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Repertoire

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Voice
  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

The recital must be at least 40 minutes long, but no longer than 50 minutes; and it should consist following compositions:

One Prélude and Fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach, (book I or book II)
One complete classical sonata
One or more works of free choice by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Three virtuoso Etudes, one each by F. Chopin, F. Liszt and S. Rachmaninov

First stage

The recital must be at least 50 minutes long, but not more than 60 minutes:

The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the pianist. The program will include one or more compositions by one or more of the following Russian composers: M. Balakirev, A. Glasunov, N. Medtner, M. Mussorgsky, N. Myaskovsky, S. Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, A. Scriabin, R. Shchedrin, D. Shostakovich, I. Stravinsky, P. Tchaikovsky. Works from Round I may not be repeated.

Second stage

One of the following piano concertos by W. A. Mozart:

No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271
No. 12 in A major, K. 414
No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
No. 21 in C major, K. 467
No. 23 in A major, K. 488
No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595

Two concertos for piano and orchestra:

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Concereto №1 or №2
A concerto chosen by the contestant (excluding the one performed in Round II)

All works must be performed from memory and in their entirety. Total performance times, which will be strictly enforced, include pauses. The Jury retains the right to stop a performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. Repeats are at the discretion of the performer.

All compositions must be performed from memory and in their entirety. Total performance times, which will be strictly enforced, include any pauses between compositions. The jury retains the right to stop a performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. Repeats are at the discretion of the performer.

If requested, contestants must provide the jury a copy of the edition of the score used in the preparation of each work performed.

Changes in submitted repertoire or in the order of performance may be made only with the permission of the Administration.

  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

A recital of a minimum of 40 but not to exceed 50 minutes in length and consisting of the following works:

J.S. Bach. Candidates choose one of the following:
Adagio and Fugue from the Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004

N.Paganini. Two Caprices: one of free choice and obligatory Caprice no. 24 op.1

P.I. Tchaikovsky. Waltz-Scherzo op. 34

One or more compositions of the candidate's choice

First stage

The program must include one or more compositions by (a) Russian composer(s). Works from Round I may not be repeated. A recital of a minimum of 50 but not to exceed 60 minutes in length and consisting of the following works:

A sonata by one the following composers of the candidate's choice:
W.A. Mozart (except for the youth sonatas), L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert,
R. Schumann, J. Brahms, E. Grieg, C. Frank, C. Debussy, M. Ravel,
R. Strauss, B. Bartok, S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich

One virtuoso work

One or more compositions of the candidate's choice

Second stage

Performance with the chamber orchestra.
One of the following violin concertos:
W.A. Mozart - No.3 in G, K.216
W.A. Mozart - No.4 in D, K.218
W.A. Mozart - No.5 in A, K.219

Two concertos for violin and orchestra:

1) Concerto by P. I. Tchaikovsky (edited by the author)

2) One concerto of the candidate's choice by the following composers:
Bartok (Concerto No. 1 or No. 2), Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Dvorak, Glazunov, Lalo (Spanish Symphony), Mendelssohn, Paganini (Concerto No. 1 or No.2), Prokofiev (Concerto No. 1 or No.2), Sibelius, Shostakovich (Concerto No. 1 or No.2).

All compositions must be performed in their entirety. Total performance times, which will be strictly enforced, include any pauses between compositions. The jury retains the right to stop a performance if the contestant exceeds the allotted time. Repeats are at the discretion of the performer. All works must be performed from memory, with the exception of the sonata for violin and piano.

If requested, contestants must provide the jury a copy of the edition of the score used in the preparation of each work performed.

Changes in submitted repertoire or in the order of performance may be made only with permission of the Administration.

  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

The recital must be at least 40 minutes long, but no longer than 50 minutes; and it should consist of the following compositions:

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Sarabande from the Suites for unaccompanied cello No. 3, 4, 5, or[W1]  6

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso Op. 62

Alfredo Piatti: One caprice from his 12 Caprices for cello Op. 25 (except No. 1)

One or more compositions chosen by the contestant

First stage

The recital must be at least 50 minutes long, but not more than 60 minutes.  The programme must include and including one or more compositions by a Russian composer. Works already performed in Round I may not be repeated.

A sonata by one of the following composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert or Johannes Brahms

One virtuoso work

One or more compositions chosen by the contestant (it is permissible to play one or two movements from a single sonata)

Second stage

One of the following cello concertos by Joseph Haydn:
No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb: 1
No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb: 2

Two concertos with orchestra:

1) Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

2) A concerto chosen by the contestant (excluding the one performed in Round II)

In the event that full orchestral scores and parts are not already available, the Administration of the Competition may require that the contestant provide them well in advance of performance.

All compositions must be performed in their entirety. Total performance times, which will be strictly enforced, include any pauses between compositions. The jury retains the right to stop a performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. Repeats are at the discretion of the performer. All works must be performed from memory, with the exception of the sonata for cello and piano.

If requested, contestants must provide the jury a copy of the edition of the score used in the preparation of each work performed.

Changes in submitted repertoire or in the order of performance may be made only with the permission of the Administration.

  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

The recital is not be more than 20 minutes long and it should consist of the following works:

An aria from an opera, cantata or oratorio by one of the following composers: J. S. Bach, Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Christoph Gluck, Joseph Haydn, W. A. Mozart.

An aria from an opera by one of the following composers: Carl Maria von Weber, Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Mikhail Glinka, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, Stanisław Moniuszko, Bedřich Smetana, Alexander Borodin, Camille Saint-Saëns, Léo Delibes, Georges Bizet, Modest Mussorgsky, Antonín Dvořák, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, Sergei Rachmaninoff, or Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

One song by Pyotr Tchaikovsky chosen by the contestant.

The recital is not be more than 35 minutes long, and it should consist of the following works:

One song by Pyotr Tchaikovsky chosen by the contestant (excluding the 16 Songs for Children Op. 54, and the song performed in Round I)

One of the songs, lieder or chansons by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Mikhail Glinka, Mily Balakirev, Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn, Antonín Dvořák, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Manuel de Falla, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Schostakovich or Georgy Sviridov

A folk song with piano accompaniment or a cappella, preferably from the contestant's country of origin.

A major aria chosen by the contestant.

An aria from an opera, cantata or oratorio composed after 1950.

The concert is not be more than 30 minutes long, and it should consist of the following works:

An aria from an opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky or from his cantata “Moscow” (baritones should choose the fourth movement of the cantata, and mezzo-sopranos should choose the fifth). Coloratura sopranos may choose an aria by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

An opera aria chosen by the contestant.

In the event that full orchestral scores and parts are not already available, the Administration of the Competition may require that the contestant provide them well in advance of performance.

All compositions are to be performed in the original language. Each work can be
performed in only one round of the Competition. The order of performance is to be
determined by the contestant. The arias are to be performed in their original key.
The songs, lieder and chansons may be transposed except for those works
composed for a particular voice. The songs by Pyotr Tchaikovsky should
be performed in the original key.

Total performance times, which will be strictly enforced, include any pauses between compositions. The jury retains the right to stop a performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time.  Repeats are at the discretion of the performer.

If requested, contestants must provide the jury with a copy of the edition of the score
used in the preparation of each work performed.

Changes in submitted repertoire or in the order of performance may be made only with
permission of the Administration.