Tampere Piano Competition

 

Competition venues

Tampere conservatoire, Pyynikki hall

20.9.-28.9. First and second rounds, Finals with piano accompaniment

All rounds will be open to the public.

Tampere Hall

The final concert the 1st of October at 19 pm. The three main award winners will perform as soloists of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Erkki Lasonpalo.

Participants

The competition is open to contestants born between 19 Apr. 1991 and 19 Apr. 2006.

Finnish citizens and students who have studied in Finland for at least 3 consecutive academic years (since autumn 2018) are eligible to participate.

Prizes

I     10,000 EUR
II    7,500 EUR
III   5,000 EUR

Registration

Registration takes place online between 15 Dec. 2020 and 15 Jan. 2021. A link will be published on the competition website tampereenpianokilpailu.fi.  The registration fee is 50 EUR.

Register here

Repertoire

First round

  • Music composed before 1750
  • Music composed in 1750–1828
    • A part/parts of a composition are possible
  • Two etudes in different styles
    • One etude composed before 1950
    • One etude composed in or after 1950

The total duration for the first round performance is 25-30 minutes, including breaks.

Second round

  • The work selected in the composition competition for the Tampere piano competition, duration no more than 8 minutes.  The sheet music will be delivered to the contestants by 15 February 2021.
  • Music composed by Alexander Scriabin
  • A freely chosen programme

The total duration for the second round performance is 40-50 minutes, including breaks.

Finals

One of the following concertos:

  • Bartók: no 3
  • Beethoven: no 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5
  • Brahms: no 1 or 2
  • Chopin: no 1 or 2
  • Grieg
  • Kaipainen
  • Liszt: no 1 or 2
  • Mendelssohn: no 1
  • Prokofjev: no 2 or 3
  • Rahmaninov: no 2 or 3
  • Ravel: G-major
  • Saint-Saëns: no 2
  • Schumann
  • Tšaikovski: no 1

 

Rules

Tampere-Piano-Competition-rules-2021.pdf

 

Organizer

Tampere Piano Association

Contact Information

Kirsimarja Kiviruusu
Chairperson
Tampere Piano Association
p. +358 40 762 3665
info@tampereenpianokilpailu.fi