Piano Festival and Competition

2021 Piano Festival & Competition

March 7, 2021
Video Performance Deadline
March 21, 2021
Virtual Honors Recital

A big thank you to all the students, teachers, judges and organizers who made the 2021 Virtual Piano Festival & Competition a success. We are very proud of all the students who participated. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

We also wish to congratulate the cash award winners of the Competition, as well as those invited (based on total scores) to participate in the Honors Recital. A virtual recital will be held on March 21st on our DGMC website. More details to follow.

For information purposes, here are the 2021 Piano Festival & Competition Entry Requirements and List of Required Compositions.

Honors Recital List


Festival Level 1
Michelle Ju, Nora Li, Sydney Maschek, Joshua Noon, Vivian Otocki*, Grace Tong

Festival Level 2
Lillian Han*, Kate Nagle, Philip Olariu, Kylie Smith, Eliza Truong, Elina Ulitsky, Evie Vidrio

Festival Level 3
Tyler Anderson, Akshara Arvind, Connie Cai, Keegan Cho, Zion Goh*, Emma Lebedev, Kavya Peter, Parker Polen, Kayla Zhang

Festival Level 4
Ilyas Beere*, Sean Boyle, Laila Razi, Ariya Shah, Nivedita Thirthamattur, Sophie Zhang

Festival Level 5
Enoch Gillham, Zekiel Goh, William Gray, Elizabeth Li, Taran Mellacheruvu, Siddarth Pattisapu, Mia Qin*, Avi Shah

Junior Competition
Micah Chan, Vivian Chen, Cecilia O'Malley, Aleksandar Acimovic (3rd Place), Callie Wu (2nd Place), Edie Park (1st Place)

Senior Competition
Prarthana Prashanth, Ethan Weingust (2nd Place), Karen Cai (1st Place)

*Denotes Honors Award for highest total score at that level


Please email any questions to pianofest@downersgrovemusicclub.org.