The 2024 competition will happen during three in-person rounds on three weekends in April. We are also introducing a new competition alternative called the Artist Evaluation Tier. Both tiers will have an enrollment cap so that we can ensure a quality experience for all. This year’s competition will again consist of Three Divisions. Participants in each Division will perform LIVE at M. Steinert and Sons Newton Location in April 2024. All participants must compete in the division corresponding to their age as of April 1, 2024. To allow broader participation, we are initially asking each teacher to limit their enrollment to two students per division
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE STEINWAY SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS 2023 PIANO COMPETITION It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s WINNERS of the 2023 Steinway Society Piano Competition! Congratulations to all the participants and their teachers on all your hard work as you continue on your pianistic journey! Special THANKS to our wonderful team of 2023 finalist judges who brought their skill and dedication to this year’s competition. Division III First Place Julia Zhou Student of Niva Fried Second Place Evan Huang Student of Mila Filatova Third Place Henry Tushman Student of Sandra Hebert Division II First Place Eunha Basu Student of Mila
MAX LEVINSON Pianist Max Levinson is known as an intelligent and sensitive artist with a fearless technique. His international career was launched when he won First Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition. He is also recipient of other prestigious prizes including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Award. He has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Colorado Symphony, New World Symphony, Utah Symphony, Boston Pops, and National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and in recital at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington
THE 2023 FINAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 11 at M. Steinert & Sons Newton The judges would like to acknowledge and congratulate all the participants and their teachers in this year’s competition for their dedication to this wonderful instrument and their high level of performance. Here is the list of participants who have moved on to the Final Round of the Competition: DIVISION I 105 – Aria Zhao Student of Jia Shi 109 – Cadence Ma Student of Niva Fried 110 – Soleil Lam Student of Natalia Harlap 111 – Kailin Zhang Student of Natalia Harlap 112 –
New Date: May 13th, at 11am EVENT: SECRETS OF STEINWAY AND ALL THINGS PIANO Patrick will take you on a tour inside the secrets of the Steinway & Sons piano – to help you understand how your playing is translated into an audible performance. Learn how to use the piano to your advantage when performing or competing. Discover how a piano’s design, materials, and craftsmanship affects the ability to elicit nuance and deliver power. Registration details will be sent with 2023 registration confirmation. Attendance to these events will be open to the FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS on a first come first serve basis through EventBrite. For
Lydia Reed Guertin Lydia Reed-Guertin received her bachelor’s and master’s Degrees in Piano Performance from Boston University, where she studied with world renowned pianist and teacher, Anthony di Bonaventura. Imparted with lifelong artistic and technical direction, Lydia blended her passion for performing and teaching by serving on the faculties of Pine Manor College and the Concord Community Music School in New Hampshire and exclusively since 2001, maintaining a private studio in Lexington MA preparing students for recitals, auditions and competitions. Lydia has performed extensively in the area along with her sister, Elizabeth Reed, and as a duo-piano team they have recorded for the Alfred Label.
This Competition represents our commitment to pursuing superior artistic expression through piano performance! COMPETITION INFORMATION Registration is now open to New England applicants and will continue through May 15th, 2023. The deadline for video submission will be May 20th, 2023 at 11:59 pm via a separate video submission form. Once your registration is complete and payment received, we will send the video submission form via email. The Competition will consist of three divisions as follows: Preliminary Round: ALL participants will submit a video via YouTube for adjudication. Instructions on the video format and submission TBA. In 2023, we are adding two exclusive events for early
THE 2022 FINAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12 at M. Steinert & Sons Newton 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 101 – Amy Ren Student of David Hovanes 102 – Kingsley Chen Student of Victor Rosenbaum 104 – Ethan Wei Student of Estelle Lin 105 – Yueqi Lao Student of Simon Xu 106 – Nicole Akhunova Student of Galina
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. Video Overview of Recording Process Tips for recording: Only one camera angle and position please. Clean the camera lens and orient the camera in landscape mode. Position the camera so that the performer is in clear view – including feet/pedals, and so that the entire length of the piano is visible. If using a separate microphone and synchronizing audio/video in post-production, make sure that the audio track is aligned with the video correctly.
This Competition represents our commitment to the pursuit of superior artistic expression through piano performance! COMPETITION INFORMATION Registration is open from February 15th, 2022 and continue through May 15th, 2022. Deadline for video recording submission is May 24th, 2022. See a video overview of the registration process The Competition will consist of three divisions as follows: Division I: Ages 10 and under Division II: Ages 11-14 Division III: Ages 15-18 Preliminary Round : ALL participants will submit a video via YouTube for adjudication. Instructions on video format and submission TBA. Final Round: ALL Finalists will perform LIVE at the Final Round of the Competition