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Matthew Scott

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D Major

F. Chopin: Etude “Revolutionary” Op. 10 No. 12

F. Schubert-F. Liszt: Standchen D. 957 No. 4

N. Paganini-F. Liszt: Etude No. 5 “La Chasse”

F.Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

“Matthew Scott, 13, began studying piano at age four.  He loves sharing music in nursing homes and hopes to someday use his talents professionally to help memory care patients by restoring musical memories.  In his free time, he learns new languages, hikes in the woods, and trains in mixed martial arts.”

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Ester Leng

F. Chopin: Etude No. 7 in C minor, Op. 25

C.Debussy: L136 Etude 7 pour les degrés chromatiques

M. Ravel: Jeux d'Eau

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in A Major Op.2 no.2

Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F minor

Ester Leng, 13 years old, student of Peyhwan Kuan since 2017. She really enjoys playing Bach’s and Chopin’s solo repertoire music and successfully won first place for the 2019 USIMC-Bach Special Theme and was invited to perform for the 2020 Junior Bach Festival. She was the first place winner of the 2019 USOMC in Advanced Level of The Treasury of Romantic Composers playing Chopin’s Étude. She also received first place in the 2020 Quebec Classical Music Competition with Chopin’s Nocturne. In March of 2019, Ester received second place for the US New Star Piano Competition by Composer. Ester won second place in the 2020 Piano League in the final round. Recently, she won second place in the Virtual International Music Competition of Persatuan Chopin Malaysia (Chopin Society of Malaysia).

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De Nicolò Andrea Simone

F. Liszt: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude

S. Rachmaninoff : Etude op. 39 no. 9

F. Chopin : Etude op. 10 no. 5

Andrea Simone De Nicolò is a pianist and a hapsicordist of 14 y.o., and lives in Valenzano. He's a student of the Conservatory of Bari. His piano teacher is M° Giuseppe Campagnola, and his hapsicord teacher is M° Margherita Porfido. He won forty awards at international music competition held in Italy, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, and Poland.

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Alicja Kojder

J.S.Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, BWC 848

F. Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata Op. 10 No. 3 mov. 2 and 3

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 1 Op. 23

Alicja Kojder started playing piano at five, and is currently studying in Chetham's School of Music with Helen Krizos. She has won many top prizes in England, Italy, Spain, USA and Poland.Orchestra.

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Antian Jiang

J.S.Bach: Prelude and Fugue No 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849, WTC1

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op 52

C. Debussy: Prélude Pour le piano L 95

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Asta Dora Finnsdottir

F. Couperin: La fleurie ou La tendre Nanette

D. Scarlatti: Sonata in A-major K24 (L.495)

R. Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42

I live in Iceland but I study piano in both Norway and Iceland. I especially love writing stories, drawing digitally, writing songs, and making my own comics. I bring a little sketchbook around me which I draw in all the time!

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Oliver Corro

W.A. Mozart: Sonata K457 1st movement

F. Chopin: Etude op.10 no.4

N. Kapustin: Concert Etude op.40 no.3 "Toccatina"

Oliver is 8th grade in Walter Junior High. He started playing piano when he was 3 yrs old. Since he was 6 yrs old, he participated and won many piano competitions. He won the 1st place in 2020 US open music competition. Also Oliver won the 1st place in Silicon Valley music competition in 2020 and 2021. He won the first place in Gavilan college junior piano competition in 2020 and 2nd place in 2021. He was also the finalist of the Palo Alto philharmonic orchestra concerto competition and won the honorable mention in MTAC concerto competition 2021. Besides piano, he plays violin and guitar. He speaks Japanese and Spanish fluently. When he doesn’t play piano, he enjoys skateboarding/playing video games with his siblings and friends.

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Audrey Yin

F. Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 8

W.A. Mozart: Sonata in A major KV 331 Mvt. 1

S. Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 In A major, Op. 82 Mvt. 4

Audrey Yin is a 13-year old from Vernon Hills, IL, U.S.A. She enjoys playing piano and shares her performance with communities to support good causes.

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Matteo Bortolazzi

J.S. Bach: Preludio e Fuga RE min BWV 875

F. Chopin: Etude op. 25 no. 12

S. Rachmaninov: Etude-Tableau op. 39 no.1

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata op. 10 no. 3 (I mov)

F. Chopin: Scherzo no. 3

Matteo Bortolazzi, 14, is attending the bachelor in Piano Performance at the “Cesare Pollini” Conservatory in Padua (Italy), in the principal piano class of Maestro Dario Marrini. He also regularly attends the lessons and Masterclasses of Maestra Francesca Vidal. He’s also attending the Masterclasses of  Masters Laura Pietrocini and Konstantin Bogino. At age 11 he made his debut in his first solo concert. Since then he has performed several solo recitals and chamber music concerts. On May 2018, at the age of twelve, he made his debut as pianist with the orchestra in the Mozart’s concert in A major K414, with the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, obtaining registration in the Conservatory's Roll of Honor. Winner of several international competitions, in March 2021 he was awarded the First Prize at the International Competition “Merci Maestro” in Brussels. On February 2019 as the Italian winner of his category in the Crescendo International Music Competition, he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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Burani Amorwetsunti

L.V. Beethoven: Sonatina in F major, Anh.5, No.2

I. Allegro Assai

My name is Burani Amorwetsunti. I’m 16 years old  and I live in Thailand. I have 5 family members and I am the only daughter in it. I have been studied piano since I’m 5 years old and I have learning cello for 4 years. I passed the ABRSM Piano test in grade 6 as well as the music theory and now I’m studying Suzuki piano at Aum-Aree Music School.

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Helen Yuan

F. Lizst: Paganini Etude No. 6 in A minor

J.S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor

B. Bartok: Suite Op. 14 No. 1

Helen Yuan, a sophomore from Fremont, California, started playing piano at age 5 and began studying with Fonny Chandra at age 10. She also enjoys playing violin in the GSYO Senior Symphony.

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Samuel Li

F. Chopin: Etude Op 10 No. 5

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata Op 10 No.2 3rd movement

F. Chopin: Barcarolle Op 60

A. Ginastera: Argentinian Dance Op 2 No. 3

F. Chopin: Etude Op 25 No. 5

F. Chopin: Waltz in E minor Op Posthumous

"Samuel Li is 15 years old.  His music career took him to perform at Carnegie Hall after winning the American Protege International Competition of  Romantic Music 2015.  Samuel had also won first place in the CAPMT State Finals Music Festival 2015 and the first place in US Open Music Competition 2019."

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Roșca Patricia-Maria

F. Chopin: Scherzo 2

G. Enescu: Toccata

F. Liszt-N.Paganini: Etude no.6

Rosca Patricia Maria from Romania has been studying piano since the age of 7, participates in competitions and is passionate about piano and classical music

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Anatolii Bogdanov

J.S. Bach-S.Rachmaninov: Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006

L.V. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B Flat Major, Op. 22. 1. Allegro con brio.

S.Rachmaninov: Musical moment No.4 in E Minor, Op. 16

Anatolii Bogdanov (2007, Moscow) started lessons at 3 (prof. Yuri Bogdanov) At 5 in GMMSS ( Elena Plyashkevich). Since 2016 in The Music School of Gnesin Academy (prof. Yuri Bogdanov). Prizes: “Music Talents” (2015), Artobalevskaya International Competition (2017), The first International Competition in Paris (2018), Oborin Second Competition (2019), International Rachmaninoff Competition in Moscow (2018, 2020), “Giovanni pianisti del mondo” (2021).

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Angelina Natal

F. Chopin: etude op. 10 no. 4

C. Debussy: Toccata

F. Chopin: scherzo no. 2

R. Schumann: Abegg

Angelina Natal is a passionate artist. Cradled by music since her earliest childhood, she began playing the piano, the violin and singing at the age of 4. At 7 yo  she was the youngest of the finalists of the  broadcast "Prodiges" on France 2. After her stint on stage where she was surrounded by great musicians, she decided to become an internationally renowned pianist. Since then Angelina has won numerous international competitions around the world, including the 1st prize “Brin d'herbe” in Orleans (France), the 1st prize “Emirates music Talent Festival” (Abu Dhabi), 2nd prize “Online Piano competition for the Youth of MarthaArgerich ”(Swiss), the Grand Prize of Excellence“ International Competition ”(Romania). She is a student of concert pianist Lea Yoanna Adam. Despite her young age, Angelina already has a great capacity for work and an impressive interpretive maturity.

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Pan Yunyi

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, op 2 first movement

F. Chopin: Scherzo in B flat minor, op.31

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Vivian Zhu

S.Rachmaninov:Etude Tableaux in D Major, Op. 39, No. 9

F.Chopin: Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3 Movement I. Presto

S. Prokofiev: Suggestion Diabolique Op. 4 No. 4

Vivian Zhu is a freshman at Stevenson High School and has been studying piano with Sueanne Metz for six years. Outside of piano, she enjoys reading memoirs and swimming.

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Tiffany Lim

F. Chopin: Nocturne no. 8 in D Flat Major, Op.27, No.2

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F Sharp Minor, BWV 859

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op.13 "Pathetique"

F. Chopin: Etude in E Major, Op. 10 No. 3

Tiffany is 15 years old. She enjoys playing piano and violin. Her hobbies include singing, reading, and talking with friends. She is currently a freshman in high school and a member of a local senior youth symphony.memoirs and swimming.

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Maria Izmaylova

Bach/Tausig : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

A.Lyadov: Prelude Op.11 n.1

J.P.Rameau: Le Rappel des Oiseaux - Pièces de Clavecin E-minor

F.Chopin: Etude op 10 no.9

A. Khatchaturian: Toccata

J.Haydn: Sonata E-minor

Maria Izmaylova was born in Moscow in 2006, lives in Norway from 2010. She is student in “Young Talents” program at “Barratt Due Music Institute”, Oslo Teacher: Prof. Marina Pliassova Maria took part in some national and international piano competitions: “Norwegian National Music Competition” (1.prize 2020, 2018, 2016) “Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale “Città di Airola” (2. Prize 2014) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF PERFORMING ARTS «SILK WAY» named after  S. S. PROKOFIEV (2.prize laureate 2021) INTERNATIONAL ONLINE COMPETITION «MAGIC MUSE» (2.prize laureate 2021) XII Chopin International Piano Competition 2021, Hartford CT, Category “Young virtuosi”, V prize Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival 2021, Grand Prix

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Elisa Gallina

J.S. Bach : Toccata BWV 913 in D minor

F. Liszt : Tarantella Venezia & Napoli

"My name is Elisa Gallina, I was born in Sardinia - Italy in 2006 and I am 14. I started studying piano when I was 8. Currently I frequent J. S. Bach International Music Academy, under the guidance of Maestro Stella Sanna. I study a lot of hours and I participate in several competitions to become a very good pianist. My dream is to play Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto with the orchestra."

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Rea Bytyqi

J.S. Bach: Suite V

F.Chopin: Valse op.64 no. 2

F.Chopin: Etude op.10 no.5 "Black Keys"

W.A. Mozart: Alla Turca

I am Rea Bytyqi and I am 14 years old.I'm from Prizren,Kosovo.Learn piano since 8 years in 'Lorenc Antoni' school in Prizren.My music teacher is Besarta Guri Bobaj

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TAM Kwan Hon

J.S. Bach: Toccata in e minor BWV 914

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata No.27 in e minor, Op.90 (I)

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata No.27 in e minor, Op.90 (II)

F. Chopin: Polonaise in c minor, Op.40, No.2

My name is Boco Tam and I am now 14 years old. I started learning the piano when I was 5. I passed the Trinity A

TCL Examination with distinction last year.

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Emma Martine Lam Olsen

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue: No. 9 in E Major, BWV 854

L.V. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No.2: I Allegro

A. Scriabin: 2 Pieces for the Left Hand, Op.9:No. 2 Nocturne in D Flat Major

P. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a, TH.35 -8. Intermezzo

F. Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 5 in G-Flat Major “Black Keys

Emma Martine Lam Olsen lives in Norway, studying with Marina Pliassova at the Barratt-Due Music Institute. She also plays chamber music and studies classical improvisation, composition and directing. Emma has won top prizes in national and international competitions and performed for the King and Queen of Norway at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

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Andrew Wang

F.Chopin: Etude Op 25 no 5

F. Chopin :Etude op. 25, no. 8

F.Chopin: Etude op. 10 no. 4

S.Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux Op.39 No.8 in D Minor

J.S.Bach: WTK I book, BWV 858, F-sharp major

W.A. Mozart: Sonata Allegro, KV570

My name is Andrew Wang, and I was born on April 6, 2006. My sister was already playing the piano when I was born, this inspired me to start playing. I immediately became interested in piano at the age of 6 years. After a few months, I picked up the violin as well. When I was 9 years old, I auditioned for the Barratt Due Music Institute and came in. 4 years after I joined the Barratt Due, I felt that I did not have time for both instruments, so a difficult decision was made to give up the violin. Now I am still studying at the ";Young Talents" section of the Barratt Due music institute. I was awarded an "inspiration" prize in UMM in 2020, third prize in international competition in France "La note Celeste" 2020, first prize in the international Moscow music competition 2020, third prize in international competition: JS Fest in Finland 2020, and fourth prize in international competition in Italy: Neapolitan Masters Competition 2020.

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Henrik Hei-Cheung Chan

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata Op.7, no.4, 1st movement

F. Poulenc:Nocturne I. Sans Trainer

F. Poulenc: Nocturne IV, Lent, trés las et piano

F. Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 3

F. Chopin: Etude Op. 25 No. 12

Hello! My name is Henrik Chan. I am an aspiring pianist from Norway. I have always found enjoyment and joy in music and thrilled about competitionse in Oslo.

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Celicia Thendean

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in f minor, op. 52

L.V. Beethoven: Op. 2 No. 3, I. Allegro con brio

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in d minor, BWV 875 (from WTC book 2)

Celicia Thendean, age 13, takes piano lesson from Prof. Anna Poklewski since she was five years old. Other than piano, she likes to read and play cello and oboe.

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Ryan Liu

F. Chopin: Scherzo Op. 39 No. 3

W.A. Mozart: Sonata K. 310

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B flat major

R. Guang: Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon

F. Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 8

"Ryan Liu is a sophomore currently attending Stevenson High School. He is passionate about his hobbies and is open to learning new things."

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Dongqi Zhang

E. Macdowell: Concert Etude Op. 36

F. Chopin: Variations Brillantes Op. 12

J. Haydn: Sonata No. 62

Dongqi Zhang, female, was born in Beijing, China in October 2007.She has been studying with the affiliated primary school of China's Central Conservatory of Music since September 2017, and enrolled in its middle school since 2020, under the instruction of Ms Mai SU. As a talented young pianist, she has won top prizes in some important piano competitions, published a CD in 2019 and cooperated with Chinese orchestras in performances.

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Liang Heng Jia Ally

E. Grieg: Notturno

N. Kapustin: Sonatina

Ally is a 13-year-old girl who is currently learning ABRSM grade 8. She started to play piano at the age of 5 and has participated in many competitions starting at a young age, winning quite a few first and top prizes. She won the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and has also achieved high marks in the ABRSM Exams.

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Melody Xu

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in G major Op.31 No. 1

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

G. Faure: Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 36 No. 4

Melody Xu is 14 years old, a freshman. She is currently studying under Ms. Sueanne Metz. Melody is the prize winner of ISMTA, Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, Rising Talents of America festival, and more. Melody loves to play and listen to music, read fantasy books, and socialize with her friends.