Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Victor Elmaleh Competition!

Click below to check out these amazing musicians!

CAG/YCAT Grand Prize Winners


Ambassador Prize Winners


A special thanks to this year’s finals jury:

Abhijit Sengupta
Director, Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall

Avi Avital
Grammy-nominated Mandolinist

Cristina Rocca
Vice President, Artistic Planning, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jenny Bilfield
President and CEO, Washington Performing Arts

Jessie Montgomery
Composer and Violinist

Leila Getz
Artistic Director and Founder, Vancouver Recital Society

Nicholas Phan
Grammy-nominated Tenor


Tanya Bannister
President, CAG

Chris Williams
Senior Vice President, Artist Management and Partnerships, CAG

Tim Mar
Vice President, Artist Management and Innovation, CAG

Alasdair Tait
Chief Executive and Artistic Director, YCAT

Also a huge thank you to our Artistic Advisors

Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, Hanna Arie-Gaifman, Daniel Bard, Alessio Bax, Chad Burrow, Lucille Chung, Nicholas DiEugenio, Guy Eshed, Eduardo Leandro, Pedja Muzijevic, Julian Pellicano, Melissa Reardon, Dominic Salerni, Randall Scarlata, Amy Schroeder, David Skidmore, Kerry Smith, Camille Thomas, Wei-Yi Yang, Itamar Zorman