2022–2023 Season

AADGT invites young musicians from all over the world to participate in the Festival “Passion of Music 2023” and in the competition “Album of the Young Gifted Performers 2023”.

Festival “Passion of Music 2023”

Winners’ Concerts at Carnegie Hall


“Album of the Young Gifted Performers 2023”



AADGT’s Artistic Leadership

AADGT is a leading supporter of young talented classical musicians. We have helped hundreds of young musicians to pursue their classical music passion. We have worked with and have been inspired by some of the most accomplished musicians from around the world. We are deeply grateful for the support that we have received over many years.

The American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) is a tax-exempt, 501©3 non-profit organization, founded in1994 by Ms. Elena Rossman.

New York State Senate

In 2019 New York State Senate recognized AADGT’s contribution to New York’s cultural life.

On June 9, 2019, the Senate passed a special resolution – Commemorating the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented. We are grateful to Senator Shelley B. Meyer for her support and for sponsoring the resolution

Chopin Competition (Warsaw, Poland) & AADGT

We congratulate Aimi Kobayashi on her fourth place in the world’s most famous and prestigious pianist competition, the 18th Chopin Piano Competition (October 2 to 23, 2021 in Warsaw).

Aimi Kobayashi, as a young wunderkind had been under AADGTs management (2004-2011)

Lang Lang & AADGT

AADGT’s founder, Elena Rossman, and Lang Lang have known each other for many years. When Lang Lang launched his wonderful foundation to help young musicians, AADGT was asked to participate in the inaugural concert. AADGT was honored to collaborate with the Lang Lang Foundation.

French TV & AADGT

AADGT has gained a worldwide reputation for supporting young talented musicians in achieving their greatest potential. We were honored when LCI Television, one of the leading French TV channels, reached out to do a documentary about AADGT’s Passion of Music concerts and one of the young Japanese talented musicians whom AADGT supported for many years


CBS News recorded and aired a segment about one of AADGT’s Passion of Music winners and his journey to Carnegie Hall. We are so proud of so many young artists who are achieving exceptional results in their musical journeys.

Festival “Passion of Music 2023”

Winners’ Concerts at Carnegie Hall


“Album Young Gifted Performers 2023”