Category: <span>the winners</span>

Category: the winners

Young Artist Third Prize

     Zhouhui Shen is currently studying at The Juilliard School in New York City.  She started playing the piano at age six.  In 2013, she was admitted to The Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she began to study with Prof. Yang Yunlin, a famous Chinese …

High School Third Prize

     Akari Otaka, age 16, is a student at Ibaraki Prefectural Toride Shoyo High School Music Course in Ibaraki, Japan and currently studies with Noriko Uenaka.        Akari began piano lessons at the Yamaha Music School at age two and enrolled in the junior performance course at age …

Young Artist Second Prize

     Hongbo Cai, is a pianist, writer, and guest artist for the closing ceremony of The First China National Youth Games.  He was winner of the New England Conservatory’s Honor Competition in 2018 & 2019.       Hongbo Cai has performed with leading orchestras such as Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra …

High School Second Prize

     Nana Kunimoto, age 16, lives in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan and currently studies with Eiko Nagano.      Her list of accolades include, 2016 Gold Prize –  40th PTNA Piano Competition Grade D (under age 14), 2018 1st Place – The 72nd All Japan Student Music Concours Junior High …

Junior First Prize

     Xinran Shi, age 12, lives in San Jose, California.  She started playing piano at 4 1/2, and currently studies with Hans Boepple.  Xinran is a 2020 – 2022 Young Scholar of Lang Lang International Music Foundation.      In 2021, Xinran was the second prize winner of the …

Junior Second Prize

     Ella Cho, age 14, began her piano studies at the age of 6 and is currently under the tutelage of Jenny Shin. For the past few years, Ella has had the privilege to take part in Regional, State, and International competitions. Most recently, she received First place at …