GLOBAL ONLINE INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Maddox Marsollek (born December 2013) began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After ten months of lessons he made his debut at a summer concert in the Altlandsberg Castle Church and has so far played more than 25 concerts. Since January 2019 he has been tutored by the concert pianist and Echo Prize winner Elisaveta Blumina. In August 2019 with five years Maddox was invited to an international master class in Israel as the youngest up-and-coming musician, where he also played two concerts, one of them in the Elma Hall. At the same time he started taking composition lessons. In 2020 and 2021 he won a total of 12 international prizes (always first to third prizes) and special prizes in Germany, Poland, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Switzerland and the USA, some in age groups up to 12 years. In May 2021 he will give a concert in the Berlin State Opera. One of his compositions (an arrangement for voice, violin and piano) will be premiered there.
My name is Lum Wei Xuan. I am 7years old. Currently I am based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I started playing piano since I was 4 years old. I am so motivated to participate in piano competitions and have won several awards. For year 2021, I have won a gold prize in 5th Brilliant Talent Discovery Award. I won First prize for V Odin International Piano Competition 2020 as well for Chopin Avenue International Piano Competition 2020, First prize in King’s Peak International Music Competition 2020, also a gold award in Canadian International Music Competition 2020. In year 2020, I also awarded 2nd prize for 2* France Music Competition and Silver star in Music and Stars Award. 3rd prize for The First Online Young Stars International Piano Competition 2020 USA, and invited to perform in a recital in Massachusetts. 3rd prize laureate diploma for The International Piano Competition “Clavis Saint Petersburg 2020” Russia I enjoy playing piano especially classical music.
Born in Columbus Ohio, William Zhang is 6 years old. He started learning piano with Mrs. Li Wang at 4 years of age. William loved to play with the piano when he was a baby, before he knew the keys and notes. He reads fast and focuses well. He has been making progress under the high expectations of Mrs. Wang. William is a sweet son, a responsible brother and a hard-working student. Besides playing piano, William also enjoys singing, hiking and learning languages.
My name is Luca Liu. I was born in Germany in 2014 and have been living in Germany since then. I started playing piano at 4 years old. Under the guidance from pianist Tatiana Orlova, I have participated in lots of concerts and won the 2nd prize of the 2019 Edelweiss International Piano Competition in Vienna. Music makes me happy and I find myself enjoy the stage very much. I'm very glad to be able to participate in this great competition with all children pianists around the world.
Matthew Kenzo Alexander, was born on July 4, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. Kenzo started learning piano when he was 3,5 years old under the guidance of Mrs Emanuela Felicia Sulianto (Felice Music Bali). He also has a reguler masterclass with Mrs Grace Wibowo, LRSM .Kenzo has received several awards and recognitions regarding his participation in piano competitions. He is very excited to take part in this great competition with all pianist around the world.
Ally Napapat Niltawach was born in 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. She started learning piano at the age of 3. Under guidance from the Piano Academy of Bangkok and Ms.Kwanchanok Pongpairoj, She has received awards from both domestic and international piano competitions. With her strong passion towards piano, she dreams to be a great pianist in the future. Apart from piano, she loves reading books, travelling and art.
I love music. I love my family. I started playing piano since I was 4. I have been taking group piano lessons and private lessons. I gave my first solo recital in February this year. I am passionate about playing piano, violin and xylophone. In addition, I also enjoy reading, painting, math and traveling.
Hi, my name is Audrey Heaven Liadinata. I was born in Bali, Indonesia on February 2016. Music is the thing I love the most! I love to sing since I was little. I love listening to happy song and dance along. When I was 4 years old, I started my piano lesson under the guidance of Miss Emanuela Felicia Sulianto (Felice Music Bali). Since then, I started to join some piano competitions at the national levels. In my free time, I also enjoys drawing and watching movies. My favorite series is Bingo, they are so funny!
Daniel Genkin is 7 years old and he lives in New York. He especially loves music of Bach and Tchaikovsky. Besides piano, Daniel likes history, science, and computer games.
Klėja Kašubaitė is a winner of 6 Grand Prix and near 30 1st prizes at the international music competitions in the whole world - from her native Lithuania through almost all European countries to Moscow, Russia, and from USA to Indonesia... Performed with 3 symphony orchestras, participated in many international festivals. For high artistic achievements she is awarded a name of “Lithuanian Maximalist” and Maxima scholarship two years in turn, as well as a scholarship by a Mayor of Kyiv city V.Klychko and Letter of Honor by Ukrainian President L.Kuchma.
My name is Jackson White. I live in the United States of America, and I have been playing piano since I was 5 years old. I also love mountain biking and skiing. I am 8 now. My teacher is Pamela Vera, and I hope you enjoy my performance.
Little pianist Prapti Rajguru has started her musical journey at the age of 4 when she was enrolled for Piano classes. During the same time, she somewhere listened to Beethoven's Fur Elise and started dreaming of performing it live on stage. 4 years have passed since then, Prapti has not only performed her favourite composition live on different stages but also has cleared 7 grades of piano studies with Distinction in all the 7 grades under the piano curriculum of London College of Music. Currently she is one of the youngest students in her music institute who is preparing for grade 8 piano exams. Prapti also won the first prize in the category A national competition of Fujairah International Piano Competition 2020. She has also won 2nd prize in piano recital in VI Odin International Online Music Competition.
Phillip Owen Gunadi was born in Surabaya, Indonesia in 2010. He began his piano studies at the age of 4. His deep interest in music became apparent the moment he touched the black and white keys. Over the following years he had been prize winners at numerous piano competitions locally and internationally. Most notables are Platinum Award and Scholarship recipient at the 7th Singapore Music Teacher Association Performer’s Festival 2018, 2nd Prize winner at the 20th Hongkong Asia Piano Open Competition 2018, 2nd Prize winner at Singapore Online Popular Piano Competition 2020 and 3rd prize winner of Ananda Sukarlan Award 2018. Through his exuberant musical spirit, he loves to convey his feelings and tells stories to his audiences whenever he plays the piano. He has also attended masterclasses conducted by Steven Spooner, Ivan Yanakov, Niccolo Ronchi, Nigel Clayton, Sam Haywood, Yung Jen Chen, Ananda Sukarlan, Iswargia Sudarno and Myrna Setiawan. Besides playing the piano, he likes to make creative online videos and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen.
He was born in 2012. He began learning piano at the age of Six. Over the past year, he had a chance to participate in international piano competitions and had won several award. "First Prize and Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize" winner in international Music Competition "Salzburg and Amsterdam" Grand Prize Virtuoso 2019. - "First Prize" Bangkok International Piano Competition 2020. - "Second Prize winner" The 8th Hong Kong International Youth Performing Arts Festival 2020. - "Brilliant Awards" The 5th Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards International Music Competition 2021. - "Bronze Awards" The Canada International Piano Competition 2021.
Howl Maciuca is 8 years old. He started studying piano with Dr.Jenny Chai at age 7. He then achieved two First Prizes at Golden Classical Music Awards and Elite International Music Competition and was invited to the 2021 Winner’s Concert at Carnegie Hall. He also won the First Prize from Charleston International Music Competition for European Music in 2020. He enjoys listening to all kinds of classical music, and his favorite piano composers are Mozart, Chopin, and Bach. Besides piano, Howl enjoys reading, solving Rubik’s cube, and programming. He hopes to integrate music, literature, and games into his life.
Michael Phillipe Andree was born in July 2010 in Indonesia. He is currently studying with Mrs. Catherine Tanujaya, B.Mus from Sydney Conservatorium of Music and several masterclasses, such as Dr. Chan Wei Tuck, Prof. Massimo Folliero, Prof. Inge Rosar, and Vatche Jambazian. His latest achievements are: 1st winner in International PianoArt Piano Competition by Slakva Ukraine, 2nd Winner in King's Peak International Music Competition, 2nd Winner in Gloria Artist International Piano Competition Vienna, 1st Winner in 6th Odin International Music Competition Sweden, 2nd Winner and Best Classical Award in 5th Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards Singapore, and 3rd Winner of 2021 American Music Talent Competition.
Sadie Sahara Soegieyanto lives in Indonesia. She is 9 years old. She started piano since 3,5 years old. Her interest of playing piano grows after joining recitals and winning competitions. Her recent achievements include 2nd place in Indonesia Piano Competition, 2nd place in Indonesia Music Celebration, Summa Cumlaude in La Pianista Competition, and many others. Not only music, she also enjoys food, drawing, and dancing. She wants to be an artist one day in the future!
Hi, my name is Sofía. I am 9 years old. I am from San Sebastián, Spain. I started to play piano at school like a game when I was 6. In October 2019 I started 1º elemental grade of conservatory of music playing Violoncello. In March 2020 I started class of piano with Leonel Morales Alonso. In September 2020 I entered in “Alfonso X El Sabio” Musical High Performance Center with Leonel Morales Alonso. In 2020 I am presented to 4 contest obtaining 5 awards. First Prize in “Maria Herrero International Competition” (Spain), and special award for musicality. First Prize in “Magia colindelor George Enescu international online Competition” (Romania), First Prize in “all colours of art International online festival”, Italy. Third Prize in “Santa Cecilia Competition” (Spain) In 2021, First Prize in “Rocky Mountain Winter Classical Music Festival” (Canada). First Prize in “Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Musicisti "Citta di Massa" (Italy). First Prize in “Winter Music Star International Competition” (Romania). Second Prize in “Propiano International Competition” (Spain). Third Prize in “Odin International Music Competition”
My name is Maria Karvatska. I am 10 years old, I was born in Ukraine in the city of Lviv, and I live here. I study at Sykhivsky Lyceum in the 5th grade. We also study at Lviv Music Arts School № 5 in the percussion instrument class. My teacher Stepan Kuchmister teaches me to play drums and xylophone very well and professionally. I like doing sports as well. I go to the sports section of the martial art of aikido and I also dream of fencing. I also like reading books of different genres . I have a younger sister, her name is Khrystyna. She studies flute at a music school. I thank my parents Taras and Natalia for their support and help in learning.
At age of 6, Ceicilia started learning piano with Prof. Yoon Sen Lee and at the age of 7 she has performed in Carnegie Hall. She finished the Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College London with Distinction at the age of 12. Over the last few years, Ceicilia has won several local and International competitions, including 1st place at Grand Prize Virtuoso in Vienna and in Paris with an ‘Absolute Score’. At her performance at Metallener Saal, Musikverein in Vienna, she was also awarded with the Best Beethoven Award, 1st place at Golden Classical Music Award, USA , 1st place at the GOCAA International Piano Competition and won the Best Talent and Contract Junior Award and was invited to perform with The Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra. At the age of 9, she won 1st place at American Protege, USA , 1st place at TIPNOC International Piano Competition, Romania. Recently, she won 1st place at 2020 Open Solo Western Australian International Piano Competition.
Claire Wang started learning piano when she was 5 and joined the Yehudi Menuhin School when she was 7 as youngest piano pupil in school history, studying with Professor Ruth Nye MBE. Since then she has won many international competitions in Germany, USA, Austria, Italy etc. Claire has performed in many online concerts for the public during the 2020 Covid19 lockdown, including, whole set Chopin Scherzo Op 20 No.1-4. She also joined Grange Park Opera online concert “Romeo and Juliet ----Prokofiev” and the BBC “Babar the Elephant” broadcast recording. Claire has taken many master classes in Europe and USA.
Student at Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music. Winner of various international competitions, including: International Competition for Young Pianists in Riga (Grand-prix); FLAME Competition in Paris (1st prize); Grand Prize Virtuoso in Salzburg, Vienna and London (1st prize, special prize “Exceptional Young Talent”); Competition “Armonia” of Armenian Assembly (Special award from Classical Young Stars Vienna); International piano competition “Royal-2021” (Grand-prix). First debut recital was performed in the “Great Amber” Hall in Latvia in 2018. The pianist has performed in concert halls like Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Radio France Musique, Concert Hall of Hermitage in Amsterdam, Mozarteum, Musikverein, and others.
Alisa-Mariia Vorokh (11 y.o.) was born on January 13, 2010 in Ukraine. She lives in Odesa, Ukraine. A student of Odesa Specialized Music School Named after Professor P. Stolyarsky. Piano teacher - Iryna Didushok. Laureate (1 place, piano) of International competitions in Odesa such as: "The Constellation of the Sea"; V International Competition "Music Unites Us"; I International online festival-competition "The Constellation - 20 VS Covid-19". Alisa-Mariia played in Odesa Regional Philharmony solo and with the Odesa Regional Chamber Orchestra (conductor Volodymyr Dykyj); in Odesa Roerich House; also she played the organ in St. Paul's Lutheran Cathedral (Odesa).
Anna Harper is 13 year old. She was born in San Diego, California and now lives in Minsk, Belarus. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 3-1/2 and violin lessons at the age of 6. Currently, Anna is studying in the Belarus Music College majoring in two instruments. She greatly enjoys the vast repertoire she is able to play on piano and violin. Anna has performed extensively in Belarus and throughout Europe and the United States. She is a winner of numerous local and international competitions. Besides music, Anna speaks six languages and loves her horseback riding lessons.
Matthew Atticus Tan, from Singapore, has been learning the violin and the piano since 5 years old. Matthew enjoys composing music and in particular, loves playing contemporary music. Since 2019, he has taken part in various international and local music competitions, winning awards. During his free time, Matthew can be often found playing chess with his father, and swimming laps at the pool with his sister. .
Reina Hewes lives in Los Angeles and attends Harvard-Westlake School. She began piano lessons at the age of five and currently studies with Dr. Deborah H. How. During the summers, she lives and attends school in Japan.
Reina has been a winner at many international, state and local piano competitions. As a winner of the Elite International Music Competition, Reina had the honor of performing at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2019 and 2020.
Reina participates in the RCM Certificate Program and the MTAC Evaluations for both piano and flute. She also plays tennis and is an avid skier. .
Abigail (12) a seventh grader at Academy of Laurel Springs School. She started piano study since four years old and has won many national and international competitions including the Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, Golden Classic Music Awards, Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition, MTAC Music Solo and Concerto Competition. She's the finalist for 2019 Kauffman International Music Competition, Southern California Youth Bach Festival, William Knabe International Piano Competition and recently won American Music Talent Competition. She has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall twice at age 10 and 11. Besides piano she also loves to dance and skate boarding. She recently moved to Brentwood Tennessee and really enjoys biking on the rolling hills. .
I'm Le Trang Linh from Viet Nam. I started to pay piano at the age of 7. Now I Study at Vietnam National Academy of Music (Piano faculty , Grade 5th) and study at The International School of Vietnam (Grade 8th). I've won in many competitions such as: Special prize and First prize for free repertoire; Second prize for compulsory repertoire in 20th Kyushu International Music Concour in 2018, First prize in 9th International Music Competition “Piano Talents”, the First absolute prize22nd International Music Competition “Pietro Argento”, The First absolute prize in 22nd Val Tidone International Music Competition in 2019, First prize at The art of piano, Great Composers competition 2020, The First prize at Glory In't Piano Competition in 2021. Specialy, I was honored as one of the ten most outstanding young Hanoians of 2019. . .
Torsten Fras is a harpsichordist born in 2007. He started learning piano when he was five, and started learning harpsichord when he was eleven, studying under the guidance of Dr. Anna Kislitsyna at the Nelly Berman School of Music. He has been awarded a variety of prizes from many competitions: Boulder Bach Festival, French International Music Competition, Canadian International Music Competition, and Finalist on "From The Top". He resides in Haverford Pennsylvania with his family. When not practicing harpsichord, he enjoys reading, playing tennis and squash, and watching movies and hiking with his family on the weekends. .
BoKun Liu was born in New Zealand in July of 2004 and later settled in Vancouver, Canada with his family. At the age of 11, he had his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. Since then, he became the prizewinner of various music festivals and competitions in North America Europe and Australia。 BoKun Liu is the Winner of the 2020 Steinway Piano Competition (Gold Award), Canadian Young Artist Standards of Excellence Award and recipient of multiple grants and scholarships to support his studies.
Born in Spain, Yasmin started piano lessons at 4. At 11 was accepted to Shugom Music School for Gifted Children (class of N.V.Kovalik). Recipient of Shugom Merit Scholarship. At 14, award-winner of many international competitions: Anton Rubinstein Piano Jr (Dusseldorf, Germany), OnStage (Codogno, Italy), ClaMoMusic Piano Jr (Murcia, Spain), Piano Talents (Milan, Italy), Radiant Kazan (Russia), Islamey (Moscow, Russia), D.Shostakovich competition (Volgograd, Russia), Danubia Talents (Budapest, Hungary), among others. Received masterclasses from Riccardo Marini, Vincenzo Balzani (Italy), Henri Sigfridsson (Finland), Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (Portugal), Konstantinos Destounis (Greece), Judith Jauregui (Spain), Julia Siciliano (USA), Ludmil Angelov (Bulgaria), Tatiana Safonova, Zhanna Nazaryants (Russia).
Collins Tanujaya was born on 4th March 2006 in Indonesia. Collins has started his piano lessons at the age of 3, unter the guidance of his mother, Ms. Mutia Hartono. He has regularly joined many national and international piano competitions. Such as : 3rd Prize in Alberti International Piano Competition (concert in Carnegie Hall, NYC), 2nd Prize in National Essex Piano Competition, Gold Award in Indonesia Steinway Youth Piano Competition, 3rd Prize in America Protégé International Music Competition (winner recital in Carnegie Hall, NYC), 1st Prize Winner in Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition (performed in Royal Museum of Fine Art, Brussels), 1st Prize in Indonesia Music Celebration in Jakarta, and many more prizes. He graduated in the age of 12, ALCM Diploma Piano Examination and in the age of 13, LLCM Diploma Piano Examination (both by University of West London).
Marianna Sereda , was born 2004. She goes to Music School in Krosno-Poland. She has been learning piano for 11 years, in class of Iwona Madera. She takes part in lots of competitions e.g.: I prize on 24th National Halina Czerny Stefańska Piano Tournament in Żagań(2020), I prize on 5th International Monika Sikorska -Wojtacha Piano Competition in Wieliczka (2019), 11th Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale “Giovani Musicisti” (2019), I prize on 3th National Competition for Young Pianists in Cracow (2017), I prize on 5th West Pomeranian Piano Competition in Szczecin (2017) and much more. She played in lots of polish cities like: Warsaw (Royal Castle), Wrocław, Żelazowa Wola, Duszniki- Zdrój, Gdańsk.
Pianist Clarissa Mae Prajogo was born in 2006 in Indonesia and has been living in Surabaya. As a winner of multiple national and international competitions, Clarissa has achieved 1st prizes at International Maestro Piano and Strings Competition, International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso Brussels, and Indonesia International Piano Competition. Other honourable mentions include 2nd place winner of Chopin Nocturne Class and 3rd place winner of Rachmaninoff Class in the 20th HongKong-Asia International Piano Competition, and 3rd place winner in Piano Star International Competition by Piano League. She has also performed as a winner in numerous prestigious venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels (BOZAR), and Esplanade Recital Hall.
Daniella Tsang was born in 2004 and lives in Seattle, WA. She has played the piano since she was three years old and has been competing since eight years old. She previously studied with Julia Black, and now currently studies with Ni Liu and Peter Mack. She has won local and international competitions every year, most recently including the WA Outstanding Young Artists Competition in 2019, the Chopin NW Festival in 2021, and the Cap Ferret International Music Competition in 2021. Daniella is currently a junior in high school. Besides piano, she loves movies, card tricks, and board games.
Leila Hargitai was born in 2003, in the Netherlands, lives and studies in Hungary. She has studied music since she was 4. She is the student of Gábor Eckhardt. Leila won 1 st prize in piano competitions like the International Béla Bartók Piano Competition, the National Piano Competition. As a multiple music-talent she won the Kodály Solfeggio and Singing Competition. At the age of 15 she played Chopin’s four ballades at her own concert. She won 1st prize at American Protégé Music Competition with Recital in 2022 in New York Carnegie Hall, and at American Youth Music Competition in 2021.
won the first prize in the Brisbane International Youth Music Competition. won the first prize in the “London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition. won the 1st prize in the XI. International Competition and Festival of Arts and Music "WINTER STARS OF DRESDEN". won the 1st prize in the Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition. won the 1st prize in the New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. won the 1st prize in the “Music Fantasy” International Grand Music Competition. won the 1st prize in the 5th Danubia Talents International Music Competition Hungary. won the 1st prize in the International Music Competition ‘Bonn’ Grand Prize Virtuoso. won the 1st prize in the 30th Young Musician International Competition “Citta Di Barletta”. won the 1st prize in the 3rd New Talent British International Youth Music Competition. won the 1st prize in Classical category in SF International Innovative Music Competition. won the 1st prize in Romantic category in SF International Innovative Music Competition. won the 1st prize in V category in VII International Piano Competition Smederevo. Be invited to perform in Carnegie Hall. Be invited to perform in Royal Albert Hall in UK. Be invited to perform in Bonn Beethoven House. Performed several times with the Hamburg Orchestra to play Schoenberg and Weber. Performed many concerts with important modern works by famous modernist composer Xiaoyong Li etc. in Germany. Performed many Lied concerts like Zwerg, Erlkoenig, etc. Performed many Chamber Music concerts.
Howard Yu is a pianist who studies under the direction of Mr. Yaroslav Pugach. He began playing the piano at the age of 4 and currently resides in Toronto. Howard is a sophomore at Upper Canada College where he is the pianist of the Jazz band and part of the school choir. He has participated and won in numerous local and international piano competitions such as the Kiwanis Festival and Steinway and Sons virtual piano competition. Most recently, Howard has placed first place in the international crescendo competition and second in the American Protégé piano and strings international competition in which he is invited to play at the Carnegie Hall in 2022. Howard also has a ARCT diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, where he passed with honors. .
He was born in Caravaca de la Cruz - Murcia, in 2002. He began his musical studies at the age of four, after hearing the melody of Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca, making his first public performance that same year. He began under the tutelage of Juan Francisco Lago, at the age of sixteen he entered the Reina Sofía School of Music, in the class of Professor Galina Eguiazarova and currently, he studies with the pianist and pedagogue Denis Lossev. He gave his first recital at the age of twelve, and a year later he made his debut as a soloist with an orchestra. That same year he was selected to receive a master class from the famous pianist Lang Lang, with whom he also had the opportunity to perform four hands at the prestigious Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein (Vienna-Austria). In 2017, at just 15 years old, he was the first underage pianist invited by the Scherzo Foundation to be part of its select cycle of young artists, in a recital that took place in the Sala Roja of the Teatros del Canal (Madrid). He has received master classes, advice and his talent has been recognized by great teachers, such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Cyprien Katsaris, Lang Lang, Pavel Gililov, Mikhail Petukhov or Jorge Luis Prats, among many others. Throughout his career there are many scholarships that he has received, as well as more than twenty-five awards in competitions both in Spain and abroad, among which are numerous first prizes and special awards. In 2017 he was awarded as the best pianist of all the conservatories in Spain.
I got accepted to Anadolu University State Conservatory piano department in 2013. I started my studies with İrem Çelikten Hepgüler. In 2016, I performed as a soloist with Anadolu University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. I performed as a soloist again in the Farkas Families 30. Year concert. I was awarded with 3rd prize in the Bursa Nilüfer International Piano Contest, in which 182 contestants from 22 countries took part. I gave my first recital in 2017. I performed as a soloist with the İzmir State Symphony Orchestra in 2018. I attended to the GFA Piano Masterclass in 2019. During the masterclass, I had the opportunity to work with famous pianists such as Gülsin ONAY, Francesco LİBETTA and Konstanze EİCKHORST. I also took masterclasses from Özgür ÜNALDI,Elena CHEKICH,Gülden GÖKŞEN,Hande DALKILIÇ and Jerzy STERCZYNSKİ. I currently continue my study at Anadolu University State Conservatory with Gökhan Aybulus.
Ni Enlin was born on January 23, 2004 in Guangdong, China. At the age of four, she studied piano with a professor from Ukraine Vera Kozlowa. Graduated from the Internationales studienjahr of the Hamburg Conservatory of Music on September 30,2019. Studied of the Jungstudium at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg on October 1, 2019. Now studying Bechlor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Mariya Yankowa.
Faye Evans is from London, England, and has been playing piano since the age of 7. She was awarded the Jaqueline Williams and David Gosling scholarship to study B.Mus Performance Piano with Professor Gabriele Baldocci. Previously Faye studied with Professor Murray McLachlan at Chethams Music School and subsequently with Emily Jeffrey at the Royal College of Music. She has been selected for numerous Masterclasses with distinguished artists such as Sergio De Simone, Katya Apekisheva, Pascal Rogé and Dmitri Bashkirov. Faye has played solo at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall (selected by Lang Lang), Purcell Room and in a chamber group with her violinist brother at Carnegie Hall. Faye recently won the senior category at the Wandsworth Young Musician of the Year Competition 2 years running and 1st prize at the Windsor International Piano Competition.
I am a pianist, organist and composer. I study at YEREVAN SPECIALIZED MUSIC SCHOOL NAMED AFTER ALEXANDER SPENDIARYAN.I also study at M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE school. In this year I am going to study at the YEREVAN STATE CONSERVATORY NAMED AFTER KOMITAS. I have a lot of performances, participated a lot of master classes, festivals. I participated a lot of competitions and become a lot of times laureate.
Jenny Yu is a sophomore and Biology and Economics double major at Williams College and she has been studying piano for 12 years. In the past, she has received many awards such as a finalist in the 2020-2021 Crescendo International Competition, 2 2nd-place awards in the American Protogé International Competition, a semi-finalist in the 2020 E-Contest, 3rd place at the Arizona Piano Institute's Concerto Competition, winner of the 23rd Annual Young Artists' Debut! Van Buren Competition, and various winner and honorable mention prizes at the state level. Aside from piano, she was a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic as a 1st violinist. Now, a pianist in a woodwind chamber ensemble in college and a member of the Zambezi Marimba band. She currently studies with Dr. Renato Fabbro in Portland, OR and Doris Stevenson at Williams College.
Aniela Madera is a young talented pianist, born in Poland. Her repertoire ranges from Bach and Mozart to Paderewski and Prokofiev. She appeard in solo recitals in places such as: Museum of Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw, Theatre Variete in Cracow, Chopin Centre in Szafarnia. Aniela improves her personal skills at the Academy of Music in Poznan with dr hab Joanna Marcinkowska. Aniela Madera is a laureate of many competitions: Third prize in 4th International Chopin Competition in the Podkarpackie Region, First prize in 4th West- Pomeranian Pianists Competition, Second prize in 1st Jan Hoffman International Piano Competiton, Second prize in 11th International Competition “ Giovani Musicisti – Citta di Treviso”.
Yuan Jiaqi showed a musical talent from early childhood and her parents sent her to a music school to study the piano. In the middle school she was invited to study in class of a Russian piano teacher, associate professor Nadezhda Pakulova. During 5 years she studied very hard and graduated with honors. In 2017, Yuan Jiaqi entered the prestigious Jinan University in Guangzhou. She became a student of professor of the piano department, graduated from unuversity in USA, Zhishuai Chen. Yuan Jiaqi actively participates in all concerts of the university and became the best student in the piano department and received a special scholarship from the university. She also became a laureate in the William Knabe 2019 International Piano Competition held in China and was invited to the USA for the final of the competition. Yuan Jiaqi plans to continue her studies at a master's degree at a USA university. it.
Gabriela Dindorf was born in 1999. She is currently a student at Music Academy in Gdansk (Poland) in the class od professor Waldemar Wojtal. Recently she took 3rd place at ‚Odesa Music Olymp’.
I started playing piano at the age of 5 in a small music school from a town near to Barcelona. At the age of 11 I studied in the Conservatory Municipal de Música de Barcelona where I graduated with the piano performance award. Since then, I have been rewarded in many state and international competitions and I have had the chance to perform in concert halls from Germany and Spain. Also, I had some masterclasses with teachers as Uta Weyand, Friedemann Rieger, Markus Schirmer, Noriko Ogawa or Akiko Ebi. Currently, I am on the third year of my musical degree in the Conservatori Superior del Liceu, in Barcelona.
Adam Auchie is currently in his third year at the University of Edinburgh, studying for a Bachelor of Music Degree. He began playing the piano at the age of six and at the age of twelve, was awarded a music scholarship at one of Aberdeen’s leading schools. He received lessons at the prestigious North East of Scotland Music School under the Tom Johnston Scholarship, and currently receives lessons with the acclaimed concert pianist Andrew Johnston. Adam performs regularly around Scotland, with several recent successes in the North East of Scotland Performing Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Competition Festival. He is the current holder of the James Smart Memorial Organ Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh and has performed as soloist in the highly esteemed Greyfriar’s Kirk concert series.
Yohana Tania Riyantono, 22, an “adult restarter”, born in Sidoarjo, Indonesia. She started playing keyboard by the age of 3, and focused on piano when she was 8 years old. She received several awards regarding her participation in various piano competitions and festivals, back then. As a competitor, she won the 1st Prize Winner (A5 Category) in the 11th Additional Galaxy Open Piano Competition 2009 & the 3rd Prize Winner (Junior Category) in the Chopin Piano Competition 2008. Recently, under the guidance from Mr. Adi Nugroho, she won Gold Award (Pre-Diploma Category) in the 11th Jazzin & Classic Piano & String Competition 2019 and got the title “Summa Cum Laude” in the La Pianista Online Series Classical Festival (Adult Group, Age 20 Years old and above Category) 2020. She's got some opportunities to masterclasses with Mr. Tomaz Tobing (Slovenia), Mr. Ananda Sukarlan (Indonesia), Mr. Henokh Kristianto (Indonesia), and so on. From 2017 until now, she worked as a piano teacher and still studying to pursue a Diploma in piano.
Jingyi Han, a doctorate candidate at Michigan State University, had been performed in various halls, such as, Jordan Hall (New England Conservatory of Music), Kulas Hall (Cleveland Institute of Music), and Cook Hall (Michigan State University). She learned piano at age of 6, and she showed her outstanding talent in each institution attended. She had been granted 1st prize for Mozart Variation Competition while studying in Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China, and Chopin Mazurka Competition winner honored concert while studying in New England Conservatory of Music. Her first teacher in the United States was Mr. Gabriel Chodos (NEC), and she did her master degree in Cleveland Institute of Music with Ms. Haesun Paik. She is currently attending Michigan State University with the chair of the piano department Prof. Deborah Moriarty pursuing her doctoral degree in piano performance and master degree in piano pedagogy with Dr. Derek Polischuk.
Xu Guo is currently a student of Dang Thai Son and HaeSun Paik at New England Conservatory, before she studied with Meng-Chieh Liu. She graduated from the Music School Attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under Hua Chang. Her recent awards including Thailand International Piano Competition （First Prize, Audience Prize, Best Romantic Prize）; Karlovac International Piano Competition (First Prize, Audience Award); NEC honors competition (First Prize), etc. She has performed in major cities of North America, Europe and Asia, in venues like Royal Concertgebauw (Amsterdam), Jordan Hall (Boston), Forbidden City Hall (Beijing), etc. it.
Hao Zhang is the winner of Eastern Division MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition (2019-2020). He has performed in many places, including venues such as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall (New York), CCPA Recital Hall (Chicago), SFCM Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall and Sol Joseph Recital Hall (San Francisco), WVU Bloch Hall (West Virginia), JMU Recital Hall (Virginia), Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall (Shanghai). He earned his Master of Music degree as a student of Dr. Sharon Mann at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He received his Bachelor Degree in piano from Shandong University, where he studied with Steinway Artist Qin Chuan. Currently, he is studying for his doctorate in piano pedagogy at James Madison University with a full-time teaching assistantship.
Pianist Lanjiabao Ge started piano at the age of five with her mother and continued learning Organ as her secondary instrument. Lanjiabao Ge has maintained an active performing career as a soloist, chamber musician, and on the international competition circuit. Highlights include appearances at venues such as Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall (Miami, Florida), and the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and prizes at the Young Artist Competition of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra Competition, MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition in Virginia State, the Rising Starts Grand Pix International Music Competition Berlin, and Platinum Award in Piano Solo and the Best Baroque Performance Award at the World Piano Teacher Association International Competition, Singapore. Lanjiabao Ge graduated with a Master of Music and Artist Diploma in Keyboard Performance in the studio of the pianist Santiago Rodriguez at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami where she studied under a full scholarship and was the graduate teaching assistant. Currently, Lanjiabao Ge is pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance in the studio of Kevin Robert Orr at the University of Florida where she also serves as a full teaching assistant.
Alexander Tchobanov has gained international recognition as a concert pianist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue. Following his 2013 Carnegie Weill Recital Hall piano debut, the New York Concert Review wrote, " Mr. Tchobanov's colors and voicing were superb, creating that ineffable aura of Russian sadness we love so much, there is a major virtuoso there". In 2012, Alexander made his Austrian debut as a soloist of the Vienna Residence Orchestra at “Palais Auersperg”. He was a First Prize winner at the “Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition”, Third Prize winner at the " VI Odin International Competition", and a finalist of The American Prize National Competition and the Los Angeles Music Center “Spotlight” Competition. He was also a top prize winner at numerous competitions in his native Bulgaria. His recordings of works by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff are due to be released commercially in May 2021 on the “Ulysses Arts’’ label in the UK. Alexander's concerts were broadcast live on various radio stations across the United States including WGBH Boston, NPR, and WXEL South Florida. He has also made numerous recordings for Bulgarian National TV and Radio. Solo engagements have taken him to venues such as New York's "Steinway Hall" and "WMP Hall", "Dorothy Chandler Pavilion" in Los Angeles, “Jordan Hall” (Boston), Harriet Himmel Theatre ( West Palm Beach), "Kaisersaal" (Vienna), and "Balabanov House" in Bulgaria. An active chamber musician, Alexander appeared at Weill Carnegie Hall and Juilliard's Paul Hall in New York, "Schloss Halbturn Palace"(Austria), "Madinat Theatre"( Dubai) and "Emirates Palace" in Abu Dhabi. His concerts were followed by articles in the "Yakima Herald", "The Palm Beach Post", ''Trud", "Gulf News" and " Al Bayan". Alexander completed his Masters Degree at Rutgers University, where he was awarded Assistantship under the guidance of Prof. Susan Starr. In addition, he won a Fellowship to attend the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal( Juilliard School). He also appeared as a guest artist at the CME Vienna Concerto Fest , Steinway Piano Festival and North American Contemporary Music Festival. Mr. Tchobanov has earned full-scholarships from the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, where he trained with Dr. Roberta Rust, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Lisa Molinaro was born in Ischia(Italy) where she received her first instruction and her Baccalaureat at the classical High school. Her family is not a musicians' family but since she was a child she has ever had a great passion for the music and for every form of art. Thereby while she was at school, she attended the music Conservatory ''Domenico Cimarosa'' in Italy, where she received on March 2011 her Diploma in piano with “summa cum laude” thanks to her teacher, Lina Tufano, presenting an experimental program entirely based on Ravel music. Her interest in French music led her to take a specialization course in Paris in 2013-2014 with the pianist Huseyin Sermet. Lisa has obtained numerous prizes and awards in the recent years in many musical competitions: first prize at the “international competition of execution and musical composition Don Vincenzo Vitti''; first prize finalist at the ''concours musical de France'' in Paris; second prize at the “international competition''Gianluca Campochiaro'' in Sicily; first prize at the “European competition ''don Matteo Colucci''; honorable mention at the “Risingstar-Grandprix” of Berlin; second prize at the “international piano competition “Vietri sul mare” in Amalfi Coast; honorable mention at the “Bradshaw and Buono international piano competition” of New York,; in 2019 first prize at the “Amsterdam virtuoso piano competition” ; recently, first prize at the “Golden Classical music Awards” in New York; second prize at the North International Music Competition and second prize at the “international music competition Brussels”, ( thanks to she has had the opportunity to perform at the Studio Recital Hall at Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels);third prize at the "American Youth Musician union competition"; most recently first prize at the “concours international de piano”Albert Roussel” in Sofia thanks to she has had some concerts in the Bulgarian capital. She played for many musical associations and festivals(festival “Pianocity” in Naples and Milan, William Walton’s Foundation(London), “BOZAR”(“Centre of fine arts”) in Bruxelles, Association “Amici della musica”of Alcamo, musical Association “Giuseppe Albanese” , “Academie Maurice Ravel” in Saint Jaen de Luz, Salle Yamaha in Paris, ''Marevivo'' association, Napolinova association, ''Premio internazionale di poesia Ciro Coppola’', Conservatoire municipal Chatillon Montrouge, Ravello Festival(Amalfi), Conservatory of music “D. Cimarosa”, festival of philosophy “la filosofia, il castello e la Torre”, “Boesendorfer” concertos in Sofia etc…). In summer 2016 she was selectioned to take part to Academy Maurice Ravel’s courses in Saint- Jaen de Luz and during this experience she held some concerts and public Masterclasses, where she was obtained numerous feedback by public. She took part in some Masterclasses with some famous Professor as Alexander Hintchev, Pasquale Iannone, Jean- Claude Pennetier and Claudio Montesano. She performs regularly as soloist and in chamber formations and her repertoire includes most of the works by Ravel, Albeniz, De Falla, Debussy, Poulenc, Clementi, Scarlatti, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Prokofiev, Messiaen, Bartok and Berio. She has collaborated as accompanying pianist in the class of double bass of Maestro M. Rino Zurzolo at the Conservatory "Nicola Sala"(Benevento) and in the class of piano of Lina Tufano at the Conservatory “Cimarosa”(Avellino) and she performs regularly with numerous violinist and cellists in many concerts organized by the W.Walton Foundation. In addition to her musical studies, she attended University studies and in 2016 she has obtained a law degree at the University of Law in Naples, specializing in music and entertainment law. As for the music, she cultivates a strong interest in art in general, in particular painting and illustration for children, taking part in some collective exhibitions and collaborating with some editors.
Dr. Yuhui Li has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and China. She received her MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Prof. Yoshikazu Nagai. She obtained her doctoral degree at Arizona State University, majoring in Piano Performance with Prof. Robert Hamilton. Yuhui has been a prizewinner in national and international piano competitions, such as the Colorado International Piano Competition. Yuhui also won the 2018 ASU Concerto Competition and performed with ASU Symphony. She has been invited to various international piano festivals, such as Cincinnati International Music Festival.
Yufan Gu was born in 1998 in JiangSu ChangZhou, she began learning piano at the age of 6. In 2009.02, she won the gold medal in the 3rd China “Art and Culture Grand Ceremony” Youth Piano Competition. In 2009.06, she won the gold medal at the juvenile group of the 2nd “QinSheng Cup” JiangSu Piano Competition. In 2009.09, she began studying in GuLangYu Piano School of Central Conservatory of music in XiaMen. In 2010.10, she won the 5th prize in the 12th HongKong Piano Competition. In 2011.04, she won the 4th prize in the 2nd German Omeller Piano Competition. In 2011.05, she won the 2nd prize of the 7th “Amadis” International Music Competition in Taiwan. In 2014.09, she began studying at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz with Prof. Dr hab. Piotr Kępiński. In 2021.02, she graduated with a master’s degree.
Takahiro Dohi was born in japan. He studied at the Moscow State Conservatory of Music . Currently he works as a piano teacher, performing at many concerts and recitals.
Major prize recipient of Harrison Winter Concerto Competition and Taiwan National Competition, Dr. Wen-Chun Ku has performed extensively in the United States and at prestigious venues in her native Taiwan, such as National Concert Hall and Kuan Du Arts Festival. Wenchun has collaborated with the artistic director Roger Brunyate at Peabody Opera Theatre, West Bay Opera, the violinist Minsun Choi, and the composer Yuan-Chen Li. Born in Taipei, Wenchun received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Taipei National University of the Arts, and Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she was a merit scholarship student under the guidance of the pianist Benjamin Pasternack and Boris Slutsky. Besides, Wenchun has worked closely with her mentor Meng-Chieh Liu at Curtis Institute for many years. She is currently an active pianist and chamber musician in San Francisco Bay Area. .
Anna Guja is a professional pianist, having obtained a BA degree in piano performance under the tuition of Mirosław Herbowski (PhD) at the Academy of music in Kraków, and later graduating from the Academy of Music in Katowice where she studied in the piano class of Piotr Sałajczyk (PhD). Currently, she studies harpsichord performance in Katowice under the tuition of Marek Pilch (PhD) and Anna Firlus (MA). Being a laureate of international competitions both in Poland and abroad, she perfected her skills during masterclasses led by such musicians as: Eugene Indjica, Barbara Halska, Andrzej Jasiński, Sergey Osokins, Aleksey Orlowiecki, and Marek Toporowski. . .
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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