International Charitable Found of Vladimir Horowitz Competition
The participants should be aged up to 33 years old.
The competition has four rounds: three concert rounds, solemn awards ceremony and final concert of the laureates.
Every year (alternately for Debut/Junior and for Intermediate/Senior)
Candidates should provide the following documents:
Age range: is opened to young pianists of all nationalities, born between 20 April 1987 and 20 April 2004.
The Competition is held in four separate groups.
Applicants who are currently students of a Jury member or have a familial relationship with a Jury member are not allowed to participate in the Competition.
The Qualifying Round on the basis of documents and video recordings will take place in Kyiv in February 2020. Having considered the Qualifying Round submissions, the Administration will determine the participants for the First Round of the Competition and will publish the list of participants on the website www.horowitzv.org by 25 February 2020.
Invitations to the Competition will be sent to participants by 10 March 2020. All participants who receive invitations must notify the Competition Administration of the precise date and time of their arrival by 01 April 2020.
Foreign participants are responsible for obtaining their passports and visas. Applicants may contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine for advice on these matters.
Program of applicant’s choice with a required performance of a virtuoso etude.
The performance should last 10 to 15 minutes.
1. J. S. Bach. One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier.
2. M. Clementi, J. Hummel, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. Beethoven (participant’s choice) – One complete sonata.
3. F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninoff, A. Scriabin, C. Debussy, I. Stravinsky, D. Ligeti (participant’s choice) – One virtuoso etude.
4. A piece by a Ukrainian composer.
The performance should last up to 35 minutes.
1. A required composition (see Attachment No.1, «List of required repertoire for the Second Round»).
2. One or more piece(s) of choice by composers from the Romantic period to the present time.
The performance should last up to 45 minutes.
Passes in two stages
І stage – performance of the declared concerto of the «Viennese classics» in complete (see the Attachment No.2 «Works for the Third round») – six finalists;
ІІ stage – performance of the declared concerto by composers from the Romantic period to the present time (see the Attachment No.2 «Works for the Third round») – three winners of the first stage
The program submitted in the Application Form cannot be changed after 25 February 2020. In case of any discrepancy in the interpretation of these Conditions, the Ukrainian version shall prevail.
The Prizes are awarded according to the Jury’s decision.
The 1st Prize – $10,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Gold Medal;
The 2nd Prize – $7,500 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Silver Medal;
The 3rd Prize – $5,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner and the Bronze Medal;
The 4th Prize – $2,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner;
The 5th Prize – $1,500 USA, the title of the Prizewinner;
The 6th Prize – $1,000 USA, the title of the Prizewinner.