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2020 Young Pianist Competition

Application Form

Please complete this form in its entirety and submit electronically with payment (credit/debit) below. The application may also be printed and mailed with payment (check/money order) to the below address. Entries MUST be received by the deadline of March 30, 2020.

MostArts Festival Young Pianist Competition
Dr. Lisa Lantz, Artistic Director
Miller Performing Arts Center
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred University
Alfred, New York 14802

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Personal Information
*School's Information
*Private Teacher's Information
*Competition Repertoire
  1. The Second and Third Movements of any Mozart Piano Concerto with cadenza [where indicated].
  2. Solo Repertoire: Must include one etude of virtuosity by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin or Rachmaninoff, and at least two contrasting works from two different periods of the contestant's choice. Solo piano repertoire must be at least 20 minutes and not to exceed 25 minutes. Compositions for "prepared piano" are not permitted.

NOTE: All repertoire for this preliminary round will remain the same for the final round.

Piano Concerto
Solo Work- list each work separately (At least 3)
Application Regulations and Instructions

  1. Applicants interested in being considered must submit a YouTube video along with the completed application form and a non-refundable application fee of one hundred US dollars (US $100.00). You may also print out the application form and mail with check or money order made out to "MostArts Festival Young Pianist Competition."
  2. The video must be of high quality. No editing is allowed. The video recording must be made with one fixed camera, mounted on a tripod, focusing on the right profile and hands of the pianist.
  3. Applicants must submit their respective Mozart Concerto recording with piano accompaniment or with an orchestra.
  4. Recordings must be labeled with applicant's name and repertoire along with respective timings of each composition.
  5. All applications must be received by the application deadline of March 30, 2020.
  6. No changes in repertoire will be permitted past the deadline.
  7. All applicants will be notified in early April.
  8. Finalists will be sent further instructions.

Application Checklist

____ a. Completed Application Form

____ b. Application Fee of US $100.00 paid online or via mail

____ c. Audition repertoire information and YouTube link to recording provided above

____ d. Title and Timing of each work included on the recording

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