2014 EMA Student Achievements


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All goals and achievements are celebrated at the Esch Music Academy.... from personal bests, to festival success. See below as to what our students and faculty have been up to.....

2014 Annual Student Recital (Senior Division) - Saturday, June 28 at 7:00pm at Pearl Piano (formerly the Piano & Keyboard Centre), 15 Sims Crescent, Richmond Hill

2014 Canadian Music Competition - National Finals July 2014 Candidates

Age 16 and under - Charissa Vandikas/National Finalist

Age 12 and under - Gregory Vandikas/National Finalist

2014 Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincial Finals Candidates

Open Level - Charissa Vandikas/Third

Open Level - Anthony Vandikas/Honourable Mention

ARCT - Benjamin Choo/Third

ARCT - Vicky Chang/Honourable Mention

ARCT - Boris Kan/Honourable Mention

ARCT - Gareth Leung/Honourable Mention

ARCT - Clifton Cheng

Grade 10 - Lauren Esch

Grade 10 - Christopher Choo/Second

Grade 10 - Gregory Vandikas

Grade 10 - William Li

Grade 9 - Enoch Wei

Grade 9 - Vanessa Lee

Grade 8 - Ashley Feather

Grade 8 - Johann Muthukumaraswamy

2014 Bristish Columbia Provincial Finals (June 3-7) - Dr. Esch served as Senior Piano Adjudicator

2014 Annual Student Recital (Junior & Intermediate Divisions) - Saturday, May 31 at 2:00pm at the Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill

2014 Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association GTA Zone Competition Candidates

Young Artist - Charissa Vandikas/First

Level B - Gregory Vandikas/First

Level B - Lauren Esch/Zone Finalist

2014 Peter de Grote Music International Music Festival (Netherlands)

Charissa Vandikas a full scholarship recipent to attend this prestigious festival in July 2014.

2014 Yips Music Festival

Vicky Chang, Lauren Esch and Ashley Feather featured performers at the Yips Music Festival Gala

ARCT Recital - Vicky Chang/First

ARCT Bach - Vicky Chang/First

ARCT Etude - Vicky Chang/Third

ARCT Canadian Composer - Vicky Chang/First

ARCT Sonata - Clifton Cheng/First

ARCT List C - Clifton Cheng/First

ARCT List C - Arman Ghamsari-Esfahani/Third

Grade 10 Sonata-Alain Lou/First

Grade 10 Recital-Alain Lou/First

Grade 10 Chopin-Alain Lou/Third

Grade 10 Bach - Lauren Esch/First

Grade10 Sonata - Lauren Esch/First

Grade 10 List D - Lauren Esch/Third

Grade 10 List E - Lauren Esch/First

Grade 10 List A - William Li/Second

Grade 10 List C - William Li/Second

Grade 10 Study - William Li/Third

Bach - 2-Part Invention - Ashley Feather/First

Grade 8 List B - Ashley Feather/Second

Grade 8 Sonata - Johann Muthukumaraswamy/Third

Grade 5 List C - Dominic Muthukumaraswamy/Third

Grade 5 Study - Dominic Muthukumaraswamy/Third

Grade 4 List A - Harry Tang/Third

Grade 4 List B - Harry Tang/Second

Grade 4 List C - Harry Tang/Third

Grade 4 List Study - Kaivan Malek Zadeh /First

Grade 4 List B - Kaivan Malek Zadeh /Second

Grade 4 List C - Kaivan Malek Zadeh /Third

Grade 2 Study --Nina Yu/Second

Grade 2 List C--Nina Yu/Third

Grade 1 List A - Tianyi Li/Third

Grade 1 List B - Tianyi Li/Second

Grade 1 List C - Tianyi Li/Third

Grade 1 Study - Tianyi Li/Third

Grade 2 List B - Evelyn Esch/Third

Grade 1 List A - Evelyn Esch/First

Grade 1 List C - Evelyn Esch Second

Grade 1 List C - Haotian Li/First

Grade 1 Study - Haotian Li/Third

2014 Oshawa Whitby Kiwanis Festival

Charissa Vandikas and Benjamin Choo were featured performers at the Festival of the Stars Gala

Boris Kan (Winner of the Senior Piano Trophy) and Vanessa Lee (Winner of the Advanced Piano Trophy)

Boris Kan, Christopher Choo, Sienna Gazmen, Benjamin Choo, Vanessa Lee, William Li, Vicky Chang, Anthony Vandikas were featured in the festival playoff

Charissa Vandikas - Alumni Scholarship Award

Open Complete Sonata - Anthony Vandikas/First

Open List C - Anthony Vandikas/First

Diploma Concert Etude - Anthony Vandikas/First

ARCT Sonata - Boris Kan/First

ARCT List E - Boris Kan/First ARCT Chopin - Boris Kan/First ARCT Concerto - Boris Kan/Second

ARCT Concerto - Benjamin Choo/First

ARCT Concert Group - Benjamin Choo/First

ARCT List E - Benjamin Choo/Second

ARCT Canadian Composer - Vicky Chang/First

ARCT Concert Group - Vicky Chang/Second

Grade 10 Sonata Class - William Li/Second

Grade 10 List A - William Li/First

Grade 10 Recital Class - William Li/Third

Grade 10 List E - Christopher Choo/First

Grade 10 Sonata Class - Christopher Choo/First

Grade 10 List B - Charis Wong/Second

Grade 10 Chopin - Charis Wong/First

Grade 10 Recital Class - Charis Wong/First

Grade 9 List D - Vanessa Lee/First

Grade 9 List C - Vanessa Lee/First

Grade 9 Concerto - Vanessa Lee/First

Senior Piano Playoffs - Vanessa Lee/The Chairman's Senior Piano Scholarship & Trophy

Grade 8 List B - Sienna Gazmen/Second

Grade 8 List C - Sienna Gazmen/First

2014 Markham Music Festival Gala concert at Markham Theatre

Lauren Esch, Charissa Vandikas and Aaron Chow (coacher) were guest performers to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of this prestigeous GTA music festival. The concert also featured Steinway Young Artist Leonard Gilbert and the creme of the GTA's talent.

2014 Durham Music Showcase Celebration

Gareth Leung and Darren Leung were awarded generous scholarships from this year's festival

ARCT List A - Gareth Leung/First

ARCT List B Complete Sonata - Gareth Leung/First

ARCT Concert Class - Gareth Leung/First

Grade 6 List A - Darren Leung/First

Grade 6 List C - Darren Leung/First

Grade 6 Concert Group - Darren Leung/First

2014 North York Music Festival

Anthony Vandikas and Gregory Vandikas were featured performers at the NYMF gala concert

Charissa Vandikas Awarded the Founder's Award

Gregory Vandikas Awarded the Most Promising Trophy

Raymond Chang and Benjamin Choo awarded generous scholarships

Advanced Performers Recital - Anthony Vandikas/First

Advanced Performers, Classical - Anthony Vandikas/Second

Founder's Award - Charissa Vandikas/Gold and Class Winner

Advanced Performers Romantic Composers - Charissa Vandikas/First

Grade 10 - Bach Preludes and Fugues - Gregory Vandikas/First

Grade 10 - List B - Gregory Vandikas/First

Grade 10 List C - Gregory Vandikas/Second

Grade 10 Canadian Composers - Gregory Vandikas/First

ARCT Chopin - Boris Kan/Third

ARCT List D - Boris Kan/Third

Concerto Audition - Boris Kan/Gold

ARCT Bach - Raymond Chang/First

ARCT Sonata - Raymond Chang/Second

ARCT List C - Raymond Chang/Secondsd

ARCT List E - Benjamin Choo/Second

ARCT List D - Benjamin Choo/First

ARCT Sonata - Benjamin Choo/First

Concerto Audition - Benjamin Choo/Gold

Own Composition under 11 - Adam Kulju/First

Own Composition under 17 - Adam Kulju/First

Grade 10 List E - Adam Kulju/Third

Grade 10 List E - Christopher Choo/Second

Grade 10 List B - Christopher Choo/First

Grade 10 Study - Christopher Choo/Third

Grade 10 Bach - Christopher Choo/Second

Grade 9 List D - Vanessa Lee/Second

Grade 9 List A - Vanessa Lee/Third

Grade 8 List B - Sienna Gazmen/Second

Grade 5 List C - Dominic Muthukumaraswamy/Third

Grade 4 List B - Harry Tang/Second

Grade 4 List C - Harry Tang/Third

Grade 4 List Study - Kaivan Malekzadeh/Third

Grade 2 List C - Nina Yu/First

Grade 2 List A - Nina Yu/Second

Grade 2 List B - Nina Yu/Second

Grade 1 List A - Tianyi Li/Second

Grade 1 List B - Tianyi Li/Second

Grade 1 Study - Tianyi Li/Second

Grade 1 List A - Bryan Chen /Third

Grade 1 List C - Bryan Chen/Third

Grade 1 Study - Bryan Chen/First

Canadian Composer - Bryan Chen/First

Grade 1 List B - Haotian Li/Second

Grade 1 Study - Haotian Li/Second

2014 Newmarket Lions Festival

Outstanding Pianist/Chester Best Memorial Award and Scholarship - Gregory Vandikas

Leon Nash Award and Scholarship and Featured Performer - Gregory Vandikas

Grade 10 List B - Gregory Vandikas/Gold

Grade 10 Concert Group - Gregory Vandikas/Gold

Concerto 12 and under - Gregory Vandikas/Gold

2014 Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Auditions

Young Artist - Charissa Vandikas/First (Proceeds to GTA Zone)

Level B - Lauren Esch/First (Proceeds to GTA Zone)

- Charis Wong/Second

- Gregory Vandikas/Third

Young Artist - Charissa Vandikas (96% average)

Grade 10 - Lauren Esch (94% average)

Grade 10 - Charis Wong (91% average)

Grade 10 - Gregory Vandikas (90% average)

Grade 9 - Enoch Wei (95%)

2014 Pickering Rotary Music Festival

Anthony Vandikas and Gregory Vandikas were featured performers in the festivals showcase of the stars concert.

Best of the Festival Award - Anthony Vandikas

Best in Chopin Award and Scholarship - Anthony Vandikas

Senior Piano Canadian Composer Awards and Scholarship - Gregory Vandikas

Open Concert Etude - Anthony Vandikas/First

Open Chopin Class - Anthony Vandikas/First

Open Interpretive Class - Anthony Vandikas/First

Open Canadian Composers - Anthony Vandikas/First

Grade 10 Canadian Composer - Gregory Vandikas/First

Concerto 12 and under - Gregory Vandikas/First

2014 Pickering GTA Music Festival

Charissa Vandikas and Gregory Vandikas were featured performers in the Festivals Gala Showcase.

Charissa Vandikas, Enoch Wei and Gregory Vandikas awarded Generous Scholarships

Open Recital Class - Charissa Vandikas/First

Open Complete Sonata - Charissa Vandikas/First

Open Canadian Composer - Charissa Vandikas/First

Grade 10 Canadian Composer - Gregory Vandikas/First

Grade 10 Recital Class - Gregory Vandikas/Second

Grade 10 List B - Charis Wong/Second

Grade 10 List C - Charis Wong/Second

Grade 10 Chopin Class - Charis Wong/Third

Grade 9 List B - Enoch Wei/First

Grade 9 List D - Enoch Wei/First

Grade 9 Study - Enoch Wei/First

Grade 9 Chopin - Enoch Wei/Second

Grade 9 Bach Sinfonia - Enoch Wei/Second

Grade 8 Bach Invention - Johann Muthukumaraswamy/First

Grade 8 Sonata - Johann Muthukumaraswamy/Second

Grade 8 List D - Johann Muthukumaraswamy/First

Grade 8 Studies - Grade 8 - Johann Muthukumaraswamy/First

2014 Guelph Kiwanis Festival

Raymond Chang and Lauren Esch awarded generous scholarships

ARCT List A - Raymond Chang/First

ARCT Concert Group - Raymond Chang/First

Grade10 Prelude and Fugue - Lauren Esch/First

Grade 10 List D - Lauren Esch/First

Grade10 List E - Lauren Esch/First

Grade 10 Bach-Alain Lou/First

Grade 10 Chopin-Alain Lou/First

Grade 10 Recital-Alain Lou/First

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