Esme is 8 years old and is currently attending 2nd grade at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, CA. She has been studying the piano under the direction of Prof. Ana Maria Eckstein. She enjoys playing various composers, reading about their lives, and learning different musical eras and their musical styles.
Since age 5, she has won numerous national and international music competitions including the Gold and Absolute Prize in the WPTA Finland International Piano Competition 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023;First Prize + Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize Winner 2020, 2021, 2022 2023 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition; First Prize in American Protégé International Music Talent Competition 2020, 2021, 2022; First Absolute Prize + Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize Winner International Music Competition 2020 Bonn Grand Prize Virtuoso, 2021 London Grand Prize Virtuoso 2022 Salzburg, 2022 Amsterdam Grand Prize Virtuoso ; Gold Prize in the 2021 Golden Key Music Festival; Gold Prize in 2021 Musicale Piano Etude Festival and 2021 Musicale Piano Classical music Festival; Platinum/ Grand Champion special prize winner 2021, 2022, 2023 Quebec Music Competition; Gold award in all 3 categories (Junior Performance category, Bach Invention/Sinfonia Category, and Mozart category) 2021 Nordic International Piano Competition; First Prize in the 2021, 2023 US New Star “Etude” Competition; Gold Prize in North American Virtuoso International Music competition 2021, 2023; Gold award (2021) and Platinum award (2022, 2023) Global International Music Competition; 2021 Diamond Special Top Prize winner and 2022 Platinum prize winner of Grand Maestro International Music Competitionx; First Prize in the 2021 US New Star International Piano Competition; Gold Prize in 2021 Musicale Fall and Winter Music Festival; American Music Judges Award for outstanding performance and interpretation at the Musicale Piano Music Festival 2021; Platinum Award in 2021and 2022 Trinity International Music Competition; Platinum/ Absolute First Prize in 2021-2022, 2022-2023 Canadian International Music Competition; Platinum award in 2022, 2023 Euro Elite International Music Competition; Grand Prize Royal Sound Music Competition 2022; Grand Prize 21st Century Talent Music Competition 2022; First Prize 2022 Bay Area Piano Competition; First Prize 2022 Pelican International Music Competition; Most Exceptional Performer and First Prize at all three categories of 2022 Charleston International Music Competition-20th century, 19th century, 18th century, and contemporary music competition; First Prize at Mimas Festival International Competition 2022, 2023; Winner of Gold Hands award (2022, 2023), Best 20-21st Century Performance (2022, 2023), Best Haydn Performance 2022, Best Beethoven Performance 2023 and best Bach Performance 2022 in Carles and Sofia International Piano Competition; First Prize winner Pacific Stars International Piano Competition 2022; Absolute Platinum Prize winner (2022) and Gold Prize winner (2023) Appassionato International Youth Music Festival; First Prize winner 2022 King’s Peak International Music Competition; Platinum Prize and Best Classical Music Award 2022 WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition; Gold Prize Winner 2022 Global Genius Music Competition; Grand Prize Winner 2022 Kaleidoscope Music Competition; Gold PrizeWPTA Indonesia International Piano Competition; Gold Star Award (2022, 2023) and Best Classical Performance award 2023from Music & Starts Award; Brilliant award- 2023 Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards International Music Competition; Golden Medal -2023 Vienna International Music Competition; Gold Medal AADGT International Young Gifted Musicians Festival “The Passion of Music 2023”
She was invited to perform in various winner’s concerts since 5, including Carnegie Hall, NYC, USA ; Solitar Mozarteum, Salzburg, Vienna ; Beethoven’s House, Bonn, Germany; Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; Teatro Studio, Marco della Musica, Rome, Italy; Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Besides piano, Esme also enjoys reading, drawing, painting, ballet and fencing, and playing with her brother and puppies.