1) One movement from J. S. Bach’s Cello Suites
2) Contestant’s own choice.
*It is suggested that repertoire beyond the required work be varied in both time period and style.
Total Performance Time:
Junior Division: 5-10 minutes
Senior Division: 7-15 minutes
a) Time limits are suggestions only. Performances under the minimum will not be disqualified. Nevertheless, contestants are encouraged to fully utilize the performance time to feature themselves in the best possible light.
b) The cutting of lengthy piano tutti sections is strongly encouraged.
Further guidelines and considerations:
a) Complete works or complete single movements from works will be required of all contestants.
b) No composer may be represented more than once in each contestant’s program. Multiple movements of the same work are permitted but two composers MUST be represented.
c) All works (including sonatas) performed in the Final Round must be played by memory.
d) First-prize winners of the previous years cannot re-enter the same category
e) Competition finalists are expected to stay after the competition to participate in the other sessions of the festival and perform in the final cello ensemble concert