My Students

Three students win Gold Medals from RCM for 2018 piano exams

The 2018 piano exam period is now complete, and the Royal Conservatory of Music has announced the gold medals for candidates who received the highest marks in their level for the year.  Three of my students captured this honour:

  • Owen Wang, Level 8 Piano, B.C. Gold Medal [highest mark in B.C. for a Level 8 piano examination]
  • Eric Zhang, Level 9 Piano, B.C. Gold Medal [highest mark in B.C. for a Level 9 piano examination]
  • Sue Wang, Licentiate Diploma, National Gold Medal [highest mark in North America for a piano Licentiate Diploma examination]

Special Congratulations to all three students on this very significant achievement!

Recent Student Accomplishments

  • Canadian Music Competition 2018 finals (Montreal), 2nd place winner, 10-year category: student Owen Wang
  • RCM Licentiate Diploma with Distinction (June 2018): student Sue Wang
  • Coquitlam Youth Orchestra concerto audition 2018 winners: students Chengyan Shi and Owen Wang
  • Performing Arts BC 2018, Junior A winner: student Eric Zhang
  • Vancouver Kiwanis Festival 2018 nominee to the BC Performing Arts Festival (May 2018): student Eric Zhang (Junior A)
  • Kiwanis Fraser Valley Festival 2018 nominee to the BC Performing Arts Festival (May 2018): student Sue Wang (Intermediate)
  • Canadian Music Competition 2018 National Audition winners (heading to Montreal for the finals in June): students Alvin Liang (10-year category), Owen Wang (10-year category), and Ryan Shi (14-year category)
    CDMF 2018 provincial nominees to the BC Performing Arts Festival (May 2018): students Owen Wang (Junior A) and Ryan Shi (Junior B)
  • North Shore Music Festival 2018 award winners for the highest marks in their categories: students Alvin Liang and Rhea Zhu
  • Celebration of Excellence winners (90% or higher in 2017 RCM exams): students Owen Wang, Matthew Yeung, Aaron Zhao, Alicia Hu, Aubrey Zhang, and Julia You.
  • Vancouver International Competition of Russian Music 2018, winner 10 and under category: student Alvin Liang
  • Crescendo Competition 2018 audition winners, performing in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in February 2018: students Eric Cao, Alicia Hu, Owen Wang, and Aubrey Zhang
  • Vancouver International Music Competition 2017, Young Artists category Silver Medalist: student Sue Wang
  • Pacific International Music Festival 2017, winner of the Intermediate Piano category at the Gala performance: student Alvin Liang
  • BC provincials 2017 winner (Performing Arts BC), Junior B, 14 and under: student Sue Wang
  • Royal Conservatory Gold Medal award for attaining the highest mark in a Level 10 piano examination in British Columbia in 2016: student Allice Wang
  • Canadian Music Competition, National finals (held in Drummondville Quebec, June 2016), 2nd place out of 5 competitors in the “Piano: 13 Years” category: student Sue Wang
  • ARCT Performer’s Diploma (June 2017), receiving First Class Honours with Distinction: student Julia You
  • Coquitlam Youth Orchestra concerto audition 2017 winner: student Sue Wang

Congratulations to all of my students who participated in the following music festivals and competitions: The Vancouver Kiwanis Festival, the Fraser Valley Kiwanis Festival, the CDMF Performing Arts Festival, the Richmond Music Festival, the Pacific International Youth Piano Festival, the Student Performers’ Guild Festival, the North Shore Music Festival, the Vancouver International Music Competition, the Vancouver International Competition of Russian Music, and the Canadian Music Competition.

Conservatory Music Exam Results, 2018

Congratulations to these students (most recent listed first):

  • Eric Zhang — RCM Level 9 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction, B.C. GOLD MEDAL WINNER (August 2018)
  • Audrey Liang — RCM Level 6 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (August 2018)
  • Sue Wang — RCM Licentiate Diploma, First Class Honours with Distinction, NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL WINNER (June 2018)
  • Eric Cao — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (June 2018)
  • Owen Wang — RCM Grade 8 PIano, First Class Honours with Distinction, B.C. GOLD MEDAL WINNER (June 2018)
  • Nicholas Hu — RCM Grade 8 PIano, First Class Honours (June 2018)
  • Allice Wang — RCM ARCT Performer’s Diploma, First Class Honours with Distinction (April 2018)
  • Joy (Xin Jie) Wu — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours (April 2018)
  • Matthew Yeung — RCM Grade 9 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (April 2018)
  • Braden Honson — RCM Grade 7 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (April 2018)
  • Olivia Hou — RCM Grade 7 Piano, First Class Honours (April 2018)
  • Summer Uy — RCM Grade 7 Piano, First Class Honours (April 2018)
  • Rhea Zhu — RCM Grade 7 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (April 2018)
  • Enya Cao — RCM Grade 6 Piano, First Class Honours (April 2018)
  • Alvin Liang — RCM Grade 7 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (January 2018)

Conservatory Music Exam Results, 2017

Congratulations to these students:

  • Aubrey Zhang — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (August 2017)
  • Aaron Zhao — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (August 2017)
  • Owen Wang — RCM Grade 7 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (August 2017)
  • Charles Deces-Petit — RCM Grade 6 Piano, First Class Honours (August 2017)
  • Julia You — RCM ARCT Performer’s Diploma, First Class Honours with Distinction (June 2017)
  • Alicia Hu — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (June 2017)
  • Gabrielle Tang — RCM Grade 8 Piano, First Class Honours (June 2017)
  • Emma Guo — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours (April 2017)
  • David Yeung — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours (April 2017)
  • Thomas Li — RCM Grade 8 Piano, First Class Honours (April 2017)
  • Matthew Yeung — RCM Grade 8 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction (April 2017)

Conservatory Music Exam Results, 2016

Congratulations to these students:

  • Nancy Wang — RCM ARCT Performer’s Diploma, First Class Honours (August 2016)
  • Allice Wang — RCM Grade 10 Piano, First Class Honours with Distinction, B.C. GOLD MEDAL WINNER (August 2016)
  • Max Qiang — RCM Grade 9 Piano, First Class Honours (August 2016)
  • Olivia Hou — RCM Grade 4 Piano, First Class Honours (August 2016)
  • William Bowering — RCM Grade 4 Piano, First Class Honours (June 2016)
  • Chloe Yeung — RCM ARCT Performer’s Diploma, First Class Honours (January 2016)