Preliminary Selection

Selection Process

Preliminary selection will be based on the DVD (in DVD-video format*).

Repertoire for Preliminary Selection

Applicants must play (1) and (2) consecutively and record them on DVD (in DVD-video format).
Performance order of the pieces can be determined by the applicant.

A Sonata by Beethoven

either the first movement from op.2-2, op.2-3, op.7, op.10-3, op.13, op.22, op.28, op.31-1, op.31-2, op.31-3, op.53, op.57, op.106 or op.111;
or the first and second movements from op.78, op.101, op.109 or op.110.

An Etude by;
Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Bartok, Stravinsky or Ligeti.

The DVD must be newly recorded for the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.
The camera angle must remain unchanged and the video cannot be edited. The applicant's face and hands have to be clearly visible.
Two pieces of the repertoire must be performed consecutively without stopping the camera and be recorded on one DVD.
Edited/processed video will not be considered for selection.
Any pieces not on the repertoire list must not be recorded.
An applicant must obtain prior agreement from the Secretariat if, for certain reasons, he/she sends a video/audio medium other than DVD (in DVD-video format).
(Submission without prior agreement will not be accepted.)
[DVD-video format] A standard created by the DVD Forum, and digital video stored on a DVD disc in this format can be played on general DVD players. When viewed on PC or other devices, a DVD disk formatted in DVD-video contains folders, such as VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS, and the VIDEO_TS folder contains files like .IFO and .VOB.

Notification of Results

All applicants will be notified of the results of their application by June 30, 2015.

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