There is a preliminary round based on the applicant's recordings - unedited
DVDs or video web-links (YouTube).
The preliminary judging will determine who may take part in the competition.
An unedited recording must contain only solo piano works and may contain pieces to be performed during the competition.
The recording for the preliminary round in the group A
(10-15 minutes) should contain the following works:
- One virtuoso study
- One movement from classical sonata
- Work of applicant's free choice
There are two rounds in this group. The whole repertoire must be played by memory. The allowed performance duration is 10-15 minutes.
The program should be well-balanced between virtuoso and cantilena music.
There are two rounds in this group. The whole repertoire must be played by memory. The maximum allowed total performance duration is 20 minutes (incl. pauses between the pieces).