The Hartt School Community Division May Newsletter
May 21, 2019
"Self belief and hard work will
always earn you success." –Virat Kohli
The Hartt School Community Division is thrilled to graduate its first class
from the Hartt Preparatory Academy ! Over the past two years, these six students have attended their respective high schools during the day,
while participating in collegiate-level courses two evenings per week.
They have extensively studied music theory, ear training, and keyboard studies, allowing them to potentially enter into college as sophomores.
Our talented graduates are headed to the following schools:
Vigilance Brandon : Bard College | Megan Camilleri : The Harrt School |
Megan Cooke : Eastman School of Music | Elise D'Addio : The Hartt School | Oslo Schaller : University of New Hampshire | Helkin Sosa : University of Massachusetts Amherst
Vanessa Meikle will be attending the Chautauqua Institution this summer on scholarship as one of 6 women chosen to be a company apprentice dancer. She will be training for 7 weeks/8 hours a day. She will also receive individual coaching from Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, and perform alongside visiting guests companies and Alumni Gala artists.
Jason Nguyen, piano student of Malgosia Lis , competed in the finals of the 5th Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition and won 2nd place in the Junior Division! The winners' concert and award ceremony took place on April 13 at Western Connecticut State University,
Ten year old Tristan (right) and his eight year old brother, Balian (left) are pictured here at the Suzuki Convention of the Americas with HCD faculty member Christie Felsing . Tristan auditioned and placed in the Copland Orchestra at the conference, and Balian had the opportunity to participate in cello group class. Both students study cello with Blake Brash .
Summer Wang and Joshua Chen, students of Nina Miller , participated in the Young Artists Piano Competition in Massachusetts. Summer received 2nd place in the age achievement division, and Joshua received 2nd place in the length of study division.
Level 4 & 6 dance students participated
in a master class with the legendary Maurice Hines on Friday, May 10! It was an incredible experience for all of our students.
Several HCD students placed in the CSMTA Hartford Chapter's
40th Annual Audrey Thayer Piano Competition on May 4:

Grades 3-4
2nd Prize: Jane Xue (student of Nina Miller)
3rd Prize: Summer Wang (student of Nina Miller)

Grade 5-6
1st Prize: Jennifer Chen (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva )
2nd Prize: Chenrui Yuan (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva)
3rd Prize: Kayla Darin (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva)

Grades 7- 8
1st Prize: Matthew Cianfaglione (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva)

Grade 9-10 
1st Prize: Richard Chen (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva)
2nd Prize: Prairwaa Madden (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva)
Danielle Golden, voice student
of Michelle Murray Fiertek , will perform alongside other Connecticut locals in the upcoming production of Mamma Mia! at the Warner Theatre!
On May 5, Reagan Brasch hosted a 100 Day Practice Party. The students pictured (both Suzuki and Traditional), practiced their instrument 100 consecutive days in a row! 
On May 11, several HCD piano students participated in the CSMTA Hartford Chapter's Select Student Competition. The following were chosen as winners and provided with the opportunity to perform in the Honors recital:
Grade 2: April Ge (student of Nina Miller)

Grade 3: Joshua Chen (student of Nina Miller)

Grade 6: Raychelle Zheng (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva)

Grade 9:  
  Thomas Tarutin (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva) 
   Isaac Hu (student of Tamila Azadaliyeva)
Congratulations to all!
This concert on June 10 will feature the  Clara Piano Trio  ( Katalin Viszmeg , violin; Susan Robison , cello; Tamila Azadaliyeva, piano) joined by Emlyn Ngai , violin; Melinda Daetsch , viola; and Hartt Community Division chamber groups delivering wonderful chamber music. 

The Trout Quintet:  Natalie Wong, violin; Daniel Wang, viola; Gianna Weidman, cello; Jacob White, bass; Tristan Wong, piano.

Sofisticato con Fuoco String Quartet:  Isabelle   Anis and Willa Brasch, violins; Elizabeth LaMarco, viola; Tyler Ngai, cello.

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