In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, AADGT  has rescheduled the concert from June 14, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020.

While we are very saddened and disappointed by the current situation, your safety and public safety are the number one priority.

We appreciate all the hard work that all the kids, parents and teachers have been doing to prepare for the concert.

The 20th AADGT International Young Musicians Festival

“Passion of Music 2020”

Winners’ Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
November 29, 2020

AADGT FESTIVAL “PASSION OF MUSIC 2020” 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 19 or June 14, 2020.
3rd PRIZE WINNERS  will be invited to participate in a concert in New York area (the date and a venue will be informed later)
THE CONCERTS’ PERFORMERS will receive medals and certificates.
AADGT SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded  to participate 
* in  International Academy of Music, Italy: for violists (one $1000 scholarship ), violinists (one $300 scholarship),  and pianists ( three $300 scholarships)

*to Burgos International Music Festival, Spain: for violists (one $1000 scholarship ), violinists (one $500 scholarship), cellists (one $600 scholarship ),  and pianists ( five $300 scholarships)


The application must contain the following:
A) Registration Form
Ensembles’ members need to submit a registration form individually.

B) YouTube recording

C) Registration Fee

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

Applicants will be notified the result via email  no later than February 10, 2020.


YouTube auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles 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 ( in rare cases can  be mailed as a DVD).

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.

VIDEO RECORDS (Submission Quality Guidelines)
• YouTube recording should be fair representations of the Applicant’s abilities.
• The recordings are not required to be of professional quality. 
• All applicants must perform from memory (except Ensemble) and no repeat
• The recording must be clearly labeled with your name.
• The recording must be free of background noise and distortion.

All fees are not refundable

Recital Participation Fee
Deadline: February 17, 2020

Performance time 4 minutes or less: $280
Performance time more 4 minutes: $280+$85 for each additional minute
Performance time 4 minutes or less: $280
Performance time more 4 minutes: $280+$85 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.
b) A cover letter with the Applicant’s Name, e-mail address and the date on-line application was submitted.

Mailing Address
8 Brookwood Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804