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First Prizewinner of the 2009

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition


First Prizewinner of the 2019

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

Sergei Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Queensland Symphony Orchestra


2021 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

2021 Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

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Leanne Jin Wins the

2019 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition


Sydney pianist Leanne Jin has stunned Brisbane audiences with her performance of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra during the finals of the 2019 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition where she won first prize.

In addition, she won Best Concerto Performance, Best Performance of the Third Round, and Best Performance of a Prelude and Fugue (Shostakovich). In total, Jin received $32,000.00 in cash at what has become Australia’s most prestigious piano competition.


Gillian Wells in Limelight Magazine wrote: “The audience warmed to her deep engagement, her flair for travelling the keys at treacherous speed, her capacity to soar as a soloist and yet blend with the audience intelligently”.


Leanne is currently studying her undergraduate at the Sydney Conservatorium under Natalia Ricci.


For Jin, 2019 has been highly successful. In addition to winning the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, she has also won first prize ($12,000 in cash and sponsorship) in the Sydney Eisteddfod Piano Scholarship sponsored by Kawai Australia and the Estate of the late John Allison as well as first prize in the Sydney Conservatorium Piano Concerto Competition.


Last year Jin won the Emerging Artists Award and the national Theme and Variations Foundation award.

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2013 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

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