Posts Tagged ‘piano’

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2011 Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition Winners

May 1, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS! Below are all the winners/honorable mentions of the Steinway Society Piano Competition 2011, Division 1.
Please be sure to be at Steinert’s Sunday May 1 no later than 3:45pm for the Winners Concert at Steinert’s, 162 Boylston St., Boston,
on the 3rd floor. While we congratulate all of you and look forward to seeing all of you here, only the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be performing at the concert.

Thank you again for your participation–we wish you the very best with your continuing piano education, playing, and enjoyment!

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DIVISION 1

1st place: Elizabeth Winslow Maimone

2nd place: Leon Fan

3rd place: Rubin Zhu

Honorable Mention: Kyle Chen, Amir Siraj, Elizabeth Zhang

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2010 Piano Competition

May 4, 2010

We had a great competition this year, it was a lot of fun. Thank you to all the performers and judges. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

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Division 4

May 2, 2010

1st Place – Not Awarded
2nd Place – Marion Scott
3rd Place – Not Awarded

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Piano Competition Dates for 2010 Announced

November 11, 2009

We are pleased to announce the dates of the 2010 Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition. Next year’s event will take place April 30 – May 2, 2010. The Piano Competition will again take place at historic Steinert Hall in Boston.

The 2010 competition will be extra special, as our sponsor, M. Steinert & Sons, will be celebrating the company’s 150th anniversary.

More details about the 2010 Piano Competition will be posted as they become available. Please check back often.

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“They laughed when I sat down at the piano…but when I started to play…”

July 10, 2009

This was the headline of a famous advertisement that ran in newspapers across the country back in the 1920s. The ad told the story of a man who astounded his friends at parties with his ability to play the piano. What was the ad selling? Piano lessons, of course!

Guess what? Even in this age of high tech electronics, iPods and CD-ROMs, you can still astound your friends at parties by sitting down and playing songs on the piano. In fact, M. Steinert & Sons is making it easier than ever to impress with your keyboard talents.

Steinert’s has introduced a program called “Recreational Music Making,” a series of lively classes designed to teach the piano to people who have not had previous formal training. I think the best way to describe “Recreational Music Making” is as a “shortcut” to playing the piano.

Instead of repetitive drills and scales, class members get right into playing popular songs and traditional favorites. So, while you may not be a guest artist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, you will soon be able to provide party music and lead sing-a-longs at the keyboard.

Are you ready to sit down at the piano and dazzle your friends? Check out the “Recreational Music Making” schedule on the M. Steinert & Sons web site at http://www.msteinert.com.

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2009 Piano Competition Dates Announced

February 16, 2009

The Steinway Society of Massachusetts annual Piano Competition will be held May 16-17, 2009, at historic Steinert Hall, 162 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

The Steinway Society’s Piano Competition is open to amateur pianists in three age divisions: 9 and under, 10-12 and 13-18. Preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday, May 16, with the final competition in all divisions taking place on Sunday, May 17. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Entry applications are available on-line at www.steinwaysocietyofmassachusetts.org, or at any M. Steinert & Sons showroom in Boston or Natick. Deadline for entries is April 17, 2009.

For additional information or a competition application, call (866) 871-9786 or e-mail:  steinwaycompetition@comcast.net.