Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Inland Valley Symphony - Tales of Magic and Music

Congratulation to Alex Few being announced one of the three winners in the Inland Valley Youth Symphony auditions. We are looking forward to her performance and wish her all the best. What an excitement performing with an orchestra! As if that was not enough! Additionally Alex will be performing on Sunday morning May 17th in the Southern California Junior Bach Regional competition in Orange County.
Here is her Thursday May 14 and Sunday May 17 program:


Tales of Magic and Music

Young People's Concert featuring the winners of the

2009 Young Artist Competition

Dr. Jeanine Trent - Music Director

May 14th (Thursday) 7:30 pm

Old Town Temecula Community Theater

42051 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590 (866) 653-8696

May 17th (Sunday) 3:30 pm

Vista Murrieta High School Theater

28251 Clinton Keith Rd., Murrieta, CA 92563

IVS 2009 Concerto Competition Winners!


Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major featuring Josiah Tolopilo
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46

Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Major, featuring Alex Few

Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf - Michael Stairs, Narrator

Hardiman: Music From The Lord Of The Dance

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, featuring Andy Leu

TICKETS: $18 Adults, $15 Seniors, $15 Students (18 & Under),

$3 Children (12 & Under)

Tickets may be purchased online at: - for May 14th

Box Office Phone: (866) 653-8696 - for May 17th

For more info call: (760) 318-0460 or (951) 677-9465

Young Pianist Competition

I am happy to announce, that April 5, 2009 in the MTAC Young Pianist Competition Alex Few received 2nd place in HS-I; Cynthia Phan received an Honorable Mention in E-II and Sai Sivapalan received an Honorable Mention in JH.
Congratulations to all winners.

MTAC Certificate of Merit (TM)

Congratulations to everyone who participated and tested in the Certificate of Merit (TM). I am very happy to announce, that everyone from our Studio, passed their exams. All the hard work, extra theory hours and additional practice, paid off.

Please, congratulate:

Bret Paddock, Level 8 Branch Honors

Theresa Pailma, Level 6 Branch Honors

Corrina Conway, Level 6 Branch Honors

Justin Markowitz, Level 7 and Graduating Senior and Branch Honors

Ranen Unger Hicks, Level 1

Mitchell Johnson,Level 6 Branch Honors

Shalini Nair,Level 8 Branch Honors

Alex Few,Level Adv Branch Honors

Cindy Liang Path B, Level 6

Chloe Lovato, Level 4

Cynthia Nguyen Phan,Level 6, Convention

Kathleen Nguyen Phan,Level 2

Sierra Rupnow,Level 4

Andrew Vu, Level 5,Branch Honors

Nessa Vu, Level 2

Victoria Vu, Level 3

Jothy Yogarajah,Level 6 Branch Honors

Antonio Pontarelli, Level 8 Branch Honors

Sai Sivapalan,Level 9 Branch Honors

Kelly Rausch, Path B Level Prep

Maxine Imura, Level 6, Branch Honors

Shanti Ryle, Level Adv Branch Honors

Sharmini Premananthan, Level 7 Branch Honors

Niranjana Premananthan, Level 1

Vinayak Pillai, Level 6

Vishakh Pillai, Level 3

Song Nguyen, Level 2

Jessica Behar, Level 2

Kenna Behar, Path B Level Prep

Brittany Durgiah, Level 3

Cambria Justine Lauritsen, Level 4

Junior Bach Festival

We are happy to announce that Alex Few was declared a winner, performing the a minor Prelude and Fuge WTC II BWV 889. Sharmini Premananthan and Corrina Conway received Honorable Mentions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lake Elsinore Rotary Music Competition

Bret Paddock decided to enter the Lake Elsinore Rotary Music Competition in the last minute with the 1st movement of the Beethoven Sonata Op 31 No 2 and the Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag. He is certainly happy that he did, winning 1st place in the piano category ($250.00), and 2nd in the instrumental category ($150.00). Congratulations Bret, way to go. Eva

Inland Empire Piano Festival

February 8th came and went in a glance. Our Studio was represented with Ranen Unger-Hicks, Category 1A and first place; Sharmini Premananthan, Category III-B and 3rd place; Alex Few Category IV-B and Honorable Mention and Corrina Conway, Category V-A and Honorable Mention.
Cogratulations to all performers and participants. Your performances were well received and appreciated.