COMPETITION: Preliminaries 2019

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The 2019 Olga Kern International Piano Competition will be held October 27– November 3, 2019.

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2019 Olga Kern International Piano Competition

Preliminaries 

Monday, October 28, 2019

The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Journal Theater
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, 87102

Free Admission: general seating

Required Repertoire

Everything must be performed from memory and all printed repeats must be taken.

First Round/Preliminary Round (45 min. total):

1. One Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach (chosen from either book of The Well-Tempered Clavier).

2. Two contrasting Études chosen from the following:

  • Frédéric Chopin: Op. 10 and Op.25
  • Franz Liszt: Transcendental Études
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 and Op. 39
  • Alexander Scriabin: Études, Op. 42
  • Claude Debussy: Études

3. One Sonata by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or Ludwig van Beethoven.

4. One short piece by Rachmaninoff chosen from the following:

  • Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3
  • Morceaux de salon, Op. 10
  • Ten Preludes, Op. 23
  • Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32
  • Transcriptions

At the end of the Preliminaries, the Jury will deliberate and choose ten contestants who will advance to the Semifinal Round. The names of the contestants advanced to the Semifinal Round will be announced the same evening at the venue as well as via FacebookTwitter, and email.

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