Screening Auditions (January/February 2021)

Approximately 135 applicants perform 40-minute recitals in eight cities across Asia, Europe, and North America

Preliminary Round (May 27–29, 2021) Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU

30 competitors perform a 40-minute recital, to include commissioned work of 4-6 minutes by Stephen Hough

Quarterfinal Round (May 30–31, 2021) Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU

18 competitors perform a 40-minute recital

Semifinal Round (June 2–6, 2021) Bass Performance Hall

12 competitors in two phases:

  1. 60-minute recital
  2. Mozart concerto to be selected from a list with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan
    • Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
    • Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat Major, K. 450
    • Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459
    • Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
    • Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
    • Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482
    • Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
    • Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491
    • Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
    • Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595

Final Round (June 8–12, 2021) Bass Performance Hall

6 competitors perform two concertos, to be selected from two separate lists, with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop.

Concerto 1: 

    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15
    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 19
    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37
    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58
    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73
    • CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11
    • CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, op. 21
    • GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
    • GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F Major
    • GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 16
    • LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, S. 124
    • LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125
    • MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, op. 25
    • RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Minor
    • RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major
    • SAINT-SÄENS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22
    • SAINT-SÄENS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, op. 103
    • SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54

Concerto 2:

    • BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Sz. 95, BB 101
    • BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major, Sz. 119, BB 127
    • BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, op. 15
    • BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 83
    • PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 16
    • PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26
    • RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
    • RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30
    • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, op. 23

Recital repertoire not to be repeated in Preliminary, Quarterfinal, and Semifinal Rounds.

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