Welcome to American Protégé
American Protégé is designed for young musicians, actors, singers and dancers on the path to a successful career. We invite all talented youth to demonstrate their potential during American Protégé 2013-2014 Season. A new season's program has been announced and will offer a number of competitions, including new ones, where the participants will have an opportunity to showcase their unique talents.
The American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2013, International Piano and Strings Competition 2014, International Concerto Competition 2014, Flute Competition 2013, International Vocal Competition and International Music Talent Competition 2014 were a great success with 22 concerts at Carnegie Hall.
We continue to grow and in 2013-2014 our Competitions attracted the largest number of very competitive applicants on record. They hail from every corner of the world including various parts of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia and Costa Rica.
American Protégé is advancing the careers of our participants and winners as well as promoting their talents. The program seeks to encourage more young musicians to perform and grow. We believe the program offers many benefits to participants and helps to build their confidence and realize their dreams. Being introduced to new audiences on stage in New York City, one of the world’s grandest performance venues, participants can expect to have a memorable experience.
Our success and reputation as one of the best competitions can be attributed to several factors including highly qualified and acclaimed judges with strong musical backgrounds, friendly staff, a renowned recital stage and, foremost, elite participants from all over the world.
American Protégé works with senior managers and casting producers from Tremendous! Entertainment, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", NBC's Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres TV Show, WCBS/WLNY morning show “The Couch”, "Feel Good" TV Show of French Channel 12, etc. Watch just a few of our winners on the World's best TV channels.
A once homeless Florida college student is now realizing his
dreams after placing in a piano competition that will allow him to
perform at Carnegie Hall. James Matthews, 24, sometimes slept in his
instructor’s piano studio for shelter while he was a student at
Florida Southern College... In January, one of his instructors there
suggested he submit a video of himself performing Sergei Prokofiev’s
“Piano Sonata No. 7" for the American
Protege International Piano and Strings Competition 2014. After performing at the American Protege Winners
Recital on April 20th, James Matthews was invited to the Ellen
DeGeneres TV Show on April 25th, 2014. From CBC News, Canada: "
Project "Voice", National TV,
Russia (September 12, 2014):
Cellist Georgy Yufa, a First Prize Winner in the Professional Category of the American Protege International Concerto Competition 2014, showed his vocal talent at the project "Voice" in Russia and was featured in September 2014 on a national TV.
From New York Post (March 30,
Ellen DeGeneres TV Show
Elias Phoenix, 7, out of Brandon, Florida, entered the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2013 in November 2013 and performed at the Winners Recital at Carnegie Hall. After winning the American Protege Competition, Elias has performed twice as a featured guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show, has been featured on The Today Show, People Magazine, and other local and National news and media outlets.
Ellen DeGeneres TV Show
Elias Phoenix is back at Ellen DeGeneres Show: The young piano prodigy made a huge splash on his first visit to the show with his larger-than-life personality. Now he is back again.
Ellen DeGeneres TV Show
Ryan Wang, 5-year old Canadian pianist, a Scholarship Award Winner of the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition 2013 and 2014 - on The Ellen Show Full Interview
Ryan Wang plays in Yundi Li 2014 Beijing New Year Concert:
6 years old Ryan Wang, a Winner of several American Protege Competitions, performed in "Yundi Li 2014 Beijing New Year Concert" on Dec. 31, 2013.
Global National TV interviewed Ryan Wang:
The Global National TV held a concert presented Vancouver young piano virtuosos, including Ryan Wang, a winner of the American Protege Piano and Strings and Music Talent Competitions. This talented youngster has achieved many awards & accolades performing in International and local competitions. He has been invited to perform on the Ellen Show, Rideau Hall, Carnegie Hall, Italy's Fazioli Concert Hall, fund raisers and other places all around the world.
A once homeless Florida college student is now realizing his dreams after placing in a piano competition that will allow him to perform at Carnegie Hall. James Matthews, 24, sometimes slept in his instructor’s piano studio for shelter while he was a student at Florida Southern College... In January, one of his instructors there suggested he submit a video of himself performing Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Sonata No. 7" for the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition 2014.
After performing at the American Protege Winners Recital on April 20th, James Matthews was invited to the Ellen DeGeneres TV Show on April 25th, 2014.
From CBC News, Canada:
"On March 17, 2013, ... Ryan Wang performed at New York's famous Carnegie Hall, as part of a show by American Protégé - an organization that strives to encourage young musicians... He finished second at the American Protégé Piano and Strings International Competition. We thought you'd like to see his performance, so check out the video on the right of Ryan playing Variations on a Russian Theme...."
Our Organizational Committee is extremely grateful to all the music schools and conservatories, where the participants acquire their music knowledge and receive careful nurturing. We would also like to thank the music teachers whose dedication has been indispensable in creating a strong and solid music foundation for the young artists.