2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

Emily Cho

Emily Cho, 14

First Year
Schaumburg, IL
James B. Conant High School
Piano Teacher: Dr. James Giles

Stephanie Ding Draughon

Stephanie Ding Draughon, 15

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

Eliza Folkert

Eliza Folkert, 17

First Year
Alpharetta, GA
St. John Bosco Academy
Piano Teacher:  Piotr Folkert

Avery Gagliano

Avery Gagliano, 16

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


Eric Gan

Eric Gan, 15

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

Ziyao "Chelsea" Guo

Ziyao “Chelsea” Guo, 17

Third Year
Darien, CT
The Juilliard School,
Pre-College Division
Piano Teachers: Prof. Hung-Kuan Chen

Kimberly Han

Kimberly Han, 17

Third Year
Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest High School
Piano Teachers: Brenda Huang
and Alexander Korsantia

Leslie Jin

Leslie Jin, 15

First Year
Redwood City, CA
Carlmont High School
Piano Teacher: Sujeeva Hapugalle


Azalea Kelley

Azalea Kelley, 15

First Year
New York, NY
Brooklyn College Preparatory Center 
Piano Teacher: Dr. Emily White

Ryan Leung

Ryan Leung, 18

Second Year
Hong Kong
Imperial College, London, UK
Piano Teachers: Joan Havill 
and Kin-Wai Shum

Jessie Liu

Jessie Liu, 15

First Year
Westborough, MA
Westborough High School
Piano Teacher: Faina Kofman

Katie Liu

Katie Liu, 15

Second Year
Pittsburgh, PA
City Music Center of Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music
Piano Teacher: Natasha Snitkovsky


Ishan Loomba

Ishan Loomba, 16

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

Angeline Ma

Angeline Ma, 15

Second Year
Berwyn, PA
Conestoga High School
Piano Teacher: Susan Star

Issay Niki

Issay Niki, 14

First Year
New York, NY
The Bronx High School of Science
Piano Teacher: Dr. Igal Kesselman

Evren Ozel

Evren Ozel, 19

Fourth Year
Minneapolis, MN
New England Conservatory of Music
Piano Teacher: Wha Kyung Byun


Nita Qiu

Nita Qiu, 16

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

Victor Shlyakhtenko

Victor Shlyakhtenko, 16

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

Samuel Xu

Samuel Xu, 17

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

Naomi Yamaguchi

Naomi Yamaguchi, 14

First Year
Acton, MA
New England Conservatory
Preparatory School
Piano teacher:  Hitomi Koyama