October 19-24, 2015

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Artist Level Repertoire

Preliminary Round: DVD or Online Videos

Minimum duration: None
Maximum duration: 30 minutes

Each competitor must mail a DVD (or supply links to videos in accordance with the application rules) of himself/herself with a clear, full-body view of the right side, performing:

a) Any Prelude & Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I or II) by J.S. Bach;
b) one Etude from Op. 10 or Op. 25 by F. Chopin;
c) any Etude by F. Liszt, C. Debussy, S. Rachmaninoff, or A. Scriabin;
d) and any other piece(s) desired by the competitor.

Video quality is recommended to consist of 720p or greater, and audio quality of at least 256kbps or greater.

First Round (Tuesday-Wednesday, October 20-21, 2015)

Minimum duration: None
Maximum duration: 30 minutes

Each competitor must perform the same program that was used in the Preliminary Round; no changes will be allowed. The Jury may stop competitors early, or have competitors skip works/parts of works.

Semifinal Round (Thursday, October 22, 2015)

Minimum duration: None
Maximum duration: 45 minutes

Each semifinalist may perform any solo piano works that have not been used in previous rounds.
(Competitors' own compositions are allowed, though sheet music must be provided for the Jury.)

Final Round (Saturday, October 24, 2015)

Each finalist is to perform a complete concerto chosen from the following:

Beethoven - Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Beethoven - Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major
Chopin - Concerto No. 1 in E Minor
Liszt - Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Saint-Saëns - Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
Schumann - Concerto in A Minor
Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor
Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Prokofiev - Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major


Please follow the same format as far as is applicable for each piece.


<Composer>'s <set name>, <# of book>: <nickname> <name> (No.) <#> in <key>, <BWV/H./K./op./etc.> <#>


Certain sets of many pieces appropriately break this pattern and position # after the opus.
A few examples of this are:


Chopin's Etude in E Minor, Op. 25 No. 5
Rachmaninoff's Moment Musicale in E-flat Minor, Op. 16 No. 2
Rachmaninoff's Etude-Tableau in D Minor, Op. 33 No. 4


Other certain pieces do not follow either of these patterns:


Granados' Goyescas, Op. 11: 1. Los Requiebros
Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis


More examples of formatting:


J.S. Bach's WTC, Bk. 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893
Beethoven's "Grand" Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7
Chopin's Tarantella in A-flat Major, Op. 43
Mendelssohn's Prelude & Fugue No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 35
Liszt's Troisième Année de Pèlerinage: 4. Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
Debussy's Images, Bk. 2: III. Poissons d'or

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