REPERTOIRE OF THE COMPETITION

Contestants have to play an obligatory and a chosen work in the semi-final and final, and an obligatory work in the final.

Classical–Contemporary Category

PRELIMINARY

Obligatory work:
a freely chosen movement from Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin sonatas, violin partitas or cello suites

Chosen work:
any music piece, arrangement, or instrumental work featuring a cimbalom solo

SEMI-FINAL

Obligatory work:
György Kurtág: Splinters (Szálkák)

Chosen work:
a music piece from any musical era (max. 8 minutes)

FINAL

Obligatory work:
György Ránki: Concertino
György Ránki: Concertino Score




Open Category

PRELIMINARY

Obligatory work:
a Hungarian folk song arrangement chosen from this list

Chosen work:
cimbalom solo piece or cimbalom solo with accompaniment

SEMI-FINAL

Obligatory work:
an original composition by the contestant (for cimbalom or trio with the cimbalom as a leading instrument, max. 8 minutes)

The Organizing Committee provides double bass and viola accompaniment for folk music pieces, and double bass and drums accompaniment for jazz / world music, free of charge.

Chosen work:
a freely chosen cimbalom solo with accompaniment (jazz standard, folk song, pop song etc., max. 8 minutes)

FINAL

Obligatory work:
a concert program of around 30 minutes with the cimbalom as a leading instrument
(the Organizing Committee provides an accompaniment of max. 2 musicians by advance agreement)