Covid-19 Update

35th Deborah Kahan Competiton

Congratulations to all our participants and their teachers!

To videos from the Winner's Circle Concert visit: 


Winners of String Division 

Isabella Mariani ..Perpetual Motion by Bohm

Dustin Rood ...Polish Dance by Severn

Audrey Anthony....Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler

Angela Kapikian...Polish Caprice  by Bacewicz


Honorable Mention of String Division

Jessica Xu


Teachers of Winners of String Division

Teri Einfeldt 

Gabe Remillard 

Rafel Videira, 


Winners of Piano Division 

Simone Tsyrulnik..Variations of a Theme by Paganini by W. Gillock

Eric Jansa ...Gigue from Partita #1 B flat Major, BWV 825. by J.S.Bach

Lina Elwood ...Italian Concerto BWV 971, 1st mov. ...J.S.Bach

Abigail Chang ..Sonata in G Major, Op. 49-2, 1st mov. by L.v.Beethoven

Andrew Maskoff ..Prelude Op. 23-2, B flat Major by S. Rachmaninoff

Alexandra Maskoff ..Etudes d'excution transcendante #10 in f minor  by F. Liszt

Lorelai Lee Swanik...Prelude and Fugue in a minor, from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 889 by J.S.Bach

Ava Turner ...Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel


Judges' Award 

Lorelai Lee Swanik


Honorable Mention of Piano Division

David Tsyrulnik

Adam Whitney

Leon Wang

Ulysses Squitieri

Timothy Chen


Teachers of Winners

Kumiko Imamura

Roxane Lee

Tatyana Pykaizen

Galina Rothchild

Edith Sullivan


7th Annual Festival Audition

Congratulations to all winners and participants!

First Place Winners:

Danielle Tom
Mirah Chang
Emily Cheng
Victoria Cheng
Gian Lorenzo Dupitas
Thomas Fanelli
Ryan Ismael-Bakkali
Justin Kim
Alexander Mariani
Maria Stiber
Sarah Whitney
Juliana Yang
Evelyn Young

Yoshie Akimoto
Mila Gottesman
Kumiko Imamura
Edith Sullivan
Galina Zisk Rothschild


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!


Dear CSMTAFC members,

   We hope that this letter finds you safe, and that you are managing to both observe social distancing and maintain your sanity!  We have two announcements that we must make with regret.

   Firstly, after a discussion with our CSMTA state president, Suzan Korman, we have decided to cancel this year's first MAP exams, which were scheduled for May 3. On the positive side, we are planning to have Suzan, who is also the MAP state chair, visit us in the fall to give an orientation on the exams, to explain what is covered in the test, and to provide any other information you might need to start preparing students.  Please be on the lookout for an announcement about this as the fall draws closer.

   Secondly, we also need to cancel the spring showcase recital.  We had been looking forward to this event, as the room and the piano at the Methodist Church in New Canaan are both of a high quality, but given the current state of things we could not hold the event with an expectation of safety.  (Even if this were not the case, all Methodist churches have been required to close their doors until further notice.)   As we witness the progress of the epidemic, and gain a sense of how long-lasting the current situation might be, we will see whether we can consider rescheduling the showcase, or whether it would fall too late in the year to be practical.  If it is possible, we hope to reschedule the event.  If we can do it, we will notify you.

   Please stay well, and expect to hear from us again!


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