PROPOSITION

  • The complete repertoire must be performed by memory.
  • The jury selects candidates who will perform at the final concert.
  • All selected candidates are obliged to perform at the final concert. Otherwise, they lose the right to a prize.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Pre-category: candidates born in 2010 and younger – free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 5 minutes.

  • Category A: candidates born in 2008 and younger – a piece from the Baroque period and free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 8 minutes.
  • Category B: candidates born in 2006 and younger – a piece from the classical period and free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 12 minutes.
  • Category C: candidates born in 2004 and younger – one Scarlatti Sonata; a piece from the classical period; and free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 15 minutes.
    Category D: Candidates born in 2002 and younger – one movement of a classical sonata (sonata form) by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven (except Op. 49 and Op. 79); one virtuoso piece or virtuoso etude; and free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 20 minutes.
  • Category E: Candidates born in 2000 and younger – one movement of a classical sonata (sonata form) by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven (except Op. 49 and Op. 79); one virtuoso etude (Rahmaninov, Chopin, Liszt, Moszkowski, Prokofjev, Scriabin, Debussy); and free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 25 minutes.
  • Category F: Candidates born in 1998 and younger – one movement of a classical sonata (sonata form) by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven (except Op. 10/1, Op. 49 and Op. 79), J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue (WTK) or another significant Bach’s piece; one virtuoso etude (Rachmaninov, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofjev, Scriabin, Debussy); and free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Category G: Candidates born in 1995 and younger (The Competition will consist of two rounds)
    1st Round (eliminatory):

One movement of a classical sonata (sonata form by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven (except from Op.10 / 1, Op 49 and Op 79); Prelude and Fugue by J. S. Bach (WTK) or another significant Bach’s piece; one virtuoso etude (Rachmaninov, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofjev, Scriabin, Debussy); and free-choice repertoire, which may not exceed 25 minutes.

2nd Round

Free program for a total duration of up to 25 minutes. Competitors are not allowed to repeat compositions they performed in the first round.

Candidates who win a majority of jury votes pass into the 2nd round. The scores of competitors who successfully pass from the 1st round, are not announced. The scores of the first and second rounds are added together and divided by two.

Candidates who do not advance into 2nd round receive certificates of participation.

The results for each category will be published at the end of each category on the same day.