Competitors must offer a complete concerto and 40 minutes or more of recital repertoire as listed below.
Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1
Approximately 20 pianists — 40 minutes duration.
After performing the two required pieces below, the competitors will choose the order and pieces to be performed for this 40-minute round.
The first movement of a sonata by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, or Schubert. This may be the same piece submitted with your application.
One of the following lyrical pieces:
FELIX MENDELSSOHN - Songs Without Words
Op. 19, No. 1 in E Major
Op. 38, No. 6 in A-flat Major
Op. 62, No. 1 in G Major
Op. 85, No. 4 in D Major
Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45
Nocturne (your choice of one of the nineteen Nocturnes)
Romance, Op. 28, No. 2 in F-sharp Major
Wednesday, August 2
An entire concerto selected by each competitor from the list below will be performed with piano accompaniment. The Cooper Competition will provide experienced piano accompanists to all concerto-round candidates for a studio rehearsal. This rehearsal time will be the length of the concerto plus 30 minutes. No other accompanists are permitted.
Cooper Competition piano concerto list:
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto No. 1
- Beethoven: Concerto No. 2
- Beethoven: Concerto No. 3
- Beethoven: Concerto No. 4
- Beethoven: Concerto No. 5
- Johannes Brahms: Concerto No. 1
- Brahms: Concerto No. 2
- Frédéric Chopin: Concerto No. 1
- Chopin: Concerto No. 2
- Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
- Liszt: Concerto No. 1
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 20, K.466
- Mozart: Concerto No. 23, K.488
- Sergei Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1
- Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3
- Sergei Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 1
- Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2
- Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3
- Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
- Camille Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 2
- Robert Schumann: Concerto
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1
Friday, August 4
Each of the three finalists will perform their complete concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall.