Monday, July 20, 2015

Pria Louka: 2nd Prize, Piano, Cat.C | 2015

Pria Louka has been playing the piano for ten years. In 2008 she was honored with the Silver prize in the National Piano Competition of Greece. In 2010 Pria auditioned and was accepted to the Honors Music Program at Westminster Conservatory. In 2011, she began studying with Rita Shklar. Recently, Pria became a finalist and 3rd place winner of the 2015 Steinway Society Scholarship Competition. Last fall, she became the 3rd place winner of the 2014 NJMTA Young Musicians Competition for her age group. Earlier that same year, she was honored with the top High Honors award in the New Jersey Music Teachers Spring Recital Auditions of 2014. She was the winner of the top Gold prize in the International Music and Arts Society Piano Competition in 2013. As a result, she gave a performance in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in New York. Pria was nominated as an alternate in the Advanced Master Class Competition at the annual convention of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association in 2012 and 2014. She was honored to perform her music during the Winter Holiday festivities at the Drumthwacket Governor’s Mansion in 2012. At the Princeton Day School she is a Frank Jacobson Music Scholar and recently performed an hour-long senior recital at the Princeton Day School McAneny Theater. She was also the pianist for the Princeton Day School jazz band and orchestra.