APPASSIONATA PROGRAM – A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE! 

A message from Ornela Ervin,

TOPHIL Appassionata program director.

As 2020 comes to an end I would like to wish all our supporters a Happy Holiday Season!

I can not think of a better way to bring joy than by sharing music!

The Appassionata students are starting a new  program called: Musical bagatelles. Our students will share their music with all of you hoping to brighten your days with their music selection and put a smile on your face.

Our first performers to start the series are the Wang sisters Marisa and Jaylinn playing a duet by Catherine Rollin titled: Parisian Waltz.

Enjoy the performance: HERE


Here is our second video of our musical Bagatelles series:

We hope that the New Year will be full of positive energy, great rhythm and exhilaration just like the Muczynski’s Toccata Op. 15 played by Appassionata student Eric Zhang.

We wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous new year filled with music and laughter!

Eric Zhang playing Toccata Op. 15, Muczynski.

Enjoy the performance: HERE


This January 6 2020

We are offering French music.
Appassionata student Trinity Bliss will delight you playing Villageoises No. 1, 3, 4 and coda by Poulenc

Press: HERE


January 12 2020

We are continuing our series with:

Andante from Bach’s Sonata for Violin in A minor, BWV 1003, No. 2

by string Appassionata student, Aidan Fu.

Access: HERE

When asked  about his selection that he chose to share with us Aidan said:

“I love Bach’s music because it is so comforting. To me, it feels as if I’m coming back home. It feels so naturally written and it seems almost as if it was written as it went along. Bach is definitely someone with whom I love spending time, and try to do so as much as I can”


If you enjoy the performances, please remember to continue your much needed support for the future of the arts. We truly appreciate it!