Students Achievements 2014-15

Performance at the Carnegie Hall:

  • Jason Liu
  • Ethan Chen
  • Tiffany Zhang
  • Hannah Zhang
  • Andrew Zhang


Performance at Kennedy Center:

  • Ethan Hsiao

 29th International Young Artists Piano Competition Finals:

  • Group 2: Hannah Zhang -3rd place
  • Group 4: Michelle Tang – 4th place, Andrew Zhang – honorable mention
  • Group 5: Karina Aliyeva – honorable mention


AAMS International Competition:

  • Junior Group: Ethan Hsiao – 1st place, Angela Wu – honorable mentions
  • Senior Group: Vivien Zhu – 3rd place


MSMTA Concerto competition:

  • Junior I:

Jason Liu – winner (1st Mvt)
Justin Chen –alternate winner (3rd Mvt)
Hannah Zhang – winner (2nd Mvt)

  • Junior II:

Ethan Hsiao –winner (3rd Mvt)
Rose Wen – alternate winner (1st Mvt)

Daniel Liu – honorable mention (3rd Mvt.)

  • Intermediate:

Nishka Parikh –winner (3rd mvt)

  • Senior:
  • Samuel Ong – winner (2nd Mvt.)


Young Artists Award:

Category ”Piano”, Age 12-18:

  • 1st place: Karina Aliyeva
  • 2nd place: Angela Wu

Performance with Washington Conservatory Orchestra:

  • Jason Liu
  • Hannah Zhang
  • Ethan Hsiao
  • Nishka Parikh
  • Samuel Ong


MTNA competition (Maryland State):

  • Michelle Tang – winner


MSMTA piano solo festival:

  • 1st place: Kevin Wu, Justin Chen, Rose Wen, Andrew Zhang, Samuel Ong, Vivien Zhu
  • 2nd place: Hannah Zhang, Jason Liu, Ethan Hsiao, Michelle Tang, Katherine Wu, Karina Aliyeva, Jesse Huang
  • 3rd place: Nishka Parikh, Nancy Qin
  • HM: Tommy Fan, Angela Wu, Jonathan Lin


Gottlieb Competition:

  • 1st place: Justin Chen, Rose Wen, Daniel Liu, Ethan Hsiao, Samuel Ong
  • 2nd place: Andrew Zhang, Katherine Wu
  • 3rd place: Hannah Zhang, Jason Liu, Nishka Parikh
  • HM: Kevin Wu, Tiffany Zhang, Jonathan Lin, Karina Aliyeva


WMTA Specialty Competition:

  • 1st place; Andrew Zhang, Ethan Hsiao
  • 2nd place; Rose Wen, Jesse Huang
  • 3rd place: Michelle tang, Angela Wu, Karina Aliyeva, Vivien Zhu
  • HM: Justin Chen


Swarthout/Hayes HS competition:

  • 1st place – Vivien Zhu
  • 2nd place – Jesse Huang
  • Special prize – Jesse Huang


Davis HS Competition:

  • 3rd place: Vivien Zhu
  • Honorable mention: Jesse Huang


Bach Competition:

  • Ethan Hsiao – winner (intermediate Group)


Chase Competition (Beethoven):

  • Winner: Michelle Tang
  • Honorable mention – Daniel Liu


Hartman Competition:

  • 1st place: Tiffany Zhang
  • 2nd place: Kevin Wu, Hannah Zhang, Jason Liu, Nishka Parikh, Nancy Qin
  • 3rd place: Rose Wen, Karina Aliyeva
  • HM: Justin Chen, Andrew Zhang, Angela Wu, Katherine Wu, Jonathan Lin


Rockville Competition for Piano and Strings:

  • 1st Place: Jason Liu, Daniel Liu, Ethan Chen, Hannah Zhang, Jonathan lin, Justin Chen, Katherine Wu, Kevin Wu, Michelle tang, Rose Wen
  • 2nd Place: Andrew Zhang, Ethan Hsiao, Nancy Qin, Nishka Parikh, Tiffany Zhang


Distinguished Theory Award:

  • Jesse Huang


Senior Theory Award MSMTA:

  • Angela Wu
  • Michelle Tang
  • Ethan Hsiao
  • Tiffany Zhang
  • Katherine Wu


Junior Theory Trophy:

  • Kevin Wu
  • Justin Chen
  • Rose Wen


Senior Distinguished Music Award MSMTA:

  • Paydor Liu


WMTA Judged Recitals:

  • Selected for Honor Recital: Justin Chen, Vivien Zhu, Andrew Zhang, Michelle Tang, Karina Aliyeva
  • Honorable Mention: Jesse Huang, Justin Chen, Nancy Qin, Katherine Wu