Piano Competition question

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Diana said: Dec 17, 2013
Diana Umile
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Coatesville, PA
36 posts

I have a piano student who is interested in entering a local competition. The audition requires: “Two pieces from the standard solo literature (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary); each from a different period, and contrasting in style. Beginner level pieces are not acceptable.” She has just polished the first movement of the Kuhlau Sonatina in Book 3. Would this piece, and the Minuet preceding it (as a contrasting style/period), be considered “beginner”, or would it be acceptable? Also, would she need to play both movements of the sonatina, or would one suffice?

Phankao said: Dec 18, 2013
Phankao WanPiano, Viola, Violin
128 posts

Whether she has to play both movements of the sonatina, to do the repeats or not, etc, you have to check the competition guidelines carefully.

Diana said: Dec 18, 2013
Diana Umile
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Coatesville, PA
36 posts

OK, thanks. But are these pieces considered above beginner level? I’m not sure where the boundary is.

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