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Chloe Ding

J. Haydn: Piano Sonata no. 38 in F major, Hob. XVI:23, 1st mvt.

B. Bartok: 6 Romanian Folk Dances (Complete)

D. Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor, K.9.

F. Chopin: Mazurka Op. 67 No. 4

F. Liszt: Etude in C Major Op. 1 No. 1.

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Benjamin Luo

J.Haydn: Sonata in C Major, No. 60, Hob.XVI/50

F. Liszt: Concert Etude No. 2, "La Leggierezza"

N. Kapustin: Concert Etudes, Op. 40 VII. Intermezzo

Benjamin Luo is a 6th grader from North Carolina, U.S.A. who has garnered an impressive array of awards locally, nationally, and internationally, since beginning his piano study at age 5.

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Hayk Julhakyan

J.S. Bach: little Prelude c moll BWX 935

K. Debussy: A Little Niger

Komitas: Shushiki

H. Villa-Lobos: Polochinello

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Gwendelyn Ang

A.Ginastera: Rondo on Argentine Children's Folk Tunes

M. Glinka/G. Balakirev: The Lark

C.Debussy: Valse Romantique

"Gwendelyn,10 years old (Indonesia), has at an early age expressiveness in her performance. Her passion for music includes piano and singing. She has achieved arrays of musical accomplishments in national and international levels".

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Anna Pavlova

J.S. Bach: Invention No 3 D- dur (BWV 789)

J. Haydn: Sonata G-dur (Hob: XVI:27) 1st mov

P. Tchaikovsky: The Seasons (op.37a) February. The carnival

Anna Pavlova was born in Moscow in 2011. She started music at the age of four. She began studies on the violin at first, and later on the piano. Now she is successfully combines study both instruments. Anna took part in different piano and violin competitions in Russia. She performed with orchestra  Y.Нaydn Piano Сonсertino С-dur and J.B. Accolai Violin Concerto a-moll (at 7 age). Piano Competitions: I international festival-competition « Vivat virtuoso » (Moscow, 2018, 1st prize), I all-russian festival-competition  Maria Fest (for the prize Maria Gambaryan, Moscow, 2018, 3-d prize) , II all-russian open Oborin cometition (Moscow, 2019, 2-d prize), IV international Natan Perelman piano competition  (St.-Petersburg 2020, 3-d prize), International Competition Piano Val de Travers (2020, Switzerland - I prize, special prize for Baroque piece);  International Competition "Nouvelles étoiles" (France-Russia  2021- I prize).

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Isabella Xue

J.S.Bach: Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830 Allemande

J.S.Bach: Sinfonia No.3 in D major, BWV 789

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata No.31 in A flat major, Op.110 1st mov

F.Chopin: Impromptu No.3 in G flat major Op.51

Isabella Xue just turned 10 in March. She loves music, art and food. Besides piano, she enjoys playing violin in the Chamber Players in the Golden State Youth Orchestra.

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Andrew Yin

D. Kabalevsky: Sonatina Op.13 No.1 in C major (complete)

J.S.Bach: Partita 5 - Praeambulum BWV 829

J. Haydn: Sonata in F major

Andrew Yin, 9, began studying piano at age of 5 and currently studies with Professor Hans Boepple. He is a 3rd grader at Valley Christian School in San Jose, USA. Andrew was the first prize winner at KAMSA Piano Competition 2021, honorable mention in the 2021 Music Teachers' Association of California State Concerto Solo Competition Regional Audition. Andrew also performed and received various awards at USOMC, USIMC, New Star, Youth Focus. Besides piano, Andrew enjoys violin, reading, chess, swimming. Andrew is also an impact soccer player at the LFC academy team at Los Gatos.  

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Gabriela Medina Cussolim

J.S. Bach: Praeludium BWV 881

R. Schumann: Romanze op. 28 n.2

L.V. Beethoven: Bagatelle op. 33 n. 2 (Scherzo allegro)

Gabriela Medina Cussolim, Brazilian,12. Since 2018 she studies Piano at Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo, with teacher Scheilla Glaser. There, also studies music theory and sings in the children's choir, which performs in concerts and operas.

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Maria Eduarda Cordeiro Dias da Silva Santos

J. Haydn: Sonate Hob.XVI:G1

H. Villa-Lobos: Cirandinha n°2, Adeus bela Morena

H. Villa-Lobos:Cirandinha n°11, Nesta rua tem um bosque

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Sum Yau Lo

J.S.Bach: Sarabande & Gigue, 4th & 6th Mov't from English Suite 2 in A Minor

F. Chopin: Nocturne in B flat Minor Op.9 No.1

F. Chopin: Grande Valse Brillante Op.18 in E Flat Major

Sum Yau Lo, 10 years old, is a primary school student from Hong Kong. She is also a part-time student at the Junior Music Program under HKAPA and studies piano with pianist Rachel Cheung.

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Audrey Zhang

A. Glazounow: Waltz in D. Op.42 No.3

M. Leaf: Seaside Interlude

G. Mikhail: Nocturne in F minor

4th grader, Audrey Zhang, is from North Carolina, USA. She has started to play piano since she was 5 with Florence Ko. Audrey plays Nocturne, Waltz, and Seaside Interlude. Hope you enjoy it!  

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Oliwia Domagała

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata G-dur op.49 no 2

J. Sibelius: "The Spruce"

S. Heller: Etiude c minor op. 46 no 26

Hello, my name is Oliwia, I'm 10 years old, I am a student of the 5th grade of the General Music School Karol Szymanowski in Wrocław in the piano class of Joanna Wrembel. I first showed a wider audience at the age of 7 at the International Piano Competition in Sanok, Poland, winning the Silver Virtuoso title. In 2018, I took part in a piano workshop in Łańcut, where I took lessons from Mrs. Alicja Fiderkiewicz. Later, I participated in many competitions, where I met Gloria Campaner and went, at her invitation, to a music workshop in Pistoia, Italy. In 2020, I won the first prize at a competition in New York and made my debut at Weil Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. Playing the piano is my passion and a great musical adventure.

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Allyson Yu

S.Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 No. 1, Elégie

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata Op. 14 No. 2 in G Major 1st Movement, Allegro

J.S.Bach: Prelude and Fugue in AMinor BWV 889

Allyson Yu, 11 years old, has been studying piano with her teacher Peyhwan Kuan before turning 4 years old. She is the first place winner of the first category for 2018 San Francisco Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, 2018 CAPMT James Ramos International Video Competitions for her age group and 2019 USIMC Piano Competition on Special Theme on Bach. She is one of the winners in the 2020 Henle Piano Competition, Germany. Besides music, she likes reading, writing, drawing, gymnastics, playing tennis, skiing, hiking and swimming. She also likes travelling with her family.

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Joy Chuang

D. Scarlatti: Sonata K.427

F.Chopin: Scherzo No.2, Op.31

Born in New York and grew up in Taiwan, Joy Chuang was the prizewinner of the 27th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, Poland and Canadian International Music Competition.

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Shu Wei, Feng

W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332, 3rd Movement

C. Saint-Saëns: Allegro Appassionato Op. 70

Shuwei Feng is eleven years old and in 5th grade. She has been studying piano at age of five with Hui-Cheng Yu. In addition to piano, Shuwei plays accordion at school and enjoys playing badminton.

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Skyler Tran

G. Handel: Sonata in A minor

F. Mendelssohn: Albumblatt in E minor, Op 117

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Toby TAN Kai Rong

J. Haydn: Piano Sonata in B minor, No.47, Hob.XVI/32

F.Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 4 in C minor

F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D-Flat Major

My name is Toby Tan, 12ys old, Singaporean but I went to Indonesia to study and learn Music 2 years ago until the pandemic brought me back. For the past year, I've been having remote online school & piano studies via zoom. While I miss the face-to-face learning and loss of opportunities to attend music festivals, overseas performances and competitions; I gained a lot from independent remote learnings and exploring wide varieties of new repertoires every month and was able to put them out for online competitions for Jury feedback. 2020 has been a very fulfilling year for me, I hope 2021 will be even more progressive with doors opening up and looking forward to new possibilities.

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Ho Ngai Ting

F.Chopin: Nocturne No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 9 No.1

J. Haydn: Concerto No. 11 in D major 1st movement

Ho Ngai Ting, 9 years old, is a student of the Junior Music Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has participated in many high-level competitions and won many awards.

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Mari Danielyan

W. A. Mozart: Piano Sonata no. 3 in B-flat major, KV. 281 (1 part)

F. Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromtu in C sharp minor, op. 66

S. Rachmaninov: Melody E Major op. 3, no. 3

Hello everyone, I'm Mari from Armenia. I'm 12 years old and I'm studying at the Sayat-Nova music school. My piano teacher is Marine Margaryan. What's more- I'm singing in a choir,"Little Singers of Armenia." I can say that classical music is an inseparable part of my life. My favourite composers are Bach, Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven. Despite classical music, I'm also intersted in Eastern culture. That's why I'm studying in the Armenian Chinese Friendship School, and exploring the chinese language and culture. I wish all the participants to enjoy this moment and do their best!

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Tsai-Jie Wang

E. Grieg: "Homeward" Op. 62 No. 6

F. Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor BI 49

My name is Wang Tsai-Jie. I am 10 years old, come from Taiwan. I started learning piano from 5 years old, and participated in many piano competitions, that was great experiences for me, and I thank my family’s support and my piano teacher for teaching me. I will continue to love music.

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Ava Shu

H. Wollenhaupt: Skerzino

D. Alexander: Around Twilight

My name is Ava Shu, come from Buffalo, New York, US. I’m a 11-year-old 5th grader and I have been studying piano for 4 years. I feel I’m becoming a player after I have been studying piano with Dr. Violeta Arakelova about 3 years. With other two students, we won the first place for the American Protege International Piano & Strings Competition 2020 by playing a trio, and I won the 2nd place for another American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2020 by playing a solo. I wish for you to enjoy my music and thank you for watching!

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Sterling Tran

F. Liszt : Un sospiro in D-flat Major from Trois Etudes de Concert

J. S. Bach: Well -Tempered Clavier, Bk.1 No.21 Prelude in Bb Major, Prelude

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest", III Allegretto

Sterling Tran has been studying piano with Mrs. Melody Chiang and Mrs. Molly Nguyen at Little Chopin Piano School. At the time of writing, April 2021, he has studied piano for a little over 7 years. In the past 5 years, he has competed and won several awards locally, nationally, and internationally.  His first international solo debut was with Grand Prize Virtuoso, performing in Salzburg in 2018, and in Paris and London in 2019. Sterling is a prize winner of Carmel Klavier USA, Carmel Klavier Europe, Los Angeles International Piano Competition, Conero International Music Festival, Franz Liszt Center Piano Competition, Carmel Klavier Latin America, and Los Angeles International Liszt Competition amongst others. Besides solo and concerto, he also has participated in Duet, Duo, and Quartet teams alongside with his younger brother and other students from Little Chopin Piano School. In his spare time, Sterling loves to play with airplanes and underground transport systems. He loves to read, travel, and play Rubik’s Cube.

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Yi-Chieh-Chang

F. Chopin: Polonaise op. 71 No.1 in d minor

J. Haydn: Sonate Hob.XVI:32 IN b minor mov 1

J.S. Bach: Prelude in D minor, BWV875

My name is Cheng,Yi-Chieh. I am 11 years old. I am fifth-grade student in Taichung City West District Chung-Cheng Elementary School in Taiwan. I have been learning piano since I was four. I have been very interested in piano, painting art, and language performance since I was a child. I have also worked hard to participate in all kinds of activities. I always try my best for everything. I believe in letting dreams soar above the sky. I love music and enjoy the melody at my fingertips. I hope that one day I can become a pianist with glory for Taiwan and share my music with the world.

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Pavel Pejchal

J. S. Bach: Prelude and fugue in C minor BWV 847 (WTC I)

L. V. Beethoven: Sonata F minor Op. 2 Nr. 1 / 1. Allegro

F. Burgmüller: Etude Op. 109 Nr. 14 “ The Gondolier's Song”

F. Chopin: Waltz in E minor Op. Posth.

Pianist Pavel Pejchal was born in Trutnov (Czech Republic) in 2008. He studies at Elementary art school (Základní umělecká škola) in Trutnov with MgA. Vít Havlíček, Ph.D.

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Enoch Wai

J. Haydn: Sonata in E-flat major, Hob.XVI:45, 3rd movement

F. Chopin: Fantaisie Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op.66

M. Glinka/G. Balakirev: The Lark

“Enoch Wai, aged 11, is a student of Junior Music Programme in HK Academy of Performing Arts, majoring in piano under the guidance of Rachel Cheung.”

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Freya Yiran Pang

J. S. Bach: Partita No. 1 Prelude BWV 825

W.A. Mozart: Sonata in D Major Op. 576 Mvt. IV

N. Kapustin: Sonatina Op. 100

F. Chopin: Etude Op. 10, No. 8

S. Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D minor Mvt IV Op. 14

Freya Pang, age 12, is a 6th grader at Cass Junior High School in Darien, Illinois. Freya began her piano lessons at 4 years old with Sueanne Metz. She is a prize winner of several national and international competitions. She is the First Place Winner at Chicago International Music Competition, New Star International Competition, Aloha International Piano Competition (Hawaii), American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, NWSMTA Piano Competition, Chopin International Competition at Hartford, Carmel Klavier International Competition (Indiana) for solo, concerto and duet divisions. Freya has had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall at the age of 5. As the winner of the DePaul Concerto Competition, she performed with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra. Freya enjoys swimming and is a member of the local swim team, Hornet. She is also on the Beyond the Star dance company and in her spare time, she loves to play with her sister, Kaleia and her kitten, Cookie.