October 19-24, 2015

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Artist Level

Preliminary Round:
No minimum duration.
Maximum duration: 30 minutes.

Each competitor must record:

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) Any other piece(s) desired by the competitor.

First Round 
No minimum duration.
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 ask to skip works/parts of works.

Semifinal Round 
No mimum duration.
Maximum duration: 45 minutes.

Each semifinalist may perform any solo piano works, except for works from the previous rounds.
Competitors' own compositions are allowed, though sheet music should be provided for the Jury.

Final Round 

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

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


Junior Level

First Round (recording)
Two pieces of contrasting styles from advanced, standard piano solo repertoire.

Final Round
No minimum duration.
Maximum duration: 12 minutes.

The competitor is to play one movement of a piano sonata and one additional contrasting piece from advanced, standard piano solo repertoire; concertos are not allowed. Both pieces must be performed from memory, and can be the same pieces from the First Round.

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