Repertoire

The live video must be made with one camera, and each piece must be recorded in one complete take. It is permissible to record each piece separatelyThe hands of the contestant must be visible throughout. The repertoire must be played from memory. Once recorded, the video should be labeled with the name of the contestant, and the repertoire should be detailed in the video description. The video should be uploaded to YouTube as a private link.

 

Inquiries should be sent to: chopin@thekf.org
STAGE 1: PRE-SELECTION (video recording, 20-minute time limit)
The pieces may be performed in any order.
  1. A 30-second self-introduction

  2. One étude by Fryderyk Chopin, chosen from the selection below:​​

    1. Op. 10, No. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12; Op. 25, No. 4, 5, 6, 10, 11

  3. One of the Préludes, Op. 1 by Karol Szymanowski

  4. One major work by Fryderyk Chopin, chosen from the Scherzi, Ballades, Barcarole, Fantasia, Polonaise.

STAGE 2: SEMIFINALS (live performance, 30-minute time limit)
The repertoire may be performed in any order. The jury reserves the right to stop the contestant's performance, should he/she exceed the allotted time.

  1. One of the following works by Fryderyk Chopin:

  • Ballade No. 1, Op. 23; No. 2, Op. 38; No. 3, Op. 47 or  No. 4, Op. 52

  • Barcarolle Op. 60

  • Fantasia Op. 49 

  • Scherzo No. 1 Op. 20; No. 2, Op. 31; No. 3, Op. 39 or  No. 4, Op. 54

Contestants who played any of the abovementioned pieces in the Pre-selection round should choose a different piece for the Semifinal round.

   2. One of the following waltzes by Fryderyk Chopin:

  • Op. 18

  • Op. 34, No. 1

  • Op. 34, No. 3

  • Op. 42

  • Op. 64, No. 3

   3. One of the following polonaises by Fryderyk Chopin:

  • Andante spianato and Grand polonaise brillante, Op. 22

  • Polonaise Op. 44

  • Polonaise Op. 53

  • Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61

Contestants who played any of the abovementioned pieces in the Pre-selection round should choose a different piece for the Semifinal round.

   4. One of the following works by Ignacy Jan Paderewski

  • Krakowiak, Op. 5, No. 1

  • Mazurka, Op. 5, No. 2

  • Krakowiak, Op. 5, No. 3

  • Melodie, Op. 8, No. 3

  • Cracovienne fantastique, Op. 14, No. 5

  • Legende, Op. 16, No. 1

  • Thème varié, Op. 16, No. 3

  • Melodie, Op. 16, No. 2

  • Nocturne, Op. 16, No. 4

STAGE 3: FINALS (live performance, 45-minute time limit)

Except the Mazurkas, the repertoire may be performed in any order. The jury reserves the right to stop the contestant's performance should he/she exceed the allotted time.
  1. Fryderyk Chopin: Sonata Op. 35 or Sonata Op. 58. Repetition of the exposition in the first movement of the B minor Sonata should be left out; repetition of the first movement of the B flat minor Sonata is optional.

  2. Fryderyk Chopin: full set of Mazurkas from: Op. 17, 24, 30, 33, 41, 50, 56, or 59. Mazurkas must be played in the order they are numbered in the opus.

  3. Karol Szymanowski: any two Mazurkas from Op. 50

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