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Virtuoso Pianists Competition


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  • Date: Sunday April 28, 2019
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Simsmore Square - 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT
  • Chair: Malgosia Lis
  • DEADLINE: Thursday March 28, 2019, postmarked; students print out registration form and send it with the check to the address provided on the form.

PLEASE NOTE: Students participating in Rising Pianists Competition will not be eligible to participate in Virtuoso Pianists Competition.

The Competition is open to students of teachers who are HMTA members.
The Competition is open to students in grades 3 to 12.
Students will compete within their age group.
Age groups are as follows:
Group 1: grades 3 and 4
Group 2: grades 5 and 6
Group 3: grades 7 and 8
Group 4: grades 9 and 10
Group 5: grades 11 and 12
Winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, as well as honorable Mentions, will be chosen.
Registration deadline is April 3rd, 2018, POSTMARKED.
Teachers will be notified of results on the evening of April 22nd. The results will be posted online the same evening.
Repertoire Requirements:
All music must be original piano music, no arrangements or simplifications are permitted.
All music must be performed from memory.
Entrants must provide printed scores for the judges, with (optional) measure numbers marked at the beginning of each system.
Students will perform TWO contrasting pieces from two different periods within the following time suggestions:
Group 1: 6 minutes
Group 2: 8 minutes
Group 3: 11 minutes
Group 4: 13 minutes
Group 5: 18 minutes
In case of transitional composers like Schubert, please use discretion in choosing contrasting pieces.
The performances will be timed and stopped when the time limit has been reached. Stopping the performance DOES NOT influence judging in any way.
Registration fees are as follow: Group 1 - $30; Group 2 - $35; Group 3 - $40; Group 4 - $45; Group 5 - $50.
Winners Concert:
April 29th at 2 PM and 4 PM at Trinity College Austin Arts Center, 300 Summit Street, Hartford

If you have any questions please let us know!