2017 US New Star Piano Competition Results

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Format=> Place: Student Name of City, State (Instructor Name)

Overall

  • Best Performer: Claire Rong of Vernon Hills, IL (Sueanne Metz)
  • Runner Up: Nancy J. Zheng of San Jose, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)
  • Second Runner Up: Ryan P. Gannon of Redwood City, CA (Sujeeva Hapugalle)

Group I (less than 7 years old)

  • Second: Darren Guo of Los Angeles, CA (Yawen Yu)
  • Second: Cerise Wang of Los Altos, CA (Cindy Lee)

Group II (8-9 years old)

  • First: Claire Rong of Vernon Hills, IL (Suanne Metz)
  • Second: Grace Li of Newport Beach, CA (Ana Marie Eckstein)
  • Second: Katelyn Deng of Fremont, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)
  • Third: Derek Li of Newport Beach, CA (Ana Marie Eckstein)
  • Honorable Mention: Meining Wu of San Jose, CA (Daniel Cheng)

Group III (10-11 years old)

  • First: Courtney Y. Wu of Town and Country, MO (Zena Ilyashov)
  • Second: Claire Chow of Temple City, CA (Yvonne Chen)
  • Second: Lin Jiang of San Jose, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)
  • Third: Benjamin Liu of Palo Alto, CA (Pilar T. Hsue)
  • Third: Katherine L. Wu of Palo Alto, CA (Yi Wang)
  • Honorable Mention: Jacob Winefield of Palo Alto, CA (Nora Ayzman)
  • Honorable Mention: Robert Gao of Champaign, IL (Timothy Ehlen)
  • Honorable Mention: Jinghan Xie of San Jose, CA (Yi Wang)

Group IV (12-13 years old)

  • First: Nancy J. Zheng of San Jose, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)
  • Second: Rebecca Tseng of Redwood City, CA (Sujeeva Hapugalle)
  • Second: Celine Chen of Valancia, CA (Nobuyo Nishizaka)
  • Second: Howard Dai of Northbrook, IL (Sueanne Metz)
  • Third: Ethan Y. Rong of Vernon Hills, IL (Sueanne Metz)
  • Honorable Mention: Sanni Eveliina Saari of Mahomet, IL (Timothy Ehlen)
  • Honorable Mention: Lucas Tan of Palo Alto, CA (Yi Wang)
  • Honorable Mention: Alex M. Hsieh of San Jose, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)

Group V (14-15 years old)

  • First: Ryan P. Gannon of Redwood City, CA (Sujeeva Hapugalle)
  • First: Celine Wang of Buffalo, NY (Violeta Arakelova)
  • First: Roger Xia of Davis, CA (Natsuki Fukasawa)
  • Second: Lina Hisada of Arcadia, CA (Nobuyo Nishizaka)
  • Second: Ashley J. Chen of San Jose, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)
  • Third: Daniel Man of San Jose, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)
  • Third: Karina Tseng of Redwood City, CA (Sujeeva Hapugalle)
  • Third: Justin Wahby of Elk Grove, CA (Natsuki Fukasawa)
  • Honorable Mention: Austin Dick of Newport Beach, CA (Ana Marie Eckstein)
  • Honorable Mention: Albert R. Chen of Hinsdale, IL (Sueanne Metz)
  • Honorable Mention: Christopher Yao of Palo Alto, CA (Joyce Yang)
  • Honorable Mention: Henry A. Paul of San Jose, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)

Group VI (16-17 years old)

  • Second: Jeffrey Qu of San Jose, CA (Daniel Cheng)
  • Second: Amanda Reyes of Sunnyvale, CA (Kai Chi Zhu)
  • Third: Vivian Tai of Sunnyvale, CA (Daniel Cheng)