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 Wen
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
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 enables
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