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:

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday (Presidents' Day), February 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 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 9:30 a.m. and 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 deadline for registering for the January 22, 2019 Winners Recitals is December 22, 2018. The deadline for registering for all other recitals is January 15, 2019. A recital fee of $249 for solo performances, $309 for duets, or $369 for trio performances must be submitted via PayPal or by regular mail to Elite Music Competition Corporation. The recital fee is not refundable and includes four (4) tickets and the award certification.

The qualified winners may choose a recital date/time according to the schedule above and based upon their audition score and availability. If your preferred recital date/time is not available please contact the main office and we will do our best to accommodate your preference.

The Winners Recitals of the third place honors will be held at: Palace of the Students of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on November 20, 2018 (third place winners residing in Russia), Caldwell University, New Jersey, on March 31, 2019, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, on May 26, 2019. The deadline for registering for the Winners Recitals at Caldwell University and MIT is January 10, 2019. A recital fee of $140 must be submitted via PayPal or by regular mail.

Participants must perform one composition under six (6) minutes from the Baroque, Classical, 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 accompanist.

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.

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
  • 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.