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!
TERRANCE QUANG GIA TRAN, Piano
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.
SOOAH JEON, Flute
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.