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Testimonials:
I enjoyed last week in DC and the festival very much. The private lessons, master classes, lectures and the concerts were fantastic! The festival was very well organized. Thank you for all your work!
-Zhao Wang

I would like to thank you, and all of the other faculty and board members for providing us with such an amazing experience.
-Ilya Buniakin

Thank you very much for organizing the Washington International Piano Festival. It was a great experience for me, and we all loved it! I will let more friends know about this great festival!
-Xing Chen

My daughter Clara enjoyed the WIPF so much that she wants to come back. It was our best educational VACATION and we miss it.
-Sonny Nguyen

The lessons were stimulating and fun. The first WIPF was valuable and fruitful for me.
-Yuko Konada

I wanted to thank you so much for everything this past week during the music festival. I learned so much, and all the professors were fantastic!
-Vivan Liu

WIPF 2009

WIPF 2009 Participants:
Miki Aoki (Japan), Alexander Beresovsky (MD, USA), Ilya Bunyakin (MD, USA), Alexander Cap (NJ, USA), Xing Chen (DL, USA), Junko Chikai (Japan), Richard Choung (MD, USA), Larissa Gordeuk (VA, USA), Yoshio Hamano (Japan), Edwina Hunter (MD, USA), Kelly Hwu (VA, USA), Mariko Ieki (Japan), Misaki Iida (Japan), Annie Jeng (MD, USA), Haikeem Johnson (MD, USA), Lois Jones (MD, USA), Mihono Kawamata (Japan), Eunbi Kim (Washington D.C., USA), Yuko Kobayashi (Japan), Yuko Konada (Japan), Esther Lee (Virginia, USA), Asuka Matsumoto (Japan), Tomoko Matsushita (Japan), Connor Mautner (FL, USA), Bao-Anh Nguyen (FL, USA), Clara Nguyen (FL, USA), Tu-Anh Nguyen (FL, USA), Natsuki Nonogaki (Japan), Miki Okuda (Japan), Hiromi Ono (Japan), Noi Otomasu (Japan), Valeriya Polunina (Russia), Kama Rasmussen (GA, USA), Sandra Segal (MD, USA), Shiori Sugaya (Japan), Aya Uesugi (Japan), Miku Uesugi (Japan), Zhao Wang (NY, USA), Jing Yang (Germany), Haruko Yoshida (Japan), Seho Young (MA, USA), Cheng Zhi (OH, USA)

WIPF 2009 Faculty:
Nelita True, Joseph Banowetz, Charles Timbrell, Yasumi Taki, Ivo Kaltchev, Jose Ramos Santana, Viktor Shklyar, Li-Ly Chang, Nikita Fitenko

WIPF 2009 Concert Series:
Milen Petroff and Ivo Kaltchev Piano Duo, Joseph Banowetz, Anderson & Roe Concert Piano Duo, Alessio Bax, WIPF Selected Participants' Concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

WIPF 2009 Lecture Series:
David Dubal "Three Hundred Years of Piano"
James Litzelman Workshop for Piano Teachers: "Preparing Students to Play Romantic Period Repertoire"
Yasumi Taki "Japanese System of Music Education"
Joseph Banowetz "Stylistic Awareness and Problems in Piano Pedaling"
Charles Timbrell "French Pianists On and Off the Record, 1809-2009"
Robert Sherman "The Business of Music"

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WIPF 2010

WIPF 2010 Participants:
Alexander Beresovsky (MD, USA), Nathan Blustein (MD, USA), Richard Choung (MD, USA), Matthew Daley (MD, USA), Yoshio Hamano (Tokyo, Japan), Jessica Han (MD, USA), Hilary Henry (MD, USA), Bryan Ho (MD, USA), Sylvia Hong (VA, USA), Chang-In Timothy Hyon (MD, USA), Sabina Im (Singapore), Connor Mautner (FL, USA), Evelyn Mo (VA, USA), Jamie Moon (VA, USA), Victoria Park (VA, USA), Alex Peh (MD, USA), Tiancheng Sun (MD, USA) Jonathan Tao (TX, USA), Soyoon Yim (MD, USA), Teresa Zorich (WA, USA)

WIPF 2010 Faculty:
Joseph Banowetz, Boris Berman, Nikita Fitenko, Thomas Hecht, Maurice Hinson, Ivo Kaltchev, Yong Hi Moon, Santiago Rodriguez, Jose Ramos Santana

WIPF 2010 Concert Series:
Boris Berman, Frederic Chiu, Thomas Hecht, Nikita Fitenko & Katerina Zaitseva Piano Duo, WIPF Selected Participants' Concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

WIPF 2010 Lecture Series:
Maurice Hinson "American Music Workshop"
Joseph Banowetz "Art of Fingering"

International Piano Pedagogy Symposium
Lecture by James Litzelman "Wellness in Piano Playing"
Panel discussion "Teaching Piano in the 21st century" led by Maurice Hinson, Thomas Hecht, and the MTNA National President Ann Gipson
Presentation by Jordan Kitt's Music
Yamaha's presentation and demonstration of a distance lesson on Disklavier

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WIPF 2011

WIPF 2011 Participants:
Angele Aaron (Arlington, VA), Jabari Anderson (Washington, DC), Max Chan (Warren, NJ), Priscella Chan (Arcadia, CA), Hong Gao (China), Lanjiabao Ge (China), Michael Gellman (New York, NY), Christhard-George Janetzki (Darmstadt, Germany), Alice Ji (Gaithersburg, MD), Jung Junsook (Vienna, VA), Yoshio Hamano (Tokyo, Japan), Ying Han (China), Yingqi Hao (China), Max Hou (Germantown, MD), Erica Lee (Boyds, MD), Jensee Lee (Melbourne, FL), Marian Lee (Middletown, DE), Betty Li (Foster City, CA), Qianqian Li (China), Zhihao Li (China), Yuchen Lin (China), Jie Liu (China), Vivian Liu (Foster City, CA), Xiangqi Meng (China), Yuhki Mizutani (Tokyo, Japan), Evelyn Mo (Oak Hill, VA), Jamie Moon (Springfield, VA), Isaac Moorman (Melbourne, FL), EstherNyberg (Chicago, IL), Haejin Om (Chantilly, VA), Sophia Pileggi (Columbia, MD), Juncheng Shen (Potomac, MD), Richard Shin (Baltimore, MD), Irina Sidorenko (Moscow, Russia), Tiancheng Sun (Potomac, MD), Mary-Victoria Voutsas (McLean, VA), Hanzhi Wang (China), Andrew Welch (Washington, DC), Barbara Xiong (Brentwood, TN), Hanxiao Xu (China), Xiaoqing Zhang (China), Mingke Zhu (China)

WIPF 2011 Faculty:
Joseph Banowetz, Yuri Didenko, Nikita Fitenko, Ivo Kaltchev, Xun Pan, Santiago Rodriguez, Jose Ramos Santana, Susan Starr, Nelita True

WIPF 2011 Concert Series:
Adam Golka, WIPF Faculty Recital (Jose Ramos Santana, Ivo Kaltchev, Nikita Fitenko, Xun Pan), Hung-Kuan Chen, Yuri Didenko, Ali Mushtaq, Santiago Rodriguez, WIPF Selected Participants' Concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

WIPF 2011 Masterclass and Lecture Series:
Masterclasses by Nelita True, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Susan Starr
Lecture by Joseph Banowetz "Commercial CD Recordings: Myths and Reality. History of Commercial Recordings Industry. Making a Recording Today: Preparation, Recording Sessions, Editing, Releasing and Distribution".

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WIPF 2012

WIPF 2012 Participants:
Benjamin Bertin (Newnan, GA), Xinyue Chen (Wuhan, China), Christian Escoto (Alexandria, VA), Miku Fujihira (Kashiwa-shi, Chiba, Japan), Lan Lan Guo (Beijing, China), Esther Guy (Springfield, MO), Adrienne Johnson (Minneapolis, MN), Yoshio Hamano (Tokyo, Japan), Hannah Hua (Bethesda, MD), William Hume (Yorktown, VA), Yoojin Ko (Kyung-ki Do, South Korea), Youngjoo Ko (Kyung-ki Do, South Korea), Nanae Koizuka (Saitama, Japan), Mayu Kotari (Saitama, Japan), Anthony Lam (Cupertino, CA), Johanna Lam (Cupertino, CA), Brian Le (Silver Spring, MD), David Lindsay (Mount Airy, MD), Jaesaang Liu (Seoul, South Korea), Luxi Liu (Beijing, China), Ronald Liu, Jr. (Foster City, CA), Vivian Liu (Foster City, CA), Mana Mitsui (Saitama, Japan), Riku Mizumura (Saitama, Japan), Yuhki Mizutani (Tokyo, Japan), Peter Moll (Arlington, VA), Kaori Murase (Kanagawa, Japan), Rosanne Nahass (Belle Mead, NJ), Clare O'Callaghan (Washington, DC), Fernando Palomeque (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Sohee Park ( Sungnam, South Korea), Weisheng Ren (Wuhan, China), Hyun Sook Seo (Seoul, South Korea), Won Kyeong Seo (Seoul, South Korea), Sohyun Shin (Suwon, South Korea), Mai Shigemitsu (Tokyo, Japan), Mary Clare Spence (Dallas, TX), Philip Spence (Dallas, TX), Anna Stepanova (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Clinton Velman (Chicago, Il), Yinan Wu (Beijing, China), Joseph Xu (Fairfax, VA), Stephanie Xu (Fairfax, VA), Akane Yajima (Isesaki City, Gunma, Japan), Kazune Yajima (Isesaki City, Gunma, Japan), Miaoxuan Zhang (Wuhan, China), Ying Zhao (Alexandria, VA)

WIPF 2012 Faculty:
Nikita Fitenko (Co-Director), Ivo Kaltchev (Co-Director), Chongxiao Liu (China), Anna Kijanowska (USA/Poland), Seok-rahn Kwon (South Korea), Edvinas Minkstimas (USA/Lithuania) Atsuko Okada (Japan)

WIPF 2012 Concert Series:
Aaron Diehl, José Feghali, Alexander Kobrin, Ivo Kaltchev, Chongxiao Liu, Yoshio Hamano, WIPF Selected Participants' Concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Prizewinners of the 27th International Young Artists Piano Competition, Prizewinners from the private piano studios of Olga and David Kuperstein, and Jeong Eun Park Kang

WIPF 2012 Masterclass and Lecture Series:
Masterclasses by Leon Fleisher and José Feghali
Lecture by Seymour Bernstein Pedaling - "The Soul of the Piano"
Lecture by Atsuko Okada "Performing Scriabin's Music: How to Achieve Scriabin's Distinctive Sound?"

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WIPF 2013

WIPF 2013 Participants:
Susan Babbitz (Connecticut, USA), Lara Gutierrez (Washington, D.C., USA), Yoshio Hamano (Japan), Wonjae Hwang (South Korea), Hyun Jeong Jeon (South Korea), Suyun Jeong (South Korea), Alex Jones (Virginia, USA), Danme Kim (Maryland, USA), Dasol Kim (Indiana, USA), Eunhye Kim (South Korea), Jihyeon Kim (South Korea), Milee Kim (South Korea), Minah Kim (South Korea), Subin Kim (South Korea), Shandra Love (Virginia, USA), Iskandarkhon Mamadaliev (Uzbekistan), Kaori Murase (Japan), Clara Na (Virginia, USA), Yuka Nagashima (Japan), Michelle Papenfuss (Virginia, USA), Nohun Park (South Korea), Yaesin Park (South Korea), Patrick Rimterakul (Maryland, USA), Eliza Ruffle (China), Tiffany Ruffle (China), Leo Savain (Maryland, USA), Naho Suzuki (Japan), Young-hye Tae (South Korea), Rina Yamada (Japan), Heesun Yun (Texas, USA)

WIPF 2013 Faculty:
Nikita Fitenko (Co-Director), Ivo Kaltchev (Co-Director), Yuri Didenko (Russia), Xun Pan (China), Hae-Young Kim (South Korea)
Atsuko Okada (Japan)

WIPF 2013 Concert Series:
Alessio Bax, Tanya Gabrielian, Brian Ganz, Yekwon Sunwoo, WIPF Faculty Recital: Evening of Piano Ensemble Music, Yoshio Hamano, WIPF Selected Participants' Concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, prizewinners of the 2013 International Young Artists Piano Competition, prizewinners from the private piano studios of Elena Arseniev and Bok Hwa Kim

WIPF 2013 Lecture Series:
Yamaha's Presentation on Disklavier Technology by Bonnie Barrett (Director of Yamaha Artist Services Inc.) and Walt Straiton (Yamaha Institutional Solutions Group)
Round Table Discussion: "Piano Competitions: A Reality Check"
Workshop "Musical Punctuation and the Art of Interpretation" by Scott McBride Smith
Workshop "Fingering: An Underappreciated Art" by Scott McBride Smith

WIPF 2014

WIPF 2014 Participants:
Reka Abraham (Hungary), Brian Billion (SD, USA), Joon Bang (MD, USA), Erika Bainbridge (MD, USA), Andrea Chen (MD, USA), Stacey Chen (CA, USA), Yejin Choi (South Korea), Mayu Hanihara (Japan), Hannah Hua (MD, USA), Adrienne Johnson (USA), Yoonhee Jung (South Korea), Mai Kawashima (Japan), Eun Ju Kim (South Korea), Namhee Kim (South Korea), Seo-Hyun Kim (South Korea), Marina Kobayashi (Japan), Hye-Kyung Lee (South Korea), Kwang Hoon Lee (South Korea), Chen Liang (China), Peter Moll (VA, USA), Ayumi Muramoto (Japan), Ayaka Oishi (Japan) Kukhee Pak (South Korea), Juhee Park (South Korea), Leo Saraf (MD, USA), Sarah Schiffgens (MD, USA), Juncheng Shen (MD, USA), Kangting Sun (China), Nicholas Tagab (WA, USA), Yuki Tomi (Japan), Huihong Wang (China), Huiwei Wen (China), Qi Ying Wang (China), Yan Xie (China), Hana Yoo (South Korea), Zixi Yu (China)

WIPF 2014 Faculty:
Nikita Fitenko (Co-Director), Ivo Kaltchev (Co-Director), Douglas Humpherys (USA), Xun Pan (China), Hae-Young Kim (South Korea), Atsuko Okada (Japan), Kevin Robert Orr (USA), Ralitza Patcheva (Bulgaria/USA)

WIPF 2014 Concert Series:
John O'Conor, Santiago Rodriguez, Ralitza Patcheva, Chongxiao Liu and Wei Gong Piano Duo, Yoshio Hamano, WIPF Selected Participants' Concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, prizewinners of the 2014 International Young Artists Piano Competition, winners of the 2014 Lancaster International Piano Festival Romantic Music Competition, winners of the 1st Catholic University of America Piano Compeititon, and prizewinners from the private piano studio of Irene Orlov

Master classes by John O'Conor, Douglas Humpherys, and Santiago Rodriguez

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