American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Music Talent Competition Spring 2011

The American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music is open to instrumentalists (piano, piano duo, winds, strings, chamber orchestras, voice) of all nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition.

American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2014 attracted applicants from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.




Concerts were held at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center



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

Music Talent Competition Spring 2011 Results:

American Protégé Star Performer Award Winner

International Music Competition in Carnegie Hall New York 0729

Griffin Stoller, 16, of Belvedere, California, began studying Classical Violin with Yoko Acheson at age two. While Classical music has remained his primary focus, as he matured musically, he added Jazz and Folk/Traditional styles to his violin repertoire. He has won American String Teachers Association Alternative Styles Award in 2005, “Outstanding Soloist” Award at the Stanford Jazz workshop in 2008 and the prestigious Gershwin Award, from the Ira and Lenore Gershwin Trust in 2008. In 2009, he won the US National Title “Best Male Entertainer” for his performance of Vieuxtemps’ “Souvenir d’ Amerique” at the National Old-Time Fiddle Championships in Idaho; this was the first time this prize was awarded for Classical music. Griffin currently studies Classical violin with Deborah Tien Price of the New Century Chamber Orchestra and Jazz violin with two-time Grammy Award winner Evan Price of the Turtle Island Quartet. He also had the honor of studying with Rachel Barton Pine in 2009

Winners by Age:

First Place Winners:
School Students Category
Yi Ting Ong, Piccolo7Singapore
Student of Larisa Tupitsyna  
Augusta Campoli, Voice11Ontario, Canada
Student of Paul Campoli  
Yao Zhang, Cello11Beijing, China
Student of Weiling Li  
Naomi Druskic, Piano12Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Student of Prof. Vera Verbic  
Hiu Sing Fan, Violin14New York, NY
Student of Stephen Clapp  
Carolyn Craig, Piano14Knoxville, TN
Student of Fay Adams  
Jocelyn Zhu, Violin16Canton, MS
Student of Song Xie  
Griffin Stoller, Violin16Belvedere, CA
Student of Deborah Tien Price  
Adults Category
Eduardo Montero Mata, piano19Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Luis Monge  
Kyung Hwa Cho, piano31Arlington, TX
Student of Dr. Young-Hyun Cho  
Weiling Li, Cello32Beijing, China
Student of Anthony Clark  
Wen Yihong, Piano32Beijing, China
Student of Zhang Shigu  
Heather Calvete, Soprano37Rossmoor, CA
Student of Cynthia Munzer  

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation


Upcoming Competitions:


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