American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Flute Competition Fall 2013

American Protégé International Flute Competition Fall 2013 was designed for solo performers and ensembles of all ages, nationalities and countries, who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. Participants were required to submit video or audio recording materials 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



First and Second Place Winners performed on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

International Flute Competition Fall 2013 Results

Judges Distinction Award (Plaque Trophy) Winners:

Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner 20101

Grace Wang, 29 from Baltimore, MD, has currently pursued a Graduate Performance Degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University with Marina Piccinini, where she has also received her Master’s Degree. Originally from South Korea she has served as principal flutist of the Ditto Orchestra, Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and has substituted with major orchestras including KBS(Korean Broadcasting System) Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra. A winner of the 2012 Rochester Flute Association Competition, the Journal of Music Competition, Korean Music Association Competition and many others, Ms. Wang has also been pointed as a young artist from the Gumho Asiana Cultural Foundation and has appeared as a soloist with the Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korean Flute Ensemble. She has also been active in chamber music playing with the Lunar Ensemble and recently she has premiered the piece ‘Book of the Lake’ by Daniel Thomas Davis commissioned by the Walters Art Museum.

Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner 20104

New York City-based Australian flutist, Catherine Gregory, 27, has performed at premier US concert halls such as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall and at the Lincoln Center Festival. Catherine has performed with the Paris Opera Ballet on their Australian tour, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has toured Europe as Principal Flutist for the Queensland Youth Symphony. After receiving her Master degree with High Distinction, Catherine won a prestigious Fulbright Postgraduate scholarship, a Brisbane City Council Emerging Artist’s Fellowship and an American Australian Association’s Dame Joan Sutherland Fund grant. These awards supported her pursuit of an Artist’s Diploma at Carnegie Mellon University as a student of Alberto Almarza and Jeanne Baxtresser. The winner of several prizes including the James Carson Flute Competition, Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize, Carnegie Mellon University Baroque and Concerto competitions and the Golden Key Visual & Performing Arts Achievement Award, Catherine was also an Australian national finalist in the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition and recipient of the Alistair Scott prize. Catherine is currently the Flute fellow in Ensemble ACJW: A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in Partnership with The New York City Department of Education.

Winners by Age Category

First Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 6 to 10:
Oksana Shevchenko9Kiev, Ukraine
Student of Svetlana Kovtun  
Artur Kohen10Melbourne, Australia
Student of Aaron Yaron  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Wang Yajie13Los Angeles, CA
Student of Ni Yizhen  
Seung Hee SUNG13Singapore
Student of Larisa Tupitsina  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Gloria Liu16Irvine, CA
Student of Bolin Pan  
Sonia Ruiz16San Jose, CA
Student of Isabelle Chapuis  
Irina Mordakina14Moscow, Russia
Student of Albert L. Gofman   
Paulina Tsao17Ann Arbor, MI
Student of Amy Porter  
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Suyeon Ko28Bloomington, IN
Student of Kathryn Lukas  
Jueun Park20Huntington, NY
Student of Min Hee Kim  
Kirill Stekhov20Moscow, Russia
Student of Gofman Albert Leonidovich  
Grace Wang29Baltimore, MD
Student of Marina Piccinini  
Catherine Gregory27New York, NY
Second Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 6 to 10:
Clara Lee7Forest Hills, NY
Student of Melissa Kim  
Peter Zhang10Columbus, OH
Student of Stanley Dronoff  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Christopher McCormick11Boston, MA
Student of Mary Stockton  
Kathleen Chen12Phoenix, AZ
Student of Emma Moon  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Felipe Carrera15Lima, Peru
Student of Martin Tello  
Allison Yao15Alexandria, VA
Student of Claire Chiu  
Elizabeth Cromley16Houston, TX
Student of Robert Allen  
Francisco Jimenez17New York, NY
Student of Robert Weitz  
Rebecca Leung17Hong Kong
Student of Tiffany Wang  
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Grace Han24Seattle, WA
Student of Timothy Wu  
Anthony Alfaro29Miami, FL
Student of Stephen Smukler  
Thomas Huang36Rego Park, NY

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


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