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GROUP A

Arseev Vasily, Russia, 16 years

Born on 10.12.2004 in Moscow (Russia)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Natalia Rostislavovna Zdobnova

Since 01.09.2011 till now studied at Gnessin School of Music with Prof. Natalia Rostislavovna Zdobnova

Competitions

2nd prize at Noches in Madrid, 2012

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in c minor WK II BWV 871
  • M. Clementi — Study in f minor no. 21 from Gradus ad Parnassum
  • C. Debussy — L’Isle Joyeuse

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op. 10 no. 3 in D Major 1st mov
  • I. A. Arseev — Several movements from Suite “Nice little town”
  • L. van Beethoven — Rage over a lost penny op. 129

Bradshaw Ryan Martin, Slovakia, 14 years

Born on 29.11.2006 in Hainburg a,d, Donau (Austria)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Venceslava Ilievska

Since 2016 till now studied at University of Music and Performance Arts Vienna with Prof. Vladimir Kharin

Competitions

First Prize at Bela Bartok International Piano Competition, Graz, 2017

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue e minor WK I BWV 855
  • F. Liszt — Concert study La Leggerezza f minor
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no.3 in A falt Major op.47

Second round


    Dalibaltayan Arsen, Croatia, 18 years

    Born on 20.01.2003 in Split (Croatia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Julia Gubajdullina

    Since 2009 till 2016 studied at Pavla Markovca School of Music with Prof. Jasna Reba
    Since 2016 till now studied at Pavla Markovca School of Music with Prof. R. Dalybaltayan

    Competitions

    1st prize at Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte Usti nad Labem, 2015

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, Contrapunctus 1
    • F. Chopin — Study a minor op. 25 no. 11
    • F. Liszt — Rigoletto Paraphrase

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata no. 4 op. 7 in E flat Major 1st mov.
    • I. Josipovic — Jubileus
    • S. Prokofiev — Sonata no. 3 op. 28

    Erturk Deniz Neva, Turkey, 13 years

    Born on 11.06.2007 in Ankara (Turkey)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Demet Akkilic

    Since 2012 till 2015 studied at Ankara, buildig of State conservatory with Prof. Demet Akkilic
    Since 2015 till now studied at Bilkent music prepatory school with Prof. Gamze Kirtil

    Competitions

    3rd prize at Bursa Nilufer Int. Piano Competition, 2016

    First round

    • S. Bach — Sinfonia no. 7 BWV 793
    • C. Czerny — Study C Major op. 299 no.
    • F. Chopin — Impromtu no.1 op.29

    Second round

    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 311 9 in D Major
    • F. Say — Kumru Ballade
    • Chopin — Valse op. 64 no. 2

    He Jinyu, China, 17 years

    Born on 28.10.2003 in Martinique (France)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Ling An

    Since 2014.12 till now studied at private teacher with Prof. Sown Le Choi
    Since 2013.9 till 2015.3 studied at Shenzhen Arts School with Prof. Li Qin

    Competitions

    1st Prize at Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition, Poland, 2017

    First round

    • S.Bach — relude and Fugue in C Sharp Major, BWV 848, WK I
    • F. Chopin — Study F Major op.10 no.8
    • F. Liszt — Au bord d’une source

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata in F Major Hob. XVI/23, 1st mov.
    • D. Shostakovich — Prelude and Fugue in D-flat Major, op.87, no.15
    • F. Chopin — Rondo op.16 in E-flat Major

    Inkiriwang Jonathan Wesley, Indonesia, 18 years

    Born on 30.01.2003 in Surabaya (Indonesia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Firstly Theodore

    Since 2010 till 2018 studied at Firstly Music Studio with Prof. Dr. Johannes Sebastian Nugroho

    Competitions

    Gold Prize at 5th ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition, 2012

    First round

    • J.S Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D Major WK II BWV 874
    • F. Chopin — Winterwind a minor op. 25 no. 11
    • C. Debussy — Feux D’Artifice

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op. 10 no. 2 in F major 1st mov.
    • J. S. Nugroho — Luhur
    • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 3 in A flat Major op. 47

    Jing Ern Tan, Malaysia, 15 years

    Born on 08.03.2006 in Subang Jaya (Malaysia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Lai Mei Kuen

    Since 2014 till 2018 studied at Bentley Music with Prof. Shuenda Wong

    Competitions

    1st Prize (Age 9-12 Cat.) at Thailand International Chopin Competition, 2015

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major WK I BWV 866
    • F. Chopin — Study G flat Major op.10 no.5
    • M. Ravel — from “Miroires” no.3 ‘Une Barque Sur l’ocean’

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob,XVI /50 in C Major 1st mov.
    • P. Schulthorpe — “Stars” from Night Pieces
    • F. Chopin — Scherzo no.2 in b flat minor op. 31

    Kaeng Michael Abimanyu, Indonesia, 16 years

    Born on 19.05.2004 in Jakarta Pusat (Indonesia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Oerip Santoso

    Since 2009 till 2018 studied at Oerip Santoso Piano School with Prof. Oerip Santoso

    Competitions

    Grand Prize (Europe Music Camp) at La Pianista International Singapore, 2018

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in d minor, WK II BWV 875
    • F. Chopin — Study f minor op.10 no.9
    • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 2 op. 38

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op. 90 in e minor 1st mov.
    • A. Sukarlan — Rapsodia Nusantara no. 11
    • A. Ginastera — Danza del Gaucho Matrero

    Kalyana Yasmin Taradita, Indonesia, 17 years

    Born on 05.05.2003 in Enschede (Indonesia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Johannes Purba

    Since 2010 till 2013 studied at Purwacaraka Music Studio Yogyakarta with Prof. Johannes Purba
    Since 2013 till now studied at Yudistira Music Semarang with Prof. Midya Wirawan, LRSM.

    Competitions

    2nd Prize Winner at Ananda Sukarlan Award International Piano Competition, 2014

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Major WK I BWV 848
    • F. Liszt — rom Grandes Etudes de Paganini no. 2 in E flat Major
    • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude op.32 no. 5 in G Major

    Second round

    • L. von Beethoven — Sonata op.2 no. 3 in C Major 1st mov
    • D. Shostakovich — Prelude and Fugue op.87 no.21 in B flat Major
    • F. Chopin — Nocturne op. 48 no. 1 in c minor

    Karck Lea Sophie, Germany, 15 years

    Born on 12.05.2005 in Stuttgart (Germany)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Grit Zimmermann

    Since 2013 till 2018 studied at Musikschule Stuttgart with Prof. So-Ryong Chuoa

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — from French Suite no.5, BWV 816 Sarabande and Gavotte
    • F. Chopin — Study f minor op.10 no. 9
    • J. Takacs — Toccata op.54

    Second round

    • W.A. Mozart — Sonata KV 311 in D Major (complete)
    • G. Ligeti — Musica ricercata III. Allegro con spirito
    • M. Moszkowski — from Etudes de Virtuosite op.72, no.11

    Ku Ching-Yun, Taiwan, 17 years

    Born on 27.03.2004 in Taipei City (Taiwan)

    Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. John Vaughan

    Since 2016 till now studied at Kang Chiao International School with Prof. R.H. Yen

    Competitions

    1st place at Asia Pacific Music Competition, 2017

    First round

    • D. Shostakovich — Prelude and Fugue in a minor op. 87 no. 2
    • F. Liszt — from Grandes Etudes de Paganini no.3 La Campanella

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op. 2 no. 3 in C Major 1st mov.
    • R. Shchedrin — Basso Ostinato
    • M. Ravel — Scarbo from Gaspard de La Nuit

    Laothitipong Ariya, Thailand, 17 years

    Born on 19.02.2004 in Bangkok (Thailand)

    Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Valeethip Vongtanachai

    Since 2012 till 2018 studied at Private with Prof. Pornphan Banternghansa
    Since 2008 till 2018 studied at Yamaha Music School Rama3 with Prof. Valeethip Vongtanachai

    Competitions

    1st prize at 5 th International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists, 2017

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in e minor WK I BWV 855
    • F. Chopin — Study a minor op.25 no.11
    • A. Ginastera — Danzas Argentinas

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata XVI /50 in C Major 1st mov.
    • W. Bolcom — The Serpent’s kiss
    • F. Liszt — Rigoletto Paraphrase

    Lee Charlene, Indonesia, 15 years

    Born on 08.08.2005 in Penang (Indonesia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Boris Kraljevic

    Since 2016 till now studied at private with Prof. Alfred Young Sugiri

    Competitions

    2nd Prize at Medan International Piano Competition, 2016

    First round

    • D.Scarlatti — Sonata in D Major, K492
    • F. Chopin — Study in f minor op.25 no.2
    • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude in g minor, op.23 no.5

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob XVI /23 in F Major 1st mov.
    • A. Ginastera — Suite de danzas criollas, op. 15
    • J. Brahms — Rhapsody in g minor op. 79 no.2

    Lund Rune Leicht, Denmark, 17 years

    Born on 19.08.2003 in Randers (Denmark)

    Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Martin Lysholm Jepsen

    Since 2011 till now studied at Gradus Piano School with Prof. Martin Lysholm Jepsen

    Competitions

    Grand Prix at XV International competition, Music without limits, 2015

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in c minor WK I BWV 847
    • F. Liszt — from “Études d’Exécution Transcendante” no.10 in f minor
    • F. Chopin — Mazurka op.17 no. 4

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata no.21 op.53 in C Major 1 mov.
    • C. Vine — from Five Bagatelles, no. 3
    • F. Chopin — Ballade in g minor op. 23

    Osintsev Andrii, Ukraine, 18 years

    Born on 28.03.2003 in Odessa (Ukraine)

    Started to play piano at the age of 9 with Prof. Bashkova Vera

    Since 2013 till now studied at Odessa special music board by professor P.S. Stolyarsky with Prof. Mikhailova Nataliia P.

    Competitions

    1st prize at City music competition of children’s performing arts “To memory of P.S. Stolyarsky”, 2015

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue g minor WK I BWV 861
    • F. Chopin — Study G flat major op.10 no.5
    • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no.11

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob. XVI/50 42 in C Major 1st mov.
    • L. Shukailo — Toccata-campana
    • F. Liszt — Transcendentale etude no.8 Wilde Jagd

    Ratering Radu, The Netherlands, 16 years

    Born on 10.08.2004 in Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Garry Scheffens

    Since 2013 till 2017 studied at Sweelinck Academy Amsterdam with Prof. Marjès Benoist
    Since 2017 till 2018 studied at AMT Utrecht with Prof. Marjès Benoist

    Competitions

    1st prize at Steinway Competition, 2016

    First round

    • J.S. Bach — from Partita no.1 BWV 825, Menuet and Gigue
    • F. Liszt — from ‘Etudes d’execution transcendante’ no.8 Wilde Jagd S139
    • J. Sibelius — from 6 Impromptus op.5, no.5 Vivace

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.2 no. 3 in C Major 4th mov.
    • T. Dun — from Eight memories in watercolor, no.7 Floating clouds
    • J. Brahms — from 7 fantasies op.116, no.6, Intermezzo

    Staden van Frederick Ion, Romania, 17 years

    Born on 15.12.2003 in Pretoria (Romania)

    Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Roman Manoleanu

    Since 2016 till 2018 studied at National College of Arts Dinu Lipatti with Prof. Alina Balaban

    Competitions

    1st prize at Grand Prize Vienna Virtuoso Competition, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D major WK I BWV 850
    • F. Liszt — Concert study no. 3 ‘Un sospiro’ in D flat Major
    • F. Chopin — Fantaisie Impromptu op.66

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata XVI /46 in E Major 1st mov.
    • T. Dumitrescu — 3 Preludes op 14
    • F. Schubert — Impromptu op. 90 no. 1

    Staden van Maria-Louisa, Romania, 13 years

    Born on 26.11.2007 in Bucharest (Romania)

    Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Madalina Pasol

    Since 2016 till 2018 studied at National College of Arts Dinu Lipatti with Prof. Alina Balaban

    Competitions

    1st prize at Feurich International Piano Competition, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major WK I BWV 866
    • F. Chopin — Study G flat Major op.10 no.5
    • F. Liszt — Valse Impromptu

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata XVI /29 in F 1st mov
    • P. Constantinescu — Toccata
    • C. Petra-Basacopol — 3 pieces from Visions – Piano Suite no. 2

    Su Hongjin, China, 14 years

    Born on 26.07.2006 in Daqing (China)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Siwei Yao

    Since 2011 till 2017 studied at Yao`s Piano studio with Prof. Siwei Yao
    Since 2017 till now studied at Central Conservatory of Music,Piano Academy at Gulangyu with Prof. Xia Jiang

    Competitions

    Excellence award at 2016 Chinese Piano sound, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugie in A Major WK II BWV 888
    • F. Chopin — Study in F Major op.10 no.8
    • M. Moszkowski — Capricce Espagnole

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata XVI/24 no.39 in D Major 1st mov
    • C. Vine — Five Bagatelles
    • F. Kreisler – S. Rachmaninov — Liebesfreud

    Thiessen Perren-Luc, USA, 18 years

    Born on 27.02.2003 in Plano (USA)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7.5 with Prof. Angela Neufeld

    Since 2013 till now studied at TCU preparatory with Prof. Dr. Tamas Ungar
    Since 2012 till now studied at Private home studio with Prof. Dr. Mary Humm

    Competitions

    Diplomat, personal invitation by Denis Matsuev to perform in ‘Stars of Baikal’ Festival in Irkutsk, Siberia at Grand Piano Competition, 2018

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in b minor WK II BWV 893
    • F. Chopin — Studies op. 25 no.1 A flat Major and no. 12 in c minor
    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in F sharp Major op.78, 1st mov

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI /31 in E Major I, II, III mov
    • L. Liebermann — from 4 Etudes on Songs by Robert Franz no.1 and no.3
    • S. Prokofiev — Toccata in d minor op.11

    Tsubakida Kazuki, Japan, 17 years

    Born on 29.05.2003 in Nagoya (Japan)

    Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Hitomi Ito

    Since 2015 till now studied at Private studio with Prof. Ilya Itin
    Since 2016 till now studied at Private studio with Prof. Vadim Sakharov

    Competitions

    2nd prize (the highest rank) at 24th Japan Classical Music Competition, 2014

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in F sharp Major WK I BWV 858
    • F. Chopin — Study a minor op.25 no.11
    • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in D Major op.39 no.9

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata in b minor Hob XVI/32 1st mov
    • N. Kapustin — Variations op.41 in D flat Major
    • A. Skriabin — Sonata no.4 op.30 in F sharp Major

    Tulenkova Susanna, Russia, 13 years

    Born on 04.10.2007 in Moscow (Russia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Tamara Kolos

    Since 2017 till now studied at Music College by the P. Tchaikovsky Moscow state Conservatory with Prof. Mariya Polivanova

    Competitions

    2nd prize at Clementi Junior Piano Competition, London, 2018

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Partita no. 2 in c minor, BWV 826
    • C. Czerny — Study in d minor op.740 no. 12
    • F. Chopin — Nocturne no.19 in e minor op. post.

    Second round

    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 310 8 in a minor 1st mov.
    • V. Gavrilin — Capriccio
    • A. Arensky — Study op.19 no.1

    Villa Luis, Mexico, 17 years

    Born on 24.04.2003 in HuixquIlucan (Mexico)

    Started to play piano at the age of 9 with Prof. Delia de la Torre

    Since 2013 till 2018 studied at FAMUS, UANL with Prof. Natalia TIbets
    Since 2015 till 2018 studied at IUBA, Colima with Prof. Vlada Vassilieva

    Competitions

    1st prize at Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music, 2017

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue C sharp major WK i BWV 848
    • F. Chopin — Study in c-moll op.10 no.12

    Second round

    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 310 in a minor 2nd and 3rd mov.
    • V. Filipenko — Toccata

    Wu Di, China, 15 years

    Born on 09.03.2006 in Wenzhou (China)

    Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Tan Biao

    Since 2013 till 2015 studied at Tan Biao’s piano studio with Prof. Tan Biao
    Since 2015 till 2016 studied at China Central Conservatory of Music Piano Academy Gulangyu with Prof. Chen Keyan
    Since 2016 till now studied at China Central Conservatory of Music Piano Academy Gulangyu with Prof. Wei Zhe

    Competitions

    1st prize at The 5th International Teenager pianist competition in Japan, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in f sharp minor WK I BWV858
    • F. Chopin — Study in A flat major op.25 no.1
    • F. Liszt — Rigoletto Paraphrase

    Second round

    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 330 in C Major 1st mov.
    • Arensky — Study on a Chinese Theme op.25 no.3
    • Ligeti — Musica Ricercata no. 3, 4 and 6

    Zhang Xiaolin, United Arab Emirates, 16 years

    Born on 22.03.2005 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5.5 with Prof. Peter Kalmar

    Since Sep.2010 till Jun.2016 studied at Centre for Music Arts with Prof. Peter Kalmar
    Since Sep.2016 till now studied at Dubai College with Prof. Jordan Rashkov

    Competitions

    Overall the 1st prize winner at the Young Musicians of the Gulf Competition in Bahrain, 2015

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D major WK I BWV 850
    • F. Liszt — from Grandes Etudes de Paganini in a minor no.6
    • J. Strauss — A. Grunfeld. ‘Soiree de Vienne’ Paraphrase on Fledermaus in D flat major

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.10 no.2 in F Major 1st mov.
    • N. Kapustin — Concert study op.40, no.1
    • Liszt — Reminiscences de Norma S.394

    GROUP B

    Braun Susanna, Italy, 21 years

    Born on 07.06.1999 in Milan (Italy)

    Started to play piano at the age of 9 with Prof. Danilo Manto

    Since 2012 till 2017 studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Prof. Helen Krizos
    Since 2017 till now studied at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Prof. Pascal Nemirovski
    Since 2018 till now studied at private lessons with Prof. Boris Petrushansky

    Competitions

    1st prize at Andrea Baldi International Piano Competition, 2017

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in b flat minor WK I BWV 867
    • F. Chopin — Study in C Major op. 10 no.1
    • R. Schumann — Abegg- Variation op.1
    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 576 in D Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 576 in D Major
    • T. Takemitsu — Rain Tree Sketch II
    • F. Chopin — Nocturne op. 48 no. 1
    • A. Skriabin — Sonata no. 4 op.30

    Burzanitsa Mykyta, United Kingdom, 20 years

    Born on 22.01.2001 in Donetsk (Ukraine)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. N. Chesnokova

    Since 2008 till 2018 studied at Music school in Donetsk, Ukraine with Prof. Nataliya Chesnokova
    Since 2016 till 20178 studied at Wells, UK Conservatory with Prof. John Byrne

    Competitions

    Grand Prix and 1st prize at V International Piano Competition “Per aspera ad astra” in Poland, 2013

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in b minor from WK I BWV 857
    • S. Rachmaninov — Etude tableau D Major op.39 no.9
    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 457 in c minor 1st mov.

    Second round

    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 457 in c minor
    • N. Rimskiy-Korsakov – K. Vilenskiy — Flight of the Bumblee Bee
    • F. Liszt — from Grandes etudes de Paganini no.2 in E flat Major, no.3 La Campanella en no.6 in a minor

    Buza Melika, Austria, 21 years

    Born on 03.07.1999 in Zenica (Austria)

    Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Nevenka Vujkovic-Lamic

    Since 2007 till 2012 studied at Elementary school Visoko with Prof. Nevenka Vujkovic-Lamic
    Since 2012 till 2016 studied at Musikgymnasium Zenica with Prof. Lejla Alajbegovic-Secerovic
    Since 2016 till now studied at University of music and performing arts Graz with Prof. Otto Niederdorfer

    Competitions

    1st absolute winner at International piano competition,Slovenia, 2015

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue g sharp minor from WK I BWV 863
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI /46 in A flat Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • F. Chopin — Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante op.22

    Chen Han, China, 19 years

    Born on 12.04.2002 in Quanzhou (China)

    Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Chen Shuhua

    Since 2012 till 2018 studied at Central Conservatory of Music, Piano Academy at Gulangyu with Prof. Jiang Xia

    Competitions

    1st prize at Hong Kong Asian Open Competition for young pianists, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue A major from WK I BWV 864
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob XVI/50 in C major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob XVI/50 in C Major
    • G. Ligeti — Study no.10
    • I. Albeniz — Triana

    Chen Hao, China, 19 years

    Born on 12.04.2002 in Quanzhou (China)

    Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Chen Shuhua

    Since 2012 till 2018 studied at Central Conservatory of Music, Piano Academy at Gulangyu with Prof. Jiang Xia

    Competitions

    1st prize at Hong Kong Asian Open Competition for young pianists, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in f minor from WK II BWV 881
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI/52 no.62 in E flat Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI/52 in E flat Major
    • L. Liebermann — Nocturne op. 38 no. 4
    • J. Brahms — Paganini Variations op.35 2nd book

    Endo Tamaki, Japan, 20 years

    Born on 30.01.2001 in Hyougo (Japan)

    Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Peter Haseley

    Since 2008 till 2015 studied at Sanae Piano Piano School with Prof. Sanae Takagi
    Since 2013 till 2018 studied at Tokio University of the Arts with Prof. Kenji Watanabe
    Since 2016 till 2018 studied at Tokio University of the Arts with Prof. Keina Sato

    Competitions

    1st prize at Jugend Musiziert Dusseldorf, 2008

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in A flat Major from WK I BWV 862
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVl/6 in G Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVl/47 in b minor
    • R. Shchedrin — A la Albeniz
    • F. Liszt — Apres une lecture du Dante Fantasia quasi Sonata
    • I. Albeniz — Triana

    Gao Xinyue, China, 19 years

    Born on 06.02.2002 in Guangzhou (China)

    Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Jixi Jiang

    Since 2009 till now studied at Music School Attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music with Prof. Minshan Du
    Since 2015 till 2018 studied at with Prof. Ilja Scheps
    Since 2018 till now studied at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Prof. Ilja Scheps

    Competitions

    3rd prize at the 4th International FRANZ LISZT Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar, 2014

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue E Major from WK II BWV 878
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob. XVI/43 in A flat Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob. XVI/43 in A flat Major
    • L. Liebermann — Gargoyles op. 29
    • F. Liszt — Mephisto Walzer no.1

    Ibarra Ramos Saul Ulises, Mexico, 20 years

    Born on 12.01.2001 in Guadalajara (Mexico)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof.

    Since 2013 till now studied at Instituto Universitario de Bellas Artes with Prof. Vlada Vassileiva
    Since 2013 till now studied at Instituto Universitario de Bellas Artes with Prof. Anatoly Zatin

    Competitions

    1st prize at Parnassos National Piano Compeittion, 2018

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in C Major from WK II BVW 870
    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata 81a in E flat Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op. 86a in E flat Major ‘Les Adieux’
    • A. Ginastera — Sonata no.1 op.22 4th mov.
    • F. Liszt — Variations on ‘Weinen, klagen, sorgen, zagen’

    Litwin Franciszka, Poland, 21 years

    Born on 13.04.2000 in New York, NY (USA)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Inga Kapoular in Manhattan Lucy Moses School Kaufman Music Center associated with Julliard School of Music

    Since 2007 till 2010 studied at New York City Brooklyn Music Teachers Guild, private lessons with Prof. Alicja Jonas
    Since 2010 till 2013 studied at National School of Music with Prof. Ewa Bujoczek
    Since 2016 till now studied at Karol Szymanowski National Music Academy with Prof. Bogusława Porębska

    Competitions

    Laureate at 22nd International Chopin Festival in Mazovia, 2014

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in F sharp Major from WK I BWV 858
    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.31 no.2 in d minor 1st mov.

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op. 31 no. 2 in in d minor
    • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b flat minor op. 31

    Machitadze Natia, Georgia, 20 years

    Born on 06.09.2000 in Kutaisi (Georgia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Anjela Dolaberidze

    Since 2015 till now studied at Music seminary at V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatory with Prof. Lali Sanikidze

    Competitions

    Diploma, 2nd prize and a Silver Medal at The 5th Tbilisi international Piano Competition, 2012

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in C sharp Major from WKII BWV 872
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob. XVI/28 in E flat major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob. XVI/28 in E flat major
    • O. Taktakishvili — ‘Salamuri and chonguri’
    • S. Rachmaninov — Musical Moment op.16 no.1 in b flat minor
    • Ch. Gounod – F. Liszt — Waltz from opera Faust

    Mamedova Amina, Austria, 19 years

    Born on 29.12.2001 in Moscow (Russia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Irina Puschmina

    Since 2016 till 2018 studied at Music and Arts University of Vienna with Prof. Doris Adam

    Competitions

    1st prize at IV International Bela Bartok Piano competition Wien, 2015

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in c minor from WK I BWV 847
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI /49 in Es-dur 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVl /49 in E flat Major
    • A. Babirov — Prelude und Scherzo
    • F. Chopin — Scherzo no.3 in c sharp minor op.39

    Matinyan Gevorg, Armenia, 18 years

    Born on 25.07.2002 in Yerevan (Armenia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Diana Khachatryan

    Since 2009 till 2013 studied at Sayat-Nova music school with Prof. Diana Khachatryan
    Since 2013 till 2018 studied at Tchaikovski Special Music school with Prof. Villi Sargsyan and Prof. Areg Sargsyan

    Competitions

    2nd prize at A.Babajanyan International Competition-Festival for Young Pianists in Yerevan, 2013, 2017

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in c minor from WK I BWV 847
    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.13 in c minor 1st mov

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven. — Sonata op.13 in c minor
    • A. Harutyunyan — Sassoun dance
    • R. Schumann – F. Liszt — Widmung in A flat Major
    • F. Chopin — Waltz op.34 no.1 in A flat Major

    Momot Alexandra, Germany, 21 years

    Born on 05.10.1999 in (Germany)

    Started to play piano at the age of 13 with Prof. Ilja Scheps

    Since 2013 till now studied at with Prof. Ilja Scheps

    Competitions

    1. Prize at Jugend musiziert Bindeswettbewerb, 2014

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in g minor from WK II BWV 885
    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.13 in c minor 1st mov.

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.13 in c minor
    • G. Ligeti — Study no. 4 Fanfares
    • F. Liszt — Dance of the Death

    Noronha Joshua, Australia, 19 years

    Born on 30.11.2001 in Perth (Australia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Yoon Sen Lee

    Since 2012 till now studied at Yoon Sen Lee Music School with Prof. Yoon Sen Lee

    Competitions

    1st prize at 12th Rotary International Children’s Competition, 2014

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Study c sharp minor op.10 no.4
    • M. Hyde — Valley of Rocks
    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in C sharp Major from WK I BWV 848
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI /52 in E flat Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI /52 in E flat Major
    • G. Ligetri — Study no.8 ‘Fem’
    • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 2 in F Major op. 38
    • Lizst — Concert study ‘Waldesrauschen’

    Prazenica Pavol, Czech Republic, 19 years

    Born on 20.06.2001 in Zilina (Slovakia)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Skrivankova

    Since 2008 till 2015 studied at Music School Prague 6 with Prof. A. Macharackova
    Since 2008 till now studied at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts with Prof. Alena Vlasakova
    Since 2015 till now studied at The High School of Music in Prague with Prof. Libuse Ticha

    Competitions

    2nd prize at Piano Competition Young Pianist of the North, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue G major from WK I BWV 860
    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.2 no.3 in C Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.2 no. 3 in C Major
    • A. Adnan Saygun — from Ten Etudes on Aksak Rhuthns no. 5
    • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2

    Plada Gorka, England, 18 years

    Born on 02.05.2002 in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain)

    Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof.

    Since 2010 till 2016 studied at Conservatorio Manuel Castillo with Prof.
    Since 2016 till now studied at The Yehudi Menuhin School with Prof. Marcel Baudet

    Competitions

    3rd prize at Intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Competition in London, 2017

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in A Major from WK I BWV 864
    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.81a in E flat Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.81a in E flat Major
    • Liebermann — Gargoyles op. 2
    • F. Chopin — Ballade no.4 in f minor op.52

    Poelstra Welmoed, The Netherlands, 20 years

    Born on 23.09.2000 in Hallum (The Netherlands)

    Started to play piano at the age of 10 with Prof. Harry Maring

    Since 2013 till now studied at private lessons with Prof. Frans Douwe Slot

    Competitions

    3rd prize at Prinses Christina Concours, 2018

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in D Major from WK I BWV 850
    • F. Schubert — Sonata D664 in A major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • F. Schubert — Sonata D664 in A Major
    • S. Rachmaninov — Élegie op. 3 no. 1 in e flat minor

    Staub Simon, Germany, 21 years

    Born on 02.01.2000 in Paderborn (Germany)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Yoma Appenheimer

    Since 2011 till 2017 studied at Das Jungstudierenden-Institut der Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Prof. Piotr Oczkowski
    Since 2017 till 2018 studied at Das Jungstudierenden-Institut der Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Prof. Hartmut Schneider

    Competitions

    1st prize at Internationale Hohenlimburger Musikwettbewerb, 2010

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in c sharp minor from WK I BWV 849
    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI /51 in D Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI/51 in D Major
    • A. Ginastera — Sonata no.1 op. 22
    • Szymanowski — Variations op. 3 in b flat minor

    Tian Ziqi, Poland, 20 years

    Born on 20.12.2000 in Dangyang (China)

    Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Zheng Luo

    Since 2012 till 2016 studied at Middle School of Wuhan Conservatory of Music with Prof. Lingying Gu
    Since 2016 till 2017 studied at Middle School of Wuhan Conservatory of Music with Prof. Xiao Tan
    Since 2017 till now studied at The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz with Prof. Katarzyna Wojciech Rajs

    Competitions

    Gold Award in Group A at ‘Xingxinghuoju’ Chinese Piano Competition in Beijing, 2009

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in G major from WK II BWV 884
    • J. Haydn — Sonata XVI/52 in E-flat major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI/52 in E flat Major
    • F. Rzewski — Winnsboro cotton mill blues
    • F. Chopin — Ballade no.1 in g minor op.23

    Tijn van Mischa, The Netherlands, 20 years

    Born on 09.11.2000 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. MarjГЁs Benoist

    Since 2008 till 2016 studied at Sweelinck Academy/Amsterdam Conservatory with Prof. MarjГЁs Benoist
    Since 2016 till now studied at Sweelinck Academy/Amsterdam Conservatory with Prof. Frank van de Laar

    Competitions

    1st prize (solo) at Prinses Christina Concours, 2016

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in E-flat major from WK II BWV 852
    • F. Schubert — Sonata op.143 in a minor 2nd mov. Andante

    Second round

    • F. Schubert — Sonata D.784 op. 143 in a minor
    • F. Rzewski — no. 2 from Four Pieces for Piano
    • F. Liszt — Étude de Concert in D flat Major ‘Un Sospiro’
    • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude in b minor, op. 32 no. 10

    Wang Jiongli, China, 20 years

    Born on 29.01.2001 in Wenzhou (China)

    Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Panpan Chen

    Since 2011 till 2016 studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Prof. Shengsheng Tang
    Since 2016 till now studied at Central Conservatory of Music, Piano Academy at Gulangyu with Prof. Jiabin Hou

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in F sharp Major from WK I BWV 858
    • W.A. Mozart — Sonata KV 576 in D major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • W. A. Mozart — Sonata KV 576 in D Major
    • F. Liszt — Fantasia quasi Sonata Après une lecture du Dante

    Wilson James, USA, 20 years

    Born on 17.04.2001 in Orlando (USA)

    Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Hitomi Miura

    Since 2015 till now studied at Oberlin Conservatory with Prof. Alvin Chow
    Since 2009 till 2015 studied at University of Wyoming with Prof. Teresa Bogard
    Since 2008 till 2009 studied at Utah State University with Prof. Gary Amano

    Competitions

    3rd prize at Nashville International Piano Competition Nashville, Tennesee, 2018

    First round

    • J. S. Bach — Prelude & Fugue in C major from WK II BWV 870
    • W.A. Mozart — Sonata KV 576 in D Major 1st mov.

    Second round

    • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 1 op. 20 in b minor