Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition First Round starts this week

07 May 2013
imports_PIA_0-xkcdkfxj-100000_02239.jpg Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition First Round starts this week
<p> A total of 75 candidates have been admitted to the first round of this year&rsquo;s Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition which takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The first round runs from Monday to Saturday this week</p> ...

63 participants have been chosen, of 18 different nationalities.

Each candidate will play a prelude and fugue from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the first movement of a classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert, and the work of his or her choice. To complete the candidate’s programme, the jury will select one or more études from among the four études prepared by the candidate (one by Chopin, one by Liszt, one by Debussy, and one chosen from among the études of Bartók, Dusapin, Ligeti, Messiaen, Ohana, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Rautavaara, Skryabin, and Stravinsky).

On Saturday 11 May, the 24 semi finalists will be announced at the end of the evening.

On the Queen Elisabeth Competition site, you can download participants' order of appearance, find out about podcasts, catch up with daily news, and more.