Repertoire

Competition repertoire 2020

Pre-qualification video:

  • One Lyric Piece by Edvard Grieg (from Op. 12, 38, 43, 47, 54, 57, 62, 65, 68 or 71)
  • Free solo repertoire

Maximum total duration: 20 min

Recordings may not be older than 20 April 2019. More information about the requirements, see Application.

 

Round 1: 

  • One of the «23 Short Pieces for Piano, EG 104» by Edvard Grieg. Scores will soon be available.
  • 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:
    - Ørjan Matre: Commissioned piece (ca. 4 min) (will be available early Spring 2020)
    - Edvard Grieg: A complete opus originally written for solo piano

Maximum total duration: 30 min

A prize of 1500 euro for best performance of Ørjan Matre’s commissioned piece performed in the 2nd Round may be given after the 2nd Round. 

 

Semi-final:

Maximum total duration: 50 min

*The violinist Ludvig Gudim 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 see point VII in the rules regarding this procedure.

Please note that the same piece cannot be played in different rounds of the Competition (not even a single movement).
The pre-qualification video is regarded as one round of the Competition.