Merida, Yucatan, Mexico | August 19, 2018 | info@cndepianojjcuevas.com

Repertoire

  • The repertoire of each stage must be performed by heart, without the repetitions (except for the forms of some classical sonatas that require the repetitions).
  • The participant will be able to choose the order in which he/she will perform his/her repertoire in each stage.
  • The participants in the Adults Group will have a accompanist for the semifinal stage. If the participant desires he/she can bring his/her own accompanist for the semifinal stage. The expenses for the accompanist will be paid by the participant.
  • The jury reserves the right to interrupt the participant during his/her performance in case it exceeds the time limit for each stage.

Youth Group Repertoire

The stages for the Youth Group will consist of the following:

  1. DVD Qualification Stage

    NTSC system compatible. The video camera must be in a fixed position, showing always the right profile of the participant, his/her hands and the piano pedals.

    For this stage, the participant must record the Prelude and Fugue of J. S. Bach that he/she and the first movement of the Classical Sonata (J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart or L. v. Beethoven) that he/she is going to perform in the First Stage of the Competition and a piece of the participant's choice which best represents him/her.

    The DVD must be sent with the mandatory documents no later than June 15th 2018 via an express courier service.
    Please double check your recordings before sending them, previously we have received empty recordings, recordings without sound and recordings we haven't been aple to listen to.

    Participants will be notified of the results of this stage no later than July 13th 2018 via e-mail.

  2. First Stage - Maximum Duration (30 minutes)

    • An étude from F. Chopin, Op. 10 or Op. 25
      (Op. 10, No. 3; Op. 10, No. 6 and the postopus études cannot be played)
    • A prelude and fugue from J. S. Bach
      (Books I and II from "The Well-Tempered Clavier")
    • A sonata from J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart or L. v. Beethoven
      (The following sonatas cannot be played: W. A. Mozart - Sonata in C major, KV545; W. A. Mozart - Sonata in E flat major, KV282; L. v. Beethoven - Sonata, Op. 49, No. 1 and No. 2; L. v. Beethoven - Sonata, Op. 79).

  3. Second Stage - Maximum Duration (35 minutes)

    • Mandatory Mexican Piece * - J. Álvarez - 17 Cienpiés
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    • A work from C. Debussy or M. Ravel
      (Free choice between Preludes, Suite movements, Études, etc.)
    • A romanticism work from one of the following composers
      (F. Chopin, R. Schumann, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, F. Liszt, F. Mendelssohn, E. Grieg, P. I. Tchaikovsky, C. Franck, M. Mussorgsky, among others)
    • A 20th century piece, written after 1900, from one of the following composers
      (S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich, B. Bartók, R. Schedrin, P. Hindemith, A. Schonberg, A. Berg, A. Webern, I. Albeniz, E. Granados, M. de Falla, A. Ginastera, among others)

    * The renowned yucatecan composer Javier Alvarez is a winner of the National Science and Art Prize in 2013 for his distinguished artistic trajectory and his contribution to musical education in Mexico, also winner of the Medalla de Bellas Artes 2015 in acknowledgement of his distinguished trajectory and attributions to art and culture in Mexico.

Adults Group Repertoire

The stages for the Adults Group will consist of the following:

  1. DVD Qualification Stage

    NTSC system compatible. The video camera must be in a fixed position, showing always the right profile of the participant, his/her hands and the piano pedals.

    For this stage, the participant must record the Prelude and Fugue of J. S. Bach and the first movement of the L. v. Beethoven Sonata that he/she is going to perform in the First Stage of the Competition and a piece of the participant's choice which best represents him/her.

    The DVD must be sent with the mandatory documents no later than June 15th 2018 via an express courier service.
    Please double check your recordings before sending them, previously we have received empty recordings, recordings without sound and recordings we haven't been aple to listen to.

    Participants will be notified of the results of this stage no later than July 13th 2018 via e-mail.

  2. First Stage - Maximum Duration (35 minutes)

    • An étude from F. Chopin, Op. 10 or Op. 25
      (Op. 10, No. 3; Op. 10, No. 6 and the postopus études cannot be played)
    • An étude from one of the following composers:
      (F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninov, C. Debussy, A. Skriabin, S. Prokofiev, among others)
    • A prelude and fugue from J. S. Bach
      (Books I and II from "The Well-Tempered Clavier")
    • A L. v. Beethoven Sonata
      (The following sonatas cannot be played: L. v. Beethoven - Sonata, Op. 49, No. 1 y No. 2; L. v. Beethoven - Sonata, Op. 79)

  3. Second Stage - Maximum Duration (50 minutes)

    • Mandatory Mexican Piece * - J. Álvarez - Dualidad
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    • A work from C. Debussy or M. Ravel
      (Free choice between Preludes, Suite movements, Études, etc.)
    • An important romanticism work from one of the following composers
      (F. Chopin, R. Schumann, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, F. Liszt, F. Mendelssohn, E. Grieg, P. I. Tchaikovsky, C. Franck, M. Mussorgsky, among others)
    • An important 20th century work written after 1900, from one of the following composers:
      (S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich, B. Bartók, R. Schedrin, P. Hindemith, A. Schonberg, A. Berg, A. Webern, I. Albeniz, E. Granados, M. de Falla, A. Ginastera, among others)

    * The renowned yucatecan composer Javier Alvarez is a winner of the National Science and Art Prize in 2013 for his distinguished artistic trajectory and his contribution to musical education in Mexico, also winner of the Medalla de Bellas Artes 2015 in acknowledgement of his distinguished trajectory and attributions to art and culture in Mexico.

  4. Third Stage

    A concert for piano and orchestra. You can choose one of the following:

    • L. v. Beethoven – Concerts No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5
    • J. Brahms – Concerts No. 1 and No. 2
    • F. Chopin – Concerts No. 1 and No. 2
    • R. Schumann – Concert, Op. 54
    • P. I. Tchaikovsky – Concert No. 1
    • E. Grieg – Concert No. 1, Op. 16
    • F. Mendelssohn - Concerto in G minor
    • C. Saint-Saëns – Concerts No. 2 and No. 5
    • S. Rachmaninov – Concert No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    • F. Liszt – Concert No. 1 and No. 2
    • B. Bartók – Concert No. 3
    • D. Shostakovich – Concert, Op. 102, No. 2
    • S. Prokofiev – Concert No. 1 and No. 3
    • M. Ravel – Concert in G major

    The third stage is divided in semifinal and final. The semifinal is going to be conducted with a professional accompanist, chosen by the Organizational Committee. If the participant wants to bring his/her own accompanist, he/she can do so, but the expenses must be paid for by the participant. The first three places, not defined at that moment, will participate in the Grand Finale of the Competition, accompanied by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 30th 2018. After the concert, the winner and the second and third places are going to be announced. Furthermore the public is going to have the opportunity to choose its favorite finalist from the final stage with the Orchestra.

    * The Winner and the finalists will be defined after averaging out their grades from all of the Competition's stages.