International Music Talent Competition Spring 2011

The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition 2011 was open to all instrumentalists (piano, winds, strings, brass, traditional, etc), vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups of all nationalities and countries.

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

Click here to see March 6, 2011 Recital Program.

American Protégé  Star Performer Award Winner

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

Strings Competition Winner

American Protégé

International Music Talent Competition 2011

First Place Winners:
School Students Category Age Country/State
Yi Ting Ong, Piccolo 7 Singapore
Student of Larisa Tupitsyna
Augusta Campoli, Voice 11 Ontario, Canada
Student of Paul Campoli
Yao Zhang, Cello 11 Beijing, China
Student of Weiling Li
Naomi Druskic, Piano 12 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Student of Prof. Vera Verbic  
Hiu Sing Fan, Violin 14 New York, NY
Student of Stephen Clapp
Carolyn Craig, Piano 14 Knoxville, TN
Student of Fay Adams
Jocelyn Zhu, Violin 16 Canton, MS
Student of Song Xie
Griffin Stoller, Violin 16 Belvedere, CA
Student of Deborah Tien Price
Adults Category
Eduardo Montero Mata, piano 19 Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Luis Monge
Kyung Hwa Cho, piano 31 Arlington, TX
Student of Dr. Young-Hyun Cho
Weiling Li, Cello 32 Beijing, China
Student of Anthony Clark
Wen Yihong, Piano 32 Beijing, China
Student of Zhang Shigu
Heather Calvete, Soprano 37 Rossmoor, CA
Student of Cynthia Munzer

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation.



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