Ten-year-old Olivia Li from Cary has been studying the piano with Florence Ko since age seven. She has received myriad awards and scholarships due to her impressive showings in various piano competitions. As a result of her first-place finishes in the American Prote ge International Competition of Romantic Music and in the Golden Classical Music Awards Competition, she was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in November and December, 2018. Over the past three years, Olivia has also been the first-place winner in many other state competitions.
Born in Raleigh, NC, David Niu began studying piano performance at age six. Since 2011 he has been under the tutelage of Florence Ko. By age 16, he had already won numerous awards in piano competitions throughout the state, including first prize in the 2017 North Carolina MTNA Junior Piano Competition, first prize in the 2018 North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs State Royalty Competition, first-place finishes in the Cary -Apex Piano Teachers Association Bullard Piano competition, the Maxine Taylor Fountain Memorial Music Scholarship, and the Raleigh Music Club Paderewski competition. In addition, David participated in the 2017 Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Next Generation masterclass in Raleigh