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What a joy to celebrate music in person at the 2021 Honors Recitals! Approximately 20 students in each of two recitals performed outstanding selections at the Randolph Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 14. Students ranged in age from six to seventeen and many performances, including two original compositions, were simply dazzling. The theater was arranged comfortably with ample space between seating and, although everyone was masked, the cheers and applause resounded throughout.

Technology again played an important part in the audition process as soloists and one duet team submitted two YouTube videos for the judges to evaluate. This year’s esteemed judges, Kai Pangune Kim, Amir Mortezai, Yuka Yanagi and Mark Weisman, provided sensitive, supportive comments to all the students.

Congratulations to all the students who participated, their parents and teachers, to Ruth Pasquariello, Registrar, and to all those who made these recitals a success!

 

Honors Recital - 2 p.m. Program

The two o’clock recital featured students of MEA teachers Azar Gordon, Amanda Harberg, Dr. Julia Lam, Florence Liu, Beatrice Long, Sophia Ososkov, Dr. Thomas Parente and Charlene Step.

Cooper Chen
Petit Variations, Op. 8, No. 14
Maykapar
Tyler Xu
Sonata in G
Cimarosa
David Zhang
The Woodpecker, The Vulture & The Eagle from Birds, Nos. 3, 6 & 8
Bernstein
Kyle Zhu
Notturno, Op. 54, No. 4
Grieg
David Zhang & Kyle Zhu
Fairy Tale, Op. 34
Arensky
Jonah Gurtman
Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67, No. 2
Chopin
Andy Yeung
Invention No. 6 in E Major
J.S. Bach
Olivia Ren
Waltz, Op. 69, No. 2
Chopin
Sathvick Sabramanian
Prelude & Fugue in C minor, WTC 1
J.S. Bach
Kaden Luo
Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 14, No. 1, 3: Rondo-Allegro Comodo
Beethoven
Esther Li
Prelude from English Suite No. 3 in G minor
J.S. Bach
Renee Ngai
Nocturne in G minor, Op. 37, No. 1
Chopin
Vivian Zhang
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2: 1. Allegro
Beethoven
Daniel Li
Desperate Measures from Paganini Variations for Piano
Muczynski
Jessica Imhauser
Pirates of the Caribbean
Badelt/Radnich
Kristen Ngai
Serenade
Liszt
Avery Kim
Flow
A. Kim
Tiffany Yang
Tarantella
Liszt

 


David Zhang and Kyle Zhu, students of Julia Lam, performed Fairy Tale, Op. 34, a charming duet by Arensky.


Avery Kim, student of Amanda Harberg, proudly debuted his spirited original composition, Flow.


Tiffany Yang, student of Azar Gordon, ended the recital with a rousing Tarantella by Liszt.

 

Honors Recital - 4 p.m. Program

The four o’clock recital featured students of Barbara Landi Hause, Mansoon Han Kim, Florence Liu, Aziza Khasanova-Madaski, Nancy Modell and Yuka Yanagi.

Andrew Qiu
Polka-Mazurka, Op. 155, No. 2
Oesten
Emily Yang
Sonatina in G: 1. Allegro
Attwood
Leah Yeon
Penguins
Niamath
Isabelle Ni
Sonatina, Op. 168, No. 2: 1. Allegro Moderato
Diabelli
Ella Zhang
Admiring Butterflies on the Great Wall
E. Zhang
Chloe Seo
Jazz Prelude
Nevin
Lawrence Yo-Yo Guo
Nocturne in C-Sharp minor, Op. Posthumous
Chopin
Caleb Kwon
An Ancient Tale
Filtz
Gaon Ju
Allemande in A minor, HWV 478
Handel
Mia Jean
Le Petite Nègre
Debussy
Jay Ahn
Andalucía/Suite Espanola No. 4. Gitanerias
Lecuona
Julia Shrager
Canyons & Waterfalls
Bober
Eric Guo
Sonatina: 1. Allegro giocoso
Khachaturian
Daniel Wang
Tarantella, Op. 77, No. 6
Moszkowski
Helena Kim
Allegro in B minor, Op. 8
Schumann
Steven Wang
Rock Prelude No. 3, Jingo
Norton
Zoey Wen
Prelude, Op. 23, No. 5
Rachmaninoff
Aadhithyaram Balaji
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 282: 1. Adagio
Mozart
Sophia Kim
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Liszt

 


Nine-year-old Ella Zhang, student of Nancy Modell, shared her original composition, Admiring Butterflies on the Great Wall, which has already won awards.


Florence Liu celebrating with her four 2021 Honors Students.


Sophia and Helena Kim, daughters of Mansoon Han Kim, were among those who gave dazzling performances.

 

Honors Recital Committee
Charlene Step, Chair
Ruth Pasquariello, Registrar