Smetana International Piano Competition 15.3. - 20.3. 2016
Czech republic | Pilsen
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Third category repertoire

Third category repertoire

(age limit: up to 30 years)

  • Competitors born in 1988 and later.
  • The competition consists of three rounds.

Programme - first round

  • The time limit for the entire first round is 20 minutes.
  • A shorter performing time of  B. Smetana´s works will result in the disqualification of the competitor.
  • The composition of a free choice of candidate must be played as the last one.
  • 1. one concerto etude of a virtuoso character chosen from the works of these composers: F. Chopin, F. Liszt, B. Smetana, S. Rachmaninov, A. Scriabin
  • 2. B. Smetana: competitor´s free choice of compositions of not less than seven minutes´ duration. In the selection, one polka from the first series of  the Cycle of  Czech Dances must be played.
  • 3. the competitor´s free choice of  Czech or the world´s compositions from the romantic period

Programme - second round

  • The time limit for the entire second round is 45 minutes.
  • A shorter performing time of  B. Smetana´s works will result in the disqualification of the competitor.
  • The composition of a free choice of candidate must be played as the last one.
  • one complete sonata from the works of these composers:
    J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven, J. L. Dusik, J. V. H. Vorisek
  • B. Smetana: competitor´s free choice of compositions of not less than fifteen minutes´ duration. In the selection, one composition from the second series of the Cycle of  Czech Dances must be played.
    No work by B. Smetana included in the previous round may be performed in this round.
  • competitor´s free choice of one or more compositions.
    No work included in the previous round may be performed in this round.

Programme - third round

one of the following piano concertos:

  • W. A. Mozart: Concerto in D minor, K 466
  • W. A. Mozart: Concerto in C, K 467
  • W. A. Mozart: Concerto in A, K 488
  • L. v. Beethoven: Concertos Nos. 1 - 5
  • E. Grieg: Concerto in A minor
  • F. Chopin: Concerto in E minor, Concerto in F minor
  • R. Schumann: Concerto in A minor
  • F. Liszt: Concerto in E flat

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