The Rules of Repertoires

- All repertoires are strictly limited to Classical music (do not include styles such as: Jazz, Blue, Broadway, Semi-Classic).

- All repertoire must be played from memory.

- In Group 1, the pieces can not be identical in different rounds.

- In category B, C and D of Group 2, the pieces can be identical in different rounds.

- The 1st movement of Sonate must be allegro sonate movement.

- Do not repeat any section of piece.

- Contestants must provide their own accompanist.

- After registering, contestants are not allowed to change the repertoire

- At the discretion of the judges, contestants may be interrupted or subjected to time restrictions.

- The decision of the judges is final and the judges reserve the right to assign prizes ex-aequo or to leave prizes unassigned.

a. Competition repertoire for Group 1: Professional Contestants

Category A:

+ First round:

  • An Etude
  • A polyphonic piece (A piece from the baroque period)

+ Second round:

  • A Sonata or Sonatina (First movement or Second and Third movement) of the following composers: F. Kuhlau, M. Clementi, J. Haydn, W. Mozart, L.V.Beethoven.
  • A work free of choice

Category B:

+ First round: including 3 pieces. All program can be played from 10 to 12 minutes.

  • An Etude of the following composers: C. Czerny (Op. 740), F. Chopin (except No. 3, 6, 9 Op. 10 and No. 7 Op. 25), S. Rachmaninoff, M. Moszkowski (Op. 72)
  • A polyphonic piece from the baroque period (Prelude and Fugue, or some sections from Suites/Partitas)
  • A work free of choice

+ Second round: including 2 pieces. All program can be played from 12 minutes up.

  • Sonate or Sonatine (First movement or Second and Third movement) of one of the following composers: J. Haydn, W. Mozart, L. Beethoven.
  • A substantial work or group of works within the same opus by a major composer of the romantic or 20th century period (Polonaise, Scherzo, Ballade…)

Category C:

+ First round: including 3 pieces. All program can be played from 15 minutes up.

  • An Etude of the following composers: F. Chopin (except No. 3, 6, 9 Op. 10 and No. 7 Op. 25), F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninoff, A. Scriabin.
  • A Prelude and Fugue.
  • A classical Sonate (First movement or Second and Third movement).

+ Second round: including 2 works. All program can be played from 18 to 20 minutes.

  • A substantial work or group of works within the same opus by a major composer of the romantic or 20th century period (Polonaise, Scherzo, Ballade…)
  • Concerto (First movement or Second and Third movement; must be selected from the list below).

Category D:

+ First round: including 3 pieces. All program can be played from 15 minutes up.

  • An Etude of the following composers: F. Chopin (except No. 3, 6, 9 Op. 10 and No. 7 Op. 25), F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninoff, A. Scriabin.
  • A Prelude and Fugue.
  • A classical Sonate (First movement or Second and Third movement).

+ Second round: including 2 works. All program can be played from 20 min. up.

  • A substantial work or group of works within the same opus by a major composer of the romantic or 20th century period.
  • A Concerto (entire work; must be selected from the list below)

* Repertoire list of Concerto used in Category C and Category D:

L. Beethoven; W. Mozart (from No. 19 to No. 27); F. Chopin; F. Liszt; E. Grieg; C. Saint-Saëns; R. Schumann (A minor); F. Mendelssohn; S. Rachmaninoff (No. 2 and 4); P. Tchaikowsky (No. 1); M. Ravel (G major); D. Shostakovich (No. 2, Op. 10); S. Prokofiev (No. 1, 2, 3 and 5).

b. Competition repertoire for Group 2: Non Professional Contestants

Category A: One round

Two pieces with different genres (Etudes, Inventions, Dances…)

Category B:

+ First round: Two pieces with different genres (Etudes, Inventions, Dances…)

+ Second round: including 2 works:

  • A work free of choice
  • First movement or Second and Third movement of Sonate or Sonatine or a Theme and Variations from the classical period.

    The pieces can be identical in different rounds.

Category C:

+ First round: Two pieces with different genres (Etudes, Inventions, Dances…), and one of which must be an etude of the following composers: Czerny Op. 740 (except No. 1, 2), M. Moszkowski, F. Chopin (except No. 3, 6, 9 Op. 10, No. 7 Op.25), S. Rachmaninoff.

+ Second round: including 2 works:

  • A work free of choice
  • First movement or Second and Third movement of Sonata or a Theme and Variations from the classical period.

    The pieces can be identical in different rounds.

Category D:

+ First round: Two pieces with different genres (Etudes, Dances…), and one of which must be a Prelude and Fugue.

+ Second round: A program free of choice from 12’ up, including a Sonate (First movement or Second and Third movement) or a Theme and Variations.The pieces can be identical in different rounds.

* For the work free of choice, Special Bartók-prize will be given for the best performers of Bartók's composition recommended from the list above:

Category A

- Selection (min. 3 pieces) from the books of "For Children", Sz. 42

- Evening in Transylvania - No. 5 from "10 Easy Pieces", Sz. 39

- Three Rondos Sz. 84 No. 1

Category B

- Beardance - No. 10 from "10 Easy Pieces", Sz. 39

- Sonatina Sz. 55 (all 3 movements)

- Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56 (either 1, 2, 3 or 4, 5, 6 movements)

- Romanian Carols Sz. 57 No. 1

Category C

- Three Folksongs from Csík Sz. 35a

- Allegro Barbaro Sz. 49

- Ostinato - Mikrokosmos Sz. 107 (Volume VI. No. 146)

- Ballad - 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs Sz. 71 (No. 6)

Category D

- Two Romanian Dances Op. 8/a No. 1

- Suite Op. 14 (2 movements free of choice)

- Old Hungarian Dances - 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs Sz. 71 (No. 7-15)