Piano Competitions

It takes dedication and discipline to prepare for piano competitions. We’re proud of all of our students who set this goal and work hard to achieve it.

Note: NVMTA = Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association

2016-2017 NVMTA Piano Concerto Festival
  • Ted Li, 1st place
  • Enoch Li, 3rd place
  • Read more about the RMAOA students in this competition
2015-2016 NVMTA Piano Concerto Festival
  • Jessica Li, 1st place
  • Aili Hou, 1st place
  • Read more about the RMAOA students in this competition
2014-2015 NVMTA Piano Concerto Festival
  • Jessica Li, 3rd place
2013-2014 NVMTA Sonata Festival
  • Jessica Li, 1st place, highest score of 800 competitors, George Mason University (GMU)
2012-2013 NVMTA Sonata Festival
  • Eva Sin and Lanvy Young chosen from 700 contestants to perform at Honors Concert in GMU’s Harris Theatre
2011-2012 NVMTA Sonata Festival
  • Ruiran Xun chosen to perform at Honors Concert in GMU’s Harris Theatre
2011 Young People and Italian Music Competition
  • Ruiran Xun, 2nd place
2010-2011 NVMTA Sonata Festival
  • Ruiran Xun and Mylan Young chosen from 600 contestants to perform at Honors Concert
2009-2010 NVMTA Piano Concerto Festival
  • Ruiran Xun, 1st place
2008 Gnessin Academy Audition, Moscow, Russia
  • Marley Saito wins audition to study in Gnessin Russian Academy of Music
2007 Musica Classica Piano Competition, Moscow, Russia
  • Marley Saito, 17, 1st place

Russian Music Academy of America (RMAOA) in Northern Virginia