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Saida Kafarova
Concert Pianist and Master Teacher

Special Student Performances and Awards

 


ADMTA = Austin District Music Teachers Association:

2013 Young Texas Composers

Michelangelo Rodriguez - one of the winners of the Austin Symphony Young Composers Competition, and featured on PBS's Young Composers Documentary.

2013 Piano Competitions
Ben Hoang - 9 years old - the only piano winner in Austin Symphony Youth Auditions, performed Mendelssohn Concerto in G Minor, III, with Austin Symphony Orchestra.
Beatrice Hoang - 11 years old - the winner of Pearl Amster Concerto Competition, performed Mendelssohn Concerto in G Minor, I, with Austin Civic Orchestra.
Matthew Maglaya - the only prize winner of the Solo Contest in the College Division of DeBose Piano Competition, Louisiana.
Jacob Asmussen - the 1st place winner of the Maurer Award of the Wednesday Morning Music Club, Austin, TX.
Ben Hoang - 1st place in Grade 3-4 of the Young Pianists Competition, Texas State University, San Marcos
Beatrice Hoang - 1st place in Grade 5-6 of the Young Pianists Competition, Texas State University, San Marcos

2013 ADMTA Solo Contest:
Grade 6, 2nd place winner - Julia Kim
Grade 6, 3rd place winner - James Lemuel
Grade 8, 1st place winner - Kelly Kim


2012 Piano Competitions
Ben Hoang - 2nd place in Grade 3-4 in the Young Pianists Competition, Texas State University, San Marcos
Beatrice Hoang - 1st place in Grade 3-4 in the Young Pianists Competition, Texas State University, San Marcos

2012 ADMTA Solo Contest:
Grade 3, 1st place winner - Ben Hoang
Grade 5, 2nd place winner - James Lemuel
Grade 5, HM winner - Beatrice Hoang
Grade 12, 1st place winner - Matthew Maglaya
Grade 12, 2nd place winner - Elizabeth Raymond
Grade 9, HM winner - Matthew Kroesche
Grade 12, 3rd place winner - Lorenzo DeMarco

2011 ADMTA Solo Contest:
Grade 2, 3rd place winner – Ben Hoang
Grade 4, 1st place winner – Beatrice Hoang
Grade 4, HM winner - James Lemuel
Grade 7, 1st place winner – Sean Trupo
Grade 8, HM winner – Matthew Kroesche
Grade 10, 2nd place winner – Jessica Tom
Grade 11, HM winner – Lorenzo DeMarco
Grade 12, 2nd place winner – Zerek Dodson

2010 General Competitions
Emily Fung - Maurer Award’s 1st place winner of the Wednesday Morning Music Club, Austin, TX.

2009 Piano Competitions:
HM winner in the Schedler Contest - Tien Nguyen
2nd place in the High School Scholarship Contest - Emily Fung
3rd place in the High School Scholarship Contest - Doris Li
Grade 5, 3rd place winner in the Young Pianists Competition, Texas State University, San Marcos - Sean Trupo

2008 ADMTA Solo Contest:
Grade 4, 2nd place winner - Sean Trupo
Grade 7 - HM winners - Jessica Tom, Tien Nguyen
Grade 10 - 2nd place winner - Emily Fung
Grade 10, HM winners - Doris Li and Bella Wu

2008 Competitions
Brian Park - the winner of Austin Symphony Youth Auditions, performed Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, I, with Austin Symphony Orchestra.
Brian Park - 1st place in Piano Concerto 9-10, Texas Music Teachers Association Performance Contest
Brian Park - 1st place winner of the Baylor Piano Competition, Concerto Division

2007 Competitions
Brian Park - the winner of Pearl Amster Concerto Competition, performed Moszkowski Concerto in E major, IV, with Austin Civic Orchestra.
Emily Fung - 2nd place winner of Baylor Piano, Piano Solo Division

2006 Competitions
Emily Fung - the winner of Pearl Amster Concerto Competition, performed Moszkowski Concerto in E major, I, with Austin Civic Orchestra.

2004 Competitions
Brian Park - 10 years old, the winner of Austin Symphony Youth Auditions, performed Mozart Concerto in A Major, No. 23, I, with Austin Symphony Orchestra.