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Honors Recital Highlights
November 12, 2017

An increase in the number of applicants this year and in the number of students selected to perform resulted in our presenting three Honors Recitals for the first time, instead of the usual two! Programs for the three recitals, presented at 3:00, 4:30, and 6:00 at the Randolph Performing Arts Center of The Music Den on Sunday, November 12, are listed below. MEA congratulates our 52 solo and 11 ensemble winners and their dedicated teachers!

MEA graciously thanks the Wharton Music Institute for the use of their facility for the auditions, and the Music Den in Randolph for not only providing a perfect performance space, but also accommodating our need for extra time at short notice. Thank you to dedicated committee members Sallie Lloyd, Ruth Pasquariello, and Charlene Step for their invaluable work, and to all those who contributed to the success of this event, making these recitals special to the performers, their parents, teachers, and friends.

3pm Recital


3pm Program
Preston Wang Allegretto in C Major Neefe
Jordan Guo Sonatina No. 1, 3rd mvt. Latour
Ella Chai Elizabeth's Lullaby Alexander
Alyssa Wang Scherzo Weber
Justin Zhang Sonata, Op. 49, No. 1, 2nd mvt. Beethoven
Zoey Wen Consolation No. 2 Liszt
Jessica Gao Solfeggietto C.P.E. Bach
Vicky Yang & James Cao Rondo for Four Hands Op. 163, No. 6 Diabelli
Jennifer Jang Sonata, Hob. XVI:23 1st mvt. Haydn
Emma Lau Sonatina in E-flat Major Op. 19/20, No. 6, 1st mvt. Dussek
Alexander Dong Sonatina, Op. 13, No. 1, 3rd mvt. Kabalevsky
Aadhithyaram Balaji Sonatina in B-flat Major 1st mvt. Diabelli
Christina Huang Sonatina in C major Op. 36, No. 3, 1st mvt. Clementi
Sharanya Devarakonda Sonata, K. 545, 3rd mvt. Mozart
Sophie & Helen Makus Galop, Op. 266, No. 1 Becucci
Sahdev Patel Folia Scarlatti
Lauren Jang Valse Romantico, No. 3, from Linterna Magica, Op. 101 Turina
Isabella Velucci First Arabesque Debussy
Jennifer Cao Tarantella Pieczonka


4:30pm Recital


4:30pm Program
Veralyn Yang Asian Tiger Prowl Hall
Nathan Luybarsky Rondo in C Major Mozart
Jonathan Bondarchuk Night Train Goldston
Tiffany Yang Polnisches Lied Op. 117, No. 18 Heller
Helena Kim Six Variations on the Duet Nel cor più non mi sento Beethoven
Austin & Franklin Mau Hungarian Dances, No. 5 Brahms
Ivory Piskula Angel Voices Op. 100, No. 21 Burgmüller
Radha Pingle Rock Zone Vandall
Annie Li Elfin Dance Op. 12, No. 4 Grieg
Austin Mau Sonatina, Op. 13, No. 1, 3rd mvt. Kabalevsky
Christine Peng Sonatina in G Major Op. 36, No. 5, 3rd mvt. Clementi
Avery Kim Dizzy Fingers Confrey
Franklin Mau Two-Part Invention, No. 13 J.S. Bach
Sophia Kim Mazurka, Op. 7, No. 3 Chopin
Ivory & Iris Piskula Pavanne from American Symphonette No. 2 Gould
Sheldon Yoon Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum Debussy
Katherine Wu Witches' Dance Op. 17, No. 2 McDowell
Rebecca Hsiao Sonatine, 1st mvt. Ravel
Evan Wang Sonata, K. 331, 3rd mvt. - Alla Turca Mozart


6pm Recital


6pm Program
Anthony Zhuang Children at Play from "For Children", Vol. 1 Bartok
Eric Guo Sonatina in F Major 2nd mvt. Beethoven
Aayush Bhakey Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 5, 3rd mvt. Clementi
Joyce Hwang Reverie from "Album for the Young", Op. 39 Tchaikovsky
Zara Yu Sonatina, Op. 13, No. 1, 3rd mvt. Kabalevsky
Alexander Howden The Great Smoky Mountains Glover
Emma Zheng First Arabesque Debussy
Joyce Hwang, Emily Hwang & Sophia Lee 12th Street Rag Bowman
Grace Zhang Courante Handel
Tiffany Yang Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 1 Chopin
Emily Hwang Dance on the Holiday from "Suite for Children" S. Ding
Sophia Lee IL Penseroso, Op. 45, No. 16 Heller
Niyati Kasnyap L'orage (The Storm) Op. 109, No. 13 Burgmüller
David Andrews Presto Vivo Cecere
Ton Rattanasoontorn Sonatina, 1st mvt. Khachaturian
Sophia Chang Valse Oubliée in F# minor, No. 1 Liszt
Jamie Shou Three Fantasias on Caprices Op. 16, No. 1 Mendelssohn
Caitlin Samson Sonata in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (Moonlight), 1st mvt. Beethoven
Noah Chen Rigoletto Liszt


Congratulations to the following teachers whose students were awarded Honors:
Sophia Agranovich, Dr. Lorraine Butterfield, Carmela Cecere, Rebecca Eng, Azar P. Gordon, Amanda Harberg, Barbara Hause, Mansoon Kim, Michelle Kim, Dr. Julia Lam, Chuanyin Lee, Marlene Lippman, Florence Liu, Elizabeth Martyn, Dr. Thomas Parente, Sondra Tammam, Grace Tseng, Stella Xu, Yuka Yanagi, and Ying Zhang

MEA Honors Recital Committee:
Marlene Lippman - Chair, Sallie Lloyd, Ruth Pasquariello, Charlene Step.