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2023 Artciál International Piano Competition

Los Angeles, CA Division

The 2023 San Francisco Artciál International Piano Competition welcomes all pianists in different ages globally!

Final Round Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music & Online

The 2023 AIPC is thrilled to announce that we will have an online + In-Person competition this year from May to August. 

Applicants could choose either participate the competition in-person in different region, or could choose to participate online, which need to submit unedited recordings of their repertoire. 

The total prize for the 2023 competition will exceed $10000 US


Los Angeles -
Fried Conservatory of Music

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2023

Competition Date: June 3-4th, 2023

Competition Location: Los Angeles, Alhambra, CA 

Fried Conservatory fo Music


Los Angeles Division Jury


Dr. Hanbo Ma

Jury of the Los Angeles Division
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Summer Festival Faculty, Concordia University

Dr. Hanbo Ma

Establishing herself as one of today's promising emerging artists, pianist Hanbo Ma has made appearances in solo recitals, as well as being featured with orchestras throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Her career began with her performance of Islamey by Balakirev at Severence Hall in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 17, after which she received recognitions by winning the San Jose International Piano Competition, the St. Andrews International Piano Competition, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, as well as others, and was selected as the only recipient of the Cobos Piano Prize given by Eastman School of Music in 2015. 

Dr. Ma has given numbers of concert tours such as an All-Liszt recital tour in North America and Europe sponsored by the Embassy of Hungary in Washington D.C, Liszt Memorial Museum in Budapest, Hungry and Hungarian Cultural center in London, England; a series of concerts and master classes on French and Russian Music at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, East Tennessee State University, Biola University and Wuhan Conservatory in China.



Los Angeles Division Jury 

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DMA, University of Southern California

Evangelia Delizonas-Khukhua

Born in a family of musicians in 1992, Evangeliya discovered the piano at the early age of three. She gave her first concert with Moscow Chamber Orchestra when she was five. In 1998, she entered a prestigious school for gifted children – the Moscow Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory as a student of Professor Tamara Koloss.

Evangeliya is a member of the International Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation, representing which she has been performing in the best venues in Moscow, including all the halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow International Performing Arts Center, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall at the Moscow Philharmonic, Armory Chamber of Kremlin, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow State University, Beethoven Concert Hall in the Bolshoi Theatre, The International Arts Center of the Roerich Moscow Museum.

Since 2010 she has studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Professor Ludmila Roshchina, where she has finished her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance. In 2017 she earned her two-year postgraduate degree which is equivalent to an American Doctor in Arts. After that, she got a Full Tuition Scholarship at the International Center for Music at Park University, Missouri, and in 2020 pursued Artist Diploma in Piano Performance under Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch.

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Peter Fang

Los Angeles Division Jury 

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DMA, University of Southern California

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Dr. You Zhao

Los Angeles Division Jury 

DMA, University of Southern California

Peter Chuang-Chuang Fang

Hailed “piano prodigy” by The Seattle Times and acclaimed for “immense and electric (performance)” by The Boston Music Intelligencer, Peter Fang is a pianist who relishes embracing the diverse masterpieces of the repertoire. As a first-prize winner at the 2012 Steinway Piano Competition and a recipient of the Stephen & Denise Adams Fellowship and Chimei Artist Award, Peter has performed at many prestigious concert halls worldwide. These include Lincoln Center in New York, Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Woolsey Hall in Connecticut, DeBartolo Performing Center in Indiana, A.B. Michelangeli Hall in Italy, Salzburger Barockmuseum and Universität Mozarteum in Austria, National Concert Hall in Taipei, and many others.

Dr. You Zhao

Chinese Pianist You Zhao is establishing herself as an emerging collaborative pianist by appearing in concert venues and music festivals in Europe, North America, and China. Incorporating her diverse background as a pianist and classical singer, she possesses specialized interests in the piano-vocal repertoire.

Zhao’s strong passion and interest in musical collaboration have led her to enjoy a broad musical career. She has participated in many master classes: Julius Drake, Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Wolfram Rieger, Roger Vignoles as well as many other eminent artists. She was a finalist in the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition. Her summer festival experience includes Tanglewood Music Center as well as appearances at the Franz-Schubert-Institut, Songfest, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy. 

You Zhao study with Jean Barr at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester (Rochester,New York), where she graduated with a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music and pursued a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California), studying with Alan Smith.


Valery Goldes

Los Angeles Division Jury 

Recording Artists, Pianist, Composer

Valery Goldes

Valery Goldes is a recording artist, pianist, singer-songwriter, composer and a producer. Valery grew up in Israel.  A child prodigy in classical piano, Valery played for Bill Gates and with orchestras across Europe & Israel, including under the baton of Zubin Mehta with the Israel Philharmonic starting when he was only 13.  Valery studied with the best in Israel, Germany and then in New York at the Juilliard school. With his training from the classical world, Valery felt that he could best use his talent as a gifted entertainer and a singer-songwriter in the arena of pop and contemporary music. His debut song Cinderella-Special Girl became a viral hit on social media and was viewed more than a million times on YouTube.

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