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 02127
Brendan Murphy, Steinway Society Director remarks “We are incredibly excited to welcome Christina Dietrich to the role of Artistic Director of the Steinway Society of Massachusetts. Christina brings incredible energy and experience to the role. Her background as performer, teacher and concert organizer is ideal for the role and will help the Steinway Society build appreciation of fine piano music in the region. We look forward to Christina’s contributions to the society and the competition as we begin our 2018 season.” See About Us for more information on Christina.
2016 Competition Winners Division 1 (Grades 3-4) 1st Prize: Justin Yamaguchi 2nd Prize: Gavin Valentino, Eric Zhu 3rd Prize: Emily Zhou, Alexis Chen, Marena Chen Honorable Mention: Collins Maguire Nathaniel Su Christina Xi Emily Youm Division 2 (Grades 5-6) 1st Prize: Natalie Zhang 2nd Prize: Michael P. Karshis, Justin Wang 3rd Prize (tie): Patrick Lu, Theo Teng Honorable Mention: Camelia Foroohar Gaeun Lee Sara Tardif Division 3 (Grades 7-8) 1st Prize: Kyle Chen 2nd Prize: Tomer Nuriyev 3rd Prize: Justin Gu Honorable Mention: Emily Huang Timothy Labounko Alessandra Mariano Division 4 (Grades 9-10) 1st Prize: Hannah Ryu 2nd Prize: Raquel Fisk, Karen Ji 3rd Prize:
2017 PIANO COMPETITION DIVISIONS Steinway Society of Massachusetts’ 2017 Piano Competition will consist of five divisions. All divisions will compete at M. Steinert & Sons’ Piano Selection Facility at 28 Damrell St. in South Boston. All entrants must compete in the division corresponding to their current grade level. DIVISION 1 (GRADES 3-4) – JUNE 17-18 Application Fee: $70 Audition Requirements: 2 pieces of contrasting styles, for a maximum of 6 minutes total Prizes: All participants receive a commemorative medal. Certificates will be awarded to prize winners (First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention) DIVISION 2 (GRADES 5-6) – JUNE 17-18 Application Fee: $70 Audition Requirements: 2