INTERMEDIATE GROUP (April 25 - May 05, 2016)

1. Competition conditions 

The Competition in the Intermediate Group is opened to young pianists of all nationalities, born between May 05, 1997 and May 05, 2002.
The Competition consists of four stages: Qualification (Preliminary) Round is held by documents and video records, First and Second Rounds - performances of solo programs, Third Round - performance accompanied by the symphony orchestra. 

Selection of participants of the Qualification Round is held by the Administration of the Competition on the basis of received documents from the candidates:
-   professional video record  of the program on the participant's choice, but with obligatory performance of virtuoso etude; performance duration - from 10 to 15 minutes; the record should be made not earlier than 2015;
-   enclosed Application form filled out by block letters with duration of each piece;
-   xerocopy of a birth certificate or passport;
-   two black and white (half-length) glossy pictures, size 9x12  cm, suitable for printing in a booklet, and taken not earlier than 2015;                                                                                                                                                 -  copies of documents confirming previous Competitions' awards.

Deadline for receipt documents and photos on the e-mail of Competition's Administration - February 10, 2016.

Video recording should be placed on the channel, link to the record specified in the application (section "Qualification Round"). Recordings of the participants from China should be placed on the channel

Applicants who within the 2 years preceding the Competition were or currently are students of a Jury member or have family relationship with a Jury member are not allowed to take part in the Competition.

Incomplete sets of documents and documents sent with a delay will not be considered.                                     

Qualification Round - selection by video records will take place in Kyiv in February 2016 р.

Having examined results of Qualification Round the Administration determines the participants of the First Round of the Competition publishes a list of contestants on its website by February 25, 2016.

The invitation to the contest will be sent to participants by March 10, 2016.

All participants who will receive invitations must notify the Competition's Administration about the precise date and time of their arrival to the Competition by April 01, 2016.

All participants who will receive invitations must notify the Competition's Administration about the precise date and time of their arrival to the Competition by April 01, 2016.
Foreign participants will be responsible for obtaining their own passports and visas.
Administration does not provide participants with medical insurance.
Applicants should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine for advice upon these matters. 

The Competition Fee is US $100 or the equivalent of this sum in the National currency of Ukraine under the rate of the National Bank of Ukraine and is to be paid during registration.
The registration and casting of lots of the contestants will be held from 10.00 a.m. till 01.00 p.m. on April 24, 2016 at the Administration office: Kyiv, 31 Tolstogo str. 

25 April - Opening ceremony of the competition
05 May - Solemn rewarding ceremony of Prize-winners and a concert of the Competition's laureates in the Lysenko Column Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.

The sequence of participants' performances is determined by casting of lots and remains until the end of the Competition.
The Competition's auditions are open to the public.
Repertoire must be played from memory.
Program of the Third Round is performed under accompaniment by the Symphony Orchestra.
Prize-winners of the Competition are obligated to take part in Closing Concert and accept the offered concert engagements which are an integral part of the prize.

  2. The Jury 

The Jury of the Competition works according to the "Regulations on the Jury". The list of Jury members will be published on the Competition's website not later than 10 February, 2016.
The Jury estimates participants' performances by secret vote during all rounds.
The Jury may interrupt a competitor's performance if he or she overruns the time stated in the Competition's rules. The Jury's decisions at all stages of the Competition are final and cannot be discussed, revised or appealed. 

3. Administration
The Administration  does not provide participants with medical insurance.

The Administration of the Competition provides free of charge with:

-    accommodation and per diem expenses to Competitors accepted to the First Round while he/she is taking part at the Competition;

 -   acoustic rehearsals (10 min.) before the First  Round and one rehearsal with the orchestra for participants of the Third Round in the Competition Concert Halls.

The Administration has an exclusive right to all audio, video records and broadcast of Competition's performances on the Internet; they are property of the International Charitable Fund of Vladimir Horowitz Competition.

The Administration has an exclusive right to sign contracts with other parts with the aim to advertise or sell out above-mentioned materials.

Competitors aren't provided with the fees for the Competition's materials used by the Administration.

4. Prizes

1st Prize - $5,000 USA, the title of the Prize-winner and the Gold Medal;

2nd Prize - $2,500 USA, the title of the Prize-winner and the Silver Medal;

3rd Prize - $1,500 USA, the title of the Prize-winner and the Bronze Medal;

4th Prize - $1,000 USA, the title of the Prize-winner;

5th Prize - $700 USA, the title of the Prize-winner;

6th Prize - $500 USA, the title of the Prize-winner. 

The Prizes are awarded according to the Jury's decision.
Depending on competitors' 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 first prize) among competitors.
All prizes are paid in the Ukrainian national currency with payment of income tax according to the valid Ukrainian legislation.

5. Repertory Requirements

Qualification Round 
Program on the participant's choice with obligatory performance of a virtuoso etude.
Performance duration - from 10 to 15 minutes.

First Round

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

2. Clementi, Hummel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven (on the participant's choice). One Sonata in a complete volume (without reprises).

3. Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Ligeti (on the participant's choice). One virtuoso etude.

4. A piece by Ukrainian composer.

Performance duration - up to 30 minutes.

Second Round

1.   Obligatory work (see Attachment № 1 "List of obligatory works for the Second Round")
2.   One or more pieces by composers from Romantic period to present time.

Performance duration - up to 35 minutes.

Third Round

1.  A concerto in a complete volume (see Attachment № 2 "List of Works for the Third Round"). 

The program given in the Application form cannot be changed after February 20, 2016.
In case of contradictions in the interpretation of these Conditions, the Ukrainian text is the only correct one.

Attachment 1.  List of obligatory works for the Second Round.

Scarlatti. Sonata

Mendelssohn. "Lied ohne Worte"

Schubert. Impromptu

Chopin. Mazurka

Chopin. Nocturne

Liszt. Consolation

Moszkowski. Etude

Moszkowski. "Sparkles"

Debussy. Prelude

Rachmaninoff. Prelude

Rachmaninoff. Musical moment

Rachmaninoff. One of transcriptions

Rachmaninoff. Polka

Skriabin. Prelude

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


Bach f-moll, d-moll                            Haydn D-dur                                       Grieg a-moll

Mozart KV 491 c-moll                        Beethoven № 1,2,3,4,5                       Liszt № 1,2

             KV 537 D-dur                        Mendelssohn g-moll                            Chopin № 1,2

             KV 488 A-dur                        Schumann a-moll                                 Saint-Saens g-moll

             KV 466 d-moll                       Tchaikovsky. № 1                                Brahms. № 1,2

             KV 467 C-dur                         Ravel G major                                    Gershwin F major  

Rachmaninoff № 1 (2nd edition), 2, 3, Rhapsody on Paganini's Theme        Skriabin F sharp minor                         Prokofiev № 1, 2, 3                                 Shostakovich № 1                              Revutsky.Concerto                             Lyatoshynsky. Slavic Concerto            Skoryk № 2




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