CATEGORY 1: up to 16 years

6 –22 November 2015, Amsterdam
CATEGORY 1: up to 16 years
Competition Rules
One work from the first round may be repeated in the
quarter final.
The required playing time (both minimum and
maximum) must be respected.
Officially revised editions by the composer are also
accepted as the year of composition.
All pieces must be played from memory, except the set
pieces in the semi-final (Mozart) and final (Wagenaar).
First Round (Preselection)
(ca.15 minutes, but not longer than 20 minutes)
1. Two studies, each from a different composer, of which at
least one should be of the virtuoso type. One study by
F. Chopin (from op. 10 or op. 25) and the other by F. Liszt,
C. Debussy, S. Rachmaninov or G. Ligeti
2. J. Brahms
One single piece from one of the following works:
−− Fantasien op. 116
−− Drei Intermezzi op. 117
−− Klavierstücke op. 118
−− Klavierstücke op. 119
OR: R. Schumann: −− Two pieces from: Fantasiestücke op. 12
Quarter Final
(ca. 40 minutes, but not longer than 45 minutes)
1. Sonata or other major large scale work by L. van Beethoven
(except op. 49) or F. Schubert
2. Solo work(s) – free choice (complete works from the
romantic era up to and including the modern era, but
composed before 1945)
Semi Final
(ca. ca. 45 minutes, but not longer than 50 minutes)
1. J.S. Bach
One of the following works:
−− Partita no. 1 in B flat Major BWV 825
−− Partita no. 2 in C Minor BWV 826.
2. Modern work, free choice, but written after 1945
(duration: 5 minutes or more)
3. W.A. Mozart
Piano Concerto no. 11 in F Major KV 413 (with string
quartet, MA students from Conservatory Amsterdam)
1. D. Wagenaar
Set piece: new commissioned work (duration ca. 7 minutes,
to be published on the YPF website on 1 June 2015)
2. Solo concerto
One of the following works:
−− B. Bartók
Concerto nr. 3 in E Major Sz. 119, BB 127
−− M. de Falla
Nights in the Gardens of Spain, G. 49
−− F. Liszt
Concerto nr. 1 in E flat Major S 124
−− F. Liszt
Concerto nr. 2 in A Major S 125
−− F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Concerto nr. 1 op. 25 in G Minor
−− F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Concerto nr. 2 op.40 in D Minor
−− S. Prokofjev
Concerto nr. 5 op. 55 in G Major
−− S. Rachmaninov
Paganini Variations op. 43 in A Minor
−− S.Rachmaninov
Concerto nr. 4 op. 40 in G Minor
−− M. Ravel
Concerto G Major
−− C. Saint-Saëns
Concerto nr. 2 in G Minor
−− I. Strawinsky
Concerto for piano and wind instruments