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The Lev Vlassenko Piano Academy congratulates all the talented pianists who auditioned for the 2024 competitions. For information on all pianists who auditioned successfully and performed in the First Round please click above.

25th Anniversary Lev Vlassenko Piano  Competitions

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Lev Vlassenko Piano Academy congratulates all Prize Winners  of the 2024 Competitions
 

YOUNG LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION

First Prize $3,000                       Elton Sun
Second Prize $2,000                   Jeffrey Dong
Third Prize - $1,000                   Eric Neumann
Concerto prize $1,000                Elton Sun
Peoples' Choice Prize $ 1,000    Jeffrey Dong

LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION

First Prize $30,000                         Reuben Tsang
Second Prize $15,000                     Joshua Han
Third Prize - $5,000                           Samuel Choi
Concerto prize $5,000                        Joshua Han
Peoples' Choice Prize $ 4,000        Reuben Tsang

MINOR PRIZES

  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
                                  Musicians Prize $1,000
                     Joshua Han

  • Best NZ pianist  $1,000                                                      Madeleine Xiao

  • Best performance of a Russian work  $1,000           Benjamin Carter

  • Best performance of a work by Liszt  $1,000            Samuel Choi

  • Best Recital  $1,000                                                              Reuben Tsang

  • Best performance of an Australian Work  $1,000  Samuel Choi

  • Betty Byrne Henderson                                                                                                        Encouragement Award $1,000         Jeremy Sun

  • Dr Graeme Russell Virtuoso Study Prize  $1,000   Joshua Han

  • Best performance of a Prelude and Fugue  $1,000 Delvan Lin

  • Best Performance of a Classical Sonata  $1,000      Delvan Lin

  • Enid Lane Memorial Prize for Mozart  $1,000         Delvan Lin

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Watch again - LIVESTREAM HERE

13 July GRAND FINALS LIVESTREAM 
On Demand Link will be available soon.

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Eric Neumann 

Grieg                 Concerto Op. 16 in A minor 1st mvt.

 

Jeffrey Dong

Saint-Saens     Concerto Op.22 No.2  in G minor,  3rd mvt.

Elton Sun

Grieg                  Concerto Op. 16 in A minor 1st mvt.

Samuel Choi  QLD

Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 Op. 23 in B flat minor

Joshua Han NSW

Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 in C minor

Reuben Tsang  QLD

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Conducted by Benjamin Northey

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​ ​​ ​ Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

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The Lev Vlassenko Piano Competitions

are proud to be supported by

Orchestra Partner

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

conducted by 

Benjamin Northey

 

 

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Official Piano Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

Full Festival Schedule

Opening Recital       5 July 2024

6:30pm Duo Recital by Artistic Directors

Natasha Vlassenko OAM & Oleg Stepanov OAM

ends approx. 7:30pm - See Program

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, ABC Building

Cnr Grey & Russell Streets South Brisbane

(Entry via Russell Street)

SEMIFINALS Day 1       6 July 2024 

Session 1 - 10:00am | Session 2 - 1:25pm

 aprox. 2 hours                     | ends approx. 6:00pm

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, ABC Building

Cnr Grey & Russell Streets South Brisbane

(Entry via Russell Street)

SEMIFINALS Day 2       7 July 2024 

Session 1 - 10:00am | Session 2 - 1:25pm

 aprox. 2 hours                     | ends approx. 6:00pm

 

Finalists announced approx. 6:30pm

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, ABC Building

Cnr Grey & Russell Streets South Brisbane

(Entry via Russell Street)

FINALS DAY 13 July 2024

Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

140 Grey Street South Bank, Brisbane 

 

Little Lev Piano Academy

Conservatorium Foyer 

 

Little Lev Masterclass  |  13 July 2024 

 10:30am | Prof. Etsuko Terada

Conservatorium Foyer 

Little Lev Open Mic Performances  |  13 July 2024 

 1:00pm | Natasha Vlassenko OAM & Oleg Stepanov OAM

Conservatorium Foyer 

Little Lev Dalcroze Sessions  |  13 July 2024 

 3:00pm | Renat Yusupov

Conservatorium Foyer 

 

GRAND FINALS 

6:00pm | 13 July 2024

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Benjamin Northey

3 Finalists - Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

3 Finalists - Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

including 4 performances by Little Lev Showcase Winners

(Finalists announced following performances)

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium,

Griffith University, South Bank Brisbane

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FESTIVAL EVENTS

@ Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

140 Grey Street South Bank, Brisbane 

 

Registration | Friday 5 July 2024

3:00pm - All Contestants, Jurors, Directors only

Boardroom, Level 3 (above Foyer)

Note: this is not a public event

Masterclass 1   |  Mon 8 July 2024

11:00am - Prof. Etsuko Terada

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 1:00pm)

 

Masterclass 2 - Bach Performance |  Tue 9 July 2024

11:00am - Dr. Kirill Monorosi

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 1:00pm)

 

Masterclass 3  |  Tue 9 July 2024

6:00pm - Barry Douglas CBE (Jury Chair)

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 7:00pm)

Masterclass 4  |  Wed 10 July 2024

3:00pm with Prof. Jania Aubakirova

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 7:00pm)

JUROR RECITAL |  Wed 10 July 2024

Prof. Etsuko Terada

6:00pm | see Program and Biography

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 7:00pm)

Masterclass 5  |  Thu 11 July 2024

3:00pm with Prof. Jerry Wong

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 7:00pm)

JUROR RECITAL |  Thu 11 July 2024

Prof. Jania Aubakirova

6:00pm | see Program and Biography

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 7:00pm)

Masterclass 6  |  Fri 12 July 2024

3:00pm with Prof. Jania Aubakirova 

Little Lev Showcase Winners

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 7:00pm)

JUROR RECITAL |  Fri 12 July 2024

Barry Douglas CBE (Jury Chair) 

6:00pm | see Program and Biography

Ian Hanger Recital Hall

(ends approx. 7:00pm)

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LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION 2024 

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YOUNG LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION 2024

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Principal Sponsor
Sponsor of the Second Prize

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Announcement

The Lev Vlassenko Piano Academy is pleased to announce

the 2024 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

and Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition.

Auditions will be held by submission of high quality recorded video, with First Rounds held in four capital cities - Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland (NZ).

Semifinals will be held in Brisbane, Australia on 6 – 7 July 2024 and the Grand Finals Performance with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be on 13 July 2024

at the Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane.

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The Jury

Eminent Jury of International and Australian pianists will be Chaired by Barry Douglas CBE.

Semifinals &
Grand Finals

Barry Douglas CBE - Ireland Chair of Jury

Etsuko Terada – Japan

Jania Aubakirova – Kazakhstan

Assoc. Prof. Jerry Wong – Australia/USA

Dr. Kirill Monorosi –Australia

Auditions

Konstantin Shamray – Australia / Russia

Recital Rounds Sydney

Assoc. Prof. Ning An – USA 

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Herscovich – Australia

Recital Rounds Auckland

Assoc. Prof. Ning An – USA

Dr. Justin Bird – New Zealand

Recital Rounds Brisbane

Assoc. Prof. Ning An – USA

Adj. Prof. Stephen Emmerson - Australia

Recital Rounds Melbourne

Assoc. Prof. Ning An – USA

Igor Machlak – Russia / Australia

Important Dates

15 December 2023 – Applications Open

5 April 2024 – Closing date for Applications & first date for submission of online Video Auditions

19 April 2024 – Last date for submission of online Video Auditions

5 May 2024 – First round contestants announced

June / July 2024 – First rounds begin. Dates to-be-announced for Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane

6-7 July 2024 – Semifinals, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, Brisbane

13 July 2024 Grand Finals, performed with Queensland Symphony Orchestra at Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane.

Eligibility 

The Competitions are open to permanent residents or citizens of Australia or New Zealand; or applicants who are from another nation and have studied in Australia or New Zealand for at least one year preceding 13 July 2024, and are not a previous first prize winner of the Competition.

Prizes

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

$30,000  First Prize

 $15,000  Second Prize

 $5,000  Third Prize

$5,000  Concerto Prize

$4,000  Peoples' Choice Prize

$1,000  QSO Choice Prize

$1,000  Encouragement Award

$1,000  Best Recital

$1,000  Mozart Prize

$1,000  Virtuoso Study Prize

$1,000  Prelude &  Fugue

$1,000  Classical Sonata

$1,000  Australian Work

$1,000  Russian Work

$1,000  Work by Liszt

$1,000  Work by Chopin

$1,000  Best NZ Pianist

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Prizes

Young
Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

$3,000  First Prize

 $2,000  Second Prize

 $1,000  Third Prize

$1,000  Peoples' Choice Prize

  $1,000  Concerto Prize

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Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

is open to pianists who, on the Finals date of the Competition,

13 July 2024, are aged at least 16 and no older than 30

(ie. you cannot have had your 31st birthday).

Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

is open to pianists who, on the Finals date of the Competition, 13 July 2024, are aged at least 12 and no older than 17

(ie. you cannot have had your 18th birthday).

ONLINE APPLICATION
 

Applications have closed for 2024

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Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

INFORMATION

 YOUNG LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION 

Repertoire requirements

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