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Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert

June 21st, 2018 development
Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert

SanTan Sun News Staff


Two student pianists at East Valley Yamaha Music School in Chandler – 7-yearold Saadhvi Sri Jayaram and 15-year-old Luke Hoang – have been selected to perform at the Yamaha 2018 National Junior Original Concert in California.

The performance will take place at 4 p.m. June 24 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos.

“The concert offers students of the Yamaha Music Education System the opportunity to unlock their full musical potential by composing original pieces and performing them in front of enthusiastic audiences,” spokesman Peter Giles said.

The performers will play new compositions in a variety of settings, from piano solos to chamber and larger ensembles.

Chosen from more than 6,000 young musicians, Luke and Saadhvi “prevailed as one of just 13 talented, emerging artists to perform an original musical composition at the renowned concert celebration,” he added

She will present “Under the Banyan Tree,” her original composition for ensemble featuring piano, flute and percussion.

Saadhvi has been a student of Heidi Grimes at the East Valley Yamaha Music School since she was around 3. Once Saadhvi mastered simple songs, she then began composing, which led to her writing her first song at the age of 4.

Outside of music, Saadhvi enjoys dancing, painting and origami. She also loves to play video games with her brother.  

Luke will present “Tokyo Suite,” his original composition for piano.

He has been attending the East Valley Yamaha Music School for 11 years. He began composing at age 8 and performed at Yamaha’s concert in Japan last year. Aside from the piano, Luke plays the mallets and trumpet in school and also knows how to play the violin and drums.

Outside of music, Luke enjoys travelling the world and learning about new cultures, eating exotic food and taking inspiration from the countries his family travels to.