Student Accomplishments

Studio of Robert Durso

I-wen Tseng

Finalist, Washington DC International Pianist Artist Competition, 2017
Awarded “The Bach Prize” for the best performance of a work of Bach.

Vivienne Fleischer

Semi-Finalist, Paris International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, 2017

Petrina Steimel

  • 05/21/17 – 3rd, Miriam S. Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition (MSMTA)
  • 05/14/17 – 1st, The Viola Hartman Piano Performance Awards (WMTA)
  • 03/25/17 – 2nd, Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
  • 02/11/17 – 3rd, Margaret Frank Bi-Annual Specialty Competition (WMTA)
  • 08/14/16 – 1st, Ivy International Piano Competition (Ivy International Grand Prize Piano Festival)
  • 06/05/16 – 1st, Piano Competition (Princeton Festival)
  • 06/06/15 – 1st,  Piano Competition, solo (Princeton Festival)
  • 06/06/15 – 1st, Piano Competition, duet (Princeton Festival)
  • 4/25/14 – 1st Place, Piano Ensemble Competition (NVMTA)
  • 5/10/13 – 1st Place, The Viola Hartman Awards Competition (WMTA)
  • 5/03/13 – 1st Place, Maryland Solo Festival (MSMTA)
  • 3/03/13 – 1st Place, Piano Concerto Festival (NVMTA)
  • 4/25/12 – 1st Place, Piano Ensemble Competition (NVMTA)
  • 2/08/12 – 1st Place, Margaret Frank Bi-Annual Specialty Competition (WMTA)

Preston Steimel

  • 05/21/17 – 3rd Place, Miriam S. Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition (MSMTA)
  • 05/14/17 – HM, The Viola Hartman Piano Performance Awards (WMTA)
  • 03/25/17 – 2nd Place, Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
  • 08/14/16 – 2nd Place, Ivy International Piano Competition (Ivy International Grand Prize Piano Festival)
  • 06/06/15 – 1st, Piano Competition, duet (Princeton Festival)
  • 5/11/14 – 2nd Place, The Viola Hartman Awards Competition (WMTA)
  • 4/25/14 – 1st Place, Piano Ensemble Competition (NVMTA)
  • 3/07/14 – 1st Place, Piano Concerto Competition (NVMTA)
  • 2/08/14 – 1st Place, Bartok Competition (WMTA)
  • 4/25/12 – 1st Place, Piano Ensemble Competition (NVMTA)
  • 3/18/12 – 1st Place, Piano Concerto Competition (NVMTA)

Jason Chase

MACSA Competition, Hershey, PA; 1997
First Place, Piano Solo

18th Bartok/Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, Radford, VA; 1998
First Place, Winner of the High School Level

1st Annual Kal Rudman/Cunningham Piano Competition, Philadelphia, PA; 1999
First Place, Piano Solo

Marywood University Concerto Competition; 2000
First Place

Sophia Yan

First Prize- The Princeton Piano Festival 2011
Winner: The Richard L. Tang Yuk award for the Most Outstanding Performer 2011
Bucks County Local News Review

Brenna Berman

  • First Prize- Artist International, NYC 2007
  • Second Prize in the 2007 Guiseppe Terracciano International Piano Competition in Italy

Michael Brofman
Artistic Director and Founder, The Brooklyn Art Song Society

Grants:
New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council for the Arts

Reviews:
The New York Times
Opera News (for New Voices CD which debuted in Billboard top 10 for Classical)

Guy Katz

  • 2011 – Gold Medal Winner, Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition at the Nelly Berman School of Music
  • 2012 – Lake George Music Festival Artist
  • 2014 – Second Place, Bradshaw & Buono Piano Competition, NYC , Amateur Division

Nathaniel La Nasa

  • 2015 – First Place Winner, Concerto Competition, Music Academy International, Mezzano, Italy
  • 2016 – The Sam Sanders collaborative piano fellowship at The Juilliard School

Tom Lawton

1989 – Top Prize Winner, the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition in Paris, France

Jonathan Fisher

  • 2008 – 16th International Gianluca Campochiaro Competition, Pedara, Sicily. Third Prize
  • 2007 – Artists International 34th Annual Debut Award Audition Competition, Special Presentation Award
  • 1993 – New York City Governor’s Award competition, Second Place

Sakura Myers

  • Performance with NJSO Summer of 2014
  • Second Prize winner of the Josef Suk Piano Competition Prague, Czech Republic Summer 2013
  • Rising Star Award from the Thomas Study Music Guild of NY 2014

Jeff Nations

2007 – “Diploma of Merit” at the Giuseppe Terracciano International Piano Competition