STUDIO NEWS

The following students participate in Bach Baroque Festival on April 7, 2018, and received the top rating of Superior. This event is run by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association. All participating students performed two Baroque-era pieces from memory, listened to the performances of other students, and received written commentary from area teacher-pianists. In addition, students had the opportunity to test out their pieces on a harpsichord. This year, the event was held at The Falls Church Episcopal.

Congratulations to: Eliana Rougle, Noah Tennenbaum, Karthik Thyagarajan, and Philip Wang. Philip was also selected for the additional honor of a second audition.

Join us at the Studio on Saturday April 14, 2018 for short student performance groups. Performing students were selected based on objective criteria (level and previous performance participation) plus teacher nomination. Read more via our Resources page.

Come for one or more groups. No RSVP or notice is needed, just come on out and join us!

3:00 PM Jeffery, Clara, Brandon, Erin, Eliana, Noah, Rishi, Alex, Angelina

3:45 PM FACULTY PERFORMANCES BY Aphrodite Mitsopoulou and Valerio Pajon

4:15 PM Vihaan, Ai-lan, Anne, Anuragi, Vedika, Karthik, Aruni, Varun, Philip

Congratulations to Rishi Vanka who was awarded Super Bronze in the Golden Key Music Competition. Rishi was invited to play on the Honors Recital as well.

Many students participated in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival, locally sponsored by Springfield Music Club. This year, the event took place March 9 and 10 at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church. Congratulations to the following students, who all earned the top rating of “Superior” …

Morgan Atkinson • Brooks Beck • Jeffery Chen Olivia-Lena DeVeaux • Zoe Hicks • Valentina Hong (SOLO AND CONCERTO) • Nicholas Huynh • Yanson Khuu • Mehr Kumar • Eli Lang • Vihaan Mathur • Roshan Mawji-Ragland • Caeli McIntosh • Clara Moschella • Katrina Nelson • Erin Pak • Brandon Pak • Seth Peleg • Ai-lan Pho Owen Rollins • Eliana Rougle (SOLO AND CONCERTO) • Nia Rubin • Zakariyya Scavotto • Bejoy Sen • Anne Severino • Ian Sigler • Shreya Singh • Aneesha Singh • Skyler Stander • Noah Tennenbaum • Nolan Tift • Anuragi Thapliya (SOLO AND CONCERTO) • Karthik Thyagarajan Elena Valdez-Torres • Rishi Vanka • Aruni Veluri • Varun Veluri • Hannah Wang • Philip Wang • Alexander White (SOLO AND CONCERTO) • Alex Xu • Angelina Yoha

Congratulations to the students who performed in a Guest Artist Master Class with George Mason University pianist John Healey on Saturday, February 24. Students ranged in age from 10 to 16.

RISHI VANKA : NOCTURNE IN C-SHARP MINOR (CHOPIN)
ELIANA ROUGLE : INVENTION IN C MAJOR (JS BACH)
NOAH TENNENBAUM : PRELUDE & FUGUE IN C MINOR WTC 2 (JS BACH)
JEFFERY CHEN : SONATINA OP. 36 NO. 5 (CLEMENTI)
PHILIP WANG : INVENTION IN D MINOR (JS BACH)
MORGAN ATKINSON : SONATA IN C MAJOR K. 545 (MOZART)

Congratulations to Noah Tennenbaum, who was selected for Honorable Mention in the recital hosted by Washington Music Teachers Association on February 18, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda, MD. Noah performed two preludes by Nikolai Kapustin.

On December 10, 2017, we hosted well over 250 people over the course of the day and enjoyed 89 individual students’ performances in eight different short-short performance groups. Participating students ranged in age from 6 to 17 and performance pieces ranged from elementary versions of Jingle Bells to masterworks such as Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu and the third movement of Mozart’s Sonata in F Major K. 332. And, we ate 139 cupcakes. How wonderful to have our whole community together at the Studio, all on one day!

Join us Sunday, December 10, 2017 for our annual Open House and Mini-Recital. Doors open at 1PM and close at 6:30PM when the last performance group begins. We enjoy short short performance groups of youth students age 6 to 18, brief teacher performances, general merriment, and lots and lots of cupcakes. All are welcome and no RSVP is needed. Join us!

Congratulations to those students who received the top rating of “Superior” at Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) Fall Festival, held locally at Cherrydale United Methodist Church on November 11, 2017. All students performed two pieces from memory, one in contemporary (20th century) style, and one in historic style.

Jeffrey Chen, Vihaan Mathur, Caeli McIntosh, Erin Pak, Brandon Pak, Ai-Lan Pho, Sajan Rajagopalan, Eliana Rougle, Nia Rubin, Noor Scavotto, Bejoy Sen, Noah Tennenbaum, Anuragi Thapliya, Elena Valdez-Torres, Rishi Vanka, Varun Veluri, Philip Wang

Congratulations to the students who received the top rating of “Superior” at the Bach/Baroque Festival held by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association on April 1 at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church:

Pedro da Silviera, Noor Scavotto, Owen Rollins, Anuragi Thapliya. In addition to Superior rating, Kiernan Bartlett was selected for a second audition, and Noah Tennenbaum was selected for the further award of Honors.

How wonderful to have our students playing the music of Bach with seriousness and polish!

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Congratulations to the following students who performed in our own little Studio Honors Recital at the Woman’s Club of Arlington on March 25, 2017:

Ingrid Bayer, Mehr Kumar, Matthew Mai, Clara Moschella, Ellen Rhee, Eliana Rougle, Bejoy Sen, Noah Tennenbaum, Anuragi Thapliya, Phillip Wang.

Read more about what we aimed to accomplish with this event via our Resources page.

Many of our students participated in the Festival sponsored by National Federation of Music Clubs on March 10-11 at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church. Our local festival is organized by Springfield Music Club on behalf of NFMC. The following students were recognized with the top rating of “superior”:

Kiernan Bartlett, Ingrid Bayer (Solo AND Concerto!), Thomas Chestnut, Otilia Danalache, Olivia-Lena De Veaux, Ana Grajdeanu, Zoe Hicks, Tina Hong (Solo AND Concerto!), Nicholas Huynh, Alisa Khuu, Yanson Khuu, Zayd Kouar, Mehr Kumar, Matthew Mai, Vihaan Mathur, Sumay McPhail, Caeli McIntosh, Duncan Mook, Clara Moschella, Brandon Pak, Erin Pak, Seth Peleg, Lincoln Rasmussen, Tad Rasmussen, Owen Rollins (Solo AND Concerto!), Sammy Rose, Eliana Rougle, Nia Rubin, Noor Scavotto (Solo AND Concerto!), Zakariyya Scavotto, Toby Schultz, Ian Sigler, Aneesha Singh, Shreya Singh (Solo AND Concerto!), Noah Tennenbaum (Solo AND Concerto!), Anuragi Thapliya (Solo AND Concerto!), Vedika Thapliya, Karthik Thyagarajan, Elena Valdez-Torres, Rishi Vanka (Solo AND Concerto!), Varun Veluri, Phillip Wang, Alexander White, Alex Xu, Angelina Yoha

Congratulations to Kiernan Bartlett who received the top award of “Honors” at a recital sponsored by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association on November 13, 2016. She performed the ragtime-fantasy “The Serpent’s Kiss” by the American composer William Bolcom.

On March 11, 2014, James Hughes won first place at the Lion’s Club Solo Competition at the district level. He previously was recognized at the local club level and now moves on to the Regional level. Winners of the Regional-level competition advance to the final level, which is all-state. James performed Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major Op. 28, first movement.

Congratulations to James Hughes, who won first place in the Bailey’s Cross Roads Lions Club solo competition on February 11, 2014. James now has the opportunity to play his piece, the first movement of Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Sonata, Op. 28, at the region-level contest.