The Steinway Academy presents Sweet Summer Melodies, a very special concert with Orchestra Santa Monica, conducted by Maestro Roger Kalia, and Young Soloists from the Steinway Academy. The concert showcases the talents of six young soloists destined for tomorrow’s concert stage. These amazing young pianists have trained at some of the most prestigious piano schools in the world, including the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Middle School and the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in China. Roger Kalia is one of America’s most exciting young conductors. He is a three-time recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, and is now the Music Director of Orchestra Santa Monica.