Coimbra World Piano Competition

Coimbra World Piano Competition 2018

During the Masterclasses, a Piano Competition will take place in order to allow one student to perform with a professional orchestra.

1) Prizes
1st prize:

- Concert with Orchestra on the 9th February 2018, in Figueira da Foz
- 600 €

Finalists might be invited to perform in major halls during the Meeting.

Further prizes might be announced later.

2) Repertoire

The competition will consist of two rounds:

Selection round (solo):

-1 Etude, among the following:

Chopin - Op. 10 nr. 1/2/4/7/8/11 or Op. 25 nr. 6/8/10/11 
Debussy - Pour les degrés chromatiques / Pour les arpèges composés
Liszt - Transcendental Etudes: "Mazeppa" / "Feux Follets" / "Wilde Jagd" / "Allegro Agitato Molto" / "Chasse-neige"
Prokofiev - Op. 2 nr. 1 or 3
Rachmaninov - Op 33/6 or Op.39 nr. 3 or 6

-1 Work chosen by the candidate 

The jury will finish the candidate's audition at the 10th minute.
Finals (Concerto with 2nd piano):

Up to 6 pianists will be selected.

One concerto must be chosen among the following:

Mozart - Concerto in D minor, K. 466
Beethoven - Concerto No. 4, in G major, Op. 58
Chopin - Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 43

3) Rules

1. Competitors who are not ready to perform when called upon to do so may be disqualified.
2. The Jury retains the right to stop a performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time.
3. Competitors cannot appeal against the decisions of the Jury.
4. All faculty professors will be invited to be part of the jury.