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April 6: Serene Han

San Francisco Civic Orchestra, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, 8:00

January 11-14: Kevin Der, Serene Han

California Concerto Weekend, West Valley College, Saratoga

December 23: Crystal Cheng

Winners Recital, American Protege International Competition, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1:00

December 22: Holiday Alumni and Student Recital

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30

December 12: Zach Weiner

Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street, 12:30

November 18: Students of John McCarthy

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

November 11: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

October 21: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

September 22: Serene Han

Winners Recital, Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, Glaserner Saal Musikverein, Vienna, Austria

August 18: Katie Gu

Winner Recital, Music in the Vineyards Competition, Silverado Vineyards, Napa, CA

July 22, 29, August 5: Tristan Yang

Koret Young Performers Program Concerts, Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

June 17: Student Recital

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

June 10: Student Recital

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

June 3: Matthew Lee

Solo Recital, The Branson School, San Anselmo

 

The Graduates—Class of 2017

Sashi Ayyangar, attending the Guildhall School of Music in London for Graduate School

Karen Bao attending Northwestern University

William Chen attending UC Berkeley

Jessica Kur attending UC Berkeley

Matthew Lee attending UC Berkeley

Jonathan Chu attending Harvard University

Eric Zhang attending UC Irvine

Shini Zheng attending  Mannes School of Music in New York City

Tristan Yang attending Harvard University

 

Competitions 2016/17

Karen Bao

Second Prize, 2017 Henry and Carol Zeiter Piano Competition

Second Prize (tie), 2016 East Bay Music Competition

Third Prize, 2016 Etude Club of Berkeley Competition

Tia Chang

Second Prize, Burlingame Music Club Competition

April Chen

First Prize, 2016 Etude Club of Berkeley Competition

Second Prize (tie), 2016 East Bay Music Competition

Winner, 2016 Fremont Symphony Young Recitalist Competition

Second Prize, 2016 Sylvia M. Ghiglieri Piano Competition

First Prize (tie) , 2017 East Bay Music Competition, Senior Division

Katie Gu

First Prize, 2016 Etude Club of Sonoma Competition

Third Prize, 2017 Music in the Vineyards Competition

Serene Han

First Prize, United States Open Music Competition, Showcase Advanced Category

Gold Medal, Silver Medal, 2017 US International Music Competition

Sydney Hwang

Third Prize, 2016 United States International Music Competition

Leyla Kabuli

Winner, 2016 Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship

First Prize, 2016 Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition

Winner, 2016 El Camino Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Winner, 2016 Nova Vista Orchestra Concerto Competition

Winner, 2016 Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) Regional Concerto Competition (ages 16-18)

First Prize, 2016 Pacific Music Society Competition

First Prize, 2016 Kruschke Piano Competition

Second Prize, 2016 MTAC Concerto State Competition

Pianist for San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

 Ergene Kim

Honorable Mention, 2017 East Bay Music Competition, Senior Division

Janice Kim

First Prize, 2016 Etude Club Competition, Junior Division

First Prize(tie) , 2017 East Bay Music Competition, Senior Division

 Emma Lai

First Prize, 2016 East Bay Music Competition

Honorable Mention, 2016 Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition

Honorable Mention,  2017 East Bay Music Competiition, Junior 2 Division

 Zhuoran Tao

First Prize, 2017 Ross McKee Piano Competition

Second Prize, 2016 San Francisco Asian Youth Competition

Third Prize, 2016 San Jose International Piano Competition

Selected to perform with El Camino Sinfonietta

Lillian Wang

2017 Junior Bach Festival

Zach Weiner

Third Prize, Audience Favorite Prize, Press Favorite Prize, San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs

 Claire Zhang

Fourth Prize, United States Open Music Competition,  Elementary B Category

 

Student Activities 2016:

 

January 2: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

January 18: Emma Lai

Honorable Mention, American Prodigy International Piano Competition, New York City

February 13: Leyla Kabuli

National Public Radio’s “From the Top” live taping, Hammer Theatre, San Jose State University, San Jose

February 20: April Chen

Second Prize: Sylvia M.Ghiglieri Piano Competition, California State University, Stanislaus

March 5: Leyla Kabuli

First Prize: Earl and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Piano Competition, California State University, Chico

March 18: Tia Chang

Junior Bach Festival, Saint Bede’s Episcopal Church, Menlo Park

March 21: Leyla Kabuli

National Public Radio’s “From the Top” KDFC broadcast

April 2: Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Regional Competition

Winner: Leyla Kabuli, Concerto Competition (age 16-18)

Second Alternate: Simon Tao, Solo Competition (age 13-15)

April 7: Serene Han

Solo recital: Steinway Piano Gallery

April 8: Katie Gu

First Prize: Etude Club of Sonoma Competition

April 8: Leyla Kabuli

First Prize: Pacific Musical Society Competition

April 16: Leyla Kabuli and Simon Tao

“Young Pianists Play Liszt” recital

May 1: Emma Lai

American Prodigy Winner’s Concert, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

May 8: Karen Bao, April Chen, Emma Lai

East Bay Music Competition Winners Concert, Berkeley Piano Club

May 9: Leyla Kabuli

Solo Recital, Saint Paul’s Towers Concert Series, Oakland

May 12: Audrey Cheng

Soloist, Rachmaninof Concerto #2, Homestead Symphony Orchestra, Homestead High School, Cupertino

May 16: April Chen and Karen Bao

Etude Club of Berkeley, Winners Concert and Awards Ceremony, Hillside Club, Berkeley

May 19: Leyla Kabuli

Winners Reception and Recital, Pacific Musical Society, Kohl Mansion, Burlingame

 May 22: April Chen

Winner’s recital, 2016 Fremont Symphony Young Recitalist Competition, First Methodist Church, Fremont

June 4: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery,  San Francisco

July 2: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery,  San Francisco

July 2: Leyla Kabuli

Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition State Finals, Los Angeles

 July 7-18 Serene Han

Flower Piano, San Francisco Botanical Gardens

July 19: Serene Han

Solo Recital: Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

August 2: Leyla Kabuli

Solo Recital, Noontime Concerts, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

 August 27: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

December 4: Karen Bao

Recital, Les Amis de le Culture Francaise, Berkeley, CA

December 12: Tia Chang, April Chen

Recital, Burlingame Music Club, Burlingame, CA

December 17, Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, 647 Mission Street San Francisco 4:00

December 27, Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, 647 Mission Street, San Francisco 4:00

 

 

Student Activities 2015:

 January 3: April Chen and Leyla Kabuli

Alternate Winners, Southwest Regional MTNA Duet Competition, UC Santa Barbara, CA

January 3: Alumni Reunion Recital, Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

January 10: Elaine Lee

First Prize for Sonata performance, third prize for Concerto performance, Marilyn Mindell Competition, Stanford University, Palo Alto

January 17: Zeiter Piano Competition

Second Prize: Alice Zhu, Third Prize: Leyla Kabuli; selected for masterclass: Karen Bao, Audrey Cheng

January 17: Leyla Kabuli

Alternate winner: CAPMT Concerto Competition

February 14: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

February 21: Agata Sorotokin

Solo Recital, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

February 21: Leyla Kabuli

First Prize: Sylivia M. Ghiglieri Piano Competition, California State University, Stanislaus

February 21: United States Open Music Competition

First Prize: Kevin Li, Concerto (Complete)

Second Prize: April Chen and Leyla Kabuli, Duet (Showcase)

Third Prize: Austin Philips, Solo B (Showcase)

March 28: Music Teachers Association of California Regional Competition

2nd Alternate: Simon Tao (solo 2)

Honorable Mention: Audrey Cheng (solo 3)

March 28:  Matthew Lee

Winner: Marin Music Chest Competition

March 28: Joseph Wang

First Prize: Etude Club of Sonoma Piano Competition

April 6: Virginia Waring International Piano Competition

Second Prize: Tristan Yang

Third Prize: Leyla Kabuli

April 11: Alice Zhu

Chopin Concerto #1 with Fremont Symphony, Smith Center, Ohlone College

April 11: Christopher Salinas

Solo Recital, Hume Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 11: Emma Lai

Honorable Mention: East Bay Music Festival Competition

April 11: Leyla Kabuli

Winner: Ensemble San Francisco Music Competition

April 11: Kevin Li

Second Prize: San Jose Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert Competition

April 25: Zach Morphin

Solo recital, Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

April 25: Leyla Kabuli

Chamber Music with Ensemble SF, Schumann Piano Quartet, Saint John’s Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

April 26: Leyla Kabuli

Chamber Music with Ensemble SF, Schumann Piano Quartet, Christ’s Church, Portola Valley

May 2: Agata Sorotokin

Recital honoring Steinway and Sons, Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

May 3: Matthew Lee

Marin Music Chest Winner’s Concert, San Domenico School, San Anselmo

May 16: Leyla Kabuli and April Chen

Joint Recital, Hume Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

May 17: Matthew Lee

Young Artist Concert, Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley

May 19: Leyla Kabuli

Solo Recital, The Sequoias, Portola Valley

May 22: Leyla Kabuli

Solo Recital, Atria Covell Gardens, Davis

May 23: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

May 30: Leyla Kabuli

Third Prize: Ross McKee Competition

May 31: Agata Sorotokin

Benefit Concert for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Ladera Community Church, Portola Valley

May 31: US International Music Competition, sponsored by CMTANC

First Prize: Elaine Lee (15-17 age category)

Second Prize: Audrey Cheng (15-17 age category)

June 7: Emma Lai

Honorable Mention: San Jose International Piano Competition (Young Musicians Category)

June 7: Elaine Lee

Winner’s Concert, US International Piano Competition, Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University

June 13: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

December 19: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

December 13: Andrew Ding

First Prize: Hong Kong International Piano Invitation Competition-China Regional

December 12: Kevin Li

San Jose Youth Symphony, Prokofiev Concerto #1, Saratoga High School, Saratoga

December 6: Leyla Kabuli

First Prize: Nova Vista Symphony Concerto Competition

December 6: Leyla Kabuli

Solo recital: Les Amis de la Culture Francaise, Berkeley, CA

November 28: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

November 1: Tristan Yang

Eight world premieres of new works for solo piano, Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

October 24: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

October 20: Courtney Gao

Simon Trpceski Masterclass, Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

October 18: Leyla Kabuli

Audience Favorite Award and Best Performance of a Transcription, Seattle International Piano Competition

October 4: Katie Gu

101 Pianists finale concert with Lang Lang, Weil Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma County

September 6: Leyla Kabuli

Solo Recital, Atria Covell Gardens, Davis

August 29: Tia Chang

Benefit Concert for ZOE Children’s Homes, Foothill Covenant Church, Los Altos

August 22: Students of John McCarthy

Steinway Piano Gallery, San Francisco

July 25, August 1, August 8: Tristan Yang

Koret Young Performers Concert, Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

July 25: Leyla Kabuli

Second prize and Special Prize for Best Performance of a Contemporary Work, Los Angeles Young Musicians International Piano Competition

July 13: Leyla Kabuli

Second prize and Ostlund Award for Contemporary Music, Enkor International Music Competition.

June 14: Emma Lai

Winner’s concert: San Jose International Piano Competition, Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

June 14: Jonathan and Hannah Chu

Joint Recital, Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

 

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