Repertoire and Judging

ROSEWOOD FANNING WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS ITS HEARTFELT THANKS TO

  • BERNADENE BLAHA (piano faculty at University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles & internationally recognized performer)
  • INNA FALIKS (piano faculty at University of California Herb Alpert School of Music, Los Angeles & internationally recognized performer)
  • COLINE-MARIE ORLIAC (Summer Institute at Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia & internally recognized European harpist)

who volunteered their time to shape the competition repertoire & criteria for the inaugural competition.

 

Unfortunately, Ms. Blaha and Ms. Faliks could not remain on our juror team due to conflicting musical schedules. Best wishes to Ms. Blaha at the Round Top International Festival Institute in Texas and Ms. Faliks at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island.

 

Prize Money - June 29, 2019

  • Capriccio: First Prize = $2,500; Second Prize = $2,000; Third Prize = $1,500
  • Franchezza: First Prize = $1,500; Second Prize = $ 1,000
  • Valentine Award: Up to 3 females “of promise”, who have not placed in the above prizes, may be rewarded $500 each.

If there is a tie for any place, each pianist will receive the full amount of that prize. However, jurors reserve the right not to award any prize. Decisions of the jurors are final.

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COMPETITION RULES

  • Playing a movement of a composition is allowed.
  • Musician will play the full selection(s) for the allotted time. Slight over/under allowed.
  • The same selection(s) played on the video will be performed at the Finals in the Capital Region. (Unless a letter by the piano instructor attests that the competition selections can be played as described in one sitting.)
  • Musicians may perform any selection reading sheet music. Memorization is not mandatory.

     

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    JUNE 29, 2019 COMPETITION

    FRANCHEZZA

    • The Franchezza musical eras will include the Baroque, Classical and Romantic/ French School. 12 minutes maximum total time.
    • One selection must be a movement from the Classical Era composed by either Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven and must be a Sonata or a Sonata form (movements and rondos included).
    • In addition, a second selection from the Baroque or Romantic/ French School Era in contrasting style from the mandatory sonata selection.
    • If a third selection is chosen, Free Choice from the Baroque, Classical or Romantic/ French School.

    CAPRICCIO

    • The Capriccio musical eras will include the Baroque, Classical, Romantic/ French School, 20th Century/ Contemporary Eras.
    • 25-30 minutes maximum total time.
    • One selection must be from the Classical Era composed by either Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven and must be a Sonata or a Sonata form (movements and rondos included).
    • In addition, a second selection from the Baroque, Romantic/ French School or 20 th Century/ Contemporary Era in contrasting style from the mandatory sonata selection.
    • If a third selection is chosen, Free Choice from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic/ French School, 20th Century/ Contemporary Era.

    BRIOSO (permanent arm / hand impaired- no age requirement)

    • The Advanced Brioso will mainly represent the Romantic/French School, 20th Century/ Contemporary Eras due to limited repertoire in some eras, but all eras will be included.
    • 12 minutes maximum total time.
    • One selection must be from the Romantic/ French School Era or 20th Century/ Contemporary Era.
    • No mandatory style
    • In addition, a second selection from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic/ French School, 20th Century / Contemporary Eras in contrasting style from the above selection.
    • If a third selection is chosen, Free Choice from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic/ French School, 20th Century/ Contemporary Era.
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    COMPETITION FINALS, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019

    • The music selections presented on the Application must be the same selections performed in person at the Finals. No exceptions.
    • Musicians may perform any selection reading sheet music. Memorization is not mandatory.
    • Let us know if a page turner needs to be provided during practice and performance during the Finals in the Capital Region.
    • For more detail, please refer to the Events page.

    Sheet Music for Finals

    • Refer to Video Recording Instructions on the Application Page.

    SATURDAY DINNER WITH JURORS

    Saturday evening there will be a dinner with the jurors including all competition participants and guests. The jurors will share their competition and professional experience. Competitors will be allowed to ask the jurors questions. For more detail, please refer to the Events page.

    All contestants are encouraged to stay as our guest and participate in the Saturday evening and Sunday events regardless of winning a prize. Refer to accommodations in the Travel section on the main competition page.

    SUNDAY WINNERS’ RECITAL- JUNE 30, 2019
    2pm at Union College Memorial Chapel

     

    Winners and Valentine Award recipients are expected to perform at this Recital.

    There is no restriction on using sheet music during the recital performance.

    After being chosen to participate in the Finals at Union College, musicians may present other selections that they would like to play at the Recital should they win. To be determined with Rosewood Fanning.

     

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    ADJUDICATION OF COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

    No musician will be judged by a juror who at any point has provided in-depth musical instruction to the musician, is related to the musician or has any relationship that could be considered compromising in any manner. Jurors and competitors will disclose to Rosewood Fanning any relationship between them before to the Competition (if recalled). Rosewood Fanning will decide if a juror recusal is necessary or applicant needs to withdraw.

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