20th/21st CENTURY PIANO FESTIVAL
Photo Credit: Martin D. Toub
A CELEBRATION WITH PERFORMANCES OF THE MUSIC OF OUR TIME
Walter Aparicio and Manuel Laufer, Co-Chairs
Application Due: Monday, May 9, 2022
(available on January 1, 2022)
Commissioned Piece Information:
(available on November 1, 2021)
Young pianists and pianist-composers 18 years of age and younger studying with PTCNY members.
All levels are welcome: early, intermediate and advanced.
All selections must be works for solo piano, one piano-four hands and works for two pianos from composers born after 1880.
Participants may perform One large work or up to 3 shorter pieces.
Works by American composers are strongly encouraged.
If duplicate entries, the first application received will be given priority.
Original works by student-composers, or any works not yet published, must be submitted in print with the application.
Memorization is expected for all pieces composed before 1950 (exceptions may be requested via email) – however, email requests may be submitted.
If playing with a score, the presentation must be well prepared and performance-ready.
On November 1, 2021, a new piece by the winner of the PTC Commission Prize of the 2021 AGBU Sayat Nova Composition Competition will be made available to all PTC members. Any Festival participant may perform the commissioned piece. One outstanding performer will be chosen to deliver the official premiere of the work in the Winners’ Recital of the PTC Honors Program, at Weill Hall (Carnegie Hall), on Friday, May 20, 2022. For more details, click here
$30 for performances of less than 4 minutes.
$40 for performances of 4 to 8 minutes.
The application fee is non-refundable.
A Certificate of Performance will be presented to each student.