Division III : Second Place – Michael Karshis

Student of Tanya Schwartzman

Michael Karshis is a 16-year-old piano student of Ms. Tanya Schwartzman at Sharon Music Academy. He is currently a Junior at Xaverian Brothers High School with a trustee scholarship and is a piano tutor and assistant at Sharon Music Academy.

Mr. Karshis has performed in the Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Hall as the first place winner of the 33rd International Young Artist Competition, Puerto Rico. He has performed at the Kurozwęki Palace in Poland, and in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

He is a 2nd place winner of the 2020 New England Piano Teachers Association, 6 time first-place at Bay State Competition, 3rd prize winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition, and a 2nd prize winner of the Steinway Competition. In addition, he has been involved in several productions of short films and music videos with the popular show “From the Top.”

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