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Honors Recital Highlights
November 8, 2015

Two outstanding Honors Recitals presented talented students of MEA teachers at the Randolph Performing Arts Center at The Music Den in Randolph on Sunday, November 8. Of the 70 students who auditioned at Wharton Music Center in New Providence the previous Sunday, 45 (44 solos, 2 duets) were selected as Honors winners to perform in one of two recitals, at 4 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. MEA graciously thanks Wharton Music Center for the use of their facility for the auditions, and the Music Den in Randolph for the use of their attractive Performing Arts Center for our recitals. Thank you also to all those who contributed to making these recitals special to the performers, their parents, teachers, and friends.

MEA proudly lists the following Honors students and the pieces they played at the two recitals at the Randolph Performing Arts Center.

4 PM Recital


Honors Recital Program - 4:00 p.m.
Cadence Ko Menuet in d minor J. S. Bach
Judith Huang Sonatina in G, Op. 57, No. 4 Biehl
Violet Kasm Waltz in e minor, Op. 38, No. 7 Grieg
Austin Mau Sonatina in C, Op. 20, No. 1 - Rondo Kuhlau
Sejal Patel A Little Flower, Op. 205, No. 11 Gurlitt
Angela Lee Sonatina, Op. 55, No. 1 - Vivace Kuhlau
Emily Wei "The Spruce," from Trees, Op. 75, No. 5 Sibelius
Sejal & Sahdev Patel Galop, Op. 87, No. 46 Wohlfahrt
Ryan Jiang Minuet in A Major, K. 83B Scarlatti
Franklin Mau Rondo alla Turca, K. 331 Mozart
James Grant Nocturne in c-sharp minor, Op. Posth. Chopin
Thomas & James Grant Sonatina in C Major Weber
Sahdev Patel Golden Reflections Mier
Shreyas Menon Sonata in D Major, L. 463 Scarlatti
Vivienne Germain Für Elise Beethoven
Evelyn Ko The Night Winds, Op. 5, No. 3 Griffes
James Samson Intermezzo in b-flat minor, Op. 117, No. 2 Brahms
Laura Mills Clair de Lune Debussy
Vivek Gogineni Fantasia in d minor, KV 397 Mozart
Deena Shefter Elegie, Op. 3, No. 1 Rachmaninoff
Sungmin Lee Prelude from "Pour le Piano" Debussy

6:00 PM Recital


Honors Recital Program - 6:00 p.m.
Gavin Parikh Menuet en Rondeau Rameau
Helena Kim Sonatina in F Major - Allegro assai Beethoven
Zara Yu Sonatina in D Major - Rondo allegro Pleyel
Aviv Cohen Sonatina No. 2 - Minuetto Attwood
Emma Zheng The Peacock (A Poem Without Words) Dungan
Zoey Wen Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 5 Beethoven
Hui Jiang Sonatina, Op. 55, No. 1 - Vivace Kuhlau
Justin Zhang Sonata, Hob. XVI: 35 - Allegro con brio Haydn
Sydney Chang Le Petit Nègre Debussy
Michelle Tan Sonata, Op. 49, No. 2 - Allegro ma non troppo Beethoven
Sophia Kim Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI: 39 - Prestissimo Haydn
Emma Lau "Bright Orange" from Sketches in Color Starer
Irene Hwang Sonatina in G Major, Op. 36, No. 2 - Allegro Clementi
Leon Wang Theme and Variations in C Major Haydn
Samantha Howden Toccata, Op. 60, No. 4 Kabalevsky
Conor Hampton Variations on a Theme of Paganini Berkovich
Ron Biraci Prelude, Op. 28, No. 20 Chopin
Sophie Chang O polichinelo Villa-Lobos
Eric Guo Prelude No. 1 Gershwin
Leigh Wang Alborada del gracioso Ravel
Kevin Ma Fantasie Impromptu Chopin
Joshua Park A la Albeniz Shchedrin
Katherine Tai Piano Sonata, Op. 7 - Allegro moderato Grieg
Elizabeth Sweetra Les Sylvains, Op. 60 Chaminade
Benjamin Zhou Etude, Op. 1, No. 4 Liszt


Congratulations to the following teachers whose students were awarded Honors:
Ana Berschadsky, Carmela Cecere, Karen Cifrese, Rebecca Eng, Azar P. Gordon, Barbara Landi Hause, Mansoon Kim, Michelle Kim, Ruth Kotik, Chuanyin Lee, Marlene Lippman, Florence Liu, Beatrice Long, Marcia Maull, Sophia Ososkov, Dr. Thomas Parente, Sondra Tammam, Yudit Terry, Yuka Yanagi, Cathy Tao Yin, and Ying Zhang.


2015 MEA Honors Recital Committee:
Marlene Lippman - Chair, Luba Baykova, Sallie Lloyd, Ruth Pasquariello and Charlene Step.

Photography, Lisa Gonzalez

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