2020 NYYVC winners

 

Apollo Lee, 17, piano

$300 Young Virtuoso Prize Winner

Apollo Lee, 17, is a junior at High Technology High School in Lincroft, NJ and a student of Chiu-Tze Lin. He started playing piano at the age of 5 under the tutelage of Lyndall Soden. Apollo has won numerous awards and honors including Winner of the National League of Performing Arts (NLPA) National Virtuosi Recital Competition, Grand Prize in the NLPA National Young Musicians Showcase Competition, and 1st Prize in the Chinese American Cultural Association (CACA) Young Players Philharmonic Musical Scholarship Competition. Outside of piano, Apollo is a member of the varsity swim team and enjoys biking.

Nathan Lin, 16, violin

$300 Young Virtuoso Prize Winner

Nathan Lin is a Junior attending Townsend Harris High School and studies violin with Elizabeth Faidley.  Nathan was a featured artist in the 2020 International Shining Stars Concert and soloed with the NY Concerti Sinfonietta.  He has also soloed with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and the International Music Organization Chamber Orchestra, as well as played in masterclasses with acclaimed violinists Rachel Barton-Pine, Carolyn Widmore, Lisa Batiashvili, and Ray Chen.  Nathan was a finalist in the New York Chamber Players Concerto Competition in 2018 and 2020, and the 2018-2019 State Winner for the Junior String Competition in the Music Teachers National Association Performance Competition.  More recently, Nathan was a Grand Prize winner in the 2020 International Young Artists Competition, Gold Medal Winner in the National Young Maestro Competition, First Prize Winner in the 2020 Elite International Music Competition, and Finalist in the 2020 37th Annual Lincoln Center Chamber Society- Young Musicians Concert NYC Regionals.

Andrew Chun, 16, cello

$300 Young Virtuoso Prize Winner

Andrew Chun is 16 years old and attends Spackenkill High School as a junior. He is currently in his second year studying under the class of Minhye Clara Kim at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. Andrew is both the 1st Prize and Gold Prize Winner of the 2019 Vivo International Competition, and finalist of the Adelphi Competition. He was admitted to the Morningside Music Bridge Program with full scholarship during the summer of 2020.  When he is not practicing the cello, Andrew loves playing soccer with his school’s varsity team, hanging out with his friends, and spending time with his sister.

Spencer Rubin, 16, oboe

$300 Young Virtuoso Prize Winner

Spencer Rubin is a student at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division studying with Elaine Douvas and Yousun Chung. In 2019, Spencer was the youngest oboist ever to attend the Aspen Music Festival and was to return again this past summer. He was also invited to join the 2020 National Youth Orchestra of the USA.  Spencer was a 2020 YoungArts Finalist and a winner of the NY Chamber Players Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition with whom he will perform the Pasculli Oboe Concerto.  He has won numerous other international first and grand prize awards. Spencer attended Boston University Tanglewood Institute (Young Artists Orchestra) and has participated in numerous masterclasses.

Matthew Danforth, 17, voice

$300 Young Virtuoso Prize Winner

Matthew Danforth, age 17,  is a senior at the Dwight Englewood School. Matthew also attends the Pre College Juilliard Vocal Program studying under Lorraine Nubar. He has been studying voice for the past 7 years. Matthew  is a member of the Young Professional Vocal Academy participating in their bergenPAC Show and Special Events Choir under Amelia DeMayo. He has appeared in various musical theatre performances both at Dwight Englewood and other youth theater companies. Matthew has attended several notable summer programs including the BUTI Tanglewood Institute, University of Michigan’s MPulse Summer Theatre program, and Penn State’s Summer Musical Theatre program.

Tres Gracias, 12, ensemble
Leah Gavilan, piano; Sooah Hannah Jeon, flute; Evelyn Joung, cello

$300 Young Virtuoso Prize Winner

Tres Gracias is studying at the Juilliard Pre-College division. Leah is 11 years old. She is studying with Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky. From a young age, Leah has won several competitions. Sooah Jeon is 12 years old, she has already distinguished herself as one of the most promising young flutists of her generation. She currently studies with world-renowned flutist Carol Wincenc Evelyn Joung is 12 years old. She is studying  with Clara Minhye Kim. She was selected as the alternate winner of the Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition (2019). Tres Gracias has won 1st prize at  IMM CONCORSO in Italy in 2020.

Jiyool Kim, 10, piano

$200 Best Interpretation Award (NV Factory Recording Voucher)

 Jiyool lives in New York City and is currently a 5thgrader student at Columbia Prep School.  He has been playing piano since he was six. He started his piano study casually in the beginning and began to be more serious about it when he first received the 1stplace at East Coast International Competition in 2018. He performed at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center as a first place winner. He also won 2ndplace at International Grande Music Competition the following year in 2019 and performed at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, In the same year he won the 3rdplace in New York Music Competition of YWCA. Jiyool wants to continue his love and passion for piano.  Besides playing piano he travels as a member of ice hockey team and enjoys skiing during winter.

 

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Eleanor Ng

6

NY

Illya Filshtinskiy

Evelyn Hwang

7

NY

Sohyun Ahn

Sophie Wolf

8

NY

Illya Filshtinskiy

Evan Song

8

NY

Han Chen

Chloe Shiho Chang

9

NY

Illya Filshtinskiy

Jiyool Kim

10

NY

Sohyun Ahn

Maria Stiber

11

CT

Yoahie Akimoto

Hannah Kim

12

NY

Young Park

Jeffrey Li

12

NY

Robin Freund-Epstein

Sarah Li

13

NJ

Tomoko Harada

Alexia Fang

13

NJ

Hanbo Liu

Vienna Li

14

NJ

Tomoko Harada

Melissa Lee

14

CA

Irina Bendetsky

Joy Xu

15

CT

Yoshie Akimoto

Elvin Ko

16

NJ

Sohyun Ahn

Apollo Lee

17

NJ

Chiu-Tze Lin

Jacqueline Chen

17

PA

Ingrid Clarfield

Lily Kwak

17

NJ

Matti Raekallio

Zhixin Qi

19

NY

Joanne Polk

Jimmy Liu

19

TN

Karen Ann Krieger

Christopher Jessup

22

NY

Jerome Lowenthal

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Serin Oh

7

NY

Daniela Bracchi

Isaac Jun

8

NJ

Yoosun Park

Oliver Shen

9

NY

Eileen Buck

Milan Radjabli

10

CA

Irina Bendetsky

Angela Butz

10

NJ

Hanbo Liu

Yitong Huang

11

NJ

Hanbo Liu

Jingxin Zhong

12

NJ

Hanbo Liu

Leane Kwon

12

NJ

Kay Rhee

Caleb Sharkey

13

NY

Golda Tatz

Aaron Liu

13

NY

Robin Freund Epstein

Rosemary Wu

14

NJ

Grace Kuo

Pennie Lu

14

NJ

Hanbo Liu

Travis Xue

15

NJ

Tomoko Harada

Zihui(Alisa) Xiao

16

NJ

Hanbo Liu

Marcello Silva

16

MD

Golda Tatz

Charis Yoon

17

NJ

Steven Masi

Jiye Shin

17

NJ

Dae Hyung Ahn

William Zhang

19

MA

Joanne Polk

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Kelly Craig

9

LA

Eleonora Apostolidi

Miya Bishop

9

NY

Katha Zinn

Brianna Zheng

10

NJ

Jichen Li

Navya Chattoo

11

NJ

Maia Scioshvili

Alex Wong

13

NJ

Carol Ferri

Yiming Huang

14

NJ

Hanbo Liu

Shrey Jhalani

16

NY

Mira Gill

Halle Hau

17

NJ

Eui Kim

Matthew Hou

17

NJ

HsinYi Tsai

 

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

River Brown, violin

4

DE

Shelley Beard Santore

Maxwell Brown, violin

9

DE

Shelley Beard Santore

William Han, violin

10

NJ

Xiao-Dong Wang

Sebin Jeung, violin

10

NJ

Laura Mount

Janya Chelluboina, cello

11

CT

Marion Feldman

Chelsea Wang, violin

12

NJ

Jeremy Zhu

Kathleen Lee, violin

12

NY

Yu Jeong Lee

Abraham Ansonoff, harp

13

NJ

Katy Wong

Lisa Hokari, violin

13

NJ

Brian Bak

Sarah Park, violin

13

FL

Philip Pan

Yiwen Mao, cello

14

CHINA

Jianan Zhao

Phoebe Han, viola

14

NJ

Toby Appel

Nicolas Lin, violin

14

NY

Elizabeth Faidley

Jillian Chang, cello

15

NY

Marion Feldman

Amy Xiao, violin

15

NJ

Ivy Chang

Andrew Chun, cello

16

NY

Clara Minhye Kim

Nathan Lin, violin

16

NY

Elizabeth Faidley

Amy Wang, violin

16

NJ

Jeremy Zhu

Alexander Oh, cello

17

NY

Alex Croxton

Rohan Luthra, viola

17

NY

Laura Mount

Mia Pakola, violin

17

NY

Elizabeth Faidley

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Chloe Shiho Chang, violin

9

NY

Katha Zinn

Benjamin Cha, cello

11

NJ

Madeleine Golz

Mia Arima, violin

11

NY

Chloe Kiffer

Mia Robarts, violin

12

NY

Elizabeth Faidley

Conor McMillen, violin

12

NY

Benjamin Sutin

Aiden Hwang, cello

13

NJ

Jennifer Jeehyoun Lee

Avyn Jeung, violin

13

NJ

Rebecca Fischer

Isabella Jung, violin

14

NJ

Yu Jeong Lee

Mia Oehm, violin

14

NJ

Elizabeth Faidley

Eunsun Choi, cello

15

NJ

Kyung Ah Lee

Breckyn Beechey, cello

15

NY

Amy Kim

Ashley Kim, violin

16

NJ

Yu Jeong Lee

John Zammit, violin

16

NJ

Sherri Anderson

Sofia Skoldberg, violin

16

NY

Elizabeth Faidley

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Kaiya Bishop, violin

7

NY

Katha Zinn

Isaac Jun, cello

8

NJ

Jichen Li

Julian Won, violin

10

NY

Katha Zinn

Simon Kirjner, violin

12

CA

Elizabeth MaCCorquodale

Owen Wei, violin

13

NJ

Ivy Chang

Chloe Cho, violin

13

NJ

Jimin Lee

Alex Ho, violin

16

NJ

Ivy Chang

Siya Shah, violin

16

NJ

Ivy Chang

William Wu, violin

18

CA

Ivy Chang

 

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Brianna Tang, saxophone

11

NY

KeriAnn Dibari

Yeseo Choi, clarinet

12

NJ

Seungho Choi

Joshua Lee, french horn

13

NY

Matthew James

Veronica Li, clarinet

16

NJ

Alan Kay

Spencer Rubin, oboe

16

NY

Yousun Chung

Isaac Yi, clarinet

17

NJ

Seungho Choi

JeongWon Lee, flute

18

S. KOREA

Carol Wincenc

Sakira Fujimoto, clarinet

19

NY

Ayako Oshima Neidich

Victoria Carchietta, flute

20

NY

Soo-Kyung Park

Ellen Gruber, oboe

21

NY

Nicholas Stovall

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Annika Moon, flute

15

NJ

KahYun Song

Audrey Yan, flute

15

NJ

Amy Tu

Anita Liu, clarinet

16

NJ

Seungho Choi

Jessica Polacheck, clarinet

18

PA

KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Eunhye Choi, flute

15

NJ

Hee Jung Kim

Jake Li, clarinet

16

NY

KeriAnn-Dibari Oberle

 

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Lily Yezdanian

11

NJ

Amelia DeMayo

Agustya Harsh

12

NJ

Amelia DeMayo

Tommy Oberle

13

NJ

Barbee Monk

Andrea Nalywajko

15

NY

Amelia DeMayo

Jocelyn Oberle

16

NJ

Barbee Monk

Ashley Brooke

16

NJ

Amelia DeMayo

Matthew Danforth

17

NJ

Lorraine Nubar

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Darby Schlosser

11

NY

Amelia DeMayo

Maya Joshi

11

NJ

Amelia DeMayo

Ashley Chung

16

NY

Sunyoung Chang

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Juliet Besch-Turner

11

NY

Amelia DeMayo

 

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Tres Gracias
Leah Gavilan, piano
Sooah Hannah Jeon, flute
Evelyn Joung, cello

12

NJ

Seojin Yang

ERA Trio
Anthony Kalanick, clarinet
Emily Wong, viola
Rina Tabuchi, piano

20

NJ

Keriann Dibari

Piano Duet
Andrew Wan & Aiden Wan

16

NJ

Grace Yang

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Two Violins
Alex Ho & Amy Xiao

16

NJ

Ivy Chang

NAME

AGE

STATE

TEACHER

Two Violins
Amy Xiao and Varenya Mutnuri

16

NJ

Ivy Yee Chang

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