Repertoire piano

Category A: Participants under 12 years old the 1st of March 2021

RECORDING: program of free choice with minimum 3 pieces from contrasted periods (for example: baroque, contemporary, romantic). Maximum 10 minutes.

All works must be played from memory.

FINAL: 10 finalists will be invited to play same program in Neuchâtel the 27th-28th February 2021

Category B: Participants from 12 to 15 years old

The competition in Category B will take place in two rounds (first round after recording, second final round in Neuchâtel the 27th-28th February 2021

FIRST ROUND :

RECORDING: duration of program (from minimum  8 minutes  to maximum 12 minutes)

  • One virtuoso study
  • One piece of western romantic period
  • If total duration is under 8 minutes you can add a piece of free choice

SECOND ROUND: (10 finalists will be invited in Neuchâtel the 27th-28th February 2021)

Free program max. 15 minutes must include a piece written after 1900
All works must be played from memory. Only works written after 1960 can be performed with music.

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Category C: Participants from 16 to 25 years old

The competition in Category C will take place in three rounds (first rounds after recordings, semi-final and final round for maximum 10 invited candidates in Neuchâtel the 27th-28th February 2021)

FIRST ROUND :

RECORDING of the program must not exceed 13 minutes and must include :

  • One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 or 2 by J. S. Bach
  • One Chopin study
  • One study by Liszt, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Scriabin, Ligeti, Chin or Rubinstein

SECOND RECORDING must be made and send before the 25th January 2021 by selected candidates after first round. They will have to record first mouvement of concerto chosen for the final round with or without accompagnement. 

SEMI-FINAL in Neuchâtel Conservatory the 27th February (10 selected candidates will be invited to play recital)

RECITAL of 35-40 minutes must include:

  • One Beethoven Sonata of free choice(one mouvement)
  • One piece written after 1960 or piece of
    J-Ph Bauermeister (ask by mail)
  • One or several pieces of free choice

All works must be played from memory.

Only works written after 1960 can be performed with music.

FINAL ROUND in TEMPLE DU BAS 28th February(5 selected candidates) : first mouvement of concertos with ensemble:

  • W.-A. Mozart, Concerto No 9, KV 271, 1st mouvement
  • W.-A. Mozart, Concerto No 20, KV 466, 1st mouvement
  • F. Chopin, Concerto No 1, opus 11, 1st mouvement
  • L. van Beethoven, Concerto No 4, opus 58, 1st mouvement