Student Achievements 2015-16

Performance at the Carnegie Hall:

  • Kevin Wu
  • Daniel Liu
  • Nishka Parikh
  • Jonathan Lin
  • Katherine Wu

 29th International Young Artists Piano Competition Finals:

  • Group 3: Hannah Zhang – 2nd place
  • Group 4: Ethan Hsia – 1st place, Andrew Zhang – 3rd place

AAMS International Competition:

  • Junior Group: Andrew Zhang -honorable mentions
  • Senior Group: Vivien Zhu – 2nd place

 MSMTA Concerto competition:

  • Junior I:
    Kevin Wu – winner (3rd Mvt)
    Kevin Wu –honorable mention (2nd Mvt)
  • Junior II:
    Karina Guo –winner (2nd Mvt)
    Rose Wen – winner (3rd Mvt)
  • Intermediate:
    Jonathan Lin- alternate winner (2nd Mvt)
    Andrew Zhang- alternate winner (3rd Mvt)
  • Senior:
    Karina Aliyeva – alternate winner (1st Mvt)
    Katherine Wu- alternate winner (2nd Mvt)
    Angela Wu- alternate winner (3rd Mvt)

Young Musician Inspiring Change Competition:

  • Ethan Hsiao – 1st place
  • Andrew and Hannah Zhang (duet) – 2nd place
  • Carina Guo – honorable mention
  • Angela Wu – honorable mention

Young Artists Award (Category ”Piano”,  Age 12-18):

  • 3rd place: Andrew Zhang

Performance with Washington Conservatory Orchestra:

  • Kevin Wu
  • Karina Guo
  • Rose Wen

MSMTA piano solo festival:

  • 1st place:  Justin Chen, Jason Liu, Rose Wen, Daniel Liu, Hannah Zhang, Ethan Hsiao, Katherine Wu, Jonathan Lin, Vivien Zhu, Nancy Qin
  • 2nd place: Carina Guo, Andrew Zhang, Angela Wu, Nishka Parikh,Karina Aliyeva
  • 3rd place: Kevin Wu, Samuel Ong

Winners of American Fine Arts Festival (selected for a Carnegie Hall performance):

  • Kevin Wu
  • Daniel Liu
  • Nishka Parikh
  • Jonathan Lin
  • Katherine Wu

Friday Morning Music Club  HS Competition:

  • Samuel Ong – honorable mention

Lichtenberg competition:


  • Vivien Zhu – 2nd place
  • Samuel Ong – honorable mention


 Gottlieb Competition:

  • 1st place: Angela Wu, Katherine Wu
  • 2nd place: Andrew Zhang
  • 3rd place: Karina Aliyeva, Vivien Zhu
  • HM: Hannah Zhang, Jason Liu, Tiffany Zhang, Jonathan Lin

Swarthout/Hayes HS competition:

  • 1st place – Samuel Ong
  • Honorable mention: Katherine Wu, Karina Aliyeva
  • Special prize – Jonathan Lin

 Davis HS Competition:

  • Honorable mention: Vivien Zhu

Chase Competition (Beethoven):

  • 3rd place: Ethan Hsiao
  • Honorable mention – Daniel Liu

Chase Competition (Mozart):

  • 2nd pace:Rose Wen
  • 3rd place: Jason Liu
  • Honorable mention: Justin Chen

 Hartman Competition:

  • 1st place: Daniel Liu, Jason Liu, Andrew Zhang, Angela Wu, Nancy Qin
  • 2nd place: Kevin Wu, Nishka Parikh
  • 3rd place: Hannah Zhang
  • HM: Justin Chen, Karina Guo

Rockville Competition for Piano and Strings:

  • Selected for winners recital: Justin Chen, Angela Wu
  • 1st Place: Jason Liu, Daniel Liu, Justin Chen, Katherine Wu, Angela Wu, Rose Wen, Karina Aliyeva, Nancy Qin
  • 2nd Place: Kevin Wu, Jonathan Lin, Nishka Parikh, Tiffany Zhang

Distinguished Theory Award:

  • Samuel Ong

 Senior Theory Award:

  • Andrew Zhang
  • Jonathan Lin
  • Nishka Parikh
  • Karina Aliyeva

 Intermediate Theory Award:

  • Hannah Zhang
  • Daniel Liu

Senior Distinguished Music Award MSMTA:

  • Jesse Huang
  • Vivien Zhu
  • Nancy Qin

Junior Distinguished Music Award MSMTA:

  • Andrew Zhang
  • Ethan Hsiao

WMTA Judged Recitals:

  • Selected for Honor Recital: Ethan Hsiao
  • Honorable Mention:  Rose Wen, Daniel Liu, Samuel Ong