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Repertoire

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass Instruments

Piano

  • Qualifying round (video selection)
  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

Qualifying round (video selection)

Program at the performer’s choice including one compulsory piece by P. Tchaikovsky. Duration – no longer than 30 minutes.

Round I

A solo program no less than 40 and no longer than 50 minutes in duration consisting of the following pieces:

  1. One Prélude and Fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach, (book I or book II)
  2. One complete classical sonata (J. Haydn, W. Mozart, L. van Beethoven, M. Clementi) 
  3. One or more works by P. Tchaikovsky upon contestant’s choice 
  4. Three virtuoso Etudes, one each by F. Chopin, F. Liszt and S. Rachmaninoff.

Round II

A solo program no less than 50 and no longer than 60 minutes in duration. The repertoire will consist of works by choice of the performer. The program may not include pieces performed during Round I.

The program must include one or more works by the following Russian composers:
M. Balakirev, A. Glasunov, N. Medtner, M. Mussorgsky, N. Myaskovsky, S. Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, A. Scriabin, R. Shchedrin, D. Shostakovich, I. Stravinsky, P. Tchaikovsky.

Round III

Two concertos for piano and orchestra:

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. Concerto No. 1 or No. 2.
  2. A concerto of the performer’s choice.

If any score or part is not available, the Competition Directorate may demand that the performer should present it within a reasonable period.

General

  1. All the pieces are performed in whole and by memory. The total time of performance, which will be strictly observed, includes pauses between pieces. The jury members have a right to stop the performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. The right of repeats is left to the discretion of the competitor.
  2. At the request of the jury members, the competitor has to present the copies of printed music that he or she used while preparing for performance of each piece.
  3. Changes in the submitted program or in the declared order of pieces played may be made only with the permission of the Competition Directorate.
  4. Any composition may be performed only in one round of the Competition, except for the qualifying round.

Violin

  • Qualifying round (video selection)
  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

Qualifying round (video selection)

Program at the performer’s choice including one compulsory piece by P. Tchaikovsky. Duration – not less than 30 minutes.

Round I

A solo program no less than 40 and no longer than 50 minutes in duration consisting of the following pieces:

  1. J.S. Bach. One of the following pieces by choice of the performer:
    Adagio and fugue from Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005; Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004.
  2. N. Paganini. Two caprices: one by choice of the performer and Caprice No. 24 (obligatory piece).
  3. P. Tchaikovsky. Valse-Scherzo, op. 34.
  4. One or several pieces of the competitor’s choice.

Round II

A solo program no less than 50 and no longer than 60 minutes in duration. The program has to include one or several works by a Russian composer or composers (one of the suggested sonatas is possible). The program may not include pieces performed during Round I.

  1. One of the sonatas of the following composers: W. A. Mozart (one of the sonatas except for childhood sonatas), L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert, R. Schumann, J. Brahms, E. Grieg, C. Franck, C. Debussy, M. Ravel, R. Strauss, B. Bartók, S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich, B. Martinů.
  2. A virtuoso piece.
  3. A piece by F. Kreisler, or “Serenade Melancolique” in B-flat minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 26 by P. Tchaikovsky, or any of S. Rachmaninoff’s romances.
  4. A composition on the performer's choice

Round III

Two concertos for violin and orchestra:

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. Concerto (composer’s edition).
  2. One of the following concerts by the choice of the performer:
    W.A. Mozart. Concerto No.3 in G-dur, KV.216, Concerto No.4 in D-dur, KV.218, Concerto No.5 in A-dur, KV.219

If any score or part is not available, the Competition Directorate may demand that the performer should present it within a reasonable period.

General

  1. All the pieces are performed in whole and by memory, except for the sonata for violin and piano. The total time of performance, which will be strictly observed, includes pauses between pieces. The jury members have a right to stop the performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. The right of repeats is left to the discretion of the competitor.
  2. At the request of the jury members, the competitor has to present the copies of printed music that he or she used while preparing for performance of each piece.
  3. Changes in the submitted program or in the declared order of pieces played may be made only with the permission of the Competition Directorate.
  4. Any composition may be performed only in one round of the Competition, except for the qualifying round.

Cello

  • Qualifying round (video selection)
  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

Qualifying round (video selection)

Program at the performer’s choice including one compulsory piece by P. Tchaikovsky. Duration – no less than 30 minutes.

Round I

A solo program no less than 40 and no longer than 50 minutes in duration consisting of the following pieces:

  1. J. S. Bach. Prelude and Sarabande from one of suites Nos. 3, 4, 5, or 6 for solo cello.
  2. P. Tchaikovsky. Pezzo capriccioso, op.62.
  3. A. Piatti. One of the caprices from the cycle of caprices, op. 25 (except No. 1).
  4. One or several compositions on the performer's choice

Round II

A solo program no less than 50 and no longer than 60 minutes in duration. The program has to include one or several pieces by a Russian composer or composers. The program may not include pieces performed during Round I.

  1. A sonata by one of the following composers: L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, B. Martinů .
  2. A virtuoso piece.
  3. One or several pieces of the competitor’s choice (playing one/two movements of a sonata is admissible).

Round III

Two concertos for cello and orchestra:

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. Variations on a Rococo theme.
  2. A concerto of the performer’s choice.

If any score or part is not available, the Competition Directorate may demand that the performer should present it within a reasonable period.

General

  1. All the pieces are performed in whole and by memory, except for the sonata for cello and piano. The total time of performance, which will be strictly observed, includes pauses between pieces. The jury members have a right to stop the performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. The right of repeats is left to the discretion of the competitor.
  2. At the request of the jury members, the competitor has to present the copies of printed music that he or she used while preparing for performance of each piece.
  3. Changes in the submitted program or in the declared order of pieces played may be made only with the permission of the Competition Directorate.
  4. Any composition may be performed only in one round of the Competition, except for the qualifying round.

Voice

  • Qualifying round (video selection)
  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

Qualifying round (video selection)

A program no longer than 30 minutes in duration consisting of the following pieces:

  1. Any song/romance by P. Tchaikovsky
  2. Two arias of the performer’s choice.

Round I

A program no longer than 20 minutes in duration consisting of the following pieces:

  1. An aria from an opera, cantata or oratorio by one of the following composers:
    J. S. Bach, H. Purcell, G. Handel, C. Gluck, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart
  2. An aria from an opera by one of the following composers:
    C. M. Weber, G. Rossini, G. Donizetti, V. Bellini, M. Glinka, R. Wagner, G. Verdi, Ch. Gounod, S. Moniuszko, B. Smetana, A. Borodin, C. Saint-Saëns, L. Delibes, G. Bizet, M. Mussorgsky, A. Dvořák , N. Rimsky-Korsakov, R. Leoncavallo,  G. Puccini, P. Mascagni, S. Rachmaninoff, P. Tchaikovsky
  3. Any romance by P.Tchaikovsky.

Round II

A program no longer than 35 minutes in duration consisting of the following pieces:

  1. Any romance by P. Tchaikovsky (except for 16 songs for children (op. 54) and the romance performed during the first round)
  2. A romance or song by one of the following composers:
    F. Schubert, R. Schumann, M. Glinka, M. Balakirev, A. Dargomyzhsky, A. Borodin, M. Mussorgsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, L. van Beethoven, J. Brahms, E. Grieg, F. Mendelssohn, A. Dvořák, C. Debussy, S. Rachmaninoff, M. Ravel, G. Mahler, H. Wolf, M. de Falla, S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich, G. Sviridov
  3. A folk song accompanied by a pianist or a capella, preferably from the country represented by the performer
  4. A major aria of the performer's choice
  5. An aria from an opera, a cantata or an oratorio written after 1950.

Round III

A program no longer than 30 minutes in duration consisting of the following pieces:

  1. An aria from P. Tchaikovsky’s opera or from his cantata Moscow (No. 4 for baritone, No. 5 for mezzo). For a coloratura soprano: an aria from an opera by N. Rimsky-Korsakov
  2. An operatic aria of the performer's choice.

If any score or part is not available, the Competition Directorate may demand that the performer should present it within a reasonable period.

General

  1. Any composition should be sung in its original language. The order of performance is voluntary. Any aria should be sung in its original keys. Any romance or song may be transcribed unless a romance or a song is written for the performer’s voice.
    Any romance by P. Tchaikovsky (Round I) should be only sung in its original key.
  2. The total time of performance should be strictly observed and include pauses between compositions. The jury members may stop the performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. Any composition may be repeated at the competitor’s discretion.
  3. At the request of the jury members, the competitor should present them copies of the printed music that he or she used while preparing for performance of each composition.
  4. No change in the submitted program or in the declared order of compositions should be made unless the Competition Directorate gives their consent to such change.
  5. Any composition may be performed only in one round of the Competition, except for the qualifying round.

Woodwinds

  • Qualifying round (video selection)
  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

Qualifying round (video selection)

Flute

  1. W.A. Mozart. Flute Concerto in G major KV 313 or in D major KV 314
    I. Allegro aperto / I. Allegro maestoso
    to be performed with cadenza, preferably written by the candidate
  2. P. Gaubert. Fantaisie for flute and piano
  3. V. Tsybin. Etude no. 1 for flute and piano (Scherzo, from Book no. 1)

Oboe

  1. W.A. Mozart. Concerto for oboe and orchestra in C major, K. 314 I. Allegro aperto to be performed with cadenza, preferably written by the candidate
  2. E. Bozza. Fantaisie Pastorale for oboe and piano, op. 37.

CLARINET

  1. W.A. Mozart. Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major, K. 622 I. Allegro
    to be performed with cadenza, preferably written by the candidate
  2. C. Debussy. Première Rhapsodie

BASSOON

  1. W.A. Mozart. Concerto for bassoon and orchestra in B-flat major, K. 191/186e 
    I. Allegro 
    to be performed with cadenza, preferably written by the candidate
  2. J. Hummel. Grand Concerto for bassoon and orchestra in F major, S 63/Woo 23
    I. Allegro moderato.

Round I

Flute

Solo program, consisting of the following pieces

  1. J.S. Bach. Partita in a minor for solo flute
  2. V. Tsybin. Concert Allegro No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 for flute and piano.

Oboe

Program, consisting of the following pieces:

  1. G. Telemann. One of the 12 fantaisies
  2. One of the following pieces:
    - N. Castiglioni. «Alef» for oboe solo
    - L. Berio. Sequenza VII for oboe solo
    - H. Holliger. Etude no. 2 for oboe solo
  3. One of the following pieces:
    - P. Sancan. Sonatine for oboe and piano                
    - H. Dutilleux. Sonata for oboe and piano
    - C. Saint-Saens. Sonata for oboe and piano, op. 166
    - F. Poulenc. Sonata for oboe and piano, FP 185.

CLARINET

Solo program, consisting of the following pieces

  1. W.A. Mozart. Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major, K. 622 
    I. Allegro 
    to be performed with cadenza, preferably written by the candidate
  2. I. Stravinsky. 3 pieces for clarinet solo
  3. P. Tchaikovsky. «Russian Dance» from «Swan Lake».

BASSOON

Solo program, consisting of the following pieces:

  • W.A. Mozart. Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, op. 191 
    to be performed with cadenzas, preferably written by the candidate
  • P. Tchaikovsky. Nocturne, Op. 19 № 4 or Nocturne, Op. 10 № 1 (arranged by I. Kostlan).

Round II

Flute

Solo program, consisting of the following pieces:

  1. Р. Tchaikovsky. Serenade Mélancolique, op. 26 (arr. in F minor by D. Bouriakov, or any other arrangement, including candidate’s own. In case of candidates own arrangement, must provide a matching piano part)     
  2. One of the following pieces:
    - E. Denisov. Sonata for flute and piano
    - Y. Nagovitsyn. Sonata for flute and piano
    - S. Prokofiev. Sonata for solo flute, op. 115 (originally for violin solo) - any arrangement (for example, -G. L. Petrucci), including one of the candidate’s own
    - Y. Kornakov. Sonata no. 1 or sonata no. 2 for flute and piano
  3. One of the following pieces:
    - N. Paganini. La Campanella (arr. by D. Bouriakov, J. Balint or any other arrangement, including candidate’s own)
    - C. Saint-Saens. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (arr. by D. Bouriakov, or any other arrangement, including candidate’s own)
    - T. Boehm. Grande Polonaise
  4. One of the following pieces:
    - L. Berio. Sequenza I, for solo flute
    - E. Carte. Scrivo in Vento
    - T. Ichiyanagi. “In a Living Memory” for solo flute
    - T. Takemitsu. Voice
    - I. Yun. Etude no 5 for solo flute.

Oboe

Solo program, consisting of the following pieces:

  1. One of the following pieces:
    - F. Couperin. Concert Royal no. 14, d minor
    - А. Vivaldi. Sonata for oboe and basso continuo in c minor, RV 53
    - C.P.E. Bach. Sonata for oboe and basso continuo in g minor, Wq 135
  2. R. Schumann. 3 romances for oboe and piano, op. 94
  3. One of the following pieces:
    - B. Britten. Temporal Variations for oboe and piano
    - A. Dorati. Duo Concertante for oboe and piano
    - P. Haas. Suite for oboe and piano, Op. 17.

CLARINET

Solo program, consisting of the following pieces:

  1. R. Schumann. «Fantasiestucke» for clarinet and piano, op. 73
  2. E. Denisov. Sonata for clarinet solo
  3. J. Verdi / L. Bassi. Concert Fantasia on Motives from 'Rigoletto'.

BASSOON

Solo program, consisting of the following pieces:

  • Marcel Bitsch. Concertino for bassoon and orchestra
    or
    Heitor Villa-Lobos. Ciranda das Sete Notas
  • Paul Bonneau. Caprice en forme de Valse
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky. "August" (Harvest), arranged by I. Kostlan
  • G. Jacob. Partita for solo bassoon.

Round III

Flute

Performance with orchestra. Program consisting of these pieces (to be performed by memory):

  1. One of the following concertos:
    - C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for flute and orchestra in A major, Wq. 168 (H.438)
    - C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for flute and orchestra in A minor, Wq. 166 (H.430)
    - C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for flute and orchestra in D minor, Wq. 22 (H.425)
    - C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for flute and orchestra in G major, Wq. 169 (H.445)
  2. P. Tchaikovsky: Lensky aria - Paraphrase d'Eugène Onenguine (arr. by G. Braunstein)
  3. P. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, arranged for flute in F major by D. Bouriakov III mov. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo.

Oboe

Performance with orchestra. Program consisting of the following pieces (to be performed by memory):

  1. P. Tchaikovsky: Lensky Aria from “Eugene Onegin”.
  2. R. Strauss: Concerto for oboe and orchestra, TrV 292.

CLARINET

Performance with orchestra. Program consisting of following pieces (to be performed by memory):

  1. C. Debussy. Première Rhapsodie.
  2. P. Tchaikovsky. Lensky Aria from “Eugene Onegin”.
  3. G. Rossini: Introduction Theme and Variations.

BASSOON

Performance with orchestra. Program consisting of these pieces (to be performed by memory):

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. Lensky Aria from “Eugene Onegin”.
  2. J.Hummel. Grand Concerto for bassoon and orchestra in F major, S 63/Woo 23.

General

  1. All the pieces are performed in whole, unless otherwise stated in the repertoire. The program of the I and II round can be performed with music (not by memory). The program of the III round must be performed by memory. The total time of performance, which will be strictly observed, includes pauses between pieces. The jury members have a right to stop the performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time. The right of repeats is left to the discretion of the competitor.
  2. At the request of the jury members, the competitor has to present the copies of printed music that he or she used while preparing for performance of each piece.
  3. Changes in the submitted program or in the declared order of pieces played may be made only with the permission of the Competition Directorate.
  4. Any composition may be performed only in one round of the Competition, except for the qualifying round.
  5. At the request of the participant, the Directorate may provide musical material for the preparation for the Competition.

Brass Instruments

  • Qualifying round (video selection)
  • Round I
  • Round II
  • Round III
  • General

Qualifying round (video selection)

TRUMPET

A. Jolivet. Concertino.

V. Brandt. Konzertstück №1 or Konzertstück №2

FRENCH HORN

Performance of the Competition program is allowed only on a full double horn

  1. W.A. Mozart. Concerto E flat Major, K 495 only first movement with cadenza.
    Editions: «Bärenreiter» or «Henle»
  2. V. Buyanovski. España from «Traveling Impressions for solo horn»
    Edition: McCoy’s Horn Library.

TROMBONE

Program at the performer’s choice, duration – no longer than 20 minutes.

TUBA

Program at the performer’s choice, duration – no longer than 20 minutes.

Round I

TRUMPET

Solo program consisting of the following pieces:

  1. J. Haydn. Concerto in E flat major in 3 movements (trumpet B or Es)
  2. One of the following pieces (trumpet C):
    - A. Vizzutti. Cascades
    - V. Persichetti. Parable XIV
    - A. Plog. Postcards
    - T. Takemitsu. Paths
  3. One of the following pieces (trumpet C or B):
    - A. Honneger. Intrada
    - H. Sutermeister. Gavotte de concert
    - G. Enescu. Legend

* Round I should be performed in two parts: 1st spart - performance of Haydn concerto, 2nd part - the rest of the program.

FRENCH HORN

Performance of the Competition program is allowed only on a full double horn

  1. One of the following:
    - J. Haydn. Horn Concerto no. 1 D Major, Hob. VIId:3 (cadenza from “Henle” edition or candenza composed by a participant).
    Edition: «Henle»
    - W.A. Mozart. Horn Concerto E flat Major, KV 417
    Editions: «Bärenreiter» or «Henle»
  2. V. Buyanovski. Scherzo “À la chasse” for horn and piano
    Edition: Izdateljstvo Muzika, Leningrad, 1962
  3. P. Tchaikovsky. Barcarola from "The Seasons" op. 37 № 6 (arr. by A. Usov)
    Edition: State Music Publishing House, (Moscow, 1958)

TROMBONE

  1. G. Pergolesi: Sinfonia
  2. One of the following:
    - A. Nesterov. Concerto for tenor trombone
    - L. Grøndahl. Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
    - H. Тomasi. Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
    - F. David. Trombone Concertino, Op. 4

TUBA

  1. T. Stevens: Variations in Olden Style
  2. One of the following:
    - K. Penderezki. Capriccio for Solo Tuba
    - L. Bashmakov. Cassazione
    - V. Buyanovsky. Improvisation
    - R. Schumann: Adagio and Allegro,  op.70

Round II

TRUMPET

Solo program consisting of the following pieces:

  1. One of the following works (trumpet piccolo):
    - J. Fasch. Concerto in D major in 3 movements
    - G. Telemann. Concerto in D major in 4 movements
    - L. Mozart. Concerto in D major in 2 movements
  2. One of the following pieces  (trumpet B):
    - V. Peskin. Concerto for trumpet №1 in C minor (1st movement)
    - A. Goedicke. Concerto for trumpet
    A. Pakhmutova. Concerto for trumpet (1st edition)
  3. T. Сharlier. Solo De Concours in B flat minor (to be performed on the cornet or trumpet B)

* Round II should be performed in two parts: 1st part - performance on the trumpet piccolo, 2nd part - the rest of the program.

FRENCH HORN

Performance of the Competition program is allowed only on a full double horn

  1. One of the following:
    - J. Vignery. Sonata for Horn and Piano op. 7
    Edition: «Andel» or «Brogneaux»
    - P. Hindemith. Althorn Sonata in E flat (1943)
    Edition: «Schott»
  2. One of the following:
    - E. Bozza. Sur les Cimes
    Edition: Leduc
    - E. Bozza. En Forêt
    Edition: Leduc
  3. B. Anisimov. «The Poem»
    Edition: Izdateljstvo MUZGIZ, Leningrad, 1961

TROMBONE

  1. L. Mozart. Concerto for alto trombone (traditional version, performed only on alt-trombone, the order of movements for the choice of the performer)
  2. One of the following:
    - F. Rabe. «Basta» for solo trombone
    - V. Buyanovski. 3 pieces for solo trombone
    - I. Xenakis. «Keren» for solo trombone
  3. P. Tchaikovsky. Suite for trombone from «The Queen of Spades». Arranged for trombone and piano by C. Lindberg

TUBA

Program consisting of the following pieces, no more than 30 minutes in length:

  1. One of the following:
    - V. Schmidt. Sonata
    - A. Plog. Sonata
    - T. Madsen. Sonata
    - V. Kladnicki. Sonata
  2. A virtuoso piece of the competitor’s choice

Round III

TRUMPET

Performance with orchestra.

Program consisting of the following pieces (to be performed by memory):

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. Lensky aria from the opera «Eugene Onegin» (choice of instrument rests with the participant: trumpet Es, C, B, cornet, flugelhorn; choice of instrument rests with the participant:  pipe Es, C, B, cornet, flugelhorn; direct transcription of the vocal part must be made by the participant; in the accompaniment there will be used the score of the opera)
  2. One of the following concertos (trumpet C or B):
    - M. Weinberg. Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
    - R. Shchedrin. Concerto for trumpet and orchestra

French Horn

Performance of the Competition program is allowed only on a full double horn

Performance with orchestra.

Program consisting of the following pieces (to be performed by memory):

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. “Andante Cantabile” for Horn and Strings (transcription by Maximiliano Santos of the version for cello and strings from String Quartet No. 1, op. 11)
  2. R. Glière.  Horn Concerto B flat Major op. 91 (cadenza by V. Polekh)
    Edition: Izdateljstvo Muzika, Moskva 1964 or MCA Music, Melville, New York 1957

Trombone

Performance with orchestra.

Program to be performed by memory:

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. Eugene Onegin Suite (arranged by V. Kruglik). Cadenza at the performer's choice. Cadenzas composed by contestants are recommended.
  2. N. Rota. Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra in C

Tuba

Performance with orchestra.

Program consisting of the following pieces (to be performed by memory):

  1. P. Tchaikovsky. «Andante cantabile» for Tuba and strings (transcription by Maximiliano Santos of the version for cello and strings from String Quartet No. 1, op. 11).
  2. One of the following concertos:
    - A. Arutiunian. Concerto for tuba and orchestra
    - G. Korchmar. Concerto for tuba and orchestra

General

  1. All the pieces are performed in whole, unless otherwise stated in the repertoire. The program of the I and II round can be performed with music (not by memory). The program of the III round must be performed by memory. 
  2. At the request of the jury members, the competitor has to present the copies of printed music that he or she used while preparing for performance of each piece.
  3. Changes in the submitted program or in the declared order of pieces played may be made only with the permission of the Competition Directorate.
  4. Any composition may be performed only in one round of the Competition, except for the qualifying round.
  5. At the request of the participant, the Directorate may provide musical material for the preparation for the Competition.