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Malta International Piano Competition

23.10-31.10 October 2017

 

Category A (until 14 years)

Only one round

Maximum duration: 12 minutes

The performance needs to include a minimum of two original works (no transcriptions are permitted), which are to be contrasting in style and periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century), and must include at least one work (for example one movement from a sonata) by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven.

*All pieces must be performed from memory.

 

Category B (15-17 years)

One round

Maximum duration: 25 minutes

The performance needs to include a minimum of two but not more than three original works (no transcriptions are permitted) which have to be contrasting in style and period, and must include:

a) One movement from a piano sonata by Clementi, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, or a brilliant Sonata by D. Scarlatti;

b) One or more contrasting piano solo works including an Etude or virtuoso piece.

And one compulsory piece by Maria Mifsud

*All pieces must be performed from memory.

 

Category C (18-35 years)

1st Round - Preliminary

Maximum duration: 20 minutes

The performance needs to include a minimum of three but not more than four original works (no transcriptions are permitted) which have to be contrasting in style and period, and must include:

a) Any Prelude & Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I or II) by Bach

b) An Etude by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin or Debussy

c) One or more freely chosen compositions

And one compulsory piece by Jes Grixti.

 

2nd Round – Final


Maximum duration: 35 minutes

Finalists may perform any piano solo works which were not performed in the Preliminary round, which have to be contrasting in style and period, and must include a minimum of three original works:

1) one complete sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert

2) one romantic work (eg. Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Franck)

3) one composition by a composer who lived after 1900

 

*All pieces must be performed from memory.

 

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