Applicants who have successfully passed the audition participate in the Winners Recitals. The Winners Recitals of the first and second place honors are held at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the following dates:

  • Monday (Presidents' Day), February 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Winners Recitals of the third place honors will be held at Caldwell University, New Jersey, on March 31, 2019 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, on May 26, 2019.

Live auditions will be held at the following dates and locations:

Date Audition Center Location Contact
November 11, 2018 Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006 Main Office
November 11, 2018 Elite Music Academy, 8306 Brookside Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 Natalia Varlashova, MM
November 11, 2018 Cunningham Piano Company, 198 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406 Natalia Varlashova, MM
November 11, 2018 University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 YoonHye Eunice Park, MM
November 17, 2018 Museum Education Center, Grand Hall, 20 Fine Arts Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506 Dr. Ching-Wen Hsiao, D.M.A.
November 17, 2018 Gloria School of Music & Arts, 470 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, California 95087 Vladimir Klibanov, MM, MA
November 18, 2018 Westminster Conservatory of Music, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540 Main Office
November 18, 2018 M. Steinert & Sons, Natick Mall, Upper Level, 1245 Worcester St, Suite 4032 Natick, MA 01760 Mila Filatova, MM
November 18, 2018 All Talent Academy, 2 Pomperaug Office Park, Building 2, Unit 108, Southbury, CT 06488 Felicia Feng Zhang, MA, MM
November 18, 2018 The Conservatory of Performing Arts, 2372 Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064 Martin Glicklich, D.M.A.
November 18, 2018 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Musical School, Dumskaya St. 3, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 191186 Irina Fedoseeva, MM
November 18, 2018 Semenyako Music School of Arts № 1, Kirova 40, Grodno, Belarus Olga Korevo, MM
November 18, 2018 Steinway & Sons Warsaw, Ordynacka St. 10/12, 00-358 Warsaw, Poland Lizaveta Kareva, MM
November 25, 2018 Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, 368 Terminal Ave., Vancouver BC, V6A 3W9 Denis Khvatov, BMus, MMus
November 26, 2018 Cecilia & Kevin Music Studio, 6631 Elmbridge Way #140, Richmond BC, V7C 4N1 Denis Khvatov, BMus, MMus
December 2, 2018 University of Victoria School of Music, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, Oak Bay, BC V8P 5C2, Canada Denis Khvatov, BMus, MMus
December 2, 2018 Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104 Mila Filatova, MM
December 9, 2018 All Talent Academy, 17 Livingston Place, Greenwich, CT 06830 Felicia Feng Zhang, MA, MM

Applications for the live auditions must be submitted by October 27, 2018. Late applications are accepted until November 2, 2018 with a $35 late fee. While in-person auditions are highly encouraged, applicants who are unable to attend a live audition have the option to audition via video and may send their video recordings in any medium by regular mail or submit their YouTube or other video sharing sites links to the video recordings to Elite Music Competition Corp. through our website by December 1, 2018. Late applications for an audition via video are accepted until December 8, 2018 with a $35 late fee. Edited video recordings (video shots that have been manipulated and rearranged in order to create a new work) are not accepted. Your application for the audition, either online or in-person, must be accompanied by a non-refundable audition fee in the amount of $80.*

In order to apply for participation in the audition for the Winners Recitals, please fill out the Application Form and either:

  • Submit the completed application form online and pay the required application fee via PayPal; OR
  • Submit the completed application form online, receive a confirmation email from us for your submission, and mail a copy of the confirmation along with your personal check, or certified check, or money order in the amount of $80 to Elite Music Competition Corp. Please do not use certified mail. Your personal check, or certified check, or money order must be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank, and made payable to Elite Music Competition Corp.

Once we receive the application information along with the payments from the applicants, an audition schedule with specific details and instructions, including the audition center location and audition time, will be emailed out to all the applicants, at the email address provided by them in their application forms, no later than 5 days prior to the scheduled in-person audition. A blank evaluation form will be attached to the email. Please fill out the section of the evaluation form named to be filled out by the applicant with some general information, such as, applicant's full name, age, teacher’s code (if any), and the piece to be performed and bring it with you along with your music score to the audition.

Applicants must perform one composition from the Baroque, or Classical, or Romantic, or Contemporary periods from standard repertoire under 6 minutes. One movement of Sonatina, or Sonata, or Concerto is considered as one piece. Arrangements, simplified or modified editions, popular music, or non-classical music are not accepted. Repeats are not allowed.

All repertoire must be performed from memory and the participants may not change the chosen repertoire once the application has been submitted.

The judges retain the right to stop a performance at their solo discretion at any time during the performance or if the contestant exceeds the allotted time.

The score given by the judges is final and will become available to either the contestants or to their respective teachers within 10 days after the audition date.

The competition is divided into the following age categories:

  • Elementary: 6-8 years old
  • Intermediate: 9-12 years old
  • Senior: 13 years and older

Participants must be of qualifying age as of October 27, 2018 for the upcoming competition.

Multiple winners will be chosen in each age category.

*Application fee and some audition terms may vary outside of the U.S.