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March 21, 2020

I am writing this today so that the recent great performances of Nita Qiu and Orion Kim do not go unnoticed by those that could not be there.  Nor do I want those of us who were privileged to be there to ever forget.  I want to go on record for our studio what I witnes...

March 3, 2020

My, oh my, what a week Orion Kim has had!  One week ago, our 14 year old Orion was informed that he had been accepted into the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute this summer.  It is a highly prestigious program that features some of the world's greatest musi...

January 20, 2020

Yesterday, January 18th, Nita Qiu and Bea Grant performed at the Rising Stars Concerto Competition of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra held at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  The competition is open to high school students from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa a...

December 18, 2019

The following is a partial official press release from the YoungArts Foundation:

MIAMI,FL - Nita Qiu of Woodbury , Minnesota from Trinity School at River Ridge, has been named a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Merit winner in Classical Music/Piano.  Qiu h...

December 9, 2019

Our thirteen-year-old, Orion Kim, was named the First Place Winner of the Saint Paul Piano Teachers Concerto Competition!!  The event was held this past Saturday, December 7th, at the Recital Hall of Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center.  In addition to scholarship monies, O...

August 11, 2019

Our seventeen year old Beatrice (Bea) Grant has had a wonderful summer of artistic development.  Since her impressive Peoples' Choice Award and brilliant performance at Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR) Minnesota Varsity 2019 Showcase Concert at Ted Mann Concert Hall in M...

August 11, 2019

As many of you know from my past writings, our seventeen year old Nita Qiu has been enrolled for the past three years in the Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship Program.  It is a very demanding and comprehensive four year program to help build one's...

April 5, 2019

As you may recall, last January Beatrice (Bea) Grant was named a 2019 Featured Round Artist of Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR's)

Minnesota Varsity!  As a result, Bea was given the wonderful and rare opportunity of making a professional recording at the famous Maud Moon W...

February 4, 2019

It is hard to explain in words what it was like to watch Nita walk onstage of storied and beautiful Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis last Sunday, home of our world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra.  And walk she did with her characteristic strength, determination, and beauty....

February 2, 2019

Honoring a special invitation from the Schubert Club, Beatrice Grant, Nita Qiu, and Austin Frohmader performed in the Master Class of the international pianist, Angela Hewitt.  The class was held last Wednesday, January 30th, in the beautiful Guild Hall of th...

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