Shandee Aimi Teruya

Shandee Teruya, born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, an internationally recognized pianist at the age of 23. As one of today’s most engaging young musician, Shandee has already had a performance at Carnegie Hall, Weil Hall. Currently studying Piano Performance at University of Hawaii at Manoa, under Dr.Thomas Yee. She is in demand for a wide variety
of masterclasses, playing with some of the world’s leading instrumentalists, as well as appearing on major international competitions and performances. Her recent achievements include appearance at Carnegie Hall’s Weil Hall, as a winner of the American Fine Arts Romantic Competition and performance of Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra, twice, in Russia. She has also performed Mozart Concerto No.17 first movement, with the Hawaii Festival Orchestra. Shandee has won numerous awards from the Aloha International Piano Competition, Morning Music Club Scholarship Competition, Hawaii
Music Teacher’sAssociation Competition, Kamuela Concerto Competition, Hawaii Mozart, American Fine Arts Concerto Competition, American Fine Arts Russian Competition, and Music Teacher’s National Association Competition, and Osaka International Music Competition. In 2013, She traveled to Washington D.C. to compete as a finalist in the World’s Pianist Invitational, winning second alternate. In 2017, she was a semi-finalist in the Spotlight Competition in Los Angeles, California. This year she won first prize at the Osaka International Music Competition, Hawaii Regional Round and was invited to participate in the Final Round in Osaka Japan. Shandee previously studied at the Colburn School in Los Angeles with Dr.Ory Shihor, and
at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Mr.Daniel Epstein