top of page

2024 GOCAA International Music  Competition Final Rounds

Official Venue Partnership in New York:OPERA America’s National Opera Center 

During July 5, all the activities (Masterclass, practice, concert, recording,etc)will be held at the National Opera Center
Address: 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

NY National Opera Recital-Hall-1-of-17.jpg

Marc A. Scorca Hall

Competition Final Round 

Time : July 6-7 , 2023 


Masterclass Room

Private Studios
1 on 1 Masterclass 


Weill Recital Hall
Carnegie Hall

 GOCAA Finalist Concert 


2023 GOCAA Finals Awards Ceremony

Time : July 6 , 2024  7:30 pm

2023 GOCAA New York International Piano Competition Finals Schedule


July 5th 

National Opera Center

Address: 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Masterclass Sessions (limited availabilities).

3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Practice room (with Grand Piano/ Upright Piano) reservations are available (limited availabilities).


July 6th

National Opera Center

Address: 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 1 on 1 Lesson Sessions with Professors from Manhattan/Juilliard/Curtis Music Institute(limited availabilities)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Professional Recording and Filming/Piano Audition Session (Limited to 20 people, only 5 spots left).

Option No.1:Video recording at Marc Scorca Hall: $200 for 5 minutes session(limited availabilities left)

Option No.2: Sound-Check at Marc Scorca Hall without videography: $100 for 5 minutes session (limited availabilities left)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Opening Concert by GOCAA Artists: Wenting Yu and JingcCi Liu (Reserve free tickets | 70 audiences limited)

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM GOCAA Finals Live Competition

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Concert by participants of the GOCAA 2022 Grand Finals (Reserve free tickets | 70 audiences limited)


July 7th

National Opera Center

Address: 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Full day: GOCAA Finals Live Competition

Free time after 6 PM


July 8th

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Address: 154 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Afternoon (6:00PM-7:30PM): Rehearsal/sound-check for Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

For All performers:

  1. You should arrive no later than 5:45 pm, by entering at the Carnegie Hall Stage Door located at 161 W. 56th Street and take elevator Z to 4N, backstage Weill Recital Hall. 

  2. Your name will be on the backstage access list.

  3. Only the performers are permitted backstage.  Parents and teachers will not be able to go backstage. 

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Concert at Carnegie Hall featuring the 2022 Winners and 2023 GOCAA Finals Award Ceremony 

All trophies and certificates must be collected at the Weill Recital Hall. If you cannot attend, we can mail the certificate for you, but trophies will not be included.


July 10th - July 16th

GOCAA Ivy League Study Tours

*$2500 per person, including accommodation, meals, and transportation. Optional activities are available.

*Departure in small groups of 8-12 people.


  • Piano room reservation: $50 per hour (Please make the reservation after the specific competition schedule for the Grand Finals participants is announced on June 1st).

  • Masterclass Session with Professors from Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School $300 + $50 Piano Studio Charge

  • Masterclass Session with Professors from Curtis Institute of Music $500 + $50 Piano Studio Charge

  • Note: The competition details for the live finals in New York and Boston and online finals will be announced on the website and notified via email after June 1st. Please check it on a daily base.


Payment Methods


Please add me as a friend. If unable to add as a friend, please include an additional 10% transfer fee.

Zelle: 6505044182 (Name: The Global Outstanding Chinese Artists Association) - Best option, no transfer fees.

After making the payment, please take a screenshot and send it to the email address: or the WeChat ID: GOCAAF.


We also recommend the websites of music events near Lincoln Center, where you can book your tickets:

Here are the links:

You can attend concerts in New York and enjoy performances by world-renowned maestros. Please save these links for your convenience in planning your events.

Please Note : 

  1. please wait at the Competition registration counter 30 min, in advance 

  2. please bring a copy of the music sheet to the Judges

  3. Each group will select one Gold, Silver, and Bronze award or tie.

  4. Special Award: in order to reward the efforts of the contestants participating in the in-person final, we will also set up the best performance award trophy for the in-person finalists

  5. We will select 3-5 Contracted GOCAA Young Artists from all the In-person Gold Award medalists.

 Master Class Schedule

July 5
GOCAA Master class:   Room 710
Matthew Odell, D.M.A.
Faculty, The Juilliard School
3:00pm  ZiHe Zao 
4:00pm Chloe Li 
5:00pm Sunyao Wang
6:00pm   Ashely Kong  

July 6  
GOCAA Master Class:  Room
Matthew Odell, D.M.A.
Faculty, The Juilliard School
10:00am Wanyang Zhou
11:00am  Eileen Liu  
12:00pm Karen tan 
1:00pm Ethan Ru 
2:00pm Kristen Gamsby Jackson

July 6

Master Class: Ernest Barretta (Room 710)
3:00pm   El Lee
4:00 pm   Nora Wang
5:00 pm   Nora Wang
6:00 pm  Donald Li
7:00 pm 
Tong-Bai Deng 
8 :00 pm Carson Chen

July 6:
GOCAA Master Class:
Lisa Yui, D.M.A. (Room 711)
Yamaha Artist 
Faculty, Manhattan School of Music 

Faculty, The Juilliard School of Music
10:00 am John Zhang
11:00 am  Ada Zhang
12:00 am   Olivia Zheng
1:00 pm Winnie Zhang

July 7:
GOCAA Master Class: (Room 710)
Ignat Solzhenitsyn
Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music, Conductor and Pianist

10 am  James Wu
11 am  Carson Chen

10th GOCAA New York International Music Competition Opening Gala
GOCAA Artist 
JingCi Liu & Wenting Yu, Piano

Thursday, July 6 2023, 1PM-3PM

OPERA America's National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall



Trois morceaux pour piano by Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) 
JingCi Liu, Piano
Selected movements from Fantasiestucke Op.12 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Wenting Yu, Piano
Piano Sonata No.2 in F# Minor, Op.2, I. by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
JingCi Liu, Piano
Piano Sonata No.3 in F Minor, Op.5, V. by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Wenting Yu, Piano
Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) 
Wenting Yu, Piano
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Arr. Piano Four Hands by Brahms 
Wenting Yu & JingCi Liu, Piano Four Hands
Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Arr. Piano Four Hands by Wladimir Wilschau IV. Allegro vivace 
JingCi Liu & Wenting Yu, Piano Four Hands

Ziying Zhao
Kaden Zheng

David Lin
Derek Chen
Benjamin Tsai
Karla Zhou
Elysia Ji Huang
Wanyang (Yolanda) Zhou
Vanessa Feng
Jessica YanXi Wang
Carson Chen
Travis Genpeng Li
Alexander Chan
Ada Zhang

James Wu
Winnie Zhang
John Zhang
Jarvis Zheng
Olivia Zheng
Eileen Liu
Emily Shunyao Wang

10th GOCAA New York International Music Competition Presents
GOCAA 2022 Finalists 

Thursday, July 6 2023, 7PM-9PM

OPERA America's National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall


Untitled design.jpg


Drunken Madness by Quan Zhu

Ziying Zhao, Guqin


Galactica by Dennis Alexander (1947-)

Kaden Zheng, Piano



Golliwogg’s Cake-walk by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

David Lin, Piano



“On the Meadow” by Heinrich Lichner(1823-1898)

Derek Chen, Piano



Spanish dance by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Benjamin Tsai, Piano



Forest Polka by Karl Hans

Karla Zhou, Piano


Waltz in A 'or Op.Posth. by Frederic Chopin (1810-1939)

Elysia Ji Huang, Piano



Nocturne by Daniel Hellbach (1958-)

Wanyang(Yolanda)Zhou, Piano


Little Bamboo Raft by Gengchen Fu/Ruixing Li

Vanessa Feng


Doll’s Dream by Theodore Oesten (1813-1870)

Jessica (YanXi) Wang


Barcarolle in G minor, op.10 no.3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Carson Chen, Piano


Eight Memories in Watercolor by Tan Dun (1957-)

Travis (Genpeng) Li, Piano


(to be continued)

Un Sospio by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Alexander Chan, Piano


Etude Op.10 No.5 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1939)

Ada Zhang, Piano



Vales Etude by William Gillock (1917-1993)

James Wu, Piano



Sicilienne by Maria Theresia Paradis (1759-1824)

James Wu, Violin



The Maiden's Prayer by Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska(1823-1861)

Winnie Zhang, Piano



RUMBA TOCCATA by Paul Harvey (1940-)

John Zhang, Piano



Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (from Children's Corner Suite) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Jarvis Zheng, Piano


Butterfly by G.Merkel (1827-1885)

Olivia Zheng, Piano



Sonata K332, 3rd movement by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Eileen Liu, Piano



Air No. 3 from Piano Suites by Helen Hopekirk (1856-1945)

Emily (Shunyao) Wang, Piano



GOCAA International Music Competition 2023 Finals Award Ceremony 


Carnegie Hall

2022 Finalists Concert & 2023 Final Award Ceremony

July 8, 7:30PM, 2023 

revised poster july8.jpg
A5 Lisa Yui .jpg

Practice Room Booking List


JULY  5 (Room 705)

1: 00 pm 赵子赫 Zihe Zao 

2:00 pm 陈梓瑞,ZiRui Chen 

3:00 pm李曼熙 ManXi Li 

4:00 pm Ada Zhang

5:00p pm  Ada Zhang

6:00 pm henry duan 

7:00 pm Ashely Kong 

8:00 pm  Samuel Nicely 

9:00 pm Kyle Fan 



JULY 5 (Room 712)

2:00 pm Yilin zhu 

3:00 pm Nora Wang  

4:00 pm Nora Wang  

5:00 pm Samuel Nicely 

6:00 pm Shunyao Wang 

7:00 pm Donald Li

8:00 pm Derek Chen,

9:00 pm Catherine Wen,

July 5 (Room 710)

7:00 pm- 10:00 pm  Melody’s piano studio






July  7   Room 711
10:00 华韵艺术中心
11:00 Ethan Dang 
12:00 王順遙SunRao Wang 
1:00 Lucas Ding 
2:00 Nora Wang  
3:00 Angela Feng
July  (Room 706)
10:00 Alston Wang 
11:00Lavine Cai                                                             
12:00赵子赫 ZiHe Zao 
1: 00 Jenny Wu ,
2:00 James Rong,
3:00 Ayla Chang  

July 6 ( Room 706)
10:00am 赵子赫 Zihe Zao
11:00am 赵子赫 Zihe Zao 
1:00pm Lavine Cai                                                                  
2:00 pmAlston Wang 
3:00 pm 陈梓瑞  ZIrui Chen                                                           4:00 pm Jessica Yan Xi Wang 
5:00 pm Anna Liu 
6:00 pm henry duan 
7:00 pm Ethan Ru                                                                        
8:00 pm Ashely Kong 
9:00 pm Jenny Wu 
July 6  Room 705 
10am Ares Hong 
11am Manxi Li
12 am : Jenny wu
1pm Angela Feng
2pm Derek Chen 
3pm Catherine Wen
4pm Kyle Fan 
5pm Samuel Nicely
6pm Mina Yeung 
7pm James Rong, 
8pm Nathan Li
9pm Haocheng Wang.
Room 710                                                                     
9:00 pm Tong-Bai Deng                                                                                                      

Green  Room
10:00 am-11:00 am Jemma Jin
11:00 am-12:00 pm william zhang
12:00pm -1:00 pm El Lee

July 6 (Room 703 10:00 am-2:00 pm,下午 Room 711 2:00 pm -10:00pm

Warm-up practice at competition concert Hall:
July 6  10:00am -12:00pm(Including recording $ 200  )

试琴 :10:00am-12:00pm(100美金/5分钟)
10:00-10:30 am
1. Jocelyn Wei (华韵中心)
2. Jiashuo Wang(华韵中心)
3. David Lin(华韵中心)
4. Eileen Liu  (华韵中心)
5. Angelina Liu(华韵中心)
6. Elysia Huang(华韵中心)
10:30 am-11:00 am
7 kelly Chen(华韵中心)
8 Elaina Shuwen Kang(华韵中心)
9 Ashely Kong
10 Evelyn Jin   ( melody Studio)
11 Audrey Zhu ( melody Studio)
12 Summer Wang ( melody Studio)
1100am -11:30 am
13Kaden Zheng ( melody Studio)
14Elsa Hu( melody Studio)
15 Kristy Yu (melody Studio)
16Catherine Wen.           
17 Nathan Li.      
18 Ares Hong
11:30 am -Noon
19  Zi Rui Chen 陈梓瑞
20 赵子赫
21 李曼熙
22 Zoe Yiwen Wang
23 Tongbai Deng
24 Benjamin Tsai
25 王顺瑶
1 Benjamin Tsai(华韵)
2 赵子赫ZiHe Chen
3 Lavine cai
4 Ares Hong
5  Samuel Nicely
6  Ayla Chang
7 Tongbai Deng
8  Lucas Ding
9 Karen Tan
10 Henry Duan
11 Ethan Ru
12 陈梓瑞
13 李曼熙
14 Yilin Zhu
15 Zoe Yiwen Wang
16 Kristen Gamsby-Jackson
17 王顺瑶SunYao Wang
18 Nathan Li


bottom of page