- A Prelude and Fugue from the “Well Tempered Clavier” by J.S. Bach.
- 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.
- Obligatory composition-one (1) of the following compositions of C.V. Alkan: a. Etude Op. 35, no. 4 b. Etude Op. 35, no. 7 c. Etude Op. 39, no. 12 “Le Festin D’Esope”, d. Etude Op. 76, no. 3.
- 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.)
- 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.
- A work by C.V. Alkan (other than the obligatory composition performed during the first Round).
- A composition written during the 20th or 21st century.
One (1) of the following five programs:
- 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.)
- C.V. Alkan: Symphony for Solo Piano, Op. 39, nos 4-7.
- C.V. Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano, Op. 39, nos 8-10.
- C.V. Alkan: Grande Sonate Op. 33.
- F. Liszt: 12 Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139/R2b.