ХII International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz

Deadline: 01/02/2020
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Disciplines: Piano
From: 20/04/2020 To: 30/04/2020
Age limit: 16-33

Competition conditions
The Competition in the Intermediate Group is open to young pianists of all
nationalities born between 20 April 1987 and 20 April 2004.
To participate in the Competition, applicants must submit:

  • a filled in application form on the official website of the Competition
  • a high-quality video recording with a program including a virtuoso etude
    performed by the applicant (10 to 15 minutes). The video recording must
    be uploaded to YouTube (www.youtube.com) and a link to the recording
    given in the application form (section «Qualifying Round»).

In addition to filling in the application form, the following documents must be sent to the e-mail of Competition Administration horowitz@horowitzv.org:
a copy of the birth certificate or passport;
a copy of the identification code (for citizens of Ukraine);
a half-length digital photo (300 dpi), suitable for printing in a booklet and
taken no earlier than one year before submitting the application form;
copies of documents confirming previous awards, if any, in music
Applicants who are currently students of a Jury member or have a familial
relationship with a Jury member are not allowed to participate in the Competition.

The deadline to submit the application form, documents, and photos to the e-mail of the Competition Administration is 1 February 2020.

Documents and records that arrive incomplete or late will not be considered.
The Qualifying Round – pre-selection on the basis of documents and video
recordings will take place in Kyiv in February 2020.
Having considered the Qualifying Round submissions, the Administration will
determine the participants for the First Round of the Competition and will publish the list of participants on the website www.horowitzv.org by 25 February 2020.
Invitations to the Competition will be sent to participants by 10 March 2020.
All participants who receive invitations must notify the Competition Administration of the precise date and time of their arrival by 01 April 2020.
A list of participants who do not appear for the competition without proper notice about their refusal to participate will be sent to WFIMC and EMCY for distribution among its members.
Foreign participants are responsible for obtaining their passports and visas.
Applicants may contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine for advice on these matters.

The participation fee is 100 U.S. dollars or the equivalent sum in the national
currency of Ukraine at the rate of the National Bank of Ukraine, and is to be paid during registration.
Registration of the participants and drawing of lots will be held on 20 April 2020 from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM at the Administration office at the address:
31 L. Tolstogo St., Kyiv, Ukraine.

21 April 2020 – Solemn opening ceremony, rehearsal of participants for the First round
22–24 April 2019 – First Round
25–26 April 2020 – Second Round
27–29 April 2020 – Third Round
30 April 2020 – Solemn awards ceremony and final concert of the Prizewinners
The order in which participants of the Competition perform shall be determined by drawing of lots and remain unchanged throughout the Competition. The Competition auditions are open to the general public.
All pieces on the program must be played from memory.
Third Round program will be accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra.
The Prizewinners of the Competition must take part in the Final Concert and accept the offered concert engagements which are an integral part of the awards.

The Jury of the Competition works according to Jury Regulations. The list of Jury members will be published on the Competition site no later than 10 January 2020.

The Administration does not provide participants with medical insurance.

The Administration of the Competition provides free of charge:
accommodation for the participants beginning with the First Round and
continuing while he/she is taking part in the Competition;
one rehearsal (10 min.) before the First Round and one rehearsal with
orchestra for the Third Round participants in the concert hall where the
Competition is held.

The 1st Prize – $10,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Gold Medal;
The 2nd Prize – $7,500 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Silver Medal;
The 3rd Prize – $5,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Bronze Medal;
The 4th Prize – $2,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner;
The 5th Prize – $1,500 USA, the title of the Prizewinner;
The 6th Prize – $1,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner.

Repertoire Requirements
Qualifying Round
Program of applicant’s choice with a required performance of a virtuoso etude.
The performance should last 10 to 15 minutes.

First Round
1. J. S. Bach. One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier.
2. M. Clementi, J. Hummel, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. Beethoven (participant’s choice).
One complete sonata.
3. F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninoff, A. Scriabin, C. Debussy, I. Stravinsky,
D. Ligeti (participant’s choice).
One virtuoso etude.
4. A piece by a Ukrainian composer.
The performance should last up to 35 minutes.

Second Round
1. A required composition:
C. Debussy. Prelude; F. Liszt. Consolation; F. Mendelssohn. Lied ohne Worte;
M. Moszkowski. Etude; M. Moszkowski. Étincelles (Sparks); S. Rachmaninoff. One of the Musical Moments; S. Rachmaninoff. Polka; S. Rachmaninoff. Prelude; S. Rachmaninoff. One of the transcriptions; D. Scarlatti. Sonata (with reprises); A. Skriabin. Prelude; F. Chopin. Mazurka; F. Chopin. Nocturne; F. Schubert. Impromptu
2. One or more piece(s) of choice by composers from the Romantic period to the present time. The performance should last up to 45 minutes.

Third Round
Passes in two stages
І stage – performance of the declared concerto of the «Viennese classics» in
complete: (see the list below) – 6 finalists;
ІІ stage – performance of the declared concerto by composers from the Romantic period to the present time (see the list below) – three winners of the first stage

J. S. Bach. Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
J. Haydn. Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII/II
W. A. Mozart. Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV 466;
Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV 467; Concerto No. 23 in A major, KV 488;
Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV 491; Concerto No. 26 in D major, KV 537
L. Beethoven. Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto No. 2 in B flat major,
Op. 19; Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58;
Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73.
F. Mendelssohn. Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25.
C. Saint-Saens. Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22.
E. Grieg. Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.
F. Liszt. Concerto No. 1 in E flat major; Concerto No. 2 in A major.
R .Schumann. Concerto in A minor, Op. 54.
F. Chopin. Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.
J. Brahms. Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83.
P. Tchaikovsky. Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23.
A. Skriabin. Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20.
S. Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor (2nd revision), Op. 1;
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Rhapsody
on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 43.
M. Ravel. Concerto No. 1 in G major.
D. Shostakovich. Concerto No. 1 in C minor.
G. Gershwin. Concerto in F major.
S. Prokofiev. Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 10;
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16; Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26.
M. Skoryk. Concerto No 2.
B. Lyatoshynsky. Slavic Concerto, Op. 54.
L. Revutsky. Concerto in F major.