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International Young Gifted Musicians Competition

“Passion of Music 2025” 


Winners Recitals in Japan


Suntory Hall (Tokyo) & Minato Mirai Hall (Yokohama)


24th International Young Musicians Festival “Passion of Music 2024” at Carnegie Hall

International Young Musicians Competition

“Album Young Gifted Performers 2024”



The American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) is a leading supporter of young talented classical musicians and has helped hundreds of young musicians to pursue their classical music passion. Since 1994, we have worked with and been inspired by the most outstanding musicians from around the world.
The New York State Senate recognized with the special resolution the contribution of AADGT to the cultural life of New York City.

AADGT Concert in Italy, 2023

The International Academy of Music in collaboration with AADGT organized a recital concert for the gold medalists of the AADGT 2023 Festival and Competition on June 29, 2023 at Saletta Suffredini Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca) Toscana, Italy.
The concert was a great success.

New York State Senate

Recognition 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 2024”

Winners’ Concerts at Carnegie Hall


“Album Young Gifted Performers 2024”