Eastchester's Zoya Yan, 9, has received an award from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. The certificate of excellence is for her high score on her Grade 4 Violin Assessment. Because of her accomplishment she got to perform at a public recital and award ceremony at Carnegie Hall on Saturday.
“A Certificate of Excellence is an exceptional distinction – the result of a student’s hard work, dedication and talent. And a testament to the skill and creativity of the recipient,” said Royal Conservatory Academic Vice President Angela Elster. “Certificate winners represent a national standard of music achievement upheld by support from teachers and parents of music students across America.”
Yan's teacher is I-Hao Lee of the Amadeus Music School. There were a total of 24 teachers from New York who received the prestigious Music Development Program Certificates of Excellence in addition to the students who were awarded.
The Royal Conservancy says that "certificates of excellence are awarded each academic year to Music Development Program students in Preparatory A and B and Levels 1 to 10 who achieve the highest standard of excellence in their respective state."
The Royal Conservatory, which was founded in 1886, provides music education through its curriculum, performance and teacher education.