You will be informed whether or not you have advanced to the final round by April 20, 2018. Each finalist shall prepare a short recital program including one selection from list A and one selection from list B (download repertoire lists):
From list A, choose the first movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven, to be performed on a small (5-octave) fortepiano.
From list B, choose a work by Schumann or Chopin, to be performed on a large (6 ½ octave) fortepiano.
The finalists will be asked to choose their selections by May 1, 2018.
The Final Round will be a public concert that will take place between 11 am and 2 pm on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Hertz Hall in Berkeley, California. Both fortepianos will be made available to each contestant for at least three hours of practice on June 5 and for at least 2 hours on June 6. The results will be announced at the end of the concert after a brief pause for the judges to deliberate. Please note that the Final Round will be live streamed. Your completed application form will be considered to imply consent for your performance to be shared with the public on June 7.
You may play from memory, or if you choose to use music, for copyright reasons you will be required to use a printout from IMSLP that is in the public domain.