2013 Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of our general competition and festival dedicated to all Russian music, to include composers from the Soviet Era, the AFAF Russian Season 2013. We would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage those who did not win this year to try again during the next season.

Performance Repertoire

For their recital winners of the competition will perform one piece, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition repertoire by a notable Russian/Soviet composer for solo instrument, voice or chamber ensemble. For their recital winners will perform a separate piece length of which should not exceed 7 minutes.

Deadline for recital fee: October 29, 2013

Please make checks payable to AFAF, P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733. Application and recital fees are non-refundable.

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

 
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – November 2, 2013

  • 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

Allison Jiang, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

Peter Goh, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

Annie Wei, piano, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

Joshua Lee Lee, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

Jimena Rodriguez Salas, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky

Luna Chen, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova


B. 11-14 years of age

Brandon Getter, piano, CA
Teacher: Minako Horimura

Norman Chu, piano, CA
Teacher: Chun Yi Wang

Peter Lee, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

Gwyneth Campbell, voice, NY*
Teacher: Lorraine Nubar


C. 15-18 years of age

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

Weiyu Zhao, piano, CA
Teacher: Esmirada Roushanova

Yuan He, piano, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

Maximilian Chang, piano, CA*
Teacher: Amy Huang

Eeric Liu, piano, CA
Teacher: Sujeeve Hapugalle


D. college students

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

 

* S. Rachmaninov music category

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – November 2, 2013

  • 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

Steven Xie, piano, MA
Teacher: margarita Kotlyarova

Brian Le, piano, CA
Teacher: Jennifer Fung

Karen Nie, piano, MA
Techer: Margarita Kotlyarova

Stephanie Yu, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

B. 11-14 years of age

Alison Luan, piano, CA
Teacher: Li Wang

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

Karen Tong, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

Mila Freeman, piano, CA
Teacher: Lilit Babayan

Varvara Soyfer, piano, Russia
Teacher: Alexandr Sklioutovsky

Eric Liu. piano, CA*
Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle

Vahan Vorperian, piano, CA
Teacher: Lanzo Luconi

C. 15-18 years of age

Luis Castillo Briceno, piano, Costa Rica
Teachers: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky / Tamara Sklioutovskaia / Irina Kaufman-Brookes

George Qiao, piano, CA
Teacher: Lilit Babayan

Kejia Wang, piano, NY*
Teacher: Alla Bell

Luis Castillo Briceno, piano, Costa Rica*
Teachers: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky / Tamara Sklioutovskaia / Irina Kaufman-Brookes

Neeraja Aravindan, piano, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

Xuelong Mu, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

 

* S. Rachmaninov music category

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie 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

Paula Rueda Mora, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Valentina Tumanova

Annie Lee-Hasset, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

Victoria Petrov, voice, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

Maria Paz Rodriguez, piano, Costa Rica
Teacher: Valentina Tumanova

Veronica Li, piano, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

Sydney Jiang, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

B. 11-14 years of age

Khoshna Ande, piano, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

Soraya Zwahlen, piano, Switzerland
Teachers: Irirna Kaufman-Brookes / Tamara Sklioutovskaia

Alan Zhang, piano, MA
Teacher: Margarita Kotlyarova

Elizabeth Wu, piano, CA
Teacher: Lilit Bababyan

Lawrence Lin, piano, CA
Teacher: Li Wang

Amanda Lin, piano, CA
Teacher: Wey-San Yue

Lynn Tung, piano, CA
Teacher: Ariel Tzu-I Yang

Claire Lin, piano, CA
Teacher: Li Wang

C. 15-18 years of age

Yutong Yang, clarinet, MA
Teacher: Georgiy Kasumov

Joshua Chiang, piano, CA*
Teacher: Sandra Shen

 

Ensemble category

Vivian Huang, piano / Shivani Shukla, violin / Hae-In Seong, cello, piano trio, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

Sherry Shi / Christine Ramirez, piano duet, NY
Teachers: Yuliana Berlinskaya / Alla Bell

Audrey Yang, flute, NJ / Stephanie Ding, piano, NJ
Teachers: Joseph Lu / Galina Prilutskaya

Neeraja Aravindan, piano / Kunal Rath, violin / Lillian Chen, Cello, piano trio, NJ
Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya

 

* S. Rachmaninov music category