ROUND 1 - QUARTER FINALS
Each of the 18 Quarter-finalists shall receive a maximum performance time of 20 minutes in Round 1. Contestants perform their repertoire for piano and orchestra, accompanied by a second pianist who performs the orchestral reduction. Audiences are welcome to observe. Round 1 results will be announced at 6pm. The round is free and open to the public, and audience members can enter and exit between contestants at 20- minute increments.