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2020 Chopin Festival 

Over 200 pianists of all ages perform and receive insightful feedback and possible medals from an international panel of World Class adjudicators.

Come watch the brilliant winners of the 2020 Festival perform their award winning program. FREE CONCERT. 

Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

2020 Festival Information


November 1st, 2019 to January 1st, 2020

Maximum of 200 pianists will be admitted, first-come, first serve basis. Registration is online only. Applicants must be students or residents of North America. Application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Chopin Northwest does not provide financial assistance in travel costs or piano practice arrangements in any way. 



DIVISION A ages 8 and under
Playing time is up to 5 minutes. Application fee: $55.

DIVISION B ages 9-10
Playing time is up to 6 minutes. Application fee: $60.

DIVISION C ages 11-12
Playing time is up to 7 minutes. Application fee: $65.

DIVISION D ages 13-14
Playing time is up to 8 minutes. Application fee: $70.

DIVISION E ages 15-16
Playing time is up to 10 minutes. Application fee: $75.

DIVISION F ages 17-18
Playing time is up to 12 minutes. Application fee: $80.

DIVISION G ages 19 and up
Playing time is up to 12 minutes. Application fee: $80.

DIVISION H CONCERTO, ages 12-18. Application fee: $85. 


Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location of competition:
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
4 rooms, 4 judges, 200 maximum contestants.

All selections must be compositions of Frédéric Chopin. Single or multiple works of Chopin may be performed, provided the total playing time does not exceed the time limit for the Entrant’s division. If two or more works are used, the SHORTEST PIECE will be performed at Winners' Concert. Music must be performed memorized. Entrants may choose to omit any or all repeat signs in the score.  Entrants may not change or omit repertoire once it has been submitted via the application. Festival schedule will be posted January 15, 2020. Itinerary will not be emailed to contestants. All entrants must check our website to acquire their competition schedule. Entrants must check in at the Festival registration desk at least 30 minutes prior to their performance block time. Entrants are not allowed to exchange time slots.



Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded. Medals will be presented at the Winners' Concert. Pianists unable to attend or participate at the Winners' Concert may pick up their medal at Classic Pianos, Bellevue between February 11, 2020 to February 28, 2020. No medals will be land mailed.

DIVISION A (ages 8 and under) cash prize: $55.
DIVISION B (ages 9-10) cash prize: $60.
DIVISION C (ages 11-12) cash prize: $65.
DIVISION D (ages 13-14) cash prize: $70.
DIVISION E (ages 15-16) cash prize: $75.
DIVISION F (ages 17-18) prize: $80.
DIVISION G (ages 19 and up) cash prize: $80.  




SOLO: All selections must be compositions of Frédéric Chopin. Single or multiple works of Chopin may be performed, provided the total playing time does
not exceed the time limit for the Entrant’s division. However, when multiple works are performed, the SHORTEST piece will be performed at the Winners' Concert. A timekeeper will ring the bell when entrant reaches time limit. This will not disqualify the entrant from winning a prize, but we encourage all entrants to be under the allotted time. Music must be performed memorized. Entrants may choose to omit any or all repeat signs and Da Capo in the score. 

CONCERTO: Any single movement OR combination of 2nd & 3rd movements of either E minor concerto or F minor concerto OR Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brilliante (complete) are eligible concertos. Music must be performed memorized.


Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location of concert:
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

All Gold Medalists from Divisions A, B, C, D will perform at 1:30 pm. All Gold Medalists from Divisions E, F, G will perform at 3:00 pm. Gold Medalists will be given certificates and cash prizes. Gold Medalists who choose not to or cannot perform at the Winners’ Concert will not receive cash prize. Silver and Bronze Medalists will not perform, but are warmly invited to attend the Winners' Concert to receive their Medals on stage, and to participate in a group picture for our website. If you choose to not attend the winners concert, Medals may be picked up at Classic Pianos in Bellevue between Monday, February 10, 2020 through March 10, 2020. No medals will be land mailed.



Grace Fong is a prize-winning American pianist with an international career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and contemporary keyboardist.  Born in Los Angeles, Fong was a Trustee (full) Scholarship recipient at the University of Southern California where she completed a double major and minor. At USC, Fong was awarded the prestigious Renaissance Scholar Prize and was named "The USC Thornton School of Music Keyboard Department's - Most Outstanding Student - B.M." She completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a recipient of the Victor Babin Scholarship and was awarded the Sadie Zellen and William Kurzban piano prizes. At CIM, she studied with Sergei Babayan, who describes Fong as "not only a true artist and an exciting virtuoso, but a sensitive poet who can speak about the most important of subjects through the craft of her hands." She also received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Besides Sergei Babayan, her teachers and mentors include John Perry, Louise Lepley, Paulina Drake and Norberto Cappone.

Fong is currently the Director of Piano Studies at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music where she has been awarded the Valerie Scudder award for faculty excellence. Fong is an enthusiastic supporter of the education of young musicians and has served as guest artist and teacher at the Semper International Music Festival, the Costa Rica Piano Festival, the Innsbrook Summer Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Salt Spring Piano Festival, the Lee University International Piano Festival, the Reinhardt Piano Festival and Academy, the Montecito Summer Festival, and the Festival Les Recontres de Moita in Corsica. She serves as adjudicator for various competitions and has been the pre-concert lecturer for the Innsbrook Institute Festival, the Chapman University Lectio Magistralis, and the Orange County Philharmonic Society. As a distinguished chamber artist, she has performed at the Ojai Festival, Sitka Chamber Music Festival, Guan Du Festival Taipei, the Missouri River Arts Festival, the Callian Festival, France; Musica in Collina Festival, Italy; Palais de Festivals des Congres de Cannes, France.



Teresa Ehrlich began her musical training at the age of four. Born and raised in the Midwest, she received her master of music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University as a student of Donald Walker. Other teachers with whom she has worked include Gyorgy Sebok, Menachem Pressler, and Leon Fleisher. She has received critical acclaim throughout the United States, Israel and South America, where she has performed as recitalist and soloist. In addition to her solo and orchestral engagements, she is active as a chamber musician and has performed as a guest artist with the Audubon, Vermeer, Cassatt, and Vanbrugh quartets. Teresa has been a participant in the Banff Festival in Canada, Yale Chamber Music Festival, Music at Gretna Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, Chautauqua Festival in New York, and the Sanibel Island Festival. She has performed for live broadcasts on radio station WFMT in Chicago and has been heard on National Public Radio. She is a member of the chamber group Avanti Ensemble, which performs throughout Virginia. She has performed in “Ameropa,” an international chamber music festival in Prague, Red Rocks Music Festival in Arizona, and Lake Lugano Chamber Music Festival in Switzerland.

Teresa is co-founder of the Renaissance Music Academy, executive director and a member of the piano faculty. Her students have been prizewinners in national and international competitions, and some have gone on to successful professional careers in music. She has a passion for teaching and her students range in age from 4 years to adult. 



“Mesmerizing… explosive… intelligent… he belongs on the world stage” (Salt Lake Tribune). In the space of four months, American pianist Stephen Beus won first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize International Competition (Lisbon) and he was awarded the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association (Indianapolis). As a result of winning the Juilliard School Concerto Competition Mr. Beus made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Juilliard Orchestra and James DePreist, playing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3. He has also performed as guest soloist with the Gulbenkian Symphony (Lisbon), Oxford Philomusica, the Tivoli Symphony (Copenhagen), the Tbilisi National Opera Orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta (Seattle), the Royal Philharmonic of Morocco (Casablanca), the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra (Finland) as well as with the Hamburg, Indianapolis, Nashville, Santa Fe, Utah, Fort Worth, Tucson, Yakima, Bellevue, Salt Lake, Eastern Sierra, Corvallis, Jacksonville, Texarkana and Walla Walla Symphonies. Equally active as a soloist, Mr. Beus has performed at Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot (Paris), Merkin Hall, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Central Conservatory (Beijing), Teatro San Carlo (Naples), Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), the Queluz Palace (Lisbon) and has performed for the Dame Myra Hess and Fazioli Salon series (Chicago), the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York City), and has given recitals across the United States as well as in Kazakhstan, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Georgia, China, France, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and Morocco. Mr. Beus holds degrees from Whitman College, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, and his teachers have included Leonard Richter, Robert McDonald, Gilbert Kalish, Christina Dahl, and Paulette Richards. He has recorded on the Endeavor Classics, Harmonia Mundi, and Centaur Records labels. Stephen Beus is a Steinway Artist and currently teaches at Brigham Young University. For more details, visit 



Frank Huang is an Associate Professor of Piano at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Previously, he served as a faculty member at The College of Wooster and The Cleveland Institute of Music.

Described by New York Concert Review as a “thoughtful and accomplished performer” and that his playing was “impressive for its maturity and refinement,” Mr. Huang has gained international recognition for his artistry and technical command. Others have also acknowledged his talents, as the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Northwest Chapter has commented that “Huang plays with authority and panache” while El Comerico of Lima, Peru praised his interpretation of Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K.482 “with the utmost sensitivity.” Mr. Huang’s performances have led him throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Such notable venues include Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall (Seattle), US Embassy in Warsaw, Zelazowa Wola (Warsaw), Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Holland Music Sessions, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Dame Myra Recital Series at Chicago’s Cultural Center, Lincoln Center in New York, and St. Martin in the Fields, London, UK. Mr. Huang’s concerts have also been featured on radio and television broadcasts in various cities across the United States and abroad. Most recently, his performances were aired on "Primo Movimento," a popular classical music program on RaiRadio 3 in Rome, Italy. An avid chamber musician, he also enjoys performing with others as he has collaborated with members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in recitals. Equally active as a soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Sammamish Symphony, Northwest Philharmonia, Peru National Symphony, Wooster Symphony Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony, and Sichuan Symphony Orchestra.  Other influential teachers included Lee Kum-Sing, Robert McDonald, Daniel Shapiro, and Dominique Weber. Huang has also participated in masterclasses with eminent musicians of our time including Nelita True, Byron Janis, Jon Kimura Parker, Richard Goode, and Murray Perahia.


The Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation of the United States, an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization will continue the tradition of encouraging talented young American pianists to study and perform classical music, especially highlighting the music of Chopin. We will primarily focus on the Seattle competition and furthering young local talent. The NW Chopin Foundation holds a yearly competition featuring the finest youth talent in Washington state. Each succeeding year, the Festival has grown to becoming one of the region's largest and well-known piano competitions. The very first meeting of The Northwest Chapter of the Chopin Foundation was held September 20, 2001 at the Women's University Club in Seattle, Washington. President Dr. Steven Lagerberg opened a meeting with eight other Chopin enthusiasts in attendance. Steven presented his vision for the Chopin Foundation which was, very simply, to showcase Chopin and his beautiful music.

Helen Belvin, local concert pianist and educator, passed peacefully away on February 14, 2019. She celebrated 70 years of marriage to her husband David Belvin in June of 2018. A Seattle native, Helen Louise Buschmann was the daughter of Norwegian immigrant and surgeon Trygve Buschmann and wife Katharine Bronson Buschmann. She attended the Bush School and graduated from Garfield High School. She received her BA from University of Washington in 1948, and earned her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from University of Texas Austin, in 1950. Throughout her career Helen continued her education through classes and lessons with master teachers both locally and across the country. Helen received musical honors from Mu Phi Epsilon, Delta Phi Mu (University of Washington) and Pi Kappa Lambda (University of Texas). She was a performing artist with Washington Musical Omnibus, Washington Concert Caravan, Ladies Musical Club, and Seattle Musical Arts. She also was a member of National Guild of Piano Teachers and Musical Art Society. She taught privately, coached advanced students, taught at The Bush School in Seattle, presented educational lectures, adjudicated and worked tirelessly with several local, state and regional musical competitions. Throughout her career she performed as guest soloist with several Northwest symphony orchestras including the Seattle Symphony in 1974. She served as board member and president of the Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation U.S. for several years, and The Helen Belvin Scholarship fund was established in her honor. She was acknowledged in 2010 as Honored Member of the Seattle Music Teachers Association for lifetime achievement, service and contribution to the community. She taught piano to her grandchildren and during her later years became an accomplished oil painter. Helen was a member of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle for many years until they moved to Bellevue in 2011 and joined Bel Pres Church. She spent many years actively involved in Bible Study and prayer ministries, traveling with her husband David and enjoying their children and grandchildren. She loved to swim, ski, and travel, and remained physically active all of her life. She was preceded in death by parents Trygve Buschmann, Katharine Buschmann, brother Bronson Buschmann, and husband David. She is survived by daughters Diane and Ilene, sons Terry and Steve, 15 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and for the music she brought to all who knew her. 


Dr. Steven Lagerberg, Founder
Dr. Adam Aleksander, President
Dr. Hanna Cyba, Vice President
Allan Park, Registrar
Judy Baker, Artistic Co-Director
Cathy Carpenter, Recording Secretary
Dr. Mary Chandler, Treasurer, Co-Artistic Director
Dr. Yelena Balabanova, Co-Artistic Director
Alison Bell, Board Member
Yunbo Cassady, Board Member
Conney Vernall, Board Member
Dr. Nino Merabishvili, Board Member
Dr. Vladimir Balabanov, Board Member
Victor Ro, Board Member, Legal Advisor
Christopher Moorhead, Webmaster
Helen Belvin, Past President

Miami, Florida

Agustin Anievas
Douglas C. Evans
Rosa-Rita Gonzalez
Renate Ryan

Advisory Board
Dr. Shelton G. Berg, Frost School of Music
Ron Losby, Steinway & Sons
Bonnie Barrett, Yamaha Artist Services
National Chopin Foundation Board
Maestro Krysztof Penderecki, Honorary Chairman
Blanka A. Rosenstiel, Founder/ President
Olga Melin, Vice President
Dr. James William Hipp, Treasurer
Rebecca Baez, Secretary
Jadwiga Gewert, Executive Director
Dr. Adam Aleksander, Artistic Advisor

Advisory Council
National & International

Agustin Anievas
Martha Argerich
Emanuel Ax
Jeffrey N. Babcock
John Bayless
Luiz Fernando Benedini
John Corigliano
Christopher T. Dunworth
Charles Dutoit
Nelson Freire
Bruno Leonardo Gelber
Gary Graffman
Horacio Gutierrez
Marta Istomin
Byron Janis
James Judd
Cyprien Katsaris
Zoltan Koscis
Jacob Lateiner
Garrick Ohlsson
Paloma O'Shea
Daniel Pollack
Maurizio Pollini
Abbey Simon
Michael Tilson Thomas
Charles Wadsworth
Susan Wadsworth
Krystian Zimerman

Regional Councils
San Francisco, California, Barboursville, Virginia

San Francisco, California
The San Francisco Council was organized in 1987. In 1995 the Council introduced the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, which provides for young piano students an encouragement for following their artistic careers. To join Chopin Membership in the San Francisco area and to learn more about the Council’s activities please go to their web site

Barboursville, Virginia
The Virginia Council, located in Barboursville, has been officially incorporated as of September 2015. This chapter has been associated with of the Chopin Foundation and has held events for the past 12 Seasons. Please visit to learn more about the Council’s activities in Virginia.

Past Winners



Division A: Gold:
David Gatien, Emily Qi , Yuna Yamagami, Eli Antony
Division A Silver:
Amour Luo, Isabel Kaempfer, Dana Wang, Elaina Guan, Ila Lu, Jimmy Huang, Joshua Kwan, Julian Huang, Leonardo Zhou, Moxi Zhu, Natalie Gan, Stephanie Cheng
Division B Gold:
Nathaniel Zhang, Liam Krol, Ella Cho, Paul Wang, Corey Zhang, William Wang
Division B Silver:
Arthur Gong, Ashley Zong, Avery Pun, Brett Zhang, Chloe Woo, Corlan Costello, Grace Li, Harrison Li, Jeffrey Zhao, Jiaqi Chen, Kaitlyn Gia Lee, Kayla Suherman, Roxy Jones, Ruohan Huang, Todd Miao, Tyler Regala, Zixi Nan, Ye-Eun Hong
Division C Gold:
Stefan Chita, Lucas Tam, Constantina Tsang, Earnest Wheelwright, Ray Zhang
Division C Silver:
Adriana Patala, August Baik, Chloe Song, Christina Hahn, Elsie Liu, Elvin Li, Grace Wang, Haolin Cong, Hyun Yoon, Ian Schuler, Hyunjae Kim, James Huang, Jason Kim, Jeffrey Kwan, Zhirui Jerry Li, Katie Xiao, Kevin Luo, Meredith Nam, Minjae Kim, Nathan Yi, Minoo Jang, Olivia Qi, Rishitha Ravi, Ruslan Kim, Alison Tan
Division D Gold:
Claire Kim, Edward Zhang, Young Park, Jonathan Shu
Division D Silver:
Adrian King, Alan Ying, Andrew Shaw, Angela Hu, Connor Yoon, Daniel Chen, Daniella Tsang, Devian Shukla, Ellen Li, Jesse Morris, Jacqueline Loeliger, John Meneses, Julia Liu, Julia Schraml, Nathan Hu, Nicole Wang, Sherri Xu, Samuel Wang, Noah Kim, Sandy Huang
Division E Gold:
Janet Phang , Quennie Nguyen, Jiongmin (Owen) Wang, Karen Haining
Division E Silver:
Kevin Yip, Christopher Marley, Elise Winkler, Lily Bai, Paige Wiesinger, Anthony Sun
Division F Gold:
Reid Wolch
Division F Silver:
Britanee Wong, Eva Aw
Division G Concerto Gold:
Young Park, Benjamin Yu, Edward Zhang (alternate)
Division G Concerto Silver:
Alan Ying, Anna Wang, Quennie Nguyen, Jaelon Diloy-Mendoza, Hyun Yoon, Kelly Chen, Katie Shen, Michael Duan, Jaden Zhang

WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS (courtesy of Violet Nam Photography)

Division A Gold:
Emily Qi, Stephanie Cheng, Eunrae Kim
Division A Silver:
Nicholas Grote, Vivian Jiang, Enzo Zhao
Division A Bronze:
Dana Wang, David Gatien, Naomi Elsing, Lisa Gao, Leonardo Zhou, Skyla Yu, Moxi Zhu, Christina Zhuang , Eli Antony
Division B Gold:
Ethan Xie, Ray Zhang, William Wang
Division B Silver:
Earnest Wheelwright, Chloe Song, Haolin Cong
Division B Bronze:
Anna Melomed, Elaina Mergler, Christina Hahn, Ella Sumanaseni, Liam Krol, Jeffrey Zhao
Division C Gold:
Daniella Tsang, Young Park, Eashan Vagish
Division C Silver:
Lynnsean Young, Stefan Chita, Jerry Li
Division C Bronze:
Dora-Ziyan Chen, Daniel Jung, Benjamin Yu, Alan Ying
Daniel Zhang, Jeenah Gwak, Alison Tan
Division D Gold:
Jaden Zhang, Ethan Tan, Claire Ku
Division D Silver:
Edward Zhang, Nile Camai, Jonathan Shu
Division D Bronze:
Scott Fisher, Jr., Claire Kim, Christina Stepin, Jesse Morris, Zeke Taton, Steve Silverberg, Sherri Xu, Claire Jung
Division E Gold:
Owen Wang, Janet Phang, Shichu Liu
Division E Silver:
Deanna Han, Lily Bai, Megan Lu
Division E Bronze:
Connor Zhang, Kathering Kuang, Ivan Tarasenkov, Jonathon Lin, Dajeong Yoon, Sonya Ribner, Michael Duan
Division F Gold:
Luke Raffanti
Division F Silver:
Yimo Zhang Cicy Li
Division G Concerto Gold:
Edward Zhang
Division G Concerto Silver:
Deanna Han

WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS (courtesy of Opus 4 Studios)

Division A Gold:
Michelle Cao, Roxy Jones, Yuna Yamagami
Division A Silver:
Emily Qi, Nicholas Grote, Chiara Rogers, Kaitlyn Gia Lee, Eunrae Kim, David Gatien
Division B Gold:
Stephan Chita, Elsie Lu, Izabella Tu
Division B Silver:
Raymond Zhang, Alison Tan, Sarah Zong, Sarah Yang, Ella Sumanaseni, Earnest Wheelwright, Ivory Wang, Olivia Qi
Division C Gold:
Adrian King, Young Park, Eashan Vagish
Division C Silver:
Sanjay Akam, Sandy Huang, Nicole Yang, Jesse Morris, Daniella Tsang, Benjamin Yu, Daniel Chen
Division D Gold:
Emily Park, Janet Phang, Megan Lu
Division D Silver:
Andrea Liao, Allyson Lee, Emily Pan, Christopher Marley, Steve Silverberg, Connor Zhang, Kelly Chen
Division E Gold:
Caleb Ren, Shichu Liu, Kyran Park Adams
Division E Silver:
Annie Yang, Jonathon Lin, Christopher Huang, Robert Yee, Bryan Zhao
Division G Concerto Gold: 
Stephen Binondo
Division G Concerto Silver:  
Steve Silverberg

WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS (courtesy of Opus 4 Studios)

Division A Gold:
Andrew Gu, Constantina Tsang, David Gatien
Division A Silver:
Catherine Xie, Rachael Kim, Isabelle Yuan, Lucas Tang, Arthur Gong, Harrison Li
Division B Gold:
Daniel Jung, Mia Chen, Eashan Vagish
Division B Silver:
Young Park, Nicole Yang, Dora Ziyan Chen, Izabella Tu
Division C Gold:
Sandy Huang, Steve Silverberg, Edward Zhang
Division C Silver:
Jesse Morris, Ellen Li, Quennie Nguyen, Terri Ji, Nile Camai, Alex Zhang
Division D Gold:
Jonathan Staley, Elise Winkler, Kevin Yip
Division D Silver:
Millicent McFall, Andrew Ma, Solomon Kim, Emily Pan, Deanna Han,
Division E Gold:
Michelle Zheng, Alex Camai, William Huang
Division E Silver:
Max Randall, Tate Cohan, Vanessa Ma, Peter Preston, Alexander Lu
Division F Gold:
Soomi Sung
Division F Silver:
Jaesung Kim
Division G Concerto Gold:
Edward Zhang
Division G Concerto Silver:
Stephen Binondo

WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS (courtesy of Opus 4 Studios)

Division A Gold:
Constantina Tsang, Alison Tan, Catherine Chong
Division A Silver:
Andre Ye, Jerry Li, Mia Chen
Division B Gold:
Edward Zhang, Eashan Vagish, Adrian King
Division B Silver:
Daniel Chen, Dora-Ziyan Chen, Alex Zhang, Jaden Zhang, Daniella Tsang, Allyson Kim, Anna Wang, Paige Everling, Sandy Huang, Kaia Burgos, Nicole Yang, Jeremy Lin
Division C Gold:
Shannon Cassady, Bryan Zhao, Stephen Binondo
Division C Silver:
Andrew Ma, Mya King, Alex Camai, Emily Pan, Jenna Everard, Emily Kim, Ariel Stiber, Casey Sim, Lauren Yoon, Preston Lee
Division D Gold:
Andrew Barnwell, Christopher Son Richardson, Jason Dan
Division D Silver:
Val Wold, Micah Hollen, Kennadi Hawes
Division E Concerto Gold:
Christopher Son Richardson
Division E Concerto Silver:
Millicent McFall
Division F Gold:
Hyun Su Seo
Division F Silver:
Mari Okamoto, Chelsea Bloomberg

WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS (courtesy of Opus 4 Studios)

Division A Gold:
Dora-Ziyan Chen, Jeremy Lin, Andy Lee
Division A Silver:
Young Park, Daniella Tsang, Nicole Yang, William Johnson
Division B Gold:
Edward Zhang, Janet Phang, Meili Zhang
Division B Silver:
Emily Park, Quennie Nguyen, Eric Shen, Dante Hays, Sherri Xu, Claire Kim, Alex Muyang Zhang, Jenna Everard, Ann Shan, Jaden Zhang, Jonathan Shu, Allyson Kim
Division C Gold:
Alexander Lu, Shannon Cassady, Gene Pak
Division C Silver:
Preston Lee, Christopher Son Richardson, Tiffany Shen, Jason Dan, David Zhao, Adrian Fan, Leah Deobald, Bryan Zhao
Division D Gold:
Andrew Barnwell, Andrew Liu, SukWoo Lee
Division D Silver:
Amanda Shu, Tristan Greeno, Wilhelmina Esary, Maia Stiber, William Huang, Max Ma
Division E (Concerto) Gold:
Meili Zhang
Division E (Concerto) Silver:
Casey Sim
Division F Gold:
Daniel Chong
Division F Silver:
Christine Foster


2016: ERIC LU

Saturday, October 14, 2017
288 106th Ave NE Suite 203, Bellevue, WA, 98004


2018: ERIC LU

Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 7pm
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Maestro Michael Miropolsky & Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Haeyoon Shin, Concert Cellist



Sunday, December 9 at 5 PM – 8 PM
Bastyr University Chapel
14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, Washington 98028



Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2 PM - 5 PM
Resonance at SOMA TOWERS


by Steven Lagerberg


Dr. Steven Lagerberg is retired as a practicing physician from Kaiser Permanente and is the founder of the NW Council of the Chopin Foundation. Steven is the author of: Chopin's Heart: The Quest to Identify the Mysterious Illness of the World's Most Beloved Composer and Essays on Chopin

Copyright 2018-19. Steven Lagerberg. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher.


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