The 21st AADGT International Young Musicians Festival

“Passion of Music 2021”

Piano – Strings – Wind – Voice – Chamber Music

Winners’ Concerts at Carnegie Hall

April 18 and June 20, 2021

AADGT FESTIVAL “PASSION OF MUSIC 2021” 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 Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in April 18 and June 20, 2021. During the concerts, they will be awarded medals and certificates.
3rd PRIZE WINNERS  will be invited to participate in a concert in the New York area (the date and a venue will be informed later). During the concert, they will be awarded certificates.
AADGT SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded  to participate
* in  International Academy of Music, Italy: for violists (one $1000 scholarship ), violinists (one $300 scholarship),  and pianists ( three $300 scholarships)
*to Burgos International Music Festival, Spain: for violists (one $1000 scholarship ), violinists (one $500 scholarship), cellists (one $600 scholarship ),  and pianists ( five $300 scholarships)

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: February 15, 2021

Applicants will be notified of the result via email no later than March 10, 2021.

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

FEES All fees are not refundable

A) Registration Fee Deadline: February 15, 2021

Solo Performance: $150

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

Member of an ensemble: $75 Additional fee for 2nd (optional) selection: $50 total for Ensemble

B) Recital Participation Fee Deadline: March 17, 2021.  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 AADGT 8 Brookwood Road New Rochelle, NY 10804