Second Round - Recitals.


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 recital date from the list below. 


Online Recitals

May 9, 2021
May 15, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 23, 2021
May 29, 2021
June 12, 2021
June 13, 2021
June 19, 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.
   A recital fee includes administrative, diploma, and shipping costs.
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.
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 one week 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Applications with missing videos will be considered withdrawn.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:
1) You do not need to introduce yourself or your repertoire, we will post your repertoire, name, age, and location into the video. 
2) Please bow after you finish playing. 
3) If you make the video with a phone or tablet, please make sure the aspect ratio is horizontal and not vertical.
4) All contestants must wear formal attire for recordings.

In person Winners Recital at the  Alger House of The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 2nd of 2021

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.
The registration is closed as the recital has reached capacity.


We accept debit and credit card payments via PayPal.
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. 
All scheduled recitals at Carnegie Hall are canceled as the venue remains closed for 2021 spring and summer.


Please be advised:
  • The deadline for recital registration is 10 days before the recital date. 
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • All recital registrations are final; no rescheduling requests will be processed. 
  • 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 - participants must perform compositions requiring accompaniment with accompaniment. 
    If you need an accompanist, we can give recommendations; and you can make arrangements with them directly. You may use pre-recorded accompaniment for the online recital. 
  • The competition consists of two rounds - Auditions and Winners Recitals. Students who do not participate in the Second Round are considered withdrawn from the competition and do not receive a Winner's Certificate. 



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