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Canada -Preliminary Round 

Results: Congratulation to all First Prize Winners, you qualify for the final round of the competition. 

Second prize winners are placed on the waiting list. (If you want to apply for the finale, please email:, if a first prize winner is unable to compete, you will be placed in the final.)

Final Application Deadline: July 15 For the final,

suggest you play 2 or 3 different style of music

( Total performance Junior Division within 15 min, Children within 10 min )

You can also choose to compete online, or ln-preson in San Fransisco

when you finished application final , you need send Bio. and Pic. to

Prizes and awards :Jury Team will choose Gold ,Silver ,Bronze Awards on finalist (one of each or tied

win :  1 Carnegie Hall Performance Opportunities on 2023 July,            

 Including U.S./Canada/China Performance opportunities           

2 Gold ,Silver ,Bronze Trophy            

3 US - San Mateo City Mayor Certificate of Honor ( Only In-Person finalist)


GOCAA International concerto Festival 2022 


Time : 2022/12/10---12/11

Conductor :Dean Anderson 

Collaborative Orchestra :Los Angeles Irvine Symphony Orchestra 

12/10 : Rehears 2 Time with Orchestra

12/11 :GOCAA concerto concert & Concerto Final

announced : Gold ,Sliver ,Bronze Medal 

GOCAA  Judge Team


Matthew Linaman

           A dynamic musician of the 21st century, Matthew captivates his audiences with his expressive and heartfelt performances, inspires his students with curiosity and vision and adapts both to the business and technology demands of today, running his own teaching business and producing his own recordings and music videos. 

           A Grand Prize winner of multiple competitions, he has performed in 12 countries and has been the featured soloist with many orchestras, including giving the World Premiere of the Ghostship Cello Concerto with the Oakland Symphony.

           While a student of Jean-Michel Fonteneau at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Matthew co-founded and managed the Cello Street Quartet. Dedicated to bridging gaps between audiences, their mesmerizing music took them all across the world; from local educational events to Levi's Spring Fashion Showcase in New York City. In 2014, they served as U.S Ambassadors to Hungary, Kosovo, and Russia as fellows of the U.S. Department of State's program, American Music Abroad. 

           Matthew has created successful fundraising campaigns, lectured on music entrepreneurship, presented on the TEDx Stage of San Francisco, and has been featured in several commercial recording projects. 

           Matthew is dedicated to bridging diversity and connecting humanity through innovative and inspired collaborations, music-making, and education. 

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Matthew Odell

           The American pianist Matthew Odell began his studies at the age of 10 and has since won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician.  He has been hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant ... playing with total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone.  Highlights of past concert seasons include such diverse projects as Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles... with David Robertson and the Juilliard Orchestra for the reopening of Alice Tully Hall, a performance in the New York Philharmonic’s Stravinsky Festival, and a tour of concerts, lectures, and masterclasses in England, France, and Spain.  Recent concerts have featured the complete solo piano works of Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, John Adams, and Michel Merlet.  

           In addition to performances in Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York, Mr. Odell has appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, and at venues in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Taipei, and Helsinki.  He has also performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, New York’s Focus! Festival, the La Gesse Festival in Toulouse, France, Nuits musicales and Concerts du cloître in Nice, France, and the Rohm International Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan.  

           A passionate advocate of the music of our time, Mr. Odell frequently premieres works written for him. He has performed contemporary repertoire with the New Juilliard Ensemble, AXIOM, Peabody Camerata, and the American Art Song Festival, a group he founded in 2004.  He has worked with many prominent composers, including Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Ned Rorem, Mark Adamo, Michel Merlet, and Robert Aldridge.    His debut album Connections: The Piano Music of Olivier Messiaen and his Students was recently released on Albany Records.

           Mr. Odell’s special love of the art song repertoire has resulted in many recitals with singers from around the world, including the British bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk and members of the Metropolitan Opera.   For five years he served on the coaching faculty of the Académie Internationale d’été in Nice, France, and he has performed in the Marilyn Horne Foundations’s festival The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall.  At Lincoln Center, he has presented a tribute to baritone Pierre Bernac as well as the complete songs of Barber and Duparc.  He is a founding member of The Hampton Trio and Acacia and has collaborated with a wide array of musicians, including clarinetist Charles Neidich and pianist Peter Hill.

           Mr. Odell currently teaches at The Juilliard School and frequently presents masterclasses, workshops, and lectures at professional conferences and universities throughout the U.S and Europe.   In May 2010 he graduated with a doctoral degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, and Brian Zeger.  He studied further with Marian Hahn at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, graduating Pi Kappa Lambda with both a master of music degree and a graduate performance diploma in piano performance and with Laurence Morton at Bob Jones University.  He also worked with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and with Ann Schein at the Aspen Music School.  

           For more information, visit

2021 GOCAA   Awards Ceremony &2021 Winners concert

Time : July 10Th  2:00Pm-4:00Pm
venue : Tom Lee Music 
728 Granville St,Vancouver ,BC 2nd floor 

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