Repertoire

VIOLIN

Except sonatas with piano, everything has to be performed from memory

1st Round – max. 35 min

  1. J. S. Bach (choose one of the options below):
    • Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No.1
    • Grave and Fugue from Sonata No.2
    • Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No.3
    • Chaconne from Partita No.2
  2. N. Paganini: any 2 caprices
  3. A. Shor: "Saint Elmo Barcarolle" for violin and piano (download)
  4. Virtuoso work of competitor’s choice

2nd Round – max. 50 min

  1. Sonata of one of the following composers:
    L. V. Beethoven, J. Brahms, R. Schumann, F Schubert, R. Strauss, S. Prokofiev, C. Franck, D. Shostakovich, C. Debussy, M. Ravel (Sonata No.2, M77), E. Grieg (Sonatas No.2 or 3).
  2. W.A. Mozart: 1st movement of concerto with cadenza from concertos №3, №4 or №5
  3. One composition of competitor’s choice

Final Round

  1. A. Shor: Phantasms, for violin and orchestra (download)
  2. Violin concerto from the list:
    L. V. Beethoven, J. Brahms, P. I. Tchaikovsky, J. Sibelius, A. Khachaturian, D. Shostakovich (Concerto No.1), S. Prokofiev (Concerto No.1 or No. 2), N. Paganini (Concerto No.1)

CELLO

Except sonatas with piano, everything has to be performed from memory

1st Round – max. 35 min

  1. J. S. Bach:
    Two movements from any 6 suites or suite No. 5, prelude and fugue.
  2. D. Popper: any 2 etudes from Popper studies Op. 73.
  3. A. Shor: Nocturne "Premonition" for cello and piano (download)
  4. Virtuoso work of competitor’s choice

2nd Round – max. 45 min

  1. Sonata of one of the following composers:
    F. Schubert (“Arpeggione”), C. Debussy, L. V. Beethoven (Sonata No. 3 or No. 4), S. Prokofiev, J. Brahms (Sonata in F-Major), D. Shostakovich, R. Strauss, S. Rachmaninov.
  2. One composition of competitor’s choice

Final Round

  1. A. Shor: Musical Pilgrimage, for cello and orchestra (download)
  2. Cello concerto from the list:
    R. Schumann, A. Dvorak, J. Haydn (Concerto in D-Major), D. Shostakovich (Concerto No.1),  P. I. Tchaikovsky (Rococo, W. Fitzenhagen version), E. Elgar, E. Lalo, S. Prokofiev (Sinfonia Concertante), C. Saint-Saens.