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 ParkStudent of Mila Filatova & Alexander Korsantia Second Place – Michael KarshisStudent of Tanya Schwartzman Third Place – Gaeun LeeStudent of NivaRead 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, pianist Even before he began his formal piano lessons with A. Ramón Rivera at the age of five, Theo Teng had always been surrounded by classical music, provided by his three older siblings. From a young age, his playing has been rooted in the intuitive pursuit of beauty, expression, and connections to the written score anchored by focus and practice. He studies at the Rivers School Conservatory and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. He is also a member of the acclaimed NEC Prep Piano Seminars. Theo earned his distinctions by winning the Rivers Symphony Concerto Competition twice in 2016 and 2018. These awardsRead More →

The Steinway Society of Massachusetts and M. Steinert & Sons Division I First Prize – Adam Li student of Gregg Pauley Second Prize – Ziling Yin student of Yidan Guo Third Prize – Eunha Basu student of Niva Fried & Grace Chen student of Huimin Wang Division II First Prize – Henry Tushman student of Dr. Sandra Hebert Second Prize – Emily Zhou student of Niva Fried & Benjamin Shaar student of Nilly Shilo Third Prize – Norman Lu student of Dorothy Shi Honorable Mention – Roxane Park student of Mila Filatova Madeline Jiang student of Lu Lu Neil Nori student of Natalia Harlap DivisionRead More →

As a post Division 1 (Ages 9 and under) 1st Prize:  Chloe Tan, student of Gregg Pauley 2nd Prize: Laetitia Ji, student of Natalia Harlap 3rd Prize:  Ian Lin, student of Tanya Schwartzman Honorable Mention: Eunha Basu, student of Niva Fried Norman Lu, student of Simon Xu Claire Tong, student of Natalia Harlap Eric Feng, student of Niva Fried Division 2 (Ages 10 to 13) 1st Prize:  Maxine Park, student of Mila Filatova 2nd Prize:  Roxane Park, student of Mila Filatova 3rd Prize:  Logan Sherwin, student of Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome and Julia Zhou, student of Ronald Kmiec Honorable Mention (in the following order): 1. Michael Karshis, student of Tanya Schwartzman 2.Read 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 →