15 APRIL - 1 MAY 2018




The panel of Jury members composed of well-known Professors
and highly acclaimed musicians will be announced soon.


1st Prize – Eur 100,000

2nd Prize – Eur 50,000

3rd Prize – Eur 25,000

4th Prize – Eur 6,000

5th Prize – Eur 6,000

6th Prize – Eur 6,000

Special Prize – Eur 5,000 for the best performance of a Maltese Composition

Special Prize – Eur 2,000 for the best Maltese Participant


The competition will be in three Rounds:


1st Round

70 Participants - Solo recital of 20 minutes which must include:

1. One Prelude & Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I or II) by J.S. Bach;

2. At least one (or more) etude by Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff,

Alexander Scriabin or Claude Debussy;

3. One composition (could be one part of a larger work) by Maltese composer Joseph Vella;*

* List of compositions and scores available to download from here.


2nd Round

40 Participants - Solo recital of 35 minutes which must include:

1. At least one fast movement (could include more parts) of a sonata by Joseph Haydn,

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven or Franz Schubert;

2. One composition by Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Robert

Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn or Cesar Franck;

3. One composition written in the XX century;

4. Three pieces from “Images from the Great Siege”* by Maltese Composer Alexei Shor at competitor’s choice; * List of compositions and scores available to download from here.


Final Round

6 Finalists will perform one piano concerto
accompanied by orchestra chosen from the list below:

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 or 5

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 or 2

Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto

Edward Grieg - Piano Concerto

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2
or Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 or 3

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto

Tickets & Info

Tel.: +356 77727222

Tel.: +356 2559 5750

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