FIRST ROUND (max.duration 15 min.) Video

J. Sebastian Bach:Prelude and one other movement chosen from the following Suites: (with no repeats)
- No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV1010
- No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

Piatti: 1 Capriccio of choice

1 Movement of choice from a classical or romantic sonata for cello and piano

SEMIFINAL (max. duration 45 min.) (max. number of contestants admitted 30/35)

A) Compulsory programme
B. Mazzacurati: Burlesca for cello and piano ( piano and cello scores)
B) One of the following Sonatas for celloand piano: *
F. Schubert: Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione, D 821
L. van Beethoven: Sonata in C major, op. 102 No. 1
L. van Beethoven: Sonata in D major, op. 102 No. 2
J. Brahms: Sonata in F major, op. 99
C) One of the following Sonatas for celloand piano: *
C. Debussy: Sonata
D. Sostakovich: Sonata in D minor, op.40
S.Prokofieff:Sonata, op.119
B. Britten:Sonata in C major, op.65
A. Casella: Sonata No. 2 in C major, op. 45
*The Commission may request one or more movements of the sonatas listed, at their discretion.

Preliminary Final with Orchestra: (max. number of contestants admitted 8)

One of the following concertos (candidate’s choice):
F.J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
F.J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:2
Orchestra of the Teatro Regio of Torino conducted by Sergey Galaktionov

FINAL with Orchestra: (number of contestants admitted 3)

One of the following concertos:
R. Schumann:Concerto in A minor, op.129
E. Elgar:Concerto for cello, op.85
A. Dvorak:Concerto, op. 104
W. Walton: Cello Concerto
D. Shostakovich:Concerto No. 1, op.107
S. Prokofiev:Symphony-Concerto, op.125
The cello concerto will be performed with the  RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Turin, conducted by Carlo Tenan
Contestants are required to play from memory only for the repertoire they present.
The sonata performed in the first-round video may be presented again in the semi-final.