2020 Student Honor Recital
Chopin - Polonaise in G minor
Arianne Zhang is a student from Dr Irina Tchantceva’s studio at PIOM. Arianne is 10 years old and is currently a 5th grade student in Loomis Basin Charter School. She started her piano lessons when she was 6 years old. In addition to playing piano, she also enjoys reading books and playing violin.
Thomas Attwood Sonatina in G I Allego II Andante III Rondo Allego
Will Huang is a student from Ms. Carol Chuang’s Studio at PIOM.
He is 8 years old and has been playing piano for 15 months. Currently, he is a 2nd grade student at Theodore Judah elementary school. Besides playing piano, he loves swimming and playing chess.
Toccata by Francis Poulenc
Isabel Feng is a student from Ms. Carol Chuang’s studio at PIOM. She is a 9-year-old 4th grader and has been playing piano for 5 years.
When not practicing piano, she can be found with her nose in a book or playing “school” with her sister and 56 stuffed animal students. Her dream is to be a teacher when she grows up.
Mozart Sonata K.545 Mvmt 1
Yichen Huang is a student from Ms. Carol Chuang’s studio at PIOM. She is 8-years-old and has been playing piano for 3.5 years.
Yichen is a 3rd grader at Russell Ranch Elementary school. She likes dancing and swimming, as well as reading fiction and science books.
Chopin Waltz in Db Major, Op 64 No 1
William Ye is a student from Ms Carol Chuang’s studio at PIOM.
William is a 9 years old, is currently a 4th grader in Natoma Station Elementary and has been playing piano for almost 4 years. He loves playing sports—especially tennis—as well as watching engineers build things on YouTube.
Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances
Claire Jin—a student from Ms. Carol Chuang’s Studio—is 8-years-old and a second grader at Sandra J. Gallardo Elementary School.
Aside from playing the piano, Claire loves reading, math, and playing tennis and chess.￼
Mozart Sonata No 5 in G Major, KV 283 I. Allegro
Veronica Richard, a student of Ms Carol Chuang’s at PIOM, is twelve years old and is currently in the sixth grade at Ridgeview Elementary School in Granite Bay.
She’s been taking piano lessons since age seven, but for the past year has also been playing the flute. In addition to her music, Veronica may be found on the tennis court swinging her racket and chatting with friends. One of her newest projects has been filming time lapse videos of her friends playing video games.
Sinfonia No 15 BWV 801 by J.S. Bach
Audrey Jiang is a student of Ms. Carol Chuang’s piano studio at PIOM. She is a fifth grader at Russell Ranch Elementary School and has been playing piano for 5 years.
Besides playing piano, she likes to read, swim, and paint.
Chopin Waltz in F major, Op.34 No.3
Garrett Xu is student of Ms. Carol Chuang’s at PIOM. He is 13 years old and attends 8th grade as Granite Oaks Middle School.
Besides playing piano, he loves to learn math and play rhythm games in his free time.
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C# Minor
Maria Kudryavtseva is a student of Ms Carol Chuang’s at PIOM. She is currently 14-years-old, but has been playing piano since she was 5 and taking lessons since 10. She goes to Folsom Middle School where she’s in the 8th grade.
In addition to playing piano, she takes Jazz Band classes at her school. She also enjoys reading and going for walks.
F. Schubert: Impromptu Op.142 No.3 in B-flat major, D.935
Grace Feng is an 8th grader from Folsom, CA. She began her piano lessons at the age 4 with Ms. Carol Chuang.
Besides playing both piano and viola, Grace also enjoys writing and baking.
Chopin Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major Op. 47
Selina Lin is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School and a student of Ms. Carol’s studio at PIOM.
In addition to studying piano, she is part of the ORHS marching band. She also likes to draw, tutor kids after school, play video games, and listen to music.
Liszt/Paganini Etude No.6 in A minor
Prokofiev Sonata no 1
Owen Yang is a sixteen-year-old junior at Folsom High School who’s been playing piano since age 5 and is currently studying with Ms. Carol Chuang.
In addition to piano, Owen plays cello as a member of the Folsom Lake Symphony under maestro Peter Jeff. He’s also passionate about math.
J. B. Bréval: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 17 in D Major, I. Allegro Moderato
Hora Staccato by Grigoraș Dinicu
Jayden Hoh, a student of Ms. Rei at PIOM. He is a 7th grader at Sutter Middle School and has been playing the violin since age 7.
Jayden is also a member of Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra. In his free time, Jayden enjoys developing games and is a Lego Architecture enthusiast.
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 (3. Allegro molto)
Aaron Niu, a fourteen-year-old student from Mr. Jia-Mo Chen’s studio at PIOM. He’s in ninth grade and has been playing the cello for six years. Aaron loves listening to Bach’s cello suites and playing many different composers’ concertos.
In addition, he swims on a competitive team and likes to read in his spare time. In the future, Aaron hopes to continuously improve his playing and achieve many things with cello.
Bach Sonata No. 3
18-year-old Ava Adams is currently a sophomore at Folsom Lake College, but will soon be transferring to nursing school. She has studied with Dr. Christine Choi since 2019, has performed with the Sacramento Youth Symphony for six years and played with a number of chamber groups as well.
Ava enjoys skiing and traveling when she is not studying, and plans continue to practicing as much as possible during nursing school.
Gavotte in G Minor by J. S. Bach
Kevin Chen, is a student from Dr. Christine Choi’s studio at PIOM and has been playing violin for 2 years. He is 8-years-old and is in the 3rd grade at Buckeye Union Mandarin Immersion Charter School in El Dorado Hills. Besides playing violin, he loves reading, coding, and playing video games.
Concerto in E minor, Opus 64, Mendelssohn
Hanna Wysoczynska, now 13, has been playing the violin since she was 5. Hanna shares her long and exciting journey of learning with her amazing teacher Rei Luu. She is currently a 7th grade student at Sutter Middle School.
Additionally, Hanna has performed with the Sacramento Youth Symphony since 2015 and is now playing in Premier Orchestra. In her free time, she likes to draw, play tennis, hike and simply enjoy nature.