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2017 International Youth Piano Competition Semi-Finalists Announced

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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The 2017 Semi-Finalists for the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition, chosen from a total of 166 applicants, represent five countries and 14 U.S. states.

Open to young pianists between the ages of 7 and 18, the competition awards cash prizes and gives winners the opportunity to perform in New York's prestigious Merkin Concert Hall.

2017 Competition schedule
June 20-25, 2017 - Semi-Final and Final Auditions
Tue, June 27, 2 pm - Winners Concert in Merkin Concert Hall

Junior 1 – through age 10

Anna Bray (Sterling, VA)
Jerry Chang (Saint Louis, MO)
Eddison Chen (Overland Park, KS)
Eric Chen (Richmond, BC, Canada)
Ella Cho (La Habra, CA)
Andrew Gu (Orinda, CA)
Isabella “Ella” Kim (Herndon, VA)
Meagan Lee (Staten Island, NY)
Jiahong “Ericsson” Lin (West Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Matthew Liu (Lawrence, KS)
Aya Nishimura (Mamaroneck, NY)
Hudson Ragins (Yonkers, NY)
Sophia Shao (New York, NY)
Madison Suh (Aurora, CO)
Aaron Wang (Mount Pleasant, MI)
Philina Zhang (New York, NY)

Junior 2 – ages 11 through 14

Aliya Alsafa (Chicago, IL)
Liyuan Byrne (Verona, NJ)
Esteban Castro (Hackensack, NJ)
Stephanie Draughon (Ashburn, VA)
Alyssa Gabrilovich (Villanova, PA)
Eric Guo (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Raelyn Hoang (Aldie, VA)
Adam Jackson (Scarsdale, NY)
Ariya Laothitipong (Bangkok, Thailand)
Jessica Li (Santa Clara, CA)
Katherine Liu (Wellesley, MA)
Angeline Ma (Berwyn, PA)
Uyen Nguyen (Boalsburg, PA)
Oscar Paz-Suaznabar (Alexandria, VA)
Benjamin Rossen (Great Neck, NY)
Tsotne Sidamonidze (Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia)
Ethan Sun (Topeka, KS)
Lesley Sung (Palisades Park, NJ)
Zvjezdan Vojvodić (Zagreb, Croatia)
Margaret Wang (Eagan, MN)
Naomi Yamaguchi (Rochester, MI)
Christopher Zandieh (Syosset, NY)
Natalie Zhang (Weston, MA)
Edward Zhang (Redmond, WA)
Xingyu Zhou (Philadelphia, PA)

Senior Division – ages 15 through 18

Oliver Betz (Brooklyn, NY)
Justin Cai (Spokane, WA)
Derek Chung (Long Grove, IL)
Niklas Kniesche (Providence, RI)
Lucia Li (New York. NY)
Millicent McFall (Seattle, WA)
Chindanai Nukulvutthiopas (Bangkok, Thailand)
Mia Pečnik (Zagreb, Croatia)
Emily Quan (Herndon, VA)
David Jesse Sacks (Greenwich, CT)
Seth Schultheis (Baltimore, MD)
Amir Siraj (Brookline, MA)
Ryan Soeyadi (Lake Grove, NY)
Andrew Sung (Yorba Linda, CA)
Alexander Tsereteli (Bethesda, MD)
Christian Verfenstein (Huntington Station, NY)
Haichun Wang (Forest Hills, NY)
Xiaotian Xu (Jackson Heights, NY)
Hans-Derek Yu (Egg Harbor Township, NJ)
Chi “Barry” Zhang (Lawrence, KS)
Di Zhong (Brooklyn, NY)

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