Otto Montgomery, a high school junior from Berkeley, California, is a student of Arkadi Serper. Otto has received top awards including in the US Open Music Competition, the New Star Piano Competition, Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, the Bay Area Junior Bach Festival, and the East Bay Music Foundation Piano Competition. Otto was awarded 1st place with his sister at the United States International Duo Piano Competition. Otto has completed 12 years of the National Piano Guild Auditions and the NFMC Festival where he has been selected as a soloist for the NFMC Northern California annual recital on 8 occasions. In addition to classical repertoire, Otto plays jazz piano in the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble and regularly gigs in the San Francisco Bay Area.