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in Events, Music  •   Comments Off on WOOHOO!

It was a full house today! What a fantastic event! So many people attended, people laughed, cried, and cheered! Thank you so much our fabulous musicians, our hard working staff (Master of Ceremonies, video editors, sounds and lights technician, camera operator, door monitor, it goes on and on!) and Drew Tretick! Most of all, thank you for all of you who were able to attend. It was free of charge, so it was not one to miss!

The pictures taken during the concert will be uploaded in the following weeks. Stay tuned! (-: Little Chopin out!

A peek into the editting of Aldric Gozon's Video.

A peek into the editting of Aldric Gozon’s Video.

International Competitor’s Concert ! The hype is REAL!

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Do you want to hear five fantastic pianists and a world class violinist? All in one show?
Join us at the Chopin Performing Arts Center!

We will be featuring five of our super talented pianists who competed in the Biannual Los Angeles International Liszt Competition in late 2014. They are Celine Tseng, Megan Pham, Hong-An Hoang, Susan Le, and ALDRIC GOZON who placed first in his division. We will also be featuring DREW TRETICK, a world class violinist who has performed in Europe, Asian, Canada, and throughout the United States. He has also been featured on PBS and has released multiple of albums. Attendance is FREE OF CHARGE and will be on Sunday February 8th, 2015 at 10872 Westminster Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843.
Please call (714) 636-0836 for more information

Our playlist consists of :
“Over the Rainbow” – Harold Arlen – Drew Tretick
“Nocturne in C# Minor” – Chopin – Alric Gozon and Drew Tretick
“Au Bord D’Une Source” – Liszt – Megan Pham
“Salut d’amour (Love’s Greeting) Op.12” – Elgar – Celine Tseng and Drew Tretick
“Sonetto 104 del Petraca” – Liszt – Hong-An Hoang
“Phantom of the Opera” – Andrew Lloyd Webber – Drew Tretick
“Paganini Etude No. 6” – Liszt – Celine Tseng
“Serenade” – Schubert – Susan Le and Drew Tretick
“Polonaise No. 1” – Liszt – Aldric Gozon
“Preludium and Allegro” – Kreisler – Hong-An Hoang and Drew Tretick
“Schindler’s List” – John Williams – Drew Tretick
“Concerto in F minor, Opus 21- Maestoso” – Chopin – Aldric Gozon
“Let it Go” – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – Drew Tretick
“Ragtime Alla Turca” – Mozart arrg. Greg Anderson – Celine Tseng and Aldric Gozon
“Time to Say Goodbye” – Sartori – Drew Tretick

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Have you SEEN the song titles?!

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The songs we have on this list will blow you away!
This Sunday at 4PM we will be featuring musicians who will perform Andrew Lloyd’s “Phantom of the Opera,” John’s William‘s “Schindler’s List,” Satori’sIt’s Time to say Goodbye“, Arlen’sOver the Rainbow,” Let it Go“, Chopin’s Nocturne and Concerto, Mozart, Elgar, Liszt, and a whole lot of AWESOMENESS! A concert of this magnitude is unheard of in the history of Little Chopin! If you’re not coming to the International Competitor’s Concert, then you are missing out!

Aldric and Drew!

Aldric and Drew!

It is at 4 PM in the Performing Arts Center at 10872 Westminster Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843. Call: (714) 636-0836 for more details.

International Competitor’s Concert!

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Are you excited? The International Competitor’s Concert is THIS week on February 8th at 4PM. We are featuring five of our very talented pianists whom participated in the Biannual International LIzst Competition. Among one of them is Aldric Gozon who placed FIRST in his division. We also have a guest performer DREW TRETICK, a world known violinist who will be performing his pieces too! SAVE THE DATE NOW!

INT. Competitors Concert & Drew Tretick!

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Are you hyped up for this concert?! You should be!

On Sunday, February 8th at 4 PM, we will be featuring five of our International Competitors: 1st Place Winner Aldric Gozon, with Celine Tseng, Megan Pham, Hong-An Hoang, and Francis Le. These are the five very hard working and talented students who competed in the Los Angelas Franz Liszt International Competition that took place last November. We also will have a very exciting guest performance.

Please welcome to the stage, Drew Tretick! Drew Tretick is an amazing violin virtuoso known throughout the world. He graduated from the Julliard School of Music and has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and Andrea Bocelli. He has recorded for cinema, and the Olympic Champions On Ice. He has traveled and performed in Asia, Canada, Europe, and throughout the United States. And now he is coming to Little Chopin! You may read up more on his bio and his official website is here.

See his performance of “It’s Time to Say Goodbye” on PBS television below:

He will be performing several pieces with Aldric Gozon as well as his own set of repertoire. We’ll see you there! This is one event NOT to miss! 


Last Night!

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Were YOU there at the Asian Composer Recital?!

It was a great success! Seats were overflowing with people and the program flowed smoothly along; parents were deeply engaged and excitement hummed throughout the room. Special to today were singers Thanh Trúc from Asia Entertainment and Ninh Cát Loan Châu from Paris by Night . Aldric Gozon composes his own five page piece and more student vocalists like Kassandra and Katrina Tran have stepped onto the stage. Combined with the grand collection of Asian music (mostly Vietnamese), the professional work offered by our staff, door managers, and technicians, this recital was one not to miss!

10 Days!

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10 DAYS till Christmas!! But only 5 days until our Christmas Recital on Saturday and 6 days until our Sunday program!! Both will be from 4:30-5:30 PM. Do not forget that we will have a break from the 24th on Tuesday and will close until Wednesday January 1st. School starts on the 2nd!

Also, don’t forget to check out this magical piano guys!:


It was posted not too long ago. But if you want to have the magic revealed to you (*spoilers!*) , you may read more at:


Rain, Rain, Rain!

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THE RAIN’S COMING ALONG GUYS! How many composers do you know have written pieces on the rain? It is certainly a miracle of this world and has generated a multitude of reactions for its human beings on earth. The two composers that come to my mind are George Winston and Ryuchi Sakamoto, who both composed pieces called “Rain.”
George Winston does a really nice job with this piece. And so does Sakamoto! But their differences are apparent. Sakamoto focuses more on the “pouding” and moving rhythm that flows horizontally across the sheet, despite all the vertical chords! Winston’s on the other hand is very calming, but becomes very chaotic and complex towards the middle half, probably alluding to the rapid and random scatter of rain. This could be affected by a variety of things–such as location, culture, and perspective.  How would you write a piece if you wanted to capture the rain?! Have fun!

Here are their “Rain” Pieces!


Happy Saturday!

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This is a very old recording, by Sviatoslav Richter, a very famous Russian pianist well known for his interpretations and technique! That man is SO AMAZING! In his time, he is called by Glenn Gould one of the greatest “communicators the world of music has produced,” and has made Arthur Rubinstein cry! yes, cry!

Here is the video, and it makes me want to quit! LOL I’m kidding, I’ll go practice right now…

More details on the Upcoming Recital

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I wanted to include a short reminder for all of you who have chosen your pieces for the video game/ anime recital. If you happened to have chosen a Disney song, you might want to save it…. not for this recital (-; For special reasons not yet said.

Anyway, when you do choose a piece, I’d try to choose a song from a game/anime that no one really knows so we can add to the variation of the recital. If you absolutely love it though, then no one is stopping you!

Here’s a rather old anime that some of you might know. A simple piece really, but the dynamics are extra good. ;D