2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

Rolando Alejandro, 18

Second Year
Guaynabo, PR
The Juilliard School
Piano Teacher: Dr. Matti Raekallio

Eriko Darcy, 15

First Year
Chicago, IL
Latin School of Chicago
Piano Teacher: George Vatchnadze

Jia Ling Diau, 16

First Year
El Paso, TX
Maxine L. Silva Magnet High School
Piano Teacher: Dr. Oscar Macchioni

Stephanie Ding Draughon, 14

First Year
Ashburn, VA
Manhattan School of Music, 
Pre-College Division
Piano Teacher: Miyoko Lotto


Avery Gagliano, 15

Second Year
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Curtis Institute of Music
Piano Teachers: Gary Graffman
and Jonathan Biss

Eric Gan, 14

First Year
Foster City, CA
Aragon High School
Piano Teacher: Dr. Igor Shochetman

Ziyao “Chelsea” Guo, 16

Second Year
Darien, CT
The Juilliard School,
Pre-College Division
Piano Teachers: Prof. Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone

Kimberly Han, 16

Second Year
Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest High School
Piano Teachers: Brenda Huang/
Alexander Korsantia


Ryan Leung, 17

First Year
Hong Kong
Eton College, London, UK
Piano Teacher: Joan Havill

Katie Liu, 14

First Year
Pittsburgh, PA
Montour High School
Piano Teacher: Natasha Snitkovsky

Ishan Loomba, 15

Second Year
Albuquerque, NM
Early College Academy
Piano Teacher: Dr. Carol Leone

Angeline Ma, 14

First Year
Berwyn, PA
Conestoga High School
Piano Teacher: Susan Starr


Nita Qiu, 15

First Year
Woodbury, MN
Trinity School at River Ridge
Piano Teacher: Dr. Joseph Zins

Victor Shlyakhtenko, 15

Second Year
Los Angeles, CA
Colburn Community School of 
Performing Arts
Piano Teacher: Teresa de Jong Pombo

William Tang, 15

Second Year
Woodside, NY
Hunter College High School/
Manhattan School of Music,
Pre-College Division 
Piano Teacher: Miyoko Lotto

Anqi Xu, 17

Second Year
New Providence, NJ
UCVTS Magnet High School/
Manhattan School of Music,
Pre-College Division
Piano Teacher: Miyoko Lotto


Samuel Xu, 16

Second Year
Chandler, AZ
Arizona Virtual Academy
Piano Teacher: Fei Xu

Ana Yam, 14

First Year
Ames, IA
Ames High School
Piano Teacher: Larisa Kanevski


2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

Cameron Akioka, 16

First Year
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto High School
Piano Teacher: Olya Katsman

Rolando Antonio Alejandro, 17

First Year
Guaynabo, PR
The Juilliard School
Piano Teacher: Dr. Matti Raekallio

Kyle Fang, 16

First Year
Walnut Creek, CA
Valley View Charter Prep/
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Pre-College Division
Piano Teacher: Dr. William Wellborn

Avery Gagliano, 14

First Year
Washington, DC
Curtis Institute of Music
Piano Teacher: Marina Aleksyeva


Ziyao "Chelsea" Guo, 15

First Year
Darien, CT
The Juilliard School, 
Pre-College Division
Piano Teachers: Hung-Kuan Chen/Dr. Tema Blackstone

Kimberly Han, 15

First Year
Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest High School
Piano Teacher: Brenda Huang/
Alexander Korsantia

Leyla Kabuli, 16

First Year
Davis, CA
Davis High School/San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Pre-College Division
Piano Teacher: John McCarthy

Niklas Kniesche, 15

First Year
Providence, RI
Wheeler School/New England 
Conservatory Preparatory School
Piano Teacher:  Jonathan Bass


Andrew Lin, 16

First Year
San Jose, CA
Lynbrook High School
Piano Teacher: Dr. William Wellborn

Vincent Liu, 17

First Year
San Ramon, CA
Dougherty Valley High School
Piano Teacher: Hans Boepple

Ishan Loomba, 14

First Year
Albuquerque, NM
Early College Academy
Piano Teacher:  Dr. Carol Leone

Evren Ozel, 17

Third Year
Minneapolis, MN
Walnut Hill School for the Arts-Natick, MA
Piano Teacher: Wha Kyung Byun


Victor Shlyakhtenko, 14

First Year
Los Angeles, CA
Colburn Community School of Performing Arts
Piano Teacher: Teresa de Jong Pombo

William Tang, 14

First Year
Woodside NY
Hunter College High School/
Manhattan School of Music, 
Pre-College Division
Piano Teacher: Miyoko Lotto

Taylor Wang, 14

First Year
Centerville, OH
Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick MA
Piano Teacher: Sergei Polusmiak

Anqi Xu, 16

First Year
New Providence, NJ
UCVTS Magnet High School/
Manhattan School of Music,
Pre-College Division
Piano Teacher: Miyoko Lotto


Samuel Xu, 15

First Year
Chandler, AZ
Arizona Virtual Academy
Piano Teacher: Fei Xu


2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients

Trenton Chang, 17

Second Year
Logan, UT
Logan High School and Utah State University - Youth Conservatory
Piano Teacher: Gary Amano

Michael Davidman, 18

Fourth Year
New York, NY
Curtis Institute of Music 
Piano Teachers: Efrem Briskin/Robert McDonald

Amanda Mac, 15

First Year
Concord, CA
Northgate High School 
Piano Teacher: Dr. Jed A. Galant

Valerie Narumi, 16

First Year
Yorba Linda, CA
Valencia High School 
Piano Teachers: Dr. Grace Fong/Dr. Ron Anderson


Evren Ozel, 16

Second Year
Minneapolis, MN
Walnut Hill School for the Arts - Natick, MA 
Piano Teacher: Wha Kyung Byun

Kadar Qian, 17

Fourth Year
Westford, MA
Westford Academy 
Piano Teacher: A. Ramon Rivera

Christopher Richardson, 16

Second Year
Lake Forest Park, WA
Shorecrest High School
Piano Teacher: Duane Hulbert

David Sacks, 15

First Year
Greenwich, CT
Stanford University Online High School 
Piano Teachers: Miyoko Lotto /
Ursula Oppens


John Schindler, 16

Second Year
Hartland, WI
eAchieve Academy 
Piano Teacher: Margarita Kontorovsky

Lewis  Zou, 15

Second Year
Solon, OH
Solon High School 
Piano Teachers: Emanuela Friscioni/
Gerardo Teissonniere/Alvin Chow


2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

Trenton Chang, 16

First Year
Logan, UT
Logan High School
Piano Teacher: Professor Gary Amano

Michael Davidman, 17

Third Year
New York, NY
Hunter College High School, 
Manhattan School of Music
Piano Teacher: Efrem Briskin

Misha Galant, 16

Second Year
Newark, CA
California High School, San Ramon
Piano Teacher: Olya Katsman

Victor Lin, 14

First Year
Foster City, CA
Hillsdale High School
Piano Teacher: Igor Shochetman


Evelyn Mo, 15

First Year
Oak Hill, VA
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Piano Teachers: Thomas Mastroianni and Eric Himy

Evren Ozel, 15

First Year
Minneapolis, MN
Walnut Hill School of the Arts - Natick, MA
Piano Teacher: Wha Kyung Byun

Kadar Qian, 16

Third Year
Westford, MA
Westford Academy 
Piano Teacher: Angel Ramón Rivera

Amber Scherer, 17

First Year
Highland Park, IL
Regina Dominican High School
Piano Teacher: Dr. James Giles


John Schindler, 15

First Year
Glendale, WI
eAchieve Academy
Piano Teacher: Margarita Kontorovsky

Clayton Stephenson, 15

First Year
Brooklyn, NY
The Dalton School
Piano Teacher: Ernest Barretta

Lewis Zou, 14

First Year
Solon, OH
Solon High School & Cleveland
Institute of Music
Piano Teacher: Emanuela Friscioni


2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

Michael Davidman, 16

Second Year
New York, NY
Hunter College High School,
Manhattan School of Music/
New York, NY
Piano Teacher: Efrem Briskin

Misha Galant, 15

First Year
Newark, CA
Newark Memorial High School
Piano Teacher: Olya Katsman

Anna Han, 17

First Year
Chandler, AZ
Arizona Virtual Academy
Piano Teacher: Fei Xu

Evan Lee, 15

First Year
Brooklyn, NY
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School & Juilliard School,
Pre-College Division 
Piano Teacher: Victoria Mushkatkol


Briana Liu, 15

First Year
Kearny, NJ
Manhattan School of Music, 
Pre-College Division
Piano Teacher: Miyoko Lotto

Phoebe Pan, 15

First Year
Irvine, CA
Pacific Academy & Opus119 School of Music, Irvine, CA
Piano Teacher: Yi Dong

Kadar Derek Qian, 15

Second Year
Westford, MA
Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA
Piano Teacher: Angel Ramón Rivera

Christopher Richardson, 14

First Year
Danville, CA
San Ramon Valley High School
Piano Teacher: Frederick Weldy


Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, 16

Third Year
New York, NY
The Julliard School
Piano Teachers: Yoheved Kaplinsky, Ilya Itin


2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

Mikowai Ashwill, 17

First Year
Spring Grove, IL
Homeschooled
Music Institute of Chicago
Piano Teachers: Claire Aebersold 
and Ralph Neiweem

Connie Chen, 17

Second Year
Pleasanton, CA
Amador Valley High School
San Francisco Conservatory
of Music/Preparatory Division
Piano Teacher: Dr. William Wellborn

Gabrielle Chou, 17

Second Year
Pembroke Pines, FL
Broward Virtual School
The Colburn Academy/LA, CA
Piano Teacher: Ory Shihor

Michael Davidman, 15

First Year
New York, NY
Hunter College High School
Manhattan School of Music/NY, NY
Piano Teacher: Efrem Briskin


Hugo Kitano, 17

Third Year
San Francisco, CA
Lowell High School
Piano Teacher: Professor Hans Boepple

Kate Liu, 18

Second Year
Winnetka, IL
Curtis Institute of Music/Phila, PA
Piano Teachers: Alan Chow and Robert McDonald

Drew Petersen, 18

Fourth Year
Oradell, NJ
Harvard University Extension School
The Juilliard School/ NY, NY
Piano Teacher: Jerome Lowenthal

Kadar Qian, 15

First Year
Westford, MA
Westford Academy
The Rivers School Conservatory/
Weston, MA
Piano Teacher: Angel Ramon Rivera


Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, 16

Second Year
New York, NY
The Juilliard School/NY, NY
Piano Teachers: Yoheved Kaplinsky and Ilya Itin

Rhed Shi, 18

Fourth Year
San Jose, CA
Harvard College/Cambridge, MA
Piano Teacher: Dr. Namik Sultanov

Hanson Tam, 15

First Year
Hillsborough, CA
Menlo School
San Francisco Conservatory of 
Music/Preparatory Division
Piano Teacher: Dr. William Wellborn

Weian Wang, 17

First Year
Saratoga, CA
Lynbrook High School
San Francisco Conservatory of 
Music/Preparatory Division.
Piano Teacher: Dr. William Wellborn


2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients

Connie Chen, 16

First Year
Pleasanton, CA
Amador Valley High School

John Chen, 18

Second Year
Leesburg, VA
Texas Christian University

Gabrielle Chou, 16

First Year
Pembroke Pines, FL 
The Colburn Academy

Arden Hu, 14

First Year
Sunnyvale, CA
The Harker School


Melody Huang, 17

Third Year
San Jose, CA
The Harker School

Jillian Kim, 17

First Year
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco School of the Arts

Hugo Kitano, 16

Second Year
San Francisco, CA
Lowell High Schoo

Ruta Kuzmickas, 15

First Year
Portland, OR
Clackamas Web Academy


Albert Liu, 17

Third Year
Miami, FL
Miami Palmetto Senior High

Kate Liu, 17

First Year
Winnetka, IL
New Trier Township High School

Drew Petersen, 17

Third Year
Oradell, NJ
The Juilliard School

Rafael Riera, 16

First Year
Boca Raton, FL
Dreyfoos School of the Arts


Anthony Rueda, 16

First Year
Miami, FL
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, 15

First Year
New York, New York
The Juilliard School

Rhed Shi, 17

Third Year
San Jose, CA 
Evergreen Valley High


2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients

John Chen, 17

First Year
Leesburg, VA
Juilliard Pre-College Division

Kimberly Hou, 16

First Year
Arlington, VA
Home Schooled

Melody Huang, 16

Second Year
San Jose, CA
The Harker School

Hugo Kitano, 15

First Year
San Francisco, CA
Lowell High School


Christina Lai, 17

First Year 
Plantation, FL
Nova High School

Albert Liu, 16

Second Year
Miami, FL
Miami Palmetto Senior High School

Weston Mizumoto, 15

First Year
Yorba Linda, CA
Orange County High School of the Arts

Drew Petersen, 16

Second Year
Oradell, NJ
Harvard University Extension School


Rhed Shi, 16

Second Year
San Jose, CA
Evergreen Valley High School

Ashley Zhou, 15

First Year
Basking Ridge, NJ
The Pingry School


2009-2010 Scholarship Recipients

Vien Nguyen, 17

Second Year
Redwood City, CA
Menlo Schoo

Drew Peterson, 15 

First Year
Oradell, NJ
Harvard University

Nancy Yinan Xie, 17

Second Year
San Francisco, CA
Lowell High School

Eloise Kim, 17

Third Year
Cornelius, OR
Valley Catholic High School


Albert Liu, 15 

First Year 
Miami, FL 
Miami Palmetto
Senior High School

Melody Huang, 15

First Year 
San Jose, CA
The Harker School

Andrew J. Tung, 15

First Year 
Vernon Hills, IL 
Music Institute of Chicago