Recitals

Second round: Performance.

Participants who achieved First, Second or Third place score at the auditions are eligible to participate in the Second Round of the competition. They may choose one online or in-person recital date from the list below.

 

All scheduled recitals at Carnegie Hall are canceled as the venue remains closed for the winter of 2021.

Second Round Recitals for Crescendo International Competition 2020-21 will be held online on the following dates:

January 16, 2021
January 23, 2021
February 13, 2021
February 21, 2021
February 27, 2021
February 28, 2021
March 6, 2021
March 7, 2021
March 13, 2021
March 14, 2021
 
The last online recital of the Second Round will be held on April 10, 2021.  Deadline to register is April 3rd.
 
 
The deadline to register for the recital is 10 days prior to the recital date. 
Spaces are limited. A recital will be closed once capacity is reached. 
 
The recitals will be streamed online as a compilation of prerecorded student performances.
After the premiere, a recital will be available on the Crescendo Competitions YouTube channel for 24 hours, then the video will be deleted.
Family and friends are encouraged to enjoy the performances and can be invited to follow a YouTube link. 

We understand the importance of experience and the excitement of a live concert, but also believe virtual performances provide a great opportunity to adapt during changing times.
 
Those who participate in the online recitals will have an opportunity to perform as a guest at the Crescendo Competitions Recitals at Carnegie Hall, until the end of the year 2023.
 
This year we are encouraging the students to learn a new composition for the Second Round of the competition.
 
Participants can perform the same composition in both rounds if they wish. We recommend making a new recording for a recital.
However, if it's too complicated or impossible you may use the same video you submitted for the auditions. 
 
The videos should be uploaded to our DropBox folder (click on the text) no later than 7 days prior to the recital date. 
Please rename the video file with the performer's name, the composition name and the composer's name. 
Applications with missing videos will be considered withdrawn. Video links will not be accepted for the second round. 
 
The video needs to be recorded in horizontal format with no background noise. 
 
All contestants must wear formal attire for recordings.
 
A Solo recital fee is $150;
A Duet recital fee is $160;
A Trio recital fee is $180;
A recital fee of $200 USD will be assessed for an ensemble of four and more musicians.
 
   A recital fee includes administrative, diploma, and shipping costs.
 
 

Announcing the first Winners Recital to be held at

Glen Gould Studio in Toronto Canada!

Due to the current COVID situation and travel restrictions, Crescendo International Competition is excited to be hosting Winners Recital for all Canadian winners at the prestigious Glenn Gould Studio on 250 Front Street West in Toronto on Saturday March 13th June 26of 2021.   

Concert will be in person for all performers, and live streamed for all audiences. 

A Solo recital fee is $150;
A Duet recital fee is $160;
A Trio recital fee is $180;
A recital fee of $200 USD will be assessed for an ensemble of four and more musicians.
 
Recital regiatration will be open on January 15th, 2021. 

The registration deadline is March 13st, 2021. 

 
 

Announcing the first Winners Recital to be held at the

Alger House of The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan!

Due to the current COVID situation, Crescendo International Competition is excited to be hosting in person Winners Recital for all winners (both Crescendo & Little Mozart competition) at the beautiful St. Clair lakefront lawn of the historic 1910 Alger House of The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on Sunday May the 2nd of 2021.  

 

A Solo recital fee is $150;
A Duet recital fee is $160;
A Trio recital fee is $180;
A recital fee of $200 USD will be assessed for an ensemble of four and more musicians.
 

Recital registration will be open on February 1st, 2021. 

The registration deadline is April 4th, 2021. 

 

We accept debit and credit cards payments via PayPall.
All checks should be sent to the competition headquarters:
 
Crescendo International Competitions, Inc.
9 North Main Street, Suite 4, 
Marlboro, New Jersey 07746
 
Unpaid recital applications will be canceled in 5 days. 

Please be advised:

  • At the Winners' recital the participant performs ONE piece. Ex. one movement of Sonata/Sonatina; one selection from Partita, Suite, or any ordered set of pieces.
  • For the Second Round - Winners Recitals, all compositions requiring an accompaniment must be performed with accompaniment, a pre-recorded track is acceptable.
  • Recital participants are responsible for the recital fees. All fees are non-refundable.
  • At the First Round (auditions) the participants are qualified for First, Second, Third place or Honorable mention. Performance in the Second Round can confirm or change the results received in the First Round.

  • Students who do not participate in the Second Round are considered withdrawn from the competition and do not receive a Winner's Certificate.
  • Guest performers receive a "guest performer" Crescendo diploma for participating in a Crescendo Winners Recital.
  • Registration for the Winners' recital will be closed 10 days prior to the recital. No payments will be accepted after that date.
  • Certificates or Prizes will be sent via mail. 
  • Spaces are limited. Performers are registered on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Winners of Crescendo International Competition 2020-2021 are eligible to participate in Cerscendo Student Exchange Program 2021 that is planned to be held in Japan and Italy.

 

 
Attention high school students:
Crescendo Competitions is a  non-profit  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
many Colleges and Universities across the USA.