Second Round – Monday 13th October
The candidates, which are accepted for the second round, are requested to perform on an early 19th Century English action pianoforte grand: two pieces, being a sonata by Beethoven, Clementi, or Dussek, and another piece from the transitional period, both of their own choice.
The Jury chooses the three best candidates for the final round.
Final Round – Wednesday evening 15th October
Each of the three remaining candidates performs two pieces:
• a piece by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin or a composer, who is their contemporary, on a Pleyel pianoforte grand (Paris, 1849).
• a sonate from the period of the Viennese Classicism on the early Viennese action pianoforte grand of the first round.
The Jury decides on awarding the Geelvick Festival Award 2014.
The performances are being recorded for use on the website of the festival and the museum, as well as on YouTube.
Geelvinck Square Piano Award
Optional for candidates of the Fortepiano Concours is their participation for the Square Piano Award.
The Jury can chose to award a separate prize of € 500 to the best performance on square piano, if the quality level of the performance is in accordance with the award’s requirements.
This optional and separate square piano concours takes part on Tuesday 14th October in the afternoon.
For more information on this opportunity, please click here.
The performances of the concours program are open for the general public.
The public entrance fee is the regular museum ticket for Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis.
Journalists, students, members of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association), Friends and members of the Intimi and Maecenas Circles of Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, as well as those presenting a valid Museumkaart, Stadspas Amsterdam, donateurspas Stadsherstel Amsterdam, or Iamsterdam card, have free entrance.