Sponsored by the Cape Vincent Arts Council the 18th Thousand Islands International Piano Competition for Young People is now scheduled for September 10th, 11th, and 12th of this year. Check out the tabs to the left for more information. If you have questions make your inquiries at the email address below.
PIANO COMPETITION HEALTH PROTOCOLS UPDATE:
As of today, August 26, 2021 the Piano Competition Committee has decided that PROPERLY WORN MASKS will be MANDATORY inside the performance tent. Please be advised that there will be fewer chairs in the tent in an effort to space people further apart. There will be some chairs available for those who want to sit outside the tent. Please check this site frequently as these protocols may change.
Please be aware that upon guidance of the NYS Dept. of Health the competition is subject to cancellation and that competitors, their families, adjudicators, staff and audience members may be subject to requirements and/or restrictions.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Applications are being accepted starting April 1, 2021. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2021. 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
Round I - Friday, Sept. 10 Round II - Sat., Sept. 11 Round III - Sun., Sept. 12
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:
*Music of J.S. Bach (Any original work(s) for keyboard are acceptable. Transcriptions do not fulfill this requirement, but may be performed under Additional music. Works by other Baroque composers may also be included under Additional music.)
*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