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Piano Division

Please note: Age eligibility for all divisions is determined by the contestant’s age as of September 28, the birthday of Confucius.

Age categories, performance times, and scholarship amounts:

Category Age Performance Time First prize Second Prize Third Prize
Youth Ages 8 and under 6 min $100 $75 $50
Junior 1 Ages 9 – 11 8 min $150 $100 $75
Junior 2 Ages 12 – 14 8 min $150 $100 $75
Senior Ages 15 – 18 10 min $200 $150 $100

Division sponsors and scholarships:

  • The first place award for Piano Senior Division is donated by the family of Yan Kun and Mingde Hong in memory of Barbara Tiao

Repertoire requirements: 1 piece from the pre-selected Chinese repertoire below, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice. You can click on each title below for a preview of each piece. Please remember, copyright law makes it mandatory for you to own original copies of your music, which can either be purchased through CFAS or through an online music store. Suggestions and direct links are below, however, you are free to purchase your books from any dealer.

Download a list of all piano repertoire selections

Youth Repertoire Selections

From Chinese Piano Pieces for Children, Vol. 1
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From Select Sino-foreign Masterpieces for Piano (audio files available with purchase)
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Junior 1 Repertoire Selections

From Chinese Piano Pieces for Children, Vol. 1
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From Select Sino-foreign Masterpieces for Piano (audio files available with purchase)
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Junior 2 Repertoire Selections

From Select Sino-foreign Masterpieces for Piano (audio files available with purchase)
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Chen Yi “Two Chinese Bagatelles” (both movements)

Tan Dun “8 Memories in Water Color” (2 movements)

Senior Repertoire Selections

From Select Sino-foreign Masterpieces for Piano (audio files available with purchase)
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Tan Dun “8 Memories in Water Color” (2 movements)

Zhou Long “Mongolian Folk Tune Variations”

Chen Yi “Ji Dong Nuo”

Chen Yi “Guessing”