Competition begins at 1:00PM on July 5, 2017 with the drawing of the lots to determine the order of performances. The competition will follow this order except at the discretion of the Artistic Director, or for unusual and extenuating circumstances, or for program considerations in the final round. Each contestant will be allotted time to practice his or her recital program on stage.
Competition performances begin Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota School of Music. Contestants will perform in front of the International Jury.
Performing order for each program is determined by the contestant. Contestants will not be interrupted or stopped during the programs and recitals unless the stated time limit is exceeded.
All repertoire must be performed from memory.
First Round (not to exceed 30 minutes), July 6-7, 2017, up to twenty-four (24) contestants
1. J. S. Bach, One Prelude and Fugue from WTC I or II, or one Sinfonia or Preludio from any of the 6 English Suites.
2. First movement of a Classical Sonata (Beethoven, Clementi, Haydn or Mozart), Sonata from the Application Recording Repertoire and/or Disklavier/Video Recording CAN be used.
3. One Virtuoso Etude by one of the following composers: Bartok, Chopin, Kapustin, Ligeti, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin or Stravinsky. Etude from the Application Recording Repertoire and/or Disklavier/Video Recording CAN be used
4. A work(s) of contestant's choice, to make a program of 30 minutes of music or less. Program can include piece(s) performed at the Disklavier/Video Recordings.
Contestants who advance to the next round will be announced from the stage of Ted Mann Concert Hall at the end of the second day of the First Round.
Second (Semi-Final) Round (not to exceed 30 minutes), July 8-9, 2017 , up to twelve (12) contestants
1. Schubert: one Impromptu by Schubert from Op. 90 or 142 OR one Moment Musical OR a First Movement of any Piano Sonata.
1. Beethoven Variations WoO 80 C Minor OR Mendelssohn Bartholdy Variations Serieuses Op. 54.
3. The rest of the program selected by the contestant. Program can include piece(s) performed in the Disklavier/Video Recordings. NO REPERTOIRE FROM THE FIRST ROUND CAN BE USED.
5 Finalists will be announced from the stage of Ted Mann Concert Hall at the end of the Second (Semi-Final) Round performances.
Final Round, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, five (5) contestants
First movement of one of the following Concerti:
Bartok No. 3
Beethoven Nos. 1 through 5
Chopin No.1 or No.2
Grieg A Minor
Mozart (excluding KV 413, KV 414, KV 449)
Prokofiev No. 2 or No. 3
Rachmaninoff Nos. 1 through 4
Ravel G Major
Saint-Saens No. 2
Schumann A Minor
Shostakovich No. 2
Tchaikovsky No. 1 or No. 2
Concerti will be performed with the Minnesota Orchestra at the Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. Each finalist will be allotted time to rehearse with the orchestra. The concerto must be the same one as on the application recording.
The winners of the e-Piano Junior Competition will be announced from the stage of the Orchestra Hall during the Award Ceremony the evening of July 11, 2017. All finalists may be asked to perform a short solo piece.
Contestants may not contact or speak with any member of the Jury, including the Artistic Director, as long as they continue to participate in the e-Piano Junior. Any violation of this rule will disqualify the pianist.
All rounds of the competition are open to the public.
The e-Piano Junior will be videotaped and recorded for subsequent transmission. All stages of the competition will be broadcast over the Internet, and may be accessed at www.piano-e-competition.com . All recordings will be the exclusive property of the International Piano-e-Competition and no payment will be due any competitor for said recordings.