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International Flute Competition Spring 2013

American Protégé International Flute Competition  2013 was designed for solo performers and ensembles of all ages, nationalities and countries, who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. Participants were required to submit video or audio recording materials for the audition.


We invite school students and adults to participate in the Competition. There is no age limit for the adult participants.

Multiple winners will be chosen in each of the following age groups:

Category:   Age:
Young musicians  5 – 9
 Junior  10 – 13
 Intermediate 14 – 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree) 18 and older 
 College students and professionals 18 and older 



First and Second Place Winners performed on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

American Protégé

International Flute Competition Spring 2013 Results

Judges Distinction Awards (Plague Trophies) Winners: 

Jagoda Krzeminska was born in 1996 in Kluczbork, in Poland. When she was 8 years old she started playing flute in I Stage Music School in Kluczbork in class of Agata Napp-Urbanska. From 2006  she is learning in the class of mgr Karina Kandzia-Maniak. She took part in several flute courses and flute competitions (2007 – III prize, 2008 – II prize in Sochaczew, 2006 and 2007 – II prize, 2008 – I prize in Olawa, 2008 I prize in Confrontations of Young Musicians in Chrzanow;  and in 2009 she was the winner of Grand Prix in competitions in  Olawa, Cracow and Sochaczew. In April 2010 she won the I prize in “Konjovic Peter” International Competition in Belgrad. Her achivements in 2011 are first prizes in British Flute Society School Performer Class A Competition in London, Polish Flute Competition SANKYO 2011, IV Flute Competition in Sosnowiec and X Polish Spring Flute Competition Sochaczew. In 2012 she won First prize in International Music Competition Svirel (Slovenia) and was the winner of the Competition of Young Musicians of the Year in Poland. Ms. Krzeminska was among seven finalists of Eurovision Young Musicians in Wien. In 2013 she got the first prize in British Flute Society School Competition in London. She took part in masterclasses  of  Sir James Galway and Wiliam Benett, Dejan Gavric. Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner
Tu Lin, 33, from Wuhan, China. Graduated from Belarus Academy of Music under the tuition of Prof. N.V. Avlamenko. She enjoys a diverse career as orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She is currently the flute teacher of Wuhan Conservatory of Music and flutist of the Oriental Symphony Orchestra. Tu Lin has presented solo recitals and performances in prestigious venues across China, including Huangshi Grand Opera Hall, Qintai Concert Hall, Yueyang Cultural & Artistic Convention & Exhibition Center, Series Bells Music Hall of Wuhan conservatory of Music and etc. In recent years, Tu Lin has focused on further developing her career and became more deeply connected with life, people, music, and the flute.  American Protege Competition Winner
First Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Insun Cho 9 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Haeun Kim    
Brian Lee 9 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Melissa Wenger    
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Olga Benditskaya 10 Moscow, Russia
Student of Zara Parvanyan    
Jordan Paterson 12 Adelaide, Australia
Student of Ass. Prof. Elizabeth Koch    
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Yuri Kim 16 Syosset, NY
Student of Min Jung Moon    
Deanna Pyeon 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Prof. Albert Gofman    
Mihe Hong 17 Walnut Creek, CA
Student of Emma Moon and Jeffrey Khaner    
Jagoda Krzeminska 17 Kluczbork, Poland
Student of Karina Kandzia-Maniak    
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Alicia Elizabeth Barry 20 Huntingdon Valley, PA
Student of Nicole Lambert    
Eun A Choi 27 New York, NY
Student of Robert Langevin    
Yoon Hee Kim 30 Columbus, OH
Student of Katherine Borst Jones    
Lin Tu 33 Beijing, China
Student of Xu Ge    
Yun Kyung Han 34 Greenbelt, MD
Student of Bradley Garner    
Second Place Winners:
 Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Jessica Smith 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Student of James Stathis    
Derek Kim 8 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Arthur Bronstein    
 Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Raymond Guiot 10 Paris, France
Student of Anry Savignon    
Elena Krouglova 11 Moscow, Russia
Student of Tatiana Zemlyanskaya    
 Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Flora Choi 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Miranda Kim    
Walter Stillman 15 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Laura Thompson    
Emily Bell 16 Vancouver, Canada
Student of Badia Banna    
Jiyoon Chon 16 Flushing, NY
Student of Yoon Eyn Hye    
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Yang Cheng 19 Atlanta, GA
Student of Clara Wang    
Sarah Rodgers 22 Chicago, IL
Student of Katheryn Brick    
Sooyun Lee 24 Columbus, OH
Student of Dayna Kim    
Jasmine Kwon 28 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Jiyoung Lee    
Emma Hernandez 34 Barcelona, Spain
Student of Fernando Ramirez