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 awards
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 Division
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.
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