2018 US New Star Etude Competition Winners

Best Performer: Tristen Chen 9, San Jose CA, Student of Nagisa Ariza


First Runner Up: Celine Chen 14, Valencia CA, Student of Nobuyo Nishizaka


Second Runner Up: Yurika Yamada 17, San Jose CA, Student of Nagisa Ariza


Group Prizes

Group I

First Prize: Brandon J Joe 7 Redwood City CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa


Third Prize: Hallyn M Alpert 7 Los Angeles, CA, Student of Yawen Wu


Group II

First Prize: Tristen Chen, San Jose, CA, Student of Nagisa Ariza


Second Prize: Reina Kimura 9, Redwood City CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa

Second Prize: Jordan Rowe 8, Los Angeles CA, Student of Yawen Wu

Third Prize: Ella Luo 9, Fremont CA, Student of Daniel Cheng

Third Prize: Ethan Cao 9, Foster City CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa

Honorable Mention: Charisse Tzu-Hsin Chao 8, San Jose CA, Student of Chia Lan Lee


Group III

First Prize: Brandon Kwon 13, Centreville VA, Student of Dominique Shim

Second Prize: Ethan Zheng 11, Pleasanton CA, Student of Daniel Cheng

Third Prize: Hana Sweatt 13, San Carlos CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa

Third Prize: Jonathan Lu 11, San Ramon CA, Student of Daniel Cheng


Group IV

First Prize: Celine Chen 14, Valencia CA, Student of Nobuyo Nishizaka

Second Prize: Brandon F Zhang 15, Naperville IL, Student of Sueanne Metz

Second Prize: Kayla Shen 15, San Ramon CA, Student of Tamriko Siprashvili

Third Prize: Adrian K Pu 14, Davis CA, Student of Natsuki Fukasawa

Third Prize: William Zhu 14, Lincolnshire IL, Student of Sueanne Metz

Honorable Mention: Jason M Lee 15, Naperville IL, Student of Sueanne Metz


Group V

First Prize: Yurika Yamada 17, San Jose CA, Student of Nagisa Ariza

Second Prize: William F Chang 17, San Francisco CA, Student of Robert Schwartz