The 23rd AADGT International Young Musicians Festival
“Passion of Music 2023”
Piano – Strings – Wind – Voice – Chamber Music
Winners’ Concerts at Carnegie Hall
April 16 and June 18, 2023
AADGT FESTIVAL “PASSION OF MUSIC” 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) on April 16 or June 18, 2023.
Medals and certificates will be awarded during the concerts
3rd PRIZE WINNERS will be awarded certificates.
AADGT SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to participate
* in International Academy of Music, Italy: for violists (one $1000 scholarship ), violinists (one $1000 scholarship), cello (one $1000 scholarship) and pianists ( five $300 scholarships) https://www.internationalacademyofmusic.com/italy-main.html
*at Burgos International Music Festival, Spain: for violists (one $1000 scholarship ), violinists (one $1000 scholarship), cellists (one $1000 scholarship ), and pianists ( five $300 scholarships) http://www.burgosmusicfestival.com/home.htm
HOW TO APPLY
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: By popular demand from parents, the Festival Committee is extending the deadline for applications until February 1, 2023.
Applicants will be notified of the result via email no later than February 22, 2023.
YouTube auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists, and chamber ensembles of 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.
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.
Soloists must perform selections from memory. Ensembles and duet groups may use the score.
* The recording must be clearly labeled with your name.
* All applicants must perform from memory (except Ensemble) and no-repeat
* YouTube recording should be a fair representation of the Applicant’s abilities.
* The recordings are not required to be of professional quality.
* The recording must be free of background noise and distortion
All fees are not refundable
Deadline: February 1, 2023.
Solo Performance: $160
Additional fee for 2nd (optional) selection: $50
Member of an ensemble: $85
Additional fee for 2nd (optional) selection: $50 total for Ensemble
Recital Participation Fee
Deadline: February 25, 2023
The Recital Participation Fee includes four complimentary tickets.
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. 2) 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