2019 Piano Concerto Competition Application
Application Form & Entrance Fee: Please fill out the application form below in its entirety and use the link in the confirmation page to pay your application fee of $25.00. No refunds are available in case of withdrawal or no-show. (The entrance fee entitles students to participate in the Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival at no extra charge.)

YouTube Entry: Competitors must include in your application below an active link to a YouTube video recording of your selection (listed below in the guidelines). Please triple-check the spelling of the link and make sure it loads and plays properly on several different devices. To shorten and simplify your YouTube link, try Tinyurl.com or Bitly.com.

Application Deadline: Must be received by Friday, January 4, 2019.

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COMPETITION GUIDELINES
About the Competition:
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Martha B. Sosman Concerto Competition, supported in part by the Martha B. Sosman Fund, by recommendation of Christine Roach. Open to students in grades 12 and under, the competition consists of a preliminary video round followed by an in-person final round. Past First Prize winners are not eligible to compete. Competitors prepare one movement from the repertoire list below and submit an unedited video recording of their performance via YouTube upload. Finalists are chosen in early January and perform their selected piece live for adjudicators on Friday, February 8, 2019. The First Prize winner is awarded a performance with the MYSP Chamber Orchestra at their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Preliminary Round Application Deadline: Received by Friday, January 4, 2019

Finals Round: Friday, February 8, 2019
• Notification: Applicants will be notified by January 7th if they have been chosen for the Finals Round, to be held February 8, 7:00 pm, at Powers Music School, 380 Concord Avenue, Belmont.

Winners Announced: Week of February 11-14, 2019
• Notification: First and Second Prize winners will be notified by phone and email during the week of February 11. Cash prizes will be awarded following the MYSP Spring Concert in May. Powers reserves the right to not award a First Prize.

MYSP Spring Concert: Sunday, May 19, 2019
• Performance & Attendance: The First Prize winner will perform their selected piece with the MYSP Chamber Orchestra. The winner will work with the conductor to decide how much of the concerto will be performed at the live performance. Rehearsal times are listed above – attendance is mandatory at all rehearsals.

All competition applicants must be available on the following dates!
Friday, February 8 (Finals Round); Sunday, May 19 (MYSP Spring Concert).
The First Prize winner will rehearse with the MYSP Chamber Orchestra on April 20 and 27 and May 4, 11, and 18.

2019 Competition Selections:
Contestants must prepare 1 movement from the following repertoire (10 minutes max):
- Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K.414/385p
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K.413/387a
- Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 15
- Haydn: Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11
- Chopin: Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
- Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

The First Prize winner will work with the conductor of the MYSP Chamber Orchestra to decide how much of the concerto will be performed at the live performance in May. Contestants will not be judged on the level of preparedness on the remaining movements beyond the 10-minute selection for the preliminary/final round.

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