Competition Required Repertoire

FIRST ROUND AND SECOND ROUND

Use the requirements listed below to choose repertoire for the first two rounds. Over the course of the first round and the second round, each of the requirements listed below must be represented once. Once the category requirements are met, remaining time can be filled with the repertoire of the candidate’s choice. A category may be repeated, but not a piece.

Candidates may present their choice of works in any order, provided the first round performances does not exceed 20 minutes, and second round performances do not exceed 30 minutes. All contestants will perform two rounds before the first jury vote.

  • One Chopin etude
  • One sonata by Mozart, Haydn, or Beethoven

 

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

Use the requirements listed below to choose repertoire for the semi-final round. The semi-final round will consist of a recital not to exceed 40 minutes. Once the category requirements are met, remaining time can be filled with the repertoire of the candidate’s choice. A category may be repeated, but not a piece. The program should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to present a stylistically diverse program.

  • One work or group of works by Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, or Schumann (choose one composer)
  • Original transcription(s) to be provided by the Cleveland International Piano Competition (not to exceed eight minutes in length)

 

FINAL ROUND, CHAMBER MUSIC

Choose one work from the following list:

BRAHMS, Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

DVORAK, Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81

FRANCK, Piano Quintet in F Minor

SCHUMANN, Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44

SHOSTAKOVICH, Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57

 

FINAL ROUND, CONCERTO

Choose one concerto from the following list:

BEETHOVEN, Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

BEETHOVEN, Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19

BEETHOVEN, Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

BEETHOVEN, Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

BEETHOVEN, Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73

BRAHMS, Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

BRAHMS, Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

CHOPIN, Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

CHOPIN, Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21

GRIEG, Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

MOZART, Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453

MOZART, Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

MOZART, Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467

MOZART, Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491

MOZART, Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503

MOZART, Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595

PROKOFIEV, Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

RACHMANINOFF, Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

RACHMANINOFF, Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

SCHUMANN, Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

TCHAIKOVSKY, Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23