I am currently a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone in the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. I began studying piano at the age of five and had made my Carnegie Hall debut at the age of six. Having appeared as a soloist with the Ambler Symphony after winning the 2012 Elmer and Louis Menges Scholarship Competition, I have also been a featured soloist with Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra and New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra. I have performed in masterclasses for Professor Joseph Kalichstein of The Juilliard School, Professor Seymour Lipkin of the Curtis Institute of Music, Professor Sylvia Wang of Northwestern University, Professor Eduardus Halim of New York University, internationally acclaimed duo pianists Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, and Professor Victor Rosenbaum of New England Conservatory.
I have performed as a soloist and chamber musician in prestigious concert venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and The Juilliard School. I have won numerous local, state, national, and international competitions as well as scholarship competitions including The Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, Crescendo International Music Competition, E-Piano Junior International Competition, National Young Musicians Showcase Competition, Steinway Society Scholarship Competition, and Music Teachers National Association Performance Competition. This year, I will be performing on NPR's From The Top.
I have earned the Licentiate (LRSM) and the Diploma of the Associated Board (DipABRSM) of the Royal Schools of Music in London, UK. I have also starred as a pianist on the Emmy-award winning television series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” which broadcast across the United States to millions of viewers. Furthermore, I have participated in fundraising performances with United States politicians including US Representative Rush Holt and former NJ Senator & Governor Richard Codey.
I was the principal pianist of the Bravura Youth Orchestra. Aside from music, I am very active in volunteering, earning her the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award. I attend annual Easter Seals fundraising events and Relay for Life: American Cancer Society events, spreading awareness and sharing music to others. In 2013, I was presented as an Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient of Marlboro Township by Mayor Hornik. In the same year, I formed Concordia, a music group in Monmouth County that performs at local senior centers and nursing homes.
I am a senior at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, NJ where I am the President of Science Olympiad, Vice President of National History Day, and a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. I am the music director and pit orchestra conductor of my high school's musical productions. I was also a finalist in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition and hopesto continue sharing my research with others.