Apply for 2016 now!

The International Piano Competition
for Young Musicians 2016

October 21 - 28  2016 
Muziekcentrum Enschede
The Netherland




8 January 2016
Competition 2016

The International Piano Competition for Young Musicians is open for pianists of all nationalities with exception of the first prizewinners of the former International Piano competitions in Enschede in the same age group.

The competition is divided in two age groups:

  • Group A: from 10 up to and including 15 years old (applicants born between (1 Nov. 2000 and 1 Nov. 2006).
  • Group B: from 16 up to and including 19 years old (applicants born between (1 Nov. 1996 and 1 Nov. 2000).

There is a preliminary round based on the applicants recordings - unedited video web-links (YouTube) The preliminary judging will determine who may take part in the competition.

An unedited recording must contain only solo piano works and may contain pieces to be performed during the Competition.

The recordings for the preliminary round in the group A (5-10 minutes) should contain the following works:

1.One virtuoso study
2.One movement from classical sonata
3.Work of applicant’s free choice

The recordings for the preliminary round in the group B (10-15 minutes) should contain the following works:

1.One virtuoso study
2.One movement from classical sonata
3.Work of applicant’s free choice

Repertoire

Group A

There are two rounds in this group. The whole repertoire must be played from memory. The allowed performance duration is 10-15 minutes.

First Round

  • One polyphonic work at the participant's discretion;
  • One virtuoso study by Czerny, Clementi, Chopin or Liszt;
  • A composition at the participant's discretion;
    No more than 9 participants will be admitted to the final round.

Final Round

The maximum performance duration is 20 minutes.
  • A sonata (or one movement) by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven;
  • One or more modern compositions (after 1950) at the participant's discretion.
    (The participants have to hand in 3 copies of the modern piece at the registration)
  • One or more works at participant's discretion;
    The program should be well-balanced between virtuoso and cantilena music.
  • Group B

    There are two rounds in this group. The whole repertoire must be played from memory.

      The maximum allowed performance duration is 20 minutes.

      First Round

      • A Prelude and Fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I or II by J.S. Bach;
      • One virtuoso study by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov or Skriabin;
      • One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert; *
      • A composition at the participant's discretion;
        * The participant can play if desired a movement of sonata, which he or she will play in the final round completely.
        No more than 9 participants will be admitted to the final round.

      Final Round

        The maximum performance duration is 35 minutes.
    • A Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert;
    • One or more romantic compositions;
    • One or more modern compositions (after 1950) at the participant's discretion.
      (The participants have to hand in 3 copies of the modern piece at the registration)
    ParticipantStage 1FinalLaureate
    Designed by leytman.design © 2007 International Piano Competition For Young Musicians. All rights reserved.