11 Piano Prodigies students participated in a masterclass with renowned pianist Arno Drucker on February 1.
Dr. Drucker was full of encouragement and great advice, and compliments for the entire studio. In a follow up email he wrote: "Thank you for... your superbly organized and beautiful program, but especially for your precious students who well demonstrated your excellent teaching. I admire your careful choice of literature and commend you on the strong technical foundations you have given them."
Piano Prodigies performed a community recital at Brightview Assisted Living (October), a studio recital at Menchey Music (November), and a Christmas duet recital at The Maples Assisted Living (December). Three students (Tyler S., Rachel T., and Derui Z.) also participated in a music marathon at Kenilworth Shopping Mall.
Darya Z. and Taura Z. were awarded trophies from the National Federation of Music Clubs for three consecutive years of receiving a "Superior" rating in the Junior Festival.
Kara I. won first place in the Baltimore Music Teacher Association Junior Division Piano Competition. Natalie W. won first place in the Baltimore Music Teacher Association Senior Division Piano Competition.
Kara I. was announced as a 2013 recipient of the Judith Lloyd Famous Scholarship for residents of Harford County.
Three Piano Prodigies students participated in the Rockville Competition for Piano and Strings. Natalie W. was awarded first place in the advanced division Lukas G. was awarded Honorable Mention in the intermediate division and Zoe H. was awarded third place in the elementary division.
Twenty-two Piano Prodigies students participated in the Maryland Federation of Music Clubs Spring Festival held at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Each performed two memorized works.
Elizabeth Borowsky is a pianist, teacher, and composer. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (Music Teachers National Association).