International Music Talent Competition Spring 2015

The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Spring 2015 was opened to all instrumentalists (piano, winds, strings, brass, traditional, etc), vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups of all nationalities and countries. Participants were required to submit video recording materials for the audition.

American Protégé is looking for genuinely talented people, who have creativity and stage charisma.

We invite talented performers of any age and genre to participate in the Competition.

 

Elias Phoenix                                                                     Ray Zhang and Xinyi Wang

 

Awards

Winners will perform on

  Saturday, May 23 at 7:30PM (limited placements) at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Scholarship, Judges' Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.

 

Jury's Favorite ($330 Scholarship and plague trophy) Award Winner

Michelle Stern, is an 11 year old native of Douglaston, NY. She began her violin studies at age 3 with her mother, Anna Heifetz, and currently studies violin with  Prof. Ann Setzer at the Juilliard School Precollege Division. At age five, Michelle won her first medal from the New York Music competition, and by age 6 gave five performances at Carnegie Hall as a first prizewinner of American Protégé, Concert Festival and New York Music Competitions. At age 7 Michelle was awarded first prize in the "Jewish Kids Got Talent" Competition. In 2013 and 2014, Michelle won first prize and the Judges Distinction Award at American Protégé Concerto Competition and Best Performance Awards at the American Protégé Talent Competition. As a Grand Prize winner of Concert Festival International Competition Michelle appeared as a soloist with the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra under direction of Adrian Sylveen. Since her solo debut with the Island Chamber Symphony at age 7, Michelle frequently appeared as a soloist with the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Gregory Singer. Michelle was a guest artist in the Shirley Romaine's ARTSCENE (PBS) and was featured in articles of Bayside times, Little Neck Ledger, Jewish Press and Gold Coast Gazette.
   

 

 

American Protégé
Music Talent Competition Spring 2015
Results:
Name Age Country/State
Jury's Favorite Award Winner:
 
Michelle Stern, violin 11 Douglaston, NY
Student of Prof. Ann Setzer and Anna Heifetz
Judges' Distinction Award and First Place Winners:
Nikolay Marinov, piano 13 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Student of Svetlana Koseva
Jocelyn Wang, guzheng 13 Belmont, CA
Student of Chiffon Fu
     
First Place Winners
Stephan Zhang, violin 7 Stillwater, OK
Student of Dr. Gregory Lee
Yan Yun Kelsey Wong, piano 9 Singapore
Student of Ralitsa Obretenova    
Yuhan  Jiang, piano 10 Beijing, China
Student of Xiao Xiao
Jinmiao Wang, piano 10 Beijing, China
Student of Hong Shi
Michelle Stern, violin 11 Douglaston, NY
Student of Prof. Ann Setzer and Anna Heifetz
Ibrahim Ignatov, piano 11 Shumen, Bulgaria
Student of Marinela  Marinova and Denis Ignatov
Hassan Ignatov, piano 11 Shumen, Bulgaria
Student of Marinela  Marinova and Denis Ignatov
Lindsey Jung, violin 11 Tenafly, NJ
Student of Yujeong Lee
Jasmine Jin, piano 11 Arcadia, CA
Student of Lily Chen
Jasmine Shum, piano 12 Fresh Meadows, NY
Student of Ivy Chen
Jack Silvers, piano 12 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Irena Portenko
Minjee Kim, flute 12 Plainview, NY
Student of Munjung Moon
Gina Ledor, cello 12 Berkeley, CA
Student of Eric Sung
Katrina Tsz Ching Tse, 13, violin 13 Hong Kong
Student of Gallant Ho    
Samantha Ma, violin 13 Akron, OH
Student of Wei-Fang Gu
Atsuo Chiu, piano 14 Sacramento, CA
Student of Shigemi Nishite
Arthur  Oung, cello 14 Atherton, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh
Haemaru Chung, violin 14 New York, NY
Student of Ann Setzer
Lynne Bai, piano 15 Gainesville, VA
Student of Marjorie Lee
Sabrina Chen, piano 15 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Sandra Shen
Carol Chen, violin 15 Franklin, MI
Student of Sonia Lee
Ka Yuk  Yam, piano 16 Hong Kong
Student of Tang Nga Sum
Ellen Chang, guzheng 17 Austin, TX
Student of Jing Qun Shao
Ngoc Minh Thu Nguyen, Dan tranh 18 Auckland, New Zealand
Student of Vu Thi Dung
Natasha  Valdes, voice 27 La Habra, CA
Student of Dubravka Zubovic
Yurika Mihara, piano 30 New York, NY
HyeKyeong Hannah Cho, piano 37 Lacey , WA
Student of Hye Sun Park
     
Second Place Winners
Celine, Shyn Yi Sim, piano 5 Singapore
Student of Christine Gan Siew Hui
Benjamin Young, piano 7 Churchville, PA
Student of Joy Kiszely
Arya Babu, piano 8 Solon, OH
Student of Cynthia Crotty
Lindsey Ahn, violin 9 Cresskill, NJ
Student of Sooji Oh
Sarah Liu, piano 9 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Hong Wang
Natalie Huang, piano 9 Bayside, NY
Student of Ivy Chen
Brandon Goldberg, piano 9 Miami, FL
Student of Paul Posnak and Markus Gottshlich
Capri Everitt, voice 10 Vancouver, Canada
Student of Jeannie Lee
Matthew Gurning, piano 11 Fontana, CA
Student of Agatha Hou
Victoria Chiang, piano 11 Houston, TX
Student of Dr. Clive Swansbourne
Ethan Yan, soprano 12 Mountain View, CA
Student of Angelique Zuluaga
Ekta Karkala, piano 12 Union City, CA
Student of Helen Lee
Kevin  Ou, piano 12 Rowland Heights, CA
Student of Jeff Lavner
Melvyn Gnai Zhi Yong, ukulele 13 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Student of Ivon Tan and Daphne Woon    
Liz Yeo, violin 13 Singapore
Student of Yah Wan Har
Junming Wen, tuba 13 Beijing, China
Student of Zhongda Yao
Sehong Park, piano 13 San Diego, CA
Student of Eunice Ahn
Jawon  Lee, Flute 13 Singapore
Student of Larisa Tupitsina
David Blasky, violin 14 Shelby Township, MI
Student of Prof. Sonia Lee 
Angelus Matthew Changho  Roxas, piano 15 Leawood, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh
Ireland Lee, violin 15 Shelby Township, MI
Student of Sonia Lee
Abigail Siegel, piano 15 East Greenwich, RI
Student of Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Claire Du, piano 16 Yorktown, VA
Student of Teresa Falk
Rebecca Chuang, piano 16 Saratoga, CA
Student of Natalia Borodulin
Michelle Ju, piano 17 San Diego, CA
Student of Eunice Ahn
Michaela Roxas, violin 17 Leawood, KS
Student of Alex Shum and Ying-Yu Emily Yeh
William Chao, violin 17 San Jose, CA
Student of Chen Zhao
Shenhua Hu, violin 33 Riverside, CA
Student of Suli Xue
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Ibrahim Ignatov 11 Shumen, Bulgaria
Hassan Ignatov 11 Shumen, Bulgaria
Student of Marinela  Marinova and Denis Ignatov
Third Place Winners
     
Xin Cheng Xu, piano 7 Singapore
Student of Christine Gan Siew Hui
Clare Maher, violin 9 Birmingham, MI
Student of Prof. Sonia Lee
Seth Loo, violin 9 Singapore
Student of Yan Wan Har
Joanne Chan, violin 12 Singapore
Student of Ang Chek Meng
Maya Raisha Zainudin, voice 12 Singapore
Student of Mario Serio
Stewart  Smith, piano 12 New Rochelle, NY
Student of Dr. Irena Portenko
Yaeil Kim, piano 14 Oklahoma City, OK
Student of Jaehee Kim
     
Honorable Mention Winners
     
Angelina Hubertus, piano 8 New Canaan, CT
Student of Nicole Wang and Tatiana Kunik
Jih Bin Luo Liu, piano 10 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Melzer Ludmila
Katie  Kong, piano 10 Woodside, NY
Student of Viriany Setiosa
Eve Sullivan, piano 11 Bronxville, NY
Student of Kanako Koyama
Hannah Yinghan Wang, piano 11 Singapore
Student of Christine Gan Siew Hui
Hali Liu, piano 12 Overland Park, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh
Ashley Tang, piano 13 Eastchester, NY
Student of Kanako Koyama
Sanjana Subramanian, piano 13 Frederick, MD
William Andrew Vasquez, piano 29 Santa Barbara, CA
Serafin Sales, piano   Shoreham, NY
Student of Rowena Arrieta

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

 

Winners Recital Information:

1. Winners of the Competition will perform one piece from the participant's audition repertoire.

2. Recital and Photo Fees include free admission for the participant and 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 $200 per member plus $80 Photo Fee per group. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.

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

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

5. Winners who have chosen not to participate in the Winners Recital for any reason will be disqualified.

6.  For extra tickets please visit Carnegie Hall website at http://www.carnegiehall.org.

To pay Solo Recital and Photo Fees on-line please click on the button below. A transaction fee of $20.00 will be added to the fee amount. By clicking on the buttons you will be re-directed to PayPal

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