Repertoire Requirements for the International Program

Round One Guidelines:
  • Please submit video recordings that were created within the past three years.
  • Movements of works should be recorded in single, unedited takes (no editing); compile the movements of each work into one video file per work
  • Label your recordings clearly with composer, title, movement(s), and date of recording.
  • Recordings do not have to be from public performances; sound and video quality are of greater importance.
  • Make sure that proper lighting is used and that the camera shows full range of movement and use of instrument.
  • String players note – for works with piano, we want to see your pianist in the video frame.
Round One Repertoire for Strings (violin, viola, cello) and Piano:
Required
  • one Classical-period sonata or concerto (complete work, all movements); string applicants must include piano
  • one Romantic-period sonata or concerto (complete work, all movements); string applicants must include piano
  • you may submit TWO sonatas or ONE sonata and ONE concerto, but not two concertos
  • one chamber music work (at least one movement)
Optional
  • Additional chamber music works of your choice.

Round Two Live Audition Repertoire:

Applicants who advance to the live audition round should bring at least two contrasting works of their choice. It is not required to bring the same repertoire that was submitted with your online application, but you can if you wish. In addition, please bring the following repertoire:

Violin:
  • BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, op. 24, “Spring” – movements 1 and 2
    OR
  • BRAHMS Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 1 in G Major, op. 78, 1st movement AND Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 3 in d minor, op. 108, 2nd movement
Viola:
  • BRAHMS Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2 – movements 1 and 2
    OR
  • SCHUBERT Sonata for Viola and Piano in a minor, “Arpeggione” – movements 1 and 2
Cello:
  • BRAHMS Sonata for Cello and Piano in e minor, op. 38 – movements 1 and 2
    OR
  • BEETHOVEN Sonata for Cello and Piano no. 3 in A Major, op. 69 – movements 1 and 2
Piano:
  • BRAHMS Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 3 in d minor, op. 108, 1st movement