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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...

January 16, 2019

Jasmine Jiang and Orion Kim continue the torrid pace of awards bestowed on our Premier Class of young artists.  Last Saturday, Jasmine and Orion were among those selected, by audition, to have the honor and opportunity to perform with the Golden Valley Orchestra on Mar...

January 15, 2019

We are proud and excited to announce that Bea Grant has been named a 2019 Featured Round Artist of Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR) Minnesota Varsity!  As a result of this impressive and prestigious program, Bea will have the opportunity to make a professional recor...

January 14, 2019

We are very happy to announce that Nita Qiu and Orion Kim are the winners of the Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra's Concerto/Aria Competition!!  This is a very fine regional Orchestra conducted by Stephen J. Ramsey.  Nita and Orion will perform with the Dakota Valley S...

December 13, 2018

We are so happy to announce that Bea Grant was awarded First Place in the Minnetonka Symphony's Young Artist Concerto Competition.  This is a very tough one to win as it is all instruments - not just piano - and the auditions are held over a period of several weekends....

December 6, 2018

Last Saturday, December 1st, The St. Paul Piano Teachers Association (SPPTA) held its annual concerto competition.  This is a very fine and rewarding event with the winner given the opportunity of performing with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra.  All three of our entr...

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August 11, 2019