GLOBAL ONLINE INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Born in 2013 in Minnesota, Annabelle moved to Salt Lake City, Utah with her parents when she was three months old. From September to December 2018, she took group piano lessons from University of Utah’s School of Music. Since November 2018, she has been taking private piano lessons with Professor Armen Sahakyan of Utah Valley University. As the youngest player, she won a Third Prize at American Mountain West International Piano Competition in 2019.She is passionate about playing the piano. In addition, she also enjoys reading, math and traveling. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Bentley Penn, from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. He is 7 years old. He began learning piano at the age of Five. He always sees his mother playing the piano and he has developed a natural passion for it as well. He has been studying piano with Dr. Hyejin Park since the age of 6. Over the past year, Bentley has won several international piano competitions and performed in venues worldwide. *Little Mozart international piano competition 2020 (USA) -First Place *Estonian National Academy music competition in 2020 (Estonia) -First Prize *Young artist music competition 2020 ( South Korea) - First Place *Glovil national music competition 2020 (South Korea) - First Place *Quebec international music competition 2020 ( Canada) - First Prize *Muse international music competition 2020 ( Greece) - First Prize *Progressive musicians competition 2020 (USA) - Gold Award Winner *Appassionato Youth Music Festival 2020 (Canada) - Gold Award Winner *New Talent Youth Music Competition 2020 ( England) - Gold Award Winner *Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition 2020 (Austria) -First Absolute Prize + Exceptional young Talent special prize *Golden Classical Music Awards 2020 (USA) - First Prize + Exceptional young talent special Prize *Virtuoso International Competition 2020 (South Korea) - First Prize *Odin International Music competition 2020 (Estonia) - First Prize *Grand prize virtuoso international music competition(Germany)- ABSOLUTE PRIZE (100/100) Winner + EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG TALENT Special Prize. *30th Young Musician Competition Città di Barletta (Italy) - Firet prize *American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2020(USA)- First place winner *American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2020( USA)- First Place Winner (Young Musicians Category) *Steinway Virtual Piano Competition - Nationals (USA) - Third place winner, Division 1 *Sinyoung music competition( South Korea) - First place *Oilsands Rotary Music Festival 2019 (Canada) - Platinum award winner *2019 Royal Conservatory Gold Medalist for the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut region
My name is Lum Wei Xuan. I am 6 years old. Currently I am a kindergarten student based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I started playing piano since I was 4 years old. Recently, I have obtained Grade 5 piano in CBE. I am so motivated to participate in piano competitions and have won several awards. I won First prize for V Odin International Piano Competition 2020 as well for Chopin Avenue International Piano Competition 2020. In year 2020, I also awarded 2nd prize for 2* France Music Competition and Silver star in Music and Stars Award. I obtained 3rd prize for The First Online Young Stars International Piano Competition 2020 USA, and invited to perform in a recital in Massachusetts. I won 3rd prize laureate diploma for The International Piano Competition “Clavis Saint Petersburg 2020” Russia I enjoy playing piano especially classical music.
Minka Corine Lim, 6 years old. She started learning piano when she was 4. Recently she won the Gold award in the 2020 WPTA Singapore. She also won numerous award at piano competition, such as Charleston International Music Competition 2020 (1st place, below 10 years old category), La pianista 2020 (1st place, 6 years old category), Victory National open competition 2020 (1st place, 6 years old category), Veranza Indonesia Music Celebration (Titanium Award) and many more
Maddox has been playing the piano since he was 3 years old. He gave his first public concert at the age of 4 and has played concerts regularly ever since. At the age of 5 he took part in an international master class in Israel and played two concerts there, one of them in the Elma Hall. Shortly afterwards he took part in his first competition and won a sponsorship award. In the meantime he has won multiple prizes (1st to 3rd prizes as well as special prizes) at national and international competitions in Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Latvia.
Sarvesh Sriram is an excellent piano player. He started learning piano when he was 6 and continues to learn. With academic and other commitments, he practices about 30- 45 mins every day and enjoys playing fast music. Waltz in A minor is the first slow piece he learned and his piano playing improved since then. His teacher Irena Mitova, encourages him on all aspects and he is happy to learn under her supervision.
Clary Viltan, was born in August 2013, Indonesia. Clary started learning piano at the age of 4. And began her piano lesson under the guidance of Miss Adelheid Yoanita since 2017. She enjoys playing music and drawing. During her journey of study, she has participated in various music festivals and piano competitions. She has received many achievements and won numerous music and piano awards at the national levels. Seeking to improve her musical skills at international levels, she is very eager to take part in this great competition with all pianist around the world.
My name is Pristine Law. I was born in Singapore and have always lived in Singapore. I started learning piano about 2 years ago, when I was 4 years old. I really love music! Asides from piano, I am also learning singing for the musical theatre. My favourite song is "River Lullaby" from "The Prince of Egypt". I have also just recently picked up learning cello. I like the sound cello makes! I also enjoy other things like candies and ice-cream. My favourite country in the world is Japan in winter! And my favourite movie is Frozen!
Vanessa Ludwinia Wattimena, a young multitalented girl was born on September 30, 2014. As a model, she loves to learn piano since she was four. Under the guidance from Ms. Marcella Halim, AMusA, FRSM, she has received several awards and recognitions regarding her participation both in national or international piano competitions and from performance in some general events. She won the 1st Place & the highest score among all participants in Indonesia Youth Piano Festival 2020. She got Summa Cumlaude at La Pianista Piano Competition 2020 and also become the high scorer at family group, open age category. She won the 1st Place at IYMO Piano Festival 2019 and many more. As a young musician, she will always develop her musical expertise not just to be better, but to entertain everyone who listens to her performance. Stay smile and happy.
Shan Liu, 10 years old. Shan started to learn piano close to 7 years old. Shan was a winner of numerous Piano competitions in NZ, China and internationally. Highlights includes Grand Jury Prize of 8th Macao Piano Competition, Winner of 5th Freiburg EU Conservatory of Music Youth Piano Competition, Winner of 2nd Erverad National Youth Piano Competition, 1st Prize of 11th Shanghai International Piano Competition, 1st Prize of 2020 Milan (Italy) Online International Piano Competition, 2nd Place of 2020 American Lancaster International Piano Competition, Finalist of 2020 Cesar Frank International Piano Competition. Shan is also a winner of numerous NZ competitions including 2020 NZ Young Artists Piano Concerto Competition. He was the youngest Finalist of 2020 NZ Junior Piano Competition in NZ history.
Nguyen Huy, the Vietnamese boy was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. He started playing the piano at the age of 5 and officially became a student of Dr. Dao Trong Tuyen - Dean of the Piano Faculty at the VNAM in Hanoi. Under the devoted guidance of the respected Prof., Nguyen Huy’s love of classical music has gradually developed as well as his piano skills. Hailed as a young pianist with bright, energetic piano sound and a virtuoso technique playing, Nguyen Huy has some highlight achievements during the past year as follows: 2019: - First Prize at Grand Prize Virtuoso Int'l music Competition in Austria. - First Prize at China Asean International Piano Competition in China. - First Prize at the 12st Hanoi Piano Festival, Vietnam - Having highest scores in the entrance examination of VNAM 2020: - First Prize at Piano Talents Milano - Third Prize at Int'l Music Competition Paris At present, Nguyen Huy is always an excellent student in piano faculty of VNAM.
Hi, my name is Emmeline. I am 8 years old and I live in Switzerland. I hope you enjoy my piano performance.
Michael Phillipe Andree was born in July 2010 in Indonesia and he has practiced piano since 5 years old. He is currently studying with mrs. Catherine Tanujaya, B.Mus from Sydney Conservatorium of Music and further sharpening his skill with several masterclasses, such as Dr. Chan Wei Tuck (Malaysia), Prof. Massimo Folliero (Italy), Prof. Inge Rosar (Germany), and Vatche Jambazian (Australia). He continues to strive for musical excellence and had been awarded many top ranks in domestic and online competition. His biggest interest now is in romantic era, especially pieces from Frederic Chopin
My name is Robert Seifert. I was born in Germany but am living with my parents in Switzerland now. I am going to the primary school Mösli in Wallisellen. I started to play the piano when I was 6 years old. My current teacher is Miłosz Sroczyński from Zurich. Beside playing piano, I like reading, playing computer games and riding a bike.
Maria begun studying the piano at the age of four and showed in very short time excellent musical qualities. Her love for Bach, Mozart and Beethoven coloured her childhood and drove her into studying music at the Arts Secondary School No. 3 in Bucharest, Romania. She aspires to become an accomplished artist such those whom she admires: Martha Argerich, Clara Haskil, Yuja Wang and her Professor, Mrs. Carmen Enescu.
Jill Annabel Budiono (Age 9), Indonesia Jill Annabel Budiono was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, on June 24, 2011. She started playing piano when she was 4 years old. Under the guidance from Ms. Marcella Halim, AMusA, FRSM, Jill has received several awards and recognitions regarding her participation in piano competitions. She enjoys sharing her loves for music with others and works hard to achieve her dream to become a good pianist. She is very cheerful to take part in this great competition with all pianist around the world.
Jeffren, 8th y/o (2012) is from Surabaya, Indonesia. He began to learn piano at age four. He participated and won numerous national piano competitions. This year, he was grateful to have the opportunity to join and won several International piano competitions mentoring by his teacher Ms. Marcella, SE, MM, AMusA, FRSM. Jeffren always plays piano expressively. He's a cheerful boy and likes sports. He was grateful for all talents he has and commits to improve it everyday. For him, learning piano is more than just music, but it's a lifelong lesson about disciplines, patience, and life skills.
Koki Sawada (12 years old) Born in Japan in 2008, he started playing the piano at the age of 4 and is studying with Reiko Nagai. He has won numerous competitions, including 1st Place in the Tkaczewski International Piano Competition(Poland), 1st Place and Audience Award two times in a row in the Steinway Competition in Japan, 1st Place in the Osaka International Music Competition twice and received the Minister's Award from competitors of all ages. At the age of 11, 1st Place in the PTNA Piano Competition in the category up to the age of 15. 1st Place in the Imola International Piano Academy Audition and won a special award from competitors of all ages, so he was invited to the Brilliant Talent Concert in Italy. His achievement on the piano was highly evaluated, Koki invited to the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented 25th Anniversary Gala Concert held at the Carnegie Hall in New York in 2019.
Emilija lives in Lithuania, she has been studying piano at the Juozas Karosas Music School in Klaipeda for 7 years (teacher expert Vaiva Purlytė). She has given many concerts and participated in many competitions in Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Spain and Turkey, where she won first places and won special prizes.
Pianist KAJA KAŠUBAITĖ (11 y.o.) is a prize winner of numerous international competitions across Europe (France, Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, Serbia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria). At such a young age, Kaja won 4 Grand Prix and 25 first prizes. Since 2018 with her Lithuanian diplomat family, she lives in Kyiv, attending Pechersk International School (PSI) and V.Kosenko School of music (piano teacher Viktoria Diubenko). She performed with 4 symphony orchestras, participated in many international festivals. Kaja is also a winner of 4 Ukrainian Olympics of music theory/solfeggio. Starting 2018 she is cooperating with the Foundation by a former Ukrainian President L.Kuchma. In 2020 she was assigned a scholarship by a Mayor of Kyiv city V.Klychko.
Theo Singh begun his piano journey at the age of seven years old. Since then, he has been taking piano lessons and enjoying piano a lot. He has been participating in many competitions and music festivals. Because of this, he improved a lot in many aspects of piano and won some awards in different countries. Theo lives in Brazil and he has classes with the teacher Mrs. Marisa Rosana Lacorte. He loves music, reading, animals and to play tennis.
Andrew Xiao can converse in English，Mandarin,Spanish fluently, he also won first place of the whole China for English speech. Furthermore does a lot of wildlife protection such as WWF.Although Andrew is not a professional piano player, he still won first place in Steinway and Sons piano competition, Singapore international competition, Liszt Shanghai international competition...
Wang, Xinrui Started piano at age of six and studied under Mr.Jin,Yang.Since 2016, he has participated in competitions at all levels, and won the second prize and the first prize respectively in the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Shanghai International Youth Piano Competitions. He participated in the "Yanzi Cup" piano competition and won the first prize. The renowned pianist Richard Clayderman once had a Tour in Harbin, China, Xinrui had the privilege to perform on the same stage with him. He also won the second prize in the 2020 KAWAI Asian Piano Competition, which is of great significance.
Justyna Maślanka - born on 2 July 2004 in Radom. She learns in Zespół Szkół Muzycznych im. Oskara Kolberga w Radomiu and now she is in 4th class in second stage. She began learning piano at the age of five. Her teacher is prof. Karol Radziwonowicz She performed at many important ceremonies. She is a laureate of numerous national competitions and international festivals. Her most important achievements include, among others Grand Prix on V international Music Festiwal "Samocvity - Online" Lviv, Ukraina, 3rd prize at the 2nd ProPiano Competition or 2nd place at the International Slavic Music Festival in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Music is an important part of heir life.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Jarl Hulbert at William Knabe Piano Institute, Andy has matured in the art of piano performance since he was 5. He enjoys playing Jazz during Central PA Jazz Festival at Messiah College Camp and is always excited attending the Organ and Vocal Institutes at Westminster Conservatory. Over the years, he has won third prize at Knabe Piano Mid-Atlantic Festival and honorable mention at Baltimore International Piano Festival. While his performance during the Piano Week at Peabody Conservatory was cancelled due to Covid, he looks forward to travelling with Peabody Prep Wind Ensemble next year to Scotland.
My name is Vitor dos Santos Francisco and I had my first contact with the piano at the age of five I took classes with my first piano teacher Marcia R. Volp, from then on I never left the piano, always studying more and more, I have regular piano lessons for more than eight years and I have already participated in several MasterClass and two competitions in which I was a finalist, in the first competition I was in 1st place and the second competition was in 2nd place. I currently have regular piano and theory classes at the São Paulo School of Music with teacher Marisa Rosana Lacorte, from whom I have been learning a lot.
Sarah Girges, a homeschooled 16 year old sophomore from Maple Valley, WA began competing at the age of 10. She is currently studying with Barbara Miller. Her accomplishments include: CAPMT Honors district winner CAPMT Honors state 3rd place, Ghiglieri Piano Competition 1st place junior division, Paderewski Youth Piano Competition junior division 2nd place, MTAC junior division Honorable mention, Musicfest Northwest Piano Competition gold medals in all 5 categories entered, Spokane Piano Competition 1st place senior Baroque and 1st place senior ensemble and WSMTA Outstanding Artist 3rd place. She also plays piano duet with her sister, Avah. They have won 2nd place at the MTNA nationals as well as 1st place in the Chicago International Music Competition ensemble category. Sarah also enjoys playing violin in the Maple Valley Youth Symphony, where she is a principal violinist, as well as reading historical fiction, bike riding, hiking and serving in her community and church.
Thalia Winata, was born in October 2005 in Indonesia. Thalia has started her piano lessons at the age of 6, under the guidance of Ms. Adelheid Yoanita since 2012. She also has a regular masterclass with Levi Gunardi, B.Mus, M.Mus since 2017 until now, and participated in NAFA masterclass this 2020 with Ms. Lena Ching. Back in 2013 until this year, she has been participating in various music festivals and competitions and received many achivements, some of them are the winner of Essex International Piano Competition in 2016, receiving Gold Medal in 7th SMTA Singapore, the winner of Opus Nusantara Piano Competition in 2018 and 2019 in numerous categories, receiving multiple awards in Indonesia National Piano Festival, became the top 11 in Kawai International Piano Competition in Thailand 2019, and many more. She also has gotten an oppurtunity to perform in numerous regional and national events in Jakarta, and selected in professional piano recording for some pieces composed by Levi Gunardi. Lately, as the receiver of Platinum award in Levi Piano Festival this 2020, she has scheduled to perform in Praque, Czech Republic for the upcoming year.
My name is Demir Zengin. I live in Denizli Turkey. I have started my music education with drums at the age of 5. After secondary school I have entered the exams for Hakki Derekoylu Fine Arts School, Music Department and started studying music since 2018 and now I am at 3rd grade now. My main instrument is Piano. I also play guitar, drums, baglama (Turkish folk instrument). Besides my school education I am having private piano lessons from Ellada Nadjafova who raised a lot of successful pianists. I am attending international music competitions to improve myself through my education.
Dana Kovler was born in 2005, and lives in the city of Hadera, Israel. Dana started to study music in the age of 5, learns playing piano and singing. Participated in music competitions both in Israel and abroad, won competitions in Hungary and Latvia. Dana was included into the Israel Ministry of Education list of musically gifted children.
Ryan Zhang is 15 years old and he has been playing piano since he was 5. He currently studies at Nelly Berman School of Music with Marianna Prjevalskaya and Olga Mogilevsky, and he previously studied at Meridee Winters School of Music. In the past, Ryan has won the silver prize in the Golden Key music festival and he has won many competitions within Nelly Berman such as the Music Technique Building Studies Competition and the Celebration of the Arts competition. Ryan’s favorite composers include Chopin and Mozart and in his free time he enjoys playing chess.
In the age of 18, Lev Vladimirov - winner and laureate of several international piano competitions in USA, Russia, Austria, Estonia, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey. He is regular participant of festivals and masterclasses by renowned musicians. Lev Vladimirov was born in April 4, 2002 in Odessa, Ukraine. At the age of 7 gave first recital, at 15 debuted in the Odessa National Philharmonic performed 1st Piano Concerto by F. Chopin. Now, continues studying in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
I was born on 10th of July 2002 in Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. I started playing piano at music institute with my teacher (Narin Sdiq) I continued with him for a while, Then I started studying with teacher (Dler Hussein), participated in many festivals in Suleiman city, In 2018 I started studying at the Institute of Fine Arts in Sulaymaniyah, I'm in third grade, Now I am continuing my studies with Teacher (Nasik Hassan), I did my first concert at the age of 12.
Karolina lives in Lithuania, she has been playing the piano for 11 years: she studied at the Juozas Karosas Music School in Klaipeda for 7 years (expert teacher Vaiva Purlytė), and now she continues piano studies at the Stasys Šimkus Conservatory (teacher Zivile Capiene). She has given many concerts and participated in many competitions in Lithuania, Latvia, Spain, Germany, Austria, Russia, where she became a laureate and won special prizes.
I’m Bruno de Lorenzo, a Brazilian pianist and composer. I have been studying piano since I’m 14 years old (I’ve 19 now), always passionate about romantic and modern music. I’m living and studying law school in Rio de Janeiro, but I am every day plus interested in a concert pianist life, because music is my true passion. The most important composers in my formation as an artist are Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Ravel, Stravinsky, Bartók, Shostakovich, Villa-Lobos and Camargo Guarnieri. .
Born in 2001 and began studying piano at the age of five, Siyao Wang is currently enrolled as a second-year student at Soochow University School of Music, majoring in Piano Performance.
Parker Konkle is from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and is studying in the studio of Dr. Christopher Guzman at the Pennsylvania State University School of Music. Parker has been highly active in the Penn State music scene as a keyboardist of the Penn State Glee Club, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, as well as collaborating with many instrumentalists and vocalists. As a competitor, he has won Second Prize in the 2016 Keystone Chamber Music Competition, Finalist in the 2017 Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and First Prize in the 2019 Steinway and Sons Junior Piano Competition. He is a two-time prizewinner in the 2019 and 2020 Annual Penn State School of Music Scholarship Competitions and garnered honorable mention at the 2019 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Pennsylvania State Competition.
21-year-old Tom De Beuckelaer is regarded as the leading young pianist of his generation in Belgium. Tom holds the title of several first prizes: the 21st “International Fryderyck Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth” (Poland); 8th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition (Austria); the 7th Steinway Piano Competition (Belgium); and the 21st International Music Competition “Pietro Argento” (Italy); the 37th Andree Charlier Piano Competition (Belgium). In 2017, he enrolled as a Bachelor’s student in the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Professor Pietro De Maria. Now he continues his studies with Professor Aleksandar Madžar at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.
My name is Denys Zarubaiko. I'm 20 years old. I am studying piano at National Music Academy of Ukraine. Music is my life, and I have been playing the piano since I was 6 years old. My favorite composers are Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
Zhe Qiao，born in 2000. She has learned the piano since childhood and actively participated in various competitions and music festivals. In 2014，She won the first prize In The 18th Hong Kong-Asia piano open competition. In 2019，She won the second prize in New York Artist international competition and was invited to perform at Lincoln center. Currently，she is a junior in Manhattan school of music，study with Dr. Joanne Polk.
Born in 2000 in Chongqing, China, Yongqiu Liu started piano playing at the age of four. After completing her study in Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music and graduated with first place score, she is now a student and full scholarship recipient in New England Conservatory. She has studied with Ting Zhou and Wha Kyung Byun, and is currently studying with Zhe Tang and Alexander Korsantia.
She has won awards and prizes in important competitions including the second prize in Chopin International Youth Piano Competition, USASU Yamaha Senior Competition, and International Jeunessess Music Competition in Belgrade; first prize in Asian Piano Open Competition, New York Music Summer Festival Concerto Competition and Taiwan Maestro Piano Festival Competiton, third prize and special prize with 30000 euros prize money in Malta Piano Competition 2018 as the youngest competitor among 728 competitors, and fourth prize in 9th Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians; she is also the laureate of Minnesota E-Piano Competition 2017.
She has cooperated and performed successfully with Minnesota Orchestra, Serbia National Radio Orchestra, Novosibirsk Orchestra, Armenia Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, New York Festival Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sichuan Conservatory Orchestra, and will perform with Taipei Phiharmonic Orchestra in next music season; she has appeared as a soloist in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Malta and China. She was invited to perform in Rome Music Festival, “Spring of Shanghai”Music Festival series concert, Trentino Music Festival in Italy, Cologne Music Festival in Germany, BIMFA Festival; she was invited to give solo recital in Poland Embassy in Beijing, also played for the Central Leader of China in Shanghai Helvting Concert Hall, with lots of acclaim. Due to her great achievement, she was awarded with Honor of People Scholarship for over ten times, also with Shanghai Literary and Artistic Talent Scholarship, Ende Niu Scholarship, Junyuan Tang Scholarship, Chengxian Fu Scholarship, Shanghai full time ordinary secondary school Scholarship, Dean’s scholarship and many other honors.
She has been participated in masterclasses given by Dmitri Bashkirov, Barry Douglass, Gary Graffman, Robert McDonald, Eleanor Wong and so on.
Studied at the Paris Conservatory and was once invited to a concert in German music festival and be invited by the mayor to perform concert at Galenkirchen Town Hall and Bank Concert Hall Win the first place in the Shanghai division and the gold medal in the 2019 The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition.Win the 4th prize in the group of young professional performers of the 8th Euregio Piano Award.
In 2019, He was admitted to the Royal Northern College of Music with the Ian Scott Award scholarship to study for a master's degree in piano performance. During his postgraduate study, He was taught by Chinese pianist Li Bingbing and British pianist and chamber musician Prof. Frank Wibaut. In 2019, He worked as a piano teacher in St. Bridge Primary School. During his university years, He participated in many competitions and won second prize in The 2017 Melbourne International Youth Music Competition in China, second prize in the 5th KAWAI Asian Piano Competition, and first prize and Gold Medal in Shanghai International Youth Piano Competition.
Praised for her “exquisite playing” by CUNY’s The Brook Center, pianist Ariadne Antipa enjoys a balance of solo recitals, collaboration, and private teaching. She has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Africa, and has performed works by Tchaikovsky, Shostokovich, and Gershwin as concerto soloist. Passionate about performing new works alongside standard repertoire, Ariadne has been called upon to record works by living composers. Most recently she concluded a recording of Miguel Roig-Francoli’s “Six Preludes after Chopin” and her commission of Tyler Kline’s “Nectarine.” She holds degrees from Eastman, University of Michigan, and is completing her doctorate at the University of Cincinnati.
Rafał Błaszczyk graduated with the highest distinction from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the class of renowned Professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Professor Katarzyna Rajs. Now he is a student of second year of doctoral degree in the class of Professor Ewa Pobłocka and Katarzyna Rajs. He is a prize-winner of national and international piano competition.He won Third Prize in the Bydgoszcz Chamber Tournament, First Absolute Prize in the International Piano Competition „Citta di Barletta”, First Prize in the 2 International Piano Competition „Citta di Villafranca vr”, Second Prize in the Antonio Vivaldi International Competition Vienna. He was one of the participants of the XVII International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw He has taken part in masterclasses given by Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Nelson Goerner, Alberto Nose, Ewa Pobłocka, Elżbieta Tarnawska, Mikhail Voskresensky, Janusz Olejniczak, Dmitri Alexeev, Dang Thai Son, Kevin Kenner, Nikolai Demidenko, Paolo Giacometti and Tobias Koch(period instruments).
Dimcho Velichkov was born in a family of musicians on 11.08.1987 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. He started playing the piano when he was six. In 2005 he graduated ”The National High School For Music, Dance and Theatre” Hristina Morfova, Stara Zagora with an excellence. Later that year he became a student at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna in the piano class of professor Franz Zettl. In 2011 he obtained a bachelor degree in the piano class of professor Markus Prause. In 2015 he obtained a master degree. He has participated in various competitions and festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. Some of them are: - Second award and silver medal from the XII international competition “Euterpe” – Corato, Italy (2010); - First and Absolute award on the XIV international competition “Internazionale di Muzica Euterpe” – Corato, Italy (2012); - “Stage of The Young Performer” which was part of the Youth Festival for stage arts – Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (2013); - Youth International Festival “Muses” (2013) – Sozopol, Bulgaria; - “Korean World Music Performing” – South Korea (2014); - “Sofia Music Weeks” – Sofia, Bulgaria (2016); - “Apollonia” - Sozopol, Bulgaria (2016); - “Festival of Arts Boris Hristoff" – Sofia, Bulgaria (2016); - International Festival “Skopje Summer” (2018) – Skopje, Macedonia; - International Festival “Оhrid Summer Festival” (2019) – Ohrid, North Macedonia . He has performed concerts as solist and with orchestra in Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, South Korea, Russian Federation, Slovakia.
Bogyeong Lee is native Korean. Her musical talent soon blossomed when she was admitted to the Incheon Korean Educational Center for Gifted Children. Later on, she pursued studying piano at the Incheon Arts High School and the College of Music of Dankook University. Miss Lee was proud to be admitted, and graduate, as a top fellowship student - receiving magna cum laude from both institutions. She also earned Master of Music Degree, studying with professor Emile Naoumoff, at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University with Graduate Tuition Award and Artistic Excellence Fellowship. Currently, she is pursuing her DMA degree under Dr. Nosikova Ksenia at the University of Iowa School of Music.
Studied at the Moscow State Conservatory of Music
Described as "A very talented pianist" by the world-renowned pianist Gabriel Chodos, Tingting has won the 1st prize in V Odin International Music Online Competition and the 2nd prize in the ProPiano International Competition in 2020. Selected by the world-renowned composers Salvatore Sciarrino and Eric Ewazen, she performed their pieces in public, such as De la nuit (1971) by memory in 2013 and Ewazen Piano Trio (1991) in 2014 with the presence of the composers. Currently, Tingting is pursuing D.M.A degree in piano performance with the world-renowned pianist Kevin Kenner at the University of Miami.
Start leaning piano at 5 for more than 10 years. Went back to piano couple years ago and currently pursuing piano performance certificate at the New England Conservatory and hope to continue to pursue the professional track
Angela Lin graduated with her masters from USC this past May and received her undergraduate degree in piano performance at UCLA. During her time in school, she was involved in the LA community as a teacher through the Music Partnership Program and hired as an accompanist at USC. As an honor student, she was nominated to join Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Angela’s mentors include George Katz, Walter Ponce, David Kaplan, Craig Richey, Antoinette Perry and Stewart Gordon, with master classes from Mykola Suk, Baruch Meir, Soyeon Kate Lee, Peter Miyamoto, Jerome Rose, Gilbert Kalish and Ken Long.
Aiko Fujiyama was born in Yamaguchi, Japan, and received her piano education at the age of 3. She received her bachelor's degree from the Kobe College under the tutelage of Prof. Yukari Sassa. She was selected to perform in several concerts based on her grades in college. She also received a scholarship from the college to attend the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum, took classes with Prof. Dominique Merle, and performed in select Academy concerts. She gave a solo recital in Osaka in 2020, and she has won many competitions in Japan.
Joonhyun Yoo was born in Seoul in 1994. There he attended Seoul Arts High School and began studying at the Manhattan School of Music New York. Since October 2019 he has been studying at the HfMDK Frankfurt with Prof. Eike Wernhard. He has won first prizes in Music Stars and awards and several competitions.
Praised as “a musician of integrity and depth” (New York Concert Review), pianist Jui-Sheng Li has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across Asia, Europe and North America. Jui-Sheng has been awarded top prizes and honours in numerous competitions, including the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Steinway & Son Young Artist Competition (U.S.A.), the Vancouver International Music Competition (Canada), and the International Piano Island Competition (Singapore) among others. Currently, Jui-Sheng is pursuing a Doctor of Music degree at McGill University's Schulich School of Music under the guidance of Professors Kyoko Hashimoto and Roe-Min Kok.
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