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Concerto Competition

The concerto competition will take place in Arad on July 27th (the first day of the festival).


Winners will perform with the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva in the closing concert of the festival (2.8)





The competition is open to young pianists in Two categories:

  •  Up to 15 years old

  •  16 years old and up

(The competition is open to participants of PianoFest Arad only)


 The contestants will choose one movement from :

  • Bach: 

    • F minor BWV1056   

    • D minor BWV 1052

  • Haydn :

    • D  Major Hob. XVIII/11

    • F major Hob XVIII:3

  • Marianna Martines: 

  • Mozart:       

    • Any concerto from k. 238  up to 595

  • Beethoven: 

    • No. 1  C major op. 15

    • No. 2  B flat major op. 19

    • No. 3  C minor op. 37

    • No. 4  G Major op. 58

    • No. 5  E flat Major op. 73

  • Mendelssohn: 

    • Op. 25   G minor

  • Chopin:

    • Op. 11 E Minor

    • Op. 21 F minor

  • Clara Wieck-Schumann:

    • Op. 7 A minor

  • Robert Schumann:

    • Op. 54 A Minor​

  • Saint-Saens:

    • Op. 22​ G Minor




The contestants will play with an accompanist (second piano) that PianoFest Arad will provide.

 If the contestant chooses to bring his/her accompanist  the administrative assistant should be notified in advance.


The jury members will be the faculty of PianoFest Arad and the conductor of the Gala concert.



The competition will start in the morning. According to the number of participants , there is a possibility of a second round during the day


Number of winners in any category is due to change according to the jury members’ decision. 

The decision of the jury  is final and  cannot be appealed.

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