Saturday, August 20, 2022

Student Achievements, 2021-2022

 




VMTA Northern District Auditions:

Kevin Shen - FIRST PLACE

Ethan Tran- Honorable Mention


MSMTA Chase Sonata Competition, Beethoven Sonata

Allison Oh- 2nd prize, $75


MSMTA M.Gottlieb Piano Competition 

Lulu- 3rd place

Jasmine- Honorable Mention


Lions of Virginia, James Bland Music Scholarship Competition

Nicole Papenfuss- 2nd prize and $2500 Award!


Hunt Music Festival Competition:

Ethan Tran-finalist, Senior Division

Kenneth Duong-Senior Division finalists, top prize winner, $200


NVMTA Piano Sonata Festival


Sean Pan- Excellent, year 1 trophy

Joshua Chen- Excellent, year 1 trophy

Ethan Tran- Excellent, year 6 trophy

Kenneth Duong- Excellent, year 12 trophy!

Sophia Wang-2nd round

Serena Pan- 2nd round

Sarah Shen-2nd round

Nicole Papenfuss-2nd round and selected for Honors

Kevin Shen-2nd round and selected for Honors


MSMTA E.R. Davis Piano Scholarship Competition, Grades 11/12

Nicole Papenfuss- 3rd place and $150 Award


NVMTA Piano Achievement Awards 

Kevin Shen (Level II)-First Place, $50 award

Ethan Tran (Level IV)- Third Place, $75 award

 Virginia All-State Orchestra

Allison Oh-chosen as the only pianist 


MSMTA Spring Solo

Joshua Chen-2nd place

Lulu Wang-2nd place

Jasmine Mao-2nd place

Kevin Shen- 3rd place

Kenneth Duong-3rd place

Sophia Wang- Honorable Mention

Sarah Shen- Honorable Mention

Ethan Tran- Honorable Mention

Nicole Papenfuss- Honorable Mention

Teddy Yi-Honorable Mention


WMTA Nora Lichtenberg Scholarship Competition

Nicole Papenfuss-Honorable Mention 

Virginia Governor's School, Visual and Performing Arts Summer Program:

Teddy Yi


The WMTA Viola Hartman Piano Performance Awards

Annabel Lee(17/18)-First Place

Jasmine Mao (13A)- Second Place

Lulu Wang (12A)- Third place

Kenneth Duong(17/18)- Honorable Mention


 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NY

Ethan Tran and Kenneth Duong (Piano Duet)


MSMTA Spring Piano Duet Competition

Annabel and Allison (17/18)-1st place

Teddy and Elaine(17/18)- 2nd place

Ethan and Kenneth(16C)- 3rd place

Lulu and Sophia(12B)-3rd place

Kevin and Sarah(10B) - Honorable Mention


NVMTA Piano Concerto Festival/Competition

Kevin Shen- First Place


NVMTA Bach Baroque Festival/Competition

Jasmine Mao-2nd Round

Lulu Wang-2nd Round

Ethan Tran- 2nd Round, Honors

Nicole Papenfuss-2nd Round, Honors

Allison Oh- 2nd round, Honors

Kevin Shen -2nd Round, Honors

Sarah Shen- year 3 trophy

Annabel Lee-year 9 trophy


NVMTA Judged Recitals

Lulu Wang- Honors

Nicole Papenfuss- Honors

Annabel Lee- Honors

Ethan Tran- Honorable Mention

Jasmine Mao-Honorable Mention

Kenneth Duong and Ethan Tran- Honorable Mention


WMTA Judged Recitals

Kevin Shen- Honors

Jasmine Mao-Honorable Mention

Allison Oh- Honorable Mention

Lulu Wang-Honorable Mention


 Bland Regional Competitions:

Kenneth Duong-winner

Nicole Papenfuss-winner


 VMTA Theory Exam 

Top scores: Lulu, Kevin, Serena, Jasmine


NVMTA Robert Spencer Concerto Competition

Nicole Papenfuss (Level V)-2nd place


BMTG Intercontinental Competition, NY

Allison Oh -First place

 Sophia Wang and Sophia Lulu Wang- First place


Young Artist Musicale at GMU

Selected for the 1/23 YAM at GMU-Nicole Papenfuss 


YMIC Metropolitan Classical Festival/Competition

Nicole Papenfuss-Best Performer Award, $100 Cash Award!

Grades 4-5

Joshua Chen-1st place

Sarah Shen-2nd place

Kevin Shen-2nd place

Grades 6-7

Sophia Lulu Wang-2nd place

Jasmine Mao-2nd place

Sophia Wang- Honorable Mention

Grades 8-9

Ethan Tran-2nd place

Grades 10-12

Nicole Papenfuss-1st place

Kenneth Duong-2nd place

Piano Duet Category

Sophia Wang and Lulu Wang-2nd place

Kenneth Duong and Ethan Tran- 2nd place

Annabel (trio)-1st place

Great Composer Series

Jasmine Mao- 2nd place

Sophia Wang- 3rd Place


Elite International Competition

Ethan Tran and Kenneth Duong (piano duet category) -First Place


WMTA Modern Music Competition

 Nicole Papenfuss (Level IV)-3rd Prize


Congratulations to our seniors, best of luck to Annabel, Elaine and Allison!




Friday, June 24, 2022

NVMTA Northern District Auditions

 

Big contragulations to Kevin Shen and Ethan Tran! Both students participated in the VMTA Northern District Auditions. Kevin will be going to Virginia State finals this coming fall, wow!

Kevin Shen - FIRST PLACE!

Ethan Tran- Honorable Mention



Thursday, June 16, 2022

Reason to celebrate!

 

Allison

MSMTA Chase Sonata Competition, Beethoven Sonata:

Allison Oh- 2nd prize, $75


Lulu

MSMTA Gottlieb Competition results:

Lulu- 3rd place

Jasmine- Honorable Mention

Hunt Music Festival Competition:

Congratulations to Kenneth and Ethan for being selected as Senior Division finalists. Congratulations to Kenneth on winning top prize and $200 award! 

Kenneth

NVMTA Honors Concert:
Annabel, Ethan and Jasmine were invited to participate in the NVMTA Judged Recital Honors Concert:

Jasmine, NVMTA Honors Concert

MSMTA Spring Piano Solo Competition results:

Sophia and Lulu

Joshua- 2nd place

Lulu-2nd place

Jasmine-2nd place

Kevin-3rd place

Kenneth-3rd place

Sarah- HM

Ethan- HM

Nicole- HM

Teddy- HM

NIH Youth Concert:

Kevin was one of the young artists invited to perform on the program at the NIH Youth Concert sponsored by Tacy Foundation. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

NVMTA Sonata Festival

 

Serena

Sophia 
Sarah
Congratulations to students who participated in the NVMTA Piano Sonata Festival!
Sean- Excellent, year 1 trophy
Joshua- Excellent, year 1 trophy
Ethan- Excellent, year 6 trophy
Kenneth- Excellent, year 12 trophy!
Sophia-2nd round
Serena- 2nd round
Sarah-2nd round
Nicole-2nd round and selected for Honors
Kevin-2nd round and selected for Honors
Kevin
Serena and Sean

Sunday, May 22, 2022

NVMTA Piano Achievement Awards


Ethan

Kevin

Big applause for Kevin Shen and Ethan Tran! Both students took part in the NVMTA Piano Achievement Awards with amazing results, wow!

Kevin Shen (Level II)-First Place, $50 award

Ethan Tran (Level IV)- Third Place, $75 award

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Studio News


Allison Oh, graduating senior, was chosen as the only pianist for the  Virginia All-State Orchestra!

Nicole
Brava, Nicole! What a busy spring with so many accomplishments!

  Lions of Virginia, The James Bland Music Scholarship Competition- 2nd prize and $2500 Award!

MSMTA E.R. Davis Piano Scholarship Competition, Grades 11/12- 3rd place and $150 Award

WMTA The Nora Lichtenberg Scholarship Competition!-Honorable Mention-Honorable Mention 

Nicole with her biggest supporters, her family


Congratulations to Teddy Yi, he has been chosen as a pianist for the Virginia Governor's School, Visual and Performing Arts Summer Program. 




Thursday, May 12, 2022

WMTA V.Hartman Piano Performance Awards

 

Annabel
Congratulations to students who participated in The WMTA Viola Hartman Piano Performance Awards!

Annabel Lee(17/18)-First Place

Jasmine Mao (13A)- Second Place

Lulu Wang (12A)- Third place

Kenneth Duong(17/18)- HM

Lulu