2012 Prize Winners 

Advanced Category

Contestant Prize Country
Alexei Tartakovsky First Prize USA/Russia
Sergey Neller Second Prize Russia
Yi-Yang Chen Third Prize Taiwan
Alina Sarkisyan Honorable Mention USA
Alexei Tartakovsky Public Prize USA/Russia
Alexei Tartakovsky Best Performance of Russian Music USA/Russia


Intermediate Category

Contestant Prize Country
Lei Wu First Prize China
Ayane Shoda First Prize Japan
Jingfu Peng First Prize USA
Kai-Li (Kelly) Ho Honorable Mention Taiwan
Aida Badalian Honorable Mention USA
Aida Badalian Scholarship to VIP Academy in Vienna, Austria USA
Jingfu Peng Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata USA


Junior Category

Contestant Prize Country
Christopher Son Richardson First Prize USA
Eden Chen Second Prize USA
Qiu Wen Chen Third Prize China
Stepan Vinichenko Honorable Mention Russia
Andy Sheng Honorable Mention USA
Qiu Wen Chen Most Promising Young Talent China
Christopher Son Richardson Best Bay Area Contestant USA


Young Musicians

Contestant Prize Country
Daniela Liebman First Prize Mexico
Angel Wang Second Prize USA
Jessica Li Second Prize USA
Shuan Hern Lee Third Prize Australia
Naomi Yamaguchi Third Prize USA
Leslie Jin Honorable Mention USA