The 2016 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.
two divisions: Junior and Senior.
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 same division.
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 2016 Thera Rabinowitch competition:
April 24th, 2016
Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto
Sunday, May 8th , 2016 at 2pm
Deadline for submitting
applications: Sunday, April 10th, 2016
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 $45 for Junior Division; $55
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,
Thera Rabinowitch Piano Competition results for 2015
1st - Solomon Ge (Haggai Niv)
2nd - Emily Wang (Su-Hui Yang)
3rd - Betsy Tian (Era Lifschitz)
3rd - Evan Huang (Shen An Lin)
1st - Yu-Hsin Lin (Su-Hui
2nd - Ryan Lee (Era Lifschitz)
2nd - Vivian Cheng (Haggai
3rd - Rebecca Christiansen
3rd - Alan Huang (Shen
3rd - Wesley Chen (Haggai
Sabrina Goyal (Nurit Barlev)
Emily Aiken (Nurit Barlev)
Justin Zhao (Kim-Wing)
Alvis Ip (Ellen Leung)
Megan Wang (Natalia Hanukai)
Amberli Chiang (Anna Semyanovsky)
Nellie Taratorin (Era Lifschitz)