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International Vocal Competition 2016

The American Protégé International Vocal Competition 2016 was designed for singers who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. The Competition was open to solo vocalists and vocal groups of all ages, nationalities and countries.

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

Eligibility

We invite school students and adults to participate in the Competition. There is no age limit for the adult participants.

Multiple winners were chosen in each of the following age groups:

 
Category:  Age:
Young Singers5 – 10
 Junior11 – 14
 Intermediate15 – 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree)18 and older 
 College students and professional singers18 and older 

 

Awards

First and Second Place Winners performed

on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and

on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

$350 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards were granted based on the judges recommendations.

American Protégé Vocal Competition 2016 Results

Jury’s Favorite ($360 Scholarship and Plaque Trophy) Award Winners:

Polina Kornyushenko, 10, she was born July 5th 2005 in Ukraine.  She started her Voice lessons in 2014 in Olga’s Music Studio with Olga Druzhinina. Polina participated in NFMC Auditions in 2015 and 2016 and got Superior (5) rate. She won 1st place and Cash price in Little Mozart International Competition in 2015 and performed in Carnegie Hall. In 2016, she won 3rd place, the title of Laureate and Diploma in “eMuse” Online Music Competition (Athens, Greece). Polina participated in SYM (Ukranian National Festival), NY in 2015 and 2016 as solo vocalist and won 1st places in both. She participates in community social life,  events and recitals as a vocalist. Her academic awards were recognized by President Obama Certificate. Polina also enjoys taking ballet classes in the local Studio, and Piano lessons.Polina's portret
Daleyna Dunlap, 13, is a dramatic soprano that has been performing since the age of six. Her voice repertoire is diverse and eclectic ranging from Broadway to pop; however, classical voice is her greatest gift and passion. She will be attending the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts (OSCA) in Southern California as an eighth grader in the Classical Voice Conservatory. She fulfilled one of her lifetime dreams last year by gracing the Carnegie Hall stage as 2015 American Protégé first place winner for Broadway voice and second place winner for Classical voice. At that time, she was awarded, “Best Performance” in Broadway voice.  She has collected enumerable awards in voice through various organizations such as Hal Leonard, Professional Opera Singers Association, NATS and VO CAL. She shares her gift of voice in her local community on musical theater stages, theme parks, sporting events, churches, hospitals and convalescent homes. Daleyna Dunlap
Adam Mombru is a 17-year-old from London, United Kingdom. He is a King’s Scholar and Music Scholar at Eton College, and although primarily an instrumentalist (currently at clarinettist at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and formerly a student at the Royal College of Music Junior Department), he has sung as an untrained vocalist in school and church choirs until 2015, when he started taking lessons for the first time. He has a passion for jazz, theatrical, and pop music, and as a baritone, has adapted a semi-falsetto to suit the demands of these genres. He also takes advantage of his grounding as a classical pianist to accompany himself as a singer. Adam Mombru
Isabella Rachiele is 17 and from Montreal, Canada. She has been singing, dancing and playing and studying music since the age of 5.  She has participated in numerous Broadway Musicals and at the age of 13 completed a two year Broadway program at Montreal’s prestigious Segal Arts Centre. At the age of 15 she was selected to take part in a jazz / blues training that culminated in a solo vocal performance to a crowd of over 3000 people at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.  At 16, she won first prize at the Brome Fair singing/talent competition, co-wrote and directed her own musical, and was awarded the Musical Personality of the Year Award at her High School graduation. She is currently enrolled in a full time music program with a concentration on jazz vocals. Her goal is to continue working on her vocal technique and to keep discovering and immersing herself in the music she loves. In addition to studying singing, she also studies acting and dance.Isabella Rachiele

Judges Distinction Awards (Plaque Trophies) Winners:

Coming from Thailand, Patrajaree Vanichvongvan or better known as Plu has studied piano and singing from the age of 7 and 8, respectively. She has appeared in several singing contests on local television such as “The trainer 5” at the age of 9; winner of the “Star Kids” and made it through the blind audition of the Voice Kids Thailand, Season 3 in 2014. For the ABRSM examination, she has passed Grade 2 singing in 2013 and Grade 4 (with distinction) in 2014. Her big break came in 2015 when she auditioned and beat out more than 200 other candidates for one of von Trapp roles (Martha) in the critically acclaimed Thai production of the Sound of Music. Earlier this year, she was selected as one among half-dozen kids to perform live in front of hundreds of spectators with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in its annual Concert in the Park.

 

Patrajaree Vanichvongvan
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Umphaiporn (Lena) Atipunumphai is attending year 7 at Shrewsbury International School.  Since age of five, she has been practicing music as a positive vocalist and pianist with intense interest and passion. Moreover, she loves playing the guitar and ukulele.  Her achievements in music include passing grade 5 vocal exam with a merit as well as grade 3 piano exam with a distinction from The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.  In 2012, she participated in The Voice Kids Blind auditions in which she was among the 100 selected from 4000 contestants nationwide.  She also advanced to the semi-finals of SET Youth Musician Competition organized by the College of Music, Mahidol University and the semi-finals of The Thai Classical Music Competition. Currently, she is the only year-7 student selected into the school’s Senior Chamber Choir, making her the youngest member of the choir.Umphaiporn Atipunumphai
Jennea Katic was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. From age 6, Jennea won many regional competitions and in 2010 won Best Overall Performance at South African National Performing Arts Competition. She was selected to represent South Africa at World Championship of Performing Arts, in Los Angeles. At age 8, Jennea moved to USA, and performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater. She has been invited twice to sing the National Anthem at Marlins Ball Park, has performed at numerous charity, holiday, community events, and sings in her church band. In 2011, she wrote and recorded her own song and is currently developing her skills and techniques under the tutorship of Mike Soper. Jennea is an 8th grade Honors student at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and two-time winner of the Pinnacle Award for Excellence (Broward County School Association). She is a member of her school’s FIRST robotics team.Jennea Katic

 

First Place Winners:
NameAgeCity/State/Country
Young Singers Category, Age 6 to 10:
Opera Aria
Polina Kornyushenko10North Royalton, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina  
Classical Repertoire
Polina Kornyushenko10North Royalton, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Nicolas Huff8Peachtree City, GA
Student of Heather Statham  
Amanda Swickle10Jericho, NY
Student of Badiene Magaziner  
Adele Wee10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Neo Le Yang10Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Verlene Yun Ting Chew10Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Daleyna Dunlap13Rolling Hills, CA
Student of Susan Wong  
Karuna  Taesopapong13Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Nakananthinee Worakhitanan  
Emma Potts14Mechanicsville, VA
Student of Anne O’Byrne  
Larissa Culbertson14Wayne, PA
Student of Badiene Magaziner and Joseph A. Olson  
Mary-Kaitlyn Barnes14Mount Airy, MD
Student of Kyung Hee Park, D.M.A.  
Classical Repertoire
Daleyna Dunlap13Rolling Hills, CA
Student of Susan Wong  
Nicholas Oita13Brunswick, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina  
May  Coppler14Fostoria, OH
Student of Stephanie Fox  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Alyssa Rose Marella11North Tonawanda, NY
Student of Zach Carr  
William Huff11Peachtree City, GA
Student of Heather Statham  
Elizabeth Scott12North Tonawanda, NY
Student of Kim Potfora and Zachary Carr  
Horris Lam12Hong Kong
Patrajaree Vanichvongvan12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Saran Senavinin and Zinnia Grace Zamar Du  
Roy Park12Bayside, NY
Student of Soohyun Oh  
Umphaiporn Atipunumphai12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Nantana Boonlong  
Allegra Miles13Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Student of Badiene Magaziner and Valerie Saalbach  
Daleyna Dunlap13Rolling Hills, CA
Student of Susan Wong  
Rarinsri Assakul13Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Yaowapa Hoisungwarn  
Jennea Katic14Pompano Beach, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Larissa Culbertson14Wayne, PA
Student of Badiene Magaziner and Joseph A. Olson  
Laura  Granello14Stuart, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
May  Coppler14Fostoria, OH
Student of Stephanie Fox  
Nutnicha Vongthaiwan14Pattaya, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Caprice Trifiro15Brecksville, OH
Student of Olga Druzhnina  
Adriana  Ribeiro16Mamodeiro, Portugal
Student of Juracyara Baptista  
Valery Berenshtein17River Vale, NJ
Student of Argine Safari and Sandra Ruggles  
Classical Repertoire
Angelina Galjević15Belgrade, Serbia
Student of Ana Lačković  
Alexis Watson16Kelowna, Canada
Student of Eeva-Maria Kopp  
Benjamin Wenzelberg16Tenafly, NJ
Lisa Son16La Canada Flintridge, CA
Student of Sung Hei Roh  
Rebecca Kuo16Little Rock, AR
Sarah Wang16Dallas, TX
Student of Jared Schwartz  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Alexis Watson16Kelowna, Canada
Student of Eeva-Maria Kopp  
Adam Mombru17London, UK
Student of James Fulton and Nicky-Jane Kemp  
Arnell Nur Karina17Singapore
Student of Grace Ee Wern Ng  
Isabella Rachiele17Montreal, Canada
Student of Sharada Banman  
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Cipriano Mercado De Guzman, Jr.31Hiroshima City, Japan
Student of Hiroharu Orikawa and Park Byeong-in  
Inho Eom36Cliffside Park, NJ
Student of Arthur Levy and Joshua Greene  
Yanyan Zhou31Seattle, WA
Student of Thomas Harper  
Classical Repertoire
Marija Gligorevic20Toronto, Canada
Student of Olivera Jovanovic  
Folk/Traditional
Pei Khoon Lee34Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Student of Lim Shieh Yih  
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Lisa Zhang23New York, NY
Student of Janna Baty and Kathleen Terbeek  
Makuena Mohlakola23Salt Lake City , UT
Student of Cletus Sethunya  
Artin Aharonian47Gaithersburg, MD
Student of Barry Alexander  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Barbora Bowser36Fairfax, VA
Student of Jane Tavernier  
Folk/Traditional
Anna Makar-Limanov18Belmont, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan  
Mok  Kang Wai24Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Student of Momo  
Second Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 6 to 10:
Opera Aria
Keiko Kiyashka9Forest Hills, NY
Student of Samantha Friedman  
Classical Repertoire
Bernice Tan8Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Ka Ing Yeo8Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon  
Finja  Reinhardt9Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern  
Adele Wee10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Ethan Dingrong Lew10Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har  
Rocco Ambrosini10Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Yaowapa Hoisungwarn
Tanya Choothanya10Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Bernice Tan8Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Ka Ing Yeo8Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon  
Nicole Wong8Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern  
Jun Yi Wong9Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern  
Devin  Shattuck10Parkland, FL
Student of Ben Solmor and Andrew Schultz  
Ethan Dingrong Lew10Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har  
Rebecca Lee10North Haven, CT
Student of Cynthia Eggers  
Sasha  Suhandinata10Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Tanya Choothanya10Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Aurora Badia12Fort Myers, FL
Rena Maduro13Riverside, CA
Student of Anette Guldhammer and Eric Carampatan  
Nicole Isabel Xinyen Oo13Singapore
Student of Kuo Po and Angela Hodgins  
Alina Dong14Houston, TX
Student of Summer Song  
Justine  Wang14San Marino, CA
Student of Xin Xin Sun and Richard Seymour
Pablo Rubin-Jurado14New York, NY
Student of Cynthia Sanner  
Classical Repertoire
Elliot Rui En Koh11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Kiyota Yuki11Singapore
Melissa Hecker11Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Nicole Jia Mei Tan11Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har  
Dawn Yap12Singapore
Student of Leslie Tay and Mok Kang Wai  
Valerie Lee13Singapore
Student of Grace Ee Wern Ng  
Nutnicha Vongthaiwan14Pattaya, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Ratanon Damrongwattanapokin14Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Nakananthinee Worakhitanan  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Chotiga Nawarat Na Ayudhaya11Muang, Thailand
Student of Nakananthinee Worakhitanan  
Elliot, Rui En Koh11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Margaret Parrino11Richmond, VA
Student of Jennifer Piazza-Pick and Lynnelle Ediger  
Melissa Hecker11Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Nicole Jia Mei Tan11Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har  
Sofia Zaros11Singapore
Student of Satsuki Nagatome  
Aleesha Haq12Singapore
Student of Grace Ee Wern Ng  
Amolika Vishal Thapliyal12Singapore
Student of Mr Lee Pei Khoon
Dawn Yap12Singapore
Student of Leslie Tay and Mok Kang Wai  
Ethan Han Hao Zhang12Singapore
Student of Leslie Tay  
Sirinat Srichonlatarn12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Thunchanok Jutartreeraparp12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Nakananthinee Worakhitanan  
Archana  Kulkarni13West Chester , PA
Student of Lyndsey Baker  
Nicole Isabel Xinyen Oo13Singapore
Student of Kuo Po and Angela Hodgins  
Mark Russ14Roslyn, NY
Student of Mason G. Senft and Allison Hungate Wood  
Neha Sharon Jacob14Bangalore, India
Student of Sandra Oberoi  
Folk/Traditional
Elliot, Rui En Koh11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Aurora Badia12Fort Myers, FL
Natalie Hahn12New York, NY
Student of Sun Young Chang  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Brittany  Roy16Buffalo, NY
Student of Zachary Carr  
Matija Tomas16Glen Allen, VA
Student of Anna Tuckwiller  
Priscilla Fong16Singapore
Student of Elena Ng 
Stephanie Tan16Singapore
Student of Elena Ng and Corinna Chang  
Classical Repertoire
Anita Garg15Irvine, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Sabiha Haque15Glastonbury, CT
Student of Nadia Aguilar  
Kasey Park16Bayside, NY
Student of Soohyun Oh  
Neha  Gupta16Bethesda, MD
Student of Dr. Nakia Verner  
Aaditi Pradeep17Bangalore, India
Student of Tanisha Herbert  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Priscilla Fong16Singapore
Student of Elena  
Serena Tang16Singapore
Student of Grace Ee Wern Ng  
Stephanie Tan16Singapore
Student of Elena Ng and Corinna Chang  
Austin Krulewecki18Arroyo Grande, CA
Student of Deanna Delore  
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Pei Khoon Lee34Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Student of Lim Shieh Yih  
Shelly Choy Har Chong28Ulu Tiram, Malaysia
Stefan Djokovic25Belgrade, Serbia
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Ying He31Naperville, IL
Student of Tao Tong and Hui Liu  
Nancie Grossman68Mission Viejo, CA
Student of Dubravka Zubovic  
Classical Repertoire
Wannaporn  Sukhasapha18Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Victoria Sethunya48Salt Lake City , UT
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Wannaporn Sukhasapha18Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Yong Hong Tan54Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon  
Folk/Traditional
Yong Hong Tan54Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon  
LeahAliza Lee56Walled Lake, MI
Student of Curt Peters and Aida Al-Adawi

Third Place and Honorable Mention Winners were notified via email regarding their placement and recitals schedule.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!