Repertoire

Pre-selection

Applicant must play (1) and (2). Total playing time of (1) and (2) should be no more than 15 minutes and the playing order can be decided by the applicant.

(1) One piece from Chopin: Etude Op.10 or Op.25

(2) Piece(s) of free choice

<Note>
If applicants submit DVD or upload video data for Pre-selection (Overseas), the following instructions must be observed.

1)
The video should be newly recorded for the 2nd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition on or after November 1, 2017.
2)
All the pieces should be recorded on the same day at the same venue consequently in one track.
3)
Pieces not in the repertoire list must not be recorded.
4)
The video cannot be edited.
5)
Angle of camera should be fixed and applicantʼs face and hands must be visible clearly at the same time.
6)
Video should be recorded on a DVD disc (DVD-video format), or upload to YouTube (Unlisted) or online storage. (Only DVD can be accepted for the applications from China and Hong Kong.)
7)
Recording date and venue should be described in the application form.

1st Round

Competitor must play (1) and (2). Total playing time of (1) and (2) should be no more than 20 minutes and the playing order can be decided by the competitor.

(1) Piece(s) from F. Schubert : 4 impromptus D899/Op.90, 4 impromptus D935/Op.142, or Moments musicaux D780/Op.94

(2) Piece(s) of free choice

Pieces played at the Pre-selection cannot be included.

Semifinal Round

Competitor must play (1) and (2). Total playing time of (1) and (2) should be from 30 to 35 minutes and the playing order can be decided by the competitor.

(1) One Sonata by F.J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart or L.v. Beethoven

※Playing time should be from 10 to 15 minutes

※Competitor may play a) one movement, b) all movements, or c) selection of several movements.

(2) Piece(s) of free choice

Music works in the Romantic , Modern and/or Contemporary periods only

Piece(s) played at the Pre-selection and/or 1st Round can be included, but they should not exceed 15 minutes.

Final Round

Competitor must choose one piano concerto from the followings and play with an accompanist the Secretariat will designate. Concerto will be performed on two pianos.

Accompanist:
Andrey PISAREV (Russia) - Head of Piano Faculty at Moscow Conservatory
Pavel NERSESSIAN (Russia) - Professor at Moscow Conservatory
Composer Title
L.v. Beethoven Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in C major Op.15
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B-flat major Op.19
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C minor Op.37
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 in G major Op.58
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in E-flat major Op.73 "Emperor"
W.A. Mozart Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.20 in D minor K.466
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.21 in C major K.467
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.22 in E-flat major K.482
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.23 in A major K.488
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.24 in C minor K.491
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.25 in C major K.503
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.26 in D major K.537
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.27 in B-flat major K.595
F. Chopin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E minor Op.11
R. Schumann Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor Op.54
F. Liszt Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E-flat major S.124
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in A major S.125
Totentanz S.126
C. Saint-Saens Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in G minor Op.22
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in F major Op.103 "Egyptique"
P. Tchaikovsky Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in B-flat minor Op.23
S. Rachmaninov Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in C minor Op.18
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor Op.30
Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini Op.43
M. Ravel Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major
S. Prokofiev Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in G minor Op.16
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C major Op.26
Akio Yashiro Piano Concerto

Notes about All Repertoire

  • ・All the pieces should be played from memory.
  • ・All the pieces from Pre-selection to Final Round should be submitted upon application.
    Composer, title, key, opus number, movement(s), and playing time should be stated in the application form correctly.
  • ・Submitted repertoire can be changed by the following date on the Competition official website, or via e-mail. Any changes after these dates cannot be accepted.
    Pre-selection:February 28, 2018
    1st Round - Final Round:May 31, 2018
  • Total Playing time is measured including intervals.When the playing time exceeds the specified time limit, a responsible person (the Jury) may interrupt the performance.
  • ・A part of Sonata or Suite can be selected for the Piece(s) of free choice.
  • ・Submission of music score of played piece may be required.