Piano students who are currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12, living within a 50-mile radius of Washington, DC. First-place winners from previous years are ineligible. Awards
First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $700
Third Prize: $500
Winners will be presented at a student concert later in the season. All winners, including honorable mention, receive a one-year membership in the Student Division of the Friday Morning Music Club. Repertoire Students must be prepared to play works from each of the following four categories:
A prelude and fugue from either volume of the Well Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, or two other comparable pieces from the Baroque Period.
The first movement of a sonata by Beethoven (excluding Op. 49), Mozart (excluding K 545), Haydn (excluding early Divertimenti), or Schubert.
A substantial work from the Romantic Period.
An impressionist work or a work from the 20th or 21st century.
All selections must be performed from memory.
Repertoire must be approved by the competition chair.
Entrants must provide music for the judges. If the music is photocopied, the entrant will be disqualified.
All decisions made by the judges are final.
No changes in repertoire may be made after the application deadline.
2016 Competition Winners
First Prize/The George Manos Piano Prize: Alexander Tsereteli, 10th, Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS
Second Prize: Brian Le, 12th, Montgomery Blair HS
Third Prize: Eric Lin, 10th, Thomas Jefferson HS
Honorable Mention: Claire Dantzlerward, 11th, Home School
Honorable Mention: Samuel Ong, 11th, Briar Woods HS
Tentative application deadline March 1, 2018
Competition date April 2018 TBA
National Presbyterian Church 4101 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016