ALKAN-ZIMMERMAN
INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION


 

 

FIRST ROUND

  1. A Prelude and Fugue from the “Well Tempered Clavier” by J.S. Bach.
  2. F. Chopin, F. Liszt, I. Moscheles, S. Thalberg, A. Méreaux, F. Hiller, F. Kalkbrenner, W. Sterndale Bennett, A. Rubinstein, P.J.G. Zimmerman, C.V. Alkan or C. Tausig: a virtuosic etude.
  3. Obligatory composition-one (1) of the following compositions of C.V. Alkan:  a. Etude no. 4, Op. 35, b. Etude no. 5, Op. 35, c. Etude no. 9, Op. 35, d. Etude no. 3, Οp. 39 “Scherzo diabolico”.
  4. Obligatory composition-one (1) of the following compositions of P.J.G. Zimmerman: a. FUGUE de Requiem de Mozart (transcribed by Zimmerman), b. Etude no. 19, Op. 21 (Allegro vivace e risoluto), c. Etude no. 24, Op. 21 (Toccata, Allegro con espressione). The scores of the works by Zimmerman can be found by pressing the following link: ZIMMERMAN COMPOSITIONS.

SECOND ROUND (max. 60 min.)

  1. A significant work by one of the following composers: F. Schubert, C.M. von Weber, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, R. Schumann, F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Thalberg or J. Brahms.
  2. A work by C.V. Alkan (other than the obligatory composition performed during the first Round). 
  3. A composition written during the 20th or 21st century.

THIRD ROUND
One (1) of the following five programs:

  1. A Sonata by L. van Beethoven and a work by C.V. Alkan (the Alkan composition performed during the first or second rounds may be repeated). The remaining of the program will be covered by work/works by composer/composers who lived in the Classical or Romantic periods of music history. (max. 60 min.)
  2. C.V. Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano, Op. 39/8-10.
  3. C.V. Alkan: Symphony for Solo Piano, Op. 39/4-7.
  4. C.V. Alkan: Grande Sonate Op. 33.
  5. F. Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139/R2b.