Rules and Procedures 2014
June 11-25, 2014
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (Preliminary and Semi-Final Solo Rounds)
Abravanel Hall (Final Concerto Round with the Utah Symphony)
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
RULES AND PROCEDURES
Completed Online Application Form
1. International Audition Sites and Dates:
2. All candidates invited to audition will furnish their own transportation and accommodations for the screening stage of the competition.
3. Audition Repertory
4. The live screening auditions will be open to the public and will be video recorded. The screening recordings will not be available for dissemination to individual applicants, and will be used only for determining admission to the competition.
5. After the conclusion of all live screening auditions, the recordings of an indeterminate number of passing auditions will be viewed by a final screening jury to select the 36 candidates that will be invited to Salt Lake City as Official Competitors.
6. The applicants who are invited to become Official Competitors will be notified no later than March 10, 2014, and shall accept the invitation by submitting the following items, to be received at the offices of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation by March 31, 2014.
Signed and dated letter of acceptance.
The specific repertoire to be performed on each program, in every round of the competition, including two Preliminary, one Semi-Final, and Final Concerto Rounds (see below).
7. Competitors must arrive in Salt Lake City no later than June 10, 2014. The Gina Bachauer Piano Foundation does not provide travel to or from Salt Lake City. Upon arrival, competitors will be provided transportation, meals, practice facilities, and housing in private host homes.
Preliminary Round I (Solo Recital of 25-30 minutes)
Preliminary Round II (Solo Recital of 35-40 minutes)
Semi-Final Round (Solo Recital of 55-60 minutes)
Final Concerto Round (Concerto to be performed with the Utah Symphony)
2. All competitors will perform in both Preliminary Rounds of the competition. At the conclusion of Preliminary Round II, the International Jury will vote for 12 pianists to advance to the Semi-Final Round. At the conclusion of the Semi-Final Round, the International Jury will name 3 finalists to advance to the Final Concerto Round. All three finalists will have two rehearsals with the Utah Symphony before the Final Concerto Round. All finalists and semi-finalists will receive prizes.
3. The solo repertory for the Preliminary and Semi-Final Rounds is free choice on the part of the applicant. There is no specifically required repertory for any of the solo rounds. The repertory from the 60-minute Screening Audition may be used in any of the three solo rounds of the Artists Competition.
4. The Final Concerto Round will be performed with the Utah Symphony Orchestra in Abravanel Hall. Competitors may choose any one concerto from the following list:
Concerto, op. 38
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
Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, op. 15
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 83
Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11
Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, op. 21
Concerto in A Minor, op. 16
Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Concerto No. 2 in A Major
Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453
Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482
Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491
Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Concerto No. 26 in D Major, K. 537
Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, op. 10
Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 16
Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26
Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, op. 1
Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, op. 43
Concerto in G Major
Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22
Concerto in A Minor, op. 54
Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, op. 21
June 11: Piano Selection: Each competitor will be scheduled for a brief appointment at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center to tryout and select a piano for their performances. All pianos are provided by Steinway and Sons.
Opening Ceremony (Competitors will draw numbers to determine the order of performance throughout the competition).
June 12-14: Preliminary Round I (Solo Recital of 25-30 minutes)
June 16-19: Preliminary Round II (Solo Recital of 35-40 minutes)
June 20-21: Semi-Final Round (Solo Recital of 55-60 minutes)
June 25: Final Round (Concerto with the Utah Symphony)