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International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2019

American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition is designed for solo performers and ensembles of all ages, nationalities and countries, who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. The Competition is open for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Piccolo, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Flugel, Tuba and other woodwinds and brass instruments. Participants are required to submit video recording of recent performance 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 will be chosen in each of the following age groups:

Category:   Age:
Young musicians  5 – 9
 Junior  10 – 13
 Intermediate 14 – 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree) 18 and older 
 College students and professionals 18 and older 

Awards

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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, April 12, 2020

International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2019 Results

American Protégé Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophy) Winner:

Eve Ferrie is a 13-year-old saxophonist, jazz vocalist, pianist and didgeridoo player. Over the past three years, Eve has won over 40 prizes in woodwind competitions. In 2019, Eve won the inaugural Generations in Jazz Blanchard Award, a scholarship for future Australian jazz instrumentalists. She also won the Peter Martin Award (Monash Youth Music festival) and was awarded a Boroondara Lions Club Instrumental Scholarship. In 2018, Eve was awarded first prize at the Brisbane International Youth Music festival. She is the recipient of the Musical Society of Victoria’s Frank Biesterfeldt award (2017) and the Bill Borthwick Young Musician’s Encouragement Award through the Dandenong Ranges Music Council (2018). Eve has participated in masterclasses at the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival with renowned artists such as Vincent David. In 2018, playing the didgeridoo, Eve toured Germany and Switzerland with the Melbourne String Ensemble. Eve also enjoys horse riding and creative writing.
Name Age Country/State
First Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Eric Myung, oboe 9 Harrison, NY
Student of Yousun Chung
Christina Tello, clarinet 9 San Antonio, TX
Student of Marina Ostrovsky
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Ana Gogoladze, flute 10 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Meri Zhvania
Elisa Wu, flute 11 Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Christine Kim
Eve Ferrie, saxophone 13 Melbourne, Australia
Student of Joseph Lallo
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Ivan Smaltsuga, flute 14 Kunming, China
Student of Turbovskyy Volodymyr and Savelyev Denis
Abigail Kim, oboe 15 Happy Valley, OR
Student of Karen Wagner
Aileen Liao, oboe 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Pamela Hakl Economos
Aileen Mi, flute 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou
Andrew So, oboe 16 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Yuli Kwon
Emily Jang, oboe 16 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Yousun Chung
Ivy Lee, flute 16 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Christina Smith
Jasper Wang, clarinet 16 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Mark Brandenburg
Sungho Wui, trumpet 16 South Pasadena, CA
Student of Ohtae Kwon
Irene Kim, flute 17 Alhambra, CA
Student of Grace Shin
Simon Bakos, Bass clarinet 17 Mason, Ohio
Student of Diana Gipson
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Antonina Styczen, flute 28 Irvine, CA
Student of Sarah Brady
Eric Schultz, clarinet 29 Kew Gardens, NY
Student of Alan Kay
Hantao Li, alto saxophone 35 Coralville, IA
Huong Thu Le, flute 40 Denton, TX
Student of Terri Sundberg and James Scott
Jaehan Kim, tenor trombone 20 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Ohtae Kwon
Tamila Freitas de Souza, flute 31 Columbia, MO
Student of Alice Dade
Wenbo Feng, saxophone 30 Carrollton, TX
Student of Eric Nestler
Second Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Ella McMillen, flute 8 Chicago, IL
Student of Daniel Scott
Ashley Chen, flute 9 New York, NY
Student of Sophia Shapiro
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Anna Lin, flute 12 Irvine, CA
Student of Judy Ho
Chihiro Shitomi, clarinet 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Tina Tsai
Gary Haoyang Liu, saxophone 13 Hong Kong
Student of Bruce Krasin and Wendi Melnik
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Ashley Ma, flute 14 Cuptertino, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou
Felix Shen, flute 14 Scottsdale, AZ
Student of Elizabeth Buck and Brian Gordon
Srinidhi Narla, flute 14 Allen, TX
Student of Sarah Deay
Caroline Gong, flute 15 Pleasanton, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis and Maria Tamburrino
Daniel Ethan Gliksberg, alto saxophone 15 Newton, MaA
Student of Kenneth Radnofsky
Jason He, flute 15 Green Brook, NJ
Student of Christine Kang
Olivia Cook, Bari saxophone 15 White Plains, NY
Student of Lukas Gabric and Rosemary Kennedy
Victoria Chung, flute 15 Belmont, CA
Student of Tina Kim
Leslie Sun, Bb clarinet 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Tina Tsai
Tomas Germanas, clarinet 16 Ellicott City, MD
Student of William Welty
Gerald Kang, clarinet 17 Portland, OR
Student of Dunja Jennings-Marcum
Lawrence Chen, clarinet 17 Irvine, CA
Student of Richard Kay
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Jung Kyu Song, clarinet 29 Sunnyside, NY
Sarah Khan, flute 18 Everett, WA
Student of Mary MacRae
Flute and Oboe Duo:
Jill Benway, flute 22 Atlanta, GA
Student of Sarah Ambrose and Lara Dahl
Neil Cole, oboe 22 Snellville, GA
Student of Lara Dahl and Sarah Ambrose
Amateur Category:
Braedon Line, french horn 18 Wellsville, UT
Student of Gwendolyn Anding
Thuc Nguyen, clarinet Los Angeles, CA
Student of Boris Allakhverdyan

Third Place and Honorable Mention Winners will be notified of their standing via email.


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. To change a performance repertoire, a $55 fee must be submitted on the Contact Us page no later than two months prior to the Recital.
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 Protege does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one (contact the office).
5. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Extra performance time of up to 1 minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with an additional fee of $100.
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.
9. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.
10. Photography and video/audio recording is not permitted for audience at Carnegie Hall.
11. 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