Masterclass with Dr. Paul Wirth
On Sunday, April 19th @ 11 am a masterclass was held on Zoom led by Dr. Paul Wirth (Northwestern University - Minnesota).
The participants were:
Beethoven: Sonata in f, Op. 2-1, IV. Prestissimo
Liszt : Notturno No.3, “Liebestraum"
Mozart: Sonata in C, K.279, I. Allegro
Thank you to our performers and their teachers for their exceptional preparation. Dr. Wirth was an exemplar of great piano teaching: encouraging and kind to each student, illuminating each score with his knowledge and expertise.
You can read more about Dr. Paul Wirth here.
36th Deborah Kahan Competition Winners Circle
0:10 Yuanmei Zhao
4:27 Avigail Kohl
6:31 Mirah Chang
9:20 Giora Nadav
13:53 Eric Jansa
16:54. Lina Elwood
19:30 Abigail Chang
22:46 Mindy Zhao
32:36 Avery Cotton
35:26 Shalev Weber
39:13 Melody Cui
45:52 Nicole Razhanskiy
53:55 Stephanie Chang
59:39 Willa Brasch
This year’s distinguished adjudicators were :
Piano Section: Mr. Randall Hodgkinson and Dr. Lois Shapiro
String Section: Mr. Jaroslaw Lis and Ms. Naoko Tanaka.
Avigail Kohl...Chopin : Valse Op. 64-2
Mirah Chang...Debussy : Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum
Giora Nadav...Beethoven : Sonata Op. 10-1, I mov.
Eric Jansa...Ginastera : Rondo Special Award
Lina Elwood...Poulenc : Toccata
Abigail Chang...J.S.Bach : Well-Tempered Clavier, C minor BWV847
Avery Cotton...Chopin : Etude Op.10-12
Shalev Weber..Rachmaninoff : Prelude in E flat major, Op. 23-6
Melody Cui...Ravel : Alborada del gracioso
Stephanie Chang...Beethoven : Sonata Op. 7 I mov. Special Award
Keshav Kaushik Gopal
Yuanmei Zhao...Vivaldi : Concerto Op. 3 RV356 I.
Mindy Zhao...Saint-Saens : Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28
Nicole Razhansky...Wieniawski : Concerto #2 Op. 22 I mov.
Willa Brasch...J. S. Bach : Sonata in g, BWV1001, II Fuga
Teachers of Winners
Yoshie Akimoto, Svitlana Fiorito, Kumiko Imamura, Dan Nadav, Benjamin Steinhardt (piano)
Teri Einfeldt, Marina Kitaychik (strings)
Congratulations to all the winners and participating teachers!
2019 CSMTA STATE CONFERENCE
On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 the Fairfield Chapter of the CSMTA hosted CSMTA's annual conference.
Thank you to the CSMTA leadership, our presenters Dr. Noa Kageyama and composer Dr. Eric Nathan, the Suzuki Music School of Westport, and everyone who participated, volunteered, and donated for making our 2019 State Conference a great success!
2020 Festival Audition Results
Ryan Ismael Bakkali (Kumiko Imamura) Pn
Abigail Chang (Amy Schumann-Griswold) Vn
Mirah Chang (Amy Schumann-Griswold) Vn
Eric Chen (Victoria Markova) Pn
Thomas Fanelli (Edith Sullivan) Pn
Jackson Jansa (Kumiko Imamura) Pn
Christy Lai (Kumiko Imamura)Pn
Wilbert Sullivan (Edith Sullivan)Pn
Alexander Svoronos (Kumiko Imamura)Pn
Nathan Stanislavsky (Victoria Markova)Pn
Sarah Whitney (Edith Sullivan)Pn
Juliana Yang (Edith Sullivan)Pn
Teachers of first place winners:
Congratulations to all participants!
Dear CSMTAFC members,
We are pleased to announce our events for the Fall Season, all of which will be held online.
Fall Recital: Celebrating Diversity
Recital Date: Sunday, Nov 8th 1 pm
Deadline to submit titles and lengths of pieces being performed: Friday, September 25
Deadline for video submissions: November 1st
For our Fall recital this year we are celebrating composers of African, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous backgrounds. Students will pre-record their pieces and memory is not required. During the recital students will announce their pieces live and we'll watch their performances together. A list of recommended composers and repertoire collections will is currently available.
Recital Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020 (early afternoon)
Deadline to submit titles and lengths of pieces being performed: November 27
Deadline for video submissions: December 5th
Student recital on Zoom. Students may prepare 1-2 pieces of their choosing (of a reasonable duration). Memorization is required. Students will pre-record their pieces. During the recital students will introduce their pieces live and we'll watch their performances together.
The goal of this festival is to provide recognition to talented and motivated students who can prepare for an evaluated audition, and who are confident enough to perform in public. It is open to students of voice, piano and all other instruments.
Students who intend to participate in CSMTA's Deborah Kahan Competition are NOT eligible to perform in this event.
Festival Date: Sunday, December 13th
Applications Sent via Regular Mail: postmarked on or before November 30, 2020
Online Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 6th
For more information visit our 'Festival' page.
36th Annual Deborah Kahan Competition
This competition is open Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar; soloists, duos, or any combination of piano and strings. Students must be between the age of 6 and 18. Students prepare two contrasting pieces in period and style from standard Classical repertoire.
Competition Date: Sunday, January 24th
Submission Deadline: All materials must be received by Sunday, January 10th
We look forward to seeing you and your students soon!
Online Orientation for the MAP Music Achievement Program
Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m.
Instructor : Suzan Korman
Please email Kumiko Imamura at email@example.com by 2/13.
The MAP materials will be sent by email to each participant.
Please see below about MAP.
A Pops Recital
Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m.
Piano Masterclass with Dr. Paul Wirth
Sunday, April 18, 11 am
Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m.
Full M.A.P. Music Achievement Program hosted by Hartford Chapter
Sunday, May 2, time TBA
Saturday, June 5, time TBA
M.A.P. Music Achievement Program Theory Exams only
Saturday, June 19, 2021 time TBA