American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2018

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 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on December 15 and 23 of 2018, March 31, 2019 and April 21, 2019 (Easter). 

$300 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy was granted based on the judges recommendations.

International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2018 Results

Jury’s Favorite Award Winner ($300 Scholarship and Plaque Trophy):

Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner 2020

Yamaha Performing Artist Dr. Jeffery Kyle Hutchins is active as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser, educator, and performance artist. Praised for his “formidable technique” and “enviable  uniformity of tone” (The Saxophone Symposium) and described as a “skilled improviser, no doubt about it” (I Care If You Listen), Hutchins has performed in Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Scotland, South Korea, and major cities across the US. He has appeared on more than ten albums, participated in the creation of more than 130 new works, and regularly performs with groups 113 (One Thirteen), AVIDduo, Binary Canary, the Broken Consort, The Poem is Done, and Strains New Music Ensemble. Hutchins received the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota where he was a student of Eugene Rousseau. Hutchins is Artist/Teacher of Saxophone at Virginia Tech.

Winners by Age Category

First Place Winners:
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Stella Su, flute11Palo Alto, CA
Student of Teresa Orozco  
Louis Auxenfans, clarinet13Chicago, IL
Student of Ozzie Gonzales and Steven Gooden  
Max Kaminsky, clarinet13Tarzana, CA
Student of Boris Allakhverdyan  
Naina Ray, Bb clarinet13Scarsdale, NY
Student of Claire Grellier  
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Gavin Cui, flute14Pennington, NJ
Student of Binbin Hu  
Andrew So, oboe15Los Angeles, CA
Student of Yuli Kwon  
Joshua Lee, oboe15Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Yeseul Park  
Annie Ping, flute16San Jose, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou  
Kleo Ku, flute16San Jose, CA
Student of Maria Tamburrino  
Tamar Maglakelidze, flute17Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia
Student of Meri Zhvania  
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, saxophone30Christiansburg, VA
Student of Eugene Rousseau and Eric Nestler  
Ricardo Gil, flute22Terre Haute, IN
Student of Joyce Wilson  
Saemee Kim, bassoon30Seoul, South Korea
Student of William Ludwig  
Sarah Shin, flute28New Brunswick, NJ
Miroirs Duo:  
Mark Allen Jr., clarinet23Saint Albans, NY
Student of Pavel Vinnitsky  
Allison Wang, piano23New York, NY
Student of Inesa Sinkevych  
Winspear Duo:  
Justin Sales, saxophone23Denton, TX
Student of Dr. Eric Nestler  
Sam Day, clarinet24Denton, TX
Student of Kimberly Cole Luevano and Allison Storochuk 
Second Place Winners:
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Anna Lin, flute11Irvine, CA
Student of Judy Ho  
Jianna Jia Kim, flute11Blue Bell, PA
Student of Michael Maizels  
Ananya Sriram, flute12San Jose, CA
Student of Teresa Orozco  
Anika Gandhi, flute12Millbrae, CA
Student of Teresa Orozco  
Joshua Jung, oboe13Frisco, TX
Student of Ha Eun An  
Sebastian Gonzales, oboe13Philadelphia, PA
Student of Jocelyn Moore  
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Raina Bandekar, flute14Ambler, PA
Student of Michael Maizels  
Siheon Park, clarinet14Cupertino, CA
Student of Hye Min Yun  
Alexis Kwon, flute15Palo Alto, CA
Student of Tina Kim  
Laura Gong, flute15Campbell, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou  
Allison Huang, oboe16Irvine, CA
Student of Price Kent  
Angelreana Choi, flute16Springfield, MO
Student of Meghan Jacoby  
Dominik Klemetsrud, oboe16Jacksonville, FL
Student of Xiaodi Liu and Ann Adams  
Iris Fu, flute16Corvallis, OR
Student of Sandy Duffy Norman  
Kevin Gong, oboe16Sandy Hook, CT
Student of Olav Van Hezewijk  
Phoebe Lin, flute16San Jose, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis  
Tobenna Orizu, Bb trumpet17Rolla, MO
Student of John Shumacher  
Isaac Yi, alto saxophone16Palisades Park, NJ
Student of Graeme Norris and Jim Saltzman  
Joshua Kwon, B flat clarinet15Northvale, NJ
Student of Eunsoo Chang  
Isaac Kwon, B flat clarinet17Northvale, NJ
Student of Eunsoo Chang  
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Andrew Im, clarinet24Englewood, NJ
Student of Alexander Fiterstein  
Janghyun Kim, clarinet28Baton Rouge, LA
Student of Deborah Chodacki and Victor Drescher  

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


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