Mozart Piano Concertos
After the first round, “the candidates have to take part in what is probably the most dreaded round of the competition: the semi-finals. This time the jury is no longer concerned with assessing technique – the twenty-four semi-finalists are supposed to have mastered that – but rather with seeing whether they are well-rounded musicians, capable of reproducing ancient and modern music with the respect owing to the composers, displaying the requisite musicality and expression as well as an understanding of the structure of the piece. The programme required of the semi-finalists is the most comprehensive of all: they must present a veritable recital that highlights all facets of their talent” and they must also prepare a Mozart concerto with orchestra accompaniment (from 'Elisabeth’s Dream', Thierry Bouckaert).

Re-discover some highlights of the Mozart piano concertos performed during the competitions of 2016, 2013 and 2010 below.

Also watch a selection of the semi-final piano recitals.

Semi-final 2016 : Yoonji Kim - concerto
Semi-final 2016 : Lukas Vondracek - concerto
Semi-final 2016 : Henry Kramer - concerto
Semi-final 2016 : Atsushi Imada - concerto
Semi-final 2016 : Aljosa Jurinic - concerto
Semi-final 2013: Zhang Zuo - concerto
Semi-final 2013: Boris Giltburg - concerto
Semi-final 2013: Tatiana Chernichka - concerto
Semi-final 2013: Sean Kennard - concerto
Semi-final 2013: Andrew Tyson - concerto
Semi-final 2010: Denis Kozhukhin - concerto
Semi-final 2010: Takashi Sato - concerto
Semi-final 2010: Evgeni Bozhanov - concerto
Semi-final 2010: Da Sol Kim - concerto
Semi-final 2010: Claire Huangci - concerto
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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