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Maria Narodytska

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue g minor WTC II

F. Chopin: Etude B minor op. 25 no 10

C. Debussy: Etude pour les arpeges composes

F. Schubert - F. Liszt: "Gretchen am Spinnrade"; "Erl King"

F. Schubert - F. Liszt: "Erl King"

J. Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel

Carter Johnson

F.Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, op. 59 no.1

J.Brahms: Intermezzo in E-flat minor, op. 118 no.6

J.Hétu: Variations por piano, op. 8

Equally at home in the solo, concerto, chamber, and art song repertoires, 24-year-old Carter Johnson is currently completing his MM at Juilliard, and in the fall will be pursuing an MMA at Yale. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two sons.

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Jannina Eliana Peña

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1: I. Allegro vivace

II. Adagio Grazioso

III. Rondo

F. Chopin: Étude Op. 25, No. 2 in f minor

F. Chopin: Étude Op. 25, No. 5 in e minor

C. Debussy: Étude No. 10 Pour les sonorités opposées

C. Debussy: Étude No. 7 Pour les degrés chromatiques

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A♭ major, Op. 47

Jannina Eliana (Janna) G. Peña is a young Filipina pianist and music educator. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at Lynn Conservator of Music, Florida, USA. 

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Dimcho Velichkov

S.Rachmaninov: Prelude op.3 no.2

F.Chopin: Ballade no.2 op.38

S.Rachmaninov: Moment Musicaux no.4 op.16 

"Dimcho Velichkov was born in Bulgaria, studied and graduated Bachelor and Master of arts in Vienna, Austria. Had concerts in Europe, Asia and North America and won several competitions."

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Yi-Chung Huang

J.S.Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major BWV 872

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition

“Yi-Chung Huang was born in 2002 in Hsinchu City in Taiwan. From an early age he showed big interest in music. At age 8 Yi-Chung Huang began to receive formal music education, in the music class in Taiwan. From 2014 he began to study with Prof. Yi Fan-Chiang and since then he has been attending masterclasses by several pianists which includes Eugen Indjic, Natalie Trull, Norman Krieger, Wolfgang Manz, Ilja Scheps, Jacob Katsnelson and many others. He participated in the Euro Music Festival and Academy in 2017 and 2018. At age 17 Yi-Chung Huang began to study in Hannover Musikhochschule with Prof. Roland Krueger. Yi-Chung Huang is also a composer, he has published several compositions.

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Jorge Balanza Mari

F. Chopin: Etude op.25 no.12

F. Liszt: Orage

F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude no.6

G. Verdi/F. Liszt: Reminiscences de Boccanegra

Born in Valencia in 1994. He studied the Master of Musical Interpretation in the specialty of solo piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Castilla y León with the concert artist Brenno Ambrosini. He has performed in various concert halls in Spain, Italy, Poland and Russia. In October 2019, he performed as soloist with the Samara Orchestra (Russia), concert No. 1 by Liszt, conducted by Georgy Klementiev. He has been awarded in various national and international competitions.

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Wanli Wang

J.S. Bach: Prelude BWV867

J.S. Bach: Fugue BWV867

S. Rachmaninoff: Etude Op 39 No 1

M. Ravel: Jeux D'eau

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata Op 53 I

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata Op 53 II and III

F. Chopin: Ballade No 4 Op 52

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Cheng Yu Hsiao

F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No.10 in f minor

J. S. Bach - French Suite No.1 in d minor BWV812

F. Chopin: Ballade No.3 Op.47

L.V. Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C Major Op 53 mov I

Joining the competition can allow one to accept different opinions, and competitors can keep me growing. Everyone's interpretation of music is different. Conveying our thoughts bravely and being confident is the most important.

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Evgeniya Zaitseva

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata No. 7

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Cușnir Iulia

F. Chopin: Mazurka op. 67, No. 2 (g-minor)

F. Chopin: Mazurka op. 68, No. 3 (F-major

F. Chopin: Etude op. 25, No. 3 (F-major)

F. Chopin: Scherzo No. 3, op. 39 (C sharp-minor)

C. Debussy: Prelude book 1, No. 6 "Des pas sur la neige" ("Footprints in the snow")

C. Debussy: Prelude book 1, No. 7 "Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest" ("What the West Wind has seen")

G. Enescu: Toccata from Piano Suite No. 2, op. 10 (D-major)

I was born in 2001 in Republic of Moldova and began studying piano at the age of 8. Today I am student at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in the class of the professor Inna Hatipova, Master of Arts. I was awarded in many national and international competitions and have performed several times with orchestra at the Organ Hall in Chișinău. I am one of the winners of the "Scholarship for your future".

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Lulwa Al Shamlan

P. Vladigerov: Three Pieces Op 15- Prelude, Elegy, Humoresque

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in B flat major Op 22

F. Mendelssohn: Fantasie in F sharp minor, Op 28

Lulwa Al Shamlan is a nineteen year old Kuwaiti pianist. She began learning the piano at the age of four and at the age of eight she was accepted to Wells Cathedral School, one of the four specialised music schools in the UK. Lulwa has performed frequently in concerts and competitions from a young age in the Middle East, Europe, the USA and Central Asia. Some notable performances include playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1 with the Uzbekistan State Symphony Orchestra in 2019 as well as playing in the winners recitals of various competitions at Carnegie Hall in New York (2014, 2016, 2020). Lulwa is currently in her second year of doing a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Piano at the Manhattan School of Music. 

Jiun-Ting Lin

J.S.Bach: Prelude and Fugue from WTC I in d minor BWV 851

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 Op. 13 "Pathetique"

F. Chopin: Etude in a minor Op. 25-11 "Winter Wind"

F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in c sharp minor

S. Rachmaninoff: Etude Tableaux Op. 33 No. 4 in d minor

Garnering the first prize in the Taiwan National Piano Competition, and the second prize in the Japan Classical Piano Competition, where the first prize was not awarded, Lin has had a beautiful career as a soloist in Taiwan and Japan. her family.

Cheuk Him Tang

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

C. Debussy: Etude, no.11,

S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude Op.32 No.10

Ho Sze Man

Glinka/Balakirev: The Lark

J. Haydn: Sonata in F major Hob XVI:23

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Bruce Leto, Jr.

M. Ravel: Assez Anime

M. Ravel: Assez Lent

M. Ravel: Oiseaux Tristes

F. Poulence: Des Valse

J. Sibelius “The Spruce”

"Bruce Leto, Jr. is a professional pianist - currently signed to both PARMA and Albany Records. He has received prizes in scholastic (Dora Khyatt), Collegiate (Bi-College Concerto Competition), and National (West Chester Piano Competition) piano adjudications. Recently, he received First Prize in the Professional Division of the Grand Metropolitan International Music Competition; First Prize - Platinum in the Young Artist Division (duo) of the Canadian International Music Competition; Finalist Recognition in the Professional Solo Division of the American Prize Competition; Third Prize in the International School of Art and Culture Music Competition, as well as the discretionary ISCART Prize (awarded to less than 1% of pianists). Additionally, he  received a Silver Medal at the Global Music Awards in 2020 for his CD: GOMITOLO! An Interpreter's Tribute to a COVID-Stricken Europe. For fun - Bruce likes to surf, hike, and play semi-professional baseball!"

Xingze Jiang

F. Liszt: Etudes d'exécution transcendante No.10 in F Minor

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

Chu Yan Tung (Queena)

R. Shchedrin: Basso Ostinato

M. Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales

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Maria Paula Roza

 H. Cowell:  Three Irish Legends - 1. Tides of Manaunaun 2. The Hero sun 3. The Voice of Lir

G. Crumb: Makrokosmos 1 - 1. Primeval Sounds (Genesis 1) - Cancer

G. Ligeti: Musica ricercata no.  1, - Sostenuto

Maria studies contemporary music and piano at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo (EMM) and also works at a social musical education project for children and youth in São Paulo