Syllabus

Classical Piano Concerto – 2023 (Virtual Competition)

Open to anyone who resides or studies in the Province of Ontario or the Gatineau, Quebec area and has been recommended by their local festival.

The maximum age is 28 years old as of December 31, 2022 for all levels except Adult.

All Levels of Classical Piano Concerti will be provided through a VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

Piano Concertos – Graded and Age Levels

Definition:
The Classical Piano Concerto classes are separate classes from the regular graded level piano classes.
Competitors can enter both a graded level piano class and a piano concerto class.  However, concertos are not permitted in the Open Piano Class.

Age-based Popular Guitar classes are offered to competitors through a Virtual Festival.
Beginner Level: Competitors between the ages of 6-8 as of December 31, 2022
Primary Level: Competitors between the ages of 9-10 as of December 31, 2022
Elementary Level: Competitors between the ages of 11-12 as of December 31, 2022
Junior Level: Competitors between the ages of 13-14 as of December 31, 2022
Intermediate Level: Competitors between the ages of 15-16 as of December 31, 2022
Senior Level: Competitors between the ages of 17-18 as of December 31, 2022
Advanced Level: Competitors between the ages of 19-28 as of December 31, 2022
Open Level (ARCT & Above):  Competitors between the ages of 16-28 as of December 31, 2022 performing at an exceptional level.

Performance requirements for Classical Piano Concerto Levels:
a) Competitors must enter based on their level and age as follows:

LevelsPerformance Requirements
MAXIMUM
Time Limit

Beginner
Ages 6-8
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoFifteen (15) minutes
Primary - Level 8 & Below
Ages 9-10
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoFifteen (15) minutes
Primary - Level 9 & Above
Ages 9-10
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoTwenty (20) minutes
Elementary - Level 8 & Below
Ages 11-12
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoFifteen (15) minutes
Elementary - Level 9 & Below
Ages 11-12
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoTwenty (20) minutes
Junior - Level 8 & Below
Ages 13-14
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoFifteen (15) minutes
Junior - Level 9 & Above
Ages 13-14
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoTwenty (20) minutes
Intermediate - Level 8 & Below
Ages 15-16
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoFifteen (15) minutes
Intermediate - Level 9 & Above Ages 15-16Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoTwenty (20) minutes
Senior
Ages 17-18
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoTwenty-Five (25) minutes
Advanced
Ages 19-28
Own choice of one or two (consecutive) movements of a concertoTwenty-Five (25) minutes
Open - ARCT & AboveTwo consecutive movements or a complete concerto.Thirty (35) minutes


b) Performance must be from memory.

c) Orchestral part for all concertos will be played on a second acoustic piano (upright or grand preferred) or digital keyboard.

d) Orchestral introductions by accompanists may be abridged.

e) The Italian Concerto by J.S. Bach is not permitted in this class.

f) The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance or play live if you do not have your own accompaniment. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement. https://omfa.ca/accompanists/

g) It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video.

h) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) must be strictly adhered to. https://omfa.ca/syllabus/