Competition Winners – 2017 NVMTA

Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Piano Concerto Festival – March 11-12, 2017

We’re proud of our competition winners and all of our participants at the 2017 NVMTA Piano Concerto Festival.

Competition Winners

Ted Li, 14, has studied with me for one year. He won 1st place with his performance of Concerto No. 3 in D, Op. 50, “Youth Concerto”, mvt. 1, Allegro molto by Kabalevsky. The performance took place at the Jordan Kitts Music Showroom in Fairfax.

Ted had goal of getting first place when his mom asked me to teach him and his brother Enoch a year ago. Ted asked to learn Kabalevsky Concerto, a piece I knew was beyond his level. However, I gave him chance, thinking that if he loves the piece, he should practice with enthusiasm. I was right. He was committed to practice. The piece was great challenge and huge breakthrough to new level. Ted got his first place!

Enoch Li, 12, has studied with me for one year. He won 3rd place with his performance of the Miniature Concerto, mvt. 1, Andante maestoso – Allegro by Rowley. The performance took place at the Woman’s Club of Arlington.

NVMTA 2017 piano concerto festival certificates-and-ribbons
NVMTA 2017 piano concerto festival certificates and ribbons

Other Russian Music Academy Participants

Reanna Vardhanapu, Catherine Tran, Alex Heisler, Ryan Schuering,  and Yuqi Huang

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