Syllabus

Piano Concerto Recorded

Festivals can send two recordings of competitors for each level of competition.

Piano Concertos Graded Levels – Recorded Entry

  1. Definition: Graded Level Piano Concertos are separate classes from the graded level classes. Concerto Piano classes in this section are done by video entry only. Entries must be submitted by the recording deadline date through the competitor’s own private YouTube channel.
    1. Competitors can be recommended to both a graded level class and a piano concerto class.
    2. Competitors, if entered in the National Qualifying Class or Diploma Class for Piano, may not use the same concerto (or partial movements thereof) in both classes.
    3. Piano Concerto competitors who have won their age level at the Provincial Competition one year may still enter the same age level the following year. (i.e. if an 9 year old wins the elementary class, they can still enter the same elementary level as a 10 year old the following year)
  2. Performance: Competitors must enter based on their level and age.
    1. Performance must be from memory.
    2. Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form.  Do not guess timings or simply apply the specified time limit. The Adjudicator will stop the competitor after the maximum time. The performance criteria and absolute maximum total performance times are as follows:
      LevelsPerformance Requirements
      MAXIMUM
      Time Limit

      Elementary - Level 9 & Above
      Ages 10 & Under
      One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concertoTwenty (20) minutes
      Elementary - Level 8 & Below
      Ages 10 & Under
      One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concertoFifteen (15) minutes
      Junior - Level 9 & Above
      Ages 11-12
      One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concertoTwenty (20) minutes
      Junior - Level 8 & Below
      Ages 11-12
      One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concertoFifteen (15) minutes
      Intermediate - Level 9 & Above
      Ages 13-14
      One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concertoTwenty (20) minutes
      Intermediate - Level 8 & Below Ages 13-14One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concerto.Fifteen (15) minutes
      Senior
      Ages 15-16
      One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concerto.Twenty (20) minutes
      Advanced
      Ages 17-18
      One fast movement of a concerto or a through-composed single movement concerto.Twenty-five (25) minutes
  3. Additional Criteria:
    1. Orchestral part for all concertos will be played on a second acoustic piano (upright or grand preferred) or digital keyboard.
    2. Orchestral introductions by accompanists may be abridged.
    3. The Italian Concerto by J.S. Bach is not permitted in this class.
    4. All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) is compulsory.
    5. The recording of concertos must happen either during your local Festival or in the current calendar year.