Applications are being accepted starting April 1, 2018. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2018. The competition is limited to 15 contestants and applications will be accepted in the order they are received.
If you have any questions please email Cape Vincent Arts Council at the address below.
Thank you for your interest.
Brian Preston, Artistic Director
The Cape Vincent Arts Council
There will be three Rounds in the Competition. The Junior Division will play first each day followed by the Senior Division. The order of performers will change each day of the competition. Contestants will be notified of these details prior to the competition. Failure to appear at the specified times will eliminate contestants from the competition.
Round I - Friday, Sept. 7 Round II - Sat., Sept. 8 Round III - Sun., Sept. 9
Round I and Round II Repertoire requirements and program time frames:
Round I: A program of approximately 18 minutes of music.
Round II: A program of approximately 23 minutes of music.
All contestants must include within Round I OR Round II a work from the:
*Baroque era *Classical era (one movement of a sonata is sufficient) *20th or 21st Century (should demonstrate modern compositional techniques; should not be typically classified as Impressionistic or Late Romantic). For example, music by Ravel or Rachmaninoff does not fulfill this requirement. These composers may be used under “additional music” as mentioned below.
Round I may not include music of Chopin.
Round II must include music of Chopin comprising of one work of any length chosen by the contestant OR multiple works not to exceed 10 minutes in total length. Movements from the Sonatas or Chopin transcriptions are not permitted.
Additional music from any historical period may be chosen to round out either of the competition programs within the given time frames.
Round III Junior Division—Any Chopin selection from the list below OR any Chopin work (s) whose timing does not exceed 10 minutes (no minimum). Chopin works from Round II cannot be repeated. Movements from the Sonatas and Chopin transcriptions are not permitted.
Senior Division - Choose any one Chopin Selection from the following categories:
Ballade Scherzo Fantasy in F minor Polonaise: Op. 22, Op.44, Op. 53 & Op. 61 Preludes: A group of six One Nocturne plus Two Etudes
Barcarolle, Op. 60
One copy of each work played by contestants must be available for the jury panel. Photocopies are strictly forbidden. No identifying marks (names or schools) should be on the jury copy; fingering or other educational marking is permissible.
A repertoire list with timings (Senior Repertoires and Junior Repertoires) and a musical/personal biography (under 200 words) MUST be sent via email (address below) with application. These documents MUST be sent in a word format - NO PDF permitted.
Questions about the Piano competition, repertoires, and biographies