The 2018 Berkeley Festival International Early Piano Competition is a unique competition devoted to the performance of Classical and Romantic music on historically appropriate instruments, co-produced by the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, San Francisco Early Music Society and Valley of the Moon Music Festival, with video and other assistance from Voices of Music. The final round of the competition will be held on June 7th as a public event at the Berkeley Festival, and the winner will receive a cash prize and a chamber music performance with Valley of the Moon Music Festival musicians.
The Final Round of the First Early Piano Competition will be a public concert.
Each finalist will present a short recital program including one selection chosen from a list of sonata first movements by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven, to be performed on a small (5-octave) fortepiano, and a work by Schumann or Chopin, to be performed on a large (6 ½ octave) fortepiano. (download repertoire lists):
Please note that the Final Round will be live streamed.
For the Classical sonata movement: Rod Regier, copy of Walter c. 1790.
For the Romantic work: Rod Regier, copy of Conrad Graf, c. 1830.