Associated Music Teachers League 

Winners List
New York Young Performers Prize (NYYPP)

Winners of the 2021 New York Young Performers Prize Competition

(Online Event, April 18, 4 p.m. EDT)

NYYPP2021 – PIANO

Adjudicator: Beatrice Long (Brooklyn College)

Lucy Boyan Balakian Award / COLLEGE (Ages 19-23)

1st Prize ($1,000) – NYYPP2021MV22

Michael Angelo N. Valenciano 

(age: 22; student of Najib M. Ismail; Philippines)

2nd Prize ($500) – NYYPP2021AC21

Athina Nicole Constantino 

(age: 21; Argentina)

Lucy Boyan Balakian Award / ADVANCED (Ages 16-18)

1st Prize ($750) – NYYPP2021JM17

Jasmine Meyer 

(age: 17; student of Julia Lam; USA)

2nd Prize ($300) – NYYPP2021ML15

Marcus Lee 

(age: 16; student of Donna Weng Friedman; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021AK18

Azalea Kelley 

(age: 18; piano; student of Hui-Ting Yang and Emily White)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021AL17

Apollo Lee 

(age: 17; student of Chiu-Tze Lin; USA)

Lucy Boyan Balakian Award / INTERMEDIATE (Ages 13-15)

1st Prize ($300) – NYYPP2021SL13

Sarah Li 

(age: 13; student of Tomoko Harada; USA)

2nd Prize ($150) – NYYPP2021ZM15

Zion Montebon 

(age: 15; student of Anthony Say; Philippines)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021VL15

Vienna Li 

(age: 15; student of Tomoko Harada; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021ZLG14 

Luyao Zachary Guo 

(age: 14; student of Jiayin Li; USA)

Lucy Boyan Balakian Award / JUNIOR (Up to Age 12)

1st Prize ($200) – NYYPP2021DM12

Daniel Ming 

(age: 12; student of Peter Vinograde; USA)

2nd Prize ($100) – NYYPP2021NG10

Nolan Granros 

(age: 10; student of Eileen Buck; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021EL12 

Edward (Teddy) Liu 

(age: 12; student of Marina Obukovsky; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021QZ12 

Qiyaqin Zhang 

(age: 12; student of Jiayin Li; USA)

NYYPP2021 – STRINGS

Adjudicator: Philip Setzer (Stony Brook University)

Aaron Rosand Memorial Prize / COLLEGE (Ages 19-23)

1st Prize ($1,000) – NYYPP2021IP20 

Isaac Pagano-Toub 

(cello; age: 20; student of David A. Ying; USA)

2nd Prize ($500) – NYYPP2021AA23

Alain Cabanes De Asis 

(violin; age: 23; student of Melchora Regina Medina Perez; Philippines)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021ANO20

Adrian Nicolas Ong 

(violin; age: 20; student of Lewis Kaplan; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021VJLT20 

Victor Jan Luigi Torres 

(violin; age: 20; student of Melchora Regina Medina Perez; Philippines)

Aaron Rosand Memorial Prize / ADVANCED (Ages 16-18)

1st Prize ($750) – NYYPP2021EJV17

Emmanuel John Villarin 

(violin; age: 17; student of Sara Maria Gonzales; Philippines)

2nd Prize ($300) – NYYPP2021JC17 

Junda Chang 

(cello; age: 17; student of Marion Feldman; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021HL16 

Hyunjin Lee 

(violin; age: 16; student of Christina Khimm Rosand; USA)

Aaron Rosand Memorial Prize / INTERMEDIATE (Ages 13-15)

1st Prize ($300) – NYYPP2021NK13

Nicholas Kim 

(cello; age: 13; student of Marion Feldman; USA)

2nd Prize ($150) – NYYPP2021CB14

Cameron Bly 

(cello; age: 14; student of Kate Dillingham; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021AH13

Alice Huang 

(violin; age: 13; student of Christina Khimm Rosand; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021JH13

Joanna Huang 

(violin; age: 13; student of Linda Sinanian; USA)

Aaron Rosand Memorial Prize / JUNIOR (Up to Age 12)

1st Prize ($200) – NYYPP2021AFS11 

Aurelia Faidley-Solars 

(cello; age: 11; student of Hans Jensen; USA)

2nd Prize ($100) – NYYPP2021JC12

Juliet Chong 

(violin; age: 12; student of Linda Sinanian; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021BJ11

Bill Jang 

(violin; age: 11; student of Bela Horvath; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021EK12 

Eric Kim 

(violin; age: 12; student of Linda Sinanian; USA)

NYYPP2021 – VOICE

Adjudicator: Howard Watkins (Juilliard)

Olly H. Kukepuu Vocal Award / COLLEGE (Ages 19-25)

1st Prize ($1,000) – NYYPP2021EN22

Evangeline Ng 

(age: 22; USA)

2nd Prize ($500) – NYYPP2021ISM22

Isabela Monique Samson Madero 

(age: 22; student of Perpy Lopez Heath; Philippines)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021HL19

Hailey LaBar 

(age: 19; student of Lori McCann; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021CV20

Christopher Vehmas 

(age: 20; USA)

Olly H. Kukepuu Vocal Award / ADVANCED (Through Age 18)

1st Prize ($750) – NYYPP2021LT18 

Leanne Reese D.C. Tavita 

(age: 18; student of Cecilia O. Valeña; Philippines)

2nd Prize ($300) – NYYPP2021JH17

Jack A. Hicks 

(age: 17; student of Jorge Parodi; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021SJ16 

Sana Jaffrey 

(age: 16; voice; student of Jorge Parodi; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021BK14

Bugs Kelley 

(age: 14; student of Re΄ut Ben-Ze΄ev and Emily White; USA)

Honorable Mention – NYYPP2021CA16

Ben Christian Henry Gaisano Anggala 

(age: 16; student of Perpy Lopez Heath; Philippines)

Olly H. Kukepuu Vocal Award / COLLEGE – MUSICAL THEATER (Ages 19-25)

1st Prize ($750) – NYYPP2021AD19 

Anyah Therese Dizon De Guzman 

(age: 19; USA & Philippines)

2nd Prize ($400) – NYYPP2021JB20 

Jennifer Brady 

(age: 20; student of Lori McCann; USA)

Olly H. Kukepuu Vocal Award / ADVANCED – MUSICAL THEATER (Through Age 18)

1st Prize ($500) – NYYPP2021AS15 

Alexa Faith Samodio 

(age: 15; student of Austregelina E. Alfornon; Philippines)

2nd Prize ($300) – NYYPP2021AD15

Ava Della-Pietra 

(age: 15; student of Jillian Zack; USA)

   

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