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Watch and Listen: Regional Winners of Steinway Competition for Young Pianists Live from WRTI, Part 1

Listen to this very special broadcast, recorded live, featuring the winners of the inaugural Steinway competition for young pianists. You'll hear performances by Alyssa Gabrilovich (age 12), Chris Jung (age 16), and Emma Lo (age 15). WRTI's Kevin Gordon is host.

Watch the broadcast recorded live on the WRTI Facebook page.

The competition was held at Steinway showrooms across the United States and Canada. Here in Philadelphia, students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland performed at Jacobs Music. Judging the competitors were Temple University’s Charles Abramovic, Immaculata University’s William Carr and Philadelphia Young Pianist Academy founder Ching-Yun Hu.

Alyssa Gabrilovich has been playing the piano for six years, and won second place for performers aged 10 through 13.  Alyssa will be playing the Five Bagatelles: IV and V Threnody (for all of the innocent victims) by Carl Vine.

Chris Jung is in the 10th grade and has been studying piano for six years. He’s the second-place winner for performers aged 14 through 16. Chris will play the 1st movement of Chopin’s Sonata No. 3.

Emma Lo won first place for the 14 through 16-year-old division. Emma will play Ondine from Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.

All three of our young pianists are students of Steinway artist Igor Resnianski, who performed live in our WRTI studios earlier this year.

Listen to live performances by the stars of tomorrow on WRTI 90.1, online at WRTI.org, and live on the WRTI Facebook page on Monday July 9th at 12:10pm.

Join us for Part 2 on Wednesday, July 11 at 12:10 PM.

A veteran broadcaster, Kevin garnered a wealth of experience in radio before taking the weekday classical host position from 2 to 6 PM at WRTI, where he was on the air until his retirement in March 2023.