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Some of our winners on stage at USOMC

Some of our winners on stage at USOMC

So we did pretty awesome at Fullerton. What about in Oakland at the 25th United States Open Music Competition?!

Upping our game from last year, we had 9 LCP pianists in this competition and entered in tons of categories. This competition took place in Oakland, CA and lasted from February 20th to the 25th. We had soloists and duo-ists; people who played classical pieces, romantic pieces, or even contemporary pieces for a total of 13 different categories! And in 4 of those categories, we placed 1st place.

Some of our winners from this year's 25th USOMC!

Some of our winners from this year’s 25th USOMC!

What did they get for being so amazing?! Well… just certificates, scholarship money, medals…and even shiny crystals?! Nope. I’m not jealous at all. Not me. Maybe just a little. (People who placed are awarded a medal. However, 1st Place winners receive medals, scholarship money, and the spectacular crystals).

Our winners of this year’s 25th USOMC are:

Alina Tu Trinh
3rd Place in Treasury of Classical Composers – Advanced
4th Place in Treasury of Contemporary Composers – Advanced B

Ashley Dixon
3rd Place in Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble Junior with Dayna Nguyen
3rd Place in Piano Duet/Ensemble Junior with Dayna Nguyen
4th place in 8c Open Solo

Bella Dang
1st Place in Open Duet Romantic Junior with D’Jay Vu – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
1st Place in Open Duet Contemporary Junior with D’Jay Vu – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

Carolyn Tran
1st Place in Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble Junior with Nicole Ho – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

D’Jay Vu
1st Place in Open Duet Romantic Junior with Bella Dang – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
1st Place in Open Duet Contemporary Junior with Bella Dang – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
4th place in Showcase Piano Solo Junior

Dayna Nguyen
3rd Place in Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble with Ashley Dixon
3rd Place in Piano Duet/Ensemble Junior with Ashley Dixon

Isabella Tran
1st Place in Showcase Piano Solo – Elementary – GRAND PRIZE WINNER
2nd Place in Treasury of Classical Composers Junior
2nd Place in Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble with Madison Tran

Madison Tran
2nd Place in Treasury of Classical composers – Intermediate
2nd Place in Treasury of Classical Composers – Intermediate C
4th place in Showcase Piano Solo – Elementary

Nicole Ho
1st Place in Showcase Piano Duo/Ensemble Junior with Carolyn Tran – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
3rd Place in Treasury of Romantic Composers Senior

Those crystals we were talking about.

Yup. We weren’t kidding. #jealous

Nicole Ho and Carolyn Tran with our principal, Molly Nguyen!

Nicole Ho and Carolyn Tran with our principal, Molly Nguyen!

Congratulations to all of you who have won! Your brilliance has blinded us all. Stay tuned for the next year!

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

Our winners in all their glory, sprayed all over the marvelously detailed carpet.

Our winners in all their glory, sprayed all over the marvelously detailed carpet.

 

Breathtaking.
If there’s one word that could describe our most RECENT ACHIEVEMENT that would be it.

Three of our Little Chopin teams (including Carolyn Tran and Nicole Ho; Andrew Luu and Charisse Vu; and Celine Tseng and Hong An Hoang) traveled to their competition venue, a Forbes Five-Star and a AAA-Five-Diamond resort, the BOARDMOOR COLORADO SPRINGS HOTEL.

They were finalists in the UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL DUO PIANO COMPETITION. Weaving through the competition and performing at a spectacular venue is an honor on its own.

But winning is an entirely different feat. And win they did. ALL of our teams placed in their respective categories. Little Chopin is overflowing with absolute pride and admiration for these brilliant and assiduous students. THANK YOU ALL!

The United States International Duo Piano Competition Results:

Category 4: Carolyn Tran and Nicole Ho – 2nd Place
Category 5: Andrew Andrew Luu and Charisse Vu – 3rd Place
Category 6: Celine Tseng and Hong An Hoang – 2nd Place

Top row: Hong An Hoang, Celine Tseng, Charisse Vu, and Andrew Luu.  Bottom row: Nicole Ho and Carolyn Tran

Top row: Hong An Hoang, Celine Tseng, Charisse Vu, and Andrew Luu. Bottom row: Nicole Ho and Carolyn Tran

Check out that venue!

Check out that venue!

Celine Tseng (left) and Aldric Gozon (right)

Celine Tseng (left) and Aldric Gozon (right)

“We started practicing together when Celine joined my piano school and our teacher Molly Nguyen put us together.”

Our two pianists are sizzling through “The Accolade,” the Sunny Hills High school’s newspaper, striking a super cool pose. Half of an entire page is dedicated to chronicling their journey through competitions together, how they met, what they learned… Our favorite quote from Celine Tseng was “Aldric helped me realize that piano is not just hitting the keys…it’s a way of expressing feelings, [bonding] with one another [and going] through happy…or…horrible times.”

They deserve it! Both of these pianists have been with us for more than seven years and we are proud to be with them, every step of the way.

GO ALDRIC AND CELINE!

Taken during one of our programs at the 2016 Christmas Recital!

Taken during one of our programs at the 2016 Christmas Recital!

 

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! Without your help, the 2016 Christmas recital wouldn’t have been possible! EVERY YEAR we rely on YOU to make our recitals and concert a success.

During our gigantic 12 programs of Christmas Recitals, we’ve had

Our Door Monitors in front, who greeted our lovely pianists and family.
Our MCs who confidently spoke to the crowd and set the mood.
Our Lights and Sound Technicians who carefully coordinated the timing of every light and sound.
And at last our Stage Operators who helped with setting up and all the small things we needed to get done.

We can’t thank you all enough for signing up and taking the initiative to help us. If you need documentation for community service hours, please stop by the front desk to ask for our community service form.

Our next program might be in Halloween. Stay tuned (-;

lcp-christmas-facebook-post

Click to see the schedule!

 

The final schedule for THE 2016 CHRISTMAS RECITAL IS UP!

http://littlechopin.org/scripts/Recital-2016-December.php

Check it out to see what a great collection we have. And double check for your child’s recital date. We ask that all families come 30 minutes BEFORE their scheduled time. Students need to be checked in, seated, and ready to go!

Our first recital starts THIS SATURDAY AT 12 PM! See you there!

Note: In order to navigate from the main website, simply look at the task bar on the right side of the website, and click on “Christmas Recital Schedule.” Or you can just use the link above (-:

HO HO HO! We bet some of you just can’t wait for Christmas season to come. Some of you are ALREADY listening to Christmas music, and November isn’t even over yet! We know that we can’t wait. In fact, most of our students right now are prepping up to perform Christmas pieces for the upcoming recital. This year we have TWELVE PROGRAMS full of Christmas pieces! Here’s a little chart showing what are the dates and times for all the programs!

All the programs!

All the programs!

By now your student should have already submitted a Christmas Recital 2016 form, which asks you to note FOUR POSSIBLE programs you could be in, along with information regarding the student’s piece and composer.  If you have not done so, PLEASE DO SO NOW! There will be a late fee applied.

PORTRAITS should all be taken by now as well! Portraits will be printed sometime AFTER the recital. So please be patient! They will look fantastic!

What are you waiting for? Save the date, get practicing, and invite all your loved ones to the show!

Little Chopin will be closed this Thursday, on the 24th for Thanksgiving! You’d know what would be a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving? By listening to some Bach…. BACH BACH BACH!!! Here’s a video of one of our pianists playing a rather fast Bach piece!

Celine Tseng performing  Prelude and Fugue No.21" Johann Sebastian Bach

Celine Tseng performing Prelude and Fugue No.21″ Johann Sebastian Bach

Have a great one (:

 

Taken from: http://usidpc.org/, the Broadmoor Hotel.

Little Chopin’s got a sweet tooth for international competitions and can’t stop.

Last month we received word about two of our stellar duo teams: Charisse Vu and Andrew Luu; Celine Tseng and Hong An Hoang. They are finalists in the United States International Duo Piano Competition (USIDPC), which boasts itself of being the “#1 duo competition in the world” (http://usidpc.org/).

This is GIGANTIC! Pianists of ALL ages can enter, whether you are 6 and under, or 18 and above playing as a professional pianist. Yet our two teams have combed through the competition and ended up being finalists in this competition.

And it gets better. Finalists are invited to perform at a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Resort, the Broadmoor Colorado Springs resort hotel. It is beautiful! It is like something out of a dream. In the midst of a green lush valley and a deep blue lake, the hotel sits amongst well kept lawns and fountains and neatly trimmed pines. Inside are fancy carpets, huge love seats, curtains that hang from wall to wall, and chandeliers to make you feel like royalty.  Just go to their website, the prestige speaks for itself: http://usidpc.org/the-broadmoor/. Being able to perform here is out of this world!

But their work does not end there. Practice hard they will. Because on the days that they are there (on January 6-8, 2017), they will be competing in their respective categories to receive 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Can they do it? Will they win?! Stay tuned. AND CHEER THEM ON!