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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 a pre-selected list of Chinese repertoire, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice. Please Note – The Chinese repertoire lists are in the process of being updated for 2021. Please check back soon for more information. 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.

PLEASE NOTE – The 2020 Music Festival in Honor of Confucius has been cancelled – the 2021 Music Festival will be announced in the spring of 2021. CFAS staff is currently in the process of updating the repertoire lists. Please check back soon for more information. 

The following list is from the 2015-2019 MFHC Competitions. The repertoire lists are in the process of being updated and will be announced in the spring of 2021.

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”