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Special Diplomas by

Top-Notch Jury

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Results Announcement Schedule:

Round 1 Results

18 March 2021 on this page

Category A,B,C,D,E,F,G Results

27 March, 2021 Saturday, 10:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on Zoom
(zoom meeting link will be sent by email) –
Results will be posted on the website on Sunday

Category H, I, J, K, L-1, L-2, M-1, M-2 Results

28 March 2021 Sunday, 10:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on Zoom
(zoom meeting link will be sent by email)
Results will be posted on the website on Monday

Awards Overview

Diplomas

This year the diplomas are awarded as per following criteria:

1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize are ranked based on balanced evaluation of technical skills and music interpretation. The winners of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place have performed their pieces with good technique appropriate and expected in their age category. The awards were presented by judges based on their individual scoring concluded with further discussions.

The Best Performance of a Chopin Work Award is issued by the F. Chopin Society in Warsaw, Poland. It is important to note, this award is decided by Assembly of Judges of the competition not by the F. Chopin Society. It is presented to participants who balanced their technical skills and musical interpretation of the Chopin piece they played. Participants may have not played on as high technical level as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize winners in their age category but stand out in their Chopin combined technique and musicality while performing the Chopin’s piece.

Chopin Avenue Awards for the Chopin Pieces – are presented to participants who balanced their technical skills and musical interpretation of the Chopin piece including Polonaize, Mazurka, Waltz, Nocturne, Ballad they played. Participants may have not played on as high technical level as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize winners in their age category but stand out in their Chopin combined technique and musicality while performing the Chopin’s piece.

Consul General of Poland Award is presented to participants in recognition of their skills and competitive spirit who have tremendous potential attaining 1st, 2nd or 3rd Prize or other outstanding results in the future.

Certificate of Honor Award is presented to participants who are at the early stage of their musical journey but deserve recognition and encouragement for their skills and persistence to excel in the future.

All awards are presented based on a summary of individual appraisals concluded with collective discussions. None of the awards is based on a single opinion of a particular Judge. All opinions are shared, discussed, concluded and finally approved in the presence of Head of Jury and the Director of the Competition. This includes the Chopin Awards that were issued by Fryderyk Chopin Society in Poland.

Results

Congratulations to all prize winners who made it to the top of almost 300 participants from 36 countries.

Words of appreciation and encouragement to everyone else, believe in yourself and continue your musical journey!

We will be sending comment sheets for participants group by group, please allow us some time for that.

Group A:

1st Place:
Wilson Liu (USA)

2nd Place:
Liam Sun (USA)
Yunseo Oh (Korea)

3rd Place:
Ethan Yin (USA)
SIO IOI Cheng (Macau)

Group B:

1st Place:
Bentley Penn (Canada)

2nd Place:
Si-Eun Kim (Korea)
Suppakrit Payackso (Thailand)

3rd Place:
Hyelin Wang (Korea)
Jiarui Wang (China)

Group C:

1st Place:
Hinako Ito (Japan)

2nd Place:
Arianna Salvalaggio (Italy)
Motoka Sugimori (Japan)

3rd Place:
Emmeline Chloe Hadeli (Indonesia)
Hamzah Johannes Hattingh (New Zealand)

Group D:

1st Place:
Michelle Wang (USA)
Yui Him Mo (Hong Kong)

2nd Place:
Kwong Ching Li (Hong Kong)
SeoHo Yoon (Korea)

3rd Place:
Jibei Lv (China)
Rihito Yamada (Japan)

Group E:

1st Place:
Je-Hee Han (Korea)

2nd Place:
Yugun Jeon(Korea)
Leonardo Zhou (USA)

3rd Place:
Connor Kim (USA),
Ritz Efrason Edisyams Yapriono (Indonesia)

Group F:

1st Place:
Anzhela Lypynska (Ukraine)

2nd Place:
Nayla Arifa Salwa (Indonesia)
Ruo Chien Chou (Taiwan)

3rd Place:
Chayapon Chanporn (Thailand)
Jacob Cai (China)

Group G:

1st Place:
Geon Hui Cho (Korea)

2nd Place:
Eric Junpyo Jang (Korea)
Hyeon Seo Ji (Korea)

3rd Place:
Ryu Lawden (Indonesia),
Ichiha Masunari (Japan)

Group H1
1st Place:
Chanwook Kim (Korea)
2nd Place:
Claire Wang (UK)
3rd Place:
Temma Fukaysu (Japan)
Elias Keller (Austria)

Group H2
1st Place:
Seok hyun Seo (Korea)
2nd Place:
Yuzuki Kijoma (Japan)

3rd Place:
Nathan Davison Sayogo (Indonesia)
Thomas Eowyn Gondokusumo (Indonesia)

Group I

1st Place:
Sonia Schwabe (Poland)
2nd Place:
Ahin Kim (Korea)
3rd Place:
Massimo Urban (Italy)
Tuna Dyonmez (UK)

 Group J
1st Place: Artemy Sokolovsky (Russia)
2nd Place: Alice Zhang (USA)
3rd Place:
Seojin Yoon (Korea)
Hyeonuk Park (Korea)

Group K
1st Place:
No first place was awarded in this group
2nd Place:
Edenia Maureen (Indonesia)
Myeong-Hoon Kim (Korea)
3rd Place:
Michael Anthony Kwok (Indonesia)
Piotr Orlow (Poland)

Group L1

1st Place:
Yuying Chen (China)
2nd Place:
Zhanglin Hu (China)
3rd Place:
Zi Xin Ong (Malaysia)

Group M1

1st place:
Youjin Hong (Korea)
2nd Place:
Andrzej Janiga (Poland)
Sungzib Chun (Korea)
3rd place:
Carl Di Casoli (USA/Italy)
Christopher Xiaqiu Luo (China)
Michele Perego (Italy)

Group M2

1st Place:
Francesco Internullo (Italy)
2nd Place:
Jason Chiu (USA),
Wong Wang Shun (Hong Kong)
3rd Place: Emanuele Secci (USA / Italy)

 

Chopin Avenue Award
for Chopin Mazurka:

Group B:
Ruimian Li (Hong Kong)

Group D:
John Varcoe (USA)

Group M-1:
Gianfranco Blanco (Italy)

Chopin Avenue Award
for Chopin Waltz:

Group A:
Ethan Yin (USA),
Tsz Kwan Harvey Wong (Hong Kong)

Group B:
Hyelin Wang (Korea)

Group C:
Hinako Ito (Japan),
Motoka Sugimori (Japan)

Group D:
Yui Him Mo (Hong Kong),
Kwong Ching Li (Hong Kong)

Group E:
Connor Kim (USA)
Leonardo Zhou (USA)

Group F:
Elizabeth Kathleen Oe (Indonesia)

Group G:
Martin Bajer (Czech Republic)
Angela Katie Kristianto (Indonesia)

Chopin Avenue Award
for Chopin Nocturne:

Group A:
YunSeo Oh (Korea)

Group C:
Amélie Panayótova (Bulgaria)
Emmeline Chloe Hadeli (Indonesia)

Group D:
Jackson He (USA)

Group E:
Ryan Qiu (USA),
Castor Li (USA)

Group F:
Jacob Cai (China)

Group M-1:
Martin Buencamino (USA)
Marco Stramaglia (Spain)
Sungzib Chun (Korea)

Group M-2:
Francesco Internullo (Italy)

Chopin Avenue Award
for Chopin Ballade

Group H-1:
Brian Lin (USA)
Celicia Thendean (USA/Indonesia)

Group H-2:
Clarissa Mae Prajogo (Indonesia)

Group J:
Alice Zhang (USA)

Group K:
Edenia Maureen (Indonesia)

Chopin Avenue Award
for Chopin Polonaise

Group E:
Je-Hee Han (Korea)

Group G:
Hyeon-seo Ji (Korea)

Group H-1:
Elias Keller (Austria)

Group H-2:
Thomas Eowyn Gondokusumo (Indonesia)
Nathan Davison Sayogo (Indonesia)

Group I:
Massimo Urban (Italy)

Group M-1:
Jim Li (New Zealand)
Youjin Hong (Korea)

Chopin Avenue Award
for Chopin Sonata

Group L-1:
Zhanglin Hu (China)

 

Special Diploma issued by Fryderyk Chopin Society
in Poland (Established in 1934)
for the Best Performance of the Chopin Work:

Group G:
Geon Hui Cho (Korea)
Eric Junpyo Jang (Korea)

Group H-1:
Chanwook Kim (Korea)

Group H-2:
Seok Hyun Seo (Korea)

Group I:
Sonia Schwabe (Poland)

Group J:
Artemy Sokolovsky (Russia)

Group L-1:
Yuying Chen (China)

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my diploma?

We will be sending the diplomas by email in early April.
If you do not receive the email in early April, please check your email spam folder or contact us.

When will I receive the Feedback Form from Jurors?

We will be sending the Jurors feedback in the middle of April.

Will you let me know my score ?

We use the scores internally as a tool to rank the participants and do not share the scores in public.

2021 Distinguished Jury

Dr Hyunkyung Kate Lee

Dr Hyunkyung Kate Lee

Head of Jury

Studied Music at the New York University
Performed extensively throughout the United States, South Korea, Italy, and Southeast Asia including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall or the Seoul Art Center. Dr. Lee has performed in the master classes of Martin Canin, Paul Posnak, and William Doppmann.
Dr. Lee has been invited to perform contemporary music internationally and has had many arrangements written for her. In particular, her close musical relationship with the composer OckMi Han has led to several world premier concerts and recitals. A prize winner in the Artists International Piano Competition and the National Korean Young Adults Competition, Dr. Lee performs both as a soloist as a chamber musician. She is active as a member of the performance division of the Korean Piano Society and the SungSim Piano Quartet. She is also well-known as a collaborator with a variety of artists such as modern dancers and electronic music artists.

Currently, Kate is a professor of music at Kangwon National University in Korea. She has worked in the past as a lecturer at the Catholic University of America and as a professor at the Catholic University of Korea.

Dr. Sara Davis Buechner

Dr. Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post),

“Buechner has no superior.” (Japan’s InTune) Earned top prizes at international piano competitions including Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Leeds, Mozart (Salzburg), Beethoven (Vienna), and Sydney, Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow or Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Dr. Buechner has performed with top orchestras (New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra) and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl.  She has toured throughout Latin and South America, Asia and Europe. She has commissioned and premiered important contemporary scores by composers such as Michael Brown, John Corigliano, Ray Green, Dick Hyman, Vitězslavá Kaprálová, Jared Miller, Joaquín Nin-Culmell, and Yukiko Nishimura.

Dr. Buechner has released numerous acclaimed recordings and her interpretation of Hollywood Piano Concertos won Germany’s coveted Deutsches Schauplatten Preis. She has taught at New York University, Manhattan School of Music, Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, University of British Columbia.

 

Jose Ramos Santana

Jose Ramos Santana

Jose Ramos Santana graduated from Julliard School, and currently a member of the piano faculty at New York University Steinhardt School and teaches at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C..
A great perfomrer and an established recording artist. Performed with New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Detroit Symphony and many more and cooperated with conductors including Krzysztof Penderecki, John Adams, Dennis Russell Davies or Jerzy Semkow.

His recital work has taken him to major venues throughout the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Central America, and the Far East.
Jose Ramos Santana is also an established recording artist including his world premiere of “Glosas” by Roberto Sierra on the Fleur de Son Label that received critical acclaim or his collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that also includes recordings of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and Saint- Saens Piano Concerto in G minor op. 22

Previously judged at Gershwin International Music Competition, Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, Louisiana International Piano Competition czy William Kapell International Piano Competition.

YoungSook Kim

Graudated (BA and MA) from Ecole Noermal de Musique de Paris, France. 
Studied with great pianists indcluding Yvonne Loriod.

Emerita Professor of the Catholic University of Korea
where she worked  for over 30 years.
She also taught at Seoul National University.

Awarded an Hononrable Professor Awards in Korea.

Performed with numerous orchestras including KBS Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philihamonic Orchestra. Solo recitals and chamber recitals throughout France, England and Korea.

YoonJung Park

YoonJung Park

Yoon Jung Park
Studied music at the New England Conservatory of music in Boston, USA with a Master’s degree in Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano, and obtained a Graduate Diploma of Piano Performance. She played multiple recitals and performed in various music festivals. She held a position at the university in Korea and continued her performance journey.

Dr Aleksander Dańda

Dr Aleksander Dańda

Honorary Judge

Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Hong Kong

Official Patron

Special Diplomas

The Best Performers
of Chopin works in Young Artists and Professional cagegories will be awarded a diploma issued by the
Fryderyk Chopin Society in Poland

http:// tifc.chopin.pl