We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF’s Romantic Music International Competition “Golden Era of Romantic Music”. We would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage those who did not win this year to try again during the next season.
 
      • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – December 14, 2014, time TBA
      • 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 2015
      • Recital fee $250, includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets, $190 for ensemble members. Deadline: November 3, 2014.
      • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2015
       
      A. 6-10 years of age

      Katherine Wang, piano, WY 
      Teacher: Alla Latchininsky

      Malvyn Lai, piano, CA
      Teacher: Dr. Irina Bendetsky

       

      B. 11-14 years of age

      Brendan Bourges-Sevenier, cello, CA
      Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim
      Iris Wu, piano, CA
      Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

      Elena Chen, Cello, CA
      Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim

      Michael Song, cello, CA
      Teacher: Michail Gelfandbein

      Stephen Yang, cello, CA
      Teacher: Ruslan Biryukov
      Joshua Chiang, cello, CA
      Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim
      Amy Jin, piano, CA
      Teacher: Erna Gulubyan
      Elena Chen, cello, CA
      Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim

       

      C. 15-18 years of age

      Ashley Wen, piano, CA
      Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

      Jason Qu, piano, Canada
      Teacher: Alex Lim

      Rachel Won, cello, CA
      Teacher: Kyeong Hwa Kim

      Emily Zheng, flute, CA
      Teacher: Bolin Pan

      Erin Chen, piano, CA
      Teacher: Nataly Gingis

      Sophia Paez, piano, Costa Rica
      Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

      Helen Wu, violin, CA
      Teachers: Li Lin

       

      D. College students

      Maximilian Schairer, piano, Germany
      Teachers: Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy / Ya-Fei Chuang

      • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – December 14, 2014, time TBA
      • 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 2015
      • Recital fee $250, includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets, $190 for ensemble members. Deadline: November 3, 2014
      • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2015
       
      A. 6-10 years of age

      Lilian Cao, piano, CA
      Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

      Joshua Schiller, piano, CA
      Teacher: Erna Gulubyan

       
      B. 11-14 years of age

      Christopher Yang, viola, CA
      Teacher: Michael Tseitlin

      Brian Wang, piano, NY
      Teacher: Alla Bell

      Chloe Wen, piano, CA
      Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

      Noah Kim,piano, CT
      Teacher: Dr. Joanne Polk

      Eunice Lai, piano, CA
      Teacher: Dr. Irina Bendetsky
      Daniela Castillo, piano, Costa Rica
      Teacher: Irina Kaufman-Brookes
      Virginia Villalobos Martinez, piano, Costa Rica
      Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
       
      C. 15-18 years of age
      Sophia Cheng, piano, CA
      Teacher: Joanna Lo

      Jason Lee, violin, CA
      Teacher: Vitaly Leykin

      Serena Wang, piano, CA
      Teacher: Yin Yin Huang

      Ruizhi Zhao, piano, CA
      Teacher: Janey Hu

      Alex Pham, piano, CA
      Teacher: Ana Marie Eckstein

      Jonathan Mo, saxophone, CA
      Teacher: Shay Salhov

 
 

1st place

 

Meredith Cox / Noah Cox, piano duet, NC
Teachers: Tanya Smirnov

Elizabeth Ye / Allison Kao, piano duet, OH
Teacher: Ella Karasik

 

2nd Place

 
Angela  Pham / Austin Pham, piano duet, CA
Teacher: Ana Marie Eckstein
Michele Ripka violin / Dustin Liu, cello / Zoe Vinegar, piano, piano trio, NY
Teacher: Geri Kushner
Teacher: Geri Kushner