Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Adam Ghilarducci (age 13) Piano Guild Advanced Bach Plaque

Congratulations, Adam! On August 10, 2013 Adam performed the Advanced Bach program from the National Piano Guild.

The audition lasted 45 minutes and required all pieces to be performed from memory, plus 4 octaves scales and cadences.
Adam's Bach program included two-part Inventions #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15 and three-part Invention - Sinphonia #15, a total of 15 pieces were performed.
What an achievement.

Adam is the second student to achieve this plaque in the Eva Martin Hollaus piano studio.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Royal Conservatory of Music Summer Session Results

I am very happy to announce that
Thulasi Yogarajah successfully completed performance Level 3;
Sebastian Gonzales completed performance Level 3;
Tara Romero completed performance Level 5.

RCM is an excellent and challenging program, that can provide a Conservatory education during K-12!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Eva Martin Hollaus Piano Studio - Piano Guild auditions 2013 - results

I am very happy to announce that this year's piano auditions are completed!
Our auditions started in June and were completed end of August 2013.
 The students performed either a gold medal 10-piece program (National-10) or a gold medal 15 piece program (International-15). Both Adam Ghilarducci and Cynthia Nguyen Phan performed two programs successfully giving credit for two years auditions.
All students performed 1 - 5 musicianship phases; most performed were scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios, sight-reading and ear-training was also tested.

Here are our 20 gold medals earned in this year's Piano GUild auditions:

June 19, 2013 Judge: Deborah Mele
1.         Sai Sivapalan                  I-15      PD – Regular High School Diploma, 11th gold medal audition  
July 16, 2013 Judge: Karen L. Webster
2.         Kelly Rausch                            N-10     IS, 7th gold medal audition
July 29, August 4, August 9 and 10, 2013 Judge: Judith Cataldo
3.         Nubia Adelaine Gonzalez         N-10     EC, 2nd gold medal audition
4.         Thulasi Yogarajah                    I-15      IE, 7th gold medal audition
5.         Adam Ghilarducci                    N-10     PA, 2nd gold medal audition
6.         Eduardo Dominguez                N-10     ID, 2nd gold medal audition
7.         Trisha Leungsikul                    N-10     EC, 2nd gold medal audition
8.         Emika Saito                             N-10     IC, 1st gold medal audition
9.         Adam Ghilarducci                    Advanced Bach Plaque PBM I-15 PS, 3rd gold medal audition
10.        Jim Powers                               N-10     ED, 2nd gold medal audition
11.        Cynthia Nguyen Phan (program 1)        N-10     PS, 7th gold medal audition
11.        Cynthia Nguyen Phan (program 2)        N-10     PS, 8th gold medal audition
12.        Kathleen Nguyen Phan             N-10     IS, 7th gold medal audition
13.        Stacey Nguyen Phan                 N-10     IE, 7th gold medal audition
14.        Sebastian Gonzales                   N-12     ID, 5th gold medal audition
15.        Kianna Ocasla                          N-10     EC, 1st gold medal audition
16.        Anais Perkins                           N-10     PA, 5th gold medal audition
17.        Odelia Nadira Herabadi                       N-10     EA, 2nd gold medal audition
18.        Ophelia Chiara Herabadi         N-10     EB, 2nd gold medal audition
19.        Tara Romero                           N-10     IC, 2nd gold medal audition
August 31, 2013 Judge: Coralee Gaytan
20.        Patrick Xu                                I-15      PS, 4th gold medal audition