We’re happy to announce this year’s winners of the AFAF Concerto competition 2021 (Spring selection).

We would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage those who did not win this year to try again during the next season.

 

Awards

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in the season 2022-2023. Concert dates will be announced later.
  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • 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 May 1, 2021.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December 2021 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 / Moscow Central Music School faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg.) in December 2021.
  • The exact dates of the tour to Russia will be announced soon.
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    7-13 years of age

    Christian Esteban, piano, (b. 2007), IL
    Teacher: Sueanne Metz
    Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, mvt. 3

     

    Nolan Woo, cello, (b. 2007), CA
    Teacher: Kyeong hwa Kim
    Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C major, mvt. 1

     
     

    14-18 years of age

    Henry Tushman, piano, (b. 2006), MA
    Teacher: Sandra Hebert
    Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, mvt. 1

     

    Alissa Chen, piano, (b. 2005), NY
    Teacher: Dr. Tian Song
    Chopin Concerto in E minor, Op. 11, mvt. 1

     

    Daniel Lu, piano, (b. 2005), NJ
    Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya
    Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1

     

    Cara Burgess, piano, (b. 2004), CA
    Teacher: David Burgess
    Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, mvt. 1
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in the season 2022-2023. Concert dates will be announced later.
  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • 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 May 1, 2021.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December 2021 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 / Moscow Central Music School faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $100 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg.) in December 2021.
  • The exact dates of the tour to Russia will be announced soon.
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    14-18 years of age

    Susan Hong, piano, (b. 2005), WA
    Teacher: Renato Fabbro
    Chopin Concerto in E minor, Op. 11, mvt. 1

     

    Katherine Yang, piano, (b. 2004), GA
    Teacher: Alexander Wasserman
    Chopin Concerto in E minor, Op. 11, mvt. 1

     

    Aniket Mahajan, Alto Saxophone, (b. 2004), CA
    Teacher: Shay Salhov
    Glazunov Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 109

     

    Juno Kim, clarinet, (b. 2004), CA
    Teacher: Hye Min Yun
    Mozart Concerto in A major, K 622, mvt. 3

     

    Athina Chen, violin, (b. 2004), CA
    Teacher: Davis Law
    Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mvt. 3

     

    Kayla Lang, violin, (b. 2004), MA
    Teacher: Fudeko Takahashi Cohler
    Sibelius Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, mvt. 1
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in the season 2022-2023. Concert dates will be announced later.
  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • 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 May 1, 2021.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December 2021 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 / Moscow Central Music School faculty (for an additional fee).
  • The exact dates of the tour to Russia will be announced soon.
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    7-13 years of age

    Anastasia Catanus, (b. 2011), CA
    Teacher: Laszio Mezo
    Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C major, mvt. 1

     
     

    14-18 years of age

    Jeffrey Han, piano, (b. 2005), NJ
    Teacher: Galina Prilutskaya
    Mendelssohn Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40, mvt. 1