Repertoire

Competition repertoire 2018

Pre-qualification video:

  • One of the following pieces by Edvard Grieg:
    - Solfager and the Snake King / Solfager og ormekongen, Op. 17 No. 12
    - Cow Call / Kulokk, Op. 66 No. 1
    - Evening in the Mountains / Aften på høyfjellet, Op. 68 No. 4
  • Free solo repertoire

Maximum total duration: 20 min

Recordings may not be older than 20 April 2017. Please include the name(s) of the venue(s) and the date(s) of the recording(s).

Round 1: 

  • One piece by Edvard Grieg
  • One virtuoso etude by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov or Scriabin
  • Free solo repertoire

Maximum total duration: 30 min

Round 2:

  • Free solo repertoire
  • ​MAY also be included in this round:
    - Synne Skouen: Commissioned piece (ca. 4 min)
    - Edvard Grieg: A complete opus originally written for solo piano. Click this link for list of opuses

Maximum total duration: 30 min

A prize of 1500 euro for best performance of Synne Skouen's commissioned piece performed in the 2nd Round may be given after the 2nd Round.

Semi-final:

  • Two of the following songs by Edvard Grieg (in the original key)*:
    - Min tanke er et mægtigt fjeld / My Mind Is Like the Mountain Steep, Op. 5 No. 4 (in Norwegian, C minor)
    - Med en vandlilje / With a Water Lily, Op. 25 No. 4 (in Norwegian, A major)
    - Den ærgjerrige / You Whispered that You Loved Me, Op. 26 No. 3 (in Norwegian, B minor)
    - Ein Traum / A Dream, Op. 48 No. 6 (in German, D-flat major)
  • Free solo repertoire
  • MAY also be included in this round:
    - Edvard Grieg: A complete opus originally written for solo piano. Click this link for list of opuses
    Maximum total duration: 50 min

 

*The tenor Bror Magnus Tødenes will perform together with the contestants.

A prize of 3000 euro for best performance of a complete opus originally written for solo piano by Edvard Grieg performed in the 2nd Round or in the Semi-final may be given after the Semi-final.

Final:

All contestants prepare two piano concertos for the Final concert in the Grieg Hall with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner:

  • Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
     

and

one of the following additional piano concertos:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven:
    - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
    - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
  • Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
    - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
    - Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
    - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
  • Sergei Rachmaninov:
    - Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 (the 1919 version)
    - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Harald Sæverud: Piano Concerto, Op. 31
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23


Each finalist will perform only one piano concerto at the Final.

Please note that repetition of pieces is not allowed in any rounds of the competition (not even single movements).
The pre-qualification video is regarded as one round of the competition.