Regulations

1. The International Piano Competition "Kyiv" is opened to pianists of all nationalities in two categories:

Junior category - from 14 till 17 years old

Senior category - from 18 till 32 years old

2. Candidates must send their Application form, duly filled in, before September 15th 2018 via e-mail to the Competition Administration Office, enclosing the following documents:

- Copy of the identification document
- 1 size photo
- Curriculum Vitae in English

- Payment of 80 € (euro) for the junior category

Payment of 100 € (euro) for the senior category

 

 

 

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3. Candidates will not be admitted to the contest without the payment of the entrance fee. This sum will not be reimbursed for any reason.

4. During the registration at the competition venue, candidates will have to show documents proving their identity to the administration.

5. The jury’s decisions are final and irrevocable.

6. The jury can decide not to give any reward if they think no candidate is worthy.

7. The performances are to be given by heart.

8.The competition includes following rounds:

Junior Category:

- a preliminary round
- a final round

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Senior Category:

 

- a preliminary round

- a semi-final
- a final round with an orchestra

 

All performances are opened to the public.

9. The winners will play free in the award giving concert. A possible refusal will involve the cancellation of the award.

10. In case of radio or television productions or tape and/or video recordings of the rounds, the participating candidates have no right to advance claims or financial request towards producers or transmitters.

11a. Competition Program - Junior Category

Preliminary Round:
1. Prelude and Fugue from a Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach (1st or 2nd Book)
2. One virtuous etude by F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninov, A. Scriabin or Cl. Debussy

3. A piece of a free candidates choice

The maximum duration of the preliminary round is 20 minutes.

Final Round:
1. First movement of a sonata by J. Haydn, L.v. Beethoven or W. A. Mozart
2. One or several works by F. Chopin, F. Mendelssohn, R. Schumann, F. Schubert, F. Liszt, J. Brahms, Cl. Debussy or M. Ravel

3. A piece composed between  1900 and 1948

The maximum duration of the final round is 30 minutes.

 

11b. Competition Program - Senior Category

Preliminary Round:
1. Prelude and Fugue from a Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach (1st or 2nd Book)

2. First movement of a Sonata by J. Haydn, L.v. Beethoven or W. A. Mozart

3. Two virtuous etudes by F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninov, A. Scriabin or Cl. Debussy

The maximum duration of the preliminary round is 25 minutes.

 

Semi-Final Round:
1. Sonata by J. Haydn, L.v. Beethoven or W. A. Mozart (this may be the same sonata, performed in the preliminary round)
2. One or several works by F. Chopin, R. Schumann, F. Schubert, F. Liszt, J. Brahms, Cl. Debussy or M. Ravel

3. A piece composed between 1900 and 1948

The maximum duration of the final round is 50-60 minutes.


Final Round with Orchestra:
A Concert for Piano and Orchestra chosen among the following ones:

W.A. Mozart: Concerto KV 466; KV 467; KV 488; KV 491

L.v. Beethoven: Any of 5 Concertos

F. Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1

F. Chopin: 1st or 2nd Concerto

R. Schumann: Concerto a-minor, Op.54

F. Liszt: 1st Piano Concerto

J. Brahms: 1st or 2nd Concerto

P. Tchaikovsky: 1st Piano Concerto

M. Ravel: Concerto G-Major

S. Rachmaninov: 1st (2nd edition), 2nd, 3rd Concerto; Rhapsody on a Paganini’s theme

S. Prokofiev: 1st, 2nd or 3rd Concerto

 

12. Competition Schedule

 

Junior category:
* 19. October 2018 | 15.00 till 18.00 - Registration of the candidates

* 19. October 2018 | 18.30 -  the draw of order of performances
* 20.- 21. October 2018 - Preliminary Round
Maximum 10 candidates will be admitted to the Final Round
* 22. October 2018 - Final Round
* 22. October 2018 | Evening - Award Ceremony

 

Senior category:
* 22. October 2018 | 10.00 till 15.00 - Registration of the candidates

* 22. October 2018 | 16.00 -  the draw of order of performances
* 23.- 25. October 2018 - Preliminary Round
Maximum 12 candidates will be admitted to the Semi-Final Round
* 26.- 27. October 2018 - Semi-Final Round

Maximum 3 candidates will be admitted to the Final Round
* 28. October 2018 - Final Round / Award Ceremony

 
13. Competition Prizes will be awarded in the ukrainian national currency accordingly to the Ukrainian
National Bank's exchange rate on the 28th October 2018.

14. Participation at the competition implies the tacit consent of the above.

15. If there is a dispute about the interpretation of the regulations, the valid text will be the English one.

 

16. The competition provides following accommodation possibilities for for candidates during the competition term:

- Hostel of the Lysenko-Special Music School. Rate for 1 night incl. breakfast: 200,- UAH

- 4**** Hotel "Ukraine" (Rates of the website of the hotel: www.ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua)

There is a possibility of a 10% to 20% discount for a stay at the Hotel "Ukraine".

For more details, please contact the competition office.

 

The Competition will be held at the Lysenko-Special Music School ,

Parkovо-Syretska St. 4, Kyiv

The Final Round of the Senior Category will be held at the Great Hall of the National Philharmony ,

Volodymyrsky uzviz 2, Kyiv

 

The Final Round of the Senior Category will be accompanied by the NSO of Ukraine, lead by its Chief Conductor Volodymyr Sirenko

 

Artistic board:

Albert Mamriev


Competition Administration:
Anna Vasko  |  Anna Rakhmanova  |  Oleg Zamaldinov


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