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Laureate Gala at Weill Carnegie Hall
June 20, 2023, at 7:00pm EST

Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Ensembles & Composers
From Around the World
Concertos and Arias with
New York Chamber Players Orchestra
Giacomo Franci, conductor
Tickets on sale starting March 20 at Carnegie Hall box office and online HERE
Special "Meet the Artists" Tickets HERE
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Vogler, Haydn, W.A. Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Glazunov

Lutao Guo, piano

Amelia Xu, piano

Doron Hazan, saxophone

Aria Zhao, piano

Uno Yanagi, piano

Louisa Marie Cordes, violin

Ben Batalla, piano

Rubén Ángel Russo Guitiérrez, piano

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Vincent Yang, piano

Michael Kim, violin

Catalina Wert, guitar

Sophia Zhang, piano

Yung-Hsuan LEE, voice

Sonya Wert, guitar

Adriana Zarzu, soprano

Marie-Claire Giraud, soprano

Ting-YuLiu, piano

Elinor Dixon, flute

Dates and Deadlines
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Aria Cheregosha &Lauren Spaulding, Viola Duo

Teresa Laiz Monsalve & Marta Casas Vázquez, Soprano and Castanets Duo

Nayoung Kim & Nayoung Lee, Violine & Cello Duo



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What a night this will be to remember! 

You can sit right next to performers!

These seats are directly next to the winning performers, who sit in the audience awaiting their turn to shine on stage!

Get your special "MEET the ARTISTS" seats HERE

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Gala Laureates


JUNE 19 in New York City

Steve Robinson is an American radio manager, producer and executive producer. He has held senior management positions with numerous American radio stations, including WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network/Chicago, WBUR/Boston, WGBH/Boston, WCRB/Boston, KPFA/Berkeley, WBGO/Newark, Vermont Public Radio and Nebraska Public Radio Network.ork. Robinson served as general manager of the statewide Nebraska Public Radio Network (1990-2000) and WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network from 2000 until October 2016.

A 50-year radio veteran, he has produced programs ranging from classical music documentaries to public affairs programs and has directed over 100 on-air pledge drives.

In 1984, he co-founded AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, a service organization to assist independent radio producers in the United States. Robinson wrote AIR’s first two successful grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Steve Robinson, Host
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"It is very important to have the audience participate in this competition! It engages the listener and encourages our  wonderfully talented contestants.

I am delighted to co-found the James Adler Audience Favorite Award  for the Sound Espressivo Global Music Competition. Sit back, listen, enjoy -- and please vote!"

~James Adler, Pianist and Composer

Photo: Frank Gimpaya

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Artists from Around the World

Sample Compositions from All Periods of Classical Music

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Kaleidoscope of Genres, Instruments, Ensembles

Age is Not a Limitation of  Artistry! Performers are

Aged 7-80

Age Groups snd Categories
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iClassical Academy


iClassical Academy provides Recognition Awards

to Winners and Participants of Carnegie Gala Auditions

We believe that anyone, at any time, should have access to the wonderfully beautiful world of music

Our mission is to provide new generations of musicians, from any part of the world, the possibility to improve their skills and enjoy a wide audience

iClassical Academy is based in Switzerland

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iClassical Awards
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Judges provide immediate on-air feedback to participants during the Live Audition stage.

To learn more about the Judges, and to see their bios click here

Laureate Gala! OUR STORY

Laureates' Journey to Performance in New York City at

Carnegie Hall 

the world renowned producer of classical music radio programs