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1. Bach, J. S.: Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 – Mvt. 1
2. Bach, J. S.: Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056 – Mvt. 1
3. Beethoven, L. van: Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 – Mvt. 1
4. Beethoven, L. van: Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 19 – Mvt. 3
5. Beethoven, L. van: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 – Mvt. 3
6. Haydn, F. J.: Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 – Mvt. 1 or 3
7. Grieg, E.: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 - Mvt. 1 or 3
8. MacDowell, E.: Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23 - Mvt. 3
9. Mendelssohn, F.: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 – Mvt. 1
10. Mendelssohn, F.: Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 40 – Mvt. 1
11. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 – Mvt. 1 or 2
12. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 – Mvt. 3
13. Mozart, W.A.: Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 – Mvt. 1 or 2
14. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 – Mvt. 1
15. Saint-Saens, C.: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 - Mvt. 1 or 3
16. Shostakovich, D.: Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 – Mvt. 1
17. Schumann, R.: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 – Mvt. 1
1.Bach, J. S.: Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 – Mvt. 1 or 3
2. Bach, J. S.: Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042 – Mvt. 1
3. Haydn, F. J.: Concerto in G Major, Hob. VIIa:4 – Mvt. 1
4. Kreisler, F (Pugnani): Preludium and Allegro
5. Massenet, J.: Meditation from Thais
6. Mendelssohn, F.: Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 – Mvt. 3
8. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in G Major, K. 216 – Mvt. 1
9. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in D Major, K. 218 – Mvt. 1
10. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in A Major, K. 219 – Mvt. 1
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The DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers was founded in 2003 to provide an opportunity for intermediate level pianists in the Community Music Division to perform with an orchestra. Repertoire was selected from sonatina movements and short piano pieces for which string accompaniments were available. Auditions were held and eight winners were selected to perform with the DePaul Youth String Orchestra.
In 2004, the Festival was expanded to include violin students and also offered a wider range of repertoire for pianists. In 2006, cello and flute were added to the roster of instruments. To accommodate the increasing difficulty of repertoire, a decision was made to conduct the Festival with a full symphony orchestra. A partnership was formed in 2007 with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago under the direction of Mina Zikri. That year, thirteen winners had the privilege of performing a concerto movement in concert.
In 2008, the Festival was opened to students outside of the Community Music Division. Viola was added in 2009, clarinet in 2012, and oboe and bassoon in 2013.
Today the DePaul Concerto Festival attracts nearly 150 participants in piano, strings, and woodwinds from the Midwest who audition for a chance to perform with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. We invite and encourage young musicians to audition for an opportunity to participate in the Concerto Festival.