International Competition 2013 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 2013 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.

 

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


Deadline for recital fee: October 29, 2013

 

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – TBA

  • Solo concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2014

  • $1,000 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2014

Paolo Dara, violin, MI
Teacher: Gregory Maytan

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – 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 2014

  • Recital fee $250, includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets.

  • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2014

A. 6-10 years of age

Leslie Jin, piano, CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

Vivian Lu, piano, CA
Teacher: Sheri Wang

Daniel Chen Wang, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

Ryan Gannon, piano, CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

Tu-Anh Nguyen, piano, FL
Teacher: Irena Kofman

B. 11-14 years of age

Sebastian Barrientos Espeleta, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

Hannah Kim, Cello, CA
Teacher: Kyeong Kim

Cynthia Soto, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

Annelise Bui, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Sochun Wong

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

Varvara Soyfer, piano, Russia
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

Lara Hairapetian, piano, CA
Teacher: Ana Maria Eckstein

C. 15-18 years of age

Madeleine Zhu, piano, CA
Teacher: Marilyn Swan

Catherine Kim, cello, CA
Teacher: Jonathan Koh

Alvin Liang, piano, CA
Teacher: Irina Tchetchko

Victoria Gu, piano, CA
Teacher: Kevin Fitz-Gerald

Justin Young, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Namik Sultanov

Pamela Beine, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

Alison Jin, piano, OH
Teachers: Antonio Pompa-Baldi/Ella /Karasik

D. College students

Giuseppe Gil, piano, Colombia
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – 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 2014

  • Recital fee $250, includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets

  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2014

A. 6-10 years of age

Corinne Lam, piano, CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

Mia Soto Barrientos, Costa Rica
Teacher: Valentina Tumanova

B. 11-14 years of age

Stephen Yang, cello, CA
Teacher: Ruslan Birykov

Austin Pham, piano, CA
Teacher: Ana Marie Eckstein

Raymond So, violin, CA
Teacher: Li Lin

Sherry Shi, piano, China
Teacher: Yuliana Berlinskaya

Jason Qu, piano, Canada
Teacher: Alex Lim

C. 15-18 years of age

Jonson Zhang, piano, TX
Teacher: Dr. Clive R. Swansbourne

Kayla Kim, cello, CA
Teacher: Sieun Lin

Yohan Kwon, piano, CT
Teacher: Dr. Ana Maria de Bottazzi

Ruoxi Chen, piano, CA
Teacher: Sheve-Hua Su

Alex Pham, piano, CA
Teacher: Ana Marie Eckstein

Amber Wolf, piano, CT
Teacher: Yoshie Akimoto

D. College students

David Esteban Arroyo Rodriguez, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Gerardo Meza

Ru Xiao Chen, piano, China
Teacher: Rimma Agami

Mario Jimenez, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: M.M. Luis Monge

Maria de los Angeles Quiros Fernandez, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: M.M. Luis Monge

E. Amateur adults

Gabriel Guido Vindas, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Gerardo Meza

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – 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 2014

  • Recital fee $250, includes a Diploma and 5 complimentary tickets

  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2014

A. 6-10 years of age

Antonio Leon, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Valentina Tumanova

Vienna Huang, piano, CA
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

B. 11-14 years of age

Gilbert Tsui, piano, CT
Teacher: Yoshie Akimoto

C. 15-18 years of age

Joshua Chiang, piano, CA
Teacher: Sandra Shen

Timothy Isaac Sayson, piano, Canada
Teacher Alex Lim

Maximillian Bui, piano, CA
Teacher: Dr. Sochun Wong

Rachel Wang, piano, CA
Teacher: Irina Piliposyan

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

D. College students

Misael Sanchez, piano, Nicaragua
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky