1 October 2016       Application will open

 1 January 2017       Application deadline

8 January 2017        Prescreening results announced on the website

1 February 2017      Last day of competition program changes

2 February 2017      Publication of schedule for Round 1.

13-19 March 2017   Nordic Piano Competition in Arvika, Sweden.


Repertoire requirements:
Prescreening video round - Deadline 1 January 2017
1. One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Clementi or Beethoven
2. A free choice of virtuoso etude

First Round (max 15 min)
13-14 March 2017 
1. Bach: One Prelude and Fugue from either volume of the Well Tempered
2. One movement of any sonata chosen from the following composers: Haydn,
Mozart, Clementi or Beethoven
3. A free choice of virtuoso etude

Second Round (max 40 min)
15-16 March 2017 (12-15 competitors)
Free choice of programme

Third Round, Pre-qualification Finals
17 March 2017 (6 competitors)
In the pre-qualification Final, six competitors will perform an entire
concerto with second piano accompaniment.
The jury will, together with the conductor, choose three competitors to
perform with orchestra in the Concerto Finals. The remaining three competitors
will be awarded Finalist Diplomas.

Final Round
19 March 2017 (3 competitors)
Finalists will perform a concerto chosen from the list below with the Wermland
Opera Orchestra conducted by Johannes Gustavsson. (Same concerto as in the pre-qualification Finals)

Concerto to be chosen among the following:
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K 466
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C major K 467
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A major K 488
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor K 491

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C major Op. 15
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major Op. 19
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op. 37
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Op. 58
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major Op. 73
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Op. 11
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Op. 21
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor Op. 25
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor Op. 40
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54

Important dates: