XIII International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Intermediate Group)

Deadline: 01/03/2022
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Disciplines: Piano
From: 26/04/2022 To: 05/05/2022
Age limit: 14-19

XIІI Competition 2022

INTERMEDIATE GROUP (26 April – 5 May 2022)

1. Competition conditions 

The Competition in the Intermediate Group is open to young pianists of all nationalities born between 26 April 2003 and 26 April 2008.

To participate in the Competition applicants must submit:

– a filled in application form on the official Competition site www.horowitzv.org;

– the link on YouTube  of high-quality video recording with a program of “Qualifying Round” by the applicant choice (10 to 15 minutes including a virtuoso etude)

The deadline to submit the application form is 1 March 2022.

Documents received incomplete or late will not be considered.

Applicants who have been students of a Jury member over the past two years or are now a student of a Jury member, as well as those who have familial relationships with any of the Jury members, cannot participate in the Competition.

The Qualifying Round – pre-selection on the basis of documents and video recordings will take place in Kyiv in March 2022. 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 contestants on the website www.horowitzv.org by 25 March 2022.

Invitations to the Competition will be sent to participants by 1 April 2022.

All participants who receive invitations must notify the Competition Administration of the precise date and time of their arrival by 10 April 2022.

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.

Registration of the participants and drawing of lots will be held on 26 April 2022 from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM at the Administration office at the address: 31 Tolstogo St., Kyiv, Ukraine.

27-29 April: First Round

30 April – 1 May: Second Round

2 May – rehearsals

3 – 4 May: Third Round

5 May – 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.

2. Financial conditions of the Competition

In order to properly organize and conduct the Competition, all participants pay a charitable organizational contribution in the amount of US $ 100 or the equivalent of this amount in the national currency of Ukraine at the National Bank of Ukraine rate.

The charitable registration fee is paid at the time of completing the application form and is non-refundable, even if the participant is disqualified from the Competition.

ATTENTION!!! When paying the registration fee, the purpose of the payment must be indicated: Charitable contribution [full name of the participant]. Payment is made on the website of the Competition partner https://music-bridge.org/vnesok/ * and is confirmed by a scanned copy of the receipt or a screenshot (only high-quality and clear image)

3. The Jury

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 February 2022.

Persons who have a familial relationship with any of the participants or are currently a teacher of any of the participants are not allowed to be Jury members.

The evaluation of the contestants’ performances at all rounds is conducted by secret vote.

The Jury has the right to decide on the termination of a performance if it exceeds the time limit listed in the conditions of the Competition.

The decisions of the Jury at all stages are final, and are not subject to discussion, revision or appeal.

3. Administration

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 Third Round participants in the concert hall where the Competition is held.

The Administration does not provide participants with medical insurance.

The Administration owns the exclusive rights to all audio and video recordings of Competition performances; they are the property of the International Charitable Fund of Vladimir Horowitz Competition.

The Administration has the exclusive rights to sign contracts with other parties with the aim of advertising or selling the above-mentioned materials.

Competitors are not paid any compensation for the competition materials being used by the Administration.

4. Competition Prizes

1st Prize – 5,000 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Gold Medal;

2nd Prize – 2,500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Silver Medal;

3rd Prize – 1,500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Bronze Medal;

4th Prize – 1,000 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner;

5th Prize – 700 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner;

6th Prize – 500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner.

The Prizes are awarded according to the Jury’s decision.

Depending on competitors’ achieved results and within the limits of the sum of money fixed for the prizes, the Jury has the right:

– to not award all prizes;

– to divide awards (except the first prize) among competitors.

All prizes are paid in the Ukrainian national currency with income tax withheld in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine.

Enterprises, institutions, organizations, public associations, charitable foundations, as well as individuals may, at their own expense, set additional prizes, special prizes, and other awards for the Competition participants in agreement with the organizing committee.

5. 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. N. Hummel, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart,  L. van Beethoven (participant’s choice).

One complete sonata (without reprises).

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.

PLEASE NOTE! Sergei Prokofiev is not a Ukrainian composer!

The performance should last up to 30 minutes.

Second Round

1. A required composition (see Attachment 1, “List of required repertoire for the Second Round”).

2. One or more piece(s) of choice by composers from the Romantic period to the present time.

The performance should last up to 35 minutes.

Third Round

1. A complete concerto (See Attachment 2, “Works for the Third Round”). 


The program submitted in the Application Form cannot be changed after 25 March 2022

In case of any discrepancy in the interpretation of these Conditions, the Ukrainian version shall prevail.

Attachment 1. List of required repertoire for the Second Round

 (see above Repertoire Requirements, Second Round, No.1).

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 Transcription.

D. Scarlatti. Sonata (with reprises).

A. Skriabin. Prelude.

F. Chopin. Mazurka.

F. Chopin. Nocturne.

F. Schubert. Impromptu.

Attachment 2. Works for the Third Round. Concertos for piano with orchestra.

J. S. Bach. Concertos in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056.

J. Haydn. Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII/II.

W. A. Mozart. Concertos No. 20 in D minor, KV 466; No. 21 in C major, KV 467; No. 23 in A major, KV 488; No. 24 in C minor, KV 491; No. 26 in D major, KV 537.

L. Beethoven. Concertos No. 1 in C major, Op. 15; No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19; No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; No. 4 in G major, Op. 58; 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. Concertos No. 1 in E-flat major; No. 2 in A major.

R . Schumann. Concerto in A minor, Op. 54.

F. Chopin. Concertos No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.

J. Brahms. Concertos No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; 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. Concertos No. 1 in F-sharp minor (2nd revision), Op. 1; No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; 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. Concertos No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10; No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16; No. 3 in C major, Op. 26.

M. Skoryk. Concerto No 2.

B. Lyatoshynsky. Slavic Concerto, Op. 54.

L. Revutsky. Concerto in F major Op.18