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VANESSA WAHYUDY IRWANTO
Birth Date: September 23, 2004
Teacher: Edith Widayani
School: Frateran Catholic Senior High School in Surabaya, Indonesia
Concerto: Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (I. Allegro molto moderato)
Vanessa started learning music at an early age, beginning with piano and vocal at age three, and later on introduced to violin at age five. During her teenage years, she grew interested in harp and start learning it at thirteen. In piano, Vanessa studied under the guidance of Mrs. Lystia Christianti, Professor Carmencita Arambulo, and Dr. Edith Widayani.
She was a laureate in a few international competitions, such as winning the Gold Medal of the First WPTA Indonesia International Piano Competition, the Second Prize winner of The Fourth New Talent British International Youth Music Competition, the Silver Medal of the Third Nanyang International Music Competition, and the Third Prize winner of Singapore Piano Competition.
Vanessa's musical journey is quite varied. She participated in Suzuki Camps on piano and violin regularly, in both Indonesia and other Asian countries Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines. She has also performed with most Indonesian orchestras under the baton of Addie MS, Avip Priatna, ErwinGutawa, and many more. Vanessa is currently a senior in high school.