American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Concerto Competition 2022

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.

The largest number of musicians in American Protégé history applied for this year’s Concerto Competition. They hailed from 9 countries, including: different parts of the U.S., Australia, China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.



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



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.

$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) was invited as a Chairwoman of the Concerto Competition 2022. A graduate from the 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 2022 Results

Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

Carnegie Hall Music Competitions

Alvin Zhou is a 10-year-old boy from Sugar Land, Texas. Alvin was drawn to the Cello when he first heard a recording of Yo-Yo-Ma playing the Cello. He couldn’t believe how much the Cello sounded like a human voice singing and decided to pursue a life of Cello. He started his cello life when he was seven and studied under Dr. Gengyun Qiu. Alvin is now studying with Mr. Xiao Wong, a cellist in the Houston Symphony. Alvin first experienced orchestral music when he was eight years old. He was the Assistant Principal of the Houston Youth Symphony’s Debut String Orchestra. Then, after one year, he moved up two levels to the Sinfonia Orchestra. Alvin participated in the Houston International Music Competition in April 2021 at the age of 9 and was a finalist in the age 9-13 division.

Carnegie Hall Music Competitions

David Xiao was born in 2006 and played violin since he was 6. He studies under Ms. Huifang Chen. David has won or placed in many state and district violin competitions, including Florida State Music Teacher Association’s District and State Concerto Competitions and Florida Federation of Music Clubs (FFMC) State Competitions in Concerto, Solo, and other categories. He was an Irene Muir Memorial Award nominee at the FFMC Junior Music Convention in 2018. David is currently a concertmaster of Florida Youth Orchestra’s top orchestra (Principal Orchestra) and 2022 Broward All-County Gold Orchestra’s concertmaster. David was selected into Florida All-State Orchestra for the past 3 years and the 2021 New World Symphony Side-by-Side concert program. David also plays in various ensembles, one of them created by himself, and played heavily in community services. David received many awards, prizes and a 4-year high school scholarship due to his achievements in violin.

Carnegie Hall Music Competitions

Vivian Chang, fifteen, is a freshman at the Mason High School in the Greater Cincinnati area of Ohio, U.S.A. She has been studying violin with Hong Cheng since the age of four. Vivian has served as concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Concert Orchestra. She is also State Winner of the Ohio Music Teachers Association Buckeye Auditions, First Place Winner of the Jack & Lucille Wonnell Young Artist Concerto Competition, and Winner of the Young Talent Search by the public radio Discover Classical. Vivian loves the stage experience. She has had great memories of performing at the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour, Cincinnati Music Hall, Chicago’s Field Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, and conservatory recital halls as soloist or an orchestra member. She also enjoys playing works of contemporary composers on the streets for beloved events of her local communities, while sharing classical music with people of diverse backgrounds.

Carnegie Hall Music Competitions

Raúl Salazar Gutiérrez, 12, was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. He began his music studies at the age of four. He has been studying piano under the mentorship of Prof. Mariana Chabukiani since he was seven. At the age of twelve, he made his Debut with “Mozart Concerto No.23 in A Major K.488”, under the baton of Maestro Ramón Shade as part of Camerata de Coahuila´s Autumn/ Winter Season. He was invited to participate in Saint- Saëns “Carnival of the Animals” as part of Camerata de Coahuila Spring/Summer Season 2022. He participated at the “Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard 2021”. At the age of ten, he won the Platinum award, Gold Medal and Best Piano Technique award at the “X Forte International Music Competition” in New York. He played at Carnegie Hall- Weill Recital Hall”. He won First Prize at the “Henle Verlag International Piano Competition 2020”. He offered his first -solo recital- at “UNAM International Piano Festival 2020”.

Carnegie Hall Music Competitions

William Kim is a 10 year-old cellist living in Manhattan, New York City, and is studying under Prof. Fred Sherry. William started learning the cello as an after school activity when he was 8 years old. William has since won many prizes when he turned 9 and 10 years old.  Some competitions he has won prizes are London Young Musician Competition (Gold Prize), King’s Peak International Competition (2nd Prize), CAI Concerto Competition (2nd Prize), Ethan Competition (Gold Prize), Mozart Competition Seoul Regional (2nd Prize), Rising Star Competition (First Prize), Well Concert Competition (Special Prize), Premier Classic Music Competition (2nd Prize), La Musique Competition (1st Prize), Primavera National Music Competition (1st Prize) and 62nd Gifted Music Youth Education Association (Grand Prize).  William performed the Goltermann Concerto No 4 as a soloist with the Seoul Soloist Cello Ensemble – 6th Young Artist Concert Soloist in 2021 and is scheduled to perform Goltermann Concerto No 1 as a soloist with Seoul City Philharmonic Orchestra in April, 2022.

Winners by Age Category

Age Group 12 and under:
Chia His Hsu, piano6New Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko and Chiu Ya Yu  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XVIII, F1  
Louis Gao, piano8Charlotte, NC
Student of Ludovica Tassani  
Mozart, Piano Concerto Kv467 in C Major, I Mvt.  
Amelie Hui Qi See, piano9Singapore
Student of Sutini Goh  
Bach, Concerto No. 1 in D Minor BWV 1052  
Xingqi Jiang, cello9San Gabriel, CA
Student of Yibing Chu and Rong Ma  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto in A Minor  
Yuanjun Ji, cello9Singapore
Student of Prof Natasha Liu  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major,  I Mvt.  
Alvin Zhou, cello10Sugar Land, TX
Student of Xiao Wang  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor  
Maxwell Brown, violin10Wilmington, DE
Student of Shelley Beard Santore  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole  
Sylvia Pine, violin10Chicago, IL
Student of Davis King  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, I Mvt.  
William Kim, cello10New York, NY
Student of Fred Sherry  
Georg Goltermann, Concerto No. 1, I Mvt.  
Zachary Fan, violin10Wynnewood, PA
Student of Tatiana Ivanova  
Beriot, Concerto No. 9 in A Minor Op.104  
Charlotte Jeong, violin11Duluth , GA
Student of William Pu  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, III Mvy.  
Emma Lee, cello11San Diego, CA
Student of Daniel Grab  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, I Mvt.  
Matthew Lin, violin11Pleasanton, CA
Student of Amy Liu  
Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C Major,  I Mvt.  
Anthony Jung, cello12Plano, TX
Student of Choi, Jinsun  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1  
Audrey Choo, violin12Singapore
Student of Mr. Yin  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K216, I Mvt.  
Cara Wang, cello12Fremont, CA
Student of Amos Yang and Alan Yang  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 33, III Mvt.  
Raul Salazar, piano12Torreon, Mexico
Student of Mariana Chabukiani  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major K.488  
Xiyao Wang, piano5Beijing, China
Student of Lixuan Wang  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in C Major, Hob.XIV – 3. I Mvt.  
Trinity Min-Jie Tsai, piano9Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Bach, Piano Concerto No. 4 in A Major BWV 1055, III Mvt.
Cheuk Ka Jasmine Chang, violin10Hong Kong
Student of Connie Lo  
Bach, Concerto in E Major, I Mvt.  
Juhan Lee, trumpet10Irvine, CA
Student of Matthew Kim  
Herbert L. Clarke, The Maid of the Mist  
Rachelle Amelia Tan, violin11Singapore
Student of Odesa Tay  
Seitz, Concerto No. 5 in D Major Op. 22, III Mvt.  
Alexander Sun, violin12San Marino, CA
Student of Siliang Meng  
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G minor  
Andrew Lee, piano12Carmel, IN
Student of Elena Nesterenko and Svetlana Soleimani  
Mozart, Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466, I Mvt.  
Felix Chuang, violin12Milpitas, CA
Student of Ernest Ting-Ta Yen  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major KV 216, I Mvt.  
William Cheong, French horn12Glen Waverley, Australia
Student of Yang Xiao  
Richard Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 2, I Mvt. and Mathias, Horn Concerto, IV Mvt.
Yejin Choi, cello12La Canada, CA
Student of Stella Ye Lin Cho  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major  
River Brown, violin5Wilmington, DE
Student of Shelley Beard  
Vivaldi, Concerto No. 6 in A Minor, III Mvt.  
Jasper Lin, piano8Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XIV:9, III Mvt.  
Andrea Wu, piano9Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Ming-Yu Chiu and Ming-Yu Chiu  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major Hob XVIII:11, II Mvt.  
Elizabeth Yuan-Jen Wong, piano11Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 3 in D Major Op. 50  
Nathan Wong, cello11Des Moines, WA
Student of Kai Chen  
Julius Klengel, Concerto in D Minor Op. 10  
Chih-Heng Chang, piano7Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XVIII:F1, I Mvt.  
Wesley Yeh, piano11Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Bach, Concerto No. 3 in D Major BWV 1054, III Mvt.  
Melody Lin, piano12Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 19, III Mvt.
Age Group 13 to 18:
Chenyuan Lou, saxophone13Shanghai, China
Student of Dr. Andrew Harrison  
Maurice, Tableaux de Provence  
Jae Eun Park, flute14Irvine, CA
Student of Ching-Yi (Judy) Ho  
Georges Hue, Hue Fantasie  
Sophia Lin, piano14Falls Church, VA
Student of Marjorie Lee  
Mozart, Concerto No. 17, III Mvt.  
Sua Choi, cello14Jericho, NY
Student of Ole Akahoshi and Jeong Yoon Park  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto in A Minor, III Mvt.  
Taso Liu Tit Nam, violin14Hong Kong
Student of Connie Lo  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, III Mvt.  
Xinran Tong, violin14Singapore
Student of Zuo Jun and Ingrid Ho  
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op.22  
Annelise Ossi, violin15Jacksonville, FL
Student of Annelise Ossi  
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op. 61, I Mvt.  
Annie Song, violin15Bothell, WA
Student of Leonid Keylin  
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major Op.91, I Mvt.  
Charles Wong, violin15New York, NY
Student of Ann Setzer  
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2, II and III Mvt.  
David Xiao, violin15Weston, FL
Student of Huifang Chen  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, III Mvt.  
Eric Lee, oboe15Los Angeles, CA
Student of Laura Arganbright and Sara Petty  
Tomaso Albinoni, Concerto in D Minor, III Mvt.  
Hannah Lee, violin15San Diego, CA
Student of Rebekah Yoon  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26  
Joylyn Wei, violin15Darien, CT
Student of Marina Kitaychik  
Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D major  
Lindsey Lim, violin15North Potomac, MD
Student of Claire Cho  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 G Minor, III Mvt.  
Lucas Nguyen, violin15Irvine, CA
Student of Michelle Ahn  
Sibelius, Concerto in D Minor  
Rebecca Sun, piano15Issaquah, WA
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor  
Victoria Tan, violin15Jericho, NY
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, I Mvt.  
Vivian Chang, violin15Mason, OH
Student of Hong Cheng  
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3, III Mvt. and Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major
Bernadette Kim, violin16Cresskill, NJ
Student of Ann Setzer  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35, III Mvt.  
Emily Kim, violin16Glendale, CA
Student of Shelly Ren and Margaret Chen  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op. 2,  I Mvt.  
Gabriel Tsai, violin16Irvine, CA
Student of Suli Xue  
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61, I Mvt.
Isobel Andersen, violin16Gilbert, AZ
Student of Susanne Ro  
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor, I Mvt.  
Jamie Tan, flute16San Jose, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou  
Hisatada Otaka, Flute Concerto Op. 30b, I Mvt.  
Jocylin Braun, flute16Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis  
Mozart, Flute Concerto in D Major K. 314, I Mvt.  
Nathan Choe, cello16Wexford, PA
Student of Adam Liu  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, I and II Mvt.  
Randy Huang, cello16San Diego, CA
Student of Sharon Liou  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 Op. 33, III Mvt.  
Vidur Sanghi, alto saxophone16Saratoga, CA
Student of Jonathan Hostottle and Jason Shiuan  
Paule Maurice, Tableaux De Provence  
Yuki Matsui, viola16Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Walton, Viola Concerto, II Mvt.  
Boyoung (Cynthia) Min, viola17Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Weber, Andante e rondo ungarese for viola and orchestra
David Kim, cello17Irvine, CA
Student of Joon Sung Jun  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor  
Joanna Peters, violin17Randolph, NJ
Student of Khullip Jeung  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, I Mvt.  
Seungchan (Aiden) Min, violin17Chandler, AZ
Student of Steven Moeckel  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35  
Piano Duo:  
Katie Koh, piano12Alameda, CA
Eric Koh, piano15Alameda, CA
Students of Heidi Hau  
Bach, Concerto for 2 Pianos in C Minor, BWV 1060, III Mvt.
Christine Chah, violin13Vernon Hills, IL
Student of Desiree Ruhstrat  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, Op 64, I Mvt.  
Clark Fan, cello13Charlotte, NC
Boccherini, Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major  
Gianna Affatato, violin13Syosset, NY
Student of Larissa Broverman and Jeanne Chung  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major K216, I Mvt.  
Matthew Atticus Tan, viola13Singapore
Student of Odesa Tay  
Hoffmeister, Concerto in D, III Mvt.  
Anabelle Lin, piano14Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Beethoven, Concerto No. 5, I Mvt.  
Bradley Carpiuc, piano14San Diego, CA
Student of Dr. Anna Savvas  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, I Mvt.
Corey Zhang, piano14Sammamish, WA
Student of Joyce Tang  
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 40, I Mvt.
Christina Yum, violin14College Station, TX
Student of Marianne Henry  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major K.216, I Mvt.  
Luciano Pantano, piano14Staten island, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze  
Kabalevsky, Piano Concerto No. 3 Op.50, I – III Mvt.  
Bernard Liang, violin15Morganville, NJ
Student of William Law  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor  
Elizabeth Wei, viola15Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Hummel, Fantasie for Viola and Orchestra  
Eric Lu, cello15Wilton, CT
Student of Patrick Sohn  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, III Mvt.  
Oscar Ho Chan, cello15Hong Kong
Student of Patrick Sohn  
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, III Mvt.  
Serena Yang, violin15Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Diana Chang  
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, III Mvt.  
Tara Kavtaradze, piano15Nesconset, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze  
Arensky, Fantasia on Russian Folk Songs For Piano and Orchestra 
Vincent Chen, violin15Herndon, VA
Student of Kurt Sassmannshaus  
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 22, I Mvt. 
Ashley Chen, cello16San Jose, CA
Student of Jihee Kim  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.  
Crystal Mai, violin16Morgan Hill, CA
Student of Ernest Yen  
Mozart, Violin Concert No. 3 In F Major, Kv 216, Allegro and Bruch, Concerto No. 1 In G minor, Op. 26, Prelude
Frances Kueper, violin16Cupertino, CA
Student of Chen-Wen Su  
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Piano in G minor (Finale)
Jason Park, Bb Clarinet16Cupertino, CA
Student of Hyemin Yun  
Stamitz, Clarinet Concerto No. 3. Bb Major, I Mvt. and Weber, Clarinet Concerto No 1. in F Minor, I Mvt.
Stephen Obin Gwon, piano16Cambridge, MA
Student of Younggyo Lee  
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.  
Christopher Tillen, piano17Weston, MA
Student of Erin Lindsey  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto in C Minor, I Mvt.  
Leo Sui, trombone17Laguna Hills, CA
Student of Amy Bowers and Mike Hoffman  
Ferdinand David, Concertino for Trombone, I Mvt.  
Matthew Hansen, violin17Chino Hills, CA
Student of Tatevik Yaghubyan  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor Op. 21, I Mvt.  
Minseo Kim, flute17San Ramon, CA
Student of Ai Goldsmith  
Chaminade, Flute Concertino Op. 107  
Ryan Lee, piano17Copley, OH
Student of Mayumi Kikuchi  
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major, I Mvt.  
Shuying Chong, violin14Austin, TX
Student of Serafim Serafimov  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, III Mvt.  
Alexander Olegnowicz, cello15Mason, OH
Student of Dr. Rong Ma  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob Vllb/1, III Mvt. 
Rachel Choi, violin15La Canada, CA
Student of Jin-Shan Dai  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218  
Ray Chuang, violin15Milpitas, CA
Student of Ernest Tin  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole and  Mozart, Violin Concerto No 3. in G Major KV 216, I Mvt.
Sophie Zheng, piano15Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Ning Lu and Jie Deng  
Schumann, Op. 54 Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.  
Timothy Lin, viola15Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susane Rothaar  
Walton, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra  
Yi-Hong Huang, piano15Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Ming-Yu Chiu  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466, I Mvt.  
Andrew Yang, violin16Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Jing Zeng  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21  
Anika Patel, violin16Austin, TX
Student of Luna Chu  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1  
Jonathan Wang, piano17Charlotte, NC
Student of Jonathan and Lawing, Cynthia  
Beethoven, Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major Op.73, III Mvt.  
Mizuki Shitomi, flute17San Jose, CA
Student of Teresa Orozco  
Mozart, Concerto No. 2 in D Major, I Mvt.  
College students and professional musicians
Aikaterini Oikonomou, voice41London, Great Britain
Mozart, O zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn and Mozart, Der Halle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen
Vatsal Vemuri, piano18Dallas, TX
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor  
Leah Jane, voice24Heathrow, FL
Joaquín Rodrigo, Cuatro madrigales amatorios and Handel, Semele, Myself I shall adore
Shaoting Huang, voice28Minneapolis, MN
Student of John De Haan and Dean Southern  
Mozart, Ach, ich fühl’s  
Yueshan Liang, voice29Minneapolis, MN
Student of John De Haan  
Strauss, Mein herr marquis  
Sunghwan Kim, piano40Columbus, OH
Student of Dr. Caroline Hong  
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3, II Mvt.  
Jihye Kim, voice48Hwaseong, South Korea
Student of Seunghwan Oh  
Handel, Ombra Mai Fu  
Amateur Category:
Akiko Gomez, violin Rockville, MD
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35  

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation



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. No acoustic system will be provided. 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. Each participant will be notified about the Competition results after the Chairwoman releases the Competition placements.

6. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protégé 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. 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.

9. During the COVID-19 Health Crisis, U.S. participants, who are unable to or unwilling to travel to NYC for the health safety reasons or due to the restriction, may request a Competition Winner’s Package with a non-refundable $300 fee. The Package includes online recognition, Winner’s Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four Booklets with biographies and photos, and participation Plaque Trophy. International participants may arrange a shipment to the friends or relatives residing in the U.S. We do not mail packages internationally.

10. All fees are not refundable.

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

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

Upcoming Competitions:


Vocal Competition 2024

Deadline: June 10, 2024


Competition of Romantic Music 2024

Deadline: October 10, 2024


Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2024

Deadline: October 25, 2024


Piano and Strings Competition 2025

Deadline: January 20, 2025


Concerto Competition 2025

Deadline: February 20, 2025