CAI Virtuoso Competition III 2018
Application coming soon
Deadline: Monday, May 7 2018
“I applaud the founders of Concert Artists International for recognizing and filling a need for more
programs and opportunities for young musicians to develop their talents. As a parent of two student
violinists, I have worked with CAI leadership and know they bring a wealth of knowledge and
experience to this endeavor. We need to nurture and grow the next generation of classical performers,
their supporters, and audiences, and the CAI approach will surely accomplish this mission.”
Neal A. Naito
Board Member, International Chamber Orchestra of Washington
“Congratulations on a fantastic concert. I’m so glad my son participated, and he is happy to have
done it as well. It was truly a fantastic afternoon of music.”
Dr. Rita Roy, M.D.
Parent of a “Violin Virtuosos” Participant (Virginia)
“CAI is a wonderful combination of artistry and education.
The organizers are very professional, efficient and highly organized.”
C.P.A. and avid clarinetist (Florida)
“Concert Artists International offers fantastic opportunities for talented musicians around the world to
perform in the best concert halls in the world.
I would highly recommend it to all of my students”
Sang Wook Ko
Music Director, Saint Thomas Catholic Center (Los Angeles, CA)
“CAI was a unique experience and a different approach to music competitions. I thought it was a
wonderful experience and would recommend it to any aspiring musicians.”
“As the parent of a student who competed in the event, ‘Violin Virtuosos’ presented in 2016 by
Concert Artists International, I can attest to the high level of professionalism exhibited by the
organizers who are themselves musicians and teachers of the highest standards. It was clear that the
young musicians enjoyed the event and were proud to showcase their musical talents.”
Walter Kruppa, Ph.D.
Research Engineer, ret. (Virginia)
“The creation of Concert Artists International (CAI) is an important development in the classical music
world. Through its sponsorship of competitions, masterclasses, and performance opportunities in
some of the most prestigious and acoustically satisfying venues in the world, CAI provides unique
opportunities for emerging and established musicians. CAI is managed for musicians by musicians of
the highest caliber. I fully expect sensational outcomes for all involved.”
Albert Hunt, DMA (Juilliard)
Clarinet Performer/Teacher (McLean, VA)
“I attended a CAI winners performance, and it was thrilling from beginning to end to hear these young
artists perform with a professional orchestra. The quality of the performances was exceptional, and
the entire evening was memorable and professional in every detail. There is no question that CAI
represents and encourages high standards of excellence.”
Singer and Audience Participant (Virginia)
“CAI provided a rare opportunity for me and my son to perform with professional musicians.
It was a truly memorable experience. CAI is paving the way for classical musicians to
share their talent with the world.”
Smiley and Adam Hsu
Avid classical violinists (Bethesda, MD)
“As someone who has performed on famous opera stages all over the world,
I can attest to the importance of having world class performance experiences.
Concert Artists International makes this possible for gifted and dedicated musicians. Bravo!”
Protégé of Renata Scotta
I am so thankful I had the opportunity to perform with CAI.
The experience I had with these professional musicians was truly magical. Working with the conductor and the musicians enabled me to fully understand what it’s like to work on a professional level. I will always remember this unique opportunity
and all the things I learned, and I will carry it on with me in my musical career.”
“CAI fills a neglected niche in the music scene that has long been deserving of more attention.
Their fresh approach to music competitions creates a new paradigm in
our youth’s musical development.”
William C. Marlowe
Chairman, Founder and Artistic Director
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington
“What makes Concert Artists International unique and special is the professionalism, integrity,
dedication and high standards of its organizers.
They are musicians and teachers of the highest caliber and really understand how to nurture and showcase a student’s’ talent in the best possible way.”
Vanita Hall Jones
Professor of Flute, Catholic University of America
Ensemble Director, Julius Baker International Master Class (1982-2012)