Application Video Recording:
Application video recording consists of two parts: Solo Repertoire and Concerto.
First Movement (Sonata Allegro) of a Sonata by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart or Clementi
Any virtuoso etude
All solo repertoire should be no longer than 25 minutes. Videos can be submitted as individual files/tracks and can come from different performances or recording sessions. Please contact Stella Sick with questions.
CONCERTO (audio recording of concerto is accepted):
First or Last movement (including cadenza, where applicable) of the concerto you choose for the final round. This movement can be recorded with or without second piano accompaniment. If you have performed the Concerto previously with an orchestra, you can use the recording from that performance. Please note that audio recording of Concerto is acceptable.
The recording should contain no fade-outs or editing. Upload your performances to Youtube. Chinese applicants may use Youku service. Please disable comments on the video. Your videos can be unlisted or public. Send the links to the video to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot upload video to either Youtube or Youku, you may send us a DVD. Please add $10 to the application fee for processing the DVD. Make sure the DVD is formatted for NTSC (not PAL)
NOTE: You will not be able to change the Concerto after you are admitted to the competition.
Disklavier/Video Recording – Virtual Audition (20-25 minutes of music):
1. One single movement from a Sonata by Beethoven, Haydn or Mozart (a movement from the sonata you played on the application CD can be used)
2. One virtuoso etude by Chopin or Liszt (the etude performed on the application CD can be used)
3. The rest of the program should include selections from your Recital Round program ONLY. No other repertoire is allowed.
Recital Round (65-75 minutes of music, 24 contestants):
Each contestant will choose his or her own program. TIME REQUIREMENTS WILL BE STRICTLY OBSERVED. If the contestant's program falls below 65 minutes of music requirement, that contestant will be disqualified from the competition. If the contestant's program is longer than 75 minutes of music, that contestant will be stopped at the end of 75 allowed minutes. All solo repertoire must be performed from memory. The classical sonata and etude from the application DVD are not allowed. The imagination and judgment used in the selection of the recital program will be considered in the Jury's overall evaluation.
Schubert Sonata (12 contestants):C Major, D840
A Minor, D845
D Major, D850
G Major, D894
C Minor, D958
A Major, D959
B-flat Major, D960
Contestants must choose one of the following Schubert Sonatas:
Solo and Chamber Music Semi-Finals (6 semi-finalists)
Solo repertoire (contestant's choice) must not exceed 30 min. No repeats from the previous rounds are allowed.
CHAMBER MUSIC:Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1
Anton Arensky, Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32
Felix Mendessohn, Piano Trio No. 1 in D Major
Contestants must choose one of the following Piano Trios:
Concerto Finals (3 finalists)
Contestants must choose any piano concerto from standard
repertoire. Must be the same concerto as submitted on the
Application Recording. More unusual works must be approved by
the Artistic Director.