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2015 Junior Competition Rounds & Repertoire

Cliburn Preliminary Recital

First Cliburn International Junior Competition and Festival
June 21-28, 2015
Ed Landreth Auditorium and PepsiCo Hall, TCU
Fort Worth, Texas USA


VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

All applicants must submit a video of 15 to 20 minutes in length. It should include a virtuosic etude, the first movement of a Classical sonata, and a lyrical work, using the repertoire requirements provided for the Competition Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds. Works performed in the screening videos can be repeated during the Competition rounds. The video must be filmed with both the pianist’s face and hands in the frame at all times. Recordings may be paused between each repertoire selection. Each work on the video must be a continuous and unedited performance. Videos must not be filmed more than six months prior to submissions.

 

The 2015 Junior Competition will consist of four rounds:


PRELIMINARY ROUND

Each of 24 pianists will perform a recital not to exceed 20 minutes in length. The recital must include:

  • the first movement of a Classical sonata (sonatas may be played in their entirety as well) selected from any Haydn sonata, any Mozart sonata, or one of the first 12 Beethoven sonatas (op. 1 – op. 26).
  • a virtuosic etude selected from the following:

CHOPIN Etude in C Major, op. 10, no. 1
CHOPIN Etude in A Minor, op. 10, no. 2
CHOPIN Etude in C-sharp Minor, op. 10, no. 4
CHOPIN Etude in G-flat Major, op. 10, no. 5 (“Black Key”)
CHOPIN Etude in F Major, op. 10, no. 8
CHOPIN Etude in C Minor, op. 10, no. 12 (“Revolutionary”)
CHOPIN Etude in F Minor, op. 25, no. 2
CHOPIN Etude in G-sharp Minor, op. 25, no. 6
CHOPIN Etude in D-flat Major, op. 25, no. 8
CHOPIN Etude in B Minor, op. 25, no. 10 (“Octave”)
CHOPIN Etude in A Minor, op. 25, no. 11 (“Winter Wind”)
CHOPIN Etude in C Minor, op. 25, no. 12 (“Ocean”)
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 4 “Mazeppa”
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 5 “Feux follets”
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 7 “Eroica”
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 8 “Wilde Jagd”
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 12 “Chasse-neige”
LISZT Concert Etude No. 2 “La leggierezza”
LISZT Concert Etude No. 3 “Un sospiro”
LISZT Paganini Etude No. 3 “La campanella”
LISZT Paganini Etude No. 6 in A Minor

The remainder of the program may be chosen by the pianist.


QUARTERFINAL ROUND

Each of 12 pianists will perform a recital not to exceed 30 minutes in length. The recital must include:

  •  a three- or four-voice Bach Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I or II
  • a lyrical work written by Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, or Schumann (similar to a nocturne, intermezzo, or song without words).

The remainder of the program may be chosen by the pianist. Repertoire from the Preliminary Round may not be repeated.


SEMIFINAL ROUND

The Semifinal Round will be held in two phases.

PHASE I: Each of six pianists will perform a recital not to exceed 40 minutes in length. The recital must include one work written after 1950. The remainder of the program may be chosen by the pianist. Repertoire from the Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds may not be repeated.

PHASE II: Each of six pianists will perform the first movement of the concerto submitted for the Final Round with piano accompaniment. The Cliburn will provide an accompanist.


FINAL ROUND

Each of three pianists will perform a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Mei-Ann Chen. The pianist may choose any work scored for symphony orchestra and piano. The choice is subject to approval by Cliburn and conductor.


RULES RELATING TO REPERTOIRE

  1. Total performance times include applause and pauses, and will be strictly enforced. The jury retains the right to stop a performance if the pianist exceeds the allotted time.
  2. All works must be performed in their entirety. Separate movements of larger works will be accepted but must be performed in their entirety. Repeats are at the discretion of the pianist.
  3. If requested, the pianist must supply a copy of the edition of the score used in preparation of each work performed to the jury.
  4. Changes in submitted repertoire or running order may be made only with permission of the Cliburn. No changes will be accepted after May 1, 2015. Any proposed changes must include timings.

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