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.Read More →

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE STEINWAY SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS 2021 PIANO COMPETITION It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s WINNERS of the 2021 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 –  Randall Hodgkinson,  Michael Kramer and Lydia Reed-Guertin Division III First Place Michael Karshis  Student of Tanya Schwartzman  AND Benjamin Wolfson Student of Natalia Harlap  ___ Second Place  David Liebowitz Student of Natalia Harlap ___ Third Place Alexis Chen Student of Nilly ShiloRead More →

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 →

THE 2021 FINAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – DETAILS TBA. 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 102 – Maggie Bai  Student of Kanako Nishikawa 105 – Sophia Popescu  Student of Tanya Schwartzman 106 – Kailin Zhang  Student of Natalia Harlap 109 – Ethan Wei  Student of Estelle Lin 110 – Luca Daptardar  Student of Nilly Shilo 112 – Read 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 →

Upon confirmation of your paid registration, you will receive an email from Ms. Christina Dietrich with your competitor number and the link to the competition video submission form.  https://forms.gle/1gzXebYF8T91Yowh7 Please review  this video for an overview of the video submission process (these are the same rules and tips from the 2020 competition).    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 landscapeRead More →

WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL IN 2021! Registration is open through May 22, 2021. This competition represents our commitment to the pursuit of superior artistic expression through piano performance. TOP PRIZE WINNERS Division I: First Prize – $200 | Second Prize – $125 | Third Prize – $75 Division II: First Prize – $350 | Second Prize – $225 | Third Prize – $125 Division III: First Prize – $500 | Second Prize – $300 | Third Prize – $200 First, second, and third place winners will also receive commemorative medals and recognition on the Steinway Society of Massachusetts website. All participants will receive a certificate ofRead More →

Student of Alexander Korsantia and Mila Filatova Maxine Park, age 16, from Hanover, New Hampshire, is a student of Alexander Korsantia and Mila Filatova. She attends Phillips Exeter Academy, where she also studies with Silvana Sokolov-Grubb and is a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar. Maxine is frequently chosen to compete in international competitions, and was most recently the youngest finalist in her division of the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition and the youngest finalist in the Waring International Piano Competition, where she was awarded honorable mention. She has received top prizes at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition (three times), Chopin InternationalRead More →

Division II : First Place – Chloe Tan Student of Gregg Pauley Twelve-year-old Chloe Tan expressed an early interest in piano and has been studying piano with Gregg Pauley since age 4 in Newmarket, NH. She has been competing from age 8  and has been top prize winner in the Granite State Competition in New Hampshire for 3 years in a row, awarded first prize last year. She also competed in Young Artists Piano Competition in Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts last year where she again won first prize in her category.   In the past, she has had the good fortune of attending masterclasses withRead More →

Division I : First Place – Ian Lin Student of Tanya Schwartzman Ian J. Lin is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island.  He is 11 years old and a 7th grader at Curtis Corner Middle School.  Ian is a pianist, a composer and a violinist.    He studies piano under Ms. Tanya Schwartzman, the director of Sharon Music Academy, a winner of many outstanding teacher awards.  He has won many piano awards and music composition awards (Please see below for a list of selected awards).  He has performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, and BSO Concert Hall. He gives solo concerts at local nursing homes every year aroundRead More →