RECENT STUDENT SUCCESS

Albert Cano Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Albert Cano Smit albertcanosmit.com
Pianist
Colburn Conservatory of Music

  • 1st Prize, Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition, 2017 ($10,000 cash prize + a commissioned work to be debut in the Carnegie Zenkel Hall in 2018)
  • Finalist, Montreal International Piano Competition, 2017
  • Medalist Prize, Hilton Head International Piano Competition, 2016
  • Semi-finalist, Paloma O’shea Santander International Piano Competition, 2015
Ray Ushikobu Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Ray Ushikubo rayushikubo.com
Pianist
Colburn Music Academy

  • 1st Prize, Hilton Head International Piano Competition, 2017
  • Winner, Aspen Music Festival Piano Concerto Competition, 2016
  • 1st Prize, Steinway Concerto Competition at the Colburn Music Academy Piano Festival, 2015
  • Davidson Fellow Laureate (scholarship of $50,000), 2014
  • Young Artists Piano Prize, Mondavi Young Artists Competition, 2013
Carey Byron

Carey Byron californiayoungmusicians.com/carey-byron
Pianist
Colburn Music Academy

  • Young Scholar, Lang Lang International Music Foundation, Class of 2018-2020
Gabrielle Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Gabrielle Chou gabriellechou.com
Pianist
The Juilliard School

  • 2nd Prize, Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition, 2013
Jongdo An Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Jongdo An jongdoan.com
Pianist
Colburn Conservatory of Music

  • Winner, Concours International Long Thibaut Crespin, 2012
Yi Chen Feng Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Yi Chen Feng
Pianist
Peabody Conservatory

  • 1st Prize, Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, 2015
Zihui Song Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Zihui Song
Pianist
Colburn Conservatory of Music

  • Semi-finalist. Paloma O’shea Santander International Piano Competition, 2012
  • 3rd Prize, Piano Campus International Piano Competition, 2012

TESTIMONIALS

Claire Yeo Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Claire Yeo clareyeo.com
Pianist
San Francisco Conservatory

“I started taking lessons with professor Shihor in 2015, in preparation for my graduation recital for my undergraduate degree. After my first few lessons with professor Shihor, I started noticing major changes in my practice and performance. Furthermore, I was growing more confident with each concert I played. I decided to apply to graduate school in 2016 and knew that studying with professor Shihor would be the best way for me to feel comfortable and confident with the audition process. Professor Shihor really took the time to help me through this process, starting from the repertoire selection that not only challenged me but also showcased my personality and voice. He would take the time to sit with me and talk about which schools I was hoping to attend, what I was hoping to get out of each school, and which school and faculty member would be the best fit for me in my progress. At the end of this process, I received acceptance letters from all the schools I auditioned at, but more importantly, I felt confident in my voice as a musician. Studying with professor Shihor was an important step in my career and I am very grateful for his guidance. 

Victoria Frances Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Victoria Frances Young
Pianist
Peabody Conservatory

“Mr. Shihor is a sensitive musician, an attentive teacher, and a compassionate human being who truly cares for every one of his students. Our lessons were filled with discussions about style and interpretation, and for me each one was an eye-opening revelation that drew me closer to the music. Students who study with him may expect to simply improve their piano-playing, but instead find themselves on a wondrous journey of discovery and artistry.”

Kevin Knowles Successful pianist at ory shihor Acadmey

Kevin Knowles
Pianist
University of Miami Frost School of Music

“Studying under the mentorship of Professor Ory Shihor was a privilege in more ways than I can count. Not only did he educate me in the art of piano playing itself, he also provided me with crucial guidance during the college application process, and equipped me with the tools to improve as a musician and get accepted into the schools of my dreams. Every lesson with Professor Shihor proved to me that not only is he a pedagogue and mentor of the highest caliber, but that he is also a deeply insightful musician as well as a very gracious human being that cares for each of his students on a personal level. I am eternally grateful to him for all that he has helped me with.”

Learn How You Can PLAY A FANTASTIC PIANO AUDITION (And Get Accepted Into The School Of Your Dreams)

Learn How You Can PLAY A FANTASTIC PIANO AUDITION (And Get Accepted Into The School Of Your Dreams)