World Music Day 2021 - Jun 21, 2021

Thank You all so very much for your participation in the World Music Day Recital 2021. This is a great..

way to celebrate and share the joy of music with family and friends.

A very Special Thank You to Ms Bettina and Mr Hugo for coaching the group performances.

As with the previous recitals, we are so proud of all the performers. We can see dedication, joy, and passion in all of the performances, all are deserving of an award in some way, although we can only select a few for special recognition. We are very pleased to announce the award winners below, please join us to congratulate not only the recognized winners, but also all of our performers for a great job well done.

For this special event, we are also very pleased to award two additional prices for Most Progressed students based on teacher recommendations.

Best production award:
- Budapest (group performance, students of Ms Bettina), $50 Amazon gift card

Musical performance awards:
- Crystal Cheng (student of Mr Cuong): $25 Amazon gift card
- Michael Jacobson (student of Ms Paige): $25 Amazon gift card

Technical performance awards:
- Huynh Tam Lam (student of Mr Hugo Nogueira): $25 Amazon gift card
- Jasmine Goldsmith (student of Mr Cuong): $25 Amazon gift card

Most liked by friends / family award:
- Luella Lam (student of Ms Bettina Houser) - with 63 Likes, $50 Amazon gift card
- Runner up: Lola Blash (student of Mr Cole) - with 17 Likes, $25 Amazon gift card

Most improved encouragement award:
- Sean Moran (student of Ms Ekaterina), $25 Amazon gift card
- Spencer Wang (student of Mr Cuong), $25 Amazon gift card

Brian Le

[Cello] The Swan
Teacher: Natalie Do
 

Waltz Op.39 Nº15 by Brahms

[Guitar Ensemble] Huynh Tam Lam, Celeste Barret, Roan West
Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
 

Sonata Op. 14 No. 1 Allegretto by Beethoven

[Guitar Ensemble] [Guitar Ensemble] Huynh Tam Lam, Celeste Barret, Roan West
Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
 

Crystal Cheng

[Piano] Fantasie Dance - Op. 124 No. 5 - Schumann
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
 

Crystal Cheng

[Piano] Waltz in D Flat - Op. 64 No. 1 - Chopin
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
Musical performance award

Dexter Reeb

[Piano]
Teacher: Ann Nguyen
 

Huynh Tam Lam

[Guitar]
Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
Technical performance award

Max Polizu

[Piano] Sword song and snake charmer by N Faber
Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
 

Celeste Barrett

[Guitar] Etude No. 2 by Matteo Carcassi
Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
 

Lola Blash

[Violin] Happy Birthday
Teacher: Cole Perez
Runner up Most Liked Performance

Sean Moran

[Piano] Fur Elise by L Beethoven
Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
Most improved encouragement award

Mason Montrenes

[Piano] Rockin' Tune
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Mason Montrenes

[Piano] Willie & Tillie
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Nick Sele

[Piano] River flows in you
Teacher: Ann Nguyen
 

Brown eyed girl

[Group Performance] Bass: Kelly Hunter, Voice: Tatum Hunter, Piano: Isabella Lopez, Guitar: Alison Hoang, Celine Le
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Like I'm gonna lose you

[Group Performance] Bass: Kelly Hunter, Voice: Tatum Hunter, Piano: Isabella Lopez, Guitar: Alison Hoang, Celine Le
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Budapest

[Group Performance] Bass: Kelly Hunter, Voice: Tatum Hunter, Piano: Isabella Lopez, Guitar: Alison Hoang, Celine Le
Teacher: Bettina Houser
Best production award

The only Exception

[Group Performance] Bass: Kelly Hunter, Voice: Tatum Hunter, Piano: Isabella Lopez, Guitar: Alison Hoang, Celine Le
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Karlie Ryan Gardea

[Piano]
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Kloe Marie Gardea

[Violin] Can-Can
Teacher: Cole Perez
 

An Bui

[Piano] Moment Musical - Schubert
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
 

Spencer Wang

[Piano] Down by the salley gardens - Traditional Irish
Inter-City Stomp - Christopher Norton
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
Most improved encouragement award

Jasmine Goldsmith

[Piano] L'adieu - Burgmuller Study No.12 Op. 100
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
Technical performance award

Joice Ngo

[Voice] Colors of the Wind
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Joice Ngo

[Piano] Vivace - Telemann
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
 

Gwendolyn Woods

[Violin] Song for Maria
Teacher: Cole Perez
 

Gwendolyn Woods

[Piano] The Windmill
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Elizabeth Woods

[Piano]
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Ellie Spring Pobiega

[Piano] Lunar Eclipses
Teacher: Melody Tran
 

Liane Donati

[Guitar] Your Song, by Elton John
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Mai Huong Nguyen

[Cello] Minuet - Boccherini
Teacher: Natalie Do
 

Van Pham

[Piano] Waltz - Shostakovich
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
 

Lana Cheng

[Voice] My Heart Will Go On
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Jillian Cheng

[Voice] On my Own
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Emily Hoang

[Piano] Wedding March
Teacher: Natalie Do
 

Lily Miyagishima

[Piano] Home on the Range
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Charissa Bui

[Voice] Fight Song, by Rachel Platten
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Amber Zeng

[Voice] Dernière danse
Teacher: Molly Hill
 

Tobias Schmidt

[Piano] In the Hall of the Mountain King
Teacher: Ashley Shahbazi
 

Callie Vanhaaster

[Piano] Mountain echos
Teacher: Ann Nguyen
 

Karina Hemmad

[Piano]
Teacher: Melody Tran
 

Ruby Perez

[Piano] Get Away
Teacher: Bettina Houser
 

Luella Lam

[Piano] Why am I blue?, Waltz Pantomime, Festive March
Teacher: Bettina Houser
Most liked performance

Michael Jacobson

[Saxophone] Adagio and Giga - J.B. Loeillet
Teacher: Paige Whipp
Musical performance award

Vasili Lioulias

[Guitar] This Train
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Trish Nguyen

[Guitar] Ode to Joy and Blues
Teacher: Aline Sardao
 

Jonathan Thornton

[Guitar] Study in E minor by Dionisio Aguado
Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
 

Frequently asked questions

Please ask your teacher to register your name for the recital.

For virtual recital, this will reserve a place for you to post your performance video on this page. Your teacher can then help you with making your best performance video. Please limit performance to maximum 5 minutes. However, we will accept some exceptions based on the teacher's recommendation if the performance has to go a little over the time limit. The video must be submitted no later than the deadline using the Upload button (under your name). If you need any support, please contact us at contact@hbschoolofmusic.com.

For virtual recital, videos will be available for viewing and audience voting on the recital's planned date.

You only need to have a Facebook account to be able to vote. Just click or tap on the Like button. You can 'like' more than one performance.

If you're a HBSM teacher, you should see buttons to judge a video. If you don't see these buttons, please log in to the teacher portal and come back to this page.

The winner will be selected at the end of two weeks after the recital date. If there are multiple performances with the same highest number of likes, we will select one randomly for the reward.

Absolutely. We will be giving four Amazon $50 gift card awards, for the following categories. The winner(s) will be posted on the school's website. We will also contact and email the gift card to the family.

  • Best musical performance - judged by HB School of Music teachers
    • Musically and stylistically performed
    • Displaying contrasting and variety of emotions
    • Engaging
  • Best technical performance - judged by HB School of Music teachers
    • Display of good technical competency
    • Good execution of technically difficult works/passages
    • Level of difficulty for the work performed
    • Employing a good variety of techniques appropriate to the music
  • Best production - judged by HB School of Music teachers
    • Appropriate for the theme of this recital (Father’s Day or World Music Day)
    • Recording quality
    • Presentation and creativity
    • Extra points for group performances (duet/trio, etc.)
  • Most voted - voted by friends and families
    • The most liked video by peers, friends and family through Facebook