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Lina Hisada

Lina Hisada (15) began studying piano at age five and is currently studying under Nobuyo Nishizaka. She participated numerous concerts and won in various competitions, including Southwestern Youth Music Festival, CAPMT(California Association of Professional Music Teachers), MTAC(Music Teachers' Association of California), LA Young Musician International Competition, Southern California Junior Bach Festival.  She has received gold medal in categories of Well Tempered Clavier Book II in 2017 and Partitas in 2016, and silver medal in Goldberg Variations in 2018 at the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, 1st place and at the US New Star Piano Competition in her age category and 2nd runner-up in 2017, 1st prizes at the MTAC Scholarship Competition in 2014 and 2016, and 1st place in 2016, 2nd in 2015 in CAPMT Sonata competition. Lina has won top places in the open Baroque, Chopin , Concerto, and Classical sonata complete categories of the Southwestern Youth Music Festival. She also won the top prizes at the American Protege international and Katheryn Gawartin Chopin Competition. Lina has been chosen as winner of MTAC Contemporary Festival in the past 3 years. Lina has participated in many charity concerts and has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York three times. She has been a member of the Junior Chamber Music  in 2017-2018 and has performed as honors in Thayer Hall of Colburn School. She has played in the Master Classes by Paul Roberts, Stephen Pierce, Dmitry Rachmanov , and Mark Richman. Lina is a 10th grader at Arcadia High School in California. She enjoys dancing and learning abacus(in advanced level) as well.