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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 performed on:

Saturday May 23, 2015 at 7:30PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

and will also perform on

Saturday, December 19, 2015 (Christmas Weekend) at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and
Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 7:30PM (Christmas Weekend) at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Scholarship, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards were 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.  Michelle Stern

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, 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    
Tahmid Tapan, 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

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

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