Program of the Competition

Warning: No work shall be repeated at any stage of the competition. All the pieces, with the exception of the obligatory contemporary piece, must be played from memory.

First round – Second round :

The contestant must present the following program, dividing the pieces between the first round (20’ maximum) and the second round (35’ maximum), in the order of his/her choice and within the allotted time limit. Each round is qualifying :
– One prelude and fugue from “The Well-Tempered Clavier” by J.-S. Bach,
– One Etude from opus 10 or 25 by Chopin,
– One Etude by another composer,
– One work or one suite of works of the same opus from the romantic repertory of a duration of 7 to 20 minutes composed between 1828 and 1897.
– A complete Sonata by Beethoven, Clementi, Haydn, Mozart or Schubert (repeats are optional).

Semi-final: Recital (40′ minimum, 50′ maximum)

A program of the contestant’s choice including the piece “Spirite” by Guillaume Connesson (commissioned by the Competition – duration : about 5’ – score sent on reception of the registration form and fee), and one work of a French composer written between the 17th and 21st century.

Final round: One Concerto to choose among the followings :

Mozart : Concerto No.23 in A major, K. 488
Beethoven : Concerto No.1 in C major, op. 15
Chopin : Concerto No.1 in E minor, op. 11
Grieg : Concerto in A minor op. 16
Saint-Saëns : Concerto No.4 in C minor, op. 44
Ravel : Concerto in G major