Congratulations to Leon Jiao and all winners of the 2017 USIMC

Congratulations to my piano student, Leon Jiao, 9 years old, for winning TOP Prize of Group A for Chinese Music Award in the 2017 United States International Music Competition, held on Aug. 12-13 at Stanford University.  Leon performed Night of Stars which is commissioned by J& V Foundation, newly written by Mr. Hao-Yuan Chiu. Congratulations to all …

Xi Chen Violin Concert & 2017 USIMC Award Ceremony/Winners Concerts, 08/19, ’17

Renowned violinist, Xi Chen  ( 陳曦), winner of the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competiton, and the Winners of the 2017 United States International Music Competition will present the Winners’ Concerts on Aug. 19, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto. Award Ceremony/Concert I : 3 PM Award Ceremony/Concert II & Xi Chen Violin Concert: 6:30 PM. …

2017 World Harp Congress,Jul. 7-13, ’17

The Silicon Valley Youth Harp Ensemble, directed by Sonya Yu, has performed in the 2017 World Harp Congress, in July, Hong Kong. They performed the Medley from My Neighbor, Totoro, Mission: Impossible, and Super Mario Brother Theme. More report:

Congratulations to Danielle Nam, Jun. 26, ’17

Danielle Nam, been studying the harp with Sonya Yu since she was 7, has won the 2nd Prize, Intermediate 1 Division of the 22nd American Harp Society National Competition on June 26, 2017. We are so happy for her and her family. Furthermore, Danielle will present 4 pieces of music in the Focus on Youth …

Honor, Advanced Level, Certificate of Merit by MTNA

Congratulations to Karissa Yau who participated and has been awarded the Honor, the outstanding performance of the Certificate of Merit Program hosted by the Santa Clara Branch of the MTNA, 2017. Karissa, on top of the memorized technique and sight reading and having also passed the theory test, played pieces including: Etude de Concert (Au …

President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA)

The MusicA2G musicians have served the public communities by sharing the music they love and earned many hours which are certified by the President’s Volunteer Service Awards. Congratulations to all and thank you for all your contributions in these years. Danielle, Bronze, 2014 & 2015   Ashley, Bronze, 2015   Emily, Silver, 2016


Student Education Sessions, Mar. 5 & Apr.2, ’17

Purpose: Student Education Sessions are a two-part program for all levels of harp students. The focus is on the improvement that can be made by participating in both sessions. On the first day, participants will play two selections of music representing differing styles (if possible) and receive constructive comments and suggestion from the adjudicator. A …

MTAC Santa Clara Branch Junior Recitals, Dec. 10, ’16

The Junior Recital for young students was taken place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Carlton Plaza of San Jose, 380 Branham Lane. Congratulations to Chelsea Lee for your excellent performance. The President of the MTAC Santa Clara, Mr. Michael Eldridge orally gave Chelsea the “Best Performance of the Concert”! “…..flowingly, musically and beautifully.”

Community Service Performance at JW House, Santa Clara, Nov. 12, ’16

JW House is a home away from home where helps “keep families together during medical crises by offering a welcoming home close to the hospital and providing a caring and compassionate environment that inspires hope.” The MusicA2G harpists were honored to perform at the JW House on Nov. 12, 2016. The participating harpists and program were: …