Stages and repertory

The Prize consists of a Qualifying Round, a Semi-Final Round and a Final Round, all of them open to the public.

Etapa 1


    The repertoire for this stage will be 15-20 minutes long.


    • - A Prelude and Fugue from “The Well-Tempered Clavier” by J.S. Bach, or a Sonata by D. Scarlatti or Padre Antonio Soler.
    • - One virtuoso study.
    • - A free choice of one or more works.

    A maximum of 18 competitors will go through to the Semi-Final.

Etapa 2

  • Timing:

    The repertoire for this stage will be 25-30 minutes long.

  • Repertoire:

    • - A complete Sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
    • - A free choice of one or more works
  • Selected:

    A maximum of 4 competitors will go through to the Final Stage.

Etapa 3

  • timing:

    Recital of 35-45 minutes duration.

  • Repertoire:

    • A free choice of complete works in different styles and from different periods.
  • Selected:

    They may receive the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th prize.


In all stages of the competition, competitors will perform in alphabetical order, starting from the letter that is drawn during the Opening Ceremony to take place on the 24th April 2011at 7.30 pm at the Auditori Antonio Cabeza in Paterna. Competitors must be present at the event. This order may be changed in certain circumstances that must be justified by the candidate and approved by the Organizers.

It is not permitted to perform the same piece in different stages.

All pieces must be performed from memory.

After the 31st March, no alterations may be made to the programme.

The jury:
may interrupt the performance if it exceeds the maximum time allowed in each stage.
The organizers:
will provide studio pianos for competitors to rehearse on throughout the competition.
who wish to try out the piano that will be used for the competition performances will be able to do so on the 24th April 2011 from 10.00 am onwards.
The organizers:
reserve the right to authorize recordings and broadcasting of any competition performances, without granting competitors any payment or right to refuse.

To enter for the SPECIAL PRIZE for the best performance of Spanish Music, competitors must perform at least one piece by a Spanish composer at any stage of the competition.