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47th Annual Piano Competition
Song and Dance
Winners' Recital
The Concert Hall at Drew University
March 19, 2017

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Program
 
Claire Hua & Hannah Zou
Age 7/8 Duet
 
Polka Party
 
Rollin
Eric Feng
Age 7 Solo
 
Valse Impromptu
 
Spindler
Ryan Chen & Toby Chen
Age 7/8 Duo
 
Carousel Waltz
 
Rollin
Jeremy Hwang
Age 9 Solo
 
Russian Dancer, from Lyric Pieces
 
Dello Joio
Sophie Cheng
Age 10 Solo
 
Tarentella, Op. 102, No. 3
 
Mendelssohn
Brandon Cheng & Sophie Cheng
Age 11/12 Duet
 
The Dancer, from Stage Parodies
 
Dello Joio
Sophia Kim
Age 11 Solo
 
Rigaudon, from Holberg Suite, Op. 40
 
Grieg
Wesley Liu
Age 12 Solo
 
Fantastic Dances No. 2 and No. 3
 
Schostakovich
Jenna Cooley & Meghan Jin
Age 13/14 Duet
 
Hungarian Dance No. 21
 
Brahms
Ben Usadi
Age 13 Solo
 
Cancion y Danza No. 6
 
Mompou
Vincent Jiang
Age 14 Solo
 
Bulgarian Dance No. 6, from Mikrokosmos, Vol. 6
 
Bartok
Liwen Zhou
Age 15/16 Concerto
 
Caprice Valse
 
Saint-Saens
Eric Wang
Age 15 Solo
 
Rigaudon, from Le Tombeau de Couperin
 
Ravel
Melissa Cui
Age 16 Solo
 
Mazurka, Op. 24, No. 4
 
Chopin
Christine Pan & Sydney Thai
Age 17/18 Duet
 
Dance No. 2, from La Vida Breve
 
de Falla
Lucas Chen & Ben Usadi
Age 13/14 Duo
 
Jamaican Rumba
 
Benjamin
Jeffrey Yang
Age 8 Solo
 
Dance on the Lawn, from Scenes from Childhood, Op. 62
 
Kullak
Helena Kim
Age 7/8 Concerto
 
Concerto Romantique, III Tarantella
 
Rollin
Kevin Jin
Age 9 Solo
 
Russian Dancer, from Lyric Pieces
 
Dello Joio
Jocelyn Chen & Joanna Liu
Age 9/10 Duet
 
Tango
 
Karp
Kristie Chao
Age 10 Solo
 
Tarentella, Op. 102, No. 3
 
Mendelssohn
Austin Mau
Age 9/10 Concerto
 
Concerto in F, III. Polka Lento
 
Williams
Christina Wang
Age 11 Solo
 
Rigaudon, from Holberg Suite, Op. 40
 
Grieg
Brandon Hwang
Age 13 Solo
 
Cancion y Danza No. 6
 
Mompou
Eric Guo & Ethan Zhang
Age 15/16 Duet
 
Slavic Dance, Op. 72, No. 5
 
Dvorak
Elynn Chang
Age 16 Solo
 
Mazurka, Op. 24, No. 4
 
Chopin
Thomas Mazumder
Age 18 Solo
 
Les fees sont d'exquises danseuses
 
Debussy
Elynn Chang & Ethan Chang
Age 15/16 Duo
 
Brasiliera, from Scaramouche
 
Milhaud
 

Congratulations to the following students and teachers:

Teachers of First Place Winners
Gloria Chu, Jennifer Chung, Mansoon Kim, Julia Lam, Chuanyin Lee, Yuhui Chloris Li, Florence Liu, Beatrice Long, Marcia Maull, Stella Xu.

Second and Third Place Winners
Jonathan Bondarchuk, Alexandra Cahill, David Chen, Jocelyn Chen, James Chen, Estella Chow, Natalie Chow, Aviv Cohen, Jenna Cooley, Evan Fan, Julian Fox, Melody Fu, Sophie Gang, Nicolas Gritz, Eric Guo, Helena He, Meghan Jin, Violet Kasm, Helena Kim, Cadence Ko, Evelyn Ko, Yulia Kuzniar, Yoni Lanfir, Emma Lau, Kelsey Lee, Effie Li, Geoffrey Li, Gordon Li, Jeremy Li, Gloria Liu, Joanna Liu, Kelly Lu, Austin Mau, Franklin Mau, Emily Mu, Gavin Parikh, Ahalya Raghavan, Adora Rao, Patrick Sun, Sydney Thai, Athena Thai, Bridget Wang, Zoe Wang, Cameron Woo, Amy Wu, Jeffrey Yang, Emma Yeon, Isabel Yeon, Zara Yu, Alan Zhu, Hannah Zou.

Teachers of Second and Third Place Winners
Ana Bershadsky, Gloria Chu, Jennifer Chung, Rebecca Eng, Maxine Giannini, Amanda Harberg, Mansoon Kim, Ruth Kotik, Julia Lam, Chuanyin Lee, Yuhui Chloris Li, Florence Liu, Beatrice Long, Marcia Maull, Eric Olsen, Stella Xu.

Competition Committee
Ana Berchadsky, Rebecca Eng, Vicky Griswold, Florence Liu, Beatrice Long, Kai Pangune Kim, Ruth Kotik, Michelle Kuo, Yuka Yanagi.

Committee Co-Chairs
Anna Katznelson and Barbara Landi Hause.

We are deeply grateful to New Jersey City University and Drew University for providing their fine facilities for the 2017 MEA Piano Competition. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to John Weis of the Steinway Piano Gallery in Paramus for his generosity in providing the piano for the events.

Special thanks to Ruth Pasquariello and Charlene Step for designing the program and Vicky Griswold of the Plainfield Music Store.

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