Junior “A” group

/participants up to 11 years of age/

The participants have a free programme (total duration 8-12 minutes), which should include any composition of Arno Babajanyan.

Junior “B” group

/participants 12-15 years of age/

15-20 minutes programme

1.      1st movement of a sonata or sonatina (Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi)

2.      Any composition of Arno Babajanyan

3.      1 or 2 compositions on participant’s choice

Young group

/participants 16-20 years of age/

1st round

15-20 minutes programme

1.      one virtuoso etude (Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Skriabin, Debussy, Ligeti)

2.      the first movement of classical sonata (Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven)

3.      any composition of an Armenian composer or the nationality of the  participant (foreign participants should introduce scores to the jury)

2nd round

15-20 minutes programme

1. Arno Babajanyan - one of the obligatory compositions on participant’s choice:

· “Prelude” and “Dance of Vagharshapat”

· ‘’Impromptus’’ and ‘’Dance of Vagharshapat’’

·  Two pictures from “Six pictures” included ‘’Toccatine’’ or ‘’Dance of Sasun’’

·  “Capriccio”

·  “Poem”

        2. Any composition of the 19th century Western European composer (Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Gounod, Liszt, Tchaikovsky)

              3. Any composition of the 20th – 21th century composer (scores are introduced to the jury)