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International Concerto Competition 2020

International Concerto Competition is open to all instruments, including strings, piano, voice and winds.

Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition.

Eligibility

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:

School Students:   Adults (19 and older):
 12 and under Amateur without professional degree
 13 – 18  College students and professional musicians

Awards

Winners will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City in December 2020 and March – June 2021.

$300 Scholarship and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges’ recommendations.

Judges

International panel of qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, and their students are not allowed to apply this season. The concert pianist and teacher Ms. Irina Kaufman-Brookes (U.K./Russia) is invited as a Chairwoman of the Concerto Competition 2020. A graduate from the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music, classes of Prof. E. Lieberman and Prof. L. Naumov, Ms. Kaufman-Brookes won a number of the International Competitions and performed as a solo and chamber ensemble pianist with the Bolshoi Theater, Stanislavskiy and Nemirovich – Danchenko Opera Theatre, and many orchestras across the Europe and USA.

American Protégé

 International Concerto Competition 2020 Results

American Protégé Judges’ Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

Davit Darbinyan was born in 1995 in Uzbekistan, Tashkent.   He began learning to play clarinet at the age of 12 in Tbilisi No. 2 Central Musical School. His musical talent was manifested very young ages, therefore he participated in many international competitions. He played with Tbilisi Youth Orchestra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra and he also performed with Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Davit also had solo concerts and he took master classes with world’s famous musicians. From 2013, he studied in Tbilisi State Conservatory in Professor David Jishkariani’s class. Until today he studies there in Master’s degree program. At the age of 15 Davit was working at Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, and 16 years old Davit was playing in Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre. Nowadays he is principal clarinetist and soloist in Tbilisi Youth Orchestra.

Anahit Stelmashova is 13 years old student of Prof. Nino Katamadze at the Central Musical College named after Evgeny Mikeladze in Tbilisi. Anahit is a scholarship holder of such foundations as the «SOS – Talents» (France) and the «Atken Armenian» (Canada). Anahit is a prize winner of the «Future Stars» International Competition (Italy) and of the Arno Babajanyan International Competition for Junior and Young Pianists (Armenia, 2nd prize). She is also the Ghand prix holder of the «Batumi Music Fest» (Georgia) and a laureate of the «New Names of Armenia» Festival (Armenia). «Silver Nutcracker 2019» of XX International Television Contest for Young Musicians «The Nutcracker» (Russia). Anahit’s hobby is karate.

Anthony Yang, age 12, is in the 7th grade Horizons Program at Randolph IB Middle School, Charlotte, NC. He has been studying piano with Mrs. Irena Hramenkova since the age of 6. He has won numerous awards in regional and state piano solo and concerto competitions.  He was the 1st place winner in the 2018 American Protégé Piano concerto Competition and he performed a solo at Carnegie Hall. He also won 1st place in the 2019 Steinway piano competition at Junior Division. At the end of 2019, he won III prize in the IV Future Stars International Piano Competition in the category “Young Musicians”. He received the Glenn Alexander Gurley memorial scholarship for winning 2019 piano concerto competition. He was recently won the 2020 Young Artists Competition Finals in Advanced. He also plays cello and composes music. He won 1st place prize for the Piano Explorer Magazine National Composition Contest and his work “Lakeside Walks in Switzerland” was published on the National Magazine.
Ayla Moreno began playing piano and violin at the age of 3 and currently studies piano with Dr. Svetlana Arakelova. She has been invited to perform at various venues including Japanese Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson Youth Talent Showcase and more. In 2017-2018, Ayla won first places at the Merit Scholarship Competition by TMTA and medals at the James R. Anthony Honors Recital by TSMTA for two years in a row. Also she earned Judge’s Honorable Commendation at the Young Artists Competition by Tucson Symphony Orchestra.  When she was 6, Ayla won first place at the Young Artists Competition and performed Berkovich Piano Concerto with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson.  Last year, she won first place in the Junior Division at the Youth Concerto Competition and performed Mozart Piano Concerto No.1 with South Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Last summer, she performed this concerto with Tucson Repertory Orchestra in Japan.

Winners:

NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
Age Group 12 and under:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Yang-Chen Yu, piano 6 Keelung City, Taiwan
Haydn, Haydn Concerto in F major Hob XVIII, F1, III Mvt.
Hailey Chan, piano 7 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Alexandr Skliutovsky and Tamara Meltser
Berkovich, Concerto for Piano No. 2 Op. 44, II and III Mvts.
Ayla Moreno, piano 8 Tucson, AZ
Student of Svetlana Arakelova
Mozart, Piano concerto No.1
Maxwell Brown, violin 8 Wilmington, DE
Student of Shelley Beard
Kabalevsky, Concerto in C Major, Op. 48, I Mvt.
Aiden Kim, cello 10 San Jose, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, I Mvt.
Anthony Yang, piano 12 Charlotte, NC
Student of Irena Hramenkova
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor Op. 21, I Mvt.
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Quanxi Wang, piano 7 Xi’an City, China
Student of Maro Ko
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major H. XVIII
Trinity Min-Jie Tsai, piano 7 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Maro Ko
Haydn, Piano Concerto in C major Hob XIV:3, II and III Mvt.
Ksenia Varela, voice 9 Oceanside, CA
Student of Rebecca Steinke
Puccini, “O Mio Babino Caro”
Yuhe Han, piano 9 Beijing, China
Student of Mary Ko
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F major Hob X VIII:F22, III Mvt.
Yuan Jen Wong, piano 9 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Mozart, Concerto No. 12, III Mvt.
Julia Wang, piano 10 Rochester, MN
Student of Rosanna Nuguid and Dr. Horacio Nuguid
Haydn, Concerto in D Major, II Mvt.
Sophia Jenkins, cello 10 Basking Ridge, NJ
Student of Inbal Segev
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1. Moderato
Claire Wang, violin 11 Skillman, NJ
Student of Siliang Meng
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, I Mvt.
Elisabeth Namchevadze, piano 11 Stuttgart, Germany
Student of Noll Romuald
Beethoven, Piano Concert No. 1 Op. 15, I Mvt.
Daniel Nam, violin 12 Austin, TX
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K.218
Grace Kim, clarinet 12 Seoul, South Korea
Student of YongGeun Lee
Weber, Concertino in E Flat Major Op. 26, and Krommer, Clarinet Concerto No 1. Op. 36
Hannah Cho, oboe 12 Tustin, CA
Student of Victoria Lee
Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Jhen-Jhe Yang, piano 9 New Taipei City, Taiwan
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XVIII:F2, I Mvt.
Anna Chuang, piano 10 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Haydn, Concerto in D Major Hob. XVIII-11, III Mvt.
So-Yeon Smith, piano 11 Rochester, MN
Student of Rosanna Nuguid
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D, I Mvt.
Jerry Zhang, violin 12 Bellevue, WA
Student of Cristian Neacsu and Qian Yin Neacsu
Haydn, Violin Concerto in G major
Johnston Lai, violin 12 Kirkland, WA
Student of Prof. Christian Neacsu and Dr. Qian Yin
Rieding, Concerto in G Major Op. 24, I Mvt.
HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS:
Abigail Fong, violin 10 Bronxville, NY
Student of Anca Nicolau
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, I Mvt.
Payton Smith-Holzbaur, viola 10 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Shelley Beard Santore
Marcello,Sonata in G Major, II Mvt.
Zaliah Siva Kumaran, violin 10 New York, NY
Student of Isaac Malkin
Accolay, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
Anabelle Lin, piano 12 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Haydn, Concerto in G Major Hob. XVIII:4, III Mvt.
Bridget Su, piano 12 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 6 In B Flat Major
Age Group 13 to 18:
NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Anahit Stelmashova, piano 13 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Nino Katamadze 
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.
Bethany Yang, violin 13 Berwyn, PA
Student of Yu Jeong Lee
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, I Mvt.
Bryant Liu, violin 13 Hershey, PA
Student of Nikita Burakovskiy
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, I Mvt.
Gabriel Ghambashidze, piano 13 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Tamar Jibghashvili and Merabi Sepashvili
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16, II and III Mvts.
Sophia Hackler, piano 13 Red Bluff, CA
Student of Duane Hampton
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467, I Mvt.
Andrew Zhang, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Inessa Litvin
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, I Mvt.
Celina Chen, cello 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Sarah Hong
Elgar, Concerto in E Minor op. 85
Adam Lin, violin 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Eunhee Kim
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Allison Yun, piano 15 Manhattan Beach, CA
Student of Esther Keel
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.
Caroline Ma, viola 15 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Bach, Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 I: Prelude
Dea Gverdsiteli-Abakelia, piano 15 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Maia Beridze
Schumann, Piano Concerto Op.54 in A Minor, I Mvt.
Louisa Ma, violin 15 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21, I Mvt.
Mirae Lee, oboe 15 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Bom An
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Oboe Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.
Sungkyu Ryu, clarinet Bb 15 San Jose, CA
Student of Juliana Tzeng
Carl Stamitz, Clarinet Concerto No.3 in B flat Major, I Mvt.
Aidan Chau, clarinet 16 Jacksonville, FL
Student of Dr. Boja Kragulj and Ted Shistle
Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 74, J. 118, III Mvt.
Anthony Qin, alto saxophone 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Naoki Taniguchi and Jason Shiuan
Glazunov, Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Christy Kim, violin 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Joo-Mee Lee
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Gabriella Foster, violin 16 Nesconset, NY
Student of Ann Setzer
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2, Romance
James Song, violin 16 New Providence, NJ
Student of Oleg Pavlov
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole I and IV Mvt.
Jay Kim, flute 16 Toronto, Canada
Student of Carol Savage
Chaminade, Concertino
Lauren Cho, cello 16 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Lauren Cho
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
Lauren Shim, violin 16 Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Student of Dr. Lee, Yu Jeong
Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Minor, I Mvt.
Minshin Kim, violin 16 Austin, TX
Student of Hyerin Kang
Saint Saens, Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
Samuel Powell, cello 16 Westport, CT
Student of Patrick Sohn
Saint Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 Op. 33, III Mvt.
Timothy Chu, cello 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Lu-Yan Guo
Elgar, Concerto in E minor Op.85, II Mvt.
Nicole Yun, violin 17 Dublin, CA
Student of Ian Swensen and Eric Chin
Sibelius, Violin Concerto No. 1, I Mvt. and Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Jayden Kim, violin 14 Las Vegas, NV
Student of Hyelin Jung
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor
Allison Lee, oboe 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Bom An
Kalliwoda, Concertino in F Major for Oboe & Orchestra, Op. 110, III Mvt.
Brandon Lee, viola 15 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Weber, Andante e Rondo Ungarese
Isabella Tang, flute 15 Potomac, MD
Student of Donna Dymond
Cecile Chaminade, Concertino, Op. 107 and Gounod, Concertino
Lisa Lin, violin 15 Rowlett, TX
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Minseo Roh, oboe 15 Frisco, TX
Student of Haeun An
Haydn, Oboe Concerto in C major
Selina Tang, violin 15 Roslindale, MA
Student of Andrew Kohji Taylor
Kabalevsky, Concerto in C Major, I Mvt.
Tina Zhong, violin 15 Saratoga, CA
Student of Kwok-Ping Koo
Barber, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
Audrey Lee, violin 16 La Canada, CA
Student of Phillip Levy
Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor, I Mvt.
Celine Chien, violin 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Elizabeth Park
Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25, Introduction, I and IV Mvts.
Joshua Yun, cello 16 Syosset, NY
Student of Jaydn Ryu
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor
Julia Lee, cello 16 Long Beach, CA
Student of In Woo Su
Shostakovich, Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 107
Justin Kim, cello 16 Oviedo, FL
Student of David Bjella
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.
Ryan Shim, cello 16 Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Student of Seojin Yang
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85, IV Mvt.
Shirley Wang, viola 16 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Walton, Viola Concerto, III Mvt.
Yung-Sheng Lin, piano 16 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko and Hui-pin Hsu
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto in C Minor No. 2, Op. 18, I Mvt.
Eunsuh Cho, violin 17 Austin, TX
Student of Hyerin Helen Kang
Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C Major, I Mvt.
Noah Ghosh, violin 17 Los Altos, CA
Student of Elizabeth Park
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63, I Mvt.
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Saba Tskhovrebadze, piano 13 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Prof. Nino Katamadze
Bach, Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056, II and III Mvts.
Una Chuang, piano 13 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Mozart, Concerto No.21 in C Minor K.467, I Mvt.
Rachel Chen, piano 14 Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I Mvt.
Athina Chen, violin 15 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Antoine Van Dongen
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, III Mvt.
Masako Yang, violin 15 Stanford, CA
Student of Tina Minn
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major K.218
Sarah Parigela, violin 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Dana Freeman
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole I Mvt.
Brian Kim, viola 16 North Potomac, MD
Student of Sung Ah Min
Hoffmeister, Concerto in D Major
Eric Zhuo, piano 16 Murray, UT
Student of Ya Liu
Rubinstein, Concerto Op. 70 No. 4
Antara Hebbar, piano 17 Dunn Loring, VA
Student of Anna Ouspenskaya
Chopin, Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op. 21, I Mvt.
Elijah Van Camp-Goh, trombone 17 Wilmington, NC
Student of Jerald Shynett and John Ilika
Ferdinand David, Concertino for Trombone and Piano in E Flat Major
Trio:
Jihyun Hwang, violin 17 Diamond Bar, CA
Jeongeon Hwang, violin 15 Diamond Bar, CA
Yoojin Jo, piano 15 Fullerton, CA
Students of Dr. Kookhee Hong and Leslie Ho
Bach, Double Violin Concerto in D minor, III Mvt.
HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS
Andersen Cheong, violin 15 Aliso Viejo, CA
Student of Noriko Yamaga
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, I Mvt.
Brian Nam, violin 15 Austin, TX
Bach, Violin Concerto in A Minor BWV1041
Carolyn Tran, piano 15 La Mirada, CA
Student of Frenda Yang
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, I Mvt.
Dylan Hill-Joyce, voice 15 Richmond, VA
Student of Anne O’Byrne
Mozart, ‘Ridente la calma’ K.152
Richard Lin, violin 15 Houston, TX
Student of Mary Song
Lalo, Symphanie Espagnole Op. 21
Michael Poulos, piano 17 New City, NY
Student of Sevgi Tekin
Beethoven, Concerto No 2 in B Flat Major, II Mvt.
College students and professional musicians
NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Davit Darbinyan, clarinet 24 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of David Jishkariani
Weber, Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
Jeffrey Kautz, timpani 25 Dix Hills, NY
Student of Jason Haaheim and Jonathan Haas
Michael Daugherty, Raise the Roof for Timpani and Orchestra
Shanice Aaron Aaron, piano 25 Sherman Oaks, CA
Student of Anli Lin Tong
Lukas Richman, “In Truth” Piano Concerto, I Mvt.
Matthew Robinson, saxophone 26 Winnipeg, Canada
Henri Tomasi, Concerto, II Mvt. Giration
Yin Zhang, piano 27 Lincoln, NE
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, I Mvt.
Zurab Nakeuri, voice 27 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Natalia Volchenko
Andrea Chenier, ”Nemico Della Patria”
Yu Han, piano 30 East Lansing, MI
Student of Panayis Lyras
Strauss, Burleske for Piano and Orchestra
HwaYoung An, piano 33 Boston, MA
Student of Paver Nersessian and Peter Frankl
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Ina Tevdoradze, violin 33 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Tamar Bulia and Khatuna Tushmalishvili
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 77
Marina Kosterina, piano 38 Omsk, Russia
Student of Vladimir Tropp and Grigory Gordon
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Matthew Kent Everett, piano 49 Spring, TX
Barber, Piano Concerto, Op. 38, I Mvt.
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Nuka Mtchedeladze, piano 19 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze and Mtvarida Kipiani
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat Major
Jingwei Zhang, violin 23 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Meichen Barnes
Bach, Partita No. 2 Giga in D Minor
Jared Maucotel, violin 24 Austin, TX
Student of Brian Lewis
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, II and III Mvt.
Xizi Wang, voice 24 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Dr. Yu Chen and Dr. William Peng Wu
Mozart, Parto, Parto and Bizet, L’amour est un oiseau rebelle
Yingting Qin, voice 25 Philadelphia, PA
Student of Randi Marrazzo and Yu Chen
Mozart, Parto, Parto
Mariam Pirtskhalaishvili, voice 29 Batumi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Tamaz Tseriashvili and Victoria Chaplinskaya
Verdi, ”Don Carlo” Aria Elisabeth of Valois. ”Tu che le vanita”
Shiqi Gu, piano 31 Tucson, AZ
Student of Tannis Gibson
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, I Mvt.
Jiwon Lee, piano 32 Minneapolis, MN
Student of Timothy Lovelace and Lydia Artymiw
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No.1 in G Minor, Op.25
THIRD PLACE WINNER
Evelyn Yan Hua Goh, piano 27 Singapore
Student of Josephine Koh
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15, I Mvt.
HONORABLE MENTION WINNER
William (Liam) Gibb, violin 25 Cincinnati , OH
Student of Timothy Lees
Ravel, Violin Sonata No. 2. Blues. Moderato and Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1, Cadenza
Amateur Category:
SECOND PLACE WINNER
Akiko Gomez, violin Thousand Oaks, CA
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1, I Mvt. and Ravel, Tzigane Rapsodie De Concert

Other participants will receive Diploma of Participation


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

Winners Recital Information

1. Winners will be selected from each of the four instrument categories (piano, strings, voice, winds) and in each age group.  Multiple winners will be chosen. Special prizes may be awarded based on judges’ recommendations.

2. Winners of the Competition will perform one solo piece from the audition repertoire with the following performance time limit:

School students 6 to 12 years old   – 5 minutes;

School students 13 to 18 years old – 6 minutes;

Amateur without professional degree – 6 minutes;

College students and professionals – 7 minutes.

3. Extra performance time up to 1 minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with $100 additional fee.

4. Concertos with full orchestra can’t be performed at the Winners Recital. For vocalists, strings and wind instruments, performance at the Weill Recital Hall will be with piano accompaniment. Only one grand piano will be available at the Weill Recital Hall. In case of any doubt as to selection, please contact the American Protégé Organizational Committee.

5. Each Winner will perform at one Recital. Recital date and time will be offered to the Winner based on the Competition results.

6. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protege does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one after enrollment into the program.

7. Photo or video recording during the recital is strictly prohibited per the Carnegie Hall policy. A professional photographer will be taking pictures of the performers.

8. The total Recital and Photo Fee for Solo Participants is $400 and includes: Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, two (2) guests’ tickets and 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during participant’s performance on stage. Participants and piano accompanists do not need tickets to be admitted to the backstage.

9. For Ensemble Member, Recital Fee is $250 per member plus $100 Photo Fee per group. The Recital and Photo Fees include: Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, two (2) guests’ tickets and 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during ensemble’s performance on stage. Ensemble Members do not need tickets to be admitted to the backstage.

10. Organizational Committee collects short biographies to introduce the performers at the Winners Recitals. American Protégé reserves the rights to edit, reduce and re-format any submitted biographies as it seems appropriate and fit into the Recital Brochure.

11. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.

12. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).

13. Detailed Winners Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the participants.