Congratulations to Vinca Lu who placed 3rd place at the US OPEN Piano Competition in the Open solo for Romantic composer, level 6, the highest level for open solo event.
In this competition for the most talented emerging pianists, Vinca played Chopin’s Etude #1 in F Minor from Trois Nouvelles Etudes. She also placed 4th on the showcase Piano solo Junior group (this is for the advanced students with age group requirement). She played 2 pieces: Chopin’s Valse, Op. 64 No. 2 in C# Minor and Beethoven’s Allegro from Sonata, Op. 2 No. 1 in F Minor.
Vinca is a gifted young pianist with perfect pitch who started in our Harmony Road program as a 4 year old. She has aced through all the levels (skipping a few) and has been studying with Dr. Alexander who has taken her piano playing to the highest level.
She has participated in the US Open music competition in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and won 1st place every year, cross the categories of contemporary elementary level, Baroque intermediate level and mid-level open solo.