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)
*at Burgos International Music Festival, Spain: for violists (one $1000 scholarship ), violinists (one $1000 scholarship), cellists (one $1000 scholarship ),  and pianists ( five $300 scholarships)


The application must contain the following:
A) Registration Form (ensemble members need to submit a registration form individually).
B) YouTube recording
C) Registration Fee
Application Deadline: February 10, 2023. 
The application deadline has been extended to February 10, 2023, due to popular demand from students, teachers, and parents. Applications submitted after February 2, 2023, will be charged an additional   $10 fee.
Applicants will be notified of the result via email no later than March 2, 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

Registration Fee

Deadline:  February 10, 2023.​

Solo Performance: $160

Additional fee for applications that are submitted after February 2, 2023: $10

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

(an additional service charge of $6 will be added to the amount​)

Member of an ensemble: $85   

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

Recital Participation Fee

Deadline: March 15, 2023

The Recital Participation Fee includes four complimentary tickets.

Performance time 4 minutes or less: $290 Performance time more than 4 minutes: $290+$95 for each additional minute

Performance time 4 minutes or less: $290 Performance time more than 4 minutes: $290+$95 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. 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