Winners 2007

Each year, about 20 finalists are selected from among the many scholarship applicants by a panel of accomplished teachers who listen, anonymously to their audiotapes. At the recent auditions these finalists, ages 7-18, played two contrasting pieces from memory before three prominent adjudicators, Dr. Joanna Chao, Dr. Ray Landers, Shan-shan Sun who selected the winners. Members, teachers and parents were in the enthusiastic audience.

Over the last twenty years, more than 100 students have received Steinway Society scholarships. Many of the past winners have gone on to win other state and national prizes and study music in college. Each year up to a total of $3,000 is awarded, depending on revenues from Musicale attendance.

The Scholarship Finalists


  • Jennifer Mao, student of Tomoko Harada, First Place, Group I
  • Brianna Tang, student of Yelana Ivanov, Second Place Tie, Group I
  • Iris Kwak, student of Ingrid Clarfield, Second Place Tie, Group I
  • Jonathan Wei, student of Paul Zeigler, Second Place Tie, Group I
  • Raymond Zhang, student of Ingrid Clarfield, First Place, Group II
  • Marissa Edwards, student of Chiu-Tze Lin, Second Place Group II
  • David Ko, student of Frank Levy, Third Place, Group II
  • Theo Gritz, student of Paul Zeigler, Honorable Mention, Group II
  • Cassandra Sollitto, Student of Veda Zuponcic, Honorable Mention, Group II
  • Lena Woo, Student of Michael Thomopoulos, Honorable Mention, Group II


  • Patricia Hsu, student of Julia Lam, First Place, Group III
  • Paul von Autenried, student of Chiu-Tze Lin, Second Place, Group III
  • Ada Lin, student of Stella Xu, Third Place, Group III
  • Kimberly Li, student of Marion Zarzeczna, Honorable Mention, Group III
  • Johnathan Yao, student of Ingrid Clarfield, Honorable Mention, Group III
  • Jacek Skryzalin, student of Veda Zuponcic, First Place, Group IV
  • Daniel Rorke, student of Donn-Alexandre Feder, Second Place, Group IV
  • Chen Chen, student of Galina Prilutskaya, Third Place, Group IV
  • Jonathan Lu, student of Chiu-Tze Lin, Honorable Mention, Group IV
  • Kimberly Zhang, student of Stella Xu, Honorable Mention, Group IV