All the contestants, who have successfully passed the audition and performed at the Winners Recitals, are awarded Certificates of Achievement based on the judges’ evaluations and the contestants’ performance taking into account the following criteria: interpretation (style, musical form, phrasing, intonation, articulation, rhythmic accuracy, tempo, dynamic control, balance, and pedaling), musical achievements (memorization, tone-facility, expression), as well as the participants’ age, and the complexity of the musical selection.

  • Cash Prizes: Grand Prize, First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize
  • Golden Star Award Trophy
  • Performance with Symphony Orchestra*

Students who have been qualified and have performed at the Elite International Music Competition Winners Recital at Carnegie Hall for 5 (five) consecutive years or more or at another music competition Winners Recitals held at Carnegie Hall over that period of time, are eligible to receive a Letter of Recommendation to be used for college applications.

Elite Music Competition reserves the exclusive right to award cash prizes at its sole discretion.

*Subject to availability and some restrictions apply. The first place winners are encouraged to audition to perform with Symphony Orchestra and are eligible to receive a discount of 50% off the standard audition application fee.