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Concerto Competiton Rules

Dates

Performances

Concerto: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7:00 pm,
          Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
Junior ConcertoSaturday, May 13, 2017, 3:30 pm,
         Leith Symington Griswold Hall
PSE Concerto: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3:30 pm,
        Leith Symington Griswold Hall 

Competitions

Concerto: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3:30-9:00 pm, 
         Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall
Junior ConcertoSat., January 21, 2017, 3:30-8:00 pm,
          Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall
PSE Concerto: Sat., January 28, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm
        Cohen-Davison Family Theatre

 

Deadlines for entries to the Academic Affairs Office

Concerto: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Junior Concerto: Saturday, December 17, 2016
PSE Concerto: Monday, January 16, 2017

Eligibility

  1. Students must be currently enrolled in private instruction through the Peabody Preparatory
  2. Previous winners of a concerto competition are prohibited from entering the following year in the same competition.
  3. If a student enters as part of a double concerto, he/she may not also enter as an individual.
  4. Students may enter only one concerto competition during a given year.
  5. Faculty should not enter a "possible" concerto without first checking with the conductor .
  6. Performers must provide their own accompanist for the competition.

Additional information

PSE Concerto Competition

Age eligibility
Must be under age 14 and violin, viola, and cello only

Repertoire
Accepting the following pieces or similar:

  • Violin: Vivaldi Concerto in A minor or G minor or music similar to book 4 and 5 in Suzuki repertoire

  • Cello: Chanson Triste, or other music similar to book 4 in Suzuki repertoire

  • Viola- Music similar to book 4 in Suzuki repertoire

  • The music chosen must have an orchestral accompaniment available either at Peabody or to purchase. Email Hana Morford (hana.morford@gmail.com) with any questions.
     

Junior Concerto Competition

Age eligibility

Piano and Strings: through eighth grade, or age 14 or under by March 1 of the year of the performance
Brass, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Woodwinds: no age restrictions

Repertoire

One movement from a Baroque concerto or concerto-type piece, memorized; Double concerti are acceptable. Works from outside the Baroque repertoire are permissible with permission of the conductor.

Accompaniment should be manageable by an intermediate level string orchestra with no more than 3 sharps or 3 flats. When in doubt, faculty should check with the YAO conductor .

The piece will be heard in its entirety.

Concerto Competition

Age eligibility

Through twelfth grade, or age 18; may not have graduated from high school

Repertoire

Complete concerto for soloist(s) and orchestra. Students should memorize all movements and be prepared to stop as requested by the judges.
 

Repertoire List for the Concerto Competition

This is only a general guide. When selecting repertoire, take into consideration not just the orchestration involved, but the level of difficulty of the orchestra parts. Make sure you know the instrumentation of the piece you select (for instance, we always have harp students but that doesn't mean we can cover every harp part). Every year can bring dramatic changes to the strengths and weaknesses of the orchestra. If there is any question in your mind check with Maestro Ankush Bahl.

Strings

Violin

  • Beethoven
  • Bruch, G minor
  • Dvorak
  • Haydn, Nos. 1, 2
  • Mendelssohn, E minor
  • Mozart, Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Mozart, Sinfonie Concertante (violin & viola)
  • Prokofiev, No. 2
  • Schumann
  • Tchaikovsky

Viola

Consult with orchestra conductor

Violoncello

  • Boccherini, B-flat
  • Haydn, C or D
  • Schumann

Double Bass

Consult with orchestra conductor

Piano

  • Bach, any
  • Beethoven, Nos. 1, 2, 3
  • Chopin, Nos. 1, 2
  • Haydn, any
  • Mendelssohn, Nos. 1, 2, double piano concerto
  • Mozart, any, including the two piano
  • Saint-Saens, Nos. 2, 4,

Winds

Consult with orchestra conductor

Percussion

Consult with orchestra conductor

Harp

Consult with orchestra conductor

Guitar

Consult with orchestra conductor

 

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