My name is Emma. I am a rising 4th grader and entering the GT program this Fall at Cold Spring Elementary school, Maryland. I started learning piano at five and have been studying with Dr. Marjorie Lee since 2020. I love music and simply feel the way of translating music notes to music fascinating. My journey of learning piano is rewarding. In 2022, I was awarded first place (9-yr group) in Viola Hartman Piano competition, first place (9-yr group) in MSMTA Spring Festival Piano Solo competition, first place (9-yr group) in Elite International Music Competition, third place (9-yr group) in WMTA Hungarian piano competition, and selected as the winner in 2022 NVMTA Sonata Festival. I was able to learn music of different musical periods and Chopin from Romantic is one of my favorite. I am learning cello as my second music instrument. Thanks to piano, I find learning cello is not that difficult as I felt with piano when I was young. In addition to music, I like skiing, swimming, and playing tennis.