We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of AFAF’s Concerto competition 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.

 

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.

 

Recital dates:

 

May 26, 2018 at 1pm (Limited placements)
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

 

Please send checks or money orders to:

 

AFAF
P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733

The Deadline is March 15, 2018

The recital fee is non-refundable.

 

Detailed information about the winners’ concert will be emailed to the winners after March 20, 2018.

 
  • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Summer” Festival (Kostroma or Kaluga) in June- July 2018.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during June-July 2018 to perform in Kaluga with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra or in Kostroma with Kostroma Symphony Orchestra.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
  • 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.
 

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

 

Claire Rong, piano, (b. 2008), IL

Teacher: Sueanne Metz

Haydn Concerto in D major, mvt. 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

 

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

 
 

College students

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

  • $100 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Summer” Festival (Kostroma or Kaluga) in June- July 2018.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during June-July 2018 to perform in Kaluga with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra or in Kostroma with Kostroma Symphony Orchestra.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
  • 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.
 

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

 

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: Kyeong Hwa Kim

Lalo Concerto in D minor, mvt. 1

 

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

  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during June-July 2018 to perform in Kaluga with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra or in Kostroma with Kostroma Symphony Orchestra.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
  • 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.
 

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