15 APRIL - 1 MAY 2018

Valletta

MALTA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2018

Jury

The panel of Jury members composed of well-known Professors
and highly acclaimed musicians will be announced soon.

Prizes

1st Prize – Eur 100,000

2nd Prize – Eur 50,000

3rd Prize – Eur 25,000

4th Prize – Eur 6,000

5th Prize – Eur 6,000

6th Prize – Eur 6,000

Special Prize – Eur 5,000 for the best performance of a Maltese Composition

Special Prize – Eur 2,000 for the best Maltese Participant

Repertoire

The competition will be in three Rounds:

1st Round

70 Participants – Solo recital of 20 minutes which must include:

1. One Prelude & Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I or II) by J.S. Bach;

2. At least one (or more) Etude by Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt,
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin
or Claude Debussy;

3. One composition (could be one part of a larger work) by Maltese composer Joseph Vella;*

* List of compositions and scores available to download from here.

2nd Round

40 Participants – Solo recital of 50 minutes which must include:

1. One complete sonata by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven or Franz Schubert;

2. At least one (or more) composition by Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn
or Cesar Franck;

3. At least one (or more) composition written in the XX century;

4. Three pieces from “Images from the Great Siege”*
by Maltese Composer Alexey Shor at competitor’s choice;

* List of compositions and scores available to download from here.

Final Round

6 Finalists will perform one piano concerto

accompanied by orchestra chosen from the list below:

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 or 5

Frederic Chopin – Piano Concertos Nos. 1 or 2

Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto

Edward Grieg – Piano Concerto

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No.1

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No.2

or Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini

Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Concertos Nos. 2 or 3

Aram Khachaturian – Piano Concerto

Tickets & Info

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