Junior group 2021


1. Competition conditions

The Competition in the Intermediate Group is open to young pianists of all

nationalities born between 17 October 2006 and 17 October 2012.

To participate in the Competition, applicants must submit:

-         a filled in application form on the official website of the Competition


In addition to filling in the application form, the following documents must be sent

to the e-mail of Competition Administration horowitz@horowitzv.org:

-         a copy of the birth certificate or passport;

-         a copy of the identification code (for citizens of Ukraine);

-         a half-length digital photo (300 dpi), suitable for printing in a booklet and

taken no earlier than 2021 year before submitting the application form;

-         copies of documents confirming previous awards, if any, in music


Applicants who are currently students of a Jury member or have a familial

relationship with a Jury member are not allowed to participate in the Competition

The deadline to submit the application form, documents, and photos to the e-mail of the Competition Administration is 15 August  2021.

Documents that arrive incomplete or late will not be considered.

Invitations to the Competition will be sent to participants by 15 September 2021. The Administration will publish the list of participants on the website www.horowitzv.org.

All participants who receive invitations must notify the Competition Administration

of the precise date and time of their arrival by 10 October 2021.

Foreign participants are responsible for obtaining their passports and visas.

Applicants may contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine for advice

on these matters.

The participation fee is 70 U.S. dollars or the equivalent sum in the national

currency of Ukraine at the rate of the National Bank of Ukraine, and is to be paid

during registration.

Registration of the participants and drawing of lots will be held on 17 October 2021 from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM at the Administration office at the address:

31 L. Tolstogo St., Kyiv, Ukraine.


17 October 2021 - registration, drawing of lots, rehearsal of participants for the First round

18-21 October 2021 - First Round

22-23 October 2021 - Second Round

24 October 2021 - Third Round

25 October 2021 - Solemn awards ceremony and final concert of the Prizewinners

The order in which participants of the Competition perform shall be determined

by drawing of lots and remain unchanged throughout the Competition.

The Competition auditions are open to the general public.

All pieces on the program must be played from memory.

Third Round program will be accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra.

The Prizewinners of the Competition must take part in the Final Concert and accept

the offered concert engagements which are an integral part of the awards.

2. Jury

The Jury of the Competition works according to Jury Regulations. The list of Jury

members will be published on the Competition site no later than 01 August 2021.

The evaluation of the participants' performances at all rounds is conducted by

secret vote.

The Jury has the right to decide on the termination of a performance if it exceeds

the time limit listed in the conditions of the Competition.

The decisions of the Jury at all stages are final, and are not subject to discussion,

revision or appeal.

3. Administration

The Administration does not provide participants with medical insurance.

The Administration of the Competition provides free of charge:

-         accommodation for the participants beginning with the First Round and

continuing while he/she is taking part in the Competition;

-         one rehearsal (10 min.) before the First Round and one rehearsal with

orchestra for the Third Round participants in the concert hall where the

Competition is held.

The Administration of the Competition has the right to engage the winners in concert activities during season 2021 - 2023.

The Administration owns the exclusive rights to all audio and video recordings

of the Competition performances; they are the property of the International

Charitable Fund of Vladimir Horowitz Competition.

The Administration has the exclusive rights to sign contracts with other parties with

the aim of advertising or selling the above-mentioned materials.

Competitors are not paid any compensation for the competition materials being

used by the Administration.

4. Prizes

The 1st Prize - $2,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Gold Medal;

The 2nd Prize - $1,500 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Silver Medal;

The 3rd Prize - $1,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Bronze Medal;

The 4th Prize - $ 600 USA, the title of the Prizewinner;

The 5th Prize - $ 300 USA, the title of the Prizewinner;

The 6th Prize - $ 200 USA, the title of the Prizewinner.

The Prizes are awarded according to the Jury's decision.

Depending on participants' achieved results and within limits of established

amount of prizes the Jury has the right:

-         to award not all prizes;

-         to divide awards (except the 1st prize) among the participants.

All prizes are paid in the Ukrainian national currency with income tax withheld in

accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine.

Enterprises, institutions, organizations, public associations, charitable foundations,

as well as individuals may, at their own expense, set additional prizes, special

prizes, and other awards for the Competition participants in agreement with the

organizing committee.

5. Repertoire Requirements

First Round

1.  J. S. Bach. One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier.

2.  J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. Beethoven (participant's choice). I movement or II-III movements of a sonata

3.  M. Clementi, C. Czerny, M. Moszkowski, F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninoff,      A. Scriabin, C. Debussy, I. Stravinsky, D. Ligeti  (participant's choice). One virtuoso etude.

4.  A piece by a Ukrainian composer.

The performance should last up to 20 minutes.

Second Round

1.  A required composition (see Attachment 1, «List of required repertoire for the

Second Round»).

2.  One or more piece(s) of choice by composers from the Romantic period to the

present time.

The performance should last up to 25 minutes

Third Round 

First movement or second and third movements of a concerto. One-movement concertos must be performed in full. (see the Attachment 2. «Works for the Third round»)


The program submitted in the Application Form cannot be changed after

01 September 2021.

In case of any discrepancy in the interpretation of these Conditions, the

Ukrainian version shall prevail.

Attachment 1. List of required repertoire for the Second Round

(see above Repertoire Requirements, Second Round, No.1).

C. Debussy. Prelude

F. Liszt. Consolation

F. Mendelssohn. Lied ohne Worte

M. Moszkowski. Etude

M. Moszkowski. Étincelles (Sparks)

S. Rachmaninoff. One of the Musical Moments

S. Rachmaninoff. Polka

S. Rachmaninoff. Prelude

S. Rachmaninoff. One of the transcriptions

D. Scarlatti. Sonata (with reprises)

A. Skriabin. Prelude

F. Chopin. Mazurka

F. Chopin. Nocturne

F. Schubert. Impromptu

Attachment 2. Works for the Third Round. Concertos for piano with orchestra

J. S. Bach. Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052;

                  Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056

J. Haydn. Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII/II

W. A. Mozart. Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV 466;

                       Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV 467; 

                       Concerto No. 23 in A major, KV 488;                     

L. Beethoven.  Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15;

                        Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19;

                        Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37;                       

F. Mendelssohn. Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25.

C. Saint-Saens. Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22.

E. Grieg. Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.

F. Liszt. Concerto No. 1 in E flat major;

              Concerto No. 2 in A major.

R. Schumann. Concerto in A minor, Op. 54.

F. Chopin. Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11;

                  Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.

S. Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor (2nd revision), Op. 1;

                             Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18;                           

M. Ravel. Concerto No. 1 in G major.

S. Prokofiev. Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 10;

M. Skoryk. Concerto No 2.

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