Candidates registered for any Piano category between 16 and 25 years old must include in their entire musical program works from three out of five of the following periods: baroque, classical, romantic, modern and contemporary. The etude is considered as representative of a period.
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).
- One Etude chosen from the list of etudes.
- Two sonatas by Scarlatti or Soler, or a complete work or a minimum of two contrasting movements of a work by J.S. Bach or Handel (for a suite or a partita, a minimum of three contrasting movements is required).
- One movements of a sonata from the classical period or one work from the classical period (in one movement).
- One work or a group of movements or one movement of your choice.
- One work with orchestra or one movement or a group of movements.