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 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. 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.
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, 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.