Congrats to Our 2017-2018 Award-Winning Students

Nelly Berman School Student’s Musical Achievements

September 2017 – June 2018

(if you would like to be added to this list, e-mail us at with your achievements)

Isabella Florendo, Piano – Age 10

Soloist with Ambler Symphony Orchestra
2018 West Chester Pre- Collegiate Piano Competition Age 9-12 : 2nd place

2018 Young Talents World Festival of Performing Arts: Children’s Division II: Winner

Cunningham Piano Show Award


Alyssa Gabrilovich, Piano – Age 12

Pennsylvania MTNA Junior Piano – Winner

2018 MTNA Eastern division – Honorable Mention

Duquesne Young Artist National Concerto Competition – 3rd place

Harmony for Peace Competition – runner up and 1st prize

Tri-Country Festival, junior piano – winner

Steinway Piano competition, 2nd place

Old York Road Symphony Young Artist Competition – winner

Emma Lo, Piano – Age 15

1st Prize at the 2017 West Chester University Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition – Junior Division

2017 MTNA Pennsylvania Junior Division Alternate Winner

Appointed as Harmony for Peace’s Junior Peace and Music Ambassador for 2018-2019

First Prize in Division 3 (Ages 14-18) at the 2018 Steinway Piano Competition

Chris Jung, Piano – Age 16
1st place – Division 1 –  New Orleans Piano Institute Solo Competition

3rd place – New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition
Scholarship Winner – Rotary Club of Pottstown Performing Arts Scholarship Competition
Honorable Mention – Senior Division – Pennsylvania – MTNA Competition

Honorable Mention – 16-18 age group – West Chester University 30th Annual piano Competition

2nd place – 14-18 age group – Steinway Piano Competition

1st place – 15-18 age group – 2018 PKMA Korean Young Musicians Competition

Sharon Hsu, Voice and Piano – Age 17

 Gold, Golden Key International Music Festival, Voice, at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall

Junior Opera Singer (1 of 14 total in USA), 15th World Premiere Opera, the International Opera Theater, Citta’della Pieve, Italy, 2018

First Place -Elite International Music Competition – Piano Soloist at Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall

First Place – Crescendo International Music Competition, Piano soloist, at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in 2013, 14, 15, 16, 17

First Place Winner for Five Consecutive Years Award, the Crescendo International Music Competition, piano soloist, at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, New York City, 2017


Christine Jung, Cello –Age 13

Accepted to Philadelphia Sinfonia

1st place cello – 12-14 age group – 2018 PKMA Korean Young Musicians Competition

Greta Luo, Clarinet – Age 17

Music-Fest Rising Talents Grand Prix Winner – performance at Carnegie Hall

American Protege 2nd Place Winner – performance at Carnegie Hall


Alexander Wu, Cello – Age 17

2018 Harmony and Peace competition Winner

Past prizes of 6 solo performances with orchestra

National Youth Orchestra of the United State of America Summer 2017 and 2018 Member


Gloria Lyu, Piano – Age 18

Elite Music Competition, Senior Piano, First Place

Benjamin Qu, Piano – Age 8

Golden Key music festival Silver award


Isabelle Matuch, Piano – Age 9

1st Prize – Triumph Music Festival

Finalist in Global Music Partnership Age Group II


Sarah Mathew, Piano – Age 9

First Place – Little Mozarts Competition 2018


Vanessa Chen, Age 8

Golden Key Music Festival – Gold Award


Natalie Chen, PianoAge 12

1st prize Elite competition

2nd prize crescendo competition


Steve Xie, Piano – Age 7

Winner’s Trophy – Children’s Division I (8 and under)

2018 Young Talents World Festival of Performing Arts


Henry Wu, Piano – Age 13

Harmony for Peace 2nd Place

Warminster Symphony Concerto Competition 3rd place


Carissa Uy, Piano – Age 9

2017 Crescendo Competition, 1st place


Caleb Uy, Piano – Age 11

 2017 Crescendo Competition, 2nd place

Eugene Thompson, Piano – Age 16

Silver for Gold Key Piano Competition


Andy Wu, Piano – Age 15

 2018 Old York Road Competition winner

Honorable Mention Steinway Piano Competition


Amelie Matuch, Violin – Age 11

2017 Crescendo Competition – 1st Prize

Certificate – Global Music Partnership Age Group II