2015 US New Star Piano Competition Winners

Best Performer: Jason Zhang 16 Dallas, TX

  • Group I(7 years old and under)

First prize: Grace Li  7,  Anaheim, CA, Student of Ana Marie Eckstein
Competition videos: R. Schumann,  F. Kuhlau

Second prize: Derek Li  6,  Anaheim, CA, Student of Ana Marie Eckstein
Competition videos: Clementi, F. Burgmuller

Third prize: Angelina Lin  6, San Jose, CA, Student of KaiChi Zhu
Competition videos: Berkovich & Haslinger

  • Group II(8-9 years old)

 First prize: Claire Chiow  9, Temple City, CA, Student of Yvonne Chen
Competition videos: Chopin, J.S. Bach

 Third prize: Will Chen  8, Irvine, CA, Student of Ana Marie Eckstein
Competition videos: F. Kuhlau, J.S. Bach

  • Group III(10-11 years old)

First prize: Malvyn Lai  10,  San Diego, CA, Student of Irina Bendetsky
Competition videos: Beethoven, Chopin

Second prize: Daniel Wu  11,  Los Altos, CA, Student of Sujeeva Hapugalle
Competition videos: Berkovich, J.S. Bach

Third prize: Adrienne Lee  10,  Chino Hills, CA, Student of Ana Marie Eckstein
Competition videos: Chopin, Beethoven

  • Group IV(12-13 years old)

First Prize: Karina Tseng 13, Redwood City, CA, Student of Sujeeva Hapugalle
Competition videos: Beethoven, Kabelevsky

Second Prize: Lina Hisada 12,  Arcadia, CA, Student of Nobuyo Nishizaka
Competition videos: Brahms, J.S. Bach

Third Prize: Ryan Gannon 13, Redwood City, CA, Student of Sujeeva Hapugalle
Competition videos: Liszt, Beethoven

  • Group V(14-15 years old)

First Prize: Ophir Horowitz  15,  Los Altos, CA, Student of Tilly Tan
Competition videos: J. S. Bach, G. Ligeti

Second Prize: Hannah Lin  14,  San Jose, CA, Student of KaiChi Zhu
Competition videos: Tchaichovsky, Mozart

Third Prize: Angela N. Pham  15,  Newport Coast, CA, Student of Ana Marie Eckstein
Competition videos: J. Turina, J.S. Bach

Honorable Mention:Nichole Allen 15, San Jose, CA, Student of KaiChi Zhu
Competition videos: Haydn & Liszt

  • Group VI(16-17 years old)

First Prize:Jason Zhang  16,  Dallas, TX, Student of Professor Tamas Ungar
Competition videos: Mozart, Chopin

Second Prize: Jarrett Takaki 17, Willamette, IL, Student of Sueanne Metz
Competition videos: J.B. Bach, Scriabin

Third Prize: Christopher Tang 17, Redwood City, CA, Student of Sujeeva Hapugalle
Competition videos: Chopin, Mozart

Honorable Mention: Sabrina J. Chen 16, Palo Alto, CA:, Student of Sandra W. Shen
Competition videos: Beethoven, Glink/Balakirev