1st Round – Auditions (duration: max. 25’)

The candidate must prepare the following works from the repertoire list and the list of compulsory pieces:

1st part

D. Scarlatti: One of the sonatas
or 
J. S. Bach:  One movement from one partita at own choice

2nd part

W. A. Mozart: One of the sonatas
or
L. van Beethoven: One of the sonatas

3rd part

F. Chopin: One of the etudes
or 
F. Liszt: One of the etudes

REPERTOIRE AND COMPULSORY PIECES

 

2nd Round – Recitals (duration: 55’)

 

This programme will be agreed between the Jury and the candidate, based on the selection of works from the repertoire list and the list of compulsory pieces that the candidate submitted with their application. The recital programme must be in the following order:

1st part

A complete sonata from the list, by either Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt or Schubert.

2nd part

A work or compilation of several works from the list.

3rd part

A work of the candidate’s free choice

REPERTOIRE AND COMPULSORY PIECES

 

3rd Round – Mozart Semifinal 

with orchestra

 

The Semi-finalists have to play one of the following Mozart piano concerti:

W.A. Mozart

No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271 (Jeunehomme)
or
No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
or
No. 25 in C major, K. 503
or
No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595

 

4th Round – Final concert

with orchestra

 

For the Final Round, the finalists are asked to prepare works by different composers from the four groups mentioned below, either two works (selection from groups 1 and 2) or three works (selection from group 1, 3 or 4 or group 2, 3 or 4). Groups 3 and 4 cannot be combined.

1. ) B. Bartók

No. 1, Sz 83 / BB 91
or
No. 2, Sz 95 /BB 101
or
No. 3, Sz 119 / BB 127

2. ) L. Van Beethoven

No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
or
No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73

3. ) F. Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S. 124
to combine with 

Totentanz, S. 126 (Danse macabre)
or
Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies, S. 123 for piano and orchestra
or
E. von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Tune in C major, Op. 25 for piano and orchestra (1914)

4. ) F. Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125
to combine with 

Totentanz, S. 126 (Danse macabre)
or
Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies, S. 123 for piano and orchestra
or 
E. von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Tune in C major, Op. 25 for piano and orchestra (1914)

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