International Competition of Romantic Music 2014

The Competition is open to instrumentalists (piano, piano duo, winds, strings, voice) of all nationalities and countries.

Participants are required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition.

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Competition of Romantic Music 2013 Recital Program

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First, Second and Third Place Winners will perform on

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Special prizes for best performances may be awarded based on the judges' recommendations.


Four qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent; their students are not allowed to apply this season.

How to Apply

 To apply for the Competition participants must submit:

  • A completed online Application Form

  • A DVD/CD recording of their performance (video preferable), or a link to a YouTube video of their performance.

  • A biography of the applicant written in MS Word (not to exceed 150 words). Include past participations in competitions, festivals and other public events. Portrait photo in electronic format, to be used for the Competition brochure printing. Biography and photo should be sent via e-mail to

  • Application fee.

Mailing Address

Mail DVD/CD and Application Fee to: American Protégé, P.O. Box 287476, New York, NY 10128

International participants must use express shipment services to the following street address and provide the tracking number.

Application Deadline

Application materials must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2014. The application packages acceptance will be closed on October 22, 2014.

Application Fee

The application fee for solo performers is $150.The application fee for ensemble members is reduced to $100 per participant. Application fees are not refundable.U. S. participants should make a check or money order payable to American Protégé. International participants may use:
- Certified bank check payable to American Protégé
- International money order payable to American Protégé
- Western Union
- PayPal (See bottom of this page)
American Protégé Competition of Romantic Music Rules:

1. Age category and time limit for the application CD/DVD:

Category  Age Recital Performance Time limit First Piece (required)  Additional repertoire (optional)
Young Musicians  5 - 9 5 minutes Not to exceed 5 minutes in duration Any piece from the Romantic Period
Junior  10 - 13 6 minutes Not to exceed 6 minutes in duration Any piece from the Romantic Period
Intermediate 14 - 17 7 minutes Not to exceed 7 minutes in duration Any piece from the Romantic Period
Amateur 18 and up 7 minutes Not to exceed 7 minutes in duration Any piece from the Romantic Period
Advanced 18 and up 7 minutes Not to exceed 7 minutes in duration Any piece from the Romantic Period


Multiple winners will be chosen in each category.


2. Repertoire requirements:

- Compositions from late Beethoven to Rachmaninoff dated in the period of 1815-1910 may be chosen for the audition.

- First (required) piece will be included into the Recital program if the participant is selected as a winner.

3. Only un-edited video can be accepted for the audition (no video clips).

4. Recordings should be a fair representation of the Contestant's abilities, but need not be of professional quality. Recording materials must be labeled.

5. Judges' comments will not be disclosed. Judges' decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

6. The final selection of winners will be based solely on the audio/video recordings submitted.

7. Contestants must perform from memory. No repeats. Music for ensembles does not have to be memorized.

8. The CD/DVD will not be returned.

9. No changes to biographical information are allowed after the application is submitted.

10. Winners will be announced on our web-site on November 22, 2014.

11. Winners' Certificates will be granted to performing winners only, after the Winners Recital.

12. Winners who choose not to participate in the Winners Recital for any reason will be disqualified.

Winners Recital Information:

  1. Winners of the Competition will perform only one piece from the participant's audition repertoire within performance time limit. Set of different works is not acceptable for the Winners Recital.

  2. Recital and Photo Fees include free admission for the participant, four complimentary guests' tickets, Winner's Certificate, Teacher's Diploma and a set of digital photos of the participant's stage performance.
    Recital and Photo Fees for soloists are $330. Recital and Photo Fees for ensemble are $190 per member plus $80 Photo Fee per group.

  3. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.

  4. Detailed Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the winners.

  5. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accomodations, etc.)

  6. For extra tickets please visit the Carnegie Hall website at


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By clicking on the button, you will be re-directed to PayPal.

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