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July 05, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the Steinway Junior Piano Competition

School of Music Preparatory Division

This spring, Fort Pitt Piano Company hosted the region's 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition. This is the second annual Steinway & Sons competition for young pianists ages 18 and under. The preparatory school is proud to have four winners from this year's competition. 

Students were required to present two memorized, contrasting pieces for solo piano. These pieces needed to be from different eras of Western classical music, which could include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century. In addition to compensation, the top three winners received a medal and national recognition from Steinway & Sons. 

Division I: Ages 9 and under 

Division II: Ages 10-13
Division III: Ages 14-18

2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition Winners
Alexander Chen, 1st Place | Division I
Soham Dam, 1st Place | Division II
Angelina Li, 2nd Place | Division II
Emily Kocur, 3rd Place | Division III
These students study with Tanya Gelman and Luz Manríquez