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Last weekend, 14 young pianists ages seven to 16 performed their original compositions at the annual Yamaha National Junior Original Concert (NJOC) in Cerritos, California.

These 14 students were chosen from a pool of 6,000 Yamaha Music School students enrolled across the United States based on the quality of their compositions and their playing ability.

This year’s performers included:

Kaya Baird, 7, Irvine, California; Irvine Yamaha Music Center

Madison Chan and Riley Chan, 8, Toronto, Ontario; Yamaha Music School of Toronto

Isabella Ko, 8, Chino, California; Chino Hills Yamaha Music School

Ritwik Suresh Jayaraman, 10, Chandler, Arizona; East Valley Yamaha Music School

Daria Nikolovski, 10, Chandler, Arizona; East Valley Yamaha Music School

Helen Jungen Yeong, 10, Irvine, California; Irvine Music Center

Devin Lu, 11, Paramus, New Jersey; Bergen Yamaha Music School

Aadhitya Raam Ashok, 12, Paramus, New Jersey; Bergen Yamaha Music School

Jonathan Hartanto, 12, Paramus, New Jersey; Bergen Yamaha Music School

Luke Hoang, 14, Chandler, Arizona; East Valley Yamaha Music School

Ty Promreuk, 14, Chandler, Arizona; East Valley Yamaha Music School

Alex Zhang, 14, Lexington, Massachusetts; Yamaha Music School of Boston

Megan Chang, 16, Fullerton, California; Harmony Music World Institute

In addition, Luke Hoang has been invited to perform in Japan at the International Junior Original Concert.

 



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