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  1. Audition videos may be recorded to DVD or YouTube in High Definition format. No CDs or cassette tapes will be accepted.
  2. Solo performances only.
  3. The length of the recorded performance must be between a minimum of twenty (20) minutes to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes.
  4. Audition video programme is self-chosen; however, the programme must include at least two (2) compositions from different musical periods.
  5. Camera angle must remain unchanged and applicant’s face and hands needs to be clearly visible throughout the recording.
  6. Recordings must be recorded after July 15, 2012 and may not be edited.
  7. Please clearly mark the DVD and its cover with the following information:
    1. Full name of applicant
    2. Title, number, movement, composer and exact length of each composition in the order of the performance as recorded on the audition DVD.
    3. Date of recording

For YouTube video links, please provide the aforementioned information in the description box. Title of YouTube videos should include full name of applicant (last name followed by first name), programme order number, and title, number, movement, and composer of each composition. If the composition title is too long, please include a shortened title with the composer’s last name.

    Title: Smith, John – 1 – 12 Variations on Ah vous dirai-je by Mozart
    Description: John Smith
    1 [programme order number]
    Twelve Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman", K. 265/300e by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (7:57)
    Recorded on January 27, 2013           

  1. Please review the DVD to guarantee the quality of the recording before sending it to the Toronto International Piano Competition 2014.

competition repertoire

First (I) Round

A self-chosen programme no longer than twenty-five (25) minutes.

Second (II) Round

A self-chosen programme no longer than thirty (30) minutes.
(There is no elimination between the first and second round).

Semifinal (III) Round

A self-chosen programme no longer than fifty (50) minutes.

Final (IV) Round

One concerto with orchestra chosen from the concerto list below.

Failure to comply with the time limit for the first, second, and semifinal rounds will result in a penalty by the Competition Jury.

Repertoire selection for first, second, and semifinal rounds cannot be repeated.

final round concerto choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73

Frédéric Chopin

Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Edvard Grieg

Concerto in A minor

Franz Liszt

Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Any Concerto

Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Sergei Rachmaninoff 

Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Maurice Ravel 

Concerto in G major

Robert Schumann

Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23