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Marian Garcia International Piano Competition Collegiate Division: 2016 Competitors

Note: Competitors are listed in order of appearance.

Friday, January 22

Stephen Joven-Lee; student of Alvin Chow; Oberlin Conservatory

  • Toccata in E Minor ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 ♦ Beethoven
  • “Ondine” from Gaspard de la nuit ♦ Ravel

Binghao Li; student of Dimitri Novgorodsky; Ithaca College

  • Prelude and Fugue in G Major, WTC I ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in E Major, Op. 109 ♦ Beethoven
  • 12 Études, Op. 25 ♦ Chopin

Yifei Xu; student of Marc Silverman; Manhattan School of Music

  • French Overture, BWV 831 ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 ♦ Beethoven
  • Sonata in B Minor ♦ Liszt
  • Sonata No. 2 “The Fire Sermon” ♦ Einojuhani Rautavaara

Anna Siampani; student of Timothy Shafer; Pennsylvania State University

  • Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 ♦ Beethoven
  • 3 Sonetti del Petrarca ♦ Liszt

Syon Kim; student of Marian Hahn; Peabody Conservatory

  • Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90 ♦ Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 ♦ Chopin
  • Valses nobles et sentimentales ♦ Ravel

Akina Kondoh; student of José Méndez; Pennsylvania State University

  • Prelude and Fugue in B Major, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 ♦ Beethoven
  • Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 ♦ Schumann

Luke Ratcliffe; student of Julian Martin; The Juilliard School

  • Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50 ♦ Haydn
  • Novellette in F-sharp Minor, Op. 21, No. 8 ♦ Schumann

Jina Jang; student of Timothy Shafer; Pennsylvania State University

  • Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2 ♦ Beethoven
  • Sonata in B Minor ♦ Liszt

Ksenia Kurenysheva; student of Alexander Kobrin; Columbus State University

  • Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 ♦ Beethoven
  • Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 ♦ Schumann

Mariel Mayz; student of Seymour Bernstein; New York University

  • Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in C Minor, D. 958 ♦ Schubert
  • Sonata No. 1 ♦ Ginastera

Minhee Park; student of Alexander Shtarkman; Peabody Conservatory

  • Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 ♦ Beethoven
  • Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54 ♦ Mendelssohn

Ryan Reilly; student of Julian Martin; The Juilliard School

  • Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, WTC II ♦ J.S. Bach
  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 ♦ Beethoven
  • Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 ♦ Schumann

Sorn-a-nong Varikarn; student of John Perry; California State University Northridge

  • Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110 ♦ Beethoven
  • Variations on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 ♦ Brahms

Nicole Wakabayashi; student of Alexander Kobrin; New York University

  • Partita No. 5 in G Major ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 22 ♦ Beethoven
  • Rhapsodie espagnole ♦ Liszt

Jieqing Wang; student of José Méndez; Manhattan School of Music

  • Partita No. 2 in C Minor ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110 ♦ Beethoven
  • Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata ♦ Liszt
  • Première communion de la Vierge ♦ Messiaen

Chi Zhang; student of John Perry; California State University Northridge

  • Prelude and Fugue in E Major, WTC I ♦ J.S. Bach
  • Sonata in C Minor, D. 958 ♦ Schubert
  • 8 Klavierstücke, Op. 76 ♦ Brahms
  • Variations, Op. 41 ♦ Kapustin

Samantha Martinez-Brockhus; student of Angela Cheng; Oberlin Conservatory

  • Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, WTC II ♦ J.S. Bach
  • Sonata in G Major, Op. 79 ♦ Beethoven
  • Concert Etude No. 8 “Finale” ♦ Kapustin

Saturday, January 23

Vivian Anderson; student of Logan Skelton; University of Michigan

  • Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in F Major, K. 332 ♦ Mozart
  • Première communion de la Vierge ♦ Messiaen

Danni Feng; student of Logan Skelton; University of Michigan

  • Prelude and Fugue in G Major, WTC I ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in C Minor, K. 457 ♦ Mozart
  • Rhapsodie espagnole ♦ Liszt

Kang Eun Seo; student of Matti Raekallio; The Juilliard School

  • Prelude and Fugue in B Major, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2 ♦ Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 11 ♦ Schumann

Giyong Ahn; student of Gregory Allen; University of Texas Austin

  • Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 ♦ Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 ♦ Scriabin

Benjamin Bertin; student of Alexander Kobrin; Columbus State University

  • Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in E Major, Op. 109 ♦ Beethoven
  • Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 ♦ Chopin

Chen-shen Fan; student of James Giles; Northwestern University

  • Prelude and Fugue in D-sharp Minor, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a ♦ Beethoven
  • Sonata Tragica in C Minor, Op. 39, No. 5 ♦ Medtner

Brian Billion; student of Ivo Kaltchev; Catholic University of America

  • Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ♦ Beethoven
  • Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20 ♦ Schumann

Adam Booher; student of Joel Hastings; Florida State University

  • Goldberg Variations (Aria, Variations 1-10) ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op. 20 ♦ J. V. Vorisek
  • Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 ♦ Brahms
  • The Enchanted Garden (II. Mardi Gras) ♦ R . Danielpour

Hanna Shin; student of Alexander Shtarkman; Peabody Conservatory

  • Italian Concerto ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 22 ♦ Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 ♦ Prokofiev

Cong Ji; student of Ursula Oppens; City University of New York Graduate Center

  • Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110 ♦ Beethoven
  • Variations in B-flat Minor, Op. 3 ♦ Szymanowski

Darya Koltunyuk; student of Miyoko Lotto; Princeton University

  • Toccata in F-sharp Minor ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 ♦ Beethoven
  • Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61 ♦ Chopin

Ji-Yoon Lee; student of Kevin Fitz-Gerald; University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

  • Italian Concerto ♦ J.S. Bach
  • Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52 ♦ Haydn
  • Dumka, Op. 59 ♦ Tchaikovsky

Celina Kobetitsch; student of Alvin Chow; Oberlin Conservatory

  • Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 ♦ Beethoven
  • Ballade No. 2 in B Minor ♦ Liszt

Hsin-Jou Lee; student of Sun Min Kim; Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Prelude and Fugue in D Major, WTC II ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a ♦ Beethoven
  • Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 ♦ Chopin

James Anemone; student of Igor Resnianski; West Chester University

  • Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, WTC I ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI: 20 ♦ Beethoven
  • Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este ♦ Liszt

Audrey Abela; student of Thomas Sauer; City University of New York Graduate Center

  • Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in A Minor, K. 310 ♦ Mozart
  • Preludes, Op. 28, Nos. 1-16 ♦ Chopin

Salome Jordania; student of Julian Martin; The Juilliard School

  • Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, WTC I ♦ J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in D Major, K. 576 ♦ Mozart
  • Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor ♦ Liszt