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2021 VIENNA VIRTUOSO MUSIC COMPETITION

Congratulations to all winners of Vienna Virtuoso Music Competition!

YOUNG MUSICIAN CATEGORY (8 Years Old and Younger)

JUDGES' BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD

Thalit Pakittawatanasiri was born in Thailand, on June 2012. He began to learn music course at the Yamaha Music School about the age of four. And started learning piano at the Piano Academy of Bangkok when he was 6 years old. He is currently a student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa and Thawanhathai Rujichaitammakul. He has a chance to participated in various music festivals and piano competitions.
AWARDS: “The First Grand Prize Winner” The North International Music Competition Autumn Competition 2021; “1st Prize” C Category 2021 CMTG Young Musician Competition & Festival; “Grand Prize Winner” Advanced (Highly competitive) Rocky Mountain Piano Competition Fall season 2021; “Platinum Award” Chopin Polonaise Category The 1st Bangkok International Performing Art Piano Competition 2021; “Platinum Award” The 3rd WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition; “First Place Winner” Advanced (Highly competitive) 21st Century Talents Keyboard Competition “First Prize” The MAP-IMC 2021 “Platinum Prize” 1st Joyeux Music International Festival and Competition for Young Pianists 2021; “First Place Winner” 2021 Chicago International Music Competition and Festival.
Camilla Choi started her piano journey when she was 4 and half with Mr Luu Hong Quang. She also taking regular online classes from Professor Mikhail Petukhov and Professor Alexander Romanovsky. She made her first orchestra performance at the age of 6 and she has been performed in Asia, North America, South America and Australia. She has over 68k followers on the instagram. Camilla loves drawing, reading books, traveling and making new friends. AWARDS: 2021 International piano competition “Frederic Chopin” 9th Edition – Romania online Edition (Absolute First Prize); 2021 Vienna Virtuoso Festival International music competition (First Prize Winner and Judge’s best performance Award); 2021 Salzburg’ Grand Prize Virtuoso International music competiton (First Prize winner and exceptional young Talent special Prize Winner); 2021 6th Propiano International piano competition (First prize winner); 2021 Great Masters piano Competition (First Prize winner).
Ling-Xi Ma started her violin study with Jan Coleman, at the age of 5. Since 2019, Ling-Xi has won the First Place of Simon-Fiset Competition in 3 consecutive years. As the youngest player, she won the 3rd Place in Atlanta Festival Academy Competition in 2020. Ling-Xi had several recitals at venues including the Benaroya Hall, Meany Hall and Seattle Pacific University. She played as Assistant Principal Violin in the Seattle Youth Symphony. Besides violin, Ling-Xi also likes playing piano and reading.
Thalit Pakittawatanasiri was born in Thailand, on June 2012. He began to learn music course at the Yamaha Music School about the age of four. And started learning piano at the Piano Academy of Bangkok when he was 6 years old. He is currently a student of Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa and Thawanhathai Rujichaitammakul. He has a chance to participated in various music festivals and piano competitions.
AWARDS: “The First Grand Prize Winner” The North International Music Competition Autumn Competition 2021; “1st Prize” C Category 2021 CMTG Young Musician Competition & Festival; “Grand Prize Winner” Advanced (Highly competitive) Rocky Mountain Piano Competition Fall season 2021; “Platinum Award” Chopin Polonaise Category The 1st Bangkok International Performing Art Piano Competition 2021; “Platinum Award” The 3rd WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition; “First Place Winner” Advanced (Highly competitive) 21st Century Talents Keyboard Competition “First Prize” The MAP-IMC 2021 “Platinum Prize” 1st Joyeux Music International Festival and Competition for Young Pianists 2021; “First Place Winner” 2021 Chicago International Music Competition and Festival.
Camilla Choi started her piano journey when she was 4 and half with Mr Luu Hong Quang. She also taking regular online classes from Professor Mikhail Petukhov and Professor Alexander Romanovsky. She made her first orchestra performance at the age of 6 and she has been performed in Asia, North America, South America and Australia. She has over 68k followers on the instagram. Camilla loves drawing, reading books, traveling and making new friends.
AWARDS: 2021 International piano competition “Frederic Chopin” 9th Edition - Romania online Edition (Absolute First Prize); 2021 Vienna Virtuoso Festival International music competition (First Prize Winner and Judge's best performance Award); 2021 Salzburg' Grand Prize Virtuoso International music competiton (First Prize winner and exceptional young Talent special Prize Winner); 2021 6th Propiano International piano competition (First prize winner); 2021 Great Masters piano Competition (First Prize winner).
Ling-Xi Ma started her violin study with Jan Coleman, at the age of 5. Since 2019, Ling-Xi has won the First Place of Simon-Fiset Competition in 3 consecutive years. As the youngest player, she won the 3rd Place in Atlanta Festival Academy Competition in 2020. Ling-Xi had several recitals at venues including the Benaroya Hall, Meany Hall and Seattle Pacific University. She played as Assistant Principal Violin in the Seattle Youth Symphony. Besides violin, Ling-Xi also likes playing piano and reading.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Thalit Pakittawatanasiri, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
7 Thailand
Camilla Choi, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
8 Australia
Ling-Xi Ma, Violin
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
8 USA
Chanel Chua Jia Xi, Harp 8 Singapore
Wong Tsz Kwan Harvey, Piano 7 Hong Kong
Arissa Grace Teo, Violin 7 Singapore
Elliot Lim Yuheng, Violin 8 Singapore
Guillaume Bénoliel, Piano 7 France
Julia Foo Zhi En, Violin 7 Singapore
Jidapa Teerapattrapong, Piano 8 Thailand
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Laura Zhou, Piano 8 USA
Klara Kliszczak, Piano 8 Poland
Tam Pak Shun Parson, Cello 8 Hong Kong
So Jace Ting Yat, Piano 6 Hong Kong
Janice Shum, Piano 8 Hong Kong
Felix Suo, Piano 7 Australia
Shavonne Looi, Piano 8 Singapore
Lucas Zheng, Piano 8 USA
Kaspar Ching, Cello 8 Singapore
Grace Joy Chee, Cello 6 Singapore
Charlotte Sheum Yi Fei, Vocal 7 Singapore
Song Meilin Camilla, Cello 6 Singapore
Gabriella Genevieve Chan, Vocal 8 Hong Kong
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Mok Yat Kiu, Piano 8 Hong Kong
Thongtouch Muangsiri, Piano 6 Thailand
Ananda María Domínguez Kesselman, Flute 6 USA
Sarah-Yutong Kandel, Piano 6 German
Purin Wattanasiri, Violin 8 Thailand
Mai Nguyen, Piano 6 Vietnam
Worapop Pakruandee, Piano 7 Thailand
Nicharee Sathirakul, Saxophone 8 Thailand
Arham Jain, Flute 8 UK
Leu Rui Wei Mikenzie, Violin 5 Singapore
HONORABLE MENTION
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Kikka Maruyama, Violin 6 Australia
Chloe Goh, Violin 8 Malaysia
Yu Wan Nuo, Violin 5 China
Liao He He, Violin 7 China
Chen Ying Qi, Violin 6 China
Isabelle Wong, Saxophone 8 Hong Kong
James Ho, Violin 7 Malaysia

JUNIOR CATEGORY (9 - 12 Years Old)

JUDGES' BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD

Mariam Abouzahra was born on 24th July 2008. Teachers: A.Gawrilenko (2011) G.Homoki (2017). Since 2019: Prof. Dora Schwarzberg (University for Music Vienna). Concerts with Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, F. Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra Budapest at Lincoln Center New York, Covent Garden London, Royal Opera House Muscat, Palace of Arts Budapest, in England, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, China, Singapore, Egypt, Oman, Libanon, USA. Competitions: Prix d’excellence International I. Fehér Violin Competition Hungary (2017), Special prize Virtuosos Hungary (2018), 2. prize Grumiaux Violin Competition Belgium (2019), 1. prize L.Spezzaferri International Competition (2021). Masterclasses: Vengerov, Baráti, Rachlin.
Malwina Jasinska was born in 2010. She started to play the piano at the age of 5. Her teacher is Agnieszka Liman. Malwina won first prizes at the following competitions: Piano Competition for Children in Nakło nad Notecią under honorary patronage of Rafał Blechacz (2018), Piano Talents Competition 2019 in Milan, 3rd International Music Festival Paris (2020) and Golden Classical Music Awards in New York (2019), where Malwina performed at the finalists’ concert at Carnegie Hall. She won the second prize and a special prize for best performance of Bartok’s piece at the International Bela Bartok Competition in Warsaw.
Zarina Zaradna was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine on May 16, 2011. Zarina’s mother comes from Russia, Zarina’s father is Polish. Zarina is now 10 years old, but is already a very mature artist. She loves to perform on stage in front of an audience. He feels great in front of the camera. Zarina likes to dance modern dance and goes to ballet.
Mariam Abouzahra was born on 24th July 2008. Teachers: A.Gawrilenko (2011) G.Homoki (2017). Since 2019: Prof. Dora Schwarzberg (University for Music Vienna). Concerts with Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, F. Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra Budapest at Lincoln Center New York, Covent Garden London, Royal Opera House Muscat, Palace of Arts Budapest, in England, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, China, Singapore, Egypt, Oman, Libanon, USA. Competitions: Prix d’excellence International I.Fehér Violin Competition Hungary (2017), Special prize Virtuosos Hungary (2018), 2. prize Grumiaux Violin Competition Belgium (2019), 1. prize L.Spezzaferri International Competition (2021). Masterclasses: Vengerov, Baráti, Rachlin.
Malwina Jasinskawas born in 2010. She started to play the piano at the age of 5. Her teacher is Agnieszka Liman. Malwina won first prizes at the following competitions: Piano Competition for Children in Nakło nad Notecią under honorary patronage of Rafał Blechacz (2018), Piano Talents Competition 2019 in Milan, 3rd International Music Festival Paris (2020) and Golden Classical Music Awards in New York (2019), where Malwina performed at the finalists' concert at Carnegie Hall. She won the second prize and a special prize for best performance of Bartok's piece at the International Bela Bartok Competition in Warsaw.
Zarina Zaradna was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine on May 16, 2011. Zarina's mother comes from Russia, Zarina's father is Polish. Zarina is now 10 years old, but is already a very mature artist. She loves to perform on stage in front of an audience. He feels great in front of the camera. Zarina likes to dance modern dance and goes to ballet.
Ziqi Jin born on Mar.17th 2010 in Shanghai, China, Ziqi began receiving formal cello lessons when she was 7 years old. Her public debut was in 2018 Italy Casalmaggiore International Music Festival. She won a few prizes some international cello competitions, including 2019 Beijin “Aiqin” International Cello Competition,2019 Shanghai National Youth Cello Competition, 2021 The 8th Romania Sound of Music International Music Competition. In 2020 she became a formal student of The Music Middle School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Celina Höferlin was born in Taiwan in 2010. At age of 5 she took piano lessons and 9 months later she’s awarded the 1st prize laureate and as youngest participant in the Mendelssohn Competition Frankfurt. At age of 6 she passed the entrance exam at the Dr.Hoch’s conservatory. In 2020, she’s been accepted as a young student in Pre-College, Mozarteum in the class of Prof.Andreas Weber. She’s won 1st Prizes in the International Henle competition, International Feurich competition, International Grotrian-Steinweg competition,Golden classic music award, Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna and 2nd Prizes in the Steinway piano competition in Hamburg. She’s performed in the Carnegie Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Musikverein Vienna, Kammermusiksaal in Berliner Philharmonie.
Eric Junpyo Jang was born in Republic of Korea in 2009. He started learning the piano when he was 7 years old in year 2016. His teacher is Mrs. Pham Quynh Trang, who is one of the famous pianists in Vietnam. He won the 1st prizes in Chopin International Competition (Bangkok, Thailand), Paderewski International Competition (Connecticut, USA), Rising Stars International Competition (Hanoi, Vietnam), in Nord Anglia Education Foundation (UK), PianoHouse International Competition (New York, USA). And he got the 1st prize not only in Piano category but also in Chamber Music category with his friends in this Vienna Virtuoso Festival.
Ziqi Jin born on Mar.17th 2010 in Shanghai, China, Ziqi began receiving formal cello lessons when she was 7 years old. Her public debut was in 2018 Italy Casalmaggiore International Music Festival. She won a few prizes some international cello competitions, including 2019 Beijin “Aiqin” International Cello Competition,2019 Shanghai National Youth Cello Competition, 2021 The 8th Romania Sound of Music International Music Competition. In 2020 she became a formal student of The Music Middle School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Celina Höferlin was born in Taiwan in 2010. At age of 5 she took piano lessons and 9 months later she's awarded the 1st prize laureate and as youngest participant in the Mendelssohn Competition Frankfurt. At age of 6 she passed the entrance exam at the Dr.Hoch’s conservatory. In 2020, she's been accepted as a young student in Pre-College, Mozarteum in the class of Prof.Andreas Weber. She's won 1st Prizes in the International Henle competition, International Feurich competition, International Grotrian-Steinweg competition,Golden classic music award, Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna and 2nd Prizes in the Steinway piano competition in Hamburg. She's performed in the Carnegie Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Musikverein Vienna, Kammermusiksaal in Berliner Philharmonie.
Eric Junpyo Jang was born in Republic of Korea in 2009. He started learning the piano when he was 7 years old in year 2016. His teacher is Mrs. Pham Quynh Trang, who is one of the famous pianists in Vietnam. He won the 1st prizes in Chopin International Competition (Bangkok, Thailand), Paderewski International Competition (Connecticut, USA), Rising Stars International Competition (Hanoi, Vietnam), in Nord Anglia Education Foundation (UK), PianoHouse International Competition (New York, USA). And he got the 1st prize not only in Piano category but also in Chamber Music category with his friends in this Vienna Virtuoso Festival.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Mariam Abouzahra, Violin
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
12Germany
Malwina Jasińska, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
10Poland
Zarina Zaradna, Harp
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
10Poland
Ziqi Jin, Cello
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
11China
Celina Höferlin, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
11Germany
Eric Junpyo Jang, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
12South Korea
Kanyapat Dankul, Piano10Thailand
Rozalia Bryła, Violin12Poland
Maho Abe, Violin12Japan
Ho Yen Yee Hayley, Harp11Singapore
Yoojun Curtis Lee, Violin9South Korea
Aleksandra Dzieża, Piano10Poland
Caleb Liu, Flute10Hong Kong
Jia Cheng Felix Zong, Piano9China
Kingston Davinson Lin, Violin10USA
Tang Jing Ran Emmelyn, Oboe10Hong Kong
Josephine Chen, Flute12Hong Kong
Lim Yi Ting, Cello10Singapore
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Claire Wu, Violin9New Zealand
Chan Kit Wang Kevin, Piano9Singapore
Amour Luo, Piano10USA
Derek Li, Piano11USA
Celine Hiew Yee Xuan, Violin12Malaysia
Vien Kirksten Pia Ignacio, Harp9Philippines
Chen Li Shan, Piano12Malaysia
Ka Yik Charis Zong, Piano10China
Sherie Tan, Violin11Singapore
Yong Sze Yi, Natalie, Cello12Singapore
Hanna Małaszuk, Oboe9Poland
Kayler Chu Yuhan, Piano9Singapore
Kate Ching Chao Rui, Harp10Singapore
Kirby Ching, Flute10Singapore
Hannah Yap Qian Yi, Piano10Malaysia
Hui Yee Ching Claire, Violin11Hong Kong
Natalie Lai Hsuen Huey, Violin9Singapore
Anna Maria Kabzinski, Flute10Poland
Victor Zhao, Piano10USA
Christine Koh Sing Yi, Violin12Singapore
Hazel Quek Sen Hee, Vocal10Malaysia
Avishai Justin Yuvaraj, Piano13India
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Larissa Choi, Violin9Hong Kong
Nasser Mansour Ali, Violin10Qatar
Pearyapa Mitsantisuk, Piano10Thailand
Audrey Joanna Chan, Harp10Australia
Nitchanun Jaruskulungkul, Piano9Thailand
Kate Ching Chao Rui, Vocal10Singapore
Lucas Liow Jun Kai, Cello10Singapore
Tsun Ka Wai Samme, Vocal12Hong Kong
Brian Chan Kai Jun, Piano12Malaysia
Tsun Ka Hang Samson, Vocal12Hong Kong
Sirakarn Kojonroj, Saxophone9Thailand
Sirilada Kojonroj, Saxophone9Thailand
Melissa Huimin Ryu, Violin12South Korea
Ethan Tsang, Cello10Australia
Siriphaka Kojonroj, Saxophone9Thailand
Chau Ching Lam, Oboe10Hong Kong
Huang Xi Peng, Violin10China
Tsun Ka Hang Samson, Viola12Hong Kong
Jona Novak, Piano9Slovenia
Won Hyung Baek, Violin12South Korea
Tsun Ka Wai Samme, Violin11Hong Kong
HONORABLE MENTION
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Chau Ching Hei, Trumpet10Hong Kong
Rachamongol Chayapirad, Saxphone11Thailand
Ambrose Leo Chan, Cello9Australia
Siegmund Peralta, Vocal10Philippines
Ashley Lam, Piano10Hong Kong
Brandon Chan, Saxophone9China
Luke Liew9Macau
Eugene Lim10Malaysia

INTERMEDIATE CATEGORY (13 – 15 Years Old)

JUDGES' BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD

Trinity Jantarach
Chew Yi has just been awarded the I.K. Cheah Memorial Prize for the year 2019 by the Penang Arts Council. This prestigious award has been granted on an annual basis since the early 1980’s to the youngest candidate in Penang who has obtained the highest marks in the Grade 8 ABRSM Practical Examinations on her first attempt. Chew Yi achieved 136/150 for Grade 8 piano in 2019. First place winner of the London Festival Competition 2020 (Harp)
Jeffrey Zhao is a middle schooler in Washington USA. He has studied piano with Maria Maltseva for the past seven years. At the age of 13, Jeffrey is already a determined musician, with an extensive and difficult repertoire.
Highlights of Jeffrey’s recent accomplishments include winning gold medals at 2020 and 2021 SIPF Virtuoso Festival, 2020 Pacific NW Piano Competition, and 2019 SIPF Viennese Festival; first place in Eastside Music Teachers Association Scholarship Competitions for the past four years; gold medal in 2020 SIPF Bach Festivals; and gold medals for concerto performances at 2021 SIPF Virtuoso Festival and 2020 RCMFS Piano Competition.
June Mei Ling Zhou, 13 years old, was born in Hong Kong. She is a rising star under the guidance of Lingbing Zhu. Recently she won the Laureate of the 1 Prize and gold medal in International Music Moscow Competition and Laureate 1 & Special prize for the best performance of a piece by F. Chopin. She has capture the jury with beautiful tone and good musicality. Notable prizes she received include First Prize in the 4th Asia-Pacific Young Artist International Instrumental Music Championship; Fourth Prize in VI Paderewski International Piano Competition and Silver Star prize in Music&Stars online classical music competition.
Zhang Wo Zheng, born in Xiamen, China in June 2005, Zhang Wozheng began to learn Saxophone in 2016 with his father Zhang Hehui. In 2020 he successfully held his solo recital at Xiamen Hongtai Hall. Other music events he has attended include 2019 Xiamen International Saxophone Festival, 2018 Ningbo International Saxophone Masterclass, 2016 Andrew Young Saxophone Concert, etc. Highlights of his competition achievements include First Prize in 2021 Hummingbird Music Awards China Youth Music Competition Fujian Audition with full mark, Gold Award in 2019 Central Conservatory of Music Art Exhibition, and First Prize in the 13th Zhongsin International Music Competition.
Chew Yi has just been awarded the I.K. Cheah Memorial Prize for the year 2019 by the Penang Arts Council. This prestigious award has been granted on an annual basis since the early 1980’s to the youngest candidate in Penang who has obtained the highest marks in the Grade 8 ABRSM Practical Examinations on her first attempt. Chew Yi achieved 136/150 for Grade 8 piano in 2019.
First place winner of the London Festival Competition 2020 (Harp)
Jeffrey Zhao is a middle schooler in Washington USA. He has studied piano with Maria Maltseva for the past seven years. At the age of 13, Jeffrey is already a determined musician, with an extensive and difficult repertoire.
Highlights of Jeffrey's recent accomplishments include winning gold medals at 2020 and 2021 SIPF Virtuoso Festival, 2020 Pacific NW Piano Competition, and 2019 SIPF Viennese Festival; first place in Eastside Music Teachers Association Scholarship Competitions for the past four years; gold medal in 2020 SIPF Bach Festivals; and gold medals for concerto performances at 2021 SIPF Virtuoso Festival and 2020 RCMFS Piano Competition.
June Mei Ling Zhou, 13 years old, was born in Hong Kong. She is a rising star under the guidance of Lingbing Zhu. Recently she won the Laureate of the 1 Prize and gold medal in International Music Moscow Competition and Laureate 1 & Special prize for the best performance of a piece by F. Chopin. She has capture the jury with beautiful tone and good musicality. Notable prizes she received include First Prize in the 4th Asia-Pacific Young Artist International Instrumental Music Championship; Fourth Prize in VI Paderewski International Piano Competition and Silver Star prize in Music&Stars online classical music competition.
Zhang Wo Zheng, born in Xiamen, China in June 2005, Zhang Wozheng began to learn Saxophone in 2016 with his father Zhang Hehui.
In 2020 he successfully held his solo recital at Xiamen Hongtai Hall. Other music events he has attended include 2019 Xiamen International Saxophone Festival, 2018 Ningbo International Saxophone Masterclass, 2016 Andrew Young Saxophone Concert, etc.
Highlights of his competition achievements include First Prize in 2021 Hummingbird Music Awards China Youth Music Competition Fujian Audition with full mark, Gold Award in 2019 Central Conservatory of Music Art Exhibition, and First Prize in the 13th Zhongsin International Music Competition.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Trinity Jantarach, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
14Thailand
Chew Yi, Harp
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
14Malaysia
Jeffrey Zhao, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
13USA
June Mei Ling Zhou, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
13China
Zhang Wo Zheng, Saxophone
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
15China
Allyson Wu, Piano13Australia
Shreya Ghoshal, Vocal13Malaysia
Daniel Stang, Piano13German
Adriana Zhou, Piano15USA
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Wang Qi Fan, Violin15China
Watt Sook Ting Kimberly, Piano14Singapore
Natchanun Siripong, Piano14Thailand
Xinran Tong, Violin14USA
Emanuel Grigori Schulze, Cello13Germany
Nicole XinYi Teong, Vocal13Malaysia
Nathanelle Laura Tan, Violin15Singapore
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Gayathri Chokalingam Gopikrishna, Piano15India
Frank Xie, Piano15Singapore
Cheung Cindy, Viola14Hong Kong
Donavan Quek, Cello15Singapore
Tan Hui Xin Calista, Viola15Singapore
Lim Shien Li, Vocal15Malaysia
Olivia Shing, Violin14Canada
Kyana Chainani, Vocal14Singapore
Emily Yongnardi, Violin13Indonesia
HONORABLE MENTION
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Anjezë Dervishi, Piano15Albania
Gary Lee, Cello15Malaysia
Li Wei Yi, Violin13China
Zheng Hao, Piano14China

ADVANCED CATEGORY (16 – 18 Years Old)

FIRST PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Hilary Yu, Harp16Hong Kong
Sara Bennett, Vocal16USA
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Ornkamol Nawapol, Piano16Thailand
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Fu Lok Sze, Piano18Hong Kong
Emilie Kuan Yi Xian, Vocal17Malaysia
Duncan Chen, Vocal16Malaysia
HONORABLE MENTION
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Henry La-Hyunju Dallman, Violin17USA
Belinda Tan, Violin16Singapore

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY (19 – 35 Years Old)

JUDGES' BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD

Violinist Miclen LaiPang is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and versatile artists of his generation and has earned global recognition as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. Winner of over 50 international competitions and prizes, Miclen resides in Cologne, Germany and is the teaching assistant of renowned violinist Ida Bieler whom he completed his Konzertexamen degree with at the Robert Schumann Hochschule. He will begin studying with the legendary Boris Kuschnir at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz in September of 2021.
Zhu Yi Rui won the first prize in group C of the 26th International Youth musicians in Paletta, Italy. In 2017,was selected as a member of the first NYO China . In August, won the first prize in young Woodwind Group of the 4th Hong Kong International Music Festival. In 2019 September, won second place in the youth group in the 19th International Music Competition in kieri, Italy.In 2020, won the first place winner in the professional cat in the Rocky Mountain WoodWind And Brass Competition. Won the Absolute Firat in the 5th Danubia Talent International Online Music Competition in the Sec wind Cat D.
Asuka Tagami In 2006, she began her studies at the Tokyo College of Music High School. Following graduation, she then moved on to study at the Tokyo College of Music. Since 2016, she has been part of a master program at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. In summer 2019 she graduated with Excellence from the piano master program. She is now in the postgraduate course of piano. Asuka Tagami holds various awards of prestigious piano competitions, among them the absolute 1st prize at the 5. Int. Music Competition “Classic Artists on line”and at the 8. Int. Competition “Clara Wieck Schumann”.
Boyuan Ren, I am studying for a master’s degree at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, the class of Professor Roman Widaszek.
Siyu Wu was born in China, he began to learn violin at age of six. He was graduated from Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China. During the college, he was the concertmaster of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Sichuan Conservatory. He participated in masterclasses given by well-known violinists such as Donald Weilerstein, Boris Kushnir, Stephan Picard and Ulf Schneider. In 2020, he won several international competitions such as the British New Talent Music Competition, Young Musician Competition ‘Citta di Barletta’, UAF Music Competition. In 2021, he also won Muse Competition in Greece and Vienna Virtuoso music competition. He is now study at Tianjin Juilliard School, under concert violinist Angelo Xiang Yu.
Violinist Miclen LaiPang is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and versatile artists of his generation and has earned global recognition as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. Winner of over 50 international competitions and prizes, Miclen resides in Cologne, Germany and is the teaching assistant of renowned violinist Ida Bieler whom he completed his Konzertexamen degree with at the Robert Schumann Hochschule. He will begin studying with the legendary Boris Kuschnir at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz in September of 2021.
Zhu Yi Rui won the first prize in group C of the 26th International Youth musicians in Paletta, Italy. In 2017,was selected as a member of the first NYO China . In August, won the first prize in young Woodwind Group of the 4th Hong Kong International Music Festival. In 2019 September, won second place in the youth group in the 19th International Music Competition in kieri, Italy.In 2020, won the first place winner in the professional cat in the Rocky Mountain WoodWind And Brass Competition. Won the Absolute Firat in the 5th Danubia Talent International Online Music Competition in the Sec wind Cat D.
Asuka Tagami In 2006, she began her studies at the Tokyo College of Music High School. Following graduation, she then moved on to study at the Tokyo College of Music. Since 2016, she has been part of a master program at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. In summer 2019 she graduated with Excellence from the piano master program. She is now in the postgraduate course of piano.
Asuka Tagami holds various awards of prestigious piano competitions, among them the absolute 1st prize at the 5. Int. Music Competition "Classic Artists on line"and at the 8. Int. Competition “Clara Wieck Schumann”.
Boyuan Ren, I am studying for a master's degree at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, the class of Professor Roman Widaszek.
Siyu Wu was born in China, he began to learn violin at age of six. He was graduated from Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China. During the college, he was the concertmaster of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Sichuan Conservatory. He participated in masterclasses given by well-known violinists such as Donald Weilerstein, Boris Kushnir, Stephan Picard and Ulf Schneider. In 2020, he won several international competitions such as the British New Talent Music Competition, Young Musician Competition ‘Citta di Barletta’, UAF Music Competition. In 2021, he also won Muse Competition in Greece and Vienna Virtuoso music competition. He is now study at Tianjin Juilliard School, under concert violinist Angelo Xiang Yu.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Miclen LaiPang, Violin
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
25USA
Zhu Yi Rui, Oboe
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
20China
Asuka Tagami, Piano
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
29Japan
Boyuan Ren, Clarinet
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
27China
Siyu Wu, Violin
JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
27China
Yang Zhou, Cello29China
Elizaveta Rodionova, Vocal19Russia
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
William Davies, Violin23UK
Jean Christensen, Cello24Denmark
Savannah Rodríguez, Piano21Spain

ROMANTIC CATEGORY (25 Years Old and Younger)

SECOND PLACE WINNERS
NAME, INSTRUMENT AGE COUNTRY
Hannah Yap Qian Yi, Piano10Malaysia
Ten Xiao Qin, Piano25Singapore
Aleksandra Dzieża, Piano10Poland
Giovanna Esposito, Piano17Italy

CHAMBER MUSIC GROUP A CATEGORY (12 Years Old and Younger)

FIRST PLACE WINNERS
GROUP NAME COUNTRY
HARP DUET – Jerielle & Valencia
Jerielle Kok Hsuen, Valencia Song
Singapore
PIANO TRIO – BUB
Eric Junpyo Jang, Won Hyung Baek, Melissa Huimin Ryu
South Korea
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
GROUP NAME COUNTRY
SAXOPHONE TRIO – Wonder Triplet Sax
Sirilada Kojonroj, Sirakarn Kojonroj, Siriphaka Kojonroj
Thailand
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
GROUP NAME COUNTRY
PIANO TRIO – Lee Trio
Lee Peiyi, Lee Peili, Lee Peipei
Singapore
PIANO DUET – Suzy & Sylvia
Suzy Fernandez, Sylvia Domingo
Philippines
VIOLIN DUET – JJ Victory
Jayden Fang, Josh Wei
Malaysia

CHAMBER MUSIC GROUP B CATEGORY (13 – 18 Years Old)

JUDGES' BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD

Jin-Trio
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
GROUP NAME COUNTRY
PIANO TRIO – Jin-Trio
Heran Qi, Ling Zhu, Yiwen Cao

JUDGES’ BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
China
PIANO VIOLIN DUET – GeYsir-Duet
Kedong Gui, Rui Yuan
China
VIOLIN DUET – Florence & Janice
Yip Sze Ching Florence, Ma Yan Lam Janice
Hong Kong
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
GROUP NAME COUNTRY
CELLO DUET – Fantasy Two
Xuan-Lin Zheng, Hui-En Wang
Taiwan

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PRIZE WINNERS!