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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.

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

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.

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) 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

American Protégé Judges’ Distinction Award (Plaque Trophies) Winners

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.

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.

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”.

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.
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.

Winners:

NAME AGE CITY, STATE/COUNTRY
Age Group 12 and under:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Chia His Hsu, piano 6 New Taipei City, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko and Chiu Ya Yu
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XVIII, F1
Louis Gao, piano 8 Charlotte, NC
Student of Ludovica Tassani
Mozart, Piano Concerto Kv467 in C Major, I Mvt.
Amelie Hui Qi See, piano 9 Singapore
Student of Sutini Goh
Bach, Concerto No. 1 in D Minor BWV 1052
Xingqi Jiang, cello 9 San Gabriel, CA
Student of Yibing Chu and Rong Ma
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto in A Minor
Yuanjun Ji, cello 9 Singapore
Student of Prof Natasha Liu
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major,  I Mvt.
Alvin Zhou, cello 10 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Xiao Wang
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
Maxwell Brown, violin 10 Wilmington, DE
Student of Shelley Beard Santore
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole
Sylvia Pine, violin 10 Chicago, IL
Student of Davis King
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, I Mvt.
William Kim, cello 10 New York, NY
Student of Fred Sherry
Georg Goltermann, Concerto No. 1, I Mvt.
Zachary Fan, violin 10 Wynnewood, PA
Student of Tatiana Ivanova
Beriot, Concerto No. 9 in A Minor Op.104
Charlotte Jeong, violin 11 Duluth , GA
Student of William Pu
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, III Mvy.
Emma Lee, cello 11 San Diego, CA
Student of Daniel Grab
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, I Mvt.
Matthew Lin, violin 11 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Amy Liu
Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C Major,  I Mvt.
Anthony Jung, cello 12 Plano, TX
Student of Choi, Jinsun
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1
Audrey Choo, violin 12 Singapore
Student of Mr. Yin
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K216, I Mvt.
Cara Wang, cello 12 Fremont, CA
Student of Amos Yang and Alan Yang
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 33, III Mvt.
Raul Salazar, piano 12 Torreon, Mexico
Student of Mariana Chabukiani
Mozart, Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major K.488
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Xiyao Wang, piano 5 Beijing, China
Student of Lixuan Wang
Haydn, Piano Concerto in C Major, Hob.XIV – 3. I Mvt.
Trinity Min-Jie Tsai, piano 9 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Bach, Piano Concerto No. 4 in A Major BWV 1055, III Mvt.
Cheuk Ka Jasmine Chang, violin 10 Hong Kong
Student of Connie Lo
Bach, Concerto in E Major, I Mvt.
Juhan Lee, trumpet 10 Irvine, CA
Student of Matthew Kim
Herbert L. Clarke, The Maid of the Mist
Rachelle Amelia Tan, violin 11 Singapore
Student of Odesa Tay
Seitz, Concerto No. 5 in D Major Op. 22, III Mvt.
Alexander Sun, violin 12 San Marino, CA
Student of Siliang Meng
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G minor
Andrew Lee, piano 12 Carmel, IN
Student of Elena Nesterenko and Svetlana Soleimani
Mozart, Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466, I Mvt.
Felix Chuang, violin 12 Milpitas, CA
Student of Ernest Ting-Ta Yen
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major KV 216, I Mvt.
William Cheong, French horn 12 Glen Waverley, Australia
Student of Yang Xiao
Richard Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 2, I Mvt. and Mathias, Horn Concerto, IV Mvt.
Yejin Choi, cello 12 La Canada, CA
Student of Stella Ye Lin Cho
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
River Brown, violin 5 Wilmington, DE
Student of Shelley Beard
Vivaldi, Concerto No. 6 in A Minor, III Mvt.
Jasper Lin, piano 8 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XIV:9, III Mvt.
Andrea Wu, piano 9 Taipei, 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, piano 11 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 3 in D Major Op. 50
Nathan Wong, cello 11 Des Moines, WA
Student of Kai Chen
Julius Klengel, Concerto in D Minor Op. 10
HONORABLE MENTION
Chih-Heng Chang, piano 7 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Haydn, Piano Concerto in F Major Hob XVIII:F1, I Mvt.
Wesley Yeh, piano 11 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Bach, Concerto No. 3 in D Major BWV 1054, III Mvt.
Melody Lin, piano 12 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 19, III Mvt.
Age Group 13 to 18:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Chenyuan Lou, saxophone 13 Shanghai, China
Student of Dr. Andrew Harrison
Maurice, Tableaux de Provence
Jae Eun Park, flute 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Ching-Yi (Judy) Ho
Georges Hue, Hue Fantasie
Sophia Lin, piano 14 Falls Church, VA
Student of Marjorie Lee
Mozart, Concerto No. 17, III Mvt.
Sua Choi, cello 14 Jericho, NY
Student of Ole Akahoshi and Jeong Yoon Park
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto in A Minor, III Mvt.
Taso Liu Tit Nam, violin 14 Hong Kong
Student of Connie Lo
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, III Mvt.
Xinran Tong, violin 14 Singapore
Student of Zuo Jun and Ingrid Ho
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op.22
Annelise Ossi, violin 15 Jacksonville, FL
Student of Annelise Ossi
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op. 61, I Mvt.
Annie Song, violin 15 Bothell, WA
Student of Leonid Keylin
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major Op.91, I Mvt.
Charles Wong, violin 15 New York, NY
Student of Ann Setzer
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2, II and III Mvt.
David Xiao, violin 15 Weston, FL
Student of Huifang Chen
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, III Mvt.
Eric Lee, oboe 15 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Laura Arganbright and Sara Petty
Tomaso Albinoni, Concerto in D Minor, III Mvt.
Hannah Lee, violin 15 San Diego, CA
Student of Rebekah Yoon
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26
Joylyn Wei, violin 15 Darien, CT
Student of Marina Kitaychik
Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D major
Lindsey Lim, violin 15 North Potomac, MD
Student of Claire Cho
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 G Minor, III Mvt.
Lucas Nguyen, violin 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Michelle Ahn
Sibelius, Concerto in D Minor
Rebecca Sun, piano 15 Issaquah, WA
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor
Victoria Tan, violin 15 Jericho, NY
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, I Mvt.
Vivian Chang, violin 15 Mason, OH
Student of Hong Cheng
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3, III Mvt. and Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major
Bernadette Kim, violin 16 Cresskill, NJ
Student of Ann Setzer
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35, III Mvt.
Emily Kim, violin 16 Glendale, CA
Student of Shelly Ren and Margaret Chen
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op. 2,  I Mvt.
Gabriel Tsai, violin 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Suli Xue
Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61, I Mvt.
Isobel Andersen, violin 16 Gilbert, AZ
Student of Susanne Ro
Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor, I Mvt.
Jamie Tan, flute 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou
Hisatada Otaka, Flute Concerto Op. 30b, I Mvt.
Jocylin Braun, flute 16 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis
Mozart, Flute Concerto in D Major K. 314, I Mvt.
Nathan Choe, cello 16 Wexford, PA
Student of Adam Liu
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, I and II Mvt.
Randy Huang, cello 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Sharon Liou
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 Op. 33, III Mvt.
Vidur Sanghi, alto saxophone 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Jonathan Hostottle and Jason Shiuan
Paule Maurice, Tableaux De Provence
Yuki Matsui, viola 16 Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Walton, Viola Concerto, II Mvt.
Boyoung (Cynthia) Min, viola 17 Chandler, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Weber, Andante e rondo ungarese for viola and orchestra
David Kim, cello 17 Irvine, CA
Student of Joon Sung Jun
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor
Joanna Peters, violin 17 Randolph, NJ
Student of Khullip Jeung
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, I Mvt.
Seungchan (Aiden) Min, violin 17 Chandler, AZ
Student of Steven Moeckel
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35
Piano Duo:
Katie Koh, piano 12 Alameda, CA
Eric Koh, piano 15 Alameda, CA
Students of Heidi Hau
Bach, Concerto for 2 Pianos in C Minor, BWV 1060, III Mvt.
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Christine Chah, violin 13 Vernon Hills, IL
Student of Desiree Ruhstrat
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, Op 64, I Mvt.
Clark Fan, cello 13 Charlotte, NC
Boccherini, Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major
Gianna Affatato, violin 13 Syosset, NY
Student of Larissa Broverman and Jeanne Chung
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major K216, I Mvt.
Matthew Atticus Tan, viola 13 Singapore
Student of Odesa Tay
Hoffmeister, Concerto in D, III Mvt.
Anabelle Lin, piano 14 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Mary Ko
Beethoven, Concerto No. 5, I Mvt.
Bradley Carpiuc, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Dr. Anna Savvas
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, I Mvt.
Corey Zhang, piano 14 Sammamish, WA
Student of Joyce Tang
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 40, I Mvt.
Christina Yum, violin 14 College Station, TX
Student of Marianne Henry
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major K.216, I Mvt.
Luciano Pantano, piano 14 Staten island, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze
Kabalevsky, Piano Concerto No. 3 Op.50, I – III Mvt.
Bernard Liang, violin 15 Morganville, NJ
Student of William Law
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor
Elizabeth Wei, viola 15 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susanne Rothaar
Hummel, Fantasie for Viola and Orchestra
Eric Lu, cello 15 Wilton, CT
Student of Patrick Sohn
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, III Mvt.
Oscar Ho Chan, cello 15 Hong Kong
Student of Patrick Sohn
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, III Mvt.
Serena Yang, violin 15 Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Diana Chang
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, III Mvt.
Tara Kavtaradze, piano 15 Nesconset, NY
Student of Merab Ebralidze
Arensky, Fantasia on Russian Folk Songs For Piano and Orchestra
Vincent Chen, violin 15 Herndon, VA
Student of Kurt Sassmannshaus
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 22, I Mvt.
Ashley Chen, cello 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Jihee Kim
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor, I Mvt.
Crystal Mai, violin 16 Morgan 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, violin 16 Cupertino, CA
Student of Chen-Wen Su
Bruch, Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Piano in G minor (Finale)
Jason Park, Bb Clarinet 16 Cupertino, 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, piano 16 Cambridge, MA
Student of Younggyo Lee
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.
Christopher Tillen, piano 17 Weston, MA
Student of Erin Lindsey
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto in C Minor, I Mvt.
Leo Sui, trombone 17 Laguna Hills, CA
Student of Amy Bowers and Mike Hoffman
Ferdinand David, Concertino for Trombone, I Mvt.
Matthew Hansen, violin 17 Chino Hills, CA
Student of Tatevik Yaghubyan
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor Op. 21, I Mvt.
Minseo Kim, flute 17 San Ramon, CA
Student of Ai Goldsmith
Chaminade, Flute Concertino Op. 107
Ryan Lee, piano 17 Copley, OH
Student of Mayumi Kikuchi
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major, I Mvt.
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Shuying Chong, violin 14 Austin, TX
Student of Serafim Serafimov
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, III Mvt.
Alexander Olegnowicz, cello 15 Mason, OH
Student of Dr. Rong Ma
Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob Vllb/1, III Mvt.
Rachel Choi, violin 15 La Canada, CA
Student of Jin-Shan Dai
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
Ray Chuang, violin 15 Milpitas, CA
Student of Ernest Tin
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole and  Mozart, Violin Concerto No 3. in G Major KV 216, I Mvt.
Sophie Zheng, piano 15 Salt Lake City, UT
Student of Ning Lu and Jie Deng
Schumann, Op. 54 Concerto in A Minor, I Mvt.
Timothy Lin, viola 15 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Susane Rothaar
Walton, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Yi-Hong Huang, piano 15 Taipei, Taiwan
Student of Ming-Yu Chiu
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466, I Mvt.
Andrew Yang, violin 16 Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Jing Zeng
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21
Anika Patel, violin 16 Austin, TX
Student of Luna Chu
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1
Jonathan Wang, piano 17 Charlotte, NC
Student of Jonathan and Lawing, Cynthia
Beethoven, Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major Op.73, III Mvt.
Mizuki Shitomi, flute 17 San Jose, CA
Student of Teresa Orozco
Mozart, Concerto No. 2 in D Major, I Mvt.
College students and professional musicians
FIRST PLACE WINNER
Aikaterini Oikonomou, voice 41 London, Great Britain
Mozart, O zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn and Mozart, Der Halle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Vatsal Vemuri, piano 18 Dallas, TX
Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
Leah Jane, voice 24 Heathrow, FL
Joaquín Rodrigo, Cuatro madrigales amatorios and Handel, Semele, Myself I shall adore
Shaoting Huang, voice 28 Minneapolis, MN
Student of John De Haan and Dean Southern
Mozart, Ach, ich fühl’s
Yueshan Liang, voice 29 Minneapolis, MN
Student of John De Haan
Strauss, Mein herr marquis
Sunghwan Kim, piano 40 Columbus, OH
Student of Dr. Caroline Hong
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3, II Mvt.
HONORABLE MENTION
Jihye Kim, voice 48 Hwaseong, South Korea
Student of Seunghwan Oh
Handel, Ombra Mai Fu
Amateur Category:
SECOND PLACE WINNER
Akiko Gomez, violin Rockville, MD
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35

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 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 pandemic, U.S. participants, who are unable to or unwilling to travel to NYC for the safety reasons, 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 participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).

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