Due to the current COVID-19 situation in New York City, we have had to make the difficult decision of postponing the competition to a later date (TBA). Please check back for updates!

Please meet this year's finalists!

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Gaeun Kim

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Johannes Gray

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Ayoun Alexandra Kim

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Caterina Isaia

We would also like to congratulate: Sydney Lee, Angel Miguel Hernández, Dorottya Standi, and Hayk Sukiasyan for being in the top eight.

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About Getting To Carnegie 

Almost eight years ago, Steinway Artist Julian Gargiulo decided to try an experiment: he invited musicians from top International Conservatories worldwide to compete for a place on stage with him at Carnegie Hall. His invitation was open to all students. The rules of the game were simple: all contestants would record and send a video of themselves performing. The four chosen finalists would join him on stage and each perform a movement of his newly composed work. The audience would vote live for the winner, and the winner, aside from performing at Carnegie Hall, would travel with Julian and a team of internationally acclaimed musicians to perform at the Water Island Music Festival. After the first six years' sold-out events, which were organized by Julian and 2NYC, due to the global pandemic, last year's final round was generously sponsored by the Alphadyne Foundation and streamed 'live' on The Violin Channel for its over 450,000 member following, making it 'virtually' the largest concert hall in the world.  This year’s event will take place at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall as well as be streamed “live”, once again thanks to the amazing generosity of The Violin Channel.  The finalists will be premiering Julian's newly composed Cello Sonata. Let the games begin!

Julian Gargiulo with Maria Dueñas - Winner of the 7th Getting to Carnegie Competition in 2021 (Violin Edition)