International Competition 2012 Winners

The Romantic era, a period in the history of Western music lasted from about 1830 to 1910, was the golden age of the virtuoso, and Robert Schumann (1820-1856) was both, the most representative composer of the Romantic tradition, as well as one of the era’s finest pianists. The 2012 Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition the AFAF is a celebration of the music of Robert Schumann as well as the music of other composers of the Romantic era.

 

We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF’s Golden Era Of Romantic Music International Competition. We would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage those who did not win this year to try again during the next season. The Grand Prize was not awarded this year.

 

  • 1st Place Winners–Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, November 10, 2012, at 1pm

  • 2nd Place Winners–Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – Date TBA

  • 3rd Place Winners–Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – Date TBA (Recital fee $250, includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets). Fee Deadline: December 15, 2012

  • Honorable Mention–the Bruno Walter Auditorium – Date TBA


People

A. 6-10 years of age
B. 11-14 years of age
C. 15-18 years of age
D. college students
E. amateur adults

 

A. 6-10 years of age

Eleanor Lee, piano, AL
Teacher: Dr. Hye Sook Jung

Roger Xia, piano, CA
Dr. Natsuki Fukasawa

Julia Reiners, piano, CA
Teacher: Sachiko Reiners

Ryan Chi, piano, CA*
Teacher: Erna Gulabyan

B. 11-14 years of age

William Wang, piano, CT
Teacher: Yoshie Akimoto

Lauren Park, piano, CA
Teacher: Jenny Shin

Evgeni Petrichev, piano, Germany
Teacher: Olga Neuberger-Rakowsky

Shandee Teruya, piano, HI
Teacher: Dr. Thomas Yee

Cherie Lin, piano, CA
Teacher: Heidi Hau

Jenna Venturi, voice, NJ
Teacher: Kristine Biller Matlson

Kristy Leung, piano, CA
Teacher: Erna Gulabyan

Yurika Yamada, piano, Japan
Teacher: Nagisa Ariza

Melody Hsu, piano, CA
Teacher: Erna Gulabyan

Lynn Gong, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

Kyoko Kohno, paino, Japan
Teacher: Nagisa Ariza

Mike Bao, piano, CA*
Teacher: Jenny Shin

Annelise Bui, piano, CA*
Teacher: Dr. Susan Boettger

Cynthia Soto, piano, Costa Rica*
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

C. 15-18 years of age

Serina Chang, piano, NY
Teacher: Elena Belli

Emily Jung, piano, MA
Teacher: Tatyana Dudochkin

Lucas McCabe, piano, NJ
Teacher: Alan Wasserman

Daniel Alexander Eras Saborio, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

D. college students

Liana Paniyeva, piano, Ukraine
Teacher: Phillip Kawin

Alexandra Birch, viola, AZ
Teacher: Hong-Mei Xiao

Carolina Andrea Ramirez Morales, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

Anthony Cornet, piano, PA
Teacher: David Allen Wehr

Valeria Delgado, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Alexandr Sklioutovski

Christian Kazmierski, viola, MD
Teacher:Stephen Wyrczynski

E. amateur adults

Hyun Kim, violin, South Korea
Teacher: Rayla Keyes

Eduardo Montero Mata, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

Jung Lim Kim, piano, chamer music

A. 6-10 years of age

Justin Li, piano, NJ
Teacher: Natasha Agilina

B. 11-14 years of age

Ethan Chi, piano, CA
Teacher: Erna Gulabyan

Sebastian Barrientos Espeleta, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Tamara Sklioutovskaia

Stella Sanchez Shih, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

C. 15-18 years of age

Sarah Goodman, piano, MA
Teacher: Clara Slater

Ryo Kono, piano, NY
Teacher: Martin Canin

Natalie Cernius, piano, CA
Teacher: Ana Maria Eckstein

Irene Jeong, cello, CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh

Meagan Wu, cello, CA
Teacher: Ruslan Biryukov

Jae Yeon Choi, cello, South Korea
Teacher: K. Kim

D. college students

Hector Estuardo Hernandez Villatoro, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

Giuseppe Gil, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

E. amateur adults

Irene Alfaro, Piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

A. 6-10 years of age

Risa Ando, violin, Japan
Teacher: Keyta Fukushima

Daniel Chen Wong, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

Meagan Cook, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Ludmila Melzer

Ana Laura Sanchez Retana, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

B. 11-14 years of age

Kevin Bao, piano, CA
Teacher: Jenny Shin

Leyla Kabuli, piano, CA
Teacher: John McCarthy

Maximilian Bui, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Susan Boettger

Ethan Richman, piano, NY
Teacher: Susanne Son

C. 15-18 years of age

David Wang, piano, OH
Teacher; Ella Karasik

Irene Lin, piano, GA
Teacher: Anne Sun

Preston Jordan Lim, cello, Canada
Teacher: Joseph Elworthy

D. college students

Luis Esteban Herrera Waltson, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

Dominique Benard, piano, Argentina
Teacher: Ana Stampalia

E. amateur adults

Mauricio Fernandez Picado, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski

A. 6-10 years of age

Anthony Tan, piano, CA
Teacher: Miranda Wu

Rachel Dharmapalan, piano, CA
Teacher: James Carmichael

Elayne Chen, piano, MA
Teacher: Houry Schmeizl

Katherine Wong, piano, CA
Teacher: Janelle Tag

Allyson Lu, piano, MA
Teacher: Houry Schmeizl

B. 11-14 years of age

Jack Li, piano, Ca
Teacher: Dr. Sam Shun-Lin Chou

Hyun Kim, violin, South Korea