Guideline on Repertoire Selection
There is no minimum performance time required. The length of the piece should not exceed the allotted time as stated in the repertoire requirements.
All repertoire listed under the ABRSM and the Trinity College London graded and diploma syllabuses are accepted.
The repertoire chosen for solo entries must be a published work from the Baroque to 21st Century periods Works of jazz, pop, rock are not permitted unless it is a repertoire included in the ABRSM or Trinity College London exam syllabuses. Ensemble entries are not limited by this rule.
Only ONE piece is accepted for the Open Category. A single movement from a set work, e.g. Sonata, Concerto, or Suite, is considered as one piece. The piece must be performed in entirety, with no parts omitted (with the exception of long introductions for the accompaniment part, and/or orchestral tutti). Any work that is not performed in entirety will result in disqualification regardless of the quality of performance.
Repeats are at the discretion of the participant, but all da capo and dal segno instructions should be observed.
Both unaccompanied and accompanied works are accepted in all categories but works written with accompaniment MUST be performed with a live accompanist. An accompanied work performed without the accompaniment part will be disqualified, regardless of the quality of performance.
Performance from memory is encouraged, but remains optional. No additional marks will be awarded.
Participants are permitted to submit multiple entries in the same age group, performing on the same instrument, but are not allowed to perform the same piece.
Repertoire for Final Round
Participants may perform the same piece as the preliminary round, or they can choose to submit a new repertoire. The same limit on performance duration applies.