CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS, TEACHERS and ALL PARTICIPANTS in the 2021 STEINWAY SOCIETY PIANO COMPETITION! We applaud your dedication and your high level of performance! The JUDGES COMMENTS for this year’s competition will be sent out via email mid-July to ALL PARTICIPANTS. We are now in the process of planning the WINNERS CONCERT EVENTS starting this FALL.Read More →

Randall Hodgkinson achieved recognition as a winner of the International American Music Competition for pianists sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has appeared frequently as soloist and chamber music artist in festivals throughout the United States, and as a featured soloist with major orchestras including those of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Buffalo, the American Symphony, the Orchestra of Illinois and abroad in Italy, Japan and Iceland. His solo debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was presented in Boston, Philadelphia and in New York at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Hodgkinson studied at The Curtis Institute and the New England Conservatory. While a member of Boston MusicaRead More →

THE 2021 FINAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – DETAILS TBA. The judges would like to acknowledge and congratulate all the participants and their teachers in this year’s competition for their excellence and high level of performance. Here is the list of participants who have moved on to the Final Round of the Competition: DIVISION I 102 – Maggie Bai  Student of Kanako Nishikawa 105 – Sophia Popescu  Student of Tanya Schwartzman 106 – Kailin Zhang  Student of Natalia Harlap 109 – Ethan Wei  Student of Estelle Lin 110 – Luca Daptardar  Student of Nilly Shilo 112 – Read More →

Lisa Cleveland Dr. Lisa Cleveland is currently the Assistant Director of Education at Indian Hill Music in Littleton, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the school in 2014, she served as the Chair of the Fine Arts Department at St. Anselm College, held teaching positions at UMass-Lowell and St. Paul’s School, and had maintained a private piano studio for over twenty years. Her students have received numerous awards for their performances and studies at the state and regional levels, and have pursued professional careers in music at the collegiate level. When she was actively performing, Dr. Cleveland appeared as a soloist both nationally and internationally including toursRead More →

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 Steinway Junior Piano Competition (three times), Chopin InternationalRead More →

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 withRead More →

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 aroundRead More →

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 NewRead More →

Division II : Second Place – Sara Tardif Student of HuiMin Wang Sara Tardif, a 15 year old 10th grader at Braintree High School, began studying piano at the age 5 under Ms. Julia Bernstein at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.  Since the Fall of last year, she entered Ms. HuiMin Wang’s studio at the South Shore Conservatory. As a young, accomplished pianist, Sara has won multiple 1st prizes in the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association’s Bay State Competition.  She was the 2nd prize winner in the 29th International Young Artist Piano Competition in Washington, DC. In 2015, Sara received the First Degree Certificate in VIIIRead More →

Division I: Second Place – Masanobu Pires Student of Bianca Oglice Masanobu Pires is from Sharon, Massachusetts. He is 9 years old and a fourth grade student at East Elementary School in Sharon, MA. He began playing piano at age. He enrolled in New England Conservatory (NEC) Preparatory School in September 2019. He currently studies with Bianca Oglice. In February 2020, he participated in the Eleanor B. Nelson Concerto Competition (Quincy, Massachusetts) with a Bach F minor Concerto and received an Honorable Mention. In October 2020, he participated StayHome International Piano Competition and won the second place. Outside of piano, Masa is an active hikerRead More →