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Application:
Video recording for admission to the Audition (1st Round)

 

This must comprise an unedited video recording of ca 30 minutes, with 10 minutes devoted to each of the following:

a) 1 movement or work from the piano repertoire of the 18th century
b) 1 movement or work from the piano repertoire of the 19th century
c) 1 movement or work from the piano repertoire of the 20th century up to ca 1945

Works that are played (either in part or in full) on the video recording that is submitted with the online application may not be played again in either the Audition (1st Round) or the Recital (2nd Round).

 

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

 

The candidate is obliged to prepare the following works from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”:

1st part

a) D. Scarlatti: Two sonatas from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”
or 
b) J. S. Bach:  Two partitas from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”
or
c) D. Scarlatti: One sonata from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)” and J. S. Bach: One partita from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”.

On the evening before every day of the Audition (1st Round), the Jury will select, for each individual participant, one sonata from the Scarlatti sonatas or one movement from a partita by Bach from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”, in each case to be chosen from the Scarlatti sonatas and Bach partitas specified by the participant in their online application.

In the case of participants who submitted a combination of 1 Scarlatti sonata/1 Bach partita from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)” with their online application, the Jury will decide whether they must play the Scarlatti sonata or one specific movement from the Bach partita on the following day.

 

2nd part

 

  1. a) W. A. Mozart: Two sonatas from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”

or

  1. b) L. van Beethoven: Two sonatas from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”

or

  1. c) W. A. Mozart: One sonata from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)” and L. van Beethoven: One sonata from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”On the evening before every day of the Audition (1st Round), the Jury will select, for each individual participant, one sonata from the Mozart or Beethoven sonatas chosen by the participant from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)” and specified in their online application.
  2. 3rd part

    1. a) F. Chopin: Two etudes from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”

    or

    1. b) F. Liszt: Two etudes from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”

    or

    1. c) F. Chopin: One etude from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)” and F. Liszt: One etude from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)”.

     

    On the evening before every day of the Audition (1st Round), the Jury will select, for each individual participant, one etude from the Chopin or Liszt etudes chosen by the participants from the “Repertoire list for the Audition (1st Round)” and specified in their online application.
    Works that have already been played (either in part or in full) on the video recording that was submitted with the online application may not be played again in the Audition (1st Round).
    During the Audition (1st Round), the Jury may interrupt the performance of any work, or stop it altogether.

    REPERTOIRE LIST FOR THE AUDITION (1st ROUND)

     

    Recital – 2nd Round (duration: 55 minutes)

     

    The programme for the Recital will be agreed jointly by the Jury and the individual participants on 30 May 2021, taking into consideration the works that the participants chose from the “Repertoire list for the Recital (2nd Round)” and specified in their online application.

    The Recital will proceed as follows:

    1st part

    One of three complete sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt or Bartók chosen from the “Repertoire list for the Recital (2nd Round)” and specified in the participant’s online application.

    2nd part

    One or several works (except sonatas) selected from the “Repertoire list for the Recital (2nd Round)” and specified in the online application.

    3rd part

    One brief supplementary piece of the participant’s own choice (an “encore”), which does not have to be chosen from the “Repertoire list for the Recital (2nd Round)”.

    Works that were already played on the video recording (either in part or in full) that was submitted with the online application may not be played again in the Recital (2nd Round).

    Works that have already been played (in part or in full) in the Audition (1st Round) may not be played again in the Recital (2nd Round).

    REPERTOIRE LIST FOR THE RECITAL (2nd round)

     

    Mozart Semi-final – 3rd Round

    with orchestra

     

    The semi-finalist has to prepare one of the following piano concertos by Mozart:

    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

    REPERTOIRE List for the mozart semi-final with orchestra

     

    Final concert – Final Round

    with orchestra

     

    For the Final Concert (Final Round), the participants will prepare two piano concertos by different composers. If one of these two works is a piano concerto by Liszt, the participant must then also prepare an additional work by Liszt or Dohnányi – thus a total of three works.

    The two concertos by Liszt (together with the obligatory extra work in each case) may not be offered in combination with each other.

    a) B. Bartók

    Piano Concerto No. 1 (Sz 83/BB 91)
    or
    Piano Concerto No. 2 (Sz 95/BB 101)
    or
    Piano Concerto No. 3 (Sz 119/BB 127)

    B) L. Van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major op. 58
    or
    Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major op. 73

    C) F. Liszt

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major S. 124

    This work must be combined with one of the following:

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

    D) F. Liszt

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major S. 125

    This work must be combined with one of the following:

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

    REPERTOIRE list and compulsory pieces for the final concert (final round)

     

    When registering for the Concours on 26 May, the candidates will give the Concours Office the music for the brief piece (the “encore”) that they would like to play in the 3rd part of their Recital (2nd Round).

    At the same time, the candidates must notify the Concours Office about the cadenzas they would like to play in the Mozart Semifinal and in the Final (the latter only if they have chosen a Beethoven concerto). If they wish to play rarely performed or their own cadenzas, the candidates must give the Concours Office the music for them.

     

    As of 15 October 2020

    Subject to change without notice

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