M O Z A R T P I A N O C O M P E T I T I O N
Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society &
The Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra Mozart Piano Concerto Competition
November 18 – 19, 2023
Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts
Bay #7 261051
Wagon Wheel View
Rocky View County (Balzac)
Deadline to register: August 15, 2023
Kathleen van Mourik
First Prize: Coaching, Rehearsals & Concerto Performance Opportunity with the Full Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra
Second Prize: Coaching, Rehearsals & Concerto Performance Opportunity with a chamber ensemble
Video Submission only.
Must include a work by Mozart.
Maximum Video Length 30 minutes.
Link must be available via streaming (youtube, vimeo, etc) and not be password protected.
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2023
In Early Septemer, the submitted videos will be viewed by the first round Jury.
Up to 10 competitors will be invited to the final round.
Notification will occur approximately September 15th.
Second Round (Finals)
The second round (Concerto) will occur in person on November 18-19
The second round provides young pianists with an opportunity to perform with a string ensemble
(plus a 2nd piano to cover any wind and brass parts).
The 2nd pianist may be the ensemble pianist OR another pianist of the student’s choice (teachers may play the 2nd piano).
Each pianist will be given one hour with the strings on the day of their audition to rehearse.
Feedback from the orchestral musicians will factor into the final decisions.
Q. May I perform with just two pianos?
A. No. All auditions must have the orchestral part performed by a string ensemble and a second piano (or just strings if a suitable arrangement exists).
Q. Who is responsible for the orchestral parts?
A. The string ensemble will use Mozart’s original string parts. The 2nd piano will perform from a usual 2nd piano part to cover any wind or brass solo sections. If the performer prefers the ensemble play from a transcription or arrangement (published or self-produced), the amended parts must be received by November 1, 2023 at the latest. If you are submitting different parts, hard copies only are accepted, no .pdf’s.
Q. May I submit my tempos in advance?
A. No. All tempi and transitions must be worked out in the provided rehearsal time. If you have substantial edits, it is advisable to obtain the string parts in advance (we can help) and mark them on the player’s pages in advance to save time. Edited parts must be received by November 1, 2023. Hard copies only.