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

Covid-19 update: Carnegie Hall announced that given current social-distancing protocols related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it had made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person events through the 2020–2021 season.

Covid-19 Update: The first and second place winners will be offered to perform live online via Microsoft Teams on the following dates:

  • Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (Daylight saving time begins)
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Registration for the Winners Recitals is now open.

Invitation letters with the audition results and instructions on how to register for and join a live online recital via Microsoft Teams have been sent to the qualified winners.

Winners Recitals earlier announced to be held at Carnegie Hall:

  • Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Covid-19 Update: Cancelled. The recital will be held live online via Microsoft Teams;
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Covid-19 Update: Cancelled. The recitals will be held live online via Microsoft Teams;
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Covid-19 Update: Cancelled. The recitals will be held live online via Microsoft Teams;
  • Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Covid-19 Update: Cancelled. The recitals will be held live online via Microsoft Teams;
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Covid-19 Update: Cancelled. The recitals will be held live online via Microsoft Teams;
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Covid-19 Update: Cancelled. The recital will be held live online via Microsoft Teams;
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Covid-19 Update: Cancelled. The recital will be held live online via Microsoft Teams;

Covid-19 Update: The first and second place winners residing in Canada: the recital previously announced at Loewen Piano House is cancelled. The recital will be held live online via Microsoft Teams.

The deadline for registering for the live online Winners Recitals via Microsoft Teams is January 12, 2021.

Covid-19 Update: Cancelled Winners Recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 10, 2021 and April 17, 2021:

A recital fee according to the fee schedule below must be submitted via PayPal or Zelle® or by regular mail to Elite Music Competition Corporation by the registration deadline:

  • Solo Performances: $249
  • Duet Performances: $329
  • Trio Performances: $369
  • Ensemble of four or more members: $125 per each performer

The recital fee is not refundable and includes four (4) tickets for solo performances, five (5) tickets for duet performances, six (6) tickets for trio performances, eight (8) tickets for ensembles of 4 or more members, and award certification.

The tickets are available for pickup under the performer’s name at the Box Office one (1) hour prior to the beginning of the scheduled recital. Tickets can be purchased at $50 each at the Box Office one (1) hour prior to each event. Additional tickets can be reserved under the performer’s name and must be paid for at regular price by a personal check or money order no later than 5 calendar days prior to the recital by contacting Elite Music Competition Corporation. The reserved tickets are available for pickup at the Box Office one (1) hour prior to the recital. Unpaid reserved tickets will be released for general sale if your payment is not received by Elite Music Competition Corporation 5 calendar days prior to the event.

The Winners Recitals of the third place honors will be held at Caldwell University, New Jersey (Date TBD) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts (Date TBD). The deadline for registering for the Winners Recitals at Caldwell University and MIT is TBD. A recital fee of $140 must be submitted via PayPal or Zelle® or by regular mail.

Participants must perform one composition under six (6) minutes from the Baroque, or Classical, or Romantic, or Contemporary periods from standard repertoire. One movement of Sonatina, 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. Extra performance time of up to one minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with an additional fee of $100 and only with the prior approval of Elite International Music Competition. The participants may not change the chosen repertoire performed at the time of the audition and all repertoire must be performed from memory. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. Elite International Music Competition does not provide piano accompanists.

In order to be eligible to receive award certification, the qualified participants must perform at the Winners Recitals and may not leave the recital until its conclusion unless special arrangements are made with the administration of Elite International Music Competition prior to the recital. The Certificates are granted only to the performing winners after the Winners Recital.

While we understand that you may want to memorialize your visit to Carnegie Hall, the use of photography, sound, or video recording devices in any area of the premises, without the written permission of the management, is prohibited by law. The restriction applies to any area of the premises—including the house, backstage, catering areas, and dressing rooms—at all times, including site visits, rehearsals, performances, etc. Anyone observed using or possessing this equipment may have their equipment confiscated, may be asked to leave the premises, and/or may be liable for costs.

You may request your participant be photographed by a professional photographer approved by the Public Relations office by completing the Photo Order Form and following the instructions printed on the form. Photography services are provided by a third party. All inquiries regarding the photography services should be addressed to the photographer. Elite Music Competition Corporation neither accepts nor processes any orders for photography. All documentation and correspondence regarding the photography services sent to Elite Music Competition Corporation will be returned to the sender without processing.

If you would like your participant be photographed and featured in our marketing and promotional materials including, but not limited to, appearing in the photo gallery on our World Wide Web site, please consider granting your consent by signing the release statement printed on the Registration for the Winners Recital Form.

Covid-19 Update: Live Online Winners Recitals via Microsoft Teams

Formal business attire for the performers is required. The performers or their parents/legal guardians, if the performer is a minor, must be able to connect to a live virtual video recital from their desktop or laptop computers and use a webcam and microphone. The repertoire requirements are the same as those listed above. The live online recital fee is $120.

If you received a confirmation letter from us with your eligibility to participate in the Winners Recitals of the first, second, or third place honors and would like to register, please fill out the Winners Recital Registration Form and either:

  • Submit the completed form online and pay the required recital fee in the amount shown above via PayPal or Zelle® (for individuals with a U.S.-based bank account only); OR
  • Submit the completed 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 shown above 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.

NOTE: In order to send your payment via Zelle® it is critical that our email address info@elitemusiccompetition.org is entered correctly as the recipient. If there is a typo, Elite Music Competition Corp. will not receive your payment. Please ensure that the performer’s name is entered in the Memo Field. Payment will not be processed without the performer’s name. We recommend confirming with your bank or credit union Zelle® availability and that there are no additional fees or transaction limits.