Winners of 2021 Spring Competitions

Piano Competition

All Categories

Jacob Kordus, United States, Piano, First Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Dr. Elena Nezhdanova

Nikki Iles, The Cheshire Cat

Kaya Yoo, United States, Piano, First Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Dr. Sarah Ahn

William Gillock, Ariel

Wong Kwan Sin, Hong Kong, Piano, Second Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: MT Wong

Friedrich Burgmüller, Innocence Op. 100 No. 5

Grace Tong, United States, Piano, Second Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Galina Kostukovsky

S. Maykapar, "Little Commander"

Chih-Heng Chang, Taiwan, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Mary Ko

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arietta

Grace Tong, United States, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Galina Kostukovsky

I. Litkova, Variations on a theme of a Byelorussian folk song

Venla Heiskanen, Finland, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Elena Loginova

Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky, Old French Song from Children’s Album, Op. 39 No. 16

Mckayla Cuanda, United States, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Dr. Elena Nezhdanova

Paula Dreyer, Current

Ka Wing Wong, Hong Kong, Piano, Honorable Mention

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Teacher: Irene Chan

16th century Traditional, 500 year old Melody

Aleksandra Galushkina, Estonia, Piano, First Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Jekaterina Rostovtseva

Franz Liszt, Etude Op. 12 No. 1 in B-flat Minor

Karina Kostina, Estonia, Piano, First Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Jekaterina Rostovtseva

Hens Vlam - Verwaaijen, Solitude

Sesili Sivsivadze, Georgia, Piano, First Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Nana Akhobadze

Sergei Prokofiev, "Grasshoppers and Dragonflies"

Tejit Boriboonpoka, Thailand, Piano, First Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa

Dmitri Shostakovich, Polka from "Dances of Dolls"

Jodi Brielle Brown, United States, Piano, First Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Elena Fomicheva

Isaak Berkovich, Variations on a Theme of Paganini

Andy Wang, Canada, Piano, Second Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Olga Chichova

N. Rakov, Polka

Morgan Lobo, Colombia, Piano, Second Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Juliana Reinat

Nikolai Slonimsky, Little Rondo

Sesili Sivsivadze, Georgia, Piano, Second Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Nana Akhobadze

Frederic Chopin, Etude in F Minor Op. 25 No. 2

Maddox Marsollek, Germany, Piano, Second Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Elisaveta Blumina

Isaak Berkovich, Variations on a Theme of Paganini

Victoria Pan, United States, Piano, Second Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Katya Barash

Carl Maria von Weber, Scherzo

Muying Wu, Canada, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Olga Chichova

Kevin Olson, Seven of Hearts

Kesy Zheng, Italy, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Sara Pelliccia

Franz Joseph Haydn, Sonata in C major Hob. XVI:1

Emmeline Chloe Hadeli, Switzerland, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Slava Spiridonov

Frederic Chopin, Etude in F Minor Op. 25 No. 2

Kulrada Kampanya, Thailand, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Yeji Yoon

Claude Debussy, Le Petit Noir (Cakewalk)

Isabelle Wu, United States, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Dr. Lubov Laura De Valois

Cecile Chaminade, Gavotte in A minor from Album d'enfants, Op. 123 No. 5

Elias Yuen, United States, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Jennifer Gutierrez

Claude Debussy, Le Petit Noir (Cakewalk)

Laura Zhou, Canada, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Luda Najda

Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Tarantella Op. 65 No. 4

Elias Yuen, United States, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Jennifer Gutierrez

Franz Joseph Haydn, Sonata No. 6 in C Major Hob. XVI:10, First movement: Moderato

Xiaowei Li, United States, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Helen Marlais

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545

Drake Bian, United States, Piano, Third Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Zoia Golofeeva

Muzio Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36, No. 3

Eva Essilevskaia, France, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Esaulova Mariia

Friedrich Burgmüller, Innocence Op. 100 No. 5

Eva Essilevskaia, France, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Esaulova Mariia

Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky, Waltz Op.39 No. 8 from Album for the Young

Selina Krah, Germany, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Irina Woronow

Bernadine Johnson, Tarantella Furioso

Hermes Mancini, Italy, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Elene Baburina

Johann Krieger, Menuet

Deedeh Rouhani, United Kingdom, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Neysun Rouhani

Johann Sebastian Bach, Two-part Invention in A minor

Aparna Sarkar, United States, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Dr. Lubov Laura De Valois

Anton Diabelli, Op. 168 No. 2

Kai Lin, United States, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Dominic Carioti

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Solfeggio in C minor

Riya Prasanna, United States, Piano, Fourth Place

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Ms. Hewathy

Ludwig van Beethoven, Ecossaise in G Major

Ho Sum Yin, Hong Kong, Piano, Honorable Mention

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Ng Nga Yee Emily

La Petite Reunion, Allegro non troppo

Agnes Lahtova, Macedonia, Piano, Honorable Mention

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Teacher: Petar Makarievski

William Gillock, Hummingbird