Syllabus

Piano Concerto – Virtual Competition 2022

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 graded and open classes.

Piano Concertos – Graded Levels

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

Performance: Competitors must enter based on their level and age.
a) Performance must be from memory.
b) Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form.  Do not guess timings or simply apply the specified time limit. The performance criteria and absolute maximum total performance times are 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


Additional Criteria
:
a) 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. 

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

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

c) Orchestral introductions by accompanists may be abridged.

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

e) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) must be strictly adhered to.