“A heartwarming extravaganza…
[featuring] obviously talented,
budding musicians…”

-Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review

 
 

Dear Colleagues,
All you all might of heard, due to COVID-19 epidemic, Carnegie Hall has cancelled all the venues till Fall 2020. Consequently, AFAF recitals have been cancelled as well.
The participants who showed interest in rescheduling for future dates got the applicable information. AFAF Regular Season Program 2019-2020 Competition results will be announced on May 15, 2020.
AFAF Romantic Music Competition results will be announced on May 25, 2020.

 

Stay healthy and many thanks for your continued partnership during this challenging time,

Yours American Fine Arts Festival

 
 

AFAF Online Stay at Home International Competition 2021

(Fall selection). More…

 
 

AFAF Online Stay at Home International Competition 2020-2021

 

ANGEL WANG, piano, CA, Grand Prix winner
Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14 (1912), 3rd and 4th movements.

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Leila Ditta Hargitai, Hungary, First place winner
Robert Schumann’s Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 22, 1st movement

 
 

News Deadlines 2020 Concerts
AFAF Online Stay at Home International Competition 2021 (Summer selection) results have been announced … more

 

2021 regular season (summer selection) competition results have been announced …more

 

AFAF’s International Music Competition ”Golden Era of Romantic music 2021 (summer selection) results have been announced …more

 

AFAF Online Stay at Home International Competition 2021 (Spring selection) results have been announced … more

 

AFAF Concerto Competition 2021 (Spring selection) results have been announced! …more

 

AFAF Online Stay at Home International Competition 2020 results have been announced … more

 

AFAF’s International Music Competition ”Golden Era of Romantic music 2020″ (fall selection) results have been announced …more

 

AFAF’s “Golden Voices of America International Competition 2020″ results have been announced …more

 

AFAF “Golden Strings of America 2020” results have been announced! …more

 

2020 regular season (winter-spring selection) competition results have been announced …more

 

AFAF’s International Music Competition ”Golden Era of Romantic music 2020″ (spring selection) results have been announced …more

 
 
AFAF’s Online Stay at Home International Competition 2021-February 20, 2021
 
AFAF’s International Concerto Competition 2021 – March 20, 2021
 
AFAF’s 2021 regular season – April 1, 2021
 
AFAF’s International Music Competition ”Golden Era of Romantic music 2021 – May 15, 2021
 
AFAF’s Russian Music Festival 2021 – November 15, 2021
 
AFAF International String competition 2021 – December 15, 2021
 
AFAF’s International Voice Competition 2021 – December 10, 2021

 
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Concerts

 

May 29, 2021 at 1 pm
June 12, 2021 at 1 pm
June 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm
June 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm

 

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Concert

 

Date – TBA

 
 

Vadim Repin International Master Class Scholarship Competition Winners.

 

As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration we were very excited to announce that the world renowned violinist Vadim Repin has graciously agreed to lead a masterclass for AFAF students. At the conclusion of the masterclass Mr. Repin surprised us when he decided to graciously donate his entire honorarium to the scholarship fund and has selected not one, but two of the participants for the V. Repin Masterclass Scholarship! American Fine Arts Festival would like to congratulate Aaron-Timothy Chooi, who will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and Lindsey Jelin Lee, who will receive $2,000 scholarship. Both winners will have the opportunity to perform at the AFAF 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. …more

 

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Congratulations!

  • Aaron-Timothy Chooi, (b. 1993), Canada, Teacher Ida Kavafian;

 

Video: Aaron-Timothy Chooi, ♫ violin, Canada, performing Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28; Saint-Saens

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Congratulations!

  • Lindsey Jelin Lee, (b. 1998), South Korea

    Teacher’s: Yulee Choi, Aron Rosand

 

Video: Lindsey Jelin Lee, ♫ violin, South Korea , performing Wieniawski Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 14, mvt.1

 



Check out this version of Vivaldi’s Winter played by the first ever BBC Classical Introducing Artist, accordionist Iosif Purtis, the student Royal College of Music in London.

 

He is currently a prizewinner of more than 30 International competitions and traveled around the world performing at some of the most prestigious concert venues including Wigmore Hall, The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, George Weston Recital Hall in Toronto. In 2013 he performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at the American Fine Arts Festival.

 

Iosif Purits is one of the best known accordionists of his generation and has recently become the first ever BBC Introducing Classical artist. He has traveled around the world performing at some of the most prestigious concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, George Weston Recital Hall and UNESCO. Supported by ABRSM, Hattori Foundation and the Future of Russia Foundation, Iosif is currently a prizewinner of more than 30 International competitions. After graduating with distinction from the Gnesins Academy of Music he transferred to the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Friedrich Lips and Owen Murray respectively. His extensive repertoire ranges from Russian to Japanese works and from classical to contemporary music. As well as solo-performance he is an enthusiastic collaborator with different multi-instrumental ensembles, chamber and symphonic orchestras.