Congratulations to our 2020 Sonata Festival Winners! We are proud of and inspired by you!
First Place – Anya Chandra (Teacher – Diana Yahya):
2nd: Alicia Jiang (Teacher Dana Burnett)
3rd: Kathy Xu (Teacher Berta Godkin)
Kurtis Sun (Teacher – Magdolna Bornemisza)
Allen Zhu (Teacher Ling – Chi Yang)
Daniel Wang (Teacher – Magdolna Bornemisza)
First Place – Melinda Wang (Teacher Berta Godkin):
First Place – Kenzo Compilati (Teacher – Toshiko Barrett) :
2nd: Julianne Cheng (Teacher – Dana Burnett) & Leo Zhang (Teacher – Seiran Sohn)
3rd: Robin Moon (Teacher – Dr. Cho-Hyun Park) & Zachary Park (Teacher – Seiran Sohn)
Honorable Mention: Celine Lau (Teacher – Eunice Ahn)
First Place – Celina Jiang (Teacher – Dana Burnett):
First Place – Tiffany Way (Teacher – Magdolna Bornemisza):
Registration opens: TBA Registration closes: TBA
Fee: TBA: The teacher registers and pays online at NSDMTAC.com.
Festival Rules and Guidelines
- This competition is open to pianists of teachers and contributory members of NSDMTAC. All participants must have a signed copy of the NSDMTAC Parent Consent Form on file before the registration deadline.
- Student limit: 9 students per teacher.
- Students will compete based upon their age as of May 23, 2020. The age divisions as follows:
- Division I (age 9 and under)
- Division II (age 10-11)
- Division III (age 12-13)
- Division IV (age 14-15)
- Division V (age 16-18)
- Compositions must be in their original form, No transcriptions, key changes, or arrangements. No unpublished works.
- A First, Second, and Third place and possibly Honorable Mention will be awarded for each Division at the judges’ discretion and will be announced through email.
- Judges’ decisions are final.
- Submission Checklist:
- A completed Application form online
- Payment online
- Email both chairs a signed copy of the NSDMTAC Consent/Release form
- Email both chairs a copy of Age Proof Document (Passport, Birth Certificate, School ID with Birthdate)