Candidates registered for any Piano category between 7 and 15 years old may choose repertoire from an older age category up to a maximum of 2 years. For example, a candidate registered in Piano 12 years old can select repertoire from Piano 13 years old and 14 years old. However, the candidate must respect the time limit of the category in which he is registered.
The musical program of the first round must include contrasting works and movements so that the candidate’s musicality can be heard in various tempi (slow and fast).
- J.S. Bach: One Three Part Invention (Sinfonia) or one Duetto or one Prelude and Fugue.
- One movement of a sonata by Haydn or one of the sonatinas Op. 20 by Kuhlau or the sonatas Op. 49, Nos 1 or 2 by Beethoven.
- One work or a group of movements or one movement of your choice or more than one work or parts of works from the same composer.
- One work with orchestra or one movement or a group of movements.