The big smile says it all. Third year, third gold medal earned in the piano Guild auditions. Congratulations!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
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.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Please, enjoy Emika Saito (12) performing Crisantemo by Ernesto Lecuona at the MTAC Convention June 28, 2014.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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
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
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!