PROGRAM

JUNIOR-SOLO

I round:

A) Piece of a lyrical character:

Bloch - Improvisation
Chopin/L. Auer - Nocturne

Glazunov - Meditation

Glazunov - Adagio from ballet “Raymonda”

Glière - Romance

Kabalevsky - Improvisation

Paganini - Cantabile

Rachmaninov - Romance

Rachmaninov - Vocalise

Szymanowski - Nocturne

Shostakovich/A. Tsyganov - Andantino

Shchedrin - In The Style of Albeniz

Tchaikovsky - Melody

Tchaikovsky - Song without words

Wieniawski - Legende

Veracini - Largo

or any other lyrical character piece of participant’s choice

B) Virtuoso piece:

Bartok - Romanian dances

Beriot - Scene de Ballet

Ernst - Othello Fantasy

Kreisler - Sicilienne and Rigaudon

Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro

Paganini - Sonata № 12

Ries - Perpetuum Mobile

Sarasate - Introduction and Tarantella

Vieuxtemps - Ballade et Polonaise

Vieuxtemps - Fantasia appassionata

Vieuxtemps - Rondino

Vitali/L. Charlier - Chaconne

Wieniawski - Scherzo-Tarantelle

Zimbalist – Golden Cockerel Fantasy

 


or any other virtuoso piece of participant’s choice

II round:

             Concerto for violin and orchestra accompanied by piano, I or II and III movements

Bruch - Concert № 1

Kabalevsky - Concert

Khachaturian - Concert

                                                                      Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole  (Any TWO or THREE of five movements)

Mendelssohn - Concert\

Saint-Saëns - Concert № 3

Spohr - Concert № 2

Viotti - Concert № 22;

Vieuxtemps - Concert № 5 (full)

Wieniawski - Concert № 2

or any other concerto of the same difficulties

SENIOR-SOLO

I round:

A) S. Bach for violin solo, one of the following:

- Adagio and Fugue from Sonata № 1 (g-moll, BWV 1001)
- Grave and Fugue from Sonata № 2 (a-moll, BWV 1003)
- Adagio and Fugue from Sonata № 3 (C-dur, BWV 1005)
- Allemande and Double, Courante and Double
or
- Sarabanda and Double, Tempo Di Borea and Double from Partita № 1 (h-moll, BWV 1002)
- Any two movements (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue)
or
- Chaconne from Partita № 2 (d-moll, BWV 1004)
- Any three movements from Partita № 3 (E-dur, BWV 1006).


B) N. Paganini, one of 24 caprices for violin solo op.1

 

II round:

 A) Any sonata for violin and piano by:

Bartók

Bethoven

Brahms

Debussy

Franck

Janáček

Prokofiev

 

Ravel

Schnittke

Schubert

Schumann

Shostakovich

Szymanowski

Weinberg

OR ANY OTHER COMPOSER

 

B) A miniature piece of participant’s choice, solo or with piano (transcriptions are allowed)

 

C) Virtuoso Piece

Bartók - Rhapsody № 1, 2

Chausson - Poéme

Hubay - Carmen Fantasy

Paganini - I Palpiti

Paganini - Witches’ Dance

Ravel - Tzygane

Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Saint-Saëns - Havanaise

Saint-Saëns - Etude in the Form of a Waltz

Sarasate - Carmen Fantasy

Sarasate - Caprice Basque

Schubert - Rondo

Tchaikovsky - Valse Scherzo

Waxman - Carmen Fantasy

Wieniawski - Polonaise in D-dur or A-dur

Wieniawski - Variations on an Original Theme

Wieniawski - Fantasy on Themes from “Faust”

Ysaÿe - Any of the six sonatas for solo violin

or any other virtuoso piece of participant’s choice

III round:

Concerto for violin and orchestra

Beethoven

Brahms

Dvořak

Glazunov

Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole (all movements)

Mendelssohn

Paganini - № 1

Prokofiev - № 1, 2

Shostakovich - № 1

Sibelius

Tchaikovsky

All works except for the sonatas should be performed by memory.

STRING QUARTET

I round

A) one of the quartets by the participants’ choice:

L. Beethoven op. 18

J. Haydn op. 20, 33, 50, 64, 76

W. A. Mozart K. 387, K. 421, K 428, K. 458, K. 464, K. 465

B) one of the quartets by the participants’ choice:

Borodin - any of the string quartets

Brahms - any of the string quartets

Debussy - String Quartet

Dvořak - any of the string quartets

Glazunov - Quartet № 1, 5

Grieg - Quartet №1

Janachek - any of the string quartets

Mendelssohn - any of the string quartets

Ravel - String Quartet

Schubert - any of the string quartets

Schuman - any of the string quartets

Smetana - Quartet “From My Life”

Tchaikovsky - any of the string quartets


or any other quartet of the romantic period

II round

a) One of quartets by Beethoven op. 59, 74, 95 

 

b) One of the quartets by

Bartók

Prokofiev

Schnittke

                            Shostakovich (except for №15)