• The Finals Concert of the 2019 SSOMA competition

    Symphony Hall Boston

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Maxine Park 2020 Young Artist of the Year

Division III : First Place – Maxine Park Student of Alexander Korsantia and Mila Filatova Maxine Park, age 16, from Hanover, New Hampshire, is a student of Alexander Korsantia and Mila Filatova. She attends Phillips Exeter Academy, where she also studies with Silvana Sokolov-Grubb and is a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar. Maxine is frequently chosen to compete in international competitions, and was most recently the youngest finalist in her division of the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition and the youngest finalist in the Waring International Piano Competition, where she was awarded honorable mention. She has received top prizes at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the

Chloe Tan

Division II : First Place – Chloe Tan Student of Gregg Pauley Twelve-year-old Chloe Tan expressed an early interest in piano and has been studying piano with Gregg Pauley since age 4 in Newmarket, NH. She has been competing from age 8  and has been top prize winner in the Granite State Competition in New Hampshire for 3 years in a row, awarded first prize last year. She also competed in Young Artists Piano Competition in Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts last year where she again won first prize in her category.   In the past, she has had the good fortune of attending masterclasses with

Ian Lin

Division I : First Place – Ian Lin Student of Tanya Schwartzman Ian J. Lin is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island.  He is 11 years old and a 7th grader at Curtis Corner Middle School.  Ian is a pianist, a composer and a violinist.    He studies piano under Ms. Tanya Schwartzman, the director of Sharon Music Academy, a winner of many outstanding teacher awards.  He has won many piano awards and music composition awards (Please see below for a list of selected awards).  He has performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, and BSO Concert Hall. He gives solo concerts at local nursing homes every year around

Michael Karshis

Division III : Second Place – Michael Karshis Student of Tanya Schwartzman Michael Karshis is a 16-year-old piano student of Ms. Tanya Schwartzman at Sharon Music Academy. He is currently a Junior at Xaverian Brothers High School with a trustee scholarship and is a piano tutor and assistant at Sharon Music Academy. Mr. Karshis has performed in the Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Hall as the first place winner of the 33rd International Young Artist Competition, Puerto Rico. He has performed at the Kurozwęki Palace in Poland, and in Carnegie Hall in New York City. He is a 2nd place winner of the 2020 New