Young Chopinists at the Kosciuszko Foundation

Winners of the first Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, held in Washington DC in early March, will be presented in a recital at the Foundation’s New York City headquarters on Saturday, May 19. Pianists competed in three age categories: 12 and younger, 13-15 and 16-18 years old. The goal of this Competition is to encourage young talent to explore challenging piano repertoire and share their achievements with the public.

2018 Winners:

Category 1 (12 and younger)

  • 1st Prize – Antoni Kleczek, VA
  • 2nd Prize – Oscar Paz-Suaznabar, VA
  • 3rd Prize – Matthew Chang, MD
  • Honorable Mention – Michelle Wang, MD

Category 2 (13-15 years old)

  • 1st Prize – Dominik Yoder, CA
  • 2nd Prize – Angeline Ma, PA
  • 3rd Prize – Madeline Xu, MD
  • Honorable Mention – Stephanie Draughon, VA

Category 3 (16-18 years old)

  • 1st Prize – Ryan Soeyadi, NY
  • 2nd Prize – William Tang, NY
  • 3rd Prize – Junhao Wang ex-aequo, UT
  • 3rd Prize – Lukasz Yoder ex-aequo, CA

Kosciuszko Foundation Special Prize for the Best Performance of a work by Karol Szymanowski :

  • Ryan Soeyadi
  • Madeline Xu

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists – Winners’ Concert

The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Info & Tickets ($10-$15): www.thekf.org

[Sources: press release, thekf.org]