American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2022

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.

In 2022, American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition attracted a large number of very competitive applicants from 4 countries, including the United States, Malaysia, New Zealand and South Korea.



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 can choose to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City 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.

American Protégé

International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2022 Results

Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophy) Winner:

Jenny (Jaehui) Kim has been playing flute for 4-5 years. She has been serving as the first flutist in Orange Community Christian Youth Orchestra since 2018. She was awarded first place at the Concordia music competition in 2022. Participated in the Charity Concert to help North Korean Refugees as a solo flutist in 2022 twice. Participated as a guest flutist and the main piccolo player at the GMI Youth Orchestra concert in 2022. She was awarded two first-place awards in the South Korea competition in 2017 and 2018.  Also, she played a flute soloist with Shekinah Youth Orchestra in 2022. Currently, she is serving and helping other orchestras or any positions if they need it.

Winners by Age Category

First Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Dayeon Euh, flute9Beverly Hills, CA
Student of Erin Bouriakov and Jennifer Jo
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Brandon Chien, alto saxophone13Irvine, CA
Student of Jason Roberts
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Claire Woo, flute14San Jose, CA
Student of Tina Kim
Erin Liao, flute14Eastvale, CA
Student of Evelyn Tung
Maggie Jiang, flute14Chino Hills, CA
Student of Ying Li
Oriana Huang, flute14Closter, NJ
Student of Zara Lawler
Allison Tsai, flute15San Jose, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou
Gregory Panossian, Armenian duduk15La Canada, CA
Student of Emmanuel Hovhannisyan
Sophia Dong, flute15Palo Alto, CA
Student of Ráyo Furuta
Stella Su, flute15Palo Alto, CA
Student of Ráyo Furuta
Eric Miao, flute16Saratoga, CA
Student of Ráyo Furuta
Evette Um, flute16Van Nuys, CA
Student of Yoori Kim
Hannah Park, flute16Los Angeles, CA
Student of Ryan Burns
Hyunah Kang, flute16Seoul, South Korea
Student of Soyoung Lee
Jaden Kim, Bb clarinet16Vernon Hills, IL
Student of Keunjin J
Jaehui Kim, flute16Placentia, CA
Student of Yongmi Choi
Jamin Xie, clarinet16San Jose, CA
Student of Tina Tsai
Kathryn Polly Go, flute16Pleasanton, CA
Student of Jenna Mauro
Narin Kim, Bb clarinet16Schaumburg, IL
Student of Keunjin Jung
Claire Chen, flute17San Jose, CA
Student of Xuemei Zou
Hayley Yoon, Bb clarinet17Los Angeles, CA
Student of Yongjae Kim
Sowon Han, flute17Los Angeles, CA
Student of Jennifer and Jo
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Jonghwan Kim, saxophone29Bloomington, IN
Student of Otis Murphy
Joohyung Park, flute28New York, NY
Student of Michael Parloff
Jose Antonio Miranda, alto saxophone23Atlanta, GA
Student of Brandyn Taylor
Kayoung Shin, flute27New York, NY
Student of Judith Mendenhall
Second Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Fiona Ma, flute8Wellington, New Zealand
Student of Elsa Shih
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Yuhwan Shin, trumpet11Irvine, CA
Student of Matthew Kim
Sarah Qistina Lim, oboe12Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Student of Wong Cheong Lum
Roy Wang, clarinet13Champaign, IL
Student of John Hutchens
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Cindy Wang, flute14Brea, CA
Student of Ying Li
Helen Wu, flute14San Jose, CA
Student of Chin-Fei Chan
Ji In Park, flute14Los Angeles, CA
Student of Grace Shin
Katie Chun, flute14Millbrae, CA
Student of Tina Kim
Seojeong Kate Huh, clarinet14Portland, OR
Student of Clara Jeong
Summer Ji, flute14Allison Park, PA
Student of Takeaki Miyamae
Yixuan Chen, flute14Sugar Land, TX
Student of Rebecca Powell Garfield
Dawon Shin, trumpet15Irvine, CA
Student of Matthew Kim
Gavin Huang, Bb clarinet15Milpitas, CA
Student of Julian Tzeng and Moises Fagundes
Naomi Jansson, flute15San Jose, CA
Student of Liling Chen
Zoey Zhu, clarinet15San Jose, CA
Student of Tina Tsai
Benjamin Tang, trumpet16Potomac, MD
Student of Kevin Businsky
Eleanor Cohen, flute16Staten Island, NY
Student of Theresa Norris
Eleanor Yang, flute16San Jose, CA
Student of Ráyo Furuta
Gary Haoyang Liu, saxophone16Ojai, CA
Student of Evan Avery and Pei Li
Ruthie Kang, clarinet16Bundang-gu, South Korea
Student of Yoonyoung Kim and Junghae Park
Tingkai Chang, saxophone16Irvine, CA
Student of Nathan Jiang
Lena Choi, clarinet17Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Hye Min Yun
Third Place Winners:
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Sruti Bhaskara, flute11San Diego, CA
Student of Vivian Bergova
Claire Sim, trumpet13Buena Park, CA
Student of Matthew Kim
Jason Kim, trumpet13Irvine, CA
Student of Matthew Kim
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Benson Wang, tuba17Concord, CA
Student of David Winer and James Gourlay

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation



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 Protégé does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one (contact the office).

5. 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.

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

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

8. During the COVID-19 Health Crisis, 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.

9. Photography and video/audio recording is not permitted for audience at Carnegie Hall.

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

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