American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Concerto Competition 2023

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 11 countries, including: different parts of the U.S., Australia, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Republic of Georgia, 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 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 2023. 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 2023 Results

Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

Aimee Okagawa is currently a Junior at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, HI. She has been playing piano since she was four years old and studies with Dr. Wendy Yamashita.  Aimee was a winner of 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition at Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and awarded to play in their educational concert in 2022.   She was also chosen as a finalist of U.S. Marine Band Concerto Competition for High School Musicians in 2022.  Aside from piano, Aimee plays the bassoon in her school Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Orchestra as well as her local Youth Symphony.

Nicholas Li, cellist, pianist, and composer, is the winner of Lincolnʼs Symphony Orchestraʼs Young Artist Competition. He took the stage with LSO at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, performing the first movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto on March 11, 2023. He was a past cello principal of the Youth Ensemble of Strings, Junior Youth Orchestra, Lincoln Homeschool Senior Orchestra, and the 2022 Nebraska All-State Orchestra. Li currently performs with the Lincoln Youth Symphony as the cello principal. Li is active in honors ensembles and competitions both locally and internationally, participating in UNLʼs Cellobration, String Fling, and Spring Strings Honors Festival, UNOʼs BOCH Festival, the, Hastings College Honors Orchestra, NWUʼs Honors Festival and the Lied CenterPiano Academy. Li has earned many top prizes, including Rocky Mountain Music Competition,  the  American Protege International concerto competition, MAP International Music Competition, the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition, etc.

Dania Bressler, fifteen years old, studies with Miranda Cuckson at the Mannes School of Music Pre-College in New York City. She started the violin at age four at Third Street Music School Settlement and at age seven, was accepted to Mannes Prep, where she is part of the Clara Mannes Scholars Program. Dania is a member of the Philharmonic orchestra and has been in multiple chamber ensembles coached by Adria Benjamin, Eileen Buck, Tatjana Rankovich, and Alex Croxtan. Dania is a sophomore at Stuyvesant High School and plays in the Stuyvesant Symphonic Orchestra. She is part of a piano trio that will be playing in the regional concert of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 2023 Young Musicians program. In addition to violin, Dania loves everything science-related and has participated in neuroscience classes at Burke Neurological Institute and the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Science Summer Program for Talented Youth.

Zhang Sencheng is a boy who has dreams and loves life. At the age of 3, he began to study piano under the guidance of his mother, Mr. Wang Lulu. At age 10, he received an admission notice from the Juilliard School Pre-College as a Plano major in the United States. Now he is under the guidance of Professor Matti Raekallio. At the age of 9, he signed a contract with the European KNS Classic Singing Company. His first album is “True Love”. In September 2022, he was invited to perform with Wuhan Symphony Orchestra in Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall and achieved great success. In November 2022, in WTPA Singapore International Piano Competition, he won the Piano Concerto Platinum Best Classical Music Award and was invited to perform at Singapore’s YST Conservatory of Music.

Julie Chen, age 12, is a 7th grader at Valley Forge Middle School in Pennsylvania. She began her cello studies at the age of 8 at The Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College in New York. When she was 9, she moved to Pennsylvania and started studying with Hai-Ye Ni, the principal cellist of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Julie is currently the principal cellist of PRYSM Strings of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and her school orchestra. She also won 3rd place in the 8-11 division of the Philadelphia International Music Festival’s (PIMF) online concerto competition in 2021. She won 1st place in the 11-13 division and overall runner-up in PIMF’s summer camp concerto competition in 2022 which earned her a spot in the Winners Circle Concert this March with the Philadelphia Orchestra members. Her other interests include dancing, singing, playing the piano, swimming, and playing squash.

Arianna Lu began playing piano since she was 4 years old. Arianna won the Gold Award in the Global International Music Competition. She also was chosen as aa First Prize and Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize Winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. She won First Prize and Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize in Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition. She passed the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano performance Grade 8 with Distinction at age of 5. And she was selected as a FIRST PRIZE winner for the 2023 Classical Music Competition as part of the Charleston International Music Competition. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Amphithéâtre Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris, and Barbro Osher Recital Hall at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She loves big stages and she wants to play with Orchestra. She is intelligent, athletic, and loves to learn new things and explore new things.

Winners by Age Category

Age Group 12 and under:
Arianna Lu, piano5Fremont, CA
Student of Lena Grozman  
Yuri Polunin, Concertino in A Minor  
Arthur Scott, piano7Saint Paul, MN
Student of Irina Elkina  
Mozart, (cadenza Arthur Scott), Concerto in C Major K. 246, Allegro Aperto
Trinity Min-Jie Tsai, piano10Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, K246
Yuanjun Ji, cello10Singapore
Student of Prof Natasha Liu  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, III Mvt.  
Julie Chen, cello12Chesterbrook, PA
Student of Hai-ye Ni  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No 1 in C Major, I Mvt.  
Max Shen, flute12Bothell, WA
Student of Jia Lu  
Chaminade, Concertino pour flûte, Op. 107  
Sencheng Zhang, piano12Guangzhou, China
Student of Lulu Wang and Matti Raekallio  
Mozart, Piano concerto KV537, III Mvt.  
Yenna Kang, cello12Vienna, VA
Student of In Hwa Lee  
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33  
Po Cheng Hsu, Paino7Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Student of Ming Yu Chiu  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XVIII, F1, III Mvt. Presto
Averie Chang, violin9Mckinney, TX
Student of Orit Beder  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, I Mvt.  
Mijo Chang, piano9New York, NY
Student of Donna Weng Friedman  
Rollin, Concerto in C Major, I Mvt.  
Nathaniel Kuo-Hsu, cello9New York, NY
Student of Mark Humburg  
Goltermann, Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 65: III Mvt. Allegro Molto
Ethan Guo, violin10Plano, TX
Student of Orit Beder  
Bach, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, S.1041, I Mvt.  
Kelly Wang, violin10San Jose, CA
Student of Tina Minn  
Seitz, Student Concerto No. 4, III Mvt. Allegretto  
Serena Cai, piano11Charlotte, NC
Student of Irena Hramenkova  
Shostakovich, Concerto Op. 94  
Edward Pan, piano`12Sandy, UT
Student of Luke Hancock  
Mozart, Allegro from Concerto No. 17  
Ethan Zhang, piano12Naperville, IL
Student of JeongSoo Kim and Jonathon Kirk  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’  
Shelby Gan, piano12North Logan, UT
Student of Luke Hancock  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414, I Mvt.
Shonna Foo, violin12Burlingame, CA
Student of Angeline Branson  
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K 216 Allegro
Valentina Montesino, violin9Homestead, FL
Student of Fidel Garcia  
Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, I Mvt.  
and Seitz, Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 22, I Mvt.
Austin Williams, clarinet12El Macero, CA
Student of Ann Lavin  
Weber, Concertino  
Hyojo Chang, piano12New York, NY
Student of Donna Weng Friedman  
Rollin, Concerto Romantique  
Timothy Kern, violin12Chicago, IL
Student of Nobuaki Tanaka  
Bach, Concerto No. 2 in E Major: Allegro assai  
Mir Hung, piano8Walnut, CA
Student of Mary Ko  
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major, Hob. XVIII: F2, III Mvt.
John Foo, violin10Singapore
Student of Zhang Chi and Alan Sharipov  
Reiding, Concerto in G Major, Op. 24, I Mvt.  
and Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, I Mvt.
Age Group 13 to 18:
Christine Deng, violin13Fremont, CA
Student of Ernest Ting-Ta Yen and Dr. Chuong Vu
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, I Mvt.  
and Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, I Mvt.
Minsoo Chae, violin13Sharon, MA
Student of Elizabeth Faidley  
Vitali, Chaconne  
Wing Tsun Cho, violin13Hong Kong
Student of Zhuang Sheng  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, I Mvt.  
Cynthia Huang, cello14La Jolla, CA
Student of Ruslan Biryukov  
Elgar, Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85  
Ethan Lo, cello14Marietta, GA
Student of Wendy Warner and Perry Holbrook  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, I Mvt. Adagio-Moderato
Lynzie Lim, flute14Yorba Linda, CA
Student of Yong mi Choi  
Mozart, Concerto No. 1  
Vincent Ji, cello14Oakton, VA
Student of Eunice In Hwa Lee  
Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, I Mvt.
Yuhan Gu, violin14Mason, OH
Student of Kun Dong  
Lalo, Symphonie espagnole, I Mvt.  
Calene Lee, harp15Fullerton, CA
Student of Mindy Ball  
Handel, Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294, I Mvt. Andante Allegro
Christina Yum, violin15College Station, TX
Student of Marianne Henry  
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2, III Mvt.  
Dania Bressler, violin15New York, NY
Student of Miranda Cuckson  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor: I Mvt. Vorspiel. Allegro moderato
Daniel Lee, cello15Rociville, MD
Student of Youbin Jun  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, III Mvt.  
David Kim, viola15Saratoga, CA
Student of Yunsun Kim  
Cecil Forsyth, Viola Concerto in G Minor, I Mvt.  
Derek Lee, piano15Greenwich, CT
Student of Donna Weng Friedman
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor Op. 37, Allegro con brio
Jayden Chen, cello15Pleasanton, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Dvorak, Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104 – Mvt. 1  
and Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, II Mvt.
Jayden Lee, flute15Mclean, VA
Student of Beth Bentley  
Chaminade, Flute Concertino in D Major, Op. 107  
Lisa Jin, viola15Jericho, NY
Student of Carol Rodland  
Weber, Andante e Rondo Ungarese  
Myra Puri, violin15Addison, TX
Student of Lucas Aleman and Jina Aleman
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, III Mvt.- Allegro energico
Nicholas Li, cello15Lincoln, NE
Student of Tracy Sands  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, I Mvt.  
Nolan Woo, cello15Saratoga, CA
Student of Kyeong Hwa Kim  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.  
Charisse Qin, violin16Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor  
Ethan Zheng, piano16Lake Zurich, IL
Student of Marta Aznavoorian  
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
Evette Um, flute16Van Nuys, CA
Student of Yoori Kim  
Mozart, Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K.313, I Mvt.  
Isaac Wong, cello16Bellevue, WA
Student of Leslie Marckx  
Elgar, Cello concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, I Mvt. Adagio
Joylyn Wei, violin16Darien, CT
Student of Marina Kitaychik  
Mendelssohn, Concerto in E Minor  
Levana Lai, flute16Saratoga, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou  
Hisatada Otaka, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, II Mvt.
Preston Wong, cello16Trumbull, CT
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 33, III Mvt.
Samuel Lee, violin16Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Jonathan Swartz  
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, I Mvt.
Sherry Du, violin16Hudson, OH
Student of Eugenia Poustyreva  
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
Ye-Ju Kim, flute16La Habra, CA
Ibert, Flute Concerto, I Mvt.  
Aimee Okagawa, piano17Honolulu, HI
Student of Wendy Yamashita  
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, I Mvt.  
Benjamin Joo, piano17La Mirada, CA
Student of Kookhee Hong  
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor, III Mvt.  
Caleb Graupera, cello17Weston, MA
Student of Emmanuel Feldman  
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme  
Christopher Smith, piano17Port Jefferson, NY
Student of Delana Thomsen  
Kurt Atterberg, Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor  
James Lee, cello17Carrollton, TX
Student of Jinsun Choi  
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, I and II Mvt.  
Joelle Kim, flute17Tustin, CA
Student of Diana Morgan  
Mozart, Flute Concerto in G Major, I Mvt.  
Maya Matsui Mccabe, violin17Concord, MA
Student of Magdalena Richter  
Barber, Violin Concerto  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Katie Koh, piano13Alameda, CA
Eric Koh, piano16Alameda, CA
Students of Amy Chiu  
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 10 in E-Flat Major, K. 365, III Mvt. Rondo: Allegro
Katelyn Deng, violin13Fremont, CA
Student of Ernest Ting-Ta Yen and Dr. Chuong Vu
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61, I Mvt.
Kiki Wenren, violin13New York, NY
Student of Kenneth Renshaw and Fan Ting
Mozart, Concerto No. 3, I Mvt.  
Matthew Vallero, voice13Davis, CA
Student of Bernadette Mondok Keller  
Handel, V’adoro, Pupille  
Gianna Affatato, violin14Syosset, NY
Student of Larissa Broverman and Matthew Gelfer
Ten Have, Allegro Brilliant  
Guanzhong Cheng, violin14Hong Kong
Student of Zhuang Sheng  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto E- Minor, II Mvt.  
Jane Kim, flute14Placentia, CA
Student of Yong mi Choi  
Mozart, Flute Concerto in G Major  
Justin Chan, piano14Honolulu, HI
Student of Dr. Wendy Yamashita  
Beeethoven, Concerto No. 3, Op. 37, III Mvt. Rondo Allegro
Kaden Zhao, violin14Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op.14, I Mvt.  
Rashmi Chelliserry, flute14San Diego, CA
Student of Vivian Bergova and Dr. September Payne
Mozart, Concerto in G Major  
William Jin, piano14Charlotte, NC
Student of Irena Hramenkova  
Beethoven, Concerto No. V In E-Flat Major, III Mvt.
Analise Chen, violin15New York, NY
Student of Lynelle Smith  
Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C Major, Allegro molto con brio
Aritro Dasgupta, cello15Fremont, CA
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.  
Caroline Beckstrom, violin15Centerville, UT
Student of Asheley Watabe  
Barber, Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, I Mvt.
Daniel Feng, violin15Burwood, Australia
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Mov. 3  
Daniel Woo, violin15Scarsdale, NY
Student of  Christina Khimm  
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor  
Haocheng Zhu, violin15Franklin Lakes, NJ
Student of Ke Gong Zhang  
He Zhan-hao, The Butterfly Lovers  
Ian Jin, cello15Glenmont, NY
Student of David Bebe  
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I and II Mvt.  
Jamie Lee, flute15San Jose, CA
Student of Tina Kim and Mason Kimont  
Mozart, Flute Concerto in G  
Laura Cheunkarndee, cello15Palo Alto, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh  
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major  
Sophie Chan, piano15Honolulu, HI
Student of Wendy Yamashita  
Mozart, Concerto No. 21 in C Minor, I Mvt.  
Yun-Tsai Yeh, violin15Gilbert, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar  
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op. 14, I Mvt. Allegro  
Ann Mei Sun, piano16San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang  
Beethoven, Concerto No. 3 in C Minor Op. 37  
Jason Youm, cello16Potomac, MD
Student of Alina Lee  
Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, I Mvt.  
Jerry Li, cello16Cupertino, CA
Student of Zhou Yi and Jennifer Ma  
Kabalevsky, Cello Concerto No. 1, I Mvt.  
Kayson Chen, cello16Arcadia, CA
Student of Vardan Gasparyan and Chia-Wen Tsai
Saint-Saëns, 1. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 33, I Mvt.
Nino Chanadiri, piano16Brooklyn, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze and Nodar Nakaidze  
Taktakishvili, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, I Mvt. 
Sean Kang, cello16Suwon, South Korea
Student of Yena Jung  
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, I Mvt.
Sihyeon Yoon, cello16Los Gatos, CA
Student of Kyonghwa Kim  
Korngold, Cello Concerto  
Tanya Ganesh, oboe16Hawthorn Woods, IL
Student of Marissa Lefevre  
Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C, K.314, I Mvt.  
and Marcello, Oboe Concerto in C Minor, III Mvt.  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Elaine Chang Lee, piano14San Jose, Costa Rica
Sandy Chang Lee, piano16San Jose, Costa Rica
Students of Jonathan Jack Cáceres Miranda and Carmen Méndez Navas
Mario Alfagüell, Schwestern Concertino Stück Op. 538
Dylan Kim, piano14Plymouth, MN
Student of Soojung Hong  
Mozart, K.466 Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, I Mvt.
Janice Ko, flute14Castro Valley, CA
Student of Tina Kim and Keita Hasegawa  
Mozart, Concerto in D Major  
Mack Jones, violin14Chandler, AZ
Student of Suzie Collier and Ruth Giauque  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21  
Minji Kim, cello14Seoul, South Korea
Student of Park Sojin  
Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33  
Parvathy Iyer, piano14Charlotte, NC
Student of Irena Hramenkova  
Richard Addinsell, Warsaw Concerto  
Annelise Im, cello15Dublin, CA
Student of Jehah Ahn  
Haydn, Cello Concerto in C Major, I Mvt.  
Katrina Lee, cello16Short Hills, NJ
Student of Hyojin Lee  
Elgar, Concerto in E Minor Op. 85  
Kota Sato, violin15Singapore
Student of Zhang Ying  
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, III Mvt.  
Wesley Chen, violin15Basking Ridge, NJ
Student of Tunde Gaal  
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, I Mvt.  
Ethan Zhao, violin16San Diego, CA
Student of Chi-Yuan Chen  
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26, I Mvt.
Oliver Cahnman, piano16Chicago, IL
Student of Francisco Ybarra and Jeffrey Panko  
Mozart, Concerto in AM, No. 23 Mvt. 1: Allegro  
Joshua Lee, piano14Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Ji-Hyang Gwak  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19. I Mvt. Allegro conbrio
Kate Winarta, voices16Jakarta, Indonesia
Debussy, Beau Soir  
and Puccini, Quando me’n vo’  
College students and professional musicians
Eunha Kwon, viola26Boston, MA
Student of Martha Katz  
Bartok, Viola Concerto, I Mvt.  
Eunhye Lee, piano39Cincinnati, OH
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 1  
Hengyue Su, piano40Lexington, KY
Student of Dr. Irina Voro and Daniel Epstein  
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54  
Jiyoung Lee, flute42Chandler, AZ
Student of Dr. Elizabeth Buck and David Cramer  
Mozart, Concerto G Major, I Mvt.  
Yunseo Chang, piano20Edina, MN
Student of  Dr. Timothy Lovelace and Michael Min  
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 37, I Mvt.  
Yu-Ting Huang, viola29Baltimore, MD
Student of Choong-Jin Chang  
Hindemith, Viola Concerto “Der Schwanendreher”, I Mvt.
Giorgi Turabelidze, voice35Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Tamuna Chotiridze and Irma Turabelidze
Puccini, La Boheme, che gelida manina  
and Cilea, L’arlesiana, e la solita storia del pastore  
Amateur Category:
Akiko Gomez, violin Rockville, MD
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto  

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 – 6 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. 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 of the Winner’s Package 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


Music Talent Competition Fall 2024

Deadline: November 3, 2024


Piano and Strings Competition 2025

Deadline: January 20, 2025


Concerto Competition 2025

Deadline: February 20, 2025