American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Flute Competition Spring 2013

American Protégé International Flute Competition  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. Anal Beads



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, December 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

International Flute Competition Spring 2013 Results

Judges Distinction Awards (Plague Trophies) Winners:

Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner 2

Jagoda Krzeminska was born in 1996 in Kluczbork, in Poland. When she was 8 years old she started playing flute in I Stage Music School in Kluczbork in class of Agata Napp-Urbanska. From 2006  she is learning in the class of mgr Karina Kandzia-Maniak. She took part in several flute courses and flute competitions (2007 – III prize, 2008 – II prize in Sochaczew, 2006 and 2007 – II prize, 2008 – I prize in Olawa, 2008 I prize in Confrontations of Young Musicians in Chrzanow;  and in 2009 she was the winner of Grand Prix in competitions in  Olawa, Cracow and Sochaczew. In April 2010 she won the I prize in “Konjovic Peter” International Competition in Belgrad. Her achivements in 2011 are first prizes in British Flute Society School Performer Class A Competition in London, Polish Flute Competition SANKYO 2011, IV Flute Competition in Sosnowiec and X Polish Spring Flute Competition Sochaczew. In 2012 she won First prize in International Music Competition Svirel (Slovenia) and was the winner of the Competition of Young Musicians of the Year in Poland. Ms. Krzeminska was among seven finalists of Eurovision Young Musicians in Wien. In 2013 she got the first prize in British Flute Society School Competition in London. She took part in masterclasses  of  Sir James Galway and Wiliam Benett, Dejan Gavric.

Woodwinds and Brass Competition Winner 2010

Tu Lin, 33, from Wuhan, China. Graduated from Belarus Academy of Music under the tuition of Prof. N.V. Avlamenko. She enjoys a diverse career as orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She is currently the flute teacher of Wuhan Conservatory of Music and flutist of the Oriental Symphony Orchestra. Tu Lin has presented solo recitals and performances in prestigious venues across China, including Huangshi Grand Opera Hall, Qintai Concert Hall, Yueyang Cultural & Artistic Convention & Exhibition Center, Series Bells Music Hall of Wuhan conservatory of Music and etc. In recent years, Tu Lin has focused on further developing her career and became more deeply connected with life, people, music, and the flute.

Winners by Age Category

First Place Winners:
Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Insun Cho9Seoul, South Korea
Student of Haeun Kim  
Brian Lee9Palo Alto, CA
Student of Melissa Wenger  
Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Olga Benditskaya10Moscow, Russia
Student of Zara Parvanyan   
Jordan Paterson12Adelaide, Australia
Student of Ass. Prof. Elizabeth Koch  
Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Yuri Kim16Syosset, NY
Student of Min Jung Moon  
Deanna Pyeon16Irvine, CA
Student of Prof. Albert Gofman  
Mihe Hong17Walnut Creek, CA
Student of Emma Moon and Jeffrey Khaner  
Jagoda Krzeminska17Kluczbork, Poland
Student of Karina Kandzia-Maniak  
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Alicia Elizabeth Barry20Huntingdon Valley, PA
Student of Nicole Lambert  
Eun A Choi27New York, NY
Student of Robert Langevin  
Yoon Hee Kim30Columbus, OH
Student of Katherine Borst Jones  
Lin Tu33Beijing, China
Student of Xu Ge  
Yun Kyung Han34Greenbelt, MD
Student of Bradley Garner  
Second Place Winners:
 Young Musicians Category, Age 5 to 9:
Jessica Smith7Salt Lake City, UT
Student of James Stathis  
Derek Kim8Los Angeles, CA
Student of Arthur Bronstein  
 Junior Category, Age 10 to 13:
Raymond Guiot10Paris, France
Student of Anry Savignon  
Elena Krouglova11Moscow, Russia
Student of Tatiana Zemlyanskaya  
 Intermediate Category, Age 14 to 17:
Flora Choi14Irvine, CA
Student of Miranda Kim  
Walter Stillman15Phoenix, AZ
Student of Laura Thompson  
Emily Bell16Vancouver, Canada
Student of Badia Banna  
Jiyoon Chon16Flushing, NY
Student of Yoon Eyn Hye  
Advanced Category, College Students and Professionals:
Yang Cheng19Atlanta, GA
Student of Clara Wang  
Sarah Rodgers22Chicago, IL
Student of Katheryn Brick  
Sooyun Lee24Columbus, OH
Student of Dayna Kim  
Jasmine Kwon28Seoul, South Korea
Student of Jiyoung Lee  
Emma Hernandez34Barcelona, Spain
Student of Fernando Ramirez  

Other Winners will be notified of their standing via email.


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Deadline: October 10, 2024


Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2024

Deadline: October 25, 2024


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Deadline: November 3, 2024


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Deadline: January 20, 2025


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Deadline: February 20, 2025