Thanks to a generous gift from donor Charles Wattles, Ashley Chung and Karen Mardini will attend the world famous Gilmore Festival in Kalamazoo, MI with teachers Ann Sorvino and Dr. Greg Snedeker.

Now its 24th year, the biennial festival is internationally recognized as America’s most prestigious piano music festival. Ashley and Karen were chosen to attend the festival due to their musical abilities and dedication to music while attending Stoneleigh-Burnham. After graduating at the end of this year, Ashley Chung will study at the Boston Conservatory, and Karen Mardini will study at Harvard University.

While in attendance at the Gilmore Festival, the group will attend numerous concerts and master classes where they will get to see and listen to the world’s preeminent pianists.