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International Flute Competition Fall 2013

American Protégé International Flute Competition Fall 2013 was designed for solo performers and ensembles of all ages, nationalities and countries, who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. Participants were required to submit video or audio 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:

Category:   Age:
Young musicians  5 – 9
 Junior  10 – 13
 Intermediate 14 – 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree) 18 and older 
 College students and professionals 18 and older 



First and Second Place Winners will perform on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

American Protégé International Flute Competition Fall 2013 Results

 Judges Distinction Awards (Trophies) Winners:

Grace Wang, 29 from Baltimore, MD, has currently pursued a Graduate Performance Degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University with Marina Piccinini, where she has also received her Master’s Degree. Originally from South Korea she has served as principal flutist of the Ditto Orchestra, Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and has substituted with major orchestras including KBS(Korean Broadcasting System) Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra. A winner of the 2012 Rochester Flute Association Competition, the Journal of Music Competition, Korean Music Association Competition and many others, Ms. Wang has also been pointed as a young artist from the Gumho Asiana Cultural Foundation and has appeared as a soloist with the Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korean Flute Ensemble. She has also been active in chamber music playing with the Lunar Ensemble and recently she has premiered the piece ‘Book of the Lake’ by Daniel Thomas Davis commissioned by the Walters Art Museum. Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner
New York City-based Australian flutist, Catherine Gregory, 27, has performed at premier US concert halls such as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall and at the Lincoln Center Festival. Catherine has performed with the Paris Opera Ballet on their Australian tour, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has toured Europe as Principal Flutist for the Queensland Youth Symphony. After receiving her Master degree with High Distinction, Catherine won a prestigious Fulbright Postgraduate scholarship, a Brisbane City Council Emerging Artist’s Fellowship and an American Australian Association’s Dame Joan Sutherland Fund grant. These awards supported her pursuit of an Artist’s Diploma at Carnegie Mellon University as a student of Alberto Almarza and Jeanne Baxtresser. The winner of several prizes including the James Carson Flute Competition, Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize, Carnegie Mellon University Baroque and Concerto competitions and the Golden Key Visual & Performing Arts Achievement Award, Catherine was also an Australian national finalist in the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition and recipient of the Alistair Scott prize. Catherine is currently the Flute fellow in Ensemble ACJW: A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in Partnership with The New York City Department of Education. Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner
First Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 6 to 10:
Oksana Shevchenko 9 Kiev, Ukraine
Student of Svetlana Kovtun    
Artur Kohen 10 Melbourne, Australia
Student of Aaron Yaron    
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Wang Yajie 13 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Ni Yizhen    
Seung Hee SUNG 13 Singapore
Student of Larisa Tupitsina    
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Gloria Liu 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Bolin Pan    
Sonia Ruiz 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis    
Irina Mordakina 14 Moscow, Russia
Student of Albert L. Gofman     
Paulina Tsao 17 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Amy Porter    
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Suyeon Ko 28 Bloomington, IN
Student of Kathryn Lukas    
Jueun Park 20 Huntington, NY
Student of Min Hee Kim    
Kirill Stekhov 20 Moscow, Russia
Student of Gofman Albert Leonidovich    
Grace Wang 29 Baltimore, MD
Student of Marina Piccinini    
Catherine Gregory 27 New York, NY
Second Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 6 to 10:
Clara Lee 7 Forest Hills, NY
Student of Melissa Kim    
Peter Zhang 10 Columbus, OH
Student of Stanley Dronoff    
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Christopher McCormick 11 Boston, MA
Student of Mary Stockton    
Kathleen Chen 12 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Emma Moon    
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Felipe Carrera 15 Lima, Peru
Student of Martin Tello    
Allison Yao 15 Alexandria, VA
Student of Claire Chiu    
Elizabeth Cromley 16 Houston, TX
Student of Robert Allen    
Francisco Jimenez 17 New York, NY
Student of Robert Weitz    
Rebecca Leung 17 Hong Kong
Student of Tiffany Wang    
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Grace Han 24 Seattle, WA
Student of Timothy Wu    
Anthony Alfaro 29 Miami, FL
Student of Stephen Smukler    
Thomas Huang 36 Rego Park, NY

Third Place and Honorable Mention Winners were notified via email regarding their placement and recitals schedule