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Kaufman Music Center 2019 International
Youth Piano Competition

The 2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition will be held from June 18-23, 2019 in New York City. The Winners Showcase Concert Concert takes place in Merkin Hall on June 25, 2019.

Application info will be posted in fall 2018. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Open to young pianists up to age 18, the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition awards more than $13,000 in cash prizes and gives winners the opportunity to perform in New York's prestigious Merkin Hall.

Cash Prizes

Senior Division: Ages 15-18
Grand Prize - $5000
Second Prize - $2500
Third Prize - $1000
Special Prizes may be awarded.

Junior Division 2: Ages 11-14
First Prize - $2000
Second Prize - $1000
Third Prize .- $500
Special Prizes may be awarded.

Junior Division 1: Up to age 10
First Prize - $500
Second Prize - $350
Third Prize - $250
Special Prizes may be awarded.

ELIGIBILITY

As of June 18, 2019
Senior Division: Ages 15–18 (must not have attended college yet)
Junior Division 2: Ages 11–14
Junior Division 1: Up to age 10

Audition & Repertoire Requirements

SENIOR DIVISION: AGES 15-18
Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 20 minutes of music
Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

Semi-Final Round: Up to 25 minutes
1. One virtuoso etude by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Prokofiev, etc.
2. One Baroque polyphonic piece
3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

Finals: Up to 40 minutes
1. One Classical sonata, all movements
2. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion
Please note that the following works must be included in competition repertoire, in either semifinal or final round:
1. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
2. One Contemporary piece, written after 1950
One work from semi-final round may be repeated
Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final round.


JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
1. One Baroque polyphonic work
2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

Finals: Up to 25 minutes
1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

JUNIOR DIVISION 1: UP TO AGE 10
Preliminary YouTube Round: up to 10 minutes of music,
Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

Semi-Final Round: Up to 15 minutes
1. One Baroque polyphonic work
2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Berens, Lemoine Loeschhorn, Chopin, Moszkowski, Liszt, etc.
3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

Finals: Up to 20 minutes
1. First or last movement of sonatina or sonata from the Classical era
2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion
One work from semi-final round may be repeated in the final round.
Works from preliminary round can be performed  in semifinal or final rounds

Jury

The distinguished Jury Panel will be announced in the summer/fall of 2018.

2019 Application Procedures

2019 application materials will be posted in the fall of 2018.

Contact

212 501 3360
PianoCompetition@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Kaufman Music Center

129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
212 501 3300

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