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Laureate Gala
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Monday, April 1, 2024, at 7:00pm EST

Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Ensembles & Composers
From Around the World
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Mike Raposo, Flute

Matt Lepek, Oboe
John DiSanto, Bassoon

Christopher Koelzer, Piano

Kate Shin, Piano
Grace Cho, Piano
Donna Lee, Mezzo-Soprano & Piano
Kenneth Zhang, Violin
Vintine Anrich, Violin
James Greening-Valenzu
ela, Piano
Marin Vitas, Countertenor
Ante Božić-Kudrić, Piano
Giampiero Bugliarello, Piano

Jacques-Pierre Malan, Cello
Daniel Espen, Piano
Glen Carter-Varney, Piano

Elisabeth Möst, Flute
Alisa Sadikova, Harp
Patricio Cadena Perez, Guitar
Laura McCormick, Piano


Boston String Academy

The Lehner Quartet

Bernard Vallandingham, violin

Adina Vallandingham, violin

Erika Gray, viola

Igor Zubkovsky, cello

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Dates and Deadlines
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Bernard Vallandingham, 

Leopold Brauneiss,

Michael Chang,

Ante Božić-Kudrić, 

Daniel Espen,

Giampiero Bugliarello,

Glen Carter-Varney,

Anne de Boysson,

Peter Dickson Lopez,

Noam Faingold, 

William Toutant

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Gala Laureates


April 2 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

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Laureate Gala! OUR STORY

Laureates' Journey to Performance in New York City at

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

the world renowned producer of classical music radio programs