Audio-visual audition

The video recordings submitted may also include works from the compulsory programme of the Concours.
Please note that the works from three different stylistic epochs must be recorded together in a single take, and submitted thus.

First Round

Two sonatas (of one’s own choice) must be prepared, of which the Jury will choose one. The other sonata (like any other from the list) may in principle be played in the third section of the Recital (Second Round).

Second Round – Recital

1st part:
With the exception of the Scarlatti and Mozart sonatas, any sonatas from the list may be chosen for the 1st part of the Recital.

Beethoven sonatas:
If only one movement from a Beethoven sonata was played in the First Round, and if the candidate is admitted to the Second Round (the Recital), then the Jury will decide whether the sonata in question may be played in full.

2nd part:
The following exceptions apply to Chopin and Liszt:

a) Chopin:
Candidates must prepare the Ballad and the relevant number of works from the following work groups:
Etudes (2),
Mazurkas (1) and
Polonaises (1);
the sonata may be chosen for the 1st part of the Recital.

b) Liszt:
Candidates must prepare the Mephisto Waltz and the relevant number of Etudes (2);
the Sonata may be chosen for the 1st part of the Recital.

3rd part:
The work freely chosen by the candidate may be from the given list, but this is not compulsory. It is not permitted to repeat a work from the list that has already been played; the duration of the freely chosen work will depend on the duration of the first two parts of the Recital.

Final Round

There are four groups of works for the Final Round:
(1) Bartók,
(2) Beethoven,
(3) and (4) Liszt/Dohnányi;

Either two or three works by different composers from these four groups must be chosen, thus
either Bartók and Beethoven (groups 1 and 2) Bartók and Liszt/Dohnányi (groups 1 and 3/4),
or Beethoven plus Liszt/Dohnányi (groups 2 and 3/4).

In groups 3/4, two works by Liszt may be chosen instead of a combination with the work by Dohnányi. However, works may not be chosen solely from one group, and works from groups 3/4 may not be combined.