This year, we had 8 students participating in the Concerto Festival: Luke, Viveka, Calvin (Lower Intermediate); Isabella, Sky (Upper Intermediate); Chloe (Advanced A); Megan and Lilia (Advanced B). Every one of you played VERY WELL! I’m so proud of all of you! Of course, with 60 of the best young pianists in the region, not everyone will get a prize, but you should all be proud of your efforts and your ability to do your best under pressure. You are all fantastic young pianists!
Lower Intermediate: Calvin, 3rd place.
Upper Intermediate: Isabella, Honorable Mention.
Advanced A: Chloe, 1st place!
Advanced B: Lilia, 1st place!
Advanced B: Megan, Honorable Mention.
The first prize winners in the Advanced A and Advanced B sections win a performance with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra in February. It is always a spectacular concert, and I hope many from our studio will be able to attend to watch and support Chloe and Lilia! They will be performing from Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto and Mendelssohn’s 1st Piano Concerto.