International Vocal Competition 2022

The American Protégé International Vocal Competition is designed for singers who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. The Competition is open to solo vocalists and vocal groups of all ages, nationalities and countries.

Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition.

A panel of qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, their students are not allowed to apply this season.

A record number of the talented singers from 21 countries applied for this year’s Competition: different U.S. states, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and United Arab Emirates.

Eligibility


 

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 Singers 5 - 10
 Junior 11 - 14
 Intermediate 15 - 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree) 18 and older 
 College students and professional singers 18 and older 

Awards


 

Since the situation with COVID-19 Global Health Crisis is still uncertain, winners will be offered to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the dates to be announced, or to receive a Winner’s Package by mail.

$300 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges’ recommendations.

International Vocal Competition 2022 Results:

Judges’ Distinction (Plaque Trophy) Award Winners

Carnegie Hall Piano Competitions

Daisy Close is a seventeen year old American Peruvian multidisciplinary performing artist focusing her many talents in music and film. This year she moved to New York to continue pursuing her career and education in the performing arts. Growing up, Daisy always had a strong passion and love for the performing arts which continues to grow stronger every day. “There’s just something so beautiful and magical when words become so powerful to a point where they must become expressed through music. Performing allows me to create a moment in time with both myself and the audience. I wouldn’t trade that moment for anything in the world, I truly believe performing is what I was always meant to do.” Taking classes in music throughout her entire life, Daisy has over ten years of training and experience in classical music as well as musical theatre and pop/R&B/soul music.

Carnegie Hall Piano Competitions

Fangzhen “Angelina” Wang, 17, is a 12th grade classical voice major student at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and a member of the National Youth Chorale at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School for 3 years. She recently won National 1st Place of the 2021 Classical Singer (CS) Music Fall Competition – Classical High School Group, and 1st place of the 2022 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) – New England Chapter (7 States+Canada) – Classical High School Treble group. She also won the 1st Place in 2022 UMASS Young Artist Award. She has been on China Central Television (CCTV) many times. Additionally, she has won global second place at the 2020 Hong Kong International Music Festival, is a certified Artist of 2021 CS Music organization, and is winner of the 2021 National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition (NATS) – Boston Chapter. Angelina founded a non-profit art organization called Greenshade Arts which helps the teenagers under 18 who want to study arts but cannot afford studying arts.

Carnegie Hall Piano Competitions

Wanru Li (Arabella Yoyo Li) is 9 years old and a third-grade student in Tianjin, China. Currently, she is the lead singer of the school band-Six Shooters. She began her vocal study at the age of 7 and since then has participated in a variety of recitals. Yoyo won 1st place in the 17th Art Festival of World Chinese Adolescents at the age of 8. She was the First Place Winner at the 11th UK Royal International Art Competition 2022. She was also the First Place Winner at the International Music Competition Vienna “”Grand Prize Virtuoso” 2022 and the First Place Winner at the International Music Competition London “Grand Prize Virtuoso”. More recently, Yoyo was awarded the First Prize of Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in the category Vocal at China Preliminary Round in June 2022. Yoyo is a talented and energetic girl. She is very gifted at composing songs and lyrics. She also plays piano and enjoys reading, writing, drawing, pingpang ball and football.

NameAgeCity/State/Country
First Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Opera Aria
Kai-Ri Hsueh10Fremont, CA
Student of MinSheng Yang and Alexander Katsman
Ryan Wang10Short Hills, NJ
Student of Henry Chen  
Yan Qing Chen10Singapore
Student of Stella Zhou  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Claire Sim
8Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
Perri So8Palo Alto, CA
Student of Kayla Wilfong  
Akira Puttisombat9Bangkruay, Thailand
Student of Nattaporn Meeboon  
Kunpichar Pasingchob9Chanthaburi, Thailand
Student of Sasicha Piriyatanakorn  
Wanru Li9Tianjin, China
Student of Cameron Richardson and Xingchen He  
Gelise Sze Ning Ong10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Olivia Xia12San Diego, CA
Student of Wei Feng  
Akshi Malhotra14Cupertino, CA
Student of Haruna Shiokawa-Mo  
   
Classical Repertoire
Kate Ching Chao Rui11Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova  
Amrita Sarangi12Blacksburg, VA
Student of Ella Kromin  
Sophia Peng14Weston, MA
Student of Zhuge Zeng  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Mary Burklin12Smyrna, GA
Student of Adriana Janse van Rensburg 
Nicole Hodges12Spring, TX
Student of Carol Hodgin  
NiuNiu Zhang12Potomac, MD
Student of Sonia Yon  
Elaina Stuppler13Lake Grove, OR
Student of Lauren Congelli  
Jyotsnaa Jayashanker13Singapore
Student of Maykala R. Subramaniam 
   
Vocal Trio:  
Reine Lim12Singapore
Jernice Tan11Singapore
Kemi Tan12Singapore
Students of Jade Kerr and Deniece Grace Foo
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Annie Song Wang15Vancouver, Canada
Student of Leo Liu  
Danica Pham15San Jose, CA
Student of Patricia Poluchowicz and Eleazar Inciarte
Fangzhen Wang17Dongguan City, China
Raeanne Wong16Singapore
Student of Leslie Tay  
   
Classical Repertoire
Guanru Li15Shanghai, China
Student of Ruoyi Fang and Tianyi Chen 
Rugile Klimaityte15Vilnius, Lithuania
Student of Laima Domikaite and Vaiva Blaziene
Alexandra Bae16Livingston, NJ
Student of Hyeyoung Kang  
Croix Ellison17Bowie, MD
Emma Puscalau17London, Canada
Student of Jocelyn Rasmussen and Mary Setrakian
Joshua Koo17New City, NY
Student of Daniel Ihnkyu Lee and Ronald Cappon
Lucie Lin17Palo Alto, CA
Student of Eun-Mee Ko  
Nicole Rogus17Hawthorn Woods, IL
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Saachi Argal15Karnataka, India
Student of Sandra Oberoi  
Alexis Tuchinda16Los Altos, CA
Student of Kyle Jones  
Avril Brown16Fremont, CA
Student of Lin Pan  
Eloise Wong16Singapore
Ilsa Messner16Mableton, GA
Student of Dr. Adrian Janse Van Rensburg
Daisy Close17Lavon, TX
Student of Amanda Noboa and Annette Tanner
Katherine Silverman17Tarzana, CA
Student of Addie Sinclair and John Touchton
Shreya Krishnan17Colorado Springs, CO
Student of Krithika Prashant  
   
Folk/Traditional
Neil Hong16Vancouver, Canada
Student of Alan Corbishley  
   
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Urfan Jafarov26Baku, Azerbaijan
Student of Prof. Khuraman Gasimova 
Alina Cherkasova28Aberdeen, NC
Tingyu Yan28Morgantown, WV
Student of Hope Koehler   
Shuni Wang35Edgewood, WA
Student of Pam Casella  
   
Classical Repertoire
Yuwan Zhang22Towson, MD
Student of Jennifer Blades  
   
   
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Huangxing Li31Bellevue, WA
Student of Miriam Gordon-Stewart  
Kaitie Fernandez Lawson35Raleigh, NC
Student of Lora Fabio and Jordan Schreiner
Courtney Daniels41Woodland, CA
Student of Heidi Moss Ericson  
   
Classical Repertoire
Kimia Afkhami20Tehran, Iran
Student of Hadi Rosat  
Kevin Li21Vancouver, Canada
Student of Janna Baty  
Jacob Soulliere22Phoenix, AZ
Student of Marlena Malas and Mary Sue Hyatt
   
Second Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Opera Aria
Lucia Sarang Bitian Yoon10Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Na Young Kim  
Classical Repertoire
Sophia Gu5San Jose, CA
Student of Anne Yung  
Pieta Baca6Laguna Niguel, CA
Student of Hea Suk Park  
Julien Zhou9Livermore, CA
Student of Jumi Lee Kim  
Ryan Wang10Short Hills, NJ
Student of Henry Chen  
Yan Qing Chen10Singapore
Student of Stella Zhou  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Adeline Yui Chi Wong6Hong Kong
Student of Dr. Etta Fung  
Olivia Ho6Singapore
Honor Grace Ward7Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
Richard Tang7Brooklyn, NY
Student of Carl Hsu and Ying Li  
Fleur Loh9Singapore
Student of Kor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
Angelina Tong10Johns Creek, GA
Student of Katya Gruzglina and Tina Cui
Chloe Anh Duong Mai10Singapore
Student of Deniece Grace Foo and Jade Kerr
Shuhan Yang10Austin, TX
Student of Eugene Brancoveanu and Lin Pan
Vocal Duet:  
Yin Qi Teo10Singapore
Bethany Kua10Singapore
Students of Jade Kerr and Deniece Grace Foo
Folk/Traditional
James Yeh8Newton, MA
Student of Bingchuan Wan  
Fleur Loh9Singapore
Student of Kor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
Shengyi Liu9Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
Abigail Yang10Fremont, CA
Student of Lin Pan  
Lily Mei10Basking Ridge, NJ
Student of Rebecca Ruivenkamp-Galecki and Linli Ye
Ryan Wang10Short Hills, NJ
Student of Henry Chen  
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Treya Ghosh13Holmdel, NJ
Student of Elisa Girlando and Megan Gorrell
Christie Kim14Ridgewood, NJ
Student of Lara Nie  
Katerina Witte14San Jose, CA
Student of Lyutsina Kazachenko  
Sophia Peng14Weston, MA
Student of Zhuge Zeng  
   
Classical Repertoire
Atisha Chermjutidham11Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Sasinee Aswajesdakul and Kanokkan Glomchum
Juliet Lee11Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Beatrice Jean Consolata Gobang13Bekasi, Indonesia
Student of Aning Katamsi  
Dueansong Leelapatana14Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Zion Daoratanahong  
Jessica Demkiw14Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Sarocharat Tosrisawatkasem
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Catherine Wang11Eastchester, NY
Student of Vivian Fang Liu  
Cayden Tan11New York, NY
Student of Sun Young Chang  
Kaylynn Cho11Seoul, South Korea
Student of Serena Min and Morgan Weed
Sophie Elizabeth Chew11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
Amrita Sarangi12Blacksburg, VA
Student of Ella Kromin  
Charlize Tan13New York, NY
Student of Sun Young Chang  
Jocelyn Lin13Brooklyn, NY
Student of Carl Hsu and Ying Li  
Lucie Brown13Delray Beach, FL
Student of Marina Hogue  
Rasamita Terdtoontaveedej13Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Kanokkan Glomchum  
Tomas Gonzalez13McAllen, TX
Student of Maria Avalos  
Vivian Sun13Fremont, CA
Student of Kelly Clarke  
Abigail Ribakoff14Los Angeles, CA
Student of Sara Edwards and Carol Tingle
Jessica Demkiw14Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Sarocharat Tosrisawatkasem
Katie Miller14Eastchester, NY
Student of Sun Young Chang  
Ronan Mailhot14Bethesda, MD
Student of Jeff Webb and Jouli Berejinskaya
Sarah Serena Thompson14Atlanta, GA
Student of Adriana Janse van Rensburg 
   
Folk/Traditional
Angelina Ding12Sudbury, MA
Student of Zhuge Zeng  
Sophia Peng14Weston, MA
Student of Zhuge Zeng  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Estella Sky Keyoung15Newport Beach, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Viveka Saravanan15Lake Forest, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Olivia Taylor-Gao16San Jose, CA
Student of Patricia Poluchowics  
Nicole Rogus17Hawthorn Woods, IL
   
Classical Repertoire
Arushi Sharma15San Jose, CA
Student of Anna Yelizarova  
En Sarah Ho15Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Estella Sky Keyoung15Newport Beach, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Claire Wu16Johns Creek, GA
Student of Margaret Liu  
Csepke Sallai16Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Elisa Chung16East Brunswick, NJ
Student of Hyun Jin Nam  
Sriya Bandyopadhyay16Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Student of Hui Jing Ng  
Xingmeng Liu16Fullerton, CA
Student of Xin Xin Sun Martin  
Andrew Kim
17Closter, NJ
Student of Yohan Yi  
Chloe Han17Palm Beach, FL
Student of Marilyn Mims  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Abigail Rong15Alpharetta, GA
Student of Xianyu Cui  
En Sarah Ho15Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Kyana Chainani15Singapore
Sarah Vohra15Cupertino, CA
Student of Sonia  
Sophie Jaquish15Saratoga, CA
Student of Eugene Brancoveanu and Lin Pan
Laya Ragunathan16Frisco, TX
Student of Kara Hanson  
Michael Zhou16Surrey, Canada
Sinchana Nama16Fremont, CA
Student of Leah Hinton  
Uttara Natarajan16Saratoga, CA
Student of Margie Alejandro  
Rhea Verghese17San Francisco, CA
Student of Linda Balliro  
   
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Yuhan Sun31Newark, CA
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Nana Tazunoki22Kawasaki, Japan
Genevieve Shi27New York, NY
Student of Mary Saunders-Barton  
   
Amateur Category:
Classical Repertoire
Jaroslaw Kalas20Syddanmark, Denmark
Student of Jens Krogsgaard  
   
Third Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Classical Repertoire
Shengyi Liu9Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
Angelina Tong10Johns Creek, GA
Student of Katya Gruzglina and Tina Cui
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Brynna Portella9New York, NY
Student of Sun Young Chang  
Punrawee Treekanokwittaya9Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Sareeporn Sangboonnum  
Shengyi Liu9Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Ong Jean Wei
Lily Mei10Basking Ridge, NJ
Student of Rebecca Ruivenkamp-Galecki and Linli Ye
Megan Kate Lim Montefrio10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Jean Ong 
Sophie Chan10Singapore
Student of Deniece Grace Foo and Jade Kerr
   
Folk/Traditional
Honor Grace Ward7Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Ying Yau Ho11Kowloon, Hong Kong
Student of Dr. Etta Fung  
Phoebe Oh14Seoul, South Korea
Student of Tom Ford  
   
Classical Repertoire
Kailey Sunwoo11Demarest, NJ
Student of HyeYoung Kang  
Catherine Ji12Alpharetta, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Lauren Kim12Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Student of Hye Young Kang  
Jeneve Lee13Seoul, South Korea
Student of Eugene Kang  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Chanyanuch Korboonchuay11Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Kanokkan Glomchum  
Anne Gao12McLean, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Thanisi Mukkamala
12Fremont, CA
Student of Haerim Park  
Madhura Natarajan13Saratoga, CA
Student of Margie Alejandro  
Minseung Mimi Kim13Seoul, South Korea
Student of Eugene Kang  
Nicole Podolskaya13San Bruno, CA
Student of Anna Yelizarova  
Ria Abraham13Saratoga, CA
Student of Margie Alejandro  
Sophia Zhu13Saratoga, CA
Student of Margie Alejandro  
Aadhya Naveen14Saratoga, CA
Student of Margie Alejandro  
Edison Peng14Palo Alto, CA
Student of Eugene Brancoveanu  
   
Vocal Duet:  
Jeneve Lee13Seoul, South Korea
Minseung Mimi Kim13Seoul, South Korea
Students of Eugene Kang  
   
Folk/Traditional
Allison Zhou13Santa Clara, CA
Student of Haruna Shiokawa-Mo  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Haley Park15Whitestone, NY
Student of Kang Hye Young  
Yehong Jiang15Los Altos, CA
Student of Mingsheng Yang  
   
Classical Repertoire
Claire Jing15Alpharetta, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Riko Hatanaka15San Jose, CA
Diyar Danny Ertas16Secaucus, NJ
Student of Richard T. Adams  
Jeffrey Yang16Irvine, CA
Minhyuk Lee16Alexandria, VA
Student of Barbara Hollinshead and Dr. Jeongmin Wee
Priyanjali Roychowdhury16Basking Ridge, NJ
Student of Katie Barnard  
Tarini Chowla16Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Yaowapa Hoisungwarn  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Evelyn Koo15Seoul, South Korea
Student of Eugene Kang  
Ruby Arun15Inverness, IL
Student of Melinda Alberty  
Sara Deo15Edison, NJ
Student of Rachel Hwang  
Sophie Cheung15Menlo Park, CA
Student of Liya Fang  
Aadeetiya Jayashanker16Singapore
Student of Maykala R Subramaniam 
Ethan Taylor16Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Jonathan Daniel16Smyrna, GA
Student of Adriana van Rensburg  
Lilian Wang16Cupertino, CA
Student of Eugene Brancoveanu and Lin Pan
Emily Santana17Riverside, CA
   
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Lailak Hatem42Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Zion Daoratanahong  
   
Folk/Traditional
Vocal Duet:  
John Kwon18Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Youngsung Sim17Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Students of Cindy Choi and Eunyoung (Becky) Park
   
Honorable Mention:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Classical Repertoire
Megan Kate Lim Montefrio10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Jean Ong 
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Lina Ye7Bogart, GA
Student of Xiaohan Chen  
Charlene Cho9Seoul, South Korea
Student of Serena Min and Morgan Weed
Olivia Chen10Plainview, NY
Student of Lillian Guo  
William Foon10Orinda, CA
Student of Leslie Noel Hansen and Danielle Aversa
   
Folk/Traditional
Victoria Stepanyan10Lexington, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan  
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Classical Repertoire
Benoit Pelchat14Moraga, CA
Student of Min-Sheng Yang  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Ashrita Nagalla12Frisco, TX
Student of Angie Rivas  
Madeleine Copeland14North Tonawanda, NY
Student of Gionna Mariano  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Vocal Duet:  
Phoebe Oh15Seoul, South Korea
Evelyn Koo15Seoul, South Korea
Students of Eugene Kang  
   
Classical Repertoire
Ruby Arun15Inverness, IL
Student of Melinda Alberty  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Hannah Gluckman16Pittsford, NY
Student of Diane Abrahamian  
Zitao (Richard) Zhu17Syosset, NY
Student of Michael McAvoy  
   
Folk/Traditional
Ruby Arun15Inverness, IL
Student of Melinda Alberty  

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

Winners Recital Information


 

1. Winners of the Competition will perform one piece selected by the judges from the participant’s audition repertoire.

2. To change a performance repertoire, the participant must submit a link to the new piece video recording and a $55 fee not later than two months before the Concert.

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

4. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protégé does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one (contact the office).

5. Performance time limit for the School Students categories is under 5 minutes; for the Amateur category – under 6 minutes and for the College Students/Professionals category – under 7 minutes.

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

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

9. 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.

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

11. During the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. participants, who are unable to or unwilling to travel to NYC for the safety reasons, may request a Competition Winner’s Package with a non-refundable $300 fee. The Package includes online recognition, Winner’s Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four Booklets with biographies and photos, and participation Plaque Trophy. International participants may arrange a shipment to the friends or relatives residing in the U.S. We do not mail packages internationally.

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