CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE STEINWAY SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS 2022 PIANO COMPETITION It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s WINNERS of the 2022 Steinway Society Piano Competition! Congratulations to all the participants and their teachers on all your hard work! Special THANKS to our wonderful team of judges who gave so generously of their time for this year’s Competition.   Division III First Place Yixiu Lin Student of Matti Raekallio ___ Second Place  Nathaniel Su Student of Niva Fried ___ Third Place Christopher Tillen Student of Erin Lindsey ___ Honorable Mention Evan Huang Student of Mila Filatova Division II First Place Adalia WenRead More →

RASA VITKAUSKAITE FANEUF Internationally acclaimed, multiple prize-winning Lithuanian pianist RASA VITKAUSKAITE FANEUF has been hailed for “artistry of poetic and observant sensitivity” (Gramophone) and dubbed as “a Beethoven interpreter of penetrating insight” (Fanfare). She is quickly establishing herself as one of the leading recording artists of her generation. Her latest CD including Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D Minor and Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C Minor was praised as comparable to Rudolf Serkin and the New York Philharmonic. Rasa has performed in over 30 countries and was recently named the Steinway Artist. She released her debut solo CD Reflections on Ongaku Records in 2014, featuring works by Beethoven, Ravel, Guastavino and Liebermann. Fanfare highlighted theRead More →

ISABELLA LI Isabella Li has been a faculty member of the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School since 1997. Many of her students have won awards and competitions throughout the years, including New England Piano Teachers’ Association (NEPTA) Middle and High School Piano Competition, the Young Artist Competition in New York City, International Paderewski Piano Competition in CT, Concerto Competition at New England Conservatory of Music, MTNA Piano Competition MA and Steinway Junior Piano Competition. Isabella started Musicale in 2020, an online Musicale community that is committed to bring top-rate, insightful, and practical learning resources to both teachers and students. Musicale created a platform that enablesRead More →

Michael Karshis is a 17-year-old piano student of Tanya Schwartzman at Sharon Music Academy. He has performed in the Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Hall as first place for the 33rd International Young Artist Competition, Puerto Rico, Kurozwęki Palace in Poland, and in Carnegie Hall. He is a Grand Prix winner of the Young Promise International Piano Competition, 6 time first-place at Bay State Competition, 3rd prize winner of the 2020 Chopin International Piano Competition, is the winner of the Outstanding Performance Ruth Fish Memorial Award from Keys Music Challenge 2021, and a first-place winner of the 2021 Steinway Competition.   Ms. Tanya SwartzmanRead More →

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 →