International Concerto Competition 2015

International Concerto Competition 2015 is open to all instruments, including strings, piano, voice and winds.

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

Concerto Competition 2014 Winners List

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Concerto Competition 2014 Winners Recital Program


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:


School Students: Adults (19 and older):
12 and under Amateur without professional degree
13 – 18 College students and professional musicians



Winners will perform on:

Saturday, May 23, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend) at 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Monday, May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day) at 3:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hallin New York City

$1,000 Grand Cash Prize, $320 Scholarship and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.


International panel of qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, and their students are not allowed to apply this season.

The concert pianist and teacher Ms. Irina Kaufman-Brookes (U.K./Russia) is invited as a Chairwoman of the Concerto Competition 2015. A graduate from the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music, classes of Prof. E. Lieberman and Prof. L. Naumov, Ms. Kaufman-Brookes won a number of the International Competitions and performed as a solo and chamber ensemble pianist with the Bolshoi Theater, Stanislavskiy and Nemirovich - Danchenko Opera Theatre, and many orchestras across the Europe and USA.

How to Apply

 To apply for the Competition participants must submit:

Mailing Address

Mail application materials 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

The application packages acceptance will be closed on February 20, 2015 (application materials must be at the American Protege office).

Application Fee

The application fee is $150 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
PayPal. Go to the bottom of this page.

American Protégé Concerto Competition Rules:

  1. Repertoire Requirements. Applicants must submit video recording of:

    1) Single movement or complete concerto and

    2) One solo piece (as the Winners Recital performance repertoire) with the following performance time limit:

                      school students 6 to 12 years old   - 5 minutes;

                      school students 13 to 18 years old - 7 minutes;

                      college students and professionals - 7 minutes

  2. Vocalists should perform an opera aria or folk/traditional work. Selections must be performed from memory with orchestra or piano accompaniment.

  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 a professional quality.

  5. Recording materials must be labeled.

  6. Contestants must perform from memory.

  7. The DVD will not be returned.

  8. The decisions of the Judges are final and cannot be appealed.

  9. Comments made by the Judges will not be disclosed.

  10. First Prize Winners may not submit the same audition program should they wish to compete in the following season.

  11. The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted.

  12. Competition results will be published on the American Protégé web-site on March 25, 2015.

  13. Certificates of Recognition will be granted to the performing winners only, after the Winners Recital.

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

Winners Recital Information:

  1. Winners will be chosen from each of the four instrument categories (piano, strings, voice, winds) and in each age group.  Multiple winners will be chosen. Other special prizes may be awarded based on judges’ recommendations.

    Winners of the Competition will perform one solo piece from the audition repertoire with the following performance time limit:

                      school students 6 to 12 years old   - 5 minutes;

                      school students 13 to 18 years old - 7 minutes;

                      college students and professionals - 7 minutes

    Concertos with full orchestra can't be performed at the Winners Recital.

For vocalists, strings and wind instruments, performance at the Weill Recital Hall will be with piano accompaniment. Only one grand piano will be available at the Weill Recital Hall.

In case of any doubt as to selection, please contact the American Protégé Organizational Committee.

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

  2. Recital and Photo Fees for the Winners Recital include free admission for participant, four complementary 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. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accomodations, etc.)

  5. For extra tickets please visit Carnegie Hall website at

To pay the Application Fee on-line please click on the button below. A transaction fee of $10.00 will be added to the fee amount. By clicking on the button you will be re-directed to PayPal

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