American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Competition of Romantic Music 2020

The American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music is open to instrumentalists (piano, piano duo, winds, strings, chamber orchestras, voice) of all nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition. Multiple winners will be chosen in each age category.

American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2020 attracted the largest number of very competitive applicants on record from 9 countries, including the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia.


 

Awards


Since the situation with COVID-19 Global Health Crisis is still uncertain, winners will be offered to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the dates to be announced, or to receive a Winner’s Package by mail.

Special prizes for best performances may be awarded based on the judges’ recommendations.

Judges


 

Four qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent; their students are not allowed to apply this season.

Dr. Sophya Genis is invited as a Chairwoman of the Competition 2020. Mrs. Genis holds a Doctor of Music Arts Degree. She studied piano with such renowned professors as Alexander Yoheles, Yakov Milstein and Yakov Zak.

International Competition of Romantic Music 2020 Results:

Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

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Lindsay Tao is now seven years old girl from San Jose, CA. She is a second-grade student at valley Christine School. She has been learning piano since the age of five. She is a sunny, bright, and happy girl. She loves drawing, singing, and Kungfu. But the piano is her favorite. After half a year learning piano, she began to perform at various concerts. She has been invited to perform in numerous piano concerts. She won the second place at 2019 American Protégé International Music Competition and she was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall for Winter Gala Concert. She won the first place and been chosen Exceptional Young Musician Special Prize at the 2020 Golden Classical International Competition. In this summer, she also won the first place and been chosen Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize at 2020 Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition and first place at International Open Music Competition 2020.

Winners by Age Category

NameAgeCountry/State
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 10:
First Place Winners
Tingchen Ding, violin5Kunming, China
Student of Maryna Kuchma  
Lucas Yao, piano6Pitt Meadows, Canada
Student of Wayne Weng  
Bentley Penn, piano7Fort Mcmurray, Canada
Student of Eunji penn  
Evelyn Hwang, piano7New York, NY
Student of Dr. Sohyun Ahn  
Jessica Hu, piano7Levittown, NY
Student of Joyce Ng  
Lindsay Tao, piano7San Jose, CA
Student of Le Yu  
Victoria Ramos, piano8Seattle, WA
Student of Marissa M. Rebadulla-Ramos and Peter Mack
Julia Gentry, piano9Newport Beach, CA
Student of Ana Maria Eckstein  
Sophie Yu, piano9Lincoln, NE
Student of Dr. Feifei Jiang  
Vanessa Guan, piano9Austin, TX
Student of Julia Hsiao  
Boxi Wang, violin10Kunming, China
Student of Maryna Kuchma  
Cooper Li, violin10Sydney, Australia
Student of Yong Yang  
Kathryn Loutzenheiser, cello10Irvine, CA
Student of Laszlo Mezo  
   
Second Place Winners
Evelyn Wang, piano5Milpitas, CA
Student of Olivia Zhang  
Victoria Cui, piano6Bellevue, WA
Student of Qian Yin  
Ruoyu Zhong, violin7Kunming, China
Student of Maryna Kuchma  
Rosalind Pham, piano8Portland, OR
Student of Leslie Chen  
Audrey Cham, piano9Austin, TX
Student of Julia Hsiao  
Aeneas Yu, piano10Fremont, CA
Student of Peyhwan Kuan  
Ava Shu, piano10Williamsville, NY
Student of Violeta Arakelova  
Jiyool Kim, piano10New York, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn  
Joseph Yoon, piano10Centreville, VA
Student of Dominique Shim  
Leon Crisan, violin10San Jose, CA
Student of Wangchen Long  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Vanessa Guan9Austin, TX
Audrey Cham9Austin, TX
Students of Julia Hsiao  
   
Third Place Winners
Xinwei Liu, piano7Beijing, China
Student of Mary Ko  
Emma Tseng, piano8Katy, TX
Student of Alina Uddin  
Stephen Cui, violin8Bellevue, WA
Student of Christian Neascu  
Audrey Chu, piano10Portland, OR
Student of Leslie Chen  
Justin Liaw, piano10Fremont, CA
Student of Peyhwan Kuan and Natalie Chia
   
Honorable Mention
Albert Zhang, piano9Gilroy, CA
Student of Elena Paradies  
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
First Place Winners
Annie Le, violin11Malvern, PA
Student of Jessie Jin  
Beatrice Jean Consolata Gobang, voice11Bekasi, Indonesia
Student of Valentina Nova Aman  
Chloe Frisco, cello12Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Student of Clive Greensmith  
Stella Seong, violin12Wyckoff, NJ
Student of Dr. Yu Jeong Lee  
Chance Hattrick, piano13Clarcksburg, MD
Student of Jaewon Lee  
David Deutsch, piano13San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev  
James Tsaggaris, piano13San Jose, CA
Student of Nataly Gingis  
Nicole Rovniaguin, voice13San Jose, CA
Student of Vagharshak Ohanyan  
Tane Kim, cello13Irvine, CA
Student of Jenny Hyunseung Oh  
Catherine Li, piano14San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang  
Emanuel Luo, piano14San Jose, CA
Student of Nataly Gingis  
Henry Yao, piano14Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Dr. Dante Dilanni and Shen-Ling Chuang
Isabella Jung, violin14Leonia, NJ
Student of Dr. Yu Jeong Lee  
Kayleen Kim, cello14Irvine, CA
Student of Jenny Oh  
Second Place Winners
Annabel Rae Ng, violin11Singapore
Student of Le Hoang Hai Van  
Claira Nguyen, piano11Fremont, CA
Student of Le Yu  
Albena Deneva, piano12Sofia, Bulgaria
Student of Milena Pavlova  
Claire Jin, piano12Irvine, CA
Student of Miranda Wu  
Ivo Ivanov, piano12Sofia, Bulgaria
Student of Milena Pavlova  
Qiao Zhang, piano12Temple City, CA
Student of Vera Hoalim  
Serena Wu, piano12Solon, OH
Student of Xiaoling Anderson  
Amber Lee, piano13San Jose, CA
Student of Agnes Mah  
Katie Liu, piano13Portland, OR
Student of Leslie Chen  
Seone Ahn, violin13Seoul, South Korea
Student of Najeong Kim  
Wilson Song, violin13Irvine, CA
Student of Sorah Myung  
Yue Zhang, cello13Shanghai, China
Student of Benjamin Larsen  
Zijing Zhang, piano13Saratoga, CA
Student of Frank Levy  
David Lee, piano14San Jose, CA
Student of John McCarthy  
Devon Chang, violin14Irvine, CA
Student of Eunhee Kim   
Joshua Bold, piano14Gainesville, VA
Student of Aglaia Koras  
Ryan Feng, piano14San Jose, CA
Student of Le Yu  
Shirley Xu, piano14San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Joy Liu12Leander, TX
Amelia Spielman14Austin, TX
Students of Julia Hsiao  
   
Third Place Winners
Maya Jade Tantang, piano11Singapore
Student of Angela Ang  
Sahana Manikandan, Oboe12Princeton, NJ
Student of Barbara Witmer  
Darren Hung, piano13Henderson, NV
Student of Dr. Emily Hung  
Winston Mahendra, violin13Fremont, CA
Student of Jing Yang  
Rebecca Tang, violin14Chesterbrook, PA
Student of Jessie Jin  
   
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Paras Nijhawan14Austin, TX
Henrik Chan15Austin, TX
Students of Julia Hsiao  
   
Honorable Mention
Shogo Huang, violin12San Jose, CA
Student of Wangchen Long  
Corey Zhang, piano13Sammamish, WA
Student of Joyce Tang  
Romil Bhatt, piano13Fremont, CA
Student of Dorothy Su  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 18:
First Place Winners
Alexa Chen, harp15Pleasanton, CA
   
Brian Lee, cello15Belmont, MA
Student of Eugene Kim  
Ethan Chen, cello15Davis, CA
Student of David Chen  
Honor Frisco, violin15Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Student of Elmer Su  
Ivan Smaltsuga, flute15Kunming, China
Student of Denis Savelyev  
Jayden Yeung, piano15Irvine, CA
Student of Lanzo Luconi  
Jayden Yeung, violin15Irvine, CA
Student of Sam Fischer  
Jeslyn Cai, piano15Spokane, WA
Student of Peter Mack and Karlyn Brett  
Hwa Lang Cho, violin16Irvine, CA
Student of Heesun Choi  
Jonathan Backues, piano16San Diego, CA
Student of Xiao-yan Sui  
Nichatorn Tangkuptanon, harp16Bangkok, Thailand
Student of TongJuan Wang  
Audrey Liu, piano17Cupertino, CA
Student of Tamami Honma  
Henry Hsiao, voice17Princeton, NJ
   
Joanna Wang, piano17Scarsdale, NY
Student of Adam Kent  
   
AYM-Octet2020:  
Aidan Kwon, violin11San Jose, CA
Dongwoo Kang, violin14San Jose, CA
Erica Song, violin15San Jose, CA
Seyeon Rah, violin16San Jose, CA
Bomin Kim, viola14San Jose, CA
Brandon Kwon, viola16San Jose, CA
Donghyung Kang, cello16San Jose, CA
Andrew Kang, cello17San Jose, CA
Students of Sonyoung Kang  
   
Second Place Winners
Amanda Wang, violin15Guilford, CT
Student of Shan Jiang  
Anna Jun, violin15San Jose, CA
Student of Davis Law  
Ellie Lee, violin15San Diego, CA
Student of Michael Tseitlin and Irina Tseitlin
Emily Kim, violin15Glendale, CA
Student of Shelly Ren  
Eric S. Huang, piano15Katy, TX
Student of Alina Uddin  
Gwyneth Gherzan, violin15Highland Park, NJ
Student of Sharon Gayoung Cho  
Honor Frisco, piano15Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Student of Esther Keel  
Ira Hsiao, piano15Austin, TX
Student of Julia Hsiao  
Jaeyee Jung, violin15Raleigh, NC
Student of Rebekah Binford  
Kelly Hung, piano15Henderson, NV
Student of Dr. Emily Hung  
Luke Qiao, piano15San Diego, CA
Student of Dr. TingTing Zhang  
Nathan Kim, piano15Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Student of Esther Keel  
Nellie Nguyen, piano15Westminster, CA
Student of Ting Huang  
Amber H Wang, cello16Irvine, CA
Student of Jenny Oh  
Carolyn Nguyen, piano16Irvine, CA
Student of Elaine Lin  
Catherine Chen, piano16Valencia, CA
Student of Agnes Kim  
Mary Zimmer, piano16Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Yi Jia Ho  
Michael McPhie, piano16Irvine, CA
Student of Susan Bana  
Simon Ahn, piano16Lansdale, PA
Student of Sonyi Gwon  
Christine Youn, cello17Lake Oswego, OR
Student of Jae Choi  
Eric Zhuo, piano17Murray, UT
Student of Ya Liu  
Meilin Yen, voice17Cupertino, CA
Student of Haruna Shiokawa-Mo  
Minji Kim, violin17San Jose, CA
Student of Elbert Tsai  
Phillip Jeong, piano17Porter Ranch, CA
Student of Soyun Kim  
Yvonne Kim, cello17Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Anne Francis Bayless  
   
String Duo:  
Natalie Nef, violin17Pleasant View, UT
Zach Benton, viola17Salt Lake City, UT
Students of David Porter  
   
Third Place Winners
Darian Liu, piano15San Jose, CA
Student of William Wellborn  
Derrick Liu, piano15Cupertino, CA
Student of Amy Hwang  
Jaeyee Jung, piano15Raleigh, NC
Student of Debbie Kim  
Lucas Chen, piano15East Rutherford, NJ
   
Bo Sun, violin16Exton, PA
Student of Jessie Jin  
Joseph Mathew, piano16Coppell, TX
Student of Hwa Lee  
Joseph Zhang, piano16Cupertino, CA
Student of Nataly Gingis  
Miles Chen, piano16Beaverton, OR
Student of Mauro Bertoli  
Zhenjie He, voice16Vancouver, Canada
Student of Opus Academy  
David Hu, piano17San Jose, CA
Student of Nataly Gingis  
Sunoo Jeong, piano18Thousand Oaks, CA
Student of Soyun Kim  
   
Honorable Mention
Ryan Cheng, violin15San Jose, CA
Student of Jing Yang  
Trinity Lee, violin15Fremont, CA
Student of Jing Yang  
Eric Wang, piano16Palo Alto, CA
Student of Zhaoni Chen  
Seoyeong Hwang, piano16Yorba Linda, CA
Student of Soyun Kim  
   
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals
First Place Winners
Kseniia Vokhmianina, piano29Singapore
   
Hyojeong Kim, piano31Frisco, TX
Student of Pamela Mia Paul  
JIn Ah Kwon, piano35Lewisville, TX

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

Upcoming Competitions:

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Vocal Competition 2024

Deadline: June 10, 2024

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Competition of Romantic Music 2024

Deadline: October 10, 2024

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Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2024

Deadline: October 25, 2024

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Music Talent Competition Fall 2024

Deadline: November 3, 2024

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Piano and Strings Competition 2025

Deadline: January 20, 2025

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Concerto Competition 2025

Deadline: February 20, 2025