Imposed works
For the instrumental sessions, candidates must study two new works specially written for the Queen Elisabeth Competition. For Piano 2020, the imposed works were both commissioned.

The French composer Pierre Jodlowski has written the imposed work in the semi-final, a work for solo piano, which will be premiered on May 11, 2020 at Studio 4 in Flagey. The candidates receive the score of this work after the preselection.

After the semi-final, the twelve finalists of the instrumental sessions are hosted for one week at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, in particular to study without any outside help an unpublished concert piece. This work will be world premièred on the first day of the final, on Monday May 20, 2020 at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. The identity of its composer will be unveiled at the same time as the names of the candidates selected for the first round of the piano competition, in March 2020.
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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