Syllabus

Piano Concerto – Virtual Competition 2020

Open to anyone who resides or studies in the Province of Ontario or the Gatineau, Quebec area.
The maximum age is 28 years old as of December 31, 2019.

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 class and a piano concerto class.
b) Competitors, if entered in the Open Piano Class may not use the same concerto (or partial movements thereof) in both classes.

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

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

Additional Criteria:
a) If physical distancing is still mandatory as of the date you submit your video, then live accompaniment can only be with a family member or someone who lives in your residence. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. 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.