The 2013 Thera Rabinowitch Award Competition
The Rabinowitch Competition was
established in memory of the piano teacher and Palo Alto
Branch president, Thera Rabinowitch, by her family, to reward
students of the Palo Alto Branch
for outstanding musical performance.
There are two divisions: Junior
Junior Division is for students in school grades 5-8; Senior Division
is for students in grades 9-12.
There are three Prizes for each Division. Trophies will be awarded
to all prize winners. First place winner will receive
cash prize besides trophy.
To enter this competition students are required to prepare a program
of their own choice from standard
piano repertoire. The time limit is 10 minutes for the Junior
Division; 15 minutes for the Senior Division.
An original music score (no photocopies) must be provided for
First prize winners of
the previous academic year may not enter the competition in the
It is very important that the competition pieces be timed accurately.
If the program exceeds the time limit,
the chair person will request the teacher to eliminate one of
the pieces. The teachers who enter their students
will be asked to assist with running the competition.
All winners will be announced at the end of the competition. THE
JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
Contacting the Judges before, during or after the competition
is unethical and inappropriate.
Winners must be present to receive their awards at the Winners’
Important information for the 2013
Thera Rabinowitch competition:
Date: Sunday, April 21st , 2013
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave.,
Winners’ concert: Sunday, May 12th , 2013 at 2pm
Deadline for submitting applications: Monday, April 1st , 2013
How To Apply:
1) Fill out one Application Form and 2 copies of the Evaluation
Form (repertoire section) per entry.
2) Send /deliver the above along with one check per teacher (for
the sum of all the teacher’s entries) by the
The fee is $40.00 for Junior Division; $45.00 for Senior Division.
Please make checks payable to MTAC
Palo Alto Branch.
Preliminary schedule will be posted on this website one week prior
Notification via e-mail will be sent to the participants as well.
For other questions regarding the rules or any aspect of the competition,
feel free to contact:
Era Lifschitz, 5532 Green Oak Dr., San Jose, CA 95129
Thera Rabinowitch Piano Competition results for 2013
Jerry Qian - Lena Grozman
Yu Hsin Lin - Su Hui Yang
Megan Wang - Natalia Hanukai
Emily Wand - Su Hui Yang
Stephanie Sun - Era Lifschitz
Solomon Ge - Haggai Niv;
Karen Xia - Anna Rozovsky
Ryan Lee - Era Lifschitz
Sophia Lin - Anna Semyanovsky
Alexander Tang - Haggai Niv
Jared Filseth - Laura Goehner Moreno
Ashton Macfarlane - Nurit Barlev
Katherine Xia - Irina Rosinzonsky;
Wilson Wang - Shen an Lin and
Andrew Chan - Lena Grozman