Student Achievements

Student Achievements

Award Winners, 2019-2020

Chicago International Music Competition
Alyssa Gabrilovich – Grand Prize Winner; Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance of Russian Composition

Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition
Alyssa Gabrilovich, 2nd Place

New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition 2019
Chris Jung, 1st Place, performed with New Orleans Civic Symphony

Music Teachers National Association Eastern Regional Competition
Junior Piano
Alyssa Gabrilovich – Winner; advancing to national finals in Chicago

Music Teachers National Association Pennsylvania State Competition
Senior Piano
Emma Lo – Honorable Mention
Chris Jung, Honorable Mention

Junior Piano
Alyssa Gabrilovich – Winner

New Jersey Music Teachers Association Young Musicians Competition
Anastasia Kudin – 3rd Place

Rotary Club of Pottstown’s Performing Arts Competition
Chris Jung, 1st Place, $1,000 prize

Tri-County Competition

West Chester Piano Competition

Main Line Music Teachers Association Dorothy Sutton Festival
George Zhang, Superior Rating, advanced to state level

South Jersey Music Teachers Association Technique Competition & Theory Test
Sophia Cui – Gold with Distinction
Joyce Chen – Gold with Distinction

IV Gershwin International Music Competition, NY
Young Artists’ Category
Isabella Florendo – 1st Place
Andrew Yu – 2nd Place

Triumph Music Festival, PA
Intermediate Division (Ages 14-17)
Michael Zhou, Grand Prix winner of Chopin Prize
Young Musicians Division (Ages 5-9)
Sophia Ma, 1st Place

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra PRYSM members
Shloka Bhattacharyya – concertmaster
Apollo Murray – cello

Award Winners, 2018-2019

West Chester Piano Competition

Age 9-12
3rd Prize- Isabella Florendo, $50 prize
2nd Honorable Mention- Kelly Lao

Age 13-15
3rd Prize- Alyssa Gabrilovich, $100 prize
2nd Honorable Mention- Evan Lu

Age 16-18
1st Prize- Chris Jung, $1000 prize
3rd Prize- Andy Wu, $250 prize

Tri-County Competition

Senior Piano
1st Prize- Bridget Xu, Chamber Music Trio
1st Place- Chris Jung
2nd Place- Nathan Jiang
Honorable Mention- Claire Yang

Junior Piano
2nd Place- Andrew Yu

Senior Strings
1st Place- Bowen Ying

Music Teacher National Association Pennsylvania State Competition

Junior Division
Winner: Alyssa Gabrilovich
Alternate: Nathan Jiang

Senior Division
Winner: Andy Wu
Alternate: Emma Lo

Honorable Mentions
Chris Jung
Ashwini Shende

Crescendo Competition

Children’s Division
1st Prize Group-Joyce Chen
1st Prize Group-Ian Hsu-Clarinet
2nd Prize Group- Sophia Cui

Global Music Partnership Competition

Senior Division
1st Prize-Chris Jung, invitation to perform in Italy

Junior Division
1st Prize- Gina Park
2nd Prize- Isaac Dyo

Children’s Division
1st Prize- Iris Dyo

Ambler Symphony Orchestra

Winner- Chris Jung, soloist

IV Paris International Competition

1st Prize- Andrew Yu

2019 Little Mozart Competition

2nd Prize- Sophia Ma, first competition!
2nd Place- Shloka Bhargava, playing at Carnegie Hall on 5/5

V London International Competition

2nd prize, harpsichord- Olivia Stephan, Anushka Chakraborty

Elite Music Competition

1st prize- Chloe Chen, Olivia Stephan, Natalie Chen

Children’s Division

2nd prize- Anushka Chakraborty

Golden Key Music Festival Competition

Super Bronze Award- Angela Piao, Vanessa Chen

Marian Garcia International Piano Competition and Festival

2nd Place- Andy Wu

Dora Knayatt Music Prizes

Winner-Michael Zhou

Steinway Junior Piano Competition

3rd Prize-Chris Jung

Award Winners, 2017-2018

Isabella Florendo, Piano – Age 10
Invited to play both piano and violin at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Selected to Appear on NPR’s “From the TOP”
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 WuCello – 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 MathewPiano – Age 9
First Place – Little Mozarts Competition 2018

Vanessa Chen, Age 8
Golden Key Music Festival – Gold Award

Natalie Chen, Piano – Age 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 WuPiano – 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

Award Winners, 2016 – 2017 

Korean Music Association Competition
Chris Jung, First Prize, High School
Rebekah Lee, First Prize, Junior Division
Christine Jung, Second Prize, Junior Division

Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Competition, PA State Division
Stephen Gliatto, Honorable Mention, Young Artist Piano
Johnny May, Alternate, Senior Piano
Ashwini Shende, Honorable Mention, Senior Piano
Alison Tatsuoka, Honorable Mention, Senior Piano
Alyssa Gabrilovich, Honorable Mention, Junior Piano
Emma Lo, Honorable Mention, Junior Piano

Crescendo International Music Competition
Sharon Hsu, 1st Place
Helen Hu, 1st Place
Suhyun Lee, 1st Place
Athena Wang, 1st Place
Bowen Ying, 1st Place
Daniel Lao, 2nd Place
Kelly Lao, 2nd Place
Sahil Purohit, 2nd Place

Rose Tree Pops Orchestra Youth Competition
Braelynn Norris, 3rd Place

Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition
Chris Jung, Platinum – 2nd, Piano 14-18
Kelly Lao & Rachel Wang, Platinum – 1st, Chamber 10-13
Emma Lo, Platinum – 2nd, Piano 10-13
Isabella Florendo, Platinum – 1st, Piano 7-9
Johnny May, Ashwini Shende, and Alex Wu, Gold – 2nd, Chamber 14-18
Annie Liang, Gold, Brass/Winds 14-18
Alison Tatsuoka, Gold – 1st, Piano 14-18
Jordyn Hurly, Gold – 2nd, Piano 14-18
Andy Wu, Gold – 3rd, Piano 14-18
Alyssa Gabrilovich, Gold – 1st, Piano 10-13
Michael Zhou, Gold – 3rd, Piano 10-13
Bowen Ying, Gold – 2nd, Strings 10-13
Leah Bedenko, Gold – 2nd, Vocal 14-18
Mariam Reyes-Toidze, Gold – 2nd, Vocal 10-13
Stephen Gliatto, 1st Alternate, College Piano
Johnny May, 1st Alternate, Piano 14-18
Ashwini Shende, 2nd Alternate, Piano 14-18
Felix Zhu, 2nd Alternate, Piano 10-13
Bridget Xu, 3rd Alternate, Piano 10-13
Kelly Lao, 4th Alternate, Piano 10-13
Rachel Wang, 5th Alternate, Piano 10-13
Grace Huang, 1st Alternate, Piano 7-9
Isabella Florendo, 1st Alternate, Strings 7-9
Alex Gu & Michael Zhou, Silver+, Chamber 14-18
Theresa Katz & Stephen Gliatto, Silver+, Chamber 14-18
Carolyn Urban, Silver+, Strings 10-13
Sophia Kujawski & Betti Pang, Silver – Honorable Mention, Chamber 14-18
Greta Luo, Silver – 2nd, Brass/Winds 14-18
Sharon Hsu, Silver – 1st, Piano 14-18
Kebo Zhang, Silver – Honorable Mention, Piano 14-18
Felicia Zhu, Silver – Honorable Mention, Piano 14-18
Braelynn Norris, Silver – 2nd, Strings 14-18
Sophia Ran, Silver – 1st, Brass/Winds 10-13
Austin Zhuang, Silver – 2nd, Brass/Winds 10-13
Nicholas Doleschel, Silver – 1st, Piano 10-13
Sophia Ran, Silver – Honorable Mention, Piano 10-13
Abigail Kim, Silver – 2nd, Piano 10-13
Athena Wang, Silver – 2nd, Piano 10-13
Billy Broker, Silver – Honorable Mention, Piano 10-13
Claire Yang, Silver – Honorable Mention, Piano 10-13
Christine Jung, Silver – 1st, Strings 10-13
Amelie Matuch, Silver – 2nd, Strings 10-13
Emma Lo, Silver – 3rd, Strings 10-13
Miles Zhou, Silver – Honorable Mention, Strings 10-13
Jacey Dumin, Silver – 2nd, Piano 7-9
Carissa Uy, Silver – 3rd, Piano 7-9
Benjamin Qu, Silver – Honorable Mention, Piano 7-9
Jacob Veksler, Silver – 2nd, Vocal 10-13
Savina Copas, Silver – Honorable Mention, Vocal 10-13
Ejdia Daku, Silver – Honorable Mention, Vocal 10-13
Harry Chen, Silver, Piano 14-18
Alex Gu, Silver, Piano 14-18
Linda Huang, Silver, Piano 14-18
Justin Suh, Silver, Piano 14-18
Nicole Xiang, Silver, Piano 14-18
Kana Kishimoto, Silver, Strings 14-18
Natalie Dumin & Angellina Shmayger, Silver, Chamber 10-13
Alyssa Gabrilovich & Rebekah Lee, Silver – 3rd, Chamber 10-13
Savina Copas, Silver, Piano 10-13
Natalie Dumin, Silver, Piano 10-13
Ben Fine, Silver, Piano 10-13
Sona Gomes, Silver, Piano 10-13
Natalie Chen, Silver, Strings 10-13
Isabella Hu, Silver, Strings 10-13
Christine Kim, Silver, Piano 10-13
Hyeonjin Kim, Silver, Piano 10-13
Genevieve Savage, Silver, Piano 10-13
Emily Lin, Silver, Piano 10-13
Betti Pang, Silver, Piano 10-13
Angellina Shmayger, Silver, Piano 10-13
Ariana Tanha, Silver, Piano 10-13
Caleb Uy, Silver, Piano 10-13
Michael Yu, Silver, Piano 10-13
Daniel Lao, Silver, Piano 7-9
Matthew Lo, Silver, Piano 7-9
Yakov Shafit, Silver, Strings 10-13
Owen Zhang, Bronze – 2nd, Piano 14-18
Debarun De, Bronze – 3rd, Piano 14-18
Sharon Hsu, Bronze – 1st, Vocal 14-18
Christopher Kujawski, Bronze – 1st, Brass/Winds 10-13
Vanessa Chen, Bronze – 1st, Piano 7-9
Joyce Chen, Bronze – 2nd, Piano 7-9
Daniel Adibi, Bronze – 3rd, Piano 7-9
Isabelle Match, Bronze – Honorable Mention, Piano 7-9
Haeun Cho, Bronze, Piano 7-9
Raya Framil, Bronze, Piano 7-9
Steve Xie, Bronze, Piano 7-9
Andrew & Marcus Yang, Bronze – 1st, Strings 7-9

Golden Key Music Festival

Jacey Dumin, Gold
Natalie Dumin, Gold
Vanessa Chen, Bronze
Isabella Scardapane, Bronze

Crescendo Little Mozart’s Music Competition
Natalie Chen, 1st Place
Carolyn Urban, 1st Place
Sonia Gomes, 2nd Place
Amelie Matuch, 2nd Place
Isabelle Matuch, 2nd Place
Alexa Elder, 3rd Place

Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival
Christine Kim, Grand Prix

The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia’s Youth Artist Competition
Annie Liang, 3rd Place, Senior High Division

Vivace Competition
Bowen Ying, 1st Place, Junior Division

West Chester Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition
Jordyn Hurly, Honorable Mention, Ages 16-18
Emma Lo, 1st Place, Ages 13-15
Chris Jung, 2nd Place, Ages 13-15
Andy Wu, 3rd Place, Ages 13-15
Alyssa Gabrilovich, 1st Place, Ages 9-12
Isabella Florendo, 3rd Place, Ages 9-12
Kelly Lao, Honorable Mention, Ages 9-12

Ambler Symphony Elmer and Louis Menges Scholarship
Isabella Florendo

Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford
Alyssa Gabrilovich, 1st Place

Tri-County Concerts Association Annual Youth Festival
Jordyn Hurly, 1st Place, Senior Piano
Chris Jung, Honorable Mention, Senior Piano
Andy Wu, 1st Place, Junior Piano
Rachel Wang, 2nd Place, Junior Piano
Alex Wu, 1st Place, Senior Winds

2015-2016 Hall of Fame

Concerto Competition Winners Performing as Soloists with Orchestras
Emma Lo, age 13, with Old York Road Symphony Orchestra
Ashwini Shende, age 14, with Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra
Alyssa Gabrilovich, age 10, with Ambler Symphony 

Old York Road Symphony Young Artist Competition
Emma Lo, Winner

Crescendo International Music Competition
Bridget Xu, 1st Place
Felicia Zhu, 1st Place
Jordyn Hurly, 1st Place
Justin Suh, 1st Place
Sharon Hsu, 1st Place
Sophia Kujawski, 1st Place
Sophia Ran, 1st Place
Linda Huang, 2nd Place
Rohit Chatterjee, 2nd Place
Sahil Purohit, 2nd Place 

Philadelphia Music Teachers Association Carnegie Hall Audition
William Ge, Winners’ Recital
Isabella Florendo, Honors Recital

 South Jersey Music Teachers’ Assocation
Bridget Xu, Gold with Distinction

The 39th Annual Christopher Giles and Lucille S. Harris Competitions in Musical Performance
William Hyland, The Ward Virts Prize for Pianistic Expressiveness

Tomasone Memorial Young Artist Competition
Annie Liang, 2nd Place, Junior Advanced Division

Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford
William Ge, 2nd Place
Alyssa Gabrilovich, 3rd Place

Golden Key Music Festival
Abigail Kim, Gold
Noel Kim, Gold
Jonathan Xu, Gold
Vanessa Chen, Silver
Natalie Dumin, Silver
Sharon Hsu, Super-Bronze
Athena Wang, Super-Bronze
Felicia Zhu, Super-Bronze
Felix Zhu, Super-Bronze

Reading Musical Foundation Scholarship Competition
Genevieve Savage, Robert R. Kreitz – Mark A. Hornberger Piano Scholarship, 1st Place

Crescendo Little Mozarts Music Competition
Isabella Florendo – 1st Place
Kana Kishimoto – 1st Place
Jane Stalnaker – 1st Place
Christina Cai – 2nd Place
Isabelle Matuch – 2nd Place
Miles Zhou – 2nd Place 

Lansdowne Symphony Concerto Competition
Ashwini Shende, Winner
William Ge, Outstanding Performance Acknowledgment

West Chester University Pre-College Piano Competition
Alison Tatsuoka, 2nd Place, Ages 16-18
Johnny May, 3rd Place, Ages 13-15
Andy Wu, 1st Honorable Mention, Ages 13-15
Ashwini Shende, 2nd Honorable Mention, Ages 13-15
Alyssa Gabrilovich, 1st Honorable Mention, Ages 9-12
Michael Zhou, 2nd Honorable Mention, Ages 9-12

Vivace Strings Competition
Bowen Ying, 2nd Place, Junior Violin Division
Alex Wu, 2nd Place, Senior Cello Division
Christine Jung, 2nd Place, Junior Cello Division

Ambler Symphony Louis and Elmer Menges Scholarship
Alyssa Gabrilovich, Winner

Tri-County Competition
The ML Piano Trio (Alex Wu, Ethan Lee, and Samantha Lee) 1st Place, Senior Ensemble
Ashwini Shende, 1st Place, Senior Piano
Johnny May, 2nd Place, Senior Piano
Jordyn Hurly, Honorable Mention, Senior Piano
Bowen Ying, 2nd Place, Junior Strings
Helen Hu, Honorable Mention, Junior Strings
Karissa Lim, Honorable Mention, Junior Strings
Emma Lo, Honorable Mention, Junior Piano
Michael Zhou, Honorable Mention, Junior Piano

 2014-2015 Hall of Fame

Concerto Competition Winners Performing as Soloists with Orchestras
Melody Yu, age 12, Philadelphia Orchestra
Ashwini Shende, age 13, finalist with Philadelphia Orchestra competition
Alyssa Gabrilovich, age 9, Old York Road Symphony
Emma Lo, age 12, New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, Kennett Symphony Orchestra, Warminster Symphony Orchestra, and Southeastern PA Symphony Orchestra
Alison Tatsuoka, age 15, Ambler Symphony Orchestra
Athena Wang, age 8, Old York Road Symphony
Alex Wu, age 14, Old York Road Symphony, Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, Ambler Symphony Orchestra, Olney Symphony Orchestra, and Kennett Symphony Orchestra
Andy Wu, age 12, Ambler Symphony Orchestra

New Orleans Piano Institute, Solo Competition, July 2015
Emma Lo, 2nd Prize, Divison I
Stephen Gliatto, 2nd Prize, Division II

New Orleans Piano Institute, Concerto Competition, July 2015
Emma Lo, 1st Prize
Alison Tatsuoka, 3rd Prize 

Music Teacher National Association (MTNA)
Ethan Lee, winner, PA State Division; will progress to regional competition
Chris Jung, alternate to 1st place winner, Junior Piano, PA state competition

1st Place, Crescendo International Competition
Suzanne Carpenter
Alex Gu
Athena Wang
Sharon Hsu
Sahil Purohit
Lan Luo

American Protégé Competition
Lan Luo, 1st Place
William Ge, 1st Place
Suzanne Carpenter, 3rd Place
Sabine Kwon, 3rd Place
Alyssa Gabrilovich, 3rd Place

Kennett Square Symphony Junior Instrumental Competition

4th – 6th grade Division
Sara Yamada, 1st place
Michael Zhou, 3rd Place
Nahoko Okamoto, Honorable Mention 

Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition
Ashwini Shende, Finalist, Junior Division

Rising Talents Music Fest
Eric Liang, Grand Prix winner

Golden Key Music Festival
Athena Wang, Gold
Felix Zhu, Gold
Jonathan Xu, Gold
Kebo Zhang, Gold
Linda Huang, Gold
Sophia Ran, Gold
William Hyland, Gold
Isabella Scardapane, Silver
Lan Luo, Silver
Felicia Zhu, Super Bronze
Ellen Zhang, Bronze

Chopin International Competition
Emma Lo, 3rd Place

Bloomsburg University Young Classical Artists’ Competition
William Hyland, 2015 Winner, Presidential Scholarship winner for four years of college study

Vivace Competition
Nahoko Okamoto, 1st Place, Violin, Children’s Division
Alex Wu, 2nd Place, Cello, Senior Division

West Chester University Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition
Alison Tatsuoka, 1st Prize, Ages 13 – 15
Ashwini Shende, 3rd Prize, Ages 13 – 15
Alyssa Gabrilovich, 2nd Prize, Ages 9 – 12
Athena Wang, 3rd Prize, Ages 9 – 12
John Yi, Honorable Mention, Ages 13-15

Music-fest Rising Talent Festival
Bridget Xu, Grand Prize

Crescendo Little Mozart
Karissa Lim, 1st Place
Carly Mitchell, 1st Place
Bowen Ying, 1st Place
Sonia Gomes, 2nd Place 

Bucks County Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Kim, Honorable Mention

Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra
Alyssa Gabrilovich, Winner, Ages 8-11

Ambler Symphony Orchestra
Emma Lo, Winner
Andy Wu, Winner

Tri-County Competition
Alex Wu, 1st Place, Senior Strings
Ethan Lee, 2nd Place, Senior Piano
Leah Bedenko, Honorable Mention, Senior Voice
Jonathan Lee, Honorable Mention, Senior Winds
Eric Liang, Honorable Mention, Senior Winds
Annie Liang, 1st Place, Junior Winds
Emma Lo, Honorable Mention, Junior Piano
Andy Wu, Honorable Mention, Junior Piano

Philadelphia Student Youth Orchestra
Katie Sharbaugh, viola