International Music Talent Competition Fall 2014

The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2014 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
December 21, 2014 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and
April 5, 2015 at 3:30PM and 8:00PM at the 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.

 

American Protégé SCHOLARSHIP Award Winners

Ray Zhang and Xinyi Wang, Piano Duo

Ray Zhang, 8, from West Vancouver, Canada, started learning piano at the age of 5 with Fafan Xiao. He has received many awards and scholarships in local and international competitions. In 2013, Ray won the 1st place & judges’ distinction award of 2013 American Protege International Music Talent Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall. He performed in Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra 2012-2013 Closing Concert, in 2013 Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Heads and Chairs Conference and for BC Premier in Winter Gala. Ray won the 2nd place in Canadian Music National Competition in Quebec and the 3rd place in Los Angeles Young Musicians International Competition and received the special prize of most promising young musician. In 91st Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, Ray was selected to perform in the Gala Concert as the only piano winner of grade 1 to 6. Ray Zhang performed with West Coast Symphony Orchestra in University of British Columbia in 2014. He also performed in Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy and Kay Meek Theater in West Vancouver.
Xinyi Wang, 7, from Vancouver of Canada, started learning the piano at the age of 4 with Fafan Xiao. She participated in many competitions like Kiwanis, Clef Society, CMTAC and received many the awards and scholarships. In 2013, Xinyi Wang won the 2nd place at American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Same year, she won the 3rd place in International Young Gifted Musicians Festival with performance at Steinway Hall, and participated in British Columbia Registered Music Teachers’ Association Student Performances’ Guild Music Festival, where she received two 1st Places, two trophies and the special judicator award. In 2014, Xinyi won the 1st place, received scholarship and won the trophy and special award in two other International Competitions and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. In 2014, Xinyi Wang performed with West Coast Symphony Orchestra in University of British Columbia. Orchestra in University of British Columbia in 2014. He also performed in Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy and Kay Meek Theater in West Vancouver.
   

American Protégé
Music Talent Competition Fall 2014
Results:
Name Age Country/State
Scholarship Award and First Place Winner:
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Xinyi Wang 7 Vancouver, Canada
Ray Zhang 8 West Vancouver, Canada
Students of Fafan Xiao
Judges' Distinction Award (Trophy) and First Place Winners:
Skylar Peck, violin 9 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Donghyun Kim and Yirang Nam
Hyo Jung Yoon, violin 15 New York, NY
Student of Kurt Nikkanen
Sherry  Hu, guzheng 15 Sugarland, Texas
Student of Jingqun Shao    
Bartosz Kolsut, accordion 18 Radom, Poland
Student of Artur Miedziński    
Adele Daunoraviciute, piano 23 Klaipeda, Lithuania
Student of Prof. Tatjana Romashkina
Lu Wang, voice 27 Beijing, China
Student of Zhao Dengying
Warsaw Piano Trio:
Malgorzata Latoszek, cello 19 Warsaw, Poland
Klaudia Olborska, violin 20 Słabomierz, Poland
Klaudia Kudelko, piano 20 Zamość, Poland
Students of Prof. Krystyna Makowska - Ławrynowicz
     
First Place Winners
Kaitlyn Ouyang, piano 5 Frisco, TX
Student of Melody Ouyang and Vita Zharkova
Jaden Ouyang, piano 7 Frisco, TX
Student of Melody Ouyang and Vita Zharkova    
Jessica Yi, piano 7 Richfield, OH
Student of Christina Choy     
William  Ge, piano 7 Chester Springs, PA
Student of Elena Berman-Gantard    
Jenny Zheng, piano 8 Boyds, MD
Student of Vivian Kwok    
Xiang Yi, piano 8 Beijing, China
Student of Zhou Qingyi    
Maximus Renjiro Nefo Ng, piano 9 Surabaya, Indonesia
Student of Ferawati    
Vivian WeiChang Li, piano 9 Singapore
Student of Ralitsa Obretenova    
Antonio Brasileiro Johnson, piano, Folk/Traditional 10 Kiev, Ukraine
Student of Inna Goncharova    
Julia Dietrich, harp 10 Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Student of Fabiana Trani and Anneleen Lenaerts    
Megan Lim, violin 10 Singapore
Student of Yah Wan Har    
Jarell Tang, piano 11 Singapore
Student of Winnie Tay Pei Fong    
James Sinigalliano, piano 13 New York, NY
Student of Dr. Ana Maria Bottazzi    
Yannie Tan, piano 13 Atlanta, GA
Student of Alex Kobrin    
Grace Wang, piano 14 Germantown, MD
Student of Dr. Marjorie Lee    
Jason Qu, piano 14 Vancouver, Canada
Student of Alex Lim    
Katie  Gao, piano 14 Rockville, MD
Kevin Su, piano 14 Boyds, MD
Student of Marjorie Lee
Maggie Chen, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Rinna Livshin
Golda Berkman, voice 15 Beverly Hills, CA
Student of Armen Guzelimian    
Kayvan Gharbi, cello 15 Perth, Australia
Student of Rod McGrath    
Seewing Lam, violin 15 Shenzhen City, China
Student of Suli Xue
Seo Hyun (Christina) Lee, piano 15 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Yunhee Lee
Angela Kang, cello 16 La Crescenta, CA
Student of Eric Cha    
Lan Luo, alto saxophone 16 Penn Valley, PA
Student of Matthew Clayton    
Jihyun Synn, violin 17 Tenafly, NJ
Student of Sunyoung Lee and Christopher Nam    
Quan Zuo, violin 17 Arcadia, CA
Student of Suli Xue    
Shannon Chiu, violin 17 Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Zheng Zeng
Tomislav Zabcic-Matic, piano 17 Athens, GA
Student of Anatoly Sheludyakov
Adrienne Williams, violin 18 Orem, UT
Student of Monte Belknap
Juliana León Jiménez, piano 18 Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Jose Pablo Quesada and Gerardo Meza
Kornelia Figielska, violin 18 Koszalin, Poland
Student of Jan Stanienda
Jooyeon Song, cello 28 Urbana, IL
Student of Dmitry Kouzov 
 
Second Place Winners
Ryan Yanming Phuan, Piano 6 Singapore
Student of Christine Gan Siew Hui
Avery Martin, violin 7 Royal Oak, MI
Student of Sonia Lee    
Ali Fallas Solano, piano 8 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Valentina Tumanova    
and D.M. Tamara Sklioutovskaia
Isabelle Wong, voice 8 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng    
Jerry Jing, piano 8 North Potomac, MD
Student of Vivian Kwok    
Kristen Cook, piano 8 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of M.M. Ludmila Melzer    
and D.M. Tamara Sklioutovskaia    
Maria Paz Rodriguez, piano 8 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Valentina Tumanova    
Rachel Liang, piano 8 Singapore
Student of Ralitsa    
Tyler Zhou, piano 8 Pembroke PInes, FL
Student of Yvette Greene    
Zi Jun Zong, piano 8 Guang Xi, China
Student of Christine Gan Siew Hui
Athena Wang, piano 9 Radnor, PA
Student of Olga Moguilevsky 
and Elena Berman Gantard 
Tereza Todorova, piano 9 Russe, Bulgaria
Student of Evgeni Jeliazkov
Deborah Sze Yee Chan, voice, Broadway/Musical Theatre 10 Singapore
Student of Roderick Teh
Deborah Sze Yee Chan, voice, Classical 10 Singapore
Student of Roderick Teh
Melody Jiang, piano 11 Olathe, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh
Ethan Yan, voice 12 Mountain View, CA
Student of Angelique Zuluaga
Jessica Pan, piano 12 Tucker, GA
Student of Raisa Isaacs
Katie Kolodner, piano 12 Gaithersburg, MD
Student of Vivian Kwok
Melvin Gnai Zhi Yong, acoustic guitar 12 Fuala Limpur, Malaysia
Student of Ivon Tan and Daphne Woon
Sofia Oguilve, piano 13 Heredia, Costa Rica
Student of Valentina Tumanova
Jeremiah Yang, classical guitar 14 Glenview, IL
Elisabeta Racolta, voice 15 Cambridge, MA
Student of Pamela Murray
Landon Smith, piano 15 Overland Park, KS
Student of Ying-Yu Emily Yeh    
Sarrah Manisha Asokumar, voice 15 Pelham, NY
Student of Natalia Budyonny
Victoria Deng, piano 15 Akron, OH
Student of Christina Choy
Alex Pham, piano 16 Newport Coast, CA
Student of Anna Maria Eckstein
Jeffrey Zhang, piano 17 Sugar Land, Texas
Student of Dr. Dariusz Pawlas
Jordan Mathews, piano 21 Springfield, OH
Student of Jose Pablo Quesada
and Dr. Christopher Durrenberger
Min Liu, voice 22 Beijing, China
Student of Lu Lanqing and Lu Lei
Mariel Zuniga, piano 24 San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovski
and M.M. Luis Monge Fernández
Wuna Meng, piano 28 Urbana, IL
Student of Timothy Ehlen
Shenhua Hu, violin 32 Riverside, CA
Student of Suli Xue
     
Piano Duo/Four Hands:    
Haiyue  Luo 6 Shenzhen, China
Xincheng Xu 6 Hong Kong, China
Students of Christine Gan Siew Hui
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Kara Li 14 Copley, OH
Joesph  Huang 16 Medina, OH
Students of Christina Choy 

 

Third Place and Honorable Mention Winners were notified via email regarding their Competition placement and recitals schedule

 

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 $190 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.

 

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