Augusta McKay Lodge - CAI ™ Featured Artist
Chris Norman & David Greenberg Duo
Antranik "Anto" Malkastian
“Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity.
It was truly a once in a lifetime experience because of this opportunity to listen to the abundant amount of talented musicians performing and also the opportunity to make great friends!
I wanted to thank you for a great start to my musical career…”
Anna Cheng, pianist Junior Artist)
CAI Virtuoso Competition II Winner (Maryland, USA)
“This competition was an incredibly valuable growing and learning experience.
The judges’ comments, shared with each competitor, are helpful and instructive, the staff is so friendly, and the competition is so well-organized.
It is amazing to get to work with and listen to so many talented musicians!”
Alyssa Schwartz, flutist (Professional Artist)
CAI Virtuoso Competition II Winner (West Virginia, USA)
“This is the agency for musical artists – offering master classes, contact with other musicians,
arrangements for competitions and when ready, access to prestigious performance venues.”
Norman Holly, International Development Economist, ret. (Maryland, USA)
“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.”
Yanglan Xu, Violinist
Soloist, CAI Violin Virtuosos Concerto Concert (Virginia, USA)
“The creation of Concert Artists International (CAI) is an important development in the classical music
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 (Virginia, USA)
“It is our honor to be part of your event.”
Pui Yee Pearl Chan, Harpist
CAI Young Artist I Winner, 2017 (Hong Kong)
“The CAI experience was unique and one of a kind.
It made me perform at my highest levels and created meaningful friendships.
To perform at Carnegie Hall and Strathmore Mansion was a memorable experience that I will never forget.
Leena Shin, Cellist
CAI Virtuoso and Maestro Competitions Winner (Maryland, USA)
“Our daughter Nana had a wonderful, treasured experience playing in the winners’ concert at Carnegie Hall.
That experience gave her confidence and strong aspiration to become a professional player.
We truly thank CAI for creating such opportunity for impacting the minds of young artists.”
Hiromi and Hiroyuki
Parents of a CAI Young Artist II Winner (violin), 2017 (Maryland, USA)
“Having a chance to perform at Concert Artists International was an amazing experience.
Given that this was my first big competition, it definitely made a huge impact on me.
this is a performance I will always be grateful for.”
Denise Yan, Pianist
CAI Virtuoso and Maestro Competitions Winner, 2017 (Maryland, USA)
“I cannot thank CAI enough for giving me an opportunity to learn from a wonderful master teacher
and also giving me the honor of performing on one of the most prestigious stages in the world.”
Janggon Kim, Tenor
CAI Professional Artist Winner and Masterclass Participant, 2017 (New York, USA)
“How thrilling to see my students and other young artists performing on the stage of Carnegie Hall!
My deepest gratitude to CAI for giving these young, aspiring artists
an amazing opportunity to learn from the best and to perform on a world-class stage!”
Jung-Ae Lee, Acclaimed International Soprano and Professor (Seoul, Korea)
“Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.
Abigail had an amazing experience she will cherish her whole life!
she is now even more inspired to do greater things with her music.”
Parent of a CAI Junior Artist Winner (Piano), 2017 (Maryland, USA)
“Participating in the CAI masterclasses,I was so grateful to study with 2 famous voice professors,
and I learned various vocal skills, which were invaluable.
In addition, I was also very pleased to be able to sing at Carnegie Hall, as a winner of the CAI Strings, Voice, Piano Competition.
I really want to recommend CAI to my friends and colleagues ”
Sarah Kim, Mezzo-Soprano
CAI Professional Artist Winner and Masterclass Participant, 2017 ( New York, USA)