Kiesse appeared on Show 385 in Fairfax, Virginia on February 29, 2020.
Kiesse Nanor (piano), 16, hails from Ellicott City, Maryland and is a sophomore at Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She trains at New England Conservatory Preparatory School with teachers Jonathan Bass and Ernest Barretta. One of her proudest musical achievements was performing at Carnegie Hall after winning a prize at the 2017 New York YWCA Piano Competition. She was also honored to perform for the Phillips Exeter Academy Class of 2022 during their prep year celebration. Kiesse is an accomplished foil fencer. She also loves reading and drama.
Alyssa performed on Show 390 from Merkin Hall on September 25, 2020.
Alyssa Gabrilovich (piano), 14, from Villanova, Pennsylvania is a freshman at Harriton High School. She studies with Dr. Igor Resnianski at the Nelly Berman School of Music. Alyssa made her concerto debut at the age of 9 as a winner of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra Concerto Completion. She has also performed with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra and the Old York Road Symphony Orchestra, and she has received prizes in numerous local, national, and international piano competitions. Outside of piano, Alyssa enjoys singing, writing, and watching TV.