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Following our recent announcement of the new CME Artists division, the Center for Musical Excellence is thrilled to announce CME Juniors!


Just pre-teens, these young performers are already standout rising stars. In the enduring spirit of our mission of Moving Musicians Forward, CME will provide them with individualized mentorship and guidance, as well as professional opportunities. We look forward to the significant careers they are sure to have in the coming years!


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At just 11 years old, Terrance has already established a path of excellence for himself, winning multiple international competitions around the world. In 2018 alone, his prizes include:

  • First Prize: The 4th Steinway Youth Piano Competition in Vietnam

  • First Prize: The 2nd Singapore Piano Competition

  • First Prize: The Asia International Music Competition in Japan

  • First Prize: The 4th Hanoi Piano Competition


Terrance recently moved to the US from his home in Vietnam to study at the Juilliard School Pre-College, and appeared in September with members of the CME Young Artists roster at the 2019 Harding Homes event. 

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Sooah, age 12, has been the winner of national and international competitions since the age of 7. Most recently, her winnings include:


  • First Prize: NY Flute Club Young Musicians Competition

  • First Prize: 92Y Concerto Competition

  • Grand Prix Winner: Camerata Artists International Competition

  • Grand Prix Winner: Concert Festival Concerto Competition

  • First Prize & Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize Winner: Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition


Sooah's upcoming appearances include performances at the Royal Albert Hall (London) and at the Amphitheatre, Philharmonie (Paris). Sooah attends the Elizabeth Morrow School in NJ and was accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division.

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