Repertoire

Junior Division

Junior Solo

35 minutes of repertoire from diverse styles and eras Competitors must select solo repertoire from each of the following categories:

  • 18th Century Baroque and Classical Styles
    as represented by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries
  • 19th Century Romantic or Impressionistic Styles
    as represented by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel or their contemporaries.
  • 20th Century and beyond
    works of a contemporary style

Junior Concerto

A complete concerto to be chosen from the following:

  • Bach, Concerto in d minor, BWV 1052
  • Mozart, Concerto in A Major, K. 488
  • Mendelssohn, Concerto in g minor

Junior Master Class

Any work originally written for solo piano.

Intermediate Division

Intermediate Solo

50 minutes of repertoire from diverse styles and eras
Competitors must select solo repertoire from each of the following categories:

  • 18th Century Baroque and Classical Styles
    as represented by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries
  • 19th Century Romantic or Impressionistic Styles
    as represented by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel or their contemporaries.
  • 20th Century and beyond
    works of a contemporary style

Intermediate Concerto

A complete concerto to be chosen from the following:

  • Beethoven, Concerto no. 1 in C Major
  • Mozart, Concerto in c minor, K. 491
  • Franck, Symphonic Variations

Intermediate Master Class

Any work originally written for solo piano.

General Rules

Repertoire from Solo Round I may not be repeated in the Semi-Finals.

All competitors must perform in both solo and concerto rounds. Should a pianist drop out of the concerto round, s/he will not be eligible for a prize in the solo division. A pianist must perform in the solo round in order to compete in the concerto round.

NO REPERTOIRE CHANGES ARE ALLOWED.
Please consider your submitted repertoire thoroughly.

Upon their acceptance, each contestant will be sent a copy of the required solo piece for their division. This will be a work written especially for the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. These works will be performed by all semi-finalists.

Adjudicators may request any portion of the music and terminate a contestant’s round at any time. Decision of the adjudicators is final.

Following the Solo Round I, six pianists will advance to the Semi-Finals of each age division.

Repertoire for the Solo Finals will be chosen by the judges from works previously performed.