DIVISION III RANDALL HODGKINSON “The finest performance I have ever heard of this very difficult piece. It was as if he was reading my mind…” Aaron Copland on hearing pianist Randall Hodgkinson performing his Piano Fantasy in Jordan Hall, Boston. While a student at the New England Conservatory Hodgkinson became grand prizewinner of the International American Music Competition sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has performed with orchestras in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland and abroad in Italy and Iceland, and also numerous recital programs spanning the repertoire from J.S. Bach to Donald Martino.  A frequent guest of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, he also performsRead More →

Recording guidelines and tips for the Steinway Society Piano Competition: We are simulating the environment and requirements of a live competition: One Recording – both pieces performed during the same video session. Tips for recording: For more information see the  Competition Rules. If you should have questions please contact Christina Dietrich at christinad@steinwaysocietymass.org

SSOMA 2023 EVENT: MASTER CLASS with PAVEL NERSESSIAN Please join us for a MASTER CLASS with WORLD RENOWNED PIANIST and PEDAGOGUE, PAVEL NERSESSIAN on Sunday, May 7th from 4 to 6 pm at M. STEINERT & SONS in NEWTON. SUNDAY, MAY 7 at 4 PM M. STEINERT & SONS NEWTON LOCATION The STEINWAY SOCIETY in collaboration with M. STEINERT & SONS will present two exclusive events for the 2023 STEINWAY SOCIETY COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS. Attendance to these events will be open to the FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS on a first come first serve basis through an Eventbrite link included with your registration confirmation. For more information pleaseRead More →

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.

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 →