Piano répertoire

Category A: Participants born after the 1st of July 2006

Program of free choice, max. 10 minutes.

Suggestion for a program of free choice (music can be requested by e-mail)

Poems by Thomas Larcher

All works must be played from memory.

Category B: Participants born between the 31st of June 2006 and the 1st of July 2002

Program of free choice, max. 20 minutes.

  • The program must include one virtuoso etude and one piece from the Romantic Period.

All works must be played from memory.

Category C: Participants born between the 31st of June 2002 and the 1st of July 1992

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

First Round :

The program must not exceed 25 minutes and must include :

  • One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 by J. S. Bach
  • The first movement of a Haydn or Mozart sonata, without repeats
  • One Chopin etude
  • One etude by Liszt, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Scriabin, Ligeti, Chin or Rubinstein
  • One romantic miniature of free choice

Second round :

The program must not exceed 45 minutes.

The program of free choice must include: :

  • One Beethoven Sonata of free choice
  • One piece written after 1950

Suggestion for a contemporary piece (music can be requested by e-mail):
Noodivihik by Thomas Larcher
Naunz by Thomas Larcher

All works must be played from memory.

Prizes

Category A

  • 1st prize : 300 francs
  • 2nd prize : 200 francs
  • 3rd prize : 100 francs

Category B

  • 1st prize : 800 francs
  • 2nd prize : 500 francs
  • 3rd prize : 300 francs

Category C

  • 1st prize : 2000 francs and a paid concert the following year
  • 2nd prize : 1000 francs
  • 3rd prize : 500 francs

All competitors in all categories have the additional opportunity to compete for the special C. M. von Weber Prize of 300 francs, if they include one piece by this composer in their program of free choice.

A special Virtuoso of Neuchatel Prize of 1,000 francs will be awarded to the best student from the Canton of Neuchâtel.

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.