The Rochelle Liebling Kahan Memorial Fund Competition for Child Piano Prodigies took place on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, in the Brown Auditorium of the MFAH. We are very proud of our gifted 2018 winners listed below. These wonderful young artists will be performing at the HTMC Annual Spring Luncheon on April 24.
We are grateful to this year's highly qualified and talented judges: Dr. Roy Wylie, Bonner Cutting and Dr. Jane Perkyns.
Spring 2018 Winners
First Place: Brayden Cheang, age 8, student of Dr. Susan Groves
Second Place: Tianwei (Ting Ting) Yao, age 9, student of Dr. Matthew Loudermilk
Third Place: Brendon Crowley, age 9, student of Dr. Ying Zhang
Honorable Mention: Zide Chen, age 8, student of Dr. Ying Zhang
Honorable Mention: Daniel Pan, age 9, student of Qi Ding
Honorable Mention: Rena Wong, age 8, student of Vessela Smith
The Rochelle Liebling Kahan Memorial Fund Competition for Child Piano Prodigies was established in 2005 in memory of Rochelle Liebling Kahan by her family. Rochelle was a past president of HTMC, and was herself a former child piano prodigy. Her family chose to have the competition presented under the auspices of our organization. The contest is open to Houston area children between the ages of 6 and 9. Now entering its fourteenth year, it has proven to be enormously popular with students and teachers. The level of talent shown by the participants is astonishingly high. Many of our young winners are already beginning to make their mark as musicians. The first prize is entirely underwritten by the Liebling Kahan family; a second and third prize has been added by the club. The three winners perform each year at the HTMC annual Spring Luncheon in April at The Junior League of Houston, where they receive their monetary prizes and award certificates from Dr. Kara Kahan, Rochelle’s daughter.
For more information, contact Suzanne Marion at email@example.com.
Suzanne Marion and Susan Fischman, Co-chairs
Past Winners (2005 - 2018)