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>
When 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 3rd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition on or after October 1, 2018.
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 as one file.
7)
Recording date and venue should be described in the application form or on DVD.

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.

One of the following ①~④.

  • ① One piece from F. Schubert:4 impromptus Op.90/D899 or Op.142/D925, or piece(s) from F. Schubert : Moments musicaux Op.94/D780
  • ② One piece from F. Chopin : Nocturne
  • ③ Piece(s) from F. Mendelssohn:Lieder ohne Worte Book 1 - Book 8
  • ④ Select one opus from the followings and play one or several pieces.
     J. Brahms:Op.76, Op.116, Op.117, Op.118, or Op.119

(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 40 minutes and the playing order can be decided by the competitor.

※Piece(s) played at the Pre-selection can be included, but piece(s) played at the 1st Round cannot be included.

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

(2) Piece(s) of free choice

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.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.23 in A major K.488
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.24 in C minor K.491
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
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in F minor Op.21
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
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
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

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:January 31, 2019
    1st Round - Final Round : April 20, 2019
  • Total Playing time is measured from the first note to the end of the last note, including the time between the pieces. 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.
  • ・All the repetitions are at the competitor's discretion.