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GROUP A

Bi Victoria Shuyi, USA, 14 years

Born on 28.02.2008 in Plano, Texas, (USA)

Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Yifan Liu

Since 2011 till now studied at Studio for Piano Arts with Prof. Yifan Liu

Competitions

2nd prize at Houston International Music Competition , 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Sinfonia from Partita no. 2 c major, BWV 826
  • F. Liszt — Concert Etude no. 3 in D flat Major ‘Un Sospiro’
  • M. Ravel — Une barque sur l’ocean

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in D major KV 576, 3rd mov.
  • R. Muczynski — Desperate Measures op. 48
  • F. Liszt — Rigoletto Paraphrase

Gonzalez Gerwig Alejandro, Germany, 15 years

Born on 07.05.2007 in Salzburg (Austria)

Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Christine Gerwig

Since 2010 till 2019 studied at home with Prof. Christine Gerwig
Since 2010 till 2019 studied at home with Prof. Efrain Gonzalez
Since 2019 till now studied at Musikhochschule Köln with Prof. Fabio Bidini

Competitions

special prize, 3rd and 2nd prize at Henle competition, 2013, 2014, 2015

First round

  • A. Scarlatti — Sonata E flat Major k 475
  • F. Liszt — Etude de concert 145 No.2 “Gnomenreigen”
  • F. Mendelssohn — Rondo capriccioso Op.14

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata no. 21 Op. 53 “Waldstein” 1. Allegro con brio
  • N. Kapustin — Etude de concert op.40 no. 3 Toccatina
  • E. Granados — Allegro de concierto Op.46

Kalaydzhiev Yasen, Bulgaria, 15 years

Born on 05.07.2007 in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

Since 2018 till now studied at National School of Music L. Pipkov with Prof. Emilia Kaneva

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in d minor WK II BWV 875
  • F. Chopin — Study in c minor op. 25, no. 12
  • F. Chopin — Variations brillantes in B flat major op.12

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in c minor, HobXVI/33 1st mov.
  • Claudio Santoro — Paulistana No. 1, No. 4
  • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no. 13

Liu Shan, New Zealand, 12 years

Born on 29.12.2009 in Chongqing (China)

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

Since 2017 till 2018 studied at Chongqing private school with Prof. Xing Jiang
Since 2019 till 2022 studied at Auckland music school with Prof. Stephen De Pledge
Since 2021 till 2022 studied at online with Prof. Xin Wang

Competitions

Grand Jury Prize Winner at Marco International Piano Competition, 2019

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in G Major WK II BWV 884
  • F. Chopin — Study in G-flat Major op.10, no.5
  • R. Schumann — Abegg Variations op.1

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in D Major KV 576, 1st mov.
  • E. de Castro-Robinson — ‘Chat’
  • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no.12

Mahasaranond Pinn, Thailand, 15 years

Born on 22.12.2006 in Bangkok (Thailand)

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

Since 2018 till 2021 studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Dr.Pornphan Banternghansa
Since 2019 till 2022 studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Dr.Christopher Janwong Mckiggan

Competitions

Silver medal at Piano Star International Competition, 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in B Major WK II BWV 892
  • F. Chopin — Study in G flat Major op. 10 no. 5
  • F. Liszt — Ballade no. 1 in D flat Major

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in E flat Major Hob. XVI/52 1st mov.
  • W. Albright — Nightmares Fantasy Rag
  • J. Brahms — Intermezzo in a minor op. 116 no. 2

MIRA SPERANDIO DEVA, Spain, 15 years

Born on 14.08.2007 in VALENCIA (Spain)

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

Since 2015 till 2019 studied at State Conservatoire Ontinyent with Prof. Marta Gironés
Since 2019 till now studied at State Conservatoire Ontinyent with Prof. Rosa Campos
Since 2018 till now studied at regular masterclasses with Prof. Istvàn Székely

Competitions

2nd prize at XI “G. Machí” Piano Competition, Spain., 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in e minor WK I BWV 855
  • F. Chopin — Study in c sharp minor op.10 no. 4
  • I. Albéniz — Suite Iberia, book I, no. 3. El Corpus Christi en Sevilla

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonate in e minor Hob XVI/34 1st mov.
  • N. Kapustin — Concert Etude no. 1 op. 40, Prelude
  • I. Albéniz — Suite Iberia, book I, no 1. Evocación
  • S. Prokófiev — Sonate no. 3, in a minor op 28

ROSSO FILIPPO ALBERTO, Italy, 15 years

Born on 31.01.2007 in PORDENONE (Italy)

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

Since 2014 till 2018 studied at Scuola di Musica Città di Pordenone with Prof. Lucia Grizzo
Since 2019 till now studied at Accademia del Ridotto – Stradella di Pavia with Prof. Pasquale Iannone
Since 2021 till now studied at Trieste Conservatory G. Tartini with Prof. Teresa Trevisan

Competitions

Absolute 1st prize at 29 Concorso Pianistico Città di Albenga, 2016

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g minor WK I BWV 861
  • F. Chopin — Study in c-sharp minor op. 10 no. 4
  • F. Chopin — Polonaise in A Major op. 40 no. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in D Major op. 10 no. 3 1st mov.
  • A. Piazzolla — From Trois Préludes – Flora’s Game
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b-flat minor op. 31

Sakai-Ivanova Ameli, Bulgaria, 14 years

Born on 05.09.2008 in London (United Kingdom)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Akiko Ohtomo

Since 2014 till now studied at private school with Prof. Yukiko Shinohara

Competitions

1st prize at The International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso, 2019

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue C-sharp Major WK I BWV 848
  • F. Chopin — Study in e minor op.25 no. 5
  • F. Chopin — Grande Valse Brillante op. 34 no. 1

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in D Major KV 576 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — ‘Mouvement’ from Image 1st book
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in E flat Major op. 9 no. 2
  • N. Kapustin — Etude in Different Intervals op. 68 no.1

Sakata Matthew, United States of America, 14 years

Born on 29.05.2008 in Modesto (United States of America)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Ms. Yiyi Ku

Since 2013 till 2020 studied at Piano Music Murrieta with Prof. Ms. Yiyi Ku
Since 2020 till now studied at New York with Prof. Dr. Yoon Lee

Competitions

prize winner at Steinway Society Of Riverside CA, 2019

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue f minor WK II BWV 881
  • F. Chopin — Study op. 10 no. 8 in F Major
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c minor op.13, ‘Pathetique’ 3rd mov.

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in b minor Hob XVI/32 1st mov.
  • A. Copland — The Cat and The Mouse
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 1 in g minor, op. 23

Sukendro Sophie, Indonesia, 14 years

Born on 05.05.2008 in Laguna Niguel (United States of America)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Ms. Yana Welch

Since 2015 till 2018 studied at Music Hub with Prof. Ms. Yana Welch
Since 2018 till now studied at private school with Prof. Dr. Jordan Rashkov

Competitions

1st prize at 12th Emirates International Peace Music Festival, 2016

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue G Major WK I BWV 860
  • F. Chopin — Study in F Major op. 10 no. 8
  • F. Liszt — from ‘Grandes Etudes de Paganini’ no. 6 in a minor

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E Major op. 14 no. 1 1st mov.
  • W. Bolcom — The Garden of Eden III. The Serpent’s Kiss (Rag Fantasy)
  • F. Liszt — ‘Tarantella’ from Venezia e Napoli

Ueyama Rio, Poland, 15 years

Born on 19.07.2007 in Otwock (Poland)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Marzena Jasińska-Siudzińska

Since 2011 till 2016 studied at Primary Music School of Emil Młynarski in Warsaw with Prof. Marzena Jasińska-Siudzińska
Since 2016 till 2018 studied at Primary Music School of Emil Młynarski in Warsaw with Prof. Anna Stempin-Jasnowska
Since 2019 till now studied at General Secondary Music School of Zenon Brzewski in Warsaw with Prof. Irina Rumiancewa-Dabrowski

Competitions

1st Prize and the award for the best performance of J. S. Bach piece at The National Piano Competition in Konin in Poland, 2018

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Partita no. 2 in c minor BWV 826 – Sinfonia
  • F. Chopin — Study in c minor op. 10 no. 12
  • F. Mendelssohn — Rondo capriccioso op. 14

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in E-flat Major Hob. XVI/52, 1 mov.
  • W. Kilar — Mazurka in A Major
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 47

Wu Ruby, Hong Kong, 16 years

Born on 24.08.2006 in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Rizzo Chung

Since 2010 till now studied at GMC Academy with Prof. Rizzo Chung

Competitions

Silver prize at The Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia, 2017

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Partita no.1 in B flat major – Prelude, Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue
  • F. Chopin — Study in F major op.10 no. 8
  • B. Bartók — Suite, op.14 no.1-3

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c minor op.13, “Pathetique” 1st mov.
  • Z. de Abreu – M.-A. Hamelin — Tico-tico no fubá
  • R. Schumann — From Fantasiestücke op. 12 – Des Abend, Aufschwung, In der Nacht

Yoshida Livadas Sara, Japan, 13 years

Born on 17.08.2009 in Kobe (Japan)

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

Since 2018 till 2019 studied at private studio with Prof. Ada Shebanova
Since 2019 till now studied at private studio with Prof. Jordan Rashkov

Competitions

1st Prize Elementary Division at Gene Marcus Piano Competition Purdue University, 2019

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude from English Suite no. 3 in g minor BWV 808
  • F. Chopin — Study in F Major op. 10 no. 8
  • F. Liszt — Concert study ‘Gnomenreigen’

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op. 2 no.1 1st mov.
  • E. Kissin — Toccata
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b flat minor op. 31

Yu Stanford, United States of America, 15 years

Born on 23.10.2006 in Fremont (United States of America)

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

Since 2011 till 2021 studied at Daniel Cheng’s Piano Studio with Prof. Daniel Cheng
Since 2021 till now studied at Choupak Piano Studio with Prof. Benjamin Choupak

Competitions

1st prize at United States International Music Competition, 2018

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Sinfonia from Partita no. 2 in c minor BWV 826
  • F. Liszt — Trancendental Etude no. 10 in f minor
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in c minor op. 48, no. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat major op. 81a 1st mov.
  • R. Shchedrin — Basso Ostinato
  • F. Chopin — Polonaise in A flat Major op. 53

GROUP B

Aćimović Vladimir, Serbia, 20 years

Born on 06.05.2002 in Niš (Serbia)

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

Since 2014 till 2018 studied at Music School Nis with Prof. Ilia Tchernaev and Suzana Mardikijan Novakovic
Since 2018 till now studied at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Milana Chernyavska
Since 2018 till now studied at Faculty of Music Belgrade with Prof. Lidija Stankovic

Competitions

1st prize at Merci Maestro, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and fugue in a minor WK II BWV 889
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude- Tableau in e flat minor op. 39 no. 5
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat Major op. 7, 1st mov.
  • N. Medtner — from 2 Fairy tales, op. 20 no. 1-Allegro con espressione

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in A Major op. 101
  • F. Chopin — Polonaise – Fantasie op. 61
  • G. Ligeti — Étude no. 16 “Pour Irina”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Alder Alessandro, Switzerland, 17 years

Born on 01.03.2005 in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

Since 2019 till now studied at Conservatory of Zurich with Prof. See Siang Wong
Since 2019 till now studied at Goppisberg Summeracademy at Spiez with Prof. Alessandro Tardino

Competitions

1st prize at Youth Music Competition Zurich, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue b flat minor WK I BWV 867
  • F. Liszt — Etude d’exécution transcendante no. 10 in f-minor
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in e minor op. 90, 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — Préludes, Livre II: 2. Feuilles mortes

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in e minor op. 90
  • A. von Henselt — Etude in f minor op. 5, no. 10
  • S. Thalberg — Fantasie über die Oper “Lucia di Lammermoor” von Donizetti, op. 44, D flat Major
  • P. Racine — Des Astres: Astres noirs

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Arai Michi, Japan, 18 years

Born on 31.03.2004 in Tokyo (Japan)

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

Since 2015 till 2021 studied at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Alma Sauer
Since 2021 till now studied at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Tim Ovens

Competitions

1er Prix and Prix CMF at Concourso de France, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue b flat minor WK I BWV 867
  • F. Liszt — Etude d’exécution transcendante no.5 “Feux follets”
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C-Major Hob.XVI/48 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — “Ondine” from Préludes, Book II

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C-Major Hob.XVI: 48, No.58
  • F. Liszt — Mephisto Waltz no.1 in A-Major
  • E. Rautavaara — Piano Sonata no. 2 “The Fire Sermon”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Arai Mie, Japan, 18 years

Born on 31.03.2004 in Tokyo (Japan)

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

Since 2018 till 2021 studied at Musik and Arts University of the city of Vienna with Prof. Thomas Kreuzberger
Since 2021 till now studied at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Matthias Trachsel

Competitions

2nd prize at II.Danubia Talents International Piano competition, 2017

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue A major WK II BWV 888
  • A. Scriabin — Study op.42 no.8 in E flat Major
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in b minor Hob. XVI/32, 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Piano Sonata no.3 in a minor, op.28

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in b minor Hob. XVI/32
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in c minor op.48 no.1
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no.2 in b flat minor, op.31
  • N. Kapustin — Variations for Piano, op.41

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Bellapu Sanjana, India, 19 years

Born on 13.01.2003 in Bangalore (India)

Started to play piano at the age of 10 with Prof. Ludovica Tassani

Since 2012 till 2018 studied at Private Studio with Prof. Ludovica Tassani
Since 2018 till now studied at Private Studio with Prof. Natasha Harlap
Since 2021 till now studied at Boston Conservatory at Berklee with Prof. Jonathan Bass

Competitions

Young Artist Award at NC Bach Festival, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue C sharp Major WK I BWV 850
  • F. Liszt — form 3 Etudes de Concert no. 2 in f minor “La leggierezza”
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in c minor Hob.XVI:20, 1st mov.
  • R. Schumann — from Bunte Blätter op. 99 no. 1 and no. 5

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in c minor Hob.XVI:20
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b-flat minor, op. 31
  • T. Duong — An Expression of Habituality Silent Thoughts

Orchestral round

  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, KV 466

Beniuk Khrystyna, Ukraine, 19 years

Born on 15.11.2002 in Lviv (Ukraine)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Iryna Solovey

Since 2009 till 2019 studied at Special Music School named after S. Krushelnytska with Prof. Iryna Solovey
Since 2019 till 2020 studied at Special Music School named after S. Krushelnytska with Prof. Victoria Sokolovska
Since 2020 till now studied at M. Lysenko National Music Academy in Lviv with Prof. Myroslav Dragan

Competitions

3rd prize at International piano competition “Feurich-virtuoz”, 2018

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue C Major WK I BWV 848
  • F. Chopin — Study in g sharp minor op. 25 no. 6
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op.57, 1st mov.
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-tableaux op.39 no.1 c minor

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op.57
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 1 in g minor op. 23
  • B. Frolyak — “Kurz”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Boura Daniel, Czech Republic, 20 years

Born on 08.02.2002 in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

Since 2006 till 2019 studied at Music School and Gymnasium of the Capital City of Prague with Prof. Peter Toperczer
Since 2019 till 2021 studied at Music School and Gymnasium of the Capital City of Prague with Prof. Marek Kozák
Since 2021 till Now studied at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Prof. Marek Kozák and Prof. Lukáš Klánský

Competitions

1st prize and prize for the absolute winner at Pro Bohemia, 2016

First round

  • J. S. Bach — I A flat Major WK I BWV 862
  • F. Chopin — Study in F Major op. 10 no. 8
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in d minor op. 31 no. 2 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Ballade in F major op.38

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in d minor op. 31 no. 2
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b flat minor op. 31
  • F. Poulenc — Novelette no. 3 in e minor

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Campbell George, United Kingdom, 19 years

Born on 11.11.2002 in Warrington (United Kingdom)

Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Simon Bottomley

Since 2014 till 2016 studied at Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester, England) with Prof. Masayuki Tayama
Since 2017 till 2018 studied at Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester, England) with Prof. Graham Caskie
Since 2018 till 2020 studied at Royal College of Music Junior Department (London) with Prof. Geoffrey Govier

Competitions

2nd prize at IX International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Kyiv, Ukraine), Group “Horowitz – Debut”, Category A, 2011

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue A flat Major WK II BWV 886
  • F. Chopin — Study in C Major op. 10 no. 7
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C major Hob. XVI/50, 1st mov.

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C major Hob. XVI/50
  • J. Brahms — Variations on a Theme of Paganini, book 2
  • N. Kapustin — Concert Etude op. 40 no. 1

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Chawla Advay, India, 17 years

Born on 09.01.2005 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Marilize Vos

Since April 2020 till Present studied at Private Teacher with Prof. Jordan Rashkov

Competitions

Runner Up at Young Musicians of the Gulf, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue D Major WK I BWV 850
  • F. Chopin — Study in C Major op. 10 no. 1
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 7, 1st mov.
  • J. Brahms — Sonata no. 3 in f minor op. 5, 1st mov.

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in A Major op. 2 no 2
  • F. Liszt — Ballade no. 2 in b minor S171
  • G. Ligeti — Musica Ricercata IV

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Chua Bernice, Australia, 19 years

Born on 14.11.2002 in Canberra (Australia)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Marie Cull

Since 2016 till 2018 studied at Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Prof. Bernadette Harvey
Since 2018 till Present studied at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Andreas Weber

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue C Major WK II BWV 847
  • F. Chopin — Study op. 10 no. 1
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in d minor op. 31 no. 2, 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — Toccata from “Pour Le Piano”

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C Major op. 53
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 1 in g minor op. 23
  • C. Vine — Filigree from the Anne Landa Preludes

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

de Jong Loes, Netherlands, 20 years

Born on 05.04.2002 in Den Haag (Netherlands)

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

Since 2010 till 2017 studied at Factorium Goirle with Prof. Rob Nederlof
Since 2017 till 2020 studied at Academie Muzikaal Talent with Prof. Marjes Benoist
Since 2020 till 2022 studied at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Prof. Denys Proschayev

Competitions

Finalist at Young Classical Talent Award, 2018

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue C Major WK I BWV 848
  • F. Chopin — Study in A flat Major op. 10 no. 10
  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in B flat Major KV 281, 1st mov.
  • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude in c-sharp minor, op. 3 no. 2

Second round

  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in B flat Major KV 281
  • F. Mendelssohn — Fantasie in f sharp minor op 28
  • J. Sporck — Interlude op. 58a no. 1, Interlude op. 58a no. 3
  • J. Sporck — Uvadanije

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Dumitrascu Daniel, Romania, 21 years

Born on 15.08.2001 in Ploiești (Romania)

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

Since 2007 till 2014 studied at Colegiul de Artă “Carmen Sylva” Ploiești with Prof. Natalia Mocănescu
Since 2014 till 2020 studied at Colegiul de Artă “Carmen Sylva” Ploiești with Prof. Cristian Duca
Since 2020 till now studied at University of Music Bucharest with Prof. Viniciu Moroianu

Competitions

1 at Concurs Musical de France, 2008

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue F Major WK II BWV 880
  • F. Chopin — Study in e minor op. 25 no. 5
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c minor op. 13, Pathetique, 1st mov.
  • G. Enescu — Bourree from Suite op. 10 no. 2

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c minor op. 13, Pathetique
  • F. Chopin — Polonaise – Fantasie op. 61
  • A. Ginastera — Piano Sonata no. 1 op. 22, 1st mov.

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

HAJE Simon, Germany, 17 years

Born on 11.03.2005 in Berlin (Germany)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Stefan Lietz

Since 2014 till 2022 studied at University of the Arts Berlin with Prof. Stefan Lietz
Since 2020 till now studied at University of the Arts Berlin with Prof. Markus Groh
Since 2020 till now studied at HfMT Rostock (YARO) with Prof. Bernd Zack

Competitions

1st prize and Special prize at Münchner Podium, 2018

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue D Major WK II BWV 874
  • F. Chopin — Study in a minor op. 25 no. 11
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in A Major, op. 2 no. 2, 1st mov.
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude Tableau in c minor op. 39 no. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 81a
  • R. Schumann — Fantasy in C major op. 17, 1st mov.
  • G. Ligeti — Etude no. 13 “L’escalier du diable”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Jansen Alexander, Netherlands, 17 years

Born on 27.03.2005 in Utrecht (Netherlands)

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

Since 2012 till 2015 studied at Music school with Prof. E. Jansen
Since 2015 till 2020 studied at Academie Muzikaal Talent te Conservatorium Utrecht with Prof. Marjes Benoist
Since 2020 till now studied at Academie Muzikaal Talent te Conservatorium Utrecht with Prof. Thomas Beijer and at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp with Prof. Sergei Edelmann

Competitions

1st prize at De Muziekwedstrijd, 2020

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue a minor WK II BWV 889
  • A. Scriabin — Study op. 8 no. 12
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in e minor op. 90 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 2 in F Major op. 38

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2
  • F. Chopin — Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brilliante op. 22
  • V. Kazandjiev — Toccata
  • C. Debussy — Prelude no. 6 ‘General Lavine – eccentric’

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Jurakić Jure, Netherlands, 16 years

Born on 03.05.2006 in Gouda (Netherlands)

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

Since 2015 till 2021 studied at School for Young Talent, Royal Conservatoire The Hague with Prof. Kamilla Bystrova

Competitions

2nd prize, audience award at Steinway Piano competition, 2018

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue g moll WK I BWV 861
  • F. Liszt — Concert Etude no. 2 in f minor ‘La Leggierezza’
  • W.A. Mozart — Sonat no. 8 in a minor KV 310, 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — L’isle Joyeuse

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonate no. 8 in a minor KV 310
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in F Major op. 15 no. 1
  • D. Shostakovich — Prelude and Fugue in a minor op. 87, no. 2
  • L. Auerbach — Prelude no. 24 in d minor

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Kok Alyssa, Singapore, 20 years

Born on 14.08.2002 in Singapore (Singapore)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Benjamin Loh, Roxana Tang and Monica Tong

Since 2014 till 2018 studied at Leopold Mozart Institute for Highly Talented Students, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria with Prof. Andreas Weber
Since 2018 till 2021 studied at Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria with Prof. Rolf Plagge and Prof. Gereon Kleiner
Since 2021 till now studied at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland with Prof. Wojciech Świtała

Competitions

2nd prize at VI International Chopin Competition in Turzno, Poland, 2022

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue d minor WK II BWV 875
  • F. Chopin — Study in F Major op. 10 no. 8
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C Major op. 53, “Waldstein” 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Sonata no. 2 in d minor op. 14, 4th mov.

Second round

  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in B-flat Major KV 333
  • F. Chopin — Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22
  • N. Kapustin — Concert Etude in e minor op. 40 no. 3 “Toccatina”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Lin Harvey, United Kingdom, 19 years

Born on 22.12.2002 in Ascot (United Kingdom)

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

Since 2010 till 2022 studied at Windsor Piano School with Prof. Edita Stankeviciute
Since 2020 till 2021 studied at Eton College with Prof. Melanie Spanswick
Since 2021 till 2022 studied at private school with Prof. Boris Petrushansky

Competitions

2nd prize at Neapolitan Masters International Piano Competition (online), 2020

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue a minor WK I BWV 865
  • F. Liszt — Transcendental Etude no.10 in f minor
  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata KV 576 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Toccata op.11

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in A Major op.101
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in e flat minor op. 39 no. 5
  • L. Liebermann — Gargoyles op.29

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

MASSET Zoé, Belgium, 20 years

Born on 04.07.2002 in Liège (Belgium)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 years old with Prof. Laurence Falisse

Since 2011 till 2018 studied at Académie Amélie Dengis of Seraing with Prof. Cécile Petit
Since 2018 till now studied at Royal Conservatory of Liège with Prof. Jean Schils, François Thiry and Etienne Rappe

Competitions

1st prize at Concours de Piano Andrée Charlier, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue d sharp minor WK II BWV 877
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in f sharp minor op. 39 n. 3
  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in c minor KV 457 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — Poissons d’or

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in A Major op. 2 no. 2
  • F. Chopin — Fantasy in f minor op. 49
  • E. Rautavaara — Passionale

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Nebaba Anna, Ukraine, 17 years

Born on 15.01.2005 in Donetsk (Ukraine)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 years old with Prof. Nataliya Chesnokova

Since 2011 till 2014 studied at Donetsk Secondary Music School with Prof. Nataliya Chesnokova
Since 2015 till 2019 studied at Kyiv Secondary Music School named after M.Lysenko with Prof. Nataliya Tolpygo-Rusina
Since 2019 till 2022 studied at Kyiv Lysеnko State Music Lyceum with Prof. Borys Fedorov

Competitions

1st prize at XI Ukrainian National Competition “Classical Meridian” in Kyiv, 2012

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue g sharp minor WK II BWV 887
  • F Chopin — Study in a minor op. 25 no. 11
  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in c minor KV 457 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Toccata in d minor op. 11

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in c minor KV 457
  • F. Liszt — Mephisto-Waltz no. 1
  • G. Ligeti — Etude no. 13 “The Devil’s Staircase”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Nha Uhhjae, Republic of Korea, 16 years

Born on 14.03.2006 in Seoul (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Junghyun Kwon

Since 2012 till 2014 studied at Yonsei-Xii Music Academy with Prof. Junghyun Kwon
Since 2015 till present studied at Mihyang Shin private school with Prof. Mihyang Shin

Competitions

1st prize at Seoul National Music Competition, 2013

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue C sharp Major WK I BWV 848
  • F. Chopin — Study c-sharp minor op. 10 no. 4
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op. 57 ‘Apassionata’ 3rd mov.
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 1 in b minor op. 20

Second round

  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 32 in b flat minor, op. 31
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op. 57 ‘Apassionata’
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b flat minor op. 31
  • N. Kapustin — Concert Etude op. 40, no..6

Orchestral round

  • L.van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Rozsonits Ildikó, Hungary, 16 years

Born on 16.04.2006 in Budapest (Hungary)

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

Since 2016 till 2018 studied at Liszt Academy Budapest with Prof. Mariann Marczi
Since 2016 till studied at Liszt Academy Budapest with Prof. Gábor Eckhardt
Since 2020 till studied at AMP Vienna with Prof. Philippe Raskin

Competitions

1st prize at EPTA Belgium International Piano Competition, Brussels, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue E flat Major WK II BWV 876
  • F. Liszt — Transcendental Etude no. 5 ‘Feux follets’
  • F. Schubert — Sonata in a minor D784, 3rd mov.
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude Tableau in e flat minor op. 39 no. 5

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C major Hob XVI/50
  • F. Liszt — Ballade no. 2
  • G. Ligeti — Etude no. 13 ‘Devil’s Staircase’

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Schumacher Erik Johann, Germany, 20 years

Born on 12.08.2002 in Leipzig (Germany)

Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Makhpura Zhunussova Schilling

Since 2005 till 2020 studied at private school with Prof. Makhpura Zhunussova Schilling
Since 2019 till Now studied at Musikschule “Johann Sebastian Bach” Leipzig with Prof. Andriy Tsygichko

Competitions

1st prize at Chamber Music Competition as “Duo Avek”, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue A flat Major WK I BWV 862
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in f sharp minor op. 39, no. 3
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in F Major op.10 no. 2, 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Sonata no. 3 in a minor, op. 28

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in F Major op.10 no. 2,
  • F. Chopin — Polonaise in A flat Major, op. 53
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in A flat Major, op. 32 no. 2
  • Nikolai Kapustin — Concert Etude in D flat Major, op. 40 no. 7

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Sejbuk Zuzanna, Poland, 17 years

Born on 20.08.2005 in Police (Poland)

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

Since 2012 till 2019 studied at OSM I st. im. prof. Marka Jasińskiego in Szczecin with Prof. Hanna Urbańska
Since 2019 till now studied at POSM II st. im. F. Chopina in Kraków with Prof. Olga Łazarska

Competitions

1st prize at VIII Maurycy Moszkowski International Piano Competition in Kielce, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue b flat minor WK II BWV 891
  • F. Chopin — Study in G flat Major no. 25 no. 9
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in E flat Major Hob XVI/62, 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in G Major op. 37 no. 2

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in E flat Major Hob XVI/62
  • F. Chopin — Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op. 22
  • N. Kapustin — Concert Etude op. 40 no. 7 “Intermezzo”

Orchestral round

  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, KV 466

Semykras Dmytro, Ukraine, 21 years

Born on 09.06.2001 in Sumy (Ukraine)

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

Since 2011 till 2020 studied at Sumy College of Arts and Culture after D.S.Bortnyanskyi with Prof. Svitlana Morozova
Since 2020 till now studied at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Dr. Milana Chernyavska

Competitions

2nd prize and 2 special prizes at International competition of young pianists in a memory of Vladimir Horowitz, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue A-flat Major WK II BWV 862
  • F. Chopin — Study in c minor op. 25 no. 12
  • F. Haydn — Sonata in C Major Hob XVI/50 1st.mov.
  • G.Rossini -G. Ginsburg — Fantasy on “Largo al Factotum” from the ‘Barber of Seville’

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in G major op. 31 no. 1
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in e flat minor op. 39 no. 5
  • D. Schostakowich — Prelude and Fugue in D Major op. 87 no. 5
  • M. Skoryk — “Burlesque”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Woźniak Mikołaj, Poland, 18 years

Born on 22.11.2003 in Zielona Góra (Poland)

Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Aleksandra Fudali-Matusewicz

Since 2011 till 2017 studied at National Music School in ZIelona Góra with Prof. Aleksandra Fudali-Matusewicz
Since 2018 till now studied at National Music School in Kraków with Prof. Olga Łazarska

Competitions

1st prize and Special award at EPTA Competition in Kraków, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue g minor WK II BWV 885
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in e flat minor op. 39 no. 5
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in A flat Major Hob XVI/46, 1st mov.
  • K. Szymanowski — Mazurka op. 50 no. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in A flat Major op.110
  • F. Mendelssohn — Variations sérieuses op. 54
  • P. Mykietyn — Prelude no. 2 quarter note = ca 48 from the Four Preludes for Piano

Orchestral round

  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, KV 466

Yang Tom, United Kingdom, 17 years

Born on 20.02.2005 in Sunderland (United Kingdom)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Ruth Nye

Since 2013 till now studied at Yehudi Menuhin School with Prof. Ruth Nye

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue B flat Major WK I BWV 866
  • A. Scriabin — Study in f sharp minor op. 45 no. 5
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 81a ‘Les Adieux’, 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — Jardins sous la pluie

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 81a ‘Les Adieux’
  • R. Schumann — Arabeske op. 18
  • G. Ligeti — Etude no.13 ‘Devil’s Staircase’

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat Major, op. 73

ZHANG XIAOLIN, China, 17 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 2010 till 2016 studied at Center for Music Arts with Prof. Peter Kalmar
Since 2016 till Now studied at Private studio with Prof. Jordan Rashkov

Competitions

Franz Liszt Award at The 5th International F. Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar, Germany, 2017

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue b minor WK II BWV 893
  • F. Chopin — Study in C major op. 10 no. 1
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op. 57, “Appassionata” 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — “Feux d’artifice”, from Preludes, Book II

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op. 57, “Appassionata”
  • F. Liszt — Reminiscences de Don Juan
  • N. Kapustin — from 8 Concert Etudes – ‘Prelude’, op. 40, no. 1

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37