Coimbra World Piano Meeting

Figueira da Foz International Piano Prize

Figueira da Foz International Prize 2022

The festival will include one International Piano Competition, selecting 3 students to perform with orchestra on the 4th September 2022

1) Repertoire

The competition will consist of three rounds:

Selection round – 30th August 2022:
-1 Etude, among the following:
  • Chopin – Op. 10 nr. 1/2/4/7/8/11 or Op. 25 nr. 6/8/10/11 
  • Debussy – Pour les degrés chromatiques / Pour les arpèges composés                                                 
  • Liszt – Transcendental Etudes: “Mazeppa” / “Feux Follets” / “Wilde Jagd” / “Allegro Agitato Molto” / “Chasse-neige”
  • Prokofiev – Op. 2 nr. 1 or 3
  • Rachmaninov – Op 33/6 or Op.39 nr. 3 or 6
-1 Work chosen by the candidate 
The jury will finish the candidate’s audition at the 12th minute.
Semifinal – 1st September 2022:
6 pianists may be admitted.
 – Free choice program, max. 20 minutes
Works performed in the selection round may not be included


Final with Orchestra – 4th September 2022:

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 from the following list:

  • Mendelssohn – Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 or Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40
  • Schumann – Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Chopin – Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

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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