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BIG WINS at USOMC!

22April
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OAKLAND: the city where LCP made history! Eight of our students spent a sunny, successful week at the US Open Music Competition February 19-26, earning a record TWENTY TWO MEDALS, FOUR scholarships, and TWO gems for exceptional winners’ concert performances!

It was a long road trip, but we came prepared!

The USOMC is a diverse gathering, with one hundred and eight different events in which young stars can compete! Every event was open, which means pianists of any age could play their hearts out if they could handle the challenging repertoire! Not only did we challenge themselves, many of us even entered MULTIPLE categories. It was hard work for everyone, but the results were astounding!

Some moral support always helps!

In the Treasury categories, our contestants had to perform a piece chosen from a themed list. LCP showed off in a broad range of styles, performing hits from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, and Contemporary American Composers. By picking from carefully curated collections of pieces, our pianists made each performance a tribute to the greats!

T R E A S U R Y  W I N N E R S

Travis Luu

1st Place – USA Composers: Senior (Scott Joplin Pieces)

2nd Place – Classical Composers: Senior (Mozart Sonatas)

 

Ashley Dixon

2nd Place – Classical Composers: Advanced (Beethoven Sonatas)

3rd Place – Contemporary Composers: Senior (Rodion Schedrin)

 

Carolyn Tran

4th Place – Romantic Composers: Senior (Brahms Intermezzos)

 

Andrew Luu

1st Place – Advanced

4th Place – Romantic Composers: Advanced (Chopin Etudes)

Perfect practice makes perfect performance!

On the Showcase Duet & Duo side of the competition, our teams brought their own pieces. Our duos really stretched their fingers, showing off their uniqueness without any repertoire restrictions! Meanwhile, the Open Duet category was a fierce arena, with competitors all playing the SAME SONG! Only the most memorable, talented pianists could succeed! We put our hands together to make music both short and sweet (Junior category) and epically grand (Senior category). LCP SMASHED the rankings in these events, earning first place scholarships with TWO TEAMS!

S H O W C A S E  W I N N E R S

Travis Luu and Ashley Dixon

1st Place, PLUS Outstanding Gold Medalist Performance Gem and Scholarship – Duo: Junior

4th Place – Duet: Intermediate

 

Carolyn Tran and Dayna Nguyen

1st Place, PLUS Outstanding Gold Medalist Performance Gem and Scholarship – Duo: Intermediate

4th Place – Duet: Senior

 

Andrew Luu and Nicole Ho

2nd Place – Duo: Intermediate

O P E N   W I N N E R S

Bella Dang and Michelle Ho

4th Place – Classical Duet: Intermediate (Friedrich Kuhlau: Allegro (1st mvt) from Sonatina in G Major)

 

Last but not least, LCP competed in the Open and Showcase Solo categories. The Open Concerto requires the pianist to choose one of thirty-two movements. The Showcase Solos are dedicated to the best of the best performers playing any piece they choose. Medaling in this category is no small feat, and it shows exceptional talent!

Bella Dang

2nd Place – Showcase Piano Solo: Elementary

4th Place – Open Piano Concerto: Intermediate

You all put on a spectacular show and made LCP’s name known in the Northern California region!

For our rising stars, the only way is up!

Our winners and our principal after a great USOMC!

WHOA! The 22nd Fullerton Ensemble Festival Results!

5March
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In just a span of a month, we’ve received word from so many competitions. So buckle up your seat-belts! Here’s the first competition to be reported!

Every year, around February, we send our marvelous duet/duo/ensemble teams to the 22nd Fullerton Ensemble Festival. And every year, we always place and even score grand prize winner in some categories. This year? We’ve done it again.

The Fullerton Ensemble Festival is for multiple pianists only! No soloists–it’s all four hands and above. That’s what makes this competition so fun and in many ways challenging. All of the students below have spent hours upon hours practicing with each other, playing on time, melding together their hearts and spirits.  Below are our 7 winning teams.

 

22nd Fullerton Ensemble Festival Results: 

Early Intermediate Category
William Li & Ethan Nguyen – Grand Prize Winner
Tina Nguyen & Hazel -Circle of Winners

Intermediate Category
Michelle Ho & Breanna Nguyen- Circle of Winners
Ngoc -Han Nguyen & Bao- Khoi Nguyen – Circle of Winners

Late Intermediate Category
Ashley Dixon & Dayna Nguyen- Grand Prize Winners
Jessica Nguyen & Jade Hoang- Circle of Winners
Hanh Huynh & Ashley Dao – Circle of Winners

Advanced Category
Kristine Tran & Emily Nguyen – Circle of Winners

 

Thank you all! Continue you the great work that you do, we know that it isn’t easy. But when all your fingers come together and are in such deep synchronization–that’s when magic happens!

For the list of 2016’s win, visit: http://littlechopin.org/2016/fullerton-ensemble-festival-more-results
For more information on the Fullerton Ensemble Festival, please visit: http://music.fullcoll.edu/pianofestival/index.asp

GoPro just featured our pianist ALDRIC GOZON!

12April
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Want to see the piano through the eyes of our fourteen-year-old prodigious pianist? Wait no further! He has been featured by GoPro and received over 40,000 views in a single day!

In the video he is performing Chopin’s “Prelude Op. 28 No. 16.”

Let it be known though, that the GoPro can’t really capture the piano’s dynamic range.

Click the link below to see his performance:

Winner’s Concert Recap! with a bonus OEC Scholarship!

22March
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All the performers in the Competition Winners' Concert

All the performers in the Competition Winners’ Concert

These pianists won big…including a scholarship!

Our studio showcased the pianists that won cash prize, trophies, and a trip to Carnegie Hall, last Saturday on March 12  in the Chopin Performance hall at Little Chopin Piano Studio.  They performed PERFECTLY –it was not a show to miss!

Nguoi Viet has written about us too! See below.

Yet we have even more good news to celebrate. One of our pianists just won the Orange Empire Chorus SCHOLARSHIP, funded by the Robert & Doreen Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts and Classical Music.

Only three pianists were selected out of pool of high school and college aged students, yet our Little Chopin high school freshman, ALDRIC GOZON, was one of them! 

We are very proud of him, and have included him in the list below. All other winners below were featured in our recital and have won in their respective competitions.

Celine Tseng
1st place winner of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, 13-18 age category

Aldric Gozon
Winner of the Orange Empire Chorus Scholarship

United States Open Music Competition Winners:

Nicole Ho
1st place – Open Solo 6B – Classical – GRAND PRIZE WINNER
1st place – Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble Junior – GRAND PRIZE WINNER
3rd Place – The Treasury of Romantic Composers

Andrew Luu
1st Place – Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble Senior – GRAND PRIZE WINNER & GOLD MEDALIST
2nd Place – Open Solo 6B – Classical

Charisse Vu
1st Place – Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble Senior– GRAND PRIZE WINNER & GOLD MEDALIST
4th Place – Open Solo Romantic 6

Carolyn Tran
1st Place – Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble Junior– GRAND PRIZE WINNER
4th Place – The Treasury of Classical Composers

Bella Dang
2nd Place – Showcase Piano Solo Preparatory

Hong-An Hoang
3rd Place – Open Piano Concerto Advanced
4th Place -Treasury of Romantic Composers Advanced

Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival, organized by category won:

 Early Intermediate
Breanna Nguyen and Michelle Ho – GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Samantha Nguyen and Eric Vo
Isabella Tran and Madison Tran
Sarah Pham and Kayla Pham

Intermediate
Thanh Tong and Trisha Tong – GRAND PRIZE WINNER
D’ Jay Vu and Rachael Vu

Late Intermediate
Emily Nguyen and Kristine Tran – GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Advanced
Katrina Ha Nhi Tran and Kassandra Vy Tran – GRAND PRIZE WINNER

For 8 Hands:
Ashley Dixon, Anthony Tran, Dayna Nguyen, & Michelle Hoang- GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Read more at :
Nguoi Viet Link: http://www.nguoi-viet.com/absolutenm2/templates/viewarticlesNVO.aspx?articleid=224422&zoneid=3

Little Chopin Website: http://littlechopin.org/

OEC Scholarship Information: http://oechorus.org/scholarships

Winner’s Concert! March 12th!

28February
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All of LCP's Team, with students and teachers! group oakland photoCeline Tseng

Whether it is in Fullerton or Oakland or across the world, whether it is a national competition, an ensemble festival, or an international competition, our LCP teams have emerged victorious. It is great honor then, that we welcome them all to perform back at home base, where we can show them our adoration.

All winners from the United States Open Music Competition and Fullerton Ensemble Festival  and American Protege International Concerto Competition will assemble in the Chopin Performing Hall on March 12th a 5:00PM. Everyone is invited and attendance is completely free. Free refreshments will also be served. 

In this concert you can expect no less. You can be prepared to see some of the most pristine musicianship all year. These students won trophies from panels of judges. They’ve won medals, they’ve won money, they’ve won beautiful sparkling gems and for one, an invitation to  perform in Carnegie Hall, New York.

And you will see why, from the first piece right until the final act, on Saturday, March 12th, at 5:00 PM.

A Glorious Year!

1November
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Here’s to a glorious year! A post celebrating our 2014-2015 winners is long overdue!

This is a list of OVER FORTY STUDENTS and OVER EIGHTY AWARDS in district, state, national, and international competitions from September 2014 – October 2015!  

Our thanks goes to our spectacular teaching staff, the supportive parents behind these students, and the hard working students themselves. We are very honored by all of you!

Note: If any of you see an error on this list, please e-mail Tedman, our Website writer, at Tedmann@uci.edu. Please include the child’s name, place, category, competition, and year (be descriptive as you can) so he may fix it.

 

 Aldric Gozon

  • 1st Place Winner Los Angeles International Lizst Competition
  • 2nd Place Winner, American Protege International Concerto Competition, 2015
  • 1st Place Winner, United States Open Music Competition – Showcase Piano Solo, Intermediate F Event, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, United States Open Music Competition – Treasury of Romantic, Advanced E Event, 2015
  • 3rd Place Winner, United States Open Music Competition – Showcase Duo / Ensemble, Intermediate Event, 2015

Andrew Luu

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 17 SYMF, 2015
  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Baroque 5 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Solo 34 SYMF, 2015
  • 1st Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Duet, 13 and Under, 2015
  • Grand Prize Winner, Late Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

 Ashley Dixon

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 8 SYMF, 2015
  • Grand Prize Winner, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

 Ashley Nguyen

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 3 SYMF, 2015

Bella Dang

  • 3rd Place Winner, Open Solo Category 2 SYMF, 2015
  • 3rd Place Winner, Early Intermediate? Category of CAPMT District VIII Sonata-Sonatina Competition 2015*

 Catherine Phung

  • 4th Place Winner, Qualified Solo PQ13 SYMF, 2015
  • 4th Place Winner, Qualified Chopin Preludes 10 SYMF, 2015
  • 4th Place Winner, Qualified Duet 13 SYMF, 2015

Celine Nguyen

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 5 SYMF, 2015

Celine Tseng

  • 2nd Place Winner, Open Concerto 2 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Open Chopin Nocturnes 12 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Solo for ages 14-15, 2015
  • 3rd Place Winner, United States Open Music Competition – Showcase Duo / Ensemble, Intermediate Event, 2015
  • 3rd Place Winner, Open Chopin Etudes POC4 SYMF, 2014

 Charlotte Nguyen

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 5 SYMF, 2015

Charisse Vu

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 17 SYMF, 2015
  • 1st Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Duet, 2015*
  • 3rd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Solo for ages 12-13, 2015
  • Grand Prize Winner, Late Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

David Truong

  • 4th Place Winner, Qualified Solo PQ 20 SYMF, 2015.

 D’Jay Vu

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 6 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Duet, 2015*
  • Circle of Winners, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Emily Nguyen

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 18 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Duet, 2015*

Eric Phan

  • 4th Place Winner, Qualified Duet 13 SYMF, 2015

Fiona Vo

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 10 SYMF, 2015

Grace Bui-Luu

  • 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 5 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 5 SYMF, 2015
  • Circle of Winners, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

 Hong An Hoang

  • 3rd Place Winner, Open Chopin Waltzes POC 18 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Solo for ages 12-13, 2015
  • 4th Place Winner, Early Intermediate? Category of CAPMT District VIII Sonata-Sonatina Competition 2015*
  • Circle of Winners, Advanced Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

 Isabella Tran

  • 4th Place Winner, Qualified Solo PQ6 SYMF, 2015
  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 1 SYMF, 2015

 Jessie Nguyen

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 9 SYMF, 2015
  • Grand Prize Winner, Late Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Jennifer Chau

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 11 SYMF, 2015

Julia Chau

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 11 SYMF, 2015

Kassandra Tran

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 21 SYMF, 2015

Katelyn Trieu

  • Circle of Winners, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Katrina Tran

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 21 SYMF, 2015

Kelly Tran

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 10 SYMF, 2015

Kristine Tran

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 18 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Duet, 2015*

Madison Tran

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Solo PQ7 SYMF, 2015
  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 1 SYMF, 2015

Nicole Trieu

  • Circle of Winners, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Megan Pham

  • Honorable Mention, Early Intermediate? Category of CAPMT District VIII Sonata-Sonatina Competition 2015*

Michelle Hoang

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 9 SYMF, 2015

Nicole Ho

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Solo 34 SYMF, 2015

Nicole Trieu

  • Circle of Winners, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Ngoc-Han Nguyen

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 8 SYMF, 2015

Olivia Bui

  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 3 SYMF, 2015

 Rachael Vu

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Duet 6 SYMF, 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Duet, 2015*
  • Circle of Winners, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Roger Nguyen

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Solo PQ25 SYMF, 2015

Rose Bui-Luu

  • 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 5 SYMF, 2015
  • Circle of Winners, Early Intermediate Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Susan Le

  • 2nd Place Winner, Late Intermediate Category of CAPMT District VIII Sonata-Sonatina Competition 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Solo for ages 12-13, 2015

Thinh Le:

  • Grand Prize Winner, Advanced Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

Thanh Tong

  • 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 14 SYMF, 2015

Travis Luu

  • 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Baroque 3 SYMF, 2015
  • 3rd Place Winner, Diamond Bar Performing Arts for Piano Solo for ages 8-9, 2015

Trisha Tong

  • 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Duet 14 SYMF, 2015

Tu Trinh

  • 1st Place Winner, Qualified Chopin Waltzes 14 SYMF, 2015
  • 3rd Place Winner, Qualified Chopin Polonaise 17 SYMF, 2015
  • Circle of Winners, Advanced Category, Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival Competition 2015

 

SYMF CONCERT–This Weekend!

4August
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Some of our proud winners at Long Beach!

Some of our proud winners at Long Beach!

Little Chopin’s SYMF concert is THIS WEEKEND!

Both SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 5PM (August 8th and 9th), we will be featuring our top pianists that competed at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival in Long Beach! And guess what? We won MORE THAN 50 BEAUTIFUL TROPHIES at that festival. They’ve worked hard and Little Chopin is once more very proud of our soloists, duos, and duet winners!!

YOU need to come to see them perform this weekend, or you are going to miss out!

Asian Night. Sunday, July 12th @ 5:00 PM

9July
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Forty Seven! Asian Composers Recital!

14June
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FORTY SEVEN! We Had FORTY-SEVEN performers at our latest concert– the “Asian Composers Concert” and it was a crazy THREE HOUR LONG CONCERT! Were you there? Did you miss out? For those of you that were there, thank you all for showing up–performers, familiy, friends, and staff.

We had to have 3 Categories for Trophies — Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Wait wait, we had 4 categories! A surprise Best DRESS category! Congratulations to all those that won and performed in this recital.

Some of the best performances are chosen for the Special Concert happening next month on Sunday, July 12th. There will be a formal post about it and everything, just you wait!

Little Chopin and Carnegie Hall?!

27March
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Originally posted from http://www.carnegiehall.org/Information/Weill-Recital-Hall/. Head there for more details!

Originally posted from http://www.carnegiehall.org/Information/Weill-Recital-Hall/. Head there for more details!

How do those two subjects go hand in hand? You’ve heard the rumors folks, and it’s true.

This month one of our students competed in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition” of 2015, a competition that is a bit different from all the competitions you’ve read about so far. In order to compete, the contestants are not supposed to drive / fly to the location, but rather submit a video of themselves performing! Do you know what this means? Do you know this means that possibly ANYONE with a video camera and proper sound can send their video? To win in this competition, their performance not only has to be absolutely perfect, but needs to exude a quality that rockets them out the rest of the crowd.

Another noteworthy fact is that this is a “concerto” competition, where contestants are not exclusively tied to the keyboard, but some will be stroking and caressing the strings, singing with their angelic and passionate voice, or blowing soulfully through a wind instrument as well! Winners are chosen alongside other instruments—what an incredible honor!

Never has Little Chopin competed in a competition of these proportions. Never has Little Chopin been so proud. Let us announce the 2nd place winner of the 13-18 age category, who only just turned 13 around the corner, ALDRIC GOZON!

But wait! It gets even better! Upon placing, he has been invited to perform at a concert hall that is considered THE DREAM hall for any young musician to perform in. This hall has three separate performing spaces, was built in 1891 in Italian Renaissance style, and houses 3,671 seats! That’s right, this early teenager is invited to perform in Carnegie Hall, New York!
Keep shining, Aldric! You are paving the way for future pianists at Little Chopin, and represent the talent we offer here at our school.

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For more information about the Competition, head here: