STUDENT AWARDS

Violinist Noni Patchett performed Samuel Barber
Violin Concerto at Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center
5 years old pianist Felix Zhang performed Sonatina in A minor by Georg Anton Benda (RCM Piano Level 6)
Pianist Joe Yang performed Tarantella by Albert Pieczonka 
Violinist Johnston Lai performed Violin Concerto in G Major, Op.24 by Oscar Rieding 

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Victoria Cui (Piano performance) and Stephen Cui (Violin performance)

Selected as winners for the Second and Third prize respectively at International Competition of Romantic Music 2020 in NYC

Johnston Lai (Violin performance) and Catherine Xie (Violin performance)

Successfully passed the audition of Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra from a large field of competitive applicants. Both of them have been assigned positions in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra for the 2020-2021 season. 

 

Felix Zhang (Piano performance) and Jessica Xie (Piano performance)

Both have been awarded as First Prize Winners and EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG TALENT Special Prize at the 2020 International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso. Felix and Jessica will be invited to perform at the Wiener Saal, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria 2020.

Joe Yang (Piano Performance)

Won the Second Place at the 2020 International Music Talent Competition in NYC. He was invited to perform at Carnegie Weill Hall in April 2021.

Johnston Lai (Violin Performance) and Jerry Zhang (Violin Performance) 

Attended the 2020 American Protege Concerto Competition in Feb and both 12-year-old violinists were selected as Third Prize Winners! They were invited to perform at Carnegie Weill Hall in Dec 2020.

 

Johnston Lai (Violin Performance)

Won the Second Prize at the 2020 International Music Competition "Paris and London" Grand Prize Virtuoso. He has been selected to perform in the gala concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London and Amphithéâtre Philharmonie in Paris later this year in Sep.
 

Felix Zhang (Piano Performance)

Selected as a Second Place Winner at the 2020 International Piano and String competition in Jan. As a result, he was invited to perform as soloist at Carnegie Weill Hall this Fall. 

Three students from Yin Music Studio attended the RCM Grade Exam in Dec 2019 and all of them received excellent results!

  • Leevia Wang received First Class with Honors at RCM Piano Grade 1 Exam. 

  • Catherine Xie and Jessica Xie received First Class Honors with Distinction at RCM Violin Grade 5 and Grade 1 Exam. 

Catherine Xie (Violin Performance)

Passed the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra audition and was selected as a First violin section player to perform in Benaroya Hall for 2019-2020 season. 

 

Noni Patchett (Violin performance)

Won the Second Prize of the American Protege International

Concerto Competition in 2019. She performed at Carnegie Hall in June 2019.

Noni Patchett

Won a Gold Medal at Musicfest Northwest String & Piano Sonata Competition in

May 2019. In addition, she was awarded an offer to perform on Spokane Public Radio as a Gold Medal Winner.

Julie Kis (Piano Performance)

Won the First Prize at Lacombe and District Music Festival

Einav Grushka (Violin Performance)

Received Distinction at ABRSM Grade 5 Exam

Eliana Jaewon Park (Violin Performance)

Received full scholarship as a violin major undergraduate student at the University of Illinois