American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Music Talent Competition Fall 2014

The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition is open to all instrumentalists (piano, winds, strings, brass, traditional, etc.), vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups of all nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition. American Protégé is looking for genuinely talented people, who have creativity and stage charisma.

We invite talented performers of any age and genre to participate in the Competition.

All applicants who are signed with the manager or producer must submit via email a General Representation and Release Form signed by the Manager/Producer to be eligible for the Competition.

Awards


 

Winners performed on:

December 21, 2014 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and
April 5, 2015 at 3:30PM and 8:00PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Scholarship, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards were granted based on the judges recommendations.

Judges


 

Three qualified judges evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, their students are not allowed to apply this season.

International Music Talent Competition Fall 2014 Results:

American Protégé Scholarship Award Winners

Ray Zhang and Xinyi Wang, Piano Duo

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Ray Zhang, 8, from West Vancouver, Canada, started learning piano at the age of 5 with Fafan Xiao. He has received many awards and scholarships in local and international competitions. In 2013, Ray won the 1st place & judges’ distinction award of 2013 American Protege International Music Talent Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall. He performed in Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra 2012-2013 Closing Concert, in 2013 Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Heads and Chairs Conference and for BC Premier in Winter Gala. Ray won the 2nd place in Canadian Music National Competition in Quebec and the 3rd place in Los Angeles Young Musicians International Competition and received the special prize of most promising young musician. In 91st Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, Ray was selected to perform in the Gala Concert as the only piano winner of grade 1 to 6. Ray Zhang performed with West Coast Symphony Orchestra in University of British Columbia in 2014. He also performed in Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy and Kay Meek Theater in West Vancouver.

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Xinyi Wang, 7, from Vancouver of Canada, started learning the piano at the age of 4 with Fafan Xiao. She participated in many competitions like Kiwanis, Clef Society, CMTAC and received many the awards and scholarships. In 2013, Xinyi Wang won the 2nd place at American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Same year, she won the 3rd place in International Young Gifted Musicians Festival with performance at Steinway Hall, and participated in British Columbia Registered Music Teachers’ Association Student Performances’ Guild Music Festival, where she received two 1st Places, two trophies and the special judicator award. In 2014, Xinyi won the 1st place, received scholarship and won the trophy and special award in two other International Competitions and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. In 2014, Xinyi Wang performed with West Coast Symphony Orchestra in University of British Columbia. Orchestra in University of British Columbia in 2014. He also performed in Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy and Kay Meek Theater in West Vancouver.

Music Talent Competition Fall 2016 Winners 
NameAgeCountry/State
Scholarship Award and First Place Winner:
Piano duo/For Hands:  
Xinyi Wang7Vancouver, Canada
Ray Zhang8West Vancouver, Canada
Students of Fafan Xiao  
   
Judges’ Distinction Award and First Place Winners:
Skylar Peck, violin9Seoul, South Korea
Student of Donghyun Kim and Yirang Nam  
Hyo Jung Yoon, violin15New York, NY
Student of Kurt Nikkanen  
Sherry  Hu, guzheng15Sugarland, Texas
Student of Jingqun Shao  
Bartosz Kolsut, accordion18Radom, Poland
Student of Artur Miedziński  
Adele Daunoraviciute, piano23Klaipeda, Lithuania
Student of Prof. Tatjana Romashkina  
Lu Wang, voice27Beijing, China
Student of Zhao Dengying  
   
Warsaw Piano Trio:  
Malgorzata Latoszek, cello19Warsaw, Poland
Klaudia Olborska, violin20Słabomierz, Poland
Klaudia Kudelko, piano20Zamość, Poland
Students of Prof. Krystyna Makowska – Awrynowicz
   
First Place Winners
Kaitlyn Ouyang, piano5Frisco, TX
Student of Melody Ouyang and Vita Zharkova  
Jaden Ouyang, piano7Frisco, TX
Student of Melody Ouyang and Vita Zharkova  
Jessica Yi, piano7Richfield, OH
Student of Christina Choy   
William  Ge, piano7Chester Springs, PA
Student of Nelly Berman-Gantard  
Jenny Zheng, piano8Boyds, MD
Student of Vivian Kwok  
Xiang Yi, piano8Beijing, China
Student of Zhou Qingyi  
Maximus Renjiro Nefo Ng, piano9Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Ferawati  
Vivian WeiChang Li, piano9Singapore
Student of Ralitsa Obretenova  
Antonio Brasileiro Johnson, piano10Kiev, Ukraine
Student of Inna Goncharova  
Julia Dietrich, harp10Muelheim an der Ruhr, Gernamy
Student of Fabiana Trani and Anneleen Lenaerts 
Megan Lim, violin10Singapore
Student of Yah Wan Har  
Jarell Tang, piano11Singapore
Student of Winnie Tay Pei Fong  
Melvyn Gnai Zhi Yong, acoustic guitar 12Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Student of Ivon Tan and Daphne Woon  
James Sinigalliano, piano13New York, NY
Student of Dr. Ana Maria Bottazzi  
Yannie Tan, piano13Atlanta, GA
Student of Alex Kobrin  
Grace Wang, piano14Germantown, MD
Student of Dr. Marjorie Lee  
Jason Qu, piano14Vancouver, Canada
Student of Alex Lim  
Katie  Gao, piano14Rockville, MD
   
Kevin Su, piano14Boyds, MD
Student of Marjorie Lee  
Maggie Chen, piano14San Diego, CA
Student of Rinna Livshin  
Golda Berkman, voice15Beverly Hills, CA
Student of Armen Guzelimian  
Kayvan Gharbi, cello15Perth, Australia
Student of Rod McGrath  
Angela Kang, cello16La Crescenta, CA
Student of Eric Cha  
Lan Luo, alto saxophone16Penn Valley, PA
Student of Matthew Clayton  
Jihyun Synn, violin17Tenafly, NJ
Student of Sunyoung Lee and Christopher Nam 
Quan Zuo, violin17Arcadia, CA
Student of Suli Xue  
Shannon Chiu, violin17Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Zheng Zeng  
Tomislav Zabcic-Matic, piano17Athens, GA
Student of Anatoly Sheludyakov  
Adrienne Williams, violin18Orem, UT
Student of Monte Belknap  
Juliana León Jiménez, piano18Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Jose Pablo Quesada and Gerardo Meza
Kornelia Figielska, violin18Koszalin, Poland
Student of Jan Stanienda  
Jooyeon Song, cello28Urbana, IL
Student of Dmitry Kouzov   
   
Second Place Winners
Ryan Yanming Phuan, Piano6Singapore
Student of Christine Gan Siew Hui  
Avery Martin, violin7Royal Oak, MI
Student of Sonia Lee  
Ali Fallas Solano, piano8San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Valentina Tumanova and D.M. Tamara Sklioutovskaia 
Isabelle Wong, voice8Singapore
Student of Grace Ng  
Jerry Jing, piano8North Potomac, MD
Student of Vivian Kwok  
Kristen Cook, piano8San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of M.M. Ludmila Melzer and D.M. Tamara Sklioutovskaia
Maria Paz Rodriguez, piano8San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Valentina Tumanova  
Rachel Liang, piano8Singapore
Student of Ralitsa  
Tyler Zhou, piano8Pembroke PInes, FL
Student of Yvette Greene  
Zi Jun Zong, piano8Guang Xi, China
Student of Christine Gan Siew Hui  
Athena Wang, piano9Radnor, PA
Student of Olga Moguilevsky and Elena Berman Gantard  
Tereza Todorova, piano9Russe, Bulgaria
Student of Evgeni Jeliazkov  
Sze Yee Deborah Chan, voice, Broadway/Musical Theatre10Singapore
Student of Roderick The  
Sze Yee Deborah Chan, voice10Singapore
Student of Roderick The  
Melody Jiang, piano11Olathe, KS
   
Ethan Yan, voice12Mountain View, CA
Student of Angelique Zuluaga  
Jessica Pan, piano12Tucker, GA
Student of Raisa Isaacs  
Katie Kolodner, piano12Gaithersburg, MD
Student of Vivian Kwok  
Sofia Oguilve, piano13Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Valentina Tumanova  
Jeremiah Yang, classical guitar14Glenview, IL
Elisabeta Racolta, voice15Cambridge, MA
Student of Pamela Murray  
Landon Smith, piano15Overland Park, KS
   
Sarrah Manisha Asokumar, voice15Pelham, NY
Student of Natalia Budyonny  
Seewing Lam, violin15Shenzhen City, China
Student of Suli Xue  
Seo Hyun (Christina) Lee, piano15Los Angeles, CA
Student of Yunhee Lee  
Victoria Deng, piano15Akron, OH
Student of Christina Choy  
Alex Pham, piano16Newport Coast, CA
Student of Anna Maria Eckstein  
Jeffrey Zhang, piano17Sugar Land, Texas
Student of Dr. Dariusz Pawlas  
Armon Safai, piano20Irvine, CA
Student of Anna Maria Eckstein  
Jordan Mathews, piano21Springfield, OH
Student of Jose Pablo Quesada and Dr. Christopher Durrenberger
Min Liu, voice22Beijing, Beijing
Student of Lu Lanqing and Lu Lei  
Mariel Zuniga, piano24San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski and M.M. Luis Monge Fernández 
Wuna Meng, piano28Urbana, IL
Student of Timothy Ehlen  
Shenhua Hu, violin32Riverside, CA
Student of Suli Xue  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Haiyue  Luo6Singapore
Xincheng Xu6Singapore
Students of Christine Gan Siew Hui  
Piano Duo/Four Hands:  
Kara Li14Copley, OH
Joesph  Huang16Medina, OH
Students of Christina Choy   

Third Place and Honorable Mention Winners will be notified of their standing via email.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

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