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Piano 2016


Competitors must offer a complete concerto and 40 minutes or more of recital repertoire as listed below.

SEMIFINALS ROUND I

SATURDAY, JULY 16 to SUNDAY, JULY 17

FIRST ROUND | Approximately 30 Pianists - 30 minutes duration

The competitors will choose the order and pieces to be performed for this round. You must perform the two required pieces for this round listed below, plus one or more works of your choice for 30-minutes duration.

  1. The first movement of a sonata by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, or Schubert. This may be the same piece submitted with your application
  2. One of the following lyrical pieces:
    MENDELSSOHN - Songs Without Words:
    Op. 19, No. 1 in E Major, Op. 38, No.6 in A-flat Major, Op. 62, No. 1 in G Major, Op. 85, No. 4 in D Major
    CHOPIN
    Prelude Op. 45, or Nocturne (your choice)
    SCHUMANN
    Romance, Op. 28, No. 2 in F# Major

SEMIFINALS ROUND II

MONDAY, JULY 18

Second-round competitors will be announced in the evening after the completion of the First Round. The judges will choose the order and repertoire performed for the second round for 15 minutes duration.

CONCERTO ROUND

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Experienced piano accompanists will be provided to all concerto-round candidates for a studio rehearsal. This rehearsal time will be the length of the concerto plus 30-minutes. Candidates are welcome to bring their own piano accompanist at their own expense.

An entire concerto selected by each competitor from the list below will be performed with piano accompaniment. Approximately 10 pianists will advance to this round.

Cooper Competition Piano Concerto List:

  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 1
  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 2
  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 3
  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 4
  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 5
  • Brahms: Concerto No. 1
  • Brahms: Concerto No. 2
  • Chopin: Concerto No. 1
  • Chopin: Concerto No. 2
  • Grieg Piano Concerto
  • Liszt: Concerto No. 1
  • Mozart: K466
  • Mozart: K488
  • Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1
  • Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3
  • Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 1
  • Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2
  • Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3
  • Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 2
  • Schumann: Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1

RECITAL FINALS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 at 7 p.m.

Six finalists will perform for about 30 minutes each in a program selected by the judges. At the conclusion of this round, prizes for fourth, fifth, and sixth place will be announced. This round will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM.

The recital round repertoire must be selected from the works in the semifinal rounds.

CONCERTO FINALS

FRIDAY, JULY 22 at 8 p.m.

The three remaining finalists will perform their complete concerti with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. At the conclusion of this round, prizes for first, second, and third place will be awarded. This round will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM.

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