REPERTOIRE  AND AWARDS

  • All pieces must be original officially published solo piano works, performed from memory, and demonstrate candidate’s
  • Contestants’ age counts as their age on 22 November 2017
  • Stage time starts from the first note played
  • Repeats: da capo; al segno; those necessary to maintain the proportions of the piece
  • Contestants in the Debut, A and B categories must include pieces from at least two different stylistic periods. At least one piece must be by a Romantic composer
  • The prizes may be monetary awards; or urtext editions; or a combination of the two. The full total value of a prize will not be less than indicated below.
Debut Category

One performance: NON-COMPETITIVE. 8 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Stage time: up to 5 minutes
Programme: two or more contrasting pieces
Awards: all competitors will be awarded diplomas and Wiener Urtext editions
Entry fee: £40.00

A Category

One round: 11 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Stage time: between 10 and 15 minutes
Programme: three or more contrasting pieces
Awards:

1st place: £150.00
2nd place: £100.00
3rd place: £50.00

Entry fee: £60.00

B Category

One round: 16 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Stage time: between 15 and 20 minutes
Programme: two or more contrasting pieces
Awards:

1st place: £300.00
2nd place: £200.00
3rd place: £100.00

Entry fee: £70.00

C Category

20 YEARS AND YOUNGER

1ST round:

stage time: up to 12 minutes
Programme:

  1. a virtuosic etude
  2. a fast first movement in the sonata allegro form of a sonata by
    Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert

FINAL:

stage time: between 25 and 30 minutes
Programme: free choice, including at least one piece by a Romantic composer
Works from the 1st round may not be included.
Awards:

1st place: the title of the Young Pianist of the North 2017 and £600.00
2nd place: £400.00
3rd place: £200.00
All finalists will receive diplomas.

Entry fee: £80.00

WIENER URTEXT sponsor all WIENER URTEXT editions awarded or gifted at the competition.

KAWAI UK sponsor up to four KAWAI awards, £100.00 in total. All contestants are eligible.

Organisers may introduce special awards.

RULES

To download Rules in full please click here, Rules (PDF)

To download the Application form please click here (PDF) or here(Word doc)