Concert Artists International

Opening the doors of extraordinary performance experiences.


Our Mission

At Concert Artists International (CAI), we believe in opening the doors of extraordinary performance experiences to musicians of all ages and backgrounds. Our commitment transcends conventional barriers, offering world-class opportunities to a broad spectrum of aspiring talents. Our standards are high, but our vision is inclusive, aiming to elevate and showcase musicians on some of the world's most prestigious stages.

The Ultimate Performance Experience

Our goal is simple yet ambitious: to provide each musician with an unparalleled performance journey. This encompasses everything from appearances in renowned concert halls to the creation of professionally designed posters, awards, and program booklets. We strive to make every performer feel like a world-class artist, deserving of the spotlight and accolades.

Beyond Competitions: Nurturing Artistry and Careers

We extend our support beyond competitions. Recognizing the multifaceted needs of musicians, we host master classes and offer career counseling. Our recent initiatives include vocal master classes with esteemed singers and educators like Rick Christman and Ruth Falcon at New York's National Opera Center. These experiences are crafted to mold students into well-rounded artists.

From Competitors to Creators

Founded by a team of professional musicians and dedicated educators, CAI is rooted in real-world experiences. We've been competitors and jurors, navigated the pressures and triumphs of musical contests, and guided countless students through these challenges. Our insights, both positive and negative, fuel our mission to provide enriching artistic and educational experiences.

Redefining Competitions: A Platform for Success

We believe in the transformative power of well-conceived competitions. Our events are not just contests; they are stepping stones to artistic fulfillment:

  • Performance opportunities in prestigious venues worldwide.

  • Invaluable feedback from respected musicians.

  • A nurturing environment that fosters continuous artistic growth.

  • A pathway to realizing your artistic dreams.

A Must-Watch

A global platform dedicated to creating world-class performance opportunities for deserving musicians of all ages and nationalities.

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Winners Package

  • Professional performance presentation in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

  • Dress rehearsal/sound check time in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (optional but recommended) 

  • Set of digital photos taken by a professional photographer (emailed to each participant)

  • Your name and photo appearing on a professionally designed poster displayed at Carnegie Hall

  • Your name, photo, and instrument/voice type appearing on the Carnegie Hall website

  • Professionally designed program booklet with each performer's biography and photo

  • Award certificate (Carnegie Hall Performer's Certificate)

  • Official letter stating that you performed at Carnegie Hall

  • Award Plaque (CAI Winner, Carnegie Hall)

  • T-shirt (especially designed for the Carnegie Hall performers)

  • Teacher’s appreciation certificate

  • Up to two complimentary tickets

  • Judge's comments

  • Recommendation letter for college, scholarships, summer programs, etc. (by request only)

  • Opportunity to defer your Carnegie Hall performance for a year without having to re-apply (Grand, First, Second, and Third Prize winners only)

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