The 19th AADGT International Young Musicians Festival

“Passion of Music 2019”

Winners’ Concerts at Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall
March 10 and June 23, 2019

AADGT FESTIVAL “PASSION OF MUSIC 2019” has been established as an entrée into the world of classical music performance for those who deeply love music.

WE INVITE TO  PARTICIPATE IN OUR FESTIVAL  instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles all nationalities age 5 to 26

GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS WINNERS will be invited to perform at the Winners’ Concerts at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) on March 10 or June 23, 2019. The Winners’ Concerts Performers will receive medals and certificates.



The application must contain the following:
A) Registration Form
Ensembles’ members need to submit a registration form individually.

B) YouTube recording

C) Registration Fee

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

Applicants will be notified the result via email  no later than February 10, 2019.


YouTube auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles all nationalities and are divided into the age categories between 5 and 26: Group A (Age 5 – 6),  Group B (Age 7 – 8),  Group C (Age 9 – 10),  Group D (Age 11 – 12), Group E (Age 13-14), Group F (Age 14 – 15),  Group G (Age 16 – 18), Group H (Age 18-26).
Recorded performances need be sent as a link to YouTube ( in rare cases can  be mailed as a DVD).

Festival participants need to perform one piece (an additional selection of 2nd piece is optional) from a standard repertory from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern Era and performed from memory.
Sonata/Sonatina movement or a part of another cyclic form (Suite, Prelude & Fugue, etc.) is  also acceptable.

VIDEO RECORDS (Submission Quality Guidelines)
• YouTube recording should be fair representations of the Applicant’s abilities.
• The recordings are not required to be of professional quality. 
• All applicants must perform from memory (except Ensemble) and no repeat
• The recording must be clearly labeled with your name.
• The recording must be free of background noise and distortion.

All fees are not refundable

A) Registration Fee
Deadline: January 10, 2019

Solo Performance:


Additional fee for 2nd (optional) selection: $50

Member of an ensemble:


Additional fee for 2nd (optional) selection: $50 total for Ensemble

 an additional service charge $6 will be added to the amount

B) Recital Participation Fee
Deadline: February 10, 2019

Recital Participation Fee includes four complimentary tickets.

Performance time 4 minutes or less: $280
Performance time more 4 minutes: $280+$85 for each additional minute
Performance time 4 minutes or less: $280
Performance time more 4 minutes: $280+$85 for each additional minute
Mailing checks, money orders
1) Payments by mail need to include:
a) Checks (from a US based financial institution) or money orders (international money order)  issued to AADGT.
b) A cover letter with the Applicant’s Name, e-mail address and the date on-line application was submitted.

Mailing Address
8 Brookwood Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804