SMAA Student Placed Third Among 11 States!!

Congratulation to Stephanie Chang!! She returned from MTNA Eastern Division Competition that took place in Boston on January 8, 2017 with 3rd Place. She was the youngest and the only girl that got awarded at this prestigious level contest! We are very proud of you Stephanie!

Chang Wins MTNA State Piano Competition



By | January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SMAA Student Placed Third Among 11 States!!

Great news from the latest State competition!

Great latest news from the Stamford Music and Arts Academy: two of the piano division students have passed preliminary State level competition. The first prize in Junior Division is given to Stephanie Chang, who is a well trained prodigy product of the Academy from her childhood years. Stephanie will represent Connecticut at the Eastern Division Competition in Boston on January 2017. Her program included works of Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel.

Stephanie Chang concert stage… appearances reveal already an established musician artist. It is unbelievable to witness such impressive achievement of this young girl in her teenage years. It all comes as a result of hard work and patience which has to become a necessary addition in polishing a good talent. Also it should be supported by the real inner effort of the student to become a performing artist, which is also a gift besides of being a talented child.

The second prize winner at the State Competition Senior Division is Gyan Singh Maria, who is also a student of the Stamford Music and Arts Academy. He performed compositions of Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Shostakovich. Gyan recently returned back from Europe, Hungary, winning there the First Prize among the young artists on the International Piano Concerto Competition. Now he is invited to perform the Second Concerto of Rachmaninov in Budapest with the orchestra as a winner of the First Prize.

We are proud to acknowledge that both of these young artists already familiar with the best performing stages as Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall by Lincoln Center.

The next step for two of these winners is in January, when they will continue competition already on the interstate level. We cannot wait for this special moment when they will participate and compete among the well trained in classical music best young artists of eleven states.



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4th Grader From NMS Wins 2nd Prize In International Youth Piano Competition!

154 applicants from 11 different countries came together last month to participate in a week long International Youth Piano Competition! It took place in NYC at Merkin Concert Hall.

Some of the best, young pianists traveled to compete at the week-long event. Among the competitors was Stephanie Chang, a 4th grader from North Mianus School. She won 2nd Prize and just so happens to be a Student of the Stamford Music & Arts Academy!

See the full article here.

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