Alberti Piano Competition

Repertoire Requirements

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  1. All pieces at the Third Alberti Piano Competition must be performed from memory.
  2. Repeats within pieces (e.g. sonata exposition, part of suite, variation) need not be performed.

alberti_auditionEvery contestant will have at least one hour per day of practicing time in the Elly Lim Music Studios during the Competition week. The practicing schedule will be sent to the contestant upon request. If you need more than an hour per day for practicing, please email the Elly Lim Studios.

Group A: (Ages 3 – 6) No mandatory piece required.* Contestants should perform two selections from standard repertoire not shorter than 16 measures each.
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Elementary.
Performance time should not exceed five minutes.**

Group B:: (Ages 7 – 8) No mandatory piece required.* Contestants should perform two selections from standard repertoire not shorter than 16 measures each. One of the pieces should be selected from the Classical Era repertoire.
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Elementary.
Performance time should not exceed seven minutes.**

Group C:: (Ages 9 – 10) No mandatory piece required.* Contestants should perform two selections from the standard repertoire not shorter than 32 measures each. One of selected pieces should be a fast movement from a Classical Sonata or Sonatina (e.g. M.Clementi, Sonatini Op.36 ).
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Intermediate.
Performance time should not exceed 10 minutes.**

Group D:: (Ages 11 – 12) Contestants should perform two selections from the repertoire of different historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern).
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Late Intermediate.
One of the pieces should be***: D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.7 Second movement. Theme and variations, or A.Diabelli. Sonatina Op.151, No.2 , First movement. Moderato.
Performance time should not exceed 10 minutes.**

Group E:: (Ages 13 – 14) Contestants should perform two selections from the repertoire of different historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern).
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Early Advanced.
One of the pieces should be: D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.1 Second movement. Andante, or D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1, No.2 First movement. Allegro moderato, or Fr. Kuhlau. Sonatina Op.88 No.1 Third movement. Rondo.
Performance time should not exceed 12 minutes.**

Group F:: (Ages 15 – 16) Contestants should perform two selections from the repertoire of different historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern).
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Advanced.
One of the pieces should be: D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.3 First movement. Allegro ma non tanto, or D. Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.1 First movement. Andante, or Fr. Kuhlau. Sonatina Op.55 No.4, Third movement. Alla pollaca, or W.A .Mozart. Sonata K.282. Finale. Allegro, or A. Komanetsky, Juggler. The Komanetsky piece may also be chosen by a contestant from any other group who wishes to be considered for the Andrey Komanetsky Prize.
Performance time should not exceed fifteen minutes.**

Group G:: (Ages 17 – 18) Contestants should perform two selections from the repertoire of different historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern).
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Advanced.
One of the pieces should be: D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.5 Two movements, or D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.2 Two movements, or W.A. Mozart. Sonata K.309. Rondo. Allegro graziose, or A. Komanetsky, Juggler. The Komanetsky piece may also be chosen by a contestant from any other group who wishes to be considered for the Andrey Komanetsky Prize.
Performance time should not exceed twenty minutes.**

Group H:: (Ages 19 – 26) Contestants should perform two selections from the repertoire of different historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern).
Acceptable level of repertoire difficulty – Advanced.
One of the pieces should be: D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.4 Two movements, or or D.Alberti. Sonata Op.1 No.8 Two movements, or any W.A. Mozart’s sonata excluding K.545 and 311, or A. Komanetsky, Juggler. The Komanetsky piece may also be chosen by a contestant from any other group who wishes to be considered for the Andrey Komanetsky Prize.
Performance time should not exceed twenty five minutes.**

Notes

* The ad libitum composition may be in any style and should be originally written for piano. Compositions for prepared piano are not permitted. Copies of the selected ad libitum music score must be provided to the judges on or before the date of the competition performance.

** The Competition Judges have the right to stop the performance if it exceeds the time limit for that group. The judges’ decision to stop the performance will not, however, affect the score.

*** The mandatory composition required for a given age group can be replaced with another mandatory selection so long as that selection is from a higher age group.