March 2024🎶

We put a few duets together to participate in the Two of A Kind concert hosted by IRMTNZ at New Zealand School of Music. What a great concert and variety of talents on display!

Jaiden and Sam (piano duet)
Ron and  Beth (piano duet)
Yani and Dora (piano duet)
Annika and An (piano and violin)




February 2024🎶

🎹 Congratulations to these students on their awesome exam achievements:

Arnav Chouhan - Grade 2 with Distinction
Jayden Ma - Grade 3 with Distinction
Jaiden Lam - Grade 4 with Distinction
April Wu - Grade 5 with Distinction
Jerome Ling - Grade 8 with Distinction

Jerome Ling started his Bachelor of Music in Sonic Arts at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University. It's wonderful to have another student join the music department. Best of luck and enjoy your time at uni!

December 2023🎶

🎹 Our team of young talents presented us with beautiful piano playing at the End-of-Year concert. Thank you for a memorable concert!



We also had a Christmas Card Competition at the concert. There were many lovely hand-made entries. Here are some of the prize winners:


July 2023🎶

🎹 It's inspiring to watch young pianists perform at the 79th Hutt Valley Performing Arts Competition. We enjoyed three days of beautiful live performances presented by pianists in the Wellington region. Congratulations on your achievements!

Yani Jiang
12 and under 14 years classes:
Classical Composer - Highly Commended
Romantic Composer - 2nd Prize
New Zealand Composer - 2nd Prize
Chamber Group open age - 1st Prize as a member of Funky Beats Trio with Tali Whiteridge & Charlize Chan

Jaiden Lam
10 and under 12 years classes:
20th/21st Century Composer - 2nd Prize
Romantic Composer - 3rd Prize
Classical Composer  - 2nd Prize
New Zealand Composer - 2nd Prize

Annika Bonk 
10 and under 12 years classes:
20th/21st Century Composer - 3rd Prize
Classical Composer  - 3rd Prize
Chamber Group open age - 2nd Prize as a member of The Arctic Hands Trio with Miles Lin & Michael Fei



June 2023🎶

🎹 The IRMTNZ Youth Music Festival took place over the weekend of 23rd - 25th June. It was a wonderful celebration of music and local talents! Congratulations to these students on their awards:

Amy Tran Preliminary class - Gold medal
Jayden Ma Grade 1-2 class - Gold medal
Jaiden Lam Grade 3-4 class - Gold medal
Annika Bonk Grade 5-6 class - Highly commended
Annika Bonk, Michael Fei, Miles Lin (piano 6 hands) Junior ensemble class - 2nd prize




🎹 The mid-year 'Fancy Dress Up' student concert was hit with our imaginative young pianists! The costumes and fine performances put a smile on everyone' faces. What a nice way to spend a Saturday night ~



🎹 Wow! What a weekend! We heard so many talented young musicians play with superb musicianship at the Wellington District round of Chamber Music NZ Contest. Bravo to all of you, thank you for inspiring us with your playing!

Also big congrats to our groups on their achievements, I am very proud of you guys.

The Arctic Hands (Miles Lin, Michael Fei, Annika Bonk: piano 6 hands) - Adjudicator's Award
The Bridgetons (Liam Whatman/cello, Miles Lin/piano, Annika Bonk/violin) - Best Newcomer Award







April 2023🎶

🎹 Welcome back to a new exciting year of music making! This year students from the studio will participate in the annual Chamber Music Contest in June. We have students in piano 6 hands groups and also piano trios. The groups have started rehearsing and it's wonderful to see them enjoying the fun chamber music brings. 

On the exam front, a big congratulations to Jaiden Lam for achieving Grade 4 with distinction and also Grade 4 with merit to Dora Wang.








🎹 That’s a wrap! What an awesome Christmas concert it was! Our 7 teams of multi-hand piano ensembles playing festive tunes was a real treat. Have a lovely festive season everyone.








🎹 Lana Ritchie has been accepted to begin Bachelor of Music major in classical piano performance at New Zealand School of Music in 2023. She also won 1st prize at IRMTNZ  Judith Clark Sonata Competition (15 years & over). Very proud of you Lana!



JULY 2022🎶

🎹 News from IRMTNZ Youth Music Festival 2022

Congratulations to Jayden Ma for winning a gold medal at the Grade 1-2 class and also the Sounz prize for Best Performance of a New Zealand Work
Yani Jiang was awarded Highly commended in Grade 7-8 class. Well done both of you!






JUNE 2022🎶

🎹Congratulations to all students at our mid-year student concert at St. Andrew's on The Terrace. We enjoyed listening to your wide variety of music, from Mozart, Rachmaninov to Star Wars and jazz tunes! Bravo!





🎹Congratulations to the following students on their excellent exam results:

Dora Wang - Grade 1 passed with distinction
Jacob Busby - Grade 1 passed with distinction
Arnav Chouhan - Grade 1 passed with distinction
Caleb Ling - Grade 3 passed with distinction
Jerome Ling - Grade 4 passed with distinction
Henry Xu - Grade 5 passed with distinction


🎹The last concert of this year was limited to 50 people under Covid restrictions, which proved to be a bit of a challenge! We made it happen and everyone had a great time. It was lovely to hear our students play for us.

JUNE 2021🎶

🎹The 2021 Piano Plus Festival was a great experience for our young competitors. Congratulations to: 
Jayden Ma : for winning the gold medal in the Preliminary Class. He was also awarded the Soundz prize for Best Performance of a New Zealand Work
Jaiden Lam: for winning the gold medal in Grade 1-2 class
Annika Bonk : for winning the gold medal in Grade 3-4 class







APRIL 2021🎶

🎹 Well done to all our young pianists at our first concert of the year and thanks to family and friends for coming to support us



JANUARY 2021 🎶

🎹 A Special congratulations to Cynthia Wratt for completing her BMus degree and achieving ATCL performance diploma 

🎹 Congratulations to our piano exam students for achieving excellent results in the Nov/Dec 2020 Trinity exams:  
Caleb Ling - Grade 1 passed with distinction  
Jerome Ling - Grade 2 passed with distinction  
Henry Xu - Grade 3 passed with distinction  
Krish Chouhan - Grade 3 passed with distinction  
Mira McLaren - Grade 7 passed with distinction