Coimbra World Piano Meeting

Coimbra World Piano Competition

Coimbra World Piano Competition 2024

The festival will include one International Piano Competition, selecting 1 student to perform with Orquestra Clássica do Centro in Convento São Francisco, Grande Auditório, on the 22nd June 2024.

1) Repertoire

The competition will consist of three rounds:

Selection round:
Free choice repertoire, which must include: 
-One virtuoso Etude of the participant´s own choice, among those of Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Prokofiev or Ligeti
-A lyrical piece by Chopin or Debussy
The jury will finish the candidate’s audition at the end of the 12th minute, in case the repertoire exceeds this timing.
6 pianists may be admitted.
 – Free choice program, max. 20 minutes
Works performed in the selection round may not be included



3 pianists will be selected from the semifinals, should their level in the semifinal reach the standard considered appropriate by the jury, to perform one concerto, with a second piano, from the following list:

  • Mendelssohn – Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  • Schumann – Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Chopin – Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
  • Mozart: Piano concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K. 595
  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Grieg – Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

2) Prizes

1st prize:  600 €

3) Rules

1. Competitors who are not ready to perform when called upon to do so may be disqualified.
2. The Jury retains the right to stop a performance if the competitor exceeds the allotted time.
3. Competitors cannot appeal against the decisions of the Jury.
4. Works must be performed by memory.
5. The jury reserves the right to select less finalists/prizewinners if the level of the performances is below the standard considered appropriate by the jury to perform as soloist with orchestra.

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