Inaugurated in 2020, the Irena Orlov Memorial Piano Competition for Adult Students remembers and celebrates our beloved friend and faculty member, Irena Orlov. For over 30 years, Irena was a pillar of the piano department and Levine. During her remarkable career, she taught and mentored hundreds of students and faculty, helping each of them achieve their best.

The 2024 Competition took place on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at our MD Campus: Strathmore with divisions for intermediate and advanced adult piano students.

Congratulations to all the participants, their teachers, and their families!

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2024 Orlov Comp 7

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Congratulations to all the finalists and their extraordinary teachers!

Intermediate Division

First Place: Douglas McAllister (Artur Aksenov)
Second Place: Myles Boylan (Barbro Dahlman)
Third Place: Elena Thompson (Sam Post)

Advanced Division

First Place: Thomas Bossuroy (Jamila Tekalli Hanner)
Second Place: Angela Poh (Martin Labazevitch)
Third  Place: Yuko Hashimoto (Sayaka Jordan)
Honorable Mention: Hannah Yost (Victor Shklyar)
Honorable Mention: AnnElizabeth McMahon (Katerina Zaitseva)
Honorable Mention: Melina Zohn (Ralitza Patcheva)
Honorable Mention: Kimberly Minarik (Topher Ruggiero)
Honorable Mention: Joseph Vetter (Ching-Yi Lin)