Piano répertoire

Category A: Participants under 12 years old the 1st of July 2018

Program of free choice, max. 10 minutes.

All works must be played from memory.

Category B: Participants from 12 to 15 years old

The competition in Category B will take place in two rounds.

Duration of program minimum 8 minutes.

  • One virtuoso study
  • One piece of western romantic period


Free program max. 15 minutes must include a piece written after 1900

All works must be played from memory. Only works written after 1960 can be performed with music.

Category C: Participants from 16 to 25 years old

The competition in Category C will take place in three rounds.


The program must not exceed 18 minutes and must include :

  • One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 or 2 by J. S. Bach
  • One Chopin study
  • One study by Liszt, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Scriabin, Ligeti, Chin or Rubinstein
  • One western romantic piece max. 5 minutes

Recital of 45 minutes

The program of free choice must include:

  • One Beethoven Sonata of free choice
  • One piece written after 1960
  •          Special prize of 1'000 francs for the best performance of "Variations" J.-Ph. Bauermeister

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All works must be played from memory.

Only works written after 1960 can be performed with music.

THIRD ROUND with chamber orchestra:

Final avec "Les Chambristes"

First mouvement of Mozart concerto:
W.-A. Mozart

  • Concerto No 9, KV 271, 1st mouvement
  • Concerto No 20, KV 466, 1st mouvement
  • Concerto No 23, KV 488, 1st mouvement
  • Concerto No 24, KV 491, 1st mouvement
  • Concerto No 26, KV 537, 1st mouvement


Category A

  • 1st prize : 500 francs
  • 2nd prize : 300 francs
  • 3rd prize : 200 francs

Category B

  • 1st prize : 1000 francs
  • 2nd prize : 700 francs
  • 3rd prize : 300 francs

Category C

  • 1st prize : 3000 francs and a paid concert the following year
  • 2nd prize : 1500 francs
  • 3rd prize : 500 francs

Competitors of Category C will have the additional opportunity to compete for the special Prize of 1000 francs, if they include creation of composer Jean-Philippe Bauermeister in their program of the second round.
A special Prize "Virtuose Suisse" of 1,000 francs will be awarded to the best swiss student.

The jury reserves the right to stop the participant during the performance, if the performance exceeds the specified time limit or if the jury feels it is ready to make its decision without hearing the rest.