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October 26, 2017

Here is From the Top's Press Release of this great news!

October 18, 2017 Erin MacCurtain, 617.437.0707 x103, emaccurtain@fromthetop.org


Nita Qiu, a 15-year-old pianist from Woodbury, Minnesota, has...

September 4, 2017

We are so happy to announce that our fifteen year old sophomore, Nita Qiu, has just been chosen for an appearance on the celebrated national radio program, From the Top!!  This is a remarkable artistic accomplishment as hundreds and hundreds of America's top musical ta...

July 30, 2017

As so many of you who followed the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas already know, our great alumnus, Kenny Broberg, won the Silver Medal.   Many in the Classical Music world consider the Cliburn to be the most important competition on th...

July 23, 2017

Our radiant Nita Qiu just received a National Career Development Grant from the Chopin Foundation of the United States!!  "The purpose of the Chopin Foundation Scholarship program is to support and encourage young, talented American pianists through up to four years of...

April 1, 2017

As I wrote on March 7th, our beloved Nita Qiu was selected by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) as a Minnesota Varsity 2017 Featured Artist.  Her blazing performance of Chopin's B minor Scherzo was subsequently aired on Minnesota Public Radio on March 7th.  This past week a...

March 25, 2017

As many of you know, Jo Anne and I traveled to Baltimore last weekend to attend the National Finals of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Competition.  The competition is a long grueling one beginning at the State Level in the fall, mo...

March 8, 2017

Nita Qiu has been selected a Minnesota Varsity 2017 Featured Artist of Minnesota Public Radio!! Nita's"hair raising" performance of Chopin's Scherzo No. 1 in B minor will be aired this Thursday, March 9, at 7:45 am and 3:45 pm on Classical MPR (in the Twin Cities, KSJN...

March 8, 2017

This past Saturday, along with all the excitement of Kenny Broberg's win in the UK, Naoh Qiu continued his blistering senior year by winning the coveted First Place Award in Thursday Musical's Young Artist Competition.  Noah won $750 and will be a guest artist on ...

March 8, 2017

This past Saturday our great alumnus, Kenny Broberg, won First Prize in the Hastings International Piano Competition in England!!  He was awarded $12,300 and a performance with the Royal Philharmonic in June in Bexhill.  Bexhill is a resort community just south of Lond...

February 9, 2017

Having repeatedly won major prizes over the past five years in numerous concerto competitions - but never the top prize - Noah Qiu had a joyous breakthrough last Wednesday winning First Place in the Dakota Valley Orchestra's Concerto Competition!   This is a sweet vict...

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