2020 Satori Summer Music Festival Grand Prize Winner List

The grand prize winner in each category was independently selected by three judges. If there was disagreement among all three judges, a separate review panel casted their votes on the judges’ selections. Whoever received the most votes became the final winner.

Because judges were not required to provide remarks, they only left remarks for selected few. Therefore, only Judge’s remarks of the grand prize winner will be posted.

Audience Award is awarded by using Youtube calculation. The data collection time is September 27th 11:59pm.

For all Grand and Special Award winner, please contact Mr. Edmund Wu at amacviolins@msn.com to arrange the trophy pickup or shipment.

Piano age group 9 and under:

Grand (Schoenfeld Award – sponsored by Schoenfeld International Music Society)

No.4 Taige Wang —  Gnomenreigen S.145/2  by Franz Liszt

Judge’s Remark:

Judges’ Distinction Award:

No.3  Shalynn Choi — Nocturne Op. 32 No. 1 in B Major

No.5  Emily Suh — Witches Dance (Hexentanz) by Edward MacDowell

Audience Award:
No. 5 Emily Suh

 

Piano age group 10-12:

Grand (Schoenfeld Award – sponsored by Schoenfeld International Music Society)

No.23 Hayden Park — The Lark (L’ Alouette) by M. Balakirev

Judge’s Remark:

Excellent Performance! Congratulations. Very sensitive and clear, with beautiful sound and listening. Well done!

Judges’ Distinction Award:

No.19, Yuna Noh — Rondo Brillante, No. 62 by Carl Maria von Weber

No.58  Isabella Ko — Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Berkovich

Audience Award:

No. 23 Hayden Park

 

Piano age group 13-15:

Grand (Schoenfeld Award – sponsored by Schoenfeld International Music Society)

No.42 Sophie Lee — “Automne” Op. 35 N°2 from Études de Concert  by Cécile Chaminade

Judge’s Remark:

Beautiful performance! I enjoyed your musicality and passion. Well done! Congratulations!

Judges’ Distinction Award:

No.44, William Jin — Sonata No.2 in B-Flat minor, Op.35 (l Grave, Doppio movimento) by Chopin

No.46. Nicolas Pantangco — Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14 by F. Mendelssohn

No.54, Alyssa Cheng — Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903, Chromatic Fantasy by J.S. Bach

No.55. Rachel Lee — Fantaisie Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 by Frédéric Chopin

Audience Award:

No. 50 Sabrina Zhang

 

Piano age group 16-19:

Grand (Satori Young Pianist Scholarship – sponsored by Maestoso Investment Inc. scholarship foundation )

No.102 Aaron Kwan — Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV 884 by Bach; Liszt Transcendental Etude no. 4. By Liszt

Judge’s Remark:

Beautiful Bach, really great playing, I would only like you to have a better legato, but it is something hard to judge in a video, so just listen for it more in your playing.  Great, crazy Mazzeppa, try to relax a bit more in the middle, and work on your voicing – in this recording I cannot hear the melody quite clearly, it needs more depth of sound, and accompaniment needs to be like feathers, just a reminder of the crazy, not too present (again, hard to judge in the video, so I am giving you an idea for it). Please don’t change pedal at the end. Keep harmonies from bass to the end!

Judges’ Distinction Award:

No.95, Jonathan Speiser — Allegro de concierto, Op. 46 by Enrique Granados

No.104, Jimmy Deng — Islamey by Mily Balakirev

No.105   Alek Corpuz — Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S.244/2 by Franz Liszt

Audience Award:

No. 93 Emily Bush