2022 Festival Participants Announced

We are thrilled to announce the 20 selected participants of the 2022 season!

SEPF 2022 Participants

Spencer Cha, 17, Los Altos, CA
Jerry Chang, 14, Saint Louis, MO
David Choi, 14 Los Angeles, CA
Kimiko Darcy, 17, Chicago, IL
Wanqing Anita Hao, 15, Alberta, Canada
Sophia Kim, 16, Wayne NJ
Jinyoung Kweon, 18, Natick, MA
Brian Li, 14, British Columbia, Canada
Katherine Liu, 17, Wellesley, MA
Matthew Liu, 15, Lawrence, Kansas
Elsie Lu, 16 British Columbia, Canada
Jeston Lu, 16, Fremont, CA
Cristian Makhuli, 17, Charlotte, NC
Celicia Thendean, 14, Pleasanton, CA
Luke Turner, 18, Birmingham, AL
Ryan Wang, 16, Mountain View, CA
Cory Wu, 17, Powell, OH
Kyle Yeung, 14, Irvine, CA
Nathaniel Zhang, 15, Folsom, CA
Helaine Zhao, 15, Irvine, CA

Selected from a record-high number of applicants from throughout North America, these participants will take part in an immersive week of lessons and masterclasses with renowned master teachers and experience performances by internationally-acclaimed artists.

Additionally, participants will compete in the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition for $10,000 in prizes and the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with the South Carolina Philharmonic in the Masterworks concert series. Additional prize categories include best performance of a contemporary work, discretionary awards, and Young Jury Award.

We cannot wait for their arrival to the festival in June! Stay tuned on our social media accounts (FacebookInstagramTwitter) for individual introductions of each participant.


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