Congratulations to our students!
10th grader Stephanie Chang, piano student of Svitlana Fiorito, was accepted into the Juilliard pre-college program! This program is very competitive - this year only 6 students were accepted from hundreds of applicants worldwide. Congratulations to Stephanie and her teacher for such an amazing accomplishment! Stephanie has been studying at SMAA since the age of 5. Below you can find her orchestra debut with the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Music Institute Orchestra, performing N. Silvansky - Children's Piano Concerto Mov.I-3 at just 6 years old! Also below you will find a more recent recording of Chopin's Scherzo No. 4 in Eb Major. We wish Stephanie all the best in her continuing music education!!
Former student Chelsea Guo has released her first album, Chopin in My Voice, produced by Orchid Classics. This album features performances on both piano and voice, and is currently available on all streaming platforms! Visit her website for more information:
Chelsea began her piano studies with Svitlana Fiorito at a young age. You can see below a recording of her performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major with the New Britain Symphony at 12 years old.
SMAA 9 years old
Anna Fiorito won 1st Prize at the Steinway & Sons Piano Competition on
April 3, 2019.
Anna is a student of
11 years old SMAA Student Jeffrey Liang won
1st Prizes at 2019 JY Park Competition on April 6th and Renee B. Fisher Piano Competition on April 14th, 2019.
He also won top prize for the best performance of commissioned contemporary piece.
Jeffrey is a student of