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pictures of our Spring Piano Recital:


List of Piano Competitions:

MTNA competition Princeton Festival New York Piano Competition New York Music Competition Woodmere Friday Music Club Competition American Protege Music Educators Association of New Jersey

Piano practice review #3, Playing Rachmaninoff

Here is a piano lesson with Dina Volkova: Click to listen to: 01 Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C-sharp minor Konstantin, piano (class of Dina Volkova) There are a  few main challenges in this piece we have been working on: image, massive texture and technical difficulties associated with it, sophisticated "quater" pedal and tempo. Now a little bit more detailed on each of them: Although Rachmaninoff never told anyone about a program of this Prelude and what he had in mind writing it, any performer has to find an image for this music to be able to understand and consequently to play it better. It is not easy to find a right image of the Prelude, but we agreed that it could be a funeral march (no wonder somebody said it sounds as "someone has been buried alive"!!). The prelude opens with a slow descending three note motif at fortissimo which introduces the grim C-sharp minor tonality that...


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENT WILLIAM WEI (class of Anahid Syourapian) WHO JUST GOT 27 POINTS  OUT OF 28 AT NYSSMA EXAM (LEVEL 2: OUTSTANDING)!!! William performed Schumann Album for the Young - “Study”, “The Wild Horseman” Here is some information about NYSSMA (The New York State School Music Assosiation).  NYSSMA is a professional organization that evaluates student musicians in New York state from elementary school to high school. Each spring, thousands of students register through their school music programs to attend NYSSMA Evaluation Festivals where they are adjudicated. Participants in all categories (piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, percussion) prepare and perform a solo selected from the NYSSMA manual, perform scales, and demonstrate sight reading from original music provided by NYSSMA at the audition. Each NYSSMA solo is preassigned a difficulty level from I (easiest) to VI...

Spring piano recital video now available!!!

It was held on May 18th 2012 at a beautiful Advent Lutheran Church at Broadway and 93 rd Street in New York City: See more videos of our recitals page here!!!