2023 Concerto Competition Approved Repertoire

Participants are welcome to select any single movement from this list for their competition video submission and potential performance with orchestra.

Please Note:

  1. Repertoire selections are subject to final approval.
  2. Due to the complexity of planning the orchestra performances, Sempre Musick regretfully will not be able to allow repertoire not already listed below.
  3. Sempre Musick reserves the right to disallow repertoire selections for logistical reasons, and to make orchestral cuts deemed appropriate.

  • J. S. Bach – any Concerto (subject to final approval)
  • A. Vivaldi – any Concerto (subject to final approval)
  • W. A. Mozart – any Concerto (subject to final approval)
  • F. J. Haydn – any Concerto (subject to final approval)
  • Any Concerto by J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, or F. J. Haydn (subject to final approval)
  • G. J. Vogler – Piano Concerto in C Major
  • L. van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
  • L. van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
  • L. van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • F. Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (string orchestra only, or including winds)
  • F. Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (string orchestra only, or including winds)
  • F. Chopin – Andante Frederic Chopin “Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante”, Op. 22
  • Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 25
  • Edward Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
  • P. Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto #1, Op. 23
  • Timothy Brown – The Classical Concerto for Piano and Strings
  • Timothy Brown – Cassandra’s Harp for Piano and Strings
  • Alexander Peskanov – any Concerto
  • Catherine Rollin – Concerto in C Major (by special arrangement; please inquire)
  • Catherine Rollin – Concerto Romantique (by special arrangement; please inquire)
  • D. Shostakovich – Concerto in C minor, No. 1, Op. 35 (Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra)
  • Robert Edward Smith – Suite Petite for Piano and Strings

Any Instrument:

  • Any Concerto by J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, or F. J. Haydn (subject to final approval)

Additional options – Cello:

  • E. Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Additional options – Violin:

  • C.A. de Beriot – Violin Concerto No.9, Op.104
  • Felix Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  • F. Seitz – Concerto 2 in G major

Any Instrument:

  • Any Concerto by J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, or F. J. Haydn (subject to final approval)

Additional options – Alto Saxophone:

  • Alexander Peskanov – Maryland Concerto
  • Alexander Peskanov – Mama’s Blues

Additional options – Trumpet:

  • J. N. Hummel – Trumpet Concerto in E (or E-flat) major, S. 49
  • Alexander Peskanov – Royal Concerto

Any Instrument:

  • Any Concerto by J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, or F. J. Haydn (subject to final approval)

Additional options – Flute:

  • Alexander Peskanov – Irish Poem
  • Alexander Peskanov – Equestrian Suite

Additional options – Oboe:

  • This includes W.A. Mozart – Flute (Oboe) Concerto No.2 in D major, K. 314.
  • Any Concerto by J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, or F. J. Haydn (subject to final approval)
  • Marcel Grandjany – Aria in Classic Style (for Harp and Strings)
  • Georg Friedrich Handel – Harp Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 4, No. 6
  • Robert Edward Smith – Concerto for Harp and Strings