Recitals

Second round: Performance.

First and Second second place winners may register for the the Second round of the competition in Carnegie Hall.

First place winners who achieved the top scores, and demonstrated special achievements and artistry, will be performing in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall by invitation only. 

 
Registration will be re-open for all winners on Saturday, December 23 from 9:00 am EST
 
First, Second & Third Place Winners Recital will be held at …
 

Merkin Hall,  29 West 67 St., Manhattan, New York, NY 10023:

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11:00 am
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 3:00 pm

Harvard University,John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at Harvard University, 3 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA,

  • May 18, 2024, 11:00 am
  • May 19, 2024, 11:00 am

Rockport Performance Art Center, Rockport, located at 37 Main Street Rockport, MA 01966

  • May 5, 2024, 2:00 pm

Aga Khan Museum concert hall, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1.

  • Saturday June 1, 2024, 11:00 am
  • Saturday June 1, 2024, 2:00 pm

The German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

  • Sunday, March 3, 2024, 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 3, 2024, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 3, 2024, 4:00 pm

Alger house of the War Memorial, Alger house of the War Memorial 32 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2024, 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024, 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024, 3:00 pm

Free admission     

Crescendo TV channel concerts

  • April 14, 2024. Registration deadline: March 31, 2024)

 

Repertoire requirements

Contestants must select one composition from the following musical periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary. Performance length is strictly limited to 6 minutes. For more information click here General Information

At the Second Round of competition participants are required to play the SAME piece that they performed earlier at the First round. Changing repertoire is not permitted.

Spaces are limited. A recital will be closed once capacity is reached.

All contestants must wear formal attire.
Recitals fees
A Solo recital fee is $325 USD;
A Duet recital fee is $180 USD per member;
A Trio recital fee is $160 USD per member;
A recital fee of $150 USD per participant will be assessed for an ensemble of four and more musicians.
Tickets are not included.  For tickets reservation text to 732.539.4634 performer’s name, Identifier number, date and time of recital, number of tickets you want to reserve. Booking will be closed 7 days prior to the recital date.
 
A Solo recital fee is $675 USD;
A Duet recital fee is $360 USD per member;
A Trio recital fee is $320 USD per member;
A recital fee of $300 USD per participant will be assessed for an ensemble of four and more musicians.
Tickets are not included. For tickets reservation text to 732.539.4634 performer’s name, date and time of recital, number of tickets you want to reserve. Booking will be closed 5 days prior to the recital date.
 
A Solo recital fee is $280 USD;
A Duet recital fee is $160 USD per member;
A recital fee of $120 USD per participant will be assessed for an ensemble of four and more musicians.
 
A Solo recital fee is $280 USD;
A Duet recital fee is $140 USD per member;
A recital fee of $125 USD per participant will be assessed for an ensemble of three and more musicians.
Free admission.
 

Recital Fees for Weill Recital and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall includes: venue, stage crew Carnegie Hall personnel labor, security, ushers, audio system, preparation and publishing of legal Playbill*, protocol, backstage crew, insurance, winner’s Certificate with holder.

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

A Solo recital fee is $280 USD;
A Duet recital fee is $160 USD per member;
A Trio recital fee is $100 USD per member.
Tickets are not included.
 

A Solo recital fee is $215 USD; Duets, Trios and chamber groups $95 per artist.

Free admission.

For more information please contact Mr. Dizhou Zhao [email protected]

A Solo recital fee is $215 USD; Duets, trios and chamber groups $110 USD per artist.

Free admission.

  • Crescendo TV channel

$150 per solo or ensemble

  • The German Society of Pennsylvania

$195 for solo. $25 for each additional entry (e.q.duets, trios, chamber group). Recital Fee includes 4 complimentary tickets for family members.

For more information please contact Ms. Olga Bondarchuk-Huque [email protected]

How to submit payments

  • To make payment via PayPal login in to your account and make payment to [email protected].
  • Checks or money orders should be mailed to:     Crescendo International Competitions, Inc., 9 North Main Street, Suite 4, Marlboro, New Jersey 07746.
Unpaid recital applications and ticket reservations will be canceled in 5 days.
 
 

How to get to Carnegie Hall?

1.“Practice, practice, practice”

2 Performing artists arrive 30-45 min prior to the curtain time for check-in at the backstage entrance located on 161 West 56th Street, New York, New York 10019. To minimize traffic at the backstage entrance, we kindly ask only one adult accompany young performers to security office.

3. Crescendo competition staff members escort artists to the back stage for brief practice at the backstage practice rooms.

4, Please be advised that …

a. Participants allowed to perform only one composition during the Winner’s Recital. (eg.  one movement of Sonata, Sonatina, or Concerto, one selection from Partita, Suite, or any ordered set of pieces are considered as one piece).
b. Performance duration is strictly limited to 6 minutes. Repeat signs and “Primo volta” (first endings) should not be performed. If the duration of the performance exceeds the allotted time limit of 6 min, student will be disqualified and suspended from receiving certificate.
c. Compositions must be performed from memory.
d.Certificates and prizes will be distributed at the conclusion of the recital and will not be sent by mail.
e. Scoring/placement awarded during the first round of the competition may be subject to changed (improvement/remediation) during the second round, pending performance quality. Decisions on monetary rewards are based on accumulated audition score, composition complexity and contestant’s artistic maturity. Rewards might be suspended due to poor performance.
 
5. All ticket holders use main entrance to Weill Recital Hall / Zankel Hall located at 57th Street.
 
6. Guests and family members may purchase tickets at the Weill Recital Hall / Zankel Hall’s BOX office.
 
7. Previously made ticket reservations will be available at the Box office under performer’s name. Please note, that availability of tickets is limited.
 
8. At the end of recital parents meet their children at the Weill Recital Hall / Zankel Hall lobby.
 
9. Please note that the taking of photographs, audio recordings and video recordings is strictly prohibited at all times in the Carnegie Hall.
 
10. Carnegie Health protocol updates (01.11.2023): Proof of vaccination and testing is no longer necessary.  Masking is encouraged but optional in both the front of house and back of house locations.
 
11. Recital participants are responsible for the recital fees. All fees are non-refundable.
 
12. Please note that Recital  won’t be rescheduled to another date and recital fee won’t be credited in any circumstances.
 
 
 
How to get to Merkin Hall?
 
1. Performing artists arrive 30-45 min prior to the curtain time for check-in at entrance located on Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023.
 
2. Crescendo competition staff members escort artists to the back stage.
 
3. Please be advised that …
     a. Participants may only perform one composition during the Winner’s Recital. (eg.  one movement of Sonata, Sonatina, or Concerto, one selection from Partita, Suite, or any ordered set of pieces are considered as one piece).
     b. Performance duration is strictly limited to 6 minutes. Repeat signs and “Primo volta” (first endings) should not be performed. If the duration of the performance exceeds the allotted time limit of 6 min, student will be disqualified and suspended from receiving certificate.
     c. Compositions must be performed from memory.
     d. Certificates and prizes will be distributed at the conclusion of the recital and will not be sent by mail
     e. Scoring/placement awarded during the first round of the competition may be subject to changed (improvement/remediation) during the second round, pending performance quality. Decisions on monetary rewards are based on accumulated audition score, composition complexity and contestant’s artistic maturity. Rewards might be suspended due to poor performance.
 
4. Guests and family members may purchase tickets at the Merkin Hall’s BOX office.
 
5. Previously made ticket reservations will be available at the Box office under performer’s name. Please note, that availability of tickets is limited.
 
6. At the conclusion of the recital parents meet their children at the Merkin Hall lobby.
 
7. Photography, audio recordings and video recordings is permitted. PLEASE, DO NOT USE FLASH.
 
8. Proof of vaccination and testing is no longer necessary. Masking is encouraged but optional in both the front of house and back of house locations.
 
9. Recital participants are responsible for the recital fees. All fees are non-refundable.
 
10. Please note that Recital  won’t be rescheduled to another date and recital fee won’t be credited in any circumstances.
 
Attention High School Students:

Crescendo Competitions is a  non-profit non-commercial organization that operates exclusively for educational purposes.
Students who have participated in Crescendo International Competition for five (5) years may qualify for a Letter of Recommendation for College/ University.
Letters of Recommendation from Crescendo International Competition are accepted at all Colleges and Universities across the USA.