Friday, August 16, 2013

Bret Paddock Top 2012 Memorial Scholarship Winner

Still leaving me speechless! Congratulations Bret.
10 years of piano guild auditions. The accumulated score of your hard work and dedication put you in the top five and top score! I am glad you performed a double program last year.

Dr. Irl & Jessie Allison Memorial Winner.

Your performance of Rhapsody in Blue with the IVS will always remain in my memory.

August 9, 10 Judge Judith Cataldo and gold-medal winners

2013 piano guild auditions August 9 and 10, 2013 in Huntington Beach, CA
With Florida judge Judith Cataldo, Cynthia, Kathleen and Stacey Phan, Kianna Ocasla, Anais Perkins and Sebastian Gonzales.

Cynthia, Kathleen and Stacey Phan's 2013 Piano Guild auditions

Cynthia Phan performed a college level double program. Her program included movements from the op 13 "the Pathetique" sonata by Beethoven, the Chopin Etude op 25#11, and op 18 Waltz; the Rachmaninoff Prelude in g minor op 23#5; the Malaguena by Lecuona, the last movement of Mozart's piano concerto K 597 and several movements of the Bach English Suite BWV 807.

These two programs marked Cynthia's 7th and 8th gold-medal piano Guild audition.

Both Stacey and Kathleen performed their 7th year National gold-medal programs.

Adam Ghilarducci performed TWO programs in the Piano Guild auditions

Adam Ghilarducci, age 13, performed two programs.  He played the Advanced Bach plaque and an additional regular 10 piece program.  The Bach program included 14 two part Inventions and 1 Sinfonia.

Adam's second program included the Alla Turca by Mozart, a Scott Joplin rag and two tangos by Astor Piazzolla.

Emika Saito performs her first National Program

Congratulations Emika - with a brand new 10-piece Intermediate C program, including scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios musicianship phases.

July 2013 Temecula Library recital

I am most grateful for the opportunity to share the hard work and talent of our students

Sebastian Gonzales

Sebastian Gonzales performing in the Temecula Library.

Odelia and Ophelia Herabadi at the Temecula library recital July 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nubia and Devin Gonzalez Piano Guild

This year marked Nubia's second Gold Medal performance in the Piano Guild auditions. Devin, proudly performed his first Honorary Gold Medal recital. August 9, 2013

Gold Medals and Certificates anticipating the Guild auditions

Now, that we received the certificates, all that needs to be done is, to play well! Most students are scheduled to perform August 9 and 10.

July 13, 2013 Inland Valley Symphony Temecula Library recital series

Most gratefully, our studio was offered to perform in the IVS free library recital series. Photograph with Alana Joos, president of IVS, pictured on the right.

The program performed:

For the Joy of Playing Piano

Sweet Dreams                              
Cynthia Nguyen Phan, composer and pianist

Inter City Stomp                   C. Norton
The Milky Way                      N. Telfer
White Heat                            R. Vandall
Fon Fon                                 E. Nazareth
Sebastian Gonzales, pianist

Stomp Dance                       Carol Klose
Skate Board Doodle           Folk
A Rainbow is a Smile         Nancy Faber
Roller Skate Ride                Nancy Faber
Odelia Herabadi, pianist

Bagatelle Op 119 no 9       Lv Beethoven
Moons of Jupiter                  Mary Dolan
Harmony of Angels             Burgmuller
Italian Song                          Tchaikovsky
Emika Saito, pianist

When Rivers Flowed on Mars   Nancy Telfer
Sonatina Op 36 No 4 Allegro     M. Clementi
Tara Romero, pianist

The Cascades                     Scott Joplin
Eduardo Dominguez, pianist

Sonata  K 309, Allegro con spirito            W. A. Mozart
Waltz Op 34 no 3                                         F Chopin
Stacey Nguyen Phan, pianist

Song Without Words           Duvernoy
The Shepherd's Flute         Salutrinskaya
Hungarian Folk Song         Bartok
Dancin Dino                         Keveren
Ophelia Herabadi, pianist

Invention no 12                   J.S. Bach
Rose Leaf Rag                    S Joplin
River Flows in You             Yiruma
Kathleen Nguyen Phan, pianist

Nocturne in e minor            F Chopin
Valse D'Amelie                    Yann Tiersen
Anais Perkins, pianist

English Suite # 3, BWV 808, Prelude and Musette      J. S. Bach
Fantasie in d minor, K 397                                                W. A. Mozart
Prelude in D flat Major Op 28 no 15                                 F. Chopin
,Vuelvo al Sur                                                                       Astor Piazzola
Kelly Rausch, pianist

English Suite #2 in a minor BWV 807                         J.S. Bach
     (Prelude, Bouree I and II, Gigue)
Sonata Op 13 "The Pathetique" Grave -  Allegro     
Adagio cantabile                                                              Lv Beethoven
Study Op 25 no 11 "The Storm"                                    F Chopin
Waltz Op 18                                                                      F Chopin
Prelude Op 23 no 5 in g minor                                       S Rachmaninoff
Malaguena                                                                        E Lecuona
Cynthia Nguyen Phan, pianist


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Janardan Sai Sivapalan High School Diploma

This tremendous achievement marked the sixth High School Diploma for our Studio.

Sai's program included the entire Waldstein Sonata op 53 by Beethoven, the second Chopin Ballad, the J. S. Bach WTC I Prelude and Fugue in G Major and the Liszt Transcendental Etude 6 "Vision"

Sebastian Gonzales and Stacey Nguyen Phan

2013 TVMTA Young Artist Competition

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

May 18, 2013 TVMTA Young Artist Competition

Sebastian Gonzales took 2nd place in the 4th - 6th grade division performing the E. Nazarth Fon-Fon and Stacey Nguyen Phan received an Honorable Mention for her performance of the Chopin Waltz Op 34 no 3.

In the 7th - 9th grade division Cynthia Nguyen Phan was awarded 3rd place for her performance of the Chopin Study Op 25 no 11.

Southern California Junior Bach Festival Regional Event May 11, 2013

I am very happy to state, that both Patrick Xu and Stacey Nguyen Phan performed in this Regional event.
Patrick Xu (age 16) performed the WTC I Fugue no 8 in d# minor, and Stacey Nguyen Phan (age 10) performed the WTC I Prelude no 23 in B Major.  Patrick Xu was declared a winner and was invited to perform in the Complete Works Audition in October.

MTAC Young Pianist Honorable Mention

April 21, 2013, Sebastian Gonzales received an Honorable Mention in the Elementary II Category performing the E. Nazareth Fon-Fon and the Robert Vandall White Heat.