Vadim Repin International
Masterclass 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 on May 18, 2013.


V. Repin Audition Results!

We are happy to announce that, after careful review of submitted materials and lengthy deliberations, Vadim Repin has selected the following  four contestants to participate in his masterclass. Which will be held on March 9, 2013 from 2PM till 5PM at WMP Concert Hall, 31 East 28th Street, NYC, NY 10016.


Congratulations on having been chosen to take part in this important event, and thank you to all the participants for your beautiful performances and hard work.




  • Aaron-Timothy Chooi, (b. 1993), Canada Teacher Ida Kavafian; Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28; Saint-Saens

  • Hiu Sing Fan, (b. 1996), Hong Kong Teacher; Stephen Clapp; Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, mvt. 1; Prokofiev

  • Lindsey Jelin Lee, (b. 1998), South Korea Teacher’s: Yulee Choi, Aron Rosand; Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 14, mvt.I; Wieniawski

  • Maho Nakanishi, (b. 1993), Japan Teacher Victor Pikayzen; Concerto in D major, Op. 35, mvts. 1, 2; Tchaikovsky



  • Stella Chen, (b. 1992), USA Teacher: Donald Weilerstein; Concerto in D major, Op. 77, mvt. 1; Brahms

  • Nikki Choi, (b. 1989), Canada Teacer: Ida Kavafian; Carmen Fantasie; Bizet/Waxman

  • Jeongmin Lee, (b. 1988), South Korea Teacher: Victor Danchenko; Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13; Faure

  • Asi Matathias, (b. 1987), Israel/France Teacher’s: Pinchas Zukerman/Patinka Kopec; Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18; Strauss


Special Diplomas!

  • Mishelle Stern, (b.2003), USA Teacher: Anya Heifetz

  • Noelle Midori Naito, (b.2002), USA/Japan Teacher: Olga Khroulevitch

  • Kenneth Ryu Naito, (b. 2000), USA/Japan Teacher: Shirley Givens

  • NaYoung Yang, (b. 1996), South Korea Teacher: Ann Setzer

  • Ethan Tsai, (b. 1995), USA Teacher: Li Lin

  • Rachell Wong, (b. 1991), USA Teacher: Brian Lewis

  • Barbora Kolarova, (b. 1988), Czech Republic Teacher: Ani Kavafian

Vadim Repin

Described by Yehudi Menuhin as “simply the best, most perfect violinist I have ever heard,”  Vadim Repin began playing the violin at the age of five and had won the gold medal in all age categories in the Wienawski Competition when he was only eleven years old. In 1987, Mr. Repin became the youngest ever winner of the most prestigious  violin competition in the world, the Reine Elisabeth Concours.

Since then he has worked with many leading conductors and performed with the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and Royal Concertgebouw. He regularly collaborates with Nikolai Lugansky and Itamar Golan in recital; other chamber music partners include Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin and Mischa Maisky. His large CD catalogue includes releases on  Deutsche Grammophon as well as prize-winning recordings of the great Russian violin concerti by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on Warner Classics

In February 2010 he was awarded the Victoire d’Honneur, France’s most prestigious musical award for a lifetime’s dedication to music, and in December 2010 he became Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres.

You can learn more about Mr. Repin at his website or his Deutsche Grammophon artist profile.



Further Information

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