25 April 2018 Application will open
15 October 2018 Application deadline
1 November 2018 Prescreening results announced on the website
5 December 2018 Last day of changing the repertoire
16 January 2019 Publication of schedule for Round 1.
19-24 February Nordic Piano Competition in Arvika, Sweden.
Pre-screening video round - Deadline October 15, 2018
1. One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven or Schubert
2. A free choice of virtuoso etude
First Round (max 20 min)
19-20 February, 2019
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, Beethoven or Schubert
3. Virtuoso etude by Chopin or Liszt
4. A free choice of virtuoso etude (not Chopin or Liszt)
Second Round (max 40 min)
21 February (10 competitors)
Free choice of programme
Third Round, Pre-qualification Finals
22 February 2019 (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.
24 February 2019 (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 23 in A major K 488
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C major Op. 15
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
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
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