American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2016

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.



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 musicians5 - 9
Junior10 - 13
Intermediate14 - 17
Amateur (without Professional Degree)18 and older
College students and professionals18 and older



Winners performed on April 14, April 16 and April 22 of 2017 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2016 Results

Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophy) Winner:

Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner 2018

Katharina Martini, 17, from Dreieich, Germany, is a current student of Prof. Stephanie Winker at the conservatory in Frankfurt and student of her mother Christiane Martini since she was four years old. Since 2016 she received Award in the “Villa Musica” in Rheinland Pfalz(Germany) and the “Gerd-Bucerius” Award of the“ Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”. Katharina is a member of the national youth orchestra of Germany and a multiple First Place Winner of several international music competitions. In 2015, she received the first prize with the highest possible score in the national final round of “Jugend Musiziert” and a prize in the course of “Schleswig Holstein Music Festival”. Some of those prizes she has won with her own compositions for flute. In 2014, Katharina participated in a TV-production for a German broadcasting corporation. As a soloist and orchestral player, she took part in numerous CD-recordings and concerts in different churches and concert halls.

Winners by Age Category

First Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 6 to 10:
Emily Thompson, flute10Denver, Colorado
Student of Peter Wang  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Daniel Choi, oboe11Hartsdale, NY
Student of You sun Chung  
Diana Kim, oboe12Orangeburg, NY
Student of You Sun Chung  
Spencer  Rubin, oboe12Woodbury, NY
Student of Yousun Chung  
Abigail Xu, oboe13Nunawading, Australia
Student of Stephen Robinson  
Andrew So, oboe13Los Angeles, CA
Student of Yuli Kwon   
Emily Jang, oboe13Scarsdale, NY
Student of Yousun Chung  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Jeremy Chen, oboe15Great Neck, NY
Student of Yousun Chung  
Peyton Chen, oboe15Cupertino, CA
Student of YuTing Wang  
Tomas Fernandez, oboe15Rye, NY
Student of Yousun Chung  
Youngjun  Chang , flute15Los Angeles, CA
Student of Yunhee Lee  
Jenny Wang, Bb clarinet16San Jose, CA
Student of Janet Averett  
David Winograd, tenor saxophone17Morganville, NJ
Student of Julius Tolentino  
Katharina Martini, flute17Dreieich, Germany
Student of Christiane Martini and Prof. Stephanie Winker 
Simon Park, oboe17Greenwich, CT
Student of You Sun Chung  
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Cole Knutson, alto saxophone20Winnipeg, Canada
Student of Allen Harrington and Jaya Hoy  
Victor Hernandez, flute21Columbus, GA
Student of Andée Martin  
Brendan  Catalano, saxophone23Gainesville, FL
Student of Jonathon Helton  
Robert Brozowski, euphonium23Slate Hill, NY
Student of Eric Bubacz and Dr. Adam Frey  
Jiyeon Han, flute25Boston, MA
Student of Paula Robison  
Harin  Bae, flute27Jersey City , NJ
Eunsil Kang, flute29Rockville, MD
Student of Emily Skala  
Hyejin Bae, flute29Willimantic, CT
Student of Dionne Jackson and Soyoung Lee  
Abigail Graham, flute31San Francisco, CA
Iryna Gorkun-Silen, flute32Espoo, Finland
Student of Petri Alanko  
Yoshie Ueno, flute34Stanford, CA
Student of Paul Meisen and Chang-Kook Kim  
Amateur Category:
Shihao Zhu, clarinet18Interlochen, MI
Student of Emil Khudyev and Karen Hill  
Second Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 6 to 10:
Monica Hu, flute9Irvine, CA
Student of Lily Park  
John Shi, flute10New York, NY
Student of Mary Shneider  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Hannah  Bao, flute14Collegeville, PA
Student of Michael Maizels  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Isaac Kwon, B flat clarinet15Northvale, NJ
Student of Eunsoo Chang  
Kshitij Sachan, flute16Plano, TX
Student of Claire Johnson  
Michelle Luan, clarinet16Plano, TX
Student of Katie Combest  
Spiritus Quintet:  
Miles Kang, Piano16San Jose, CA
Jin  Yu, bassoon15San Jose, CA
Nicholas Lee, french horn16Cupertino, CA
Kevin Oh, clarinet15Cupertino, CA
Monica  Jeon, oboe14Palo Alto, CA
Students of You Son Park  

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


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