How many kids can say they've played at Carnegie Hall? Not many. However, Fairmont’s Anaheim Hills campus is home to one such talented student. Fourth grader, Allison To, is an accomplished pianist and skilled violinist. Allison has won multiple awards in numerous competitions such as: SYMF (Southwestern Youth Music Festival), MTAC (Music Teachers' Association of California), and the Long Beach Mozart Festival. She was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2010 International Young Musician's Competition. In the same year, Allison gave her debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. She currently studies piano under the direction of Ariel Yang at Opus119, the school of music's prestigious Conservatory Program. She shares her musical talents with others by performing in local senior centers and giving concerts to fund-raise for World Vision. Her favorite subject is math and she also enjoys shopping, drawing, and playing with her best friend Suma, her Maltese dog. Allison remembers a time her mom took her to a concert given by a Korean doctor. He is not only a famous surgeon, but a musician and believes that music is very therapeutic. This has inspired Allison to pursue a career as a doctor and use both her academic skills and her musical talents to make a difference in the lives of others.
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