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The year 2018 started with more prize winners:

- Jeannine Zhou won 1st prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. She will perform in the winners recital at the Weill Recital Hall in New York, on March 14, 2018.

- Enoch Hsiao won the Butler Concerto Competition, and he will perform the Rachmaninoff 2nd piano concerto, 3rd movement, on April 14, 2018.

- Annie Wang won Pittsburgh Concert Society competition.

- Yosen Wang won the same competition, as a viola soloist, with me accompanying him.


The year 2017 brought several prizes to my studio:

- Futen and Yosen Wang won Pittsburgh Concert Society as a piano duo.

- Cameron Schepner won the same competition as the pianist of the “Well Tempered Trio,” featuring Joseph Comella, violin, and Christopher Fedor, cello.

- Enoch Hsiao won the PYSO concerto competition, and she will perform Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 with the orchestra in May.

- Enoch won the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artists Concerto competition with the same Liszt concerto, and he will perform in March with the orchestra.

- Stephanie Petinaux won 1st prize at the Allegheny College Unusual Combinations Piano Competition. She also won 2nd prize at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition

- Oliver Choo won 1st prize in Lois Streator competition.


Stephanie Petinaux won 2nd prize at Marian Garcia International Competition 2016, high school division. She also placed 1st in MTNA State Competition.

Stephanie Petinaux won 2nd price at the Carmel International Piano Competition

Enoch Hsiao won 2nd price at the Great Composers Competition Series, The Art of Piano

Annie Wang won 1st price, different age category, in the same competition

Annie Wang won 3rd price at ENKOR International Piano Competition

The First New York International Competition for Young Artists (Carnegie Hall in New York)

- Annie Wang won 3rd prize in 8-10 years old category

- Stephanie Petinaux won 2nd prize in 11-14 category

Nathaniel Chen won 2nd prize in Concerto division and 3rd prize in Solo division at the Carmel Debut International Piano Competition, in Indianapolis, IN, in July 2015.

Rebecca Chen won 2nd prize in Solo division at the same competition.

Emma Kim and Rebecca Chen won the Pittsburgh Concert Society competition, in January 2016.

Nathaniel Chen won the Butler Symphony Concerto competition, in January 2016.


In Lois Streator competition (March 2015), Enoch Hsiao won 3rd prize, Eugenia Lee won 2nd prize, and Isaac Che won 1st prize.

PPTA Duet Competition:

    Derek Peng and Andrew Long won 1st prize in Primary category

    Rachel lee and Gary Peng won 1st prize in Elementary category

    Futen and Yosen Wang won 1st prize in Junior category

    Sarah Wang and Rebecca Chen won 1st prize in Senior category

PPTA Solo Competition:

    Stephanie Petinaux won 1st prize in Early Advanced Category

Enoch Hsiao and Isaac Che won 2nd prize at Duquesne Young Artists Competition (15 and under solo division).

Cameron Schepner won 2nd prize, same competition (18 and under solo division).

Enoch Hsiao won the Pittsburgh Concert Society in January 2015.


My studio had a very good season 2013-2014, with healthy and happy students. Many of them performed at Heinz Hall before the PSO concerts, and won different prizes.

Stephanie Petinaux, Isaac Che, and Caroline Fedor won the Pittsburgh Concert Society.

Caroline Fedor won first prize in Duquesne Young Artists Competition, and third prize as well as first place at the Social Music Works International Competition.

Christopher Fedor made the 12 students cut for the WQED Musical Kids Competition.

Stephanie Petinaux, Enoch Hsiao, and Isaac Che made the final 6 students cut for the WQED Musical Kids Competition.

Nathaniel Chen won the second prize at Lois Streator Competition, and Cameron Schepner won Honorable Mention for the same competition.

Enoch Hsiao won the first prize at the Music Social Works International Competition.

Stephanie Petinaux and Sarah Wang won first prize in the PPTA Duet Competition, Emma Kim and Monica Chen won first prize and Rachel Lee and Vivien Li won second prize, different age group, same competition. Derek Peng and Alex Wang won second prize in the youngest category of the PPTA Duet Competition.

Caroline Fedor won 1st prize in senior piano solo competition, Ithaca, NY, and Enoch Hsiao won Honorable Mention in Junior category of the same competition.

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