佛吉尼亞-華林國際鋼琴比賽始於1978年，原名喬安娜-霍奇斯(Joanna Hodges,以女鋼琴家喬安娜-霍奇斯名字命名)國際鋼琴比賽，2001年改用佛吉尼亞-華林國際鋼琴比賽。該比賽歷史悠久，擁有極大的國際知名度，每一次比賽都吸引著全球大量鋼琴愛好者慕名參加，每兩年舉辦一屆，旨在鼓勵和推動音樂文化在全球範圍內的交流傳播，是世界高水準的鋼琴比賽之一。比賽還得到來自美國安能博格基金會(Annenberg Foundation)、弗朗西斯C.伯傑基金會( Frances C. Berger Foundation)、麥卡錫家庭基金會(the McCarthy Family Foundation )等機構的大力支持。
2017年美國佛吉尼亞華林國際鋼琴比賽將於2017年3月26日 – 2017年4月1日在加州州立大學棕櫚沙漠校區舉行，歡迎您的參加！
比賽時間：2017年3月26日 – 2017年4月1日 （共計7天）
1.Please choose your repertoire carefully BEFORE you submit your application. Once accepted, no repertoire changes will be allowed.
2.Judges will know each competitor ONLY by a randomly selected number.
3.Each competitor must prepare a 75-minute solo program. Solo repertoire for the Competition must include works from all categories listed on page 4, including all categories not submitted on the audition DVD/CD. (All periods of repertoire must be represented, whether on the audition DVD/CD or in the solo program.) Particular repertoire should be identified for each round of the solo competition. Repertoire may be repeated only in the Final Round.
4.Each competitor must prepare an Earl Wild transcription of not more than 5 minutes from the following list to be played during Solo Round I performances.
Gershwin/Earl Wild- Virtuoso études
#1 – Liza
#2 – Somebody Loves Me
#3 – The Man I Love
#4 – Embraceable You
#5 – Lady Be Good
#6 – I Got Rhythm
#7 – Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Rachmaninoff / Earl Wild – Song Transcriptions for piano
Floods of Spring Op. 14, No. 11
Midsummer Nights Op. 14, No. 5
The Little Island Op. 14, No. 2
Where Beauty Dwells Op. 21, No. 7
In the Silent Night Op. 4, No. 3
Do Not Grieve Op. 14, No. 8
Sorrow in Springtime Op. 21, No. 12
On the Death of a Linnet Op. 21, No. 8
To the Children Op. 26, No. 7
The Muse Op. 34, No. 1
Dreams Op. 38, No. 5
Harvest of Sorrow Op. 4, No. 5
O, Cease Thy Singing Op. 4, No.4
Tchaikovsky / Earl Wild – Dance of the Four Swans
Tchaikovsky / Earl Wild – At The Ball
Handel / Earl Wild – Air and Variations ‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’
Faure / Earl Wild – Improvisation on Après un Rêve
Bach / Earl Wild – Hommage à Poulenc
Marcello / Earl Wild – Adagio
Earl Wild – Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)
All Earl Wild music is available to applicants at a 30% discount
just mention the Waring Competition in your on-line order form to receive the discount.
5.If entering the concerto round, you must prepare one complete concerto, chosen from thefollowing:
Brahms Concerto no. 1 in D minor
Beethoven Concerto no. 5 “The Emperor”
Tchaikovsky Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor
Prokofiev Concerto no. 3
6.All solo and concerti must be performed by memory and must be prepared in their entirety. (The Earl Wild transcription, however, may be performed with music).
7.The Competition will provide accompanists for Concerto Round one. Appropriate rehearsal time will be arranged by the VWIPC.
8.One published score of each work to be performed must be provided for judges. Contestants may pick up their scores from the contestant desk immediately after playing.
9.All decisions of the jury will be final. Written comments from the judges will be mailed to all contestants within six (6) weeks following the competition.
10. All rounds of the Competition and master classes will be open to the public audience.
Solo Round I: All competitors will perform a 30 (THIRTY) minute solo program, including the Earl Wild transcription.
Solo Round II – Semi-Finals: Approximately twelve (12) contestants will be selected to compete in the Semi-final round, performing 45 minute solo programs of different repertoire.
Solo Round III – Finals: Four (4) finalists will be selected to present 45 minute programs. Prizes will be awarded following the solo finals. Note: The first place solo winner and the Earl Wild transcription winner must perform at the McCallum Theatre after the concerto finals on April 2.
Concerto Round I: Those entering the concerto competition must perform a concerto from the list provided with second piano accompaniment. Appropriate cuts may be made if the work exceeds the 20 minute time limit.
Concerto Round II – Finals: Three finalists will be selected to perform full concerti with orchestra, with one rehearsal on Sunday April 2nd in the McCallum Theatre. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the performances.
Master Class: Contestants will have the opportunity to participate in a Master Class with one of the adjudicators free of charge on Saturday April 1.
PRELIMINARY AUDITION DVD / CD
4.Applicants may choose preliminary audition repertoire different from the works they plan to perform during the competition.
5.The audition DVD / CD must have at least 30 minutes of diverse solo repertoire including one étude that demonstrates the pianist’s technical dexterity. The étude must be chosen from the Etudes of Chopin, Debussy, Ligeti, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, or Scriabin. The preliminary audition solo repertoire must be chosen from these categories:
Baroque / Classical Sonata
Major Romantic Work or Group
Works written after 1920
6.NOTE: THE AUDITION DVD / CD IS THE DECIDING FACTOR ON ACCEPTANCE INTO THE COMPETITION.
i.The DVD / CD must be playable on a regular DVD or CD player (not VCD or computer)
ii.Each piece of repertoire on the audition DVD / CD needs to have a separate track number and must be listed correctly on the application form.
iii.The DVD / CD must be an unedited performance / rehearsal.
7.Each applicant should view and listen to his or her DVD / CD on a DVD player or audio CD Player (not a computer) to confirm its quality and completeness.
8.Screening judges will not have any biographical information on the applicants. Decisions are made solely based on the audition DVD / CD.
獨奏一等獎 – 卡內基威爾獨奏聽獨奏演出 + 現金獎勵10000美元；
協奏一等獎 – 現金獎勵10000美元；
懷爾德改編曲目獎 – 現金獎勵1,500美元；
獨奏二等獎 和協奏二等獎 – 各現金獎勵5000美元；
獨奏二等獎 和協奏二等獎 – 各現金獎勵2500美元。