Competition auditions will be in the form of a single video which must feature the following program from memory:
A Bach Invention, Sinfonia or Prelude and Fugue; and
A Virtuoso Study by Chopin, Clementi, Czerny, Liszt or Rachmaninov; and
A First Movement of a Sonata by Mozart, Haydn or Clementi; and
The Movement of the Concerto the contestant has nominated to play in the finals.
The video recording device must remain in a fixed position for the duration of the audition recording and the Applicant’s hands and face are to be clearly visible. For the 2021 Competition only, Competitors may record the Movement of the Concerto separately from the solo repertoire provided that it is filmed in a single take, and is an accurate representation of their standard of playing.
The performance order should be as listed above for consistency amongst all competitors and ease of adjudication. Audition videos will be available publicly on
Applicants will be responsible for making their own audition video and must arrange venue, piano, video and accompanist themselves. Audition videos without piano accompaniment for the concerto will not be considered. The video must be a high-quality representation of the Applicant’s performance.
Audition videos must have been recorded after 15 December 2020 unless there is a compelling reason otherwise. Permission is at the discretion of the Competition. Audition Videos must be
accompanied by a declaration that the performance is that of the Applicant, unedited and performed in single complete take (Concerto Movement may be filmed in a different venue on a different date).