During the competition, six works from different style periods
plus a movement from a concerto or independent work for instrument
and orchestra must be performed, all works are to be chosen by
details of the repertoire must be provided on the entry form.
Works may not be repeated in the different rounds. The works
performed in the audition round must form part of the competition
repertoire. Approval of the concerto is subject to the suitability
of the work within the context of the competition and availability
of the necessary orchestral parts in South Africa. The decision
of the competition organisers on this matter is final. Participants
are required to choose their concerto for the final round from
Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Library concerti list, which can
be downloaded here.
In the event that the participant cannot find an appropriate
concerto on this list, the following information needs to be
submitted with this application: Full title of chosen work and
composer, Publisher of the work, Proof of availability of the
full orchestral parts for the concerto in South Africa, A professionally
sourced hire of purchase cost quote. Copies of scores may be
requested from participants. The order in which pieces are to
be performed in each round is left to the discretion of the
participant. Participants may not perform their own compositions
or own transcriptions. Transcriptions by recognised composers
are allowed. Different movements from a work will be considered
collectively as one (1) work. Participants performing from music
scores must use original scores – no photocopies will
be allowed. Should performances exceed the time limit, the jury
will request participants to stop. Any repertoire changes must
be submitted in writing and signed by both the participant and
the teacher. No changes will be allowed to the competition repertoire
after 4 September 2009. When selecting repertoire lists for
solo rounds, participants should bear in mind the following
expressiveness and interpretative ability
in tempo and character
understanding and portrayal of different musical style periods,
i.e. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary
A programme not exceeding 10 minutes and consisting on two (2)
contrasting works must be played, these works must form part
of the participants competition repertoire. One of these works
should be from the Baroque (or pre-Baroque) or classical period.
Pianists may only perform solo works, i.e., no concerto movements
or other works with second piano accompaniments are allowed
at the audition.
and second rounds
Four works from at least three different style periods must
be performed in the first two rounds. The specific works and
style periods for these rounds are to be indicated on the entry
form. Full details of every work must be included: i.e., full
title, complete opus number, key, and names of movements. One
of the works performed must be a movement from classical or
romantic sonata. A sonata movement from a later style period
is allowed for brass instruments, saxophone and percussion.
Works must be presented as follows:
Two or more new contrasting works with a maximum duration of
A movement from a concerto (1st or 3rd movement) or a single
work for the chosen instrument and orchestra; or two movements
from concerto (slow and fast movements); or a complete concerto-
all subject to a maximum duration of 20 minutes-must be performed
with piano accompaniment.
The work for the chosen instrument and orchestra performed in
the third round, accompanied by the Cape Phil harmonica Orchestra.
Feedback on performances will be given by the jury after the
Participants are responsible for arranging their own accompanists.
Information on available accompanists in Cape Town can be requested
The organisers reserve the right to record all performances
during the competition, to be used at their own discretion for
radio and television broadcasts. By signing the entry form,
each competitor renounces all rights, fees and claims relating
to such recordings, films and broadcasts.