Hello all,

We are so excited to finally announce the semi-finalists of the 2023 International Artist Competition! Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in the first round. 🎉

Thank you to our three wonderful judges–Matthew Lau, Omar Carmenates, and Nanae Mimura–for listening to so many marimba recordings. Out of all the amazing submissions, it is always difficult to narrow it down to a few. We are excited to share the next round of performers with you.


Audrey Lee Irvine, CA, USA
Daniel Hsieh Brisbane, Australia
Eli Gold West Simsbury, CT, USA
Felicia Ng Oakland, CA, USA
Fumika Arima Tokyo, Japan
Hyojin (Lucy) Choi Seoul, South Korea
Leon Wang Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Luna Yang Fremont, CA, USA
Qiaolun (Apple) Gao Saratoga, CA, USA
Suah Park Seoul, South Korea


Andrew Chen Plano, TX, USA
Dániel Bolba Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dániel Janca Budapest, Hungary
David Curtis Houston, TX, USA
Hirono Tago Japan
Jose Uzcategui Dallas, TX, USA
Linus Elias Gustafsson Tallinn, Estonia
Masaharu Yamada Shizuoka, Japan
Matthew Seals Orange, CA, USA
Nikki Wei Hsin Huang Taiwan
Rina Saito Saitama, Japan
Ryuhei Oikawa Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Tanel – Eiko Novikov Tallinn, Estonia
Tomohiro Iino Saitama, Japan
Yu-Tong (Eudora) Tsai Taiwan


ACnd DuoChandler Beaugrand & Chu Wen Ong Boston, MA, USA
Chang Tong & Sihan Chen Beijing, China
KöNG Duo Chin Pok – Bevis Ng & Hoi Tong Keung Toronto, ON, Canada
MouSai DuoChin-Li (Sophia) Lo & Maddie Wallace Denton, TX, USA & Prosper, TX, USA
Daniel Davis & Cassandra Lo Rochester, NY, US
DEN10 Percussion DuoMarcus Alvarado & Megan Campbell Austin, TX, USA & Atlanta, GA, USA

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