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 


Monday, October 28, 2019

The National Hispanic Cultural Center
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

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