2021 Satori Summer Music Festival Grand Prize Winner List

Piano Group

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 cast their votes on the judges’ selections. Whoever received the most votes became the final winner.

Special Award:  Because of the high competition level in string groups,  other than the  Judges’ Distinction Award, several additional awards have been handed  out  to highlight different aspects of our contestant’s performances.

For all Grand and Special Award, please contact 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)

Sophia Suh — Paganini Variations by Issac Berkovich

Judges’ Distinction Award:

Jackson He — Sonata in E flat Major, Hob. XVI: 49; Allegro Movement by Franz Joseph Haydn


Piano age group 10-12:

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

Isabella Ko — Rondo in A minor, Op.59 by Dmitry Kabalevsky

Judges’ Distinction Award:

Amy Song — The Lark by Mikhail Glinka
Clayton Fong —  Capriccio on the Departure of His Beloved Brother by J.S. Bach


Piano age group 13-15:

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

Helaine Zhao — Allegro de Concierto, Op.46 by Enrique Granados

Judges’ Distinction Award:

Alyssa Snow — Etude in c sharp minor, Op.10 No.4 by Frederic Chopin
Hanbo Xu — Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 by Franz Liszt
Don Wong — Etude Op.25 No.12 by Frederic Chopin
Adriana Zhou — Waldesrauschen by Franz Liszt

Piano age group 16-19:

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

Celine Chen — Reflets dans l’eau by Claude Debussy

Judges’ Distinction Award:

Belle Liu — Concert Etude Op.35 No.2 “Autumn” by Cecile Chaminade