Program requirements

1. Pre-selection round

For all categories: YouTube link to one piece recently performed by the applicant. The repertoire is free. Recording can be from any performance, competition or home made.

The repertoire is for maximum 5 min Cat A, 10 min Cat B, 15 min cat C and has to include one virtuous study and a work(s) of a free choice. The virtuous study at the pre-selection round and First round may be repeated. The YouTube link should be sent to info@mercimaestro.be

The list of participants will be published on our website on March 5th, 2020:

  • Cat A: 20 : maximum 20 candidates
  • Cat B: 20 : maximum 20 candidates
  • Cat C: 20 : maximum 20 candidates

 

2. First round program (complete titles of the works):

For all categories : one virtuous study, one of the pieces of J.S. Bach and a work(s) of a free choice

CAT A : maximum  8 minutes

  1. One virtuous study
  2. One of the pieces of J.S. Bach
  3. A work(s) of a free choice

CAT B : maximum  10 minutes

  1. One virtuous study
  2. One of the Prelude and Fugue from WTC or two- or three-part invention of J.S. Bach
  3. A work(s) of a free choice

CAT C : maximum 15 minutes

  1. One virtuous study
  2. One of the Prelude and Fugue of J.S. Bach from WTC
  3. A work(s) of a free choice

 

The list of the finalists will be announced after the deliberation of each category:

  • Cat A: maximum 10 candidates
  • Cat B: maximum 10 candidates
  • Cat C: maximum 10 candidates

 

3. Final round program (complete titles of the works):

CAT A : maximum 10 min

  1. One of the pieces of J.S. Bach
  2. Few pieces of a free choice

CAT B : maximum 15 min

  1. One movement of a classic sonata (tempo allegro)  or variations : Haydn, Mozart,Beethoven
  2. Few pieces of a free choice

CAT C : maximum 20 min

  1. One movement of a classic sonata (tempo allegro)  or variations : Haydn, Mozart,Beethoven
  2. Few pieces of a free choice

 

The programs of the First and Final round may be repeated, but during the Final round one new piece should be presented that has not been performed on the First round.

The list of the laureates  will be announced after the deliberation of each category.