Intermediate group, 2019

 INTERMEDIATE GROUP (16-24 April 2019)

1. Competition conditions 

The Competition in the Intermediate Group is open to young pianists of all nationalities born between 24 April 2000 and 24 April 2005.

To participate in the Competition, applicants must submit:

- a filled in application form on the official Competition site;

- a high-quality video recording with a program including a virtuoso etude performed by the applicant (10 to 15 minutes);

The video recording must be uploaded to YouTube ( and a link to the recording given in the application form (section "Qualifying Round").

In addition to filling in the application form, the following documents must be sent to the e-mail of Competition Administration

- 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 one year before submitting the application form;

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

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 Competition Administration is 10 February 2019.

Documents and records that arrive incomplete or late will not be considered.                                     

The Qualifying Round - pre-selection on the basis of documents and video recordings will take place in Kyiv in February 2019. Having considered the Qualifying Round submissions, the Administration will determine the participants for the First Round of the Competition and will publish the list of contestants on the website by 25 February 2019.

Invitations to the Competition will be sent to participants by 10 March 2019.

All participants who receive invitations must notify the Competition Administration of the precise date and time of their arrival by 01 April 2019. A list of participants who do not appear for the competition without proper notice about their refusal to participate will be sent to WFIMC and EMCY for distribution among its members.

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 100 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 16 April 2019 from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM at the Administration office at the address: 31 Tolstogo St., Kyiv, Ukraine. 

17-19 April: First Round

20-21 April: Second Round

22-23 April: Third Round

24 April - Solemn awards ceremony and final concert of the laureates

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. The 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 10 January 2019.

Persons who have a familial relationship with any of the participants or are currently a teacher of any of the participants are not allowed to be Jury members.

The evaluation of the contestants' 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 Third Round participants in the concert hall where the Competition is held.

The Administration owns the exclusive rights to all audio and video recordings of 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. Competition Prizes

1st Prize - 5,000 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Gold Medal;

2nd Prize - 2,500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Silver Medal;

3rd Prize - 1,500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner and Bronze Medal;

4th Prize - 1,000 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner;

5th Prize - 700 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner;

6th Prize - 500 U.S. dollars, the title of Prizewinner. 

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

Depending on competitors' achieved results and within the limits of the sum of money fixed for the prizes, the Jury has the right:

- to not award all prizes;

- to divide awards (except the first prize) among competitors.

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

Qualifying Round

Program of applicant's choice with a required performance of a virtuoso etude.

The performance should last 10 to 15 minutes.

First Round

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

2. Clementi, Hummel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven (participant's choice).

One complete sonata (without reprises).

3. Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Ligeti (participant's choice).

One virtuoso etude.

4. A piece by a Ukrainian composer.

The performance should last up to 30 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 35 minutes.

Third Round

1. A complete concerto (See Attachment 2, "Works for the Third Round"). 


The program submitted in the Application Form cannot be changed after 20 February 2019.

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; Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV 491; Concerto No. 26 in D major, KV 537.

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; Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58; Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73.

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; 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.

J. Brahms. Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83.

P. Tchaikovsky. Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23.

A. Skriabin. Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op. 20.

S. Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor (2nd revision), Op. 1; Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto No. 3 in
D minor, Op. 30; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 43.

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

D. Shostakovich. Concerto No. 1 in C minor.

G. Gershwin. Concerto in F major.

S. Prokofiev. Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10; No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16; No. 3 in C major, Op. 26.

M. Skoryk. Concerto No 2.

B. Lyatoshynsky. Slavic Concerto, Op. 54.

L. Revutsky. Concerto in F major.



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