2015 US New Star Etude Competition Winners:

2015 US New Star Etude Competition Winners:

Across all age groups:

Best Performer: Jason Zhang

First Alternative: Karina Tseng

Second Alternative:Adrienne Lee

Group I(7 and under)

First  prize: Grace Li, 7, Irvine, CAStudent of  Ana Marie Eckstein

Competition Videos: Czerny, Bach

Second prize-tie: Derek Li, 5, Irvine, CAStudent of  Ana Marie Eckstein

Competition Videos: Burgmüller, Bach

Second prize-tie: Carissa Wu, 7, Los Altos, CAStudent of Sujeeva Hapugalle

Competition Videos:CzernyKuhlau

Third prize-tie: Alaina Yung 6, Belmont, CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa

Competition Videos: MacDowellDiabelli

Third prize-tie:Reina Kimura  6, Redwood City, CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa

Competition Videos:Seixas, Heller

Honorable Mention:Ethan Cao  6, Foster City, CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa

Competition Videos:Tansman,Loeshhorn

Group II(8-10)

First  prize: Adrienne Lee, 9, Chino Hills, CAStudent of  Ana Marie Eckstein

Competition Videos:Burgmüller, Bach

Second prize-tie: Claire Chiow  9, Temple City, CA, Student of Yvonne Chen

Competition Videos: Moszkowski, Mozart

Second prize-tie: Rebecca Tseng, 10, Redwood City, CAStudent of Sujeeva Hapugalle

Competition Videos:Czerny, Mozart

Third prize-tie:Hana Sweatt, 10, San Carlos, CA, Student of Sumi Nagasawa

Competition Videos: MacDowellTelemann

Third prize-tie:Sophia Guan, 9, San Diego, CA, Student of Yulia Atoyan

Competition Videos:Lack, Berens

Third prize-tie:Ashley Arner, 9, Del Mar, CA, Student of Yulia Atoyan

Competition Videos:Schytte,Clementi

Third prize-tie:Hannah Kim, 8, Palo Alto, CA, Student of Jinhee Kim

Competition Videos:Khachaturian, Cimarosa

Honorable Mention: Andrew Bai 10, Arcadia, CA, Student of Yvonne Chen

Competition Videos:BurgmüllerBeethoven

Group III(11-13)

First Prize: Karina Tseng, 13, Redwood City, CAStudent of Sujeeva Hapugalle

Competition Videos: ChopinBeethoven

Second Prize: Chloe Wen, 13, Redwood Shores, CAStudent of Sujeeva Hapugalle

Competition Videos:ChopinBeethoven

Third Prize:Stuart Kerr, 11, Redwood City, CAStudent of Sumi Nagasawa

Competition Videos:BachMacDowell

Honorable Mention: Sophia Naumann 10, Santa Barbara, CA, Student of Mandee Sikich
Competition Videos: BurgmüllerBeethoven

Group IV(14-16)

First Prize: Jason Zhang 16, Dallas, TX, Student of Tamas Ungar

Competition Videos:ChopinBeethoven

Second Prize: Iris Wu, 14, Redwood City, CAStudent of  Sujeeva Hapugalle

Competition Videos:LisztMozart

Third Prize: Josephine Widjaja, 14, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Student of Agatha Hou

Competition Videos: LisztMozart

Group V(17-19)

Third Prize: Tiffany Chien 17, Cupertino, CA, Student of Nancy Jensen

Competition Videos:RachmaninoffHaydn