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:
  1. One virtuoso study
  2. One movement from classical sonata
  3. Work of applicant's free choice
The recording for the preliminaru round in the group B (15- 20 minutes) shoud contain the following works:
  1. One virtuoso study
  2. One movement from classical sonata
  3. Work of applicant's free choice

Group A

There are two rounds in this group. The whole repertoire must be played by memory. The allowed performance duration is 10-15 minutes.

First Round

  • One polyphonic work at the participant's discretion;
  • One virtuoso study by Czerny, Clementi, Chopin or Liszt;
  • A composition at the participant's discretion;

No more than 9 participants will be admitted to the final round.
The maximum performance duration is 20 minutes.

Final Round

  • A sonata (or one movement) by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven;
  • One or more modern compositions (after 1950) at the participant's discretion.
    (The participants have to hand in 3 copies of the modern piece at the registration)
  • One or more works at participant's discretion;

The program should be well-balanced between virtuoso and cantilena music.


Group B

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).

First Round

  • A Prelude and Fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I or II by J.S. Bach;
  • One virtuoso study by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov or Skriabin;
  • One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert; *
  • A composition at the participant's discretion;

* The participant can play one movement of sonata, if desired, which will be played in the final round completely.

No more than 9 participants will be admitted to the final round.
The maximum total performance duration is 35 minutes.

Final Round

  • A Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert;
  • One or more romantic compositions;
  • One or more modern compositions (after 1950) at the participant's discretion.
    (The participants have to hand in 3 copies of the modern piece at the registration)
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