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First Stage

Contestants must play a free selection of pieces (published pieces only), including more than one etude. Duration of total performance: no longer than 20 minutes.

Second Stage

Contestants must play (1) and (2). Duration of total performance: no longer than 40 minutes.
Performance order of the pieces can be determined by the contestant.

1. Two or more pieces (published pieces only) composed in two or more periods by the following Classical, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary composers.
The pieces chosen for the First Stage must be excluded.

Classical:
Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
Romantic:
Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Franck, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky and Grieg
Modern and Contemporary:
Faure, Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Schönberg, Ravel, Bartok, Poulenc, Messiaen, Webern, Berg, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Toru Takemitsu, Akira Miyoshi, and Michio Mamiya

2. A new work composed by a Japanese composer (Fuyuhiko Sasaki) for the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (duration: about 5-7 minutes).
The score of the new work will be sent to each contestant three months before the Competition. The work is not to be performed in public before the Competition.

Third Stage

Contestants must play (1) and (2). The performance order of (1) and (2) can be determined by the contestant. Contestants may be asked to submit their scores after the announcement of results of the Second Stage. Duration of total performance: no longer than 70 minutes.

1. Chamber music…Contestants must play either a. or b. with string musicians appointed by the Secretariat. The score for the performance must be in the Bärenreiter edition, and repetition must be omitted.

〈 Mozart 〉

  • a.Piano Quartet No.1 in g minor, K.478
  • b.Piano Quartet No.2 in E flat major, K.493

〈 String musicians 〉

  • Violin: URUSHIHARA Keiko, KAWAKUBO Tamaki
  • Viola: SUZUKI Yasuhiro, MATSUMI Kenta
  • Cello: MUKOYAMA Kaeko, HASEGAWA Yoko

2. Solo recital with free choice of pieces, excluding those chosen for the First and Second Stages.

Final Stage

Orchestra:
The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:
TAKASEKI Ken

Contestants must choose one of the following concertos to be played with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Beethoven ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in C major op.15
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B flat major op.19
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C minor op.37
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 in G major op.58
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in E flat major op.73 “Emperor”
Chopin ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E minor op.11
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in F minor op.21
Schumann ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor op.54
Liszt ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E flat major S.124
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in A major S.125
Brahms ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in D minor op.15
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B flat major op.83
Saint-Saëns ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in G minor op.22
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 in C minor op.44
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in F major op.103 “Egyptique”
Tchaikovsky ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in B flat minor op.23
Rachmaninov ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in F sharp minor op.1 (revised)
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in C minor op.18
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor op.30
・ Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Ravel ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra G major
・ Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Bartok ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
Prokofiev ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in G minor op.16
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C major op.26
Akio Yashiro ・ Piano Concerto
Beethoven
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in C major op.15 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B flat major op.19 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C minor op.37 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 in G major op.58 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in E flat major op.73 “Emperor”
Chopin
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E minor op.11 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in F minor op.21
Schumann
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor op.54
Liszt
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E flat major S.124 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in A major S.125
Brahms
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in D minor op.15 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B flat major op.83
Saint-Saëns
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in G minor op.22 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 in C minor op.44 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in F major op.103 “Egyptique”
Tchaikovsky
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in B flat minor op.23
Rachmaninov
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in F sharp minor op.1 (revised) ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in C minor op.18 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor op.30 ・ Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Ravel
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra G major ・ Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Bartok
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
Prokofiev
・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in G minor op.16 ・ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C major op.26
Akio Yashiro
・ Piano Concerto

〈 Notes 〉

  • ・ Composers, titles, keys and opus numbers of performing pieces (and movement(s) and duration of performance of the pieces as well for the preliminary stages) must be clearly stated in the application form.
  • ・ All the pieces in the repertoire except chamber music must be performed from memory, and must be performed in their entirety unless otherwise specified by the Jury.
  • ・ Specified performance time must be strictly observed. Performances which exceed the specified time limit may be interrupted by the Jury or may be subject to disqualification.
  • ・ Changes in the submitted repertoire will be permitted only if such a change is notified to the Secretariat in writing no later than September 30, 2018.

Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

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