AYS selects Nova Meng as Concerto Winner

The Akron Youth Symphony is pleased to announce that Nova Meng has been selected as a winner at the 2019 Concerto Competition.

Nova is a junior at Revere High School. She began learning piano at age 6 with Christina Choy, and began cello lessons at the Cleveland Institute of Music when she was 12 years old. She is currently studying piano with Gerardo Teissonnière at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and she is studying cello with Chauncey Aceret.

Some of the awards Nova has received in piano are third place at the International Piano Concerto Competition, alternate at the Buckeye Piano Auditions, and multiple awards from the Ohio Federation of Music, including second place at the Margaret and Grey Piano Competition. This is her third year playing the cello in the Akron Youth Symphony. 

Other than music, Nova enjoys swimming on the Revere varsity girls swim team, drawing, and debating as the captain of Revere’s Policy Debate Team. Nova has received multiple awards from the Scholastic Arts Association, is a three-year District Qualifier in swimming, and recently debated in the 2019 Speech and Debate State Tournament.

Her favorite hobbies include reading, creative writing and painting.

Nova will perform a piano solo on Rhapsody in Blue at the Akron Youth Symphony’s Spring Concert on May 5.

Congratulations Nova!

AYS Spring Concert