Vienna Classic Strings • International Violin, Viola and Cello Competition and Festival

Cello

1st round 20-23 min

a) J. S. Bach – to perform the Prelude and 2 movements (selected by the candidate) from one of the following suites:

  • Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010

  • Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011

  • Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

b) Alfredo Piatti – choose 2 caprices from 12 Caprices for cello Op. 25 (Number 2-12 - not No. 1)

2nd round 36 min

a) Choose One from the following sonatas for Cello and Piano:

  • Beethoven - Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

  • Beethoven - Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2

  • Brahms - Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

  • Franz Schubert - Sonata “Arpeggione” in A minor, D. 821

  • C. Debussy - Sonata

  • D. Shostakovich - Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, Op 40

  • S. Prokofiev - Sonata in C major, Op. 119

b) Choose One from the following works:

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62

  •  David Popper - Dance of Elves, Op. 39

  • Mstislav Rostropovich - Humoresque, Op. 5

Final round

a) A. Shor - Musical pilgrimage – 1st Movement (download here)

b) Choose One from the following concertos:

  • A. Dvorak concerto Op. 104
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky Rococco variations Op.33
  • E. Elgar concerto Op. 85
  • F. Schumann concerto A minor
  • E. Lalo. Concerto in D minor
  • D. Shostakovich concerto No. 1