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 March 20, 2018

 

The recital fee is non-refundable.

 

Detailed information about the winners’ concert will be emailed to the winners after April 5, 2018

 
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    • June 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (Limited placements)
    • June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm (Limited placements)
    • June 23, 2018 at 1pm (Limited placements)
    • June 24, 2018 at 1pm (Limited placements)
    • September 22, 2018 at 1pm
    • October 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
    • October 21, 2018 at7:30pm
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  • 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 2018.
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  • 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.
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  • $500 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018 (Germany-Austria-Italy tour).
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    A. 6-10 years of age

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

     

    Fiona Huang, cello, CA
    Teacher: Jonathan Koh

     

    B. 11-14 years of age

    Emily Zhang, piano, MA
    Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

     

    C. 15-18 years of age

    William Liu, piano, CA
    Teacher: Lilit Babayan

     

    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

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall –
    • June 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (Limited placements)
    • June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm (Limited placements)
    • June 23, 2018 at 1pm (Limited placements)
    • June 24, 2018 at 1pm (Limited placements)
    • September 22, 2018 at 1pm
    • October 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
    • October 21, 2018 at7:30pm
  •  
  • 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 2018.
  •  
  • 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.
  •  
  • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018 (Germany-Austria-Italy tour).
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    A. 6-10 years of age

    James Lacey, cello, CA
    Teacher: Vardan Gasparyan

     

    B. 11-14 years of age

    Jessica Zeng, piano, FL
    Teacher: Lucy Chen

     

    C. 15-18 years of age

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

     

    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 –
    • June 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (Limited placements)
    • June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm (Limited placements)
    • June 23, 2018 at 1pm (Limited placements)
    • June 24, 2018 at 1pm (Limited placements)
    • September 22, 2018 at 1pm
    • October 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
    • October 21, 2018 at7:30pm
  •  
  • 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 2018.
  •  
  • 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.
  •  
  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018 (Germany-Austria-Italy tour).
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    C. 15-18 years of age

    Warren Xu, piano, CA
    Teacher: Liza Yasnogorodsky

     

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

     

    Ada Lin, piano, NJ
    Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

     

    Seyon Kim, violin, CA
    Teacher: Pat Burnham

 

Repertoire & Eligibility

Auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles. Participants of the Romantic Music Competition may perform one or several pieces or songs by any of the Romantic era composers (click here for a helpful list of Romantic composers). A single movement of a sonata, suite or concerto is also acceptable. If you have questions about the audition/performance repertoire, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The length of the audition/performance program should not exceed 7 minutes for A, B, C age categories, and 10 minutes for D, E age categories. The winners of the Romantic Music Competition will perform one piece, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition repertoire.


People

Auditions are open to musicians and vocalists of all nationalities and are divided into the following age categories:
A. 6-10 years of age
B. 11-14 years of age
C. 15-18 years of age
D. college students
E. amateur adults

 

In addition, all winners will receive commemorative certificates. Please note that multiple winners may be chosen in each age group. Other special prizes may be awarded based on judges’ recommendations.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a DVD or VHS of their audition performance, along with a completed Application Form and a non-refundable application fee
• The recording must be clearly labeled on the outside with your name.
• The length of the audition program should not exceed 7/10 minutes.
• The recording must be free of background noise and distortion.
• Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition tapes/DVDs will not be reviewed or returned.

 

Application Fees

For the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition
the application fee is $200.

Ensemble member fee is $100

Checks or money orders should be made payable to:
Art & Music Unlimited
P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733
Application and recital fees are non-refundable.

 

Deadline

Applications and audition DVDs/VHSs must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018. Audition results will be announced on our website in March 10 , 2018. Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition tapes/DVDs will not be reviewed or returned.

 

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More Information

Please note that due to the volume of calls, we can only respond to teacher inquiries. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes to competition rules.

 

Mailing Address

Please send all written inquiries, audition videos (DVD) and applications to: AFAF, P.O. Box 106, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

 

Further Information

For more information, please email us. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes.