Jury

  • Peter Waas, Weimar (Head of Jury)
  • Justas Dvarionas, Vilnius
  • Yuka Imamine, Munich / Osaka
  • Radoslaw Kvapil, Praha
  • Sigrid Lehmstedt, Weimar
  • Erik Tavastjerna, Helsinki

    Secretary: Bettina Born

The Competition's Categories

  • Category I (10-13 years)
  • Category II (14–16 years)

Repertoire

Category I

First Round
  1. J.S. Bach:two three-part Inventions (Sinfonias), BWV 787 – 801 or
    three consecutive movements from a French Suite, BWV 812 – 817 or
    D. Scarlatti:2 Sonatas

  2. C. Czerny:one etude from op.299, no.21 onwards (book 3 and 4) or
    op. 335 or op. 740

  3. F. Liszt :one etude from Jugend-Etüden op. 1 (Études pour le piano en douze exercices S136), excluding nos.1 and 4 or
    one etude from Grandes études Paganini (S141), no. 4 or no. 5

  4. J. Haydn:one sonata-form movement (sonata allegro) from a piano sonata

    Length of playing: A maximum of 20 minutes within which repeats may be played.

Second Round
  1. one piece of chamber music performed together with a pupil of the Musikgymnasium Belvedere
    (A list of possible pieces to choose from will be send after the application) or
    a piece composed by the candidate him / herself (The music must be handed to the jury) or
    one improvised piece for which the candidate will be given a choice of themes after the nomination for the second round

  2. E. Grieg: one or more pieces from Lyric Pieces or
    F. Mendelsohn Bartholdy: one or more Songs without words or
    R. Schumann:one or more pieces from the Album for the Young, op.68

  3. F. Liszt: one or more pieces from
    Consolations (S172) 
    Nocturnes (S207)
    Valse-Impromptu (S213)
    Années de Pélerinage I – Suisse (S160), excluding nos.1, 5 and 6

    Length of playing: A maximum of 25 minutes in which repeats maybe played.
Categroy II

First Round
  1. J. S. Bach: one piece from the Well-tempered Clavier 1 and 2 (Prelude and fugue) or
    three consecutive movements from a Partita or
    one English Suite, BWV 806 – 811 or
    D. Scarlatti: 2 Sonatas

  2. F. Liszt: one etude from: Grandes études Paganini (S141), excluding G major and E major or
    one études de concert (S144 or S145)

  3. F. Chopin: one virtuose étude from: Éudes op. 10 or
    Études pour piano op. 25

  4. L. v. Beethovenone sonata-form movement (sonata allegro) from a piano sonata
    (excluding op.49, 79, 101, 106, 109, 110 and 111)
  1. Length of playing: A maximum of 20 minutes within which repeats may be played.

    Second Round
  1. one piece of chamber music performed together with a pupil of the Musikgymnasium Belved
  1. ere
    (A list of possible pieces to choose from will be send after the application) or
    a piece composed by the candidate him / herself (The music must be handed to the jury) or 
    one improvised piece for which the candidate will be given a choice of themes after the nomination for the second round

  2. F. Liszt: one work from
    Ballades (S170 und 171)
    Hungarian Rhapsodies (S244)
    Two Polonaise (S223)
    Années de pèlerinage II– Italie: Book 1 (excluding no. 7) and Book 2

  3. onework of the 20th century composed before 1950

  4. one work composed after 1950

    Length of playing: A maximum of 30 minutes in which repeats maybe played.

Participation Rules

  1. The competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities and stateless persons.

  2. The competition is held in the following categories:
    - Category I: 10 to 13 years
    - Category II: 14 to 16 years
    The qualifying date is the 24th February 2005

  3. The competition is held in two rounds and open to the public. The order of performance for the pianists is determined by random selection in the form of a lottery system.

  4. All works must be performed memorised except the piece of chamber music, if chosen, in the second round. After the application deadline has passed, all applicants will receive a list of chamber music pieces to choose from.
  5. After the 20th January 2005 no programme changes will be accepted.

  6. The order of works to be performed in both rounds can be determined by the candidate.
     
  7. The jury reserves the right to interrupt a performance if the allocated time has been exceeded.

  8. The jury reserves the right not to reward certain prizes. The first prize of each category cannot be shared.

  9. The decision of the jury is unchallengeable. There may be possible changes within the jury.

  10. Members of the jury are not allowed to judge their own pupils. In the case of former pupils, the teaching activities must have ended at least one year prior to the competition.

  11. The competition maybe recorded or transmitted for television / radio, etc. The participants agree to this and do not have any rights of publication.

  12. All prize winners are obliged to perform at the prize winners concert on the 1st March 2005.

  13. In the case of misunderstandings caused by the translation of this text, the German text is binding.

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The competition in 2014