Group A

There are two rounds. 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 from memory. The maximum allowed performance duration is 20 minutes.

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 if desired a movement of sonata, which he or she will play in the final round completely.

No more than 9 participants will be admitted to the final round.
The maximum 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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