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International Competition of Romantic Music 2019

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 recording materials for the audition. Multiple winners will be chosen in each age category.

Awards

Winners will perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on the following dates:

December 14, December 15 and December 22, 2019, and March 28, 2020.

Special prizes for best performances may be awarded based on the judges’ recommendations.

Judges

Four qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent; their students are not allowed to apply this season.

Dr. Sophya Genis is invited as a Chairwoman of the Competition 2019. A graduate of the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music, Mrs. Genis holds a Doctor of Music Arts Degree. She studied piano with such renowned professors as Alexander Yoheles, Yakov Milstein and Yakov Zak.

International Competition of Romantic Music 2019 Results:

WINNERS
Name Age Country/State
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 10:
First Place Winners
Qiwei Zuo, violin 5 Shanghai , China
Kate Lee, piano 6 Vienna, VA
Student of Dr. Anna Ouspenskaya
Elijah Chang, piano 7 Campbell, CA
Student of Matt Wang
Ruiduo Siobhan Ae, piano 7 Selangor, Malaysia
Student of Prof. Snezana Panovska
Demi Alba, piano 9 Edmonton, Canada
Student of Dr. Yoana Kyurkchieva
Min Cher Chia, violin 10 Singapore
Student of Luo Wei
Second Place Winners
Lindsay Tao, piano 6 San Jose, CA
Student of Le Yu
William Camp, piano 6 Shaker Heights, OH
Student of Ella Karasik
Hiroaki Suzuki, piano 8 Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Kana Mimaki
Raymond Lim, violin 10 Gaithersburg, MD
Honorable Mention
Chihua Lin, violin 9 Winchester, MA
Student of Fudeko Takahashi
Ethan Camp, piano 10 Shaker Heights, OH
Student of Ella Karasik
Julia Wang, piano 10 Rochester, MN
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
First Place Winners
Stephen Gwon, piano 13 Cambridge, MA
Student of Dr. Younggyo Lee
Daniel Yoon, cello 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Kyeong H. Kim
Eric Yang, piano 14 Getzville, NY
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova
Henry Yao, piano 13 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Dr. Dante Dilanni and Shen-Ling Chuang
Ingrid Luo, piano 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Jenny Shin
Michelle Skylar, voice 14 Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Student of Jeanai LaVita
Sabine Bechtiger, violin 14 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Student of Emilian Dascal
Cello Quintet:
Crystal Niu, cello 16 Potomac, MD
Emma Song, cello 14 Rockville, MD
Sarah Mei, cello 11 North Potomac, MD
Jackie Cao, cello 14 North Potomac, MD
Artemis Zhang, cello 13 Rockville, MD
Students of Ning Wang
Second Place Winners
Annie Zhang, violin 11 Johns Creek, GA
Student of Que Yang
Christine Li, piano 11 Irvine, CA
Student of Emily Hung
Benjamin Ye, piano 12 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Dr. Tian Song
Katharine Yao, piano 12 Spring, TX
Student of Qi Ding
Sashi Chuckravanen, piano 12 San Diego, CA
Student of Irina Bendetsky
Serena Chang, piano 12 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Yangwei Situ
Alissa Chen, piano 13 Staten Island, NY
Student of Dr. Tian Song
Kevin Zhou, piano 13 Williamsville, NY
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova
Aaron Becker, piano 14 Mountain View, CA
Student of Natalia Borodulin
Melanie Lin, piano 14 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Dr. Tian Song
Melissa Wu, piano 14 Herndon, VA
Student of Lisa Emenheiser Sarratt
Ross Mantsurov, piano 14 Amherst, NY
Student of  Dr. Violeta Arakelova
Xihang (Jerry ) Tian, piano 14 Oakville, Canada
Student of Olga Chichova
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Daniella Travaglione, piano 12 Rhinebeck, NY
Kira Nickerson, piano 12 Great Barrington, MA
Students of Wan-Shyuan Wu
Third Place Winners
Anshul Sharma, piano 11 Orange, OH
Student of Ella Karasik
Karina Arutyunov, piano 11 San Jose, CA
Student of Katie Gueorguieva
Alex Cismaru, piano 12 Los Gatos, CA
Student of Katie Gueorguieva
Christopher Wong, piano 13 New York, NY
Student of Rimma Agami
Emily Wu, piano 13 New York, NY
Student of Dr. Tian Song
Alexander Bai, piano 14 Fort McMurray, Canada
Student of Bianca Baciu
Anthony Wang, piano 14 Cupertino, CA
Student of Umida Avloni
Gary Gao, piano 14 Jersey City, NJ
Student of NingYuen Li
Hannah Moon, piano 14 Porter Ranch, CA
Student of Yun Hee Lee
Ira Hsiao, piano 14 Austin, TX
Student of Julia Hsiao
Jacqueline Chang, piano 14 Redondo Beach, CA
Student of Mihyang Keel
Lawrence Song, viola 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Phillip Triggs
Nicole Lee, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Irina Bendetsky
Honorable Mention
Elitzur Sharvit, piano 11 Beachwood, OH
Student of Ella Karasik
Jiaqi Huang, piano 11 Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Yangwei Situ
Ella Zhu, piano 14 Eagle, ID
Student of Suzanne Winegar Clive
Isabella Pinto, piano 14 Los Gatos, CA
Student of Katie Gueorguieva
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 18:
First Place Winners
Eric Yun, piano 15 Okemos, MI
Student of Prof. Derek Polischuk
Langdan Zhu, piano 15 Anaheim, CA
Student of Jenny Shin
Arthur Yan, piano 16 Sammamish, WA
Student of Ivona Kaminska
John Hui, violin 16 Weston, CT
Student of Shan Jiang
Kevin Pan, piano 16 Davis, CA
Student of Huei-Ping Chen Lin and Lorna Peters
Nile Camai, piano 17 Sammamish, WA
Student of Dr. Ivona Kaminska
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Andrew Luu, piano 16 Westminster, CA
Student of Melody Chiang
Travis Luu, piano 14 Westminster, CA
Student of Chrisna Htet
Second Place Winners
Adrian Pu, piano 15 Davis, CA
Student of Natsuki Fukasawa
Elvin Ko, piano 15 Harrington Park, NJ
Student of Sohyun Ahn
Julianne Yi, voice 15 North Brunswick, NJ
Student of Hyun Jin Nam
Yen Chih Tsai, violin 15 Fresh Meadows, NY
Student of Joenne Dumitrascu
Alison Moon, violin 16 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Johnny Nam
Mandy Shao, piano 16 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Lynn Nakamura
Alexander Xu, violin 17 Cupertino, CA
Student of Po-Wei Lai
Third Place Winners
Kaitlyn Kenney, Voice 15 Palos Park, IL
Student of Gretel Mink Hansen
Max Rong, piano 15 Overland Park, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh
Victor Li, piano 15 Dexter, MI
Student of Yangwei Situ
Albert Ai, piano 16 Pelham, NY
Student of Sohyun Ahn
Alexander Oh, piano 16 Watkinsville, GA
Student of Joey Hokayem
Alexandra Thalberg, piano 16 Gaithersburg, MD
Student of Vivian Kwok
Alice Qin, piano 16 Canton, MI
Student of Situ, Yangwei
Audrey Yellich, piano 16 Carmel, CA
Student of Katie Gueorguieva
Brian La, viola 16 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Byung Woo Kim
Brian Ni, piano 16 San Jose, CA
Student of Dr. Dante Lorenzo Dilanni
Evelyn Ho, cello 16 Fremont, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh
Raymond Wang, piano 16 Monterey Park, CA
Student of Roger Wright
Alvin Liu, cello 17 Saratoga, CA
Student of James Lin
Andrew Lu, piano 17 Cincinnati, OH
Student of Nozomi Yamaguchi
Eugene Yi, piano 17 Porter Ranch, CA
Student of Soyun Kim
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Eric Yao, piano 17 Marietta, GA
Vivia Lung, piano 17 Alpharetta, GA
Students of Edith Schiff
Honorable Mention
Anika Misra, piano 15 San Jose, CA
Student of Ekaterina Gueorguieva-Ledford
Fernanda Ulloa, piano 15 San Jose Costa Rica
Student of Keren Neeman
Joseph Mathew, piano 15 Coppell, TX
Student of Hwa Lee
Ryan Sohn, piano 15 San Jose, CA
Student of Ekaterina Gueorguieva-Ledford
Samantha Staudinger, piano 15 Menlo Park, CA
Student of Alla Gladysheva
Daniel Kim, piano 17 Porter Ranch, CA
Student of Soyun Kim
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
First Place Winners
Helen Hyerin Kang, violin 31 Weehawken, NJ
Student of Oleh Krysa and Sandy Yamamoto
Jiyoung Lee, viola 27 New York, NY
Vitaly Serebriakov, piano 30 Tempe, AZ
Student of Robert Hamilton
Second Place Winners
Isabel Keleti, piano 25 New York, NY
Student of Dr. Vladimir Valjarević
Jacey Crayton, flute 19 Morgantown, WV
Student of Nina Assimakopoulos
SookJae Moon, violin 32 New York, NY
Amateur Category:
Second Place Winners
Andrew Phillips, piano 21 Salem, VA
Student of Melia Garber
David Garcia, piano 32 Owings Mills, MD
Student of Amy Killian
Liliana Iżyk, Voice 26 Wroczlaw, Poland
Student of Magda Bigoś
Terrence Harris, piano 46 Boca Raton, FL
Student of Dr. Raisa Isaacs
Honorable Mention
Karen Salicath Jamali, piano 51 Greenwich, CT

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

Winners Recital Information

1. Each Winner will perform at one Recital. Recital date and time will be offered to the Winner based on the Competition results.

2. Only ONE piece from the audition repertoire within a time limit will be performed at the Winners Recital.

3. To change a performance repertoire (including the shortened version of the piece for string performers), a $55 fee must be submitted on the Contact Us page no later than two months prior to the Recital.

4. Extra performance time of up to 1 minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with an additional fee of $100.

5. Only piano accompaniment can be used at the Winners Recital. No acoustic system will be provided.

6. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protege 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. The total Recital and Photo Fee for Solo Participants is $400 and includes: Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, two (2) guests’ tickets and 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during participant’s performance on stage. Participants and piano accompanists do not need tickets to be admitted to the backstage.

9. For Ensemble Member, Recital Fee is $250 per member plus $100 Photo Fee per group. The Recital and Photo Fees include: Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, two (2) guests’ tickets and 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during ensemble’s performance on stage. Ensemble Members do not need tickets to be admitted to the backstage.

10. 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.

11. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.

12. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).

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


To pay the Recital and Photo Fees on-line please click on the button below. A transaction fee of $30 will be added to the Concert Fees amount. By clicking on the button you will be redirected to PayPal


Solo Recital and Photo Fee