Division II: Third Place – Norman Lu Student of Dorothy Shi and Simon Xu Norman Lu, age 12, currently a 7th grader at Oak Hill Middle School in Newton MA, began studying piano at the age of 4. It has been said that “Norman expresses natural musical talent’ and ‘demonstrates a great sense of musical feelings.”  Norman has won numerous awards including the Grand Prix of the 2020 XI Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, CT, and prizes from Koffman NYC, William Knabe Concerto Baltimore, Radda Rise International Piano Competition, Steinway Piano Competition, and the MMTA. Norman has given public performances in venues such as New York’sRead More →

Division I: Third Place – Sophia PopescuStudent of Tanya Schwartzman Sophia is 9 years old. She is entering 4th grade at East Elementary School in Sharon, Massachusetts. Her favorite school subjects are math, music, and art. She loves her school because she has made many good friends and met wonderful teachers.  Sophia has been studying piano with Ms. Tanya Schwartzman since she was 5 years old. She loves sharing her passion for music with audiences at competitions and various performance venues. When asked what playing piano means to her, she wrote: “When I just started learning piano, I loved the sound that comes out ofRead More →

This year, the Steinway Society of Massachusetts Chose to continue their long-running competition as a virtual event.  Over 90 competitors joined and the winners were selected by a panel of regional judges.  The winners of the Steinway Society Competition are performing this fall during a series of Livestream recitals (see https://msteinert.com/live for more information).  Recently, Steinway New York announced the creation of a new national virtual competition, and is seeking participants via various channels.  Please note that Steinway Society of Massachusetts Competition participants and winners are encouraged to consider this national competition – it is a distinctly different and separate competition.  More on Steinway’s national competition at:  https://www.steinway.com/competitionRead More →

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE STEINWAY SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS 2020 VIRTUAL COMPETITION It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s WINNERS of the 2020 Steinway Society Piano Competition!! Congratulations to all the winners 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 – Dr. Lisa Cleveland, Professor Michael Kramer and Professor Konstantinos Papadakis. Division III ages 15 to 18 First Place – Maxine Park Student of Mila Filatova & Alexander Korsantia Second Place – Michael Karshis Student of Tanya Schwartzman Third Place – Gaeun LeeRead 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 →

  Please review  this video for an overview of the video submission process.   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: 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 thatRead More →

IMPORTANT 2020 DATES April 27th: Virtual Competition Registration Begins (prior registrants will be contact to confirm their participation) June 20th: Registration and Video Submit Deadline June 30:  Finalists announced. September/Fall 2020: Winners’ Concert and Award Ceremony (location TBA) DETAILS and Registration InformationRead More →

Theodore Teng 2019 Steinway Society of Massachusetts Young Artist of the Year Student of A. Ramon Rivera Click here to learn about Theodore Click here to learn about the 2020 Competition Division 1 Winners Adam Li First Prize – Division I Student of Gregg Pauley Ziling Yin Second Prize – Division I Student of Yidan Guo Eunha Basu Third Prize – Division I Student of Niva Fried Grace Chen Third Prize – Division I Student of Hui Min Wang Division 2 Winners Henry Tushman First Prize – Division II Student of Sandra Hebert Emily Zhou Second Prize – Division II Student of Niva Fried Norman Lu ThirdRead More →

Save the Date! SSoMA announces the 2018 Steinway Piano Competition will be held as follows: Division I – Ages 9 and under – Saturday, June 2 Division II – Ages 10 – 13 – Sunday, June 3 Division III – Ages 14 – 18 – Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 All four days of the competition will be held at M. Steinert & Sons, 28 Damrell Street, Boston, MA 02127Read More →