Thursday, January 8, 2015

Stacey, Kathleen and Cynthia Phan are awarded the Advanced Bach Plaque

Stacey (age 11), Kathleen (age 13) and Cynthia Phan (age 16) received the Advanced Bach Plaque from the American College of Musicians. They successfully performed double programs each, earning them double gold medals. The programs included 15- piece Bach programs, that included 2 and 3-part Inventions, Preludes and Fugue from the WTC book I and movements from the second English Suite. The second program included all styles performing a total of 25 pieces.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Patrick Xu

Patrick with his medals and trophies and  Piano Guild High School Diploma Certificate completion.

Emika Saito in the piano guild auditions

Emika successfully performed an Advanced program including three Bach inventions #1,2 and 4; Mozart Sonata K333, 1st movement, 2 Schubert Impromptus op 90#2 and #4 and the Lessons Crisantemo, besides performing scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios. Pictured with judge Nassim.

Emika at the MTAC Convention June 28, 2014

Emika performed Crisantemo by E. Lecuona

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patrick Xu completed his Piano Guild High School Diploma

Patrick Xu completed his Piano Guild High School Diploma in a live audition that lasted almost two hours of non stop playing!
This marks the seventh Piano Guild High School Diploma completion.

Congratulations Patrick Xu!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

90 minutes Piano Guild audition and three double programs

My first five students in the annual Piano Guild auditions this year. Patrick Xu preparing to perform in a 90 minute audition the regular 15-piece High School Diploma, piano performance music minor degree; Cynthia, Kathleen and Stacey Phan are each preparing to perform the Advanced Bach Plaque (15 Bach Inventions) and a second 10-piece program. Thulasi Yogarajah is preparing to present her 8th year National 10-piece program. 8 programs, 8 gold medals, 8 composers pins. The composers pins are awarded fir gold medal program after the fifth year.
Now, all we have to do is practice and perform. Five students, 100 pieces, including scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios.
All programs except for Thulasi's needed to be approved by head quarters.
Total performance time for these exams is six hours

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TVMTA 2014 Young Artist Piano Competition

Please, enjoy Emika Saito's performance of the Schubert Impromptu Op 90 No 2 in E flat Major. Emika took 1st place in the 4 - 6 grade category.

Congratulations! Emika, it's all worth the hard work listening to you playing, thank you!