2023 Participants Announced

We are thrilled to announce the 20 selected participants of the 2023 season!

SEPF 2023 Participants

Ariel Chien, Menlo Park, CA

Harry Ding, Mount Pleasant, SC

Zhong An Feng, Hong Kong, China

Noah Kim, Vernon Hills, IL

Vivian Kao, Cupertino, CA

Brian Lin, Fremont, CA

Sophia Lin, Falls Church, VA

James Liu, Allen, TX

Matthew Liu, Lawrence, KS

Sigrid Liu, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Guanji Lu, Dallas, TX

Norman Lu, Newton, MA

Kai Kit Ong, Winston-Salem, NC

Jacob Rockower, Palo Alto, CA

Christina Sung, Salt Lake City, UT

Celicia Thendean, Pleasanton, CA

Rachel Wei, Vancouver, BC

Samantha Wuo, Sunnyvale, CA

Keliang Yao, Lebanon, OH

Ziyue Zeng, Aptos, CA

Selected from a record-high number of international applicants, these participants will take part in an immersive week of lessons and masterclasses with renowned master teachers and experience performances by internationally-acclaimed artists. Learn about each gifted young artist on our website.

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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