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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...

September 2, 2018

As I have noted before, Nita Qiu is competing in the Chopin Foundation of the United States'  four year scholarship program.  This program challenges the applicant to develop - over a four year period - the repertoire necessary for entering the International Chopi...

June 17, 2018

Our sixteen year old Nita Qiu was just declared the First Place Winner of the Aloha International Piano Competition!!  We are all off our heads with joy over this!  Nita arrived in Honolulu on Thursday night.  The competition in solo literature was the huge opening eve...

June 17, 2018

Although sixteen year old Beatrice Grant (Bea) is very new to our studio - having joined our roster just this past fall - she has quickly established herself in the upper echelon of Minnesota's top pianists.  Yesterday, Bea received Honorable Mention in the new Steinwa...

January 28, 2018

Yesterday evening, eleven year old (soon to be twelve!) Orion Kim was named the First Place Winner of the 13th annual Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum (MMTF) Mozart Concerto Competition!!  As a result, he will have the opportunity to perform a solo concerto movement wi...

January 21, 2018

Yesterday, our great Nita Qiu took Second Place in the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra's Rising Stars Competition.  Nita gave stunning performances in both Prelims and Finals of the first movement of Chopin's Concerto No. 2 in F minor.  The Rising Stars Competition i...

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