Our Mission


Moments of Music Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through classical music. It aims to inspire imagination and creativity in our youth and to foster musical talent, cultivating the noblest aspirations of the human spirit.


The Foundation promotes continuous artistic growth, even in mature adulthood. It pursues these goals through free concerts, opportunities to perform, master classes, and music festivals.

"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”

— Plato


“Music is enough for a lifetime - but a lifetime is not enough for music."

— Sergei Rachmaninoff


“Imagination creates reality.”

— Richard Wagner

Board of Directors

2019 Derek H. Jones, MD
Piano Concerto Competition
for Amateurs & Teachers

2019 Winners (alphabetical by last name)

  • Martin Philip Carlson (Los Angeles, CA)
    Haydn: Piano Concerto in F Major, Hob. XVIII:3
    I. Allegro


  • Tsoline Hajian (Los Angeles, CA)
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414
    I. Allegro


  • Shirley Hsin-I Hsieh (Tarzana, CA)
    Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
    I. Allegro maestoso


  • Darren Lee (Toronto, ON, Canada)
    Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
    I. Allegro molto moderato


  • Dr. Minji Noh, DMA (Orange, CA)
    Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
    I. Andante sostenuto


  • Darren Wirth (Aurora, CO)
    Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
    I. Allegro affettuoso

Winners Gala Concert with Orchestra
October 27, 2019 (Sun), 4:00 PM

Zipper Hall – Colburn School, Los Angeles​


Mailing Address: 

6549 Cleon Avenue

North Hollywood, CA 91606

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