Awards

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM, May 25, 2019 at 1 PM, June 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM, June 15, 2019 at7:30 PM, June 30, 2019 at 8 PM.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow with the renowned Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Participation in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and a special concert in Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg.) in December 2018.
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    7-13 years of age

    Ali Fallas Solano, piano, (b. 2006), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Ludmila Meltzer
    Mozart Concerto No. 17, in G major, K. 453, mvt.1

     

    William Zhu, piano, (b. 2004), IL
    Teacher: Sueanne Metz
    Mendelssohn Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 25

     

    Emily Wu, piano, (b. 2006), PA
    Teacher: Joy M. Kiszely
    Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, mvt.1

     

    Srijani Bhattacharya, cello, (b. 2005), CA
    Teacher: John Walz
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

     

    Michelle Qiu, piano, (b. 2005), VA
    Teacher: Anna Ouspenskaya
    Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1, mvt. 1

     

    Daniela Mejia Loria, piano, (b. 2008), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutvski
    Mozart The Rondo in A major, K. 386

     

    Claire Rong, piano, (b. 2008), IL
    Teacher: Sueanne Metz
    Haydn Concerto in D major, mvt. 3

     

    Hayden Ren, cello, (b. 2008), MA
    Teacher: Allison Eldredge
    Tchaikovsky on a Rococo Theme Op. 33 (variations 1, 2, 3, 7)

     

    Jacqueline Zhang, piano, (b. 2005), MA
    Teachers: Dorothy Shi, Max Levinson, Alexander Korsantia
    Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvts 1, 3.

     
     

    14-18 years of age

     

    Ethan Resnik, piano, (b. 2002), NY
    Teacher: Arlene Portney
    Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, mvt. 3

     

    Sophia Horng, violin, (b. 2003), CA
    Teacher: Chen Zhao
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61, mvt. 1

     

    Shelley Choi, violin, (b. 2001), South Korea/USA
    Teacher: Prof. Yookyung Min
    Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, mvt. 1

     

    Nicholas Boettcher, double bass, (b. 2003), IL
    Teacher: Andy Anderson
    Koussevitzky Concerto Op. 3, mvt. 1

     

    Joey Zhu, piano, (b. 2001), CA
    Teacher: Jed Galant
    Schumann Cooncerto in A minor, Op. 54, mvt. 1

     

    Jessica Jang, flute, (b. 2001), CA
    Teacher: Teresa Orozco
    Mozart Concerto in D major, K. 314, mvt. 1

     

    Phan Thien Bach Anh, piano, (b. 2002), Vietnam
    Teacher: Tran Thu Ha
    Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

     

    Gemma Tung, cello, (b. 2001), MA
    Teacher: Dr. Chungsun Kim
    Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

     

    Julian Stuart-Burns, piano, (b. 2000), USA/Netherlands
    Teacher: Sayaka Tanikawa
    Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1, mvt. 1

     

    Daniel Ziyang Chen Wang, piano, (b. 2003), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Daria Ryabov
    Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, complete

     
     

    College students

     

    Patrick Daniel Brandl Suarez, piano, (b. 1996), Costa Rica / Germany
    Teachers: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski. Ludmila Meltzer
    Beethoven Concertos No. 1 in C major Op. 15, mvt. 3 & No.3 in C minor, Op. 37, mvt. 1

     

    Ciara Hager, violin, (b. 1998), Canada
    Teacher: Federico Agostini
    Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major, Op. 35, mvt. 1.

     

    Tianci Gu, piano, (b. 1997), CA
    Teacher: Manami Kawamura
    Prokofiev Concerto No. 3, Op. 26, in C major, mvt. 3

     

    Hawijch Elders, violin, (b. 1998), Netherlands
    Teacher: Ilya Grubert
    Dvorak Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 complete

     

    Sofya Menshikova, piano, (b. 2000), Russia
    Teacher: Mira Marchenko
    Rachmaninov Concherto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, mvt. 1
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM, May 25, 2019 at 1 PM, June 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM, June 15, 2019 at7:30 PM, June 30, 2019 at 8 PM.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow with the renowned Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Participation in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and a special concert in Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $100 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg.) in December 2018.
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    7-13 years of age

    Howard Dai, piano, (b. 2004), IL
    Teacher: Sueanne Metz
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1

     

    Daniel Meone Leiton, piano, (b. 2011), Costa Rica
    Teachers: Ludmila Melzer
    Andrejevas mini Concert

     

    Gabriel Paz, piano, (b. 2008), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
    Mozart Concerto No. 8 in C major, K. 246, mvt. 1

     

    Izel Eluney Gomez-Calderon, piano, (b. 2012), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Ludmila Meltzer
    Berkovich Concerto No. 2 in C major, Complete

     
     

    14-18 years of age

    Timothy Liang, piano, (b. 2003), UT
    Teachers: Ning Lu / Jie Lu
    Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, mvt. 3

     

    Jacqueline Yang, cello, (b. 2001), CA
    Teachers: Jonathan Koh, Natachia Li
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

     

    Andrew Lin, cello, (b. 2001), CA
    Teacher: Jonathan Koh
    Dvorak Concerto in B minor Op. 104, mvt. 1

     

    Alex Yu, cello, (b. 2000), CA
    Teachers: Jonathan Koh, Natachia Li
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

     

    Leon Liu, piano, (b. 2002), CA
    Teacher: Li Wang
    Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt. 1

     

    Gyuhwan Choi, viola, (b. 2001), MA
    Teacher: Hye Min Choi
    Hoffmeister Concerto in D major, mvt. 1

     

    Jasmine Liew, piano, (b. 2003)
    Teacher: Dr. Grace Long
    Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, mvt.1

     
     

    College students

    Supatcha Rattanathumawat, piano, (b. 1991), Thailand
    Teacher: Dr. Spencer Myer
    Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin

     

    Joaquin Lopez, piano, (b. 1995), Costa Rica
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
    Shostakovich Concerto No. 2 in F major, mvt. 1

     

    Daniel Uribe Llanos, piano, (b. 1991), Colombia
    Teacher: Dr, Alexandr Sklioutovski
    Brahms Concerto No 1 in D minor, Complete

     

    Fernando Melendez, piano, (b. 1992), Salvador
    Teacher: Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
    Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488, mvt.1

     
     

    Amateur adults

    Xinchen (Johanna) Ye, piano, (b. 1992), China
    Teacher: Matt Wang
    Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, mvt.1
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM, May 25, 2019 at 1 PM, June 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM, June 15, 2019 at7:30 PM, June 30, 2019 at 8 PM.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow with the renowned Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Participation in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and a special concert in Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
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    7-13 years of age

    Quach Hoang Nhi, piano, (b. 2004), Vietnam
    Teacher: Tran Thu Ha
    Kabalevsky Concerto No. 3, in D major, Op. 50, mvt.1

     

    Charlotte Lew, piano, (b. 2005), CA
    Teacher: Elena Makarova
    Rollin Concerto Romantique

     

    Jennifer Lew, violin, (b. 2004), CA
    Teacher: Lilia Kochetova
    Mozart Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 216, mvt. 1

     
     

    14-18 years of age

    Emily Kang, cello, (b. 2003), CA
    Teacher: Ruslan Birykov
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

     

    Jennifer Lin, violin, (b. 2000), TX
    Teacher: Mary Song
    Lalo Simphonie Espagnole Op. 21, mvt. 1

     

    Clara Haslop, piano, (b. 2002), CA
    Teacher: Dmitry Rachmanov
    Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt. 1

     

    Angela Ryu, violin, (b. 2001), CA
    Teacher: Byungwoo Kim
    Zigeunerweisen, Op.20, Sarasate

     

    Michaela Yanan Guo, piano, (b. 2002), NJ
    Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya
    Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Allegretto vivace and Allegro marziake animato

     
     

    College students

    Nora Asteria Ramli, piano, (b. 1992), Indonesia
    Teacher: Dr. Scott McBride Smith
    Saint-Saëns concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, Complete

 

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 November 15, 2018

 

The recital fee is non-refundable.