All goals and achievements, at every stage of the journey, are celebrated: from personal bests to festival and exam success. Please take some time to see what our students have been up to!
October 2, 2016 - Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Lauren Esch and Charissa Vandikas to be featured concerto soloists.
July 2016 - Crescendo International Piano Competition Student Exchange concerts and masterclass with Jamie Parker (chair of piano at the University of Toronto). Antian Jiang, Lauren Esch, Charissa Vandikas and Greg Vandikas are invited performers in this event hosted at the University of Toronto and Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto.
July 2016 - Stecher and Horowitz New York International Piano Competition
Charissa Vandikas invited to perform all rounds of this distinguished international piano competition.
July 2016 - ORMTA Provincial Finals.
Antian Jiang to represent the GTA Zone at the 2016 ORMTA convention Level B (Diploma) Competition.
Andrew Fu, a former a long time student of Dr. Esch has won the ORMTA Young Artist Competition. He will tour the province in 2016 under the auspices of ORMTA.
July 2016 - Festival of the Sound. Charissa Vandikas to be a featured Young Artist in Residence at this most prestigious of Canadian Summer Music Festivals.
July 2016 - Stratford Summer Music - Charissa Vandikas to be featured in a masterclass with internationally acclaimed Bach specialist Simone Dinnerstein.
June 3-6 - Dr. Esch adjudicated the senior piano classes for the Saskatchewan Music Festivals Provincial Finals.
June 2016 - Antian Jiang becomes the second youngest person in the history of the RCM to earn the ARCT - which she earned with First Class Honors with Distinction (93!).
August 2015 to June 2016 RCME Exams
ARCT - Sean Hughsam - 95%
ARCT -Antian Jiang - 93%
ARCT - Benjamin Choo - 90%
ARCT - Clifton Cheng - First Class Honours
ARCT - Enoch Leung - First Class Honours
ARCT - Charis Wong
ARCT - Anthony Hua
ARCT - Alice Zheng
ElementaryPiano Pedagogy - Yoo Mi Chung- First Class Honours
Grade 10 - Adam Kulju - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 10 Felix Du - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 10 - Maral Attarzadeh - First Class Honours
Grade 10 - Enoch Wei - First Class Honours
Grade 9 - Sandra Wang - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 9 - Joelle Wong - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 9 - Sienna Gazmen - First Class Honours
Grade 9 - Yitang Wang (First Class Honours
Grade 8 - Michelle Yu - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 8 - Mattia Mihajlovic - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 8 - Jasmine Yen - First Class Honours
Grade 8 - Joelle Wang - First Class Honours
Grade 7 - Darren Leung - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 7 - Luka Mihajlovic - First Class Honours
Grade 4- Nina Yu - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 4 - Bryan Chen - First Class Honours
Grade 4 - Lazar Radonjic - First Class Honours
Grade 4 - Sarah Ling - First Class Honours
Grade 4 - Anastasia Wong- First Class Honours
Grade 3- Tianyi Li - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 1 - Joshua Li - First Class Honours with Distinction
Grade 1 - Dylan Ng - First Class Honours
May-June 2016 - OMFA Provincial Finals Festival
Lauren Esch - Open Level - Honorable Mention
Benjamin Choo - Open Level - Withdrawn due to conflict
Antian Jiang - Diploma Level - Honorable Mention
Gregory Vandikas - Diploma Level - Second Place
Christopher Choo - Diploma Level - Honorable Mention
Enoch Wei - Grade 10
Felix Du - Grade 10 - Honorable Mention
Sandra Wang - Grade 9 - Honorable Mention
Mattia Mahajlovic - Grade 8 - Honorable Mention
Michelle Yu - Grade 8 - Honorable Mention
Sophia Joulaie - Grade 7
May 2016 - Charissa Vandikas makes her European Debut with the Haydn Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands.
May 2016 - GTA Zone Competition/ORMTA
Gregory Vandikas - Level A/Young Artist - Runner Up
Antian Jiang - Level B/ARCT - First Prize
Michelle Yu - Level C/Grade 8-9 - Runner Up
May 2016. Dr. Esch adjudicated recitals for the class of legendary Irish pianist John O'Conor at the Glenn Gould School.
April 31, 2016 ORMTA auditions - Markham Stouffville Chapter Recital at Steinway Piano Gallery - Prizes and scholarship winners.
3rd: Michelle Yang
1st: Harry Tang
1st: Michelle Yu
3rd: Mattia Mihajlovic
1st: Antian Jiang
2nd: Felix Du
3rd: Lauren Esch
1st: Greg Vandikas
1st: Evelyn Esch & Harrison