Category 15: Showcase Piano Concerto – One Movement
This event is
for the exceptionally gifted
· There are FOUR different AGE GROUPS in this Category. The contestant may choose any one movement from a standard concerto.
· To promote
broader repertory knowledge, contestants who have won medal(s) in the past
years are not allowed to enter the same concerto movement(s) they have won before, unless as part of the Complete Concerto Event in Category 16
must be from memory
· Accompanist: USOMC will assign an Official Accompanists for this event as well as for the Prizewinners’
Concerts. The accompanist will not be judged. Piano teachers are not allowed to
accompany their own students
The entry event fee covers the Accompanist fee which include one rehearsal (not to exceed one hour) plus accompaniment at the competition. For the Prizewinners' Concerts (first place winners only) a fee is required for performance with an Official Accompanist.
Contestants must upload the first 3 pages of their concerto at the time of their online application.
Contestants must time
their concerto movement accurately and mark it
clearly on the Entry form
Note: The USOMC committee has agreed to allow the contestants of Piano Concerto to play
music beyond the indicated time limit allowed for the actual Competitions. To
achieve the best results (A) the time for each piece must be accurately recorded
by each contestant on their entry form, which will enable the USOMC staffs to
correctly estimate the length of the event – to give the judges enough time to
hear the music; and (B) if there is not enough time, the judges may want to cut
some pieces short as they see fit, which
will not reflect negatively on the contestants.
judges may not hear
in their entirety. This does not reflect negatively on the contestants
It is the
responsibility to show up at the competition site
must bring a copy of their music (no illegal photocopies) for the judges
during the competition. Without proper music, the contestant will be
The 1st Place
Winner should be prepared to shorten their concerto movement at the Prizewinners’
The Official Accompanist will
be available to accompany the first-place winners during the Prizewinners’
Concerts at an additional fee.