Vocal & Choral
Speech & Drama
The Piano sections of the Toowoomba Eisteddfod provide pianists of all skill levels a performance opportunity with feedback from a specialist in the field. It gives the participants a goal to work towards that offers a greater focus for their practice in turn improving their skills overall.
Please read the General Rules and Division-Specific Rules carefully to avoid disqualification. All competitors are required to frequently check the Eisteddfod website for the latest updates..
PIANO – GENERAL RULES
i. One piece only except in Championship Sections.
ii. Own choice of music.
a. Pop/ Jazz/ Movie selections are not permitted in this division.
100 Open PIANO CHAMPIONSHIP
101 Open PIANO CONCERTO
102 Open CHOPIN PIANO SOLO
a. Pop/Jazz/Movie selections are not permitted in the Year Solos.
b. Pop/Jazz/Movie repertoire may be played in:
- Pop/Jazz/Movie Sections, Australian Sections – as Nationality not genre is the criterion;
- Graded Solos as the reference to the syllabus is the criterion;
- Duets/Trios as the number of hands on the piano is the criterion.
a. Any movement from the works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert or a composer of equivalent standard from the Classical or Romantic period (excluding German Dances, Waltzes etc.).
b. Excluding Sonatinas.
POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE PIANO SOLO
a. Music submitted may be a full score, an improvisation on a theme or a chord symbol progression.
b. Minimum of 16 bars.
110 Years 10 to 12 PIANO CHAMPIONSHIP
111 Years 11 or 12 PIANO SOLO
112 Year 10 PIANO SOLO
113 Year 9 PIANO SOLO
114 Year 8 PIANO SOLO
115 Year 7 PIANO SOLO
116 Year 6 PIANO SOLO
117 Year 5 PIANO SOLO
118 Year 4 PIANO SOLO
119 Year 3 PIANO SOLO
120 Year 2 and under PIANO SOLO
121 Years 11 or 12 PIANO SONATA
122 Year 10 and under PIANO SONATA
123 Years 10 to 12 JS BACH PIANO SOLO
124 Years 7 to 9 BAROQUE COMPOSER PIANO SOLO
125 Year 6 and under BAROQUE COMPOSER PIANO SOLO
126 Years 10 to 12 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE PIANO SOLO
127 Years 7 to 9 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE PIANO SOLO
128 Years 5 to 6 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE PIANO SOLO
129 Year 4 and under POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE PIANO SOLO
130 Years 10 to 12 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER PIANO SOLO
131 Years 7 to 9 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER PIANO SOLO
132 Years 5 to 6 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER PIANO SOLO
133 Year 4 and under AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER PIANO SOLO
a. Age limits do not apply to Sections in this Division.
b. Grade levels are for any approved examination body such as: AMEB, Trinity, Royal Schools, ABRSM.
c. A competitor must not have passed an examination which is of a higher level than that of the Section in which they are competing.
d. Repertoire must be selected from a current Syllabus of an approved examining body at the Grade Level being entered.
140 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO
Certificate of Performance or Diploma Level or above
141 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO Grade 7 or 8 Standard
142 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO Grade 5 or 6 Standard
143 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO Grade 4 Standard
144 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO Grade 3 Standard
145 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO Grade 2 Standard
146 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO Grade 1 Standard
147 All-Age GRADED PIANO SOLO Preliminary Standard
148 All-Age PREPARATORY 1 PIANO SOLO Novice
149 All-Age PREPARATORY 2 PIANO SOLO Novice
a. Competitors may only compete in one group per section.
150 Years 10 to 12 PIANO DUET
151 Years 7 to 9 PIANO DUET
152 Year 6 and under PIANO DUET
153 Secondary PIANO TRIO
154 Primary PIANO TRIO