International Competition

Semi-Final Round


Top competitors, based on their scores from the Preliminary Round, will be selected to move on to the Semi-Final Round of the competition. In order to better prepare for this round, please review guidelines and helpful information below.


December 8th, 2013

Ripley-Grier Studios

520 8th Avenue, 16th Floor

New York, NY 10018


1. Repertoire

The repertoire should include 1 (one) original composition (no transpositions or arrangements of the composer's original work allowed) by one of the composers listed below and this composition must be different from the composition presented during the Preliminary Round. It must be performed from memory and cannot exceed 5 minutes. The performance will be stopped and score reduced by a point per judge if the competitor exceeds the allotted time.



Albeniz, J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein, Bizet, Brahms, Bruch, Capua, Chopin, Clementi, Corelli, Curtis, Donizetti, Debussy, Falvo, Gershwin, Granados, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Kreisler, Liszt, Loewe, Lalo, Menken, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Pergolesi, Piazzolla, Popper, Porter, Prokofiev, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Rieding, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rodgers, Rossini, Saint-SaĆ«ns, Sarasate, Scarlatti, C. M. Schonberg, Schubert, Schumann, Schwartz, Scriabin, Sherman, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Strouse, Tchaikovsky, Tesori, Verdi, Villa-Lobos, Vivaldi, A. L. Webber  


2. Entry fee

None. There are no additional fees to participate in the Semi-Final Round of the competition.


3. Results

Results will be available within one week via email.


4. Awards

All participants will receive certificates at the conclusion of the Semi-Final Round.




Forte International Music Competition is pleased to offer 20% discount off next year's registration fees to semi-finalists who did not have a chance to move on to the Final Round of the competition. 


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