American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Concerto Competition 2019

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.



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 underAmateur without professional degree
13 – 18College students and professional musicians



Winners will perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Winners Concerts will take place on the following dates:

  • Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Monday,  May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019

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



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 2019. 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.

International Concerto Competition 2019 Results

Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

Piano Competition in Carnegie Hall New York 33

Kate Yunseo Lee is 6 years old. She was born in Fairfax, Virginia in 2012 and is now a kindergarten student at Saint Leo the Great Catholic School. She has been playing the piano and studying music since 2016 at the age of 4, under the direction of Dr. Anna Ouspenskaya. Kate won Honorable Mention in YMIC (Young Musicians Inspiring Change) 2018 Metropolitan Music Festival in Piano solo category.  She has played various solo piano literature & concerto collaborations with accompanists from various composers & different styles. 

Violin Competition in Carnegie Hall New York 32

Ashley Jimin Kim, from Seoul, South Korea, began to learn violin at the age of 6. She was selected for an audition at the age of 11 and sponsored by Kumho Asiana Group to hold a solo concert. Ashley was the winner of the 1st the Korean ilbo, Eumyeon, Korea Herald, and Haneum competitions. She collaborated with San Giorgio Orchestra of Italy, Gyeonggi-Pil Harmonic Orchestra, Cheongju-si-Okestra, and Madrid chamber orchestra of Spain.

International Violin Competition in Carnegie Hall New York 33601

Emilee Kitmahawong is a junior at the Bronx High School of Science, where she also serves as the Concertmaster for the school orchestra. She’s been playing the violin since age 4 and is currently furthering her violin studies at the Mannes Pre-College Music Program in New York City. Recently, she won a concerto competition there and has performed with the orchestra as a soloist. Emilee is also active with a Chamber music group that was selected to perform at Lincoln Center for Young Musician’s Concert. Emilee has performed at Carnegie Hall and with orchestras in Vienna, Prague, Tokyo and Bangkok. 

Winners by Age Category

Age Group 12 and under:
Kate Lee, piano6Vienna, VA
Student of Dr. Anna Ouspesnkaya
Alec Rowley, Miniature Concerto, I Mvt.
and Berkovich, Piano Concerto. Op. 44, II Mvt.
Yushin Hirai, cello9Nishinomiya, Japan
Student of Shohei Uwamori
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No.1 in A Minor Op.33
Lena Kim, violin10Los Angeles, CA
Student of Daniel Yoonjae Park and Sara Jin
Vivaldi, ‘Summer’ from the Four Seasons
Andrew Y. Kim, cello11Weston, MA
Student of Ronald Lowry
Kabalevsky, Cello concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.49, I Mvt.
Joseph Darcourt, cello12Merrick, NY
Student of John Popham
Haydn, Concerto in C Major: Moderato
and Massenet, Meditación de Thais
Lillian Feng, piano12Arcadia, CA
Student of Roger Wright  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K488 – I
Ellie Nguyen, piano10Vienna, VA
Student of Dr. Marjorie Lee  
Mozart, Concerto in D Major, K175, I Mvt.
Kristie Lu, violin10Jericho, NY
Student of I-Hao Lee  
G. B. Viotti, Concerto No. 22 in A Minor, I Mvt.
Alana Gao, violin11Willoughby, Australia
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, I Mvt.  
Qi Chung, violin11Singapore
Student of Zhang Ying  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21, I Mvt.  
Zack Lam, piano11Bethesda, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Bach, Keyboard Concerto No. 2, BWV 1053 in E major
Jihye Yun, violin6Winchester, MA
Student of Klaudia Szlachta  
Vivaldi, Concerto in A minor RV356, I Mvt.
and Oskar Rieding, Concerto in B minor Op.35, I and II Mvt.
Chieh-Yu Lan, piano10Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Mozart, Concerto No. 12 in A major K.414, I Mvt.
He-You Chen, piano11Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Haydn, Concerto in D major, III Mvt.  
Shao-chi Lan, piano8Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Mozart, Concerto No. 27 in B major K. 595, II Mvt.
Seth Thomas, piano12Temecula, CA
Student of John Mario  
Mozart, Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466  
Yen-Wei Lu, piano12Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko and Fong Chan Hsu  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in C major Hob XVIII, F1: III Mvt.
Age Group 13 to 18:
GiGi Chen, violin13Hong Kong
Student of Ting Fan  
Bruch, Concerto No.1 in G Minor  
Jennifer Kim, violin13Cupertino, CA
Student of Ann Kerobyan  
Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 3 Op. 61 in B Minor
Louisa Pang, violin13Wahroonga, Australia
Student of Yong Yang  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.
and Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, I Mvt.
Emily Lai, piano14Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Student of Esther Keel  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.  
Kailey Suh, violin14Glendale, CA
Student of Daniel YoonJae Park  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major K. 219
Lizi Basiladze, piano14Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Angela Dolaberidze  
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Op. 22, I mvt.
Lucas Chen, cello14Cupertino, CA
Student of Jihee Kim  
Boccherini, Cello Concerto in B flat, I Mvt.  
Theodore Pan, violin14San Jose, CA
Student of Ann Kerobyan  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 in D minor, I Mvt.
Alanna Li, violin15Potomac, MD
Student of Elizabeth Faidley and Holly Hamilton
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
Andrew Chang, cello15Fremont, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 1 in A minor  
Anjeli Macaranas, violin15Fresno, CA
Student of William Barbini  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, III Mvt.
Ashley Jimin Kim, violin15Seoul, South Korea
Student of Suny Lee  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major Op 35, III Mvt.
Kyle Wang, violin15San Diego, CA
Student of Feifei Soong  
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Sebin Bok, violin15Demarest, NJ
Student of Yu Jeong Lee  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1, Op.26  
Timothy Liang, piano15Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Ning Lu and Jie Lu  
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Op. 22
Amy Suwannatat, piano16Port Washington, NY
Student of Pippa Borisy  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No.2 -1st Movement
April Chung, violin16Frisco, TX
Student of Phillip Lewis  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major  
Brenton Zhang, cello16Orlando, FL
Student of David Bjella  
Dvorak, Cello Concerto, I Mvt.  
Emilee Kitmahawong, violin16New York, NY
Student of Min Sun Kim  
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen  
Gvantsa Butskhrikidze, violin16Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Ekaterine Giorgadze and Nino Tkeshelashvili
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, I Mvt.
and Machavariani, Violin Concerto in D Minor, II Mvt.
John Zhao, piano16Midvale, UT
Student of Irene Peery-Fox  
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor Op. 23, I Mvt.
Sophia Zhang, violin16Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Joy Pan  
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor Op. 61
Susan Le, piano17Westminster, CA
Student of Molly Nguyen  
Chopin, Chopin Piano Concerto No.1, Op.11, 3rd movement
William Lu, violin13Austin, TX
Student of Sandy Yamamoto  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, I and III Mvt.
Albert Su, piano14Burlingame, CA
Student of Heidi Hau  
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 102, I Mvt.
Ivy Liang, flute15Rockville, MD
Student of Carolyn Oh  
Reinecke, Concerto in D Major, Op. 283, III Mvt.
Jessica Lin, piano15Potomac, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Mozart, Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K. 413
Timothy Chu, cello15San Diego, CA
Student of Lu-yan Guo  
Boccherini, Boccherini Cello Concerto in Bb major
Vivian Xiao, piano15Boyds, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413
Ellie Chae, cello16San Ramon, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Herbert, Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor Op. 30, I Mvt.
Emily Qian, piano16Solon, OH
Student of Ella Karasik  
Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1  
Guihao Zhang, piano16Jeju-do, South Korea
Student of Kim Jin  
Beethoven, Concerto III  
Kazuki Tayama, cello16San Jose, CA
Student of Lucinda Lenicheck  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.  
Maggie Chen, piano16Gaithersburg, MD
Student of Hyun Park  
Beethoven, Concerto Op.15 in C Major, III Mvt.
Natalie Nef, violin16Pleasant View, UT
Student of David Porter  
Tchaikovsky, Concerto D Major 3rd movement
Wenyu Chen, flute16Cupertino, CA
Student of Ming Li  
Doppler, Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy  
Yu-Hsiang Wu, cello16Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Amy Hsieh  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, IV Mvt.  
Daphne Nie, violin17Pittsburgh, PA
Student of Hongguang Jia  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, III Mvt.
Noni Patchett, violin17Pasco, WA
Student of Qian Yin  
Barber, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
Jeff Kim, violin14Seoul, South Korea
Student of Yoonjae Choi and Mijin Park  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor  
Mei-Chun Lin, piano14Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko and Hui-pin Hsu  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto in c minor No.2, Op.18 2nd mvt
Zerlina Lai, violin15Saratoga, CA
Student of Alan Chen  
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen  
Carol Jiang, violin16Weston, FL
Student of Huifang Chen  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Mvt. 1  
Cassidy Chen, violin16Placentia, CA
Student of Sarkis Gyurgchyan  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major K.219, I Mvt.
Jiwon Shim, cello16Tallahassee, FL
Student of Kim Jones  
Kabalevsky, Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Minchae Kim, flute16Alhambra, CA
Student of Grace Shin  
Saverio Mercadante, Flute Concerto in E Minor
Yunbeen Bae, cello16Frisco, TX
Student of Jinsun Choi  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D minor Mvmt 1  
Nuka Mtchedeladze, piano17Brooklyn, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze and Mtvarida Kipiani
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G-minor Op.22
Ariel Law, piano18Chandler, AZ
Student of Yali Luo  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18, I Mvt.
Jia-You Lu, piano13Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko and Fong Chan Hsu  
Mozart, Concerto No.12 in A major K. 414, III Mvt.
Catherine Chu, violin14Palo Alto, CA
Student of Davis Law and Jason Chu  
Mozart, Violin Concerto in D Major, I Mvt.  
Jonathan Wang, piano14Charlotte, NC
Student of Irena Hramenkova  
Mendelssohn, Concerto No 1 in G Minor Op. 25
Michelle Ding, piano15Missouri City, TX
Student of Yanzi Lin  
Mozart, Concerto No. 20 In D minor  
College students and professional musicians
Brandon Kelley, alto saxophone39Denton, TX
Student of Dr. Eric Nestler  
Erland von Koch, Concerto for Alto Saxophone, I Mvt.
and Jindrich Feld, Concerto for Alto Saxophone, I Mvt.
Elizabeth MacCorquodale, violin31Mountain View, CA
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnol, III Mvt.  
Kyuwon Yoo, viola22Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Student of Jeffrey Irvine  
Hindemtith, Der Schwanendreher Viola Concerto
and Hoffmeister, Viola Concerto in D Major, III Mvt.
Marita Pataraia, clarinet18Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of David Jishkariani  
Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Major Op. 73, II and III Mvt.
Michael Min, piano29Minneapolis, MN
Student of Dr. Kyung Kim  
Tchaikowsky, Piano Concerto No.1  
Sendi Vartanovi, violin21Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Ketevan Tushmalishvili  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto D Major Op. 35, I Mvt.
SeongKyeong Kim, piano27Minneapolis, MN
Student of Paul Shaw  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Xiaodi Xu, harp27Tucson, AZ
Student of Michelle Gott  
Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane  
Xin Zhang, piano32Lexington, Kentucky
Student of Irina Voro and Joanne Polk  
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2, I Mvt.
Zhe Deng, violin24Cincinnati, OH
Student of Timothy Lees and Gabriel Pegis
Sibelius, Violin Concerto, I Mvt.  
Zhuqing Zhang, viola26Cambridge, MA
Student of Michelle LaCourse  
Walton, Concerto  
Hui Lam Mak, flute21Denton, TX
Student of Dr. Mary Karen Clardy  
Mozart, Concerto in D. II Mvt.  
Jorge Ramos, piano30Lubbock, TX
Student of William Westney  
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, I Mvt.
Lile Emnadze, piano20Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Nino Chirakadze and Leda Kankava
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major K.488, II and III Mvt.
Wanyi Wang, piano26Allston, MA
Student of Gila Goldstein  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor Op. 30, I Mvt.
Garden Wall Duo:  
Carolyn Johnston, oboe30Atlanta, GA
Student of Dr. Lara Dahl  
Cameron Richardson, violin23Atlanta, GA
Student of Christos Galileas  
Bach, Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R
Myeongho Lee, piano29New York, NY
Student of Joanne Polk  
Mozart, Concerto K. 466  
Saba Salagishvili, piano20Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Nino Katamadze  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.  
Akiko Gomez, violin Thousand Oaks, CA
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1, III Mvt. and Sibiliuse, Concerto, III Mvt.

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation


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