
Teacher: Dr. Tian Song

 

Shelley Choi, violin, USA/South Korea
Teacher: prof. Yookyung Min

 

Tiffanie Huang, piano, CA
Teacher: Lena Grozman

 

D. College students

Valeria Delgado, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexander Sklioutovski

 

Tsai -Yun Kuo, piano, Taiwan
Teacher: Deborah Moriarty

 

Ahra Oh, piano, South Korea
Teacher: Gila Goldstein

 

Hsiao-Lian Huang, Taiwan
Teacher: Suren Bagratuni

 

Yu Wang, violin, China
Teacher: Prof. Dmitri Berlinsky

 

C. Amateur adults

Ahra Oh, piano, South Korea
Teacher: Gila Goldstein

 

Tammy (Yu-Tung) Lin, CA
Teacher: Daniel Epstein

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    • May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    • June 8, 2019, at 7:30 PM
    • June 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    • June 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    • June 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM

  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2019.

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December 2019 to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  • Participation in a special concerts at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.

  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Music Program in Europe 2019

 

A. 6-10 years of age

James Lacey, cello, CA
Teacher: Vardan Gasparyan

 

Serena Wu, piano, OH
Teacher: Xiao-Ling Anderson

 

Iris Xiong, piano, PA
Teacher: Alexandra Ovrutsky

 

Elizabeth Strebulayev, piano, CA
Teacher: Ludmila Kurtova

 

B. 11-14 years of age

Aaron Kim, violin, CA
Teacher: Jin-Hee Kate Kim

 

Joshua Lee, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

Cadence Rice, piano, NJ
Teacher: Tara Hofmeister-Sheng

 

Jessica Zeng, piano, FL
Teacher: Lucy Chen

 

C. 15-18 years of age

William Chang, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Robert Schwartz

 

Russell Yang, piano, CA
Teacher: Era Lifschitz

 

Sahana Giri, piano, IL
Teacher: Jihyun Lee

 

Albert Zhu, piano, OH
Teacher: Xiao-Ling Anderson

 

Kalden Harp, piano, NY
Teacher: Arlene Portney

 

Annie Ping, flute, CA
Teacher: Xuemei Zou

 

Gabrielle Kang, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Irina Bendetsky

 

Daniel Tan, piano, CA
Teacher: Ludmila Kurtova

 

Sigourney Acharya, piano, IL
Teacher: Sueanne Metz

 

Jacqueline Yang, cello, CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh

 

Emily Kang, cello, CA
Teacher: Ruslan Biryukov

 

Sam Li, piano, OH
Teacher: Ella Karasik

 

D. College students

Ahyoung Cho, piano, South Korea
Teacher: Panayis Lyras

 

Aliya Turetayeva, piano, Kazakhstan/Germany
Teacher: Prof. Pavel Gililov.

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    • May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    • June 8, 2019, at 7:30 PM
    • June 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    • June 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    • June 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM

  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2019.

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December 2019 to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  • Participation in a special concerts at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.

  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Music Program in Europe 2019

 

C. 15-18 years of age

Warren Xu, piano, CA
Teacher: Liza Yasnogorodsky

 

Daniel Yoon, cello, CA
Teacher: Kyeong H. Kim

 

Jeremy Ding, oboe, CA
Teacher: Diane Wyant

 

Ada Lin, piano, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

 

Ryan Chou, violin. VA
Teacher: Ko Sugiyama

 

Seyon Kim, violin, CA
Teacher: Pat Burnham