Thank you WRTI for showcasing and supporting these talented young musicians!

Tune in to WRTI this Monday to hear three of the outstanding young pianists who were winners of the 2018 Steinway Piano Competition. All three study at the Nelly Berman School of Music with Igor Resnianski, who will appear with them on the broadcast. 

Jacobs Music is very pleased to share the following article from the WRTI website.

Young Steinway Competiton Winners Live from WRTI: Part 1, July 9 at 12:10 PM


Join us for a very special live concert broadcast, on Monday, July 9th, with the winners of the inaugural Steinway competition for young pianists. You’ll hear performances by Alyssa Gabrilovich (age 12), Chris Jung (age 16), and Emma Lo (age 15). WRTI’s Kevin Gordon is host.

Watch the broadcast live on the WRTI Facebook page.

The competition was held at Steinway showrooms across the United States and Canada. Here in Philadelphia, students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland performed at Jacobs Music. Judging the competitors were Temple University’s Charles Abramovic, Immaculata University’s William Carr and Philadelphia Young Pianist Academy founder Ching-Yun Hu.

It’s an exciting program with three dynamic young pianists:

Pianist Emma Lo

Alyssa Gabrilovichhas been playing the piano for six years, and won second place for performers aged 10 through 13.  Alyssa will be playing the Five Bagatelles: IV and V Threnody (for all of the innocent victims) by Carl Vine.

Chris Jung is in the 10th grade and has been studying piano for six years. He’s the second-place winner for performers aged 14 through 16. Chris will play the 1st movement of Chopin’s Sonata No. 3.

Emma Lo won first place for the 14 through 16-year-old division. Emma will play Ondine from Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.

All three of our young pianists are students of Steinway artist Igor Resnianski, who performed live in our WRTI studios earlier this year.

Listen to live performances by the stars of tomorrow on WRTI 90.1, online at, and live on the WRTI Facebook page on Monday July 9th at 12:10pm.

Join us for Part 2 on Wednesday, July 11 at 12:10 PM.