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Our Achievements


2018 Winter Students Recitals


Contact us regarding this wonderful musical events that the whole family can enjoy!
Attend our upcoming Winter Student Recitals 
Recital will be held at St Clare's Episcopal Church (3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588) 
On December 15th
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!

 


 Performance in New York @ Carnegie Hall
 

Congratulations to Theodore Lee and Vivian Nguen with Carnegie Hall (New York) debut!
 


New York Concert Festival International Competition 2018

 

Congratulations to our students who became a Grand Prix Winner and
has been selected to perform at the Carnegie Hall (New York)

Grand Prix won - Theodore Lee
Grand Prix won - Vivian Nguen
 


Our studets were admitted to
San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

 

Congratulations to Peter and Elizabeth Gagea,
They have been accepted and now continuing their musical education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music!
 


US International Music Competition 2018

 

Our students won 10 medals on US International Competition Summer 2018!

 

First Place won VIvian Nguen - Category Solo Coontemporary, -
Fist Place won Theodore Lee - Category Solo Contemporary,
First Place won Vivian Nguen - Category Solo Romantic,
Second place won Marcus Proseuth - Category Solo Contemporary, Junior
Second place won Nora Khansa - Category Solo Romantic, Junior
Second place won Ryan Tieu - Category Solo Classical,Junior
Second place won Srivasan Bala - Category Chamber Ensemble, Elementary
Second place won Srinivasan Bala - Category Chamber Ensemble, Elementary
Third place won Jessie Chan - Category Solo Classical, Junior
Third place won Jessica Liao - Category Solo Romantic, Intermediate
 


2018 Spring Students Recitals


Attend our upcoming Spring Student Recitals 
Recital will be held at St Clare's Episcopal Church (3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588) 
On May 15th at 11:00pm,  12:20pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!
 


26th US Open Music Copetition 2018


Our students won 34 medals at the 26th Annual US Open Competition 2018!

 

First Place won Albert Yang - TREASURY OF USA COMPOSERS JUNIOR
First Place won Anastasia Moskalenko - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL JUNIOR
First Place won Ian Chu - TREASURY OF USA COMPOSERS SENIOR
First Place won Vladimir Moskalenko - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL JUNIOR
Second Place won Aaron Zhang - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL JUNIOR
Second Place won Natalia Lo - TREASURY OF USA COMPOSERS ELEMENTARY
Second Place won Avni Sriram - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL JUNIOR
Second Place won Albert Yang - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY ELEMENTARY
Third Place won Aaron Zhang - 3B - OPEN SOLO
Second Place won Julie Yang - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY ELEMENTARY
Third Place won Brian Li - 3D - OPEN SOLO
Second Place won Anna Gekko - OPEN DUET ROMANTIC ELEMENTARY
Second Place won Sofia Gekko - OPEN DUET ROMANTIC ELEMENTARY
Third Place won Aaron Zhang - TREASURY OF CLASSICAL COMPOSERS UPPER-ELEMENTARY
Third Place won Alexander Xie - TREASURY OF CLASSICAL COMPOSERS INTERMEDIATE
Fourth Place won Eric Tandean - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY SENIOR
Fourth Place won Jovanny Shek - 4C - OPEN SOLO
Fourth Place won Megan Ly - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY SENIOR
Fourth Place won Tanvi Saxena - TREASURY OF CLASSICAL COMPOSERS UPPER-ELEMENTARY
Fourth Place won Natalia Lo - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY PREPARATORY
Fourth Place won Derek Wang - TREASURY OF USA COMPOSERS SENIOR
Fourth Place won Angela Guo - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY PREPARATORY
Fourth Place won Avni Sriram - TREASURY OF ROMANTIC COMPOSERS ELEMENTARY
Fourth Place won Brian Li - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL ELEMENTARY
Fourth Place won Sophia Zhu - 6A - OPEN SOLO
Fourth Place won Megan Ly - TREASURY OF CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS SENIOR​
Fourth Place won Ben Guo - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL ELEMENTARY
Fourth Place won Angela Chao - TREASURY OF ROMANTIC COMPOSERS SENIOR
Fourth Place won Lyvia Peng - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL ELEMENTARY
Fourth Place won Avni Sriram - TREASURY OF CLASSICAL COMPOSERS UPPER-ELEMENTARY
Fourth Place won Jerry Peng - OPEN DUET CLASSICAL ELEMENTARY
Fourth Place won Nimrit Kaur - TREASURY OF USA COMPOSERS SENIOR
Fourth Place won Ryan Wong - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY JUNIOR
Fourth Place won Ethan Li - OPEN DUET CONTEMPORARY JUNIOR

 


US International Music Competition 2018


Our students won 19 medals on US International Music Competition Winter 2018!


First Place won Alexander Xie – Category Solo Classical, Intermediate division
First Place won Eric Tandean – Category Solo Romantic, Junior division
First Place won Ethan Li – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division
First Place won Ryan Wong – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division
Second Place won Alexander Xie – Category Solo Baroque, Intermediate division
Second Place won Annabelle Overholt – Category Solo Contemporary, Junior division
Second Place won Ryan Wong – Category Solo Romantic, Intemediate division
Second Place won Sophia Zhu – Category Young Protégées, Junior division
Second Place won Jovanny Shek – Category Young Protégées, Elementary division​
Third Place won Avni Sriram – Category Solo Romantic, Elementary division
Third Place won Nimrit Kaur – Category Solo Contemporary, Junior division
Third Place won Ian Chu – Category Solo Contemporary, Advanced division
Third Place won Joshua Lam – Category Solo Classical, Elementary division
Third Place won Ryan Wong – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division
Third Place won Joshau Lam – Category Solo Romantic, Elementary division
Third Place won Livia Peng – Category Chamber Ensemble, Elementary division
Third Place won Jerry Peng – Category Chamber Ensemble, Elementary division
Third Place won Vivian Nguyen – Category Solo Romantic, Intermediate
Fourth Place won Anvni Sriram – Category Solo Classical, Elementary division
 


2017 Winter Students Recitals


Start the new year off fresh and fun with an exciting musical experience for all ages!
Attend our upcoming Winter Student Recitals 
Recital will be held at St Clare's Episcopal Church (3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588) 
On December 10th at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!
 


US International Music Competition 2017

 

Congratulations to our student who got Third place on US International Competition Summer 2017!


Third Place won Angela Chao - Category Solo Romantic, Junior division
 


Music Camp Summer 2017

 

Congratulation to Our student Jerry Qin who received financial help/scholarship in amount $1000 and
attend Stanford Summer Jazz Camp 2017!
 


Music Camp Summer 2017

 

Congratulation to Alex Xie who received scholarship in amount $1500 and attend Summer Music Program in 
Paris where he will have Master Classes with the Professors of "Ecole Normale de Music de Paris".
 


2017 Summer All Students Recitals


Contact us regarding this wonderful musical events that the whole family can enjoy!
Attend our upcoming Summer Student Recitals

Recital will be held at St Clare's Episcopal Church (3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588) 
On June 3rd at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!

 


Master Class

With

Jerry Wong
Professor at Kent State University, Ohio, USA

PIANO SOLO 

 

Jerry Wong, Concert pianist, Steinway Artist,
Alumni of Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music,
Professor of piano performance at Kent State University in Ohio
gave a Master Class. 
For Pleasanton Academy of Music students!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday,  May 21th, 2017 at 6:00 pm
St. Clare's Episcopal Church / 3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
 


 Performance in New York @ Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to Alexander Xie with Carnegie Hall (New York) debut!

 


East Bay Piano Competition 2017

 

Congratulations to Alexander Xie who got 3 place on 2017 Annual East Bay Piano Competition!


3rd Place won Alexander Xie - Group Primary I

 


 

25th US Open Music Copetition 2017


Our students won 32 medals and Outstanding Performance Award
at the 25th Annual US Open Competition 2017!

 

Pherell Layanto won Outstanding Performance Award
First Place
won Pherell Layanto - Treasury of Classical, Junior
First Place won Sophia Zhu - Open Solo, Category 6A 
Second Place won Pherell Layanto - Showcase Piano Solo, Elementary
Second Place won Sophia Zhu - Treasury of Classical, Intermediate
Second Place won Joshua Lam - Treasury of Contemporary, Elementary
Second Place won Alexander Xie - Open Duet Romantic, Intermediate
Second Place won Jovanny Shek- Treasure of Baroque, Elementary
Second Place won Ryan Wong - Open Duet Romantic, Intermediate
Second Place won Alexander Xie - Open Duet Romantic, Junior
Second Place won Sarah Joo - Open Duet Romantic, Intermediate
Second Place won Ryan Wong - Open Duet Romantic, Junior
Second Place won Michael Joo - Open Duet Romantic, Intermediate
Third Place won Alexander Xie - Showcase Piano Solo, Elementary
Third Place won Ian Chu - Treasury of Contemporary, Advanced
Third Place won Aaron Zhang - Open Duet Contemporary, Preparatory
Third Place won Brendan Tan - Open Solo, Category 6B
Third Place won Derek Wang - Showcase Piano Duo, Junior
Third Place won Kyle Lei - Open Solo, Category 1D
Third Place won Eric Tandean- Showcase Piano Duo, Junior
Third Place won Ryan Wong - Open Solo, Category 4B
Third Place won Jovanny Shek - Open Duet Contemporary, Preparatory
Third Place won Evelyn Sun - Open Duet Contemporary, Elementary
Third Place won Carolyn Sun - Open Duet Contemporary, Elementary
Third Place won Julie Yang - Open Duet Classical, Junior
Third Place won Brian Li - Open Duet Classical, Junior
Fourth Place won Eric Tandean- Treasury of Contemporary, Senior
Fourth Place won Aaron Zhang - Treasury of Romantic, Elementary
Fourth Place won Albert Yang - Treasury of USA, Elementary
Fourth Place won Brendan Tan - Treasury of Contemporary, Intermediate
Fourth Place won Joshua Lam - Treasury of Romantic, Elementary
Fourth Place won Natalia Lo - Open Solo, Category 1C
Fourth Place won Ryan Wong - Treasury of Baroque, Junior

 


New York Concert Festival International Competition 2017

 

Congratulations to Alexander Xie who became a Grand Prix Winner and
has been selected to perform at the Carnegie Hall (New York)


Grand Prix won Alexander Xie

 


Master Class

With

Irina Sharapova
Professor at Saint- Petersburg Conservatory, Russia

PIANO SOLO and/or PIANO ENSEMBLE
 

Irina Sharapova, Concert pianist, Professor of piano performance,
Chair of Chamber Ensemble and Accompaniment at the St. Petersburg Conservatory
and Honored Artist of Russia
gave a Master Class. 
For Pleasanton Academy of Music students!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  February 11th, 2017 at 1:00 pm and at 3:00 pm
St. Clare's Episcopal Church / 3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton

 


Music Legacy Open Competition 2017


Our students won 4 medals on Music Legacy Open Competition 2017!


First Place won Alexander Xie –  Intermediate division
Second Place won Pherell Layanto – Intermediate division
Second Place won Sophia Zhu – Junior division
Participant Medal won Briahna Ma – Elementary division
 


MTAC Alameda East Piano Competition 2017

 

Derek Wang was the best in Classical Music!


Best Performance in Classical Music won Derek Wang –  Division B
 


US International Music Competition 2017


Our students won 15 medals on US International Music Competition Winter 2017!


First Place won Alexander Xie – Category Solo Romantic, Intermediate division
First Place won Eric Tandean – Category Chamber Ensemble, Junior division
First Place won Derek Wang – Category Solo Romantic, Intermediate division
First Place won Derek Wang – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division
Second Place won Alexander Xie – Category Chamber Ensemble, Junior division
Second Place won Derek Wang – Category Solo Classical, Intermediate division
Second Place won Eric Tandean – Category Solo Contemporary, Junior division
Third Place won Aaron Zhang – Category Chamber Ensemble, Elementary division
Third Place won Brian Li – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division​
Third Place won Jovanny Shek – Category Chamber Ensemble, Elementary division
Third Place won Joshua Lam – Category Solo Contemporary, Elementary division
Third Place won Julie Yang – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division​
Third Place won Carolyn Sun – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division
Third Place won Evelyn Sun – Category Chamber Ensemble, Intermediate division
Fourth Place won Aaron Zhang – Category Solo Romantic, Elementary division
Fourth Place won Brian Li – Category Solo Classical, Intermediate division
 


2017 Winter Students Recitals


Start the new year off fresh and fun with an exciting musical experience for all ages!
Attend our upcoming Winter Student Recitals 
Recital will be held at St Clare's Episcopal Church (3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588) 
On January 21st at 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!
 


Jeeyoon was admitted to New York University.

 

Congratulations to Jeeyoon,
Who has been accepted and now continuing her musical education at the New York University!

 


US International Music Competition 2016

 

Congratulations to our student who got Second place on US International Competition Summer 2016!


Second Place won Terence Nguyen - Category Solo Classical, Junior division
 


2016 Summer Student Recitals


Contact us regarding this wonderful musical events that the whole family can enjoy!
Attend our upcoming Summer Student Recitals 
Recital will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566) 
On June 11th at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!
 


East Bay Piano Competition 2016

 

Congratulations to our students who got Contemporary Award and Honorable Mention on 2016 Annual East Bay Piano competition!


Contemporary Award won Alexander Xie - Group Primary I
Honorable Mention got Brendan Tan - Group Primary I
Honorable Mention got Katherine Tan - Group Primary II

 


Master Classes

 

Katherine Tan, Brendan Tan, Alexander Xie and Ryan Wong took part in a

Master Class with famous pianist Dr. Vladimir Khomyakov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


24th US Open Music Copetition 2016


Our students won 17 medals at the 24rd Annual US Open Competition 2016!


Second Place won Ashley Wang – Treasure of Baroque, Senior
Second Place won Brendan Tan – Treasure of Baroque, Intermediate
Second Place won Pherell Layanto – Showcase Piano Solo, Elementary
Second Place won Ryan Wong – Treasure of Romantic, Junior
Second Place won Sophia Zhu – Treasure of Baroque, Intermediate
Third Place won Brian Li – Treasure of Romantic, Junior
Third Place won Eric Tandean – Showcase Piano Solo, Junior
Third Place won Tina Lin – Treasure of USA, Elementary
Fourth Place won Brian Li – Treasure of Classical, Elementary
Fourth Place won Evelyn Sun – Treasure of Romantic, Elementary
Fourth Place won Derek Wang – Treasure of Contemporary, Intermediate
Fourth Place won Ian Chu – Treasure of USA, Senior
Fourth Place won Joshua Lam – Treasure of Romantic, Elementary
Fourth Place won Katherine Tan – Showcase Piano Solo, Junior
Fourth Place won Katherine Tan – Treasure of Baroque, Senior
Fourth Place won Ryan Wong – Showcase Piano Solo, Elementary
Fourth Place won Sophia Zhu – Treasure of Classical, Intermediate

 


US International Music Competition 2016


Our students won 10 medals on US International Music Competition Winter 2016!


First Place won Eric Tandean – Category Young Protégées, Junior division
First Place won Pherell Layanto – Category Young Protégées, Elementary division
First Place won Pherell Layanto – Category Solo Romantic, Elementary division
Second Place won Sophia Zhu – Young Protégées, Intermediate division
Second Place won Eric Tandean – Category Solo Baroque, Junior division
Second Place won Brian Li – Category Solo Romantic, Elementary division
Third Place won Iris Shen – Category Solo Romantic, Elementary division
Third Place won Joshua Lam – Category Solo Classical, Elementary division
Fourth Place won Aaron Zhang – Category Young Protégées, Elementary division
Fourth Place won Marcus Praseuth – Category Solo Contemporary, Intermediate division
 


2016 Winter Student Recitals


Start the new year off fresh and fun with an exciting musical experience for all ages!
Attend our upcoming Winter Student Recitals 
Recital will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566) 
On January 23rd at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!
 


Music Legacy Open Competition 2015


Congratulations to our students who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at Music Legacy Open Competition!


First place won Ryan Wong
Second place won Arindam Datta
Third place won Yilin Liu
 


US International competition 2015


Congratulations to our students who got 5 medals on US International competition!


First place won Courtney Mui
Second place won Ryan Wong
Second place won Arindam Datta
Third place won Yilin Liu
Third place won Blanche Li
Fourth place won Yilin Liu
 


East Bay Music piano competition 2015


Our student received Honorable Mention at East Bay Music piano competition 2015!


Honorable Mention got Katherine Tan

 


Summer Recital

 

Attend our upcoming Summer Student Recitals 
There will be the Selected Student’s Recital which will be held at Pleasanton Academy of Music.
June 13th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
June 14th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Admissions is free and guests are welcome!

 


23rd US Open Music competition 2015


Our students won 6 medals at the 23rd Annual US Open Competition 2015!


Second Place won Katherine Tan – Treasury of Romantic
Second Place won Pherell Layanto – Showcase Piano Solo
Fourth Place won Brendan Tan – Treasury of Romantic
Fourth Place won Eric Tandean – Treasury of Contemporary
Fourth Place won Brendan Tan – Showcase Piano Solo
Fourth Place won Katherine Tan – Showcase Piano Solo
 


Bay Area Music Association Music Legacy Open Competition 2015 


Our students become finalists and won the Second Place at the Bay Area Music Association Music Legacy Open Competition 2015!

Second Place won Katherine Tan
Finalists:
Brendan Tan
Katherine Tan
Pherell Layanto
Karen Pu
Yilin Liu


22nd US Open Music competition 2014


Our student won a medal at the 22nd US Open Competition 2014!


Second Place won Katherine Tan – Treasury of Contemporary


 

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