ELITE PIANO STUDIOS
Winter Concert Dec.2021

Summer Concert 2019
Elite Piano Studios

Angela Guan performing with Lions Gate Sinfonia
- Piano Class: Nick Sergienko-

Elite Piano Studios

Piano Concert
Kay Meek Theatre 2019
- Piano Class: Lia Sergienko -

Summer Recital 2017
-Kay Meek Theatre -

RCM Examinations

Congratulations to our students,

Who Passed Royal Conservatory Exam with the Highest official mark over 90% – FIRST CLASS HONOURS WITH DISTINCTION!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Name:
LORRIS QIN

Music theory class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 8 – Advanced Rudiments
Official mark 99% First Class Honour with Distinction

 

 

 

 

Student Name:
AHAN JHA

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 5 
Official mark 93% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

 

  • “Ahan, it was a true pleasure to hear your organic and artistic performance today. Your listening skills are highly developed and you create such wonderful pictures in each piece. Best wishes for your future musical journey!”
  • “This is sensitive and personal communication and one forgets the technical challenges of the piece as you perform. Bravo!”
  • “Such sophisticated contours in each melodic entry.”
  • “Excellent technical security and the balance challenges are well in hand.”
  • “You capture the brooding atmosphere well and you are so clearly listening for texture clarity.”

 

RCM Adjudicator

Donna Falconer

Student Name:
MIKE CAO

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 7 
Official mark 91% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • ” Congratulations on this superior achievement, Mike – this was an extremely well-prepared exam in all aspects.”
  • ” This was an outstanding performance.”
  • ” You performed this with clarity and sophistication, and with evenness and wonderful balance.”
  • ” This was an elegant and stylistically pleasing rendition – congratulations!”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Pamela Palmer Jones

Student Name:
MASON YAO

Piano class: lia Sergienko

 

Grade 4 
Official mark 93% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “Good finger facility was evident and controlled at all times.”
  • “The detached quarter notes were nicely executed and appropriate for this style”.
  • “Nicely balanced with the right hand melody coming across clearly.”
  • “This was a well prepared exam. Best of luck with your future piano studies.”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Maureen Baird

 

 

 

Student Name:
WILLIAM REES-JONES 

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 9 
Official mark 94% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “Outstanding dynamic range, with beautiful pianissimos!”
  • “The opening dolce is beautifully presented, and the shape and character of   the phrases is superbly articulated”
  • “The phrases show excellent shape and the work’s structure is clear.”
  • ” You wonderfully communicate the feeling directive.”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Daniel Mahlberg

 

 

 

 

Student Name:
ISABELLE HADAD 

Music theory class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 8 – Advanced Rudiments
Official mark 100% – First Class Honour with Distinction

Student Name:
 ALEX ZHANG

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 6
Official mark 94% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “Gentle and tasteful playing, Bravo!”
  • “A very sensible and stylistically conscious performance with a hint of lyrical input.”
  • “An excellent balance between hands was achieved and audible today
  • “Extremely musically with the mature skill of phrase shaping.

 

RCM Adjudicator
 Tatiana Voitovitch

Student Name:
Derek Li

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 4 
Official mark 92% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “I really enjoyed your expressive interpretations. You were very well prepared.”
  • “A highly sensitive interpretation.”
  • “The linear melodic ideas emerge wonderfully.”
  • “The pedal is effectively employed and highlights the harmonic changes precisely.”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Anita Beaty

 

Student Name:
LORRIS QIN

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 6 
Official mark 94% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “One of the best performances I have heard of this Little prelude, Lorris – Bach would have been pleased to have heard it!”
  • “Excellent dynamic levels presented throughout with delightful accents gave this a high degree of polish – bravo!”
  • “I particularly admired the musicality and many layers of refinement inherent in this performance!”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Sarah Konecsni

Student Name:
 TIFANY  WANG

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 5
Official mark 92% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “You are a very expressive performer, Tiffany. I hope to hear you again in Level 6!”
  • “A confident opening with excellent depth of tone.”
  • “The articulation was stylistic and the terraced dynamics to showcase repeated motives was very effective.”
  • A lyrical and expressive performance with superb balance between the hands.”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Natacha Frid Finlay

Student Name:
AHAN JA

Piano class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 3
Official mark 92% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “A polished performance with beautiful singing tone and fine balance!”
  • “An expressive performance with emotion and personal connection.”
  • “Excellent choice of tempo with convincing character.
  • “Extremely musically with the mature skill of phrase shaping.”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Anne Lin

Student Name:
MIKE CAO

Piano Class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 5 
Official mark 92% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • “Congratulations for a very well-prepared exam and outstanding result!”
  • “Wonderful balance and attention to the stylistic elements of Baroque articulation. An authentic performance!”
  • “The phrase line was shaped with momentum and a strong rhythmical pulse. A convincing performance of this piece. Bravo!”
  • “Wonderful balance and contouring off the melodic line, confident performance.”
  • “All the best for future playing.”

 

RCM Adjudicator
Barbara K Byczko

Student Name:
AMY GE

Piano Class: Nick Sergienko

 

Grade 6
Official mark 96% – First Class Honour with Distinction

 

 

Adjudicator commentaries:

  • A steady and solid performance with a lively sense of forward.
  • A beautifully prepared program – musical and thoughtful!
  • You capture the serenity of this beautiful piece very well indeed.
  • All the best to you as you continue on your musical journey.

 

RCM Adjudicator
Katherine Fraser