2021 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition Recitals
2021 Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition Recitals
Announcement of Finalists
Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition
Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition
Further to Saturday's announcement of Recitals Prizewinners in the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, we are delighted to announce the Finalists of both the Lev Vlassenko and Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competitions.
The Finalists for the Inaugural Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition (in order of their performances) are:
Michelle Zhou (Melbourne)
Sheng-Yuan Lynch (Hobart)
Tina Algeri (Perth)
The Finalists for the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition
(in order of their performances) are:
Hannah Shin (Melbourne)
Tian Tian Lan (Melbourne)
Ching Pong Ng (Sydney)
Upcoming: Videos will feature each finalist over coming months, in the lead-up to the Grand Final.
Today’s Feature Finalist is Sheng-Yuan Lynch
Sheng-Yuan Lynch showed a great interest and talent in piano and classical music at the age of three. In 2012, he began formal lessons with Shan Deng, Senior Lecturer in Classical Piano at the University of Tasmania.
Starting with an AMEB Grade 6 exam at the age of 9, he passed his LMusA diploma with distinction by the age of 12, then one of the youngest candidates in Australia with that award.
Sheng-Yuan has been invited to perform in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and Beijing. His standout appearances in the last few years include guest solo pianist with the Macquarie Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Youth Orchestra. At the age of thirteen, Sheng-Yuan became the winner of 2018 Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Rising Star competition.
Using music as a way to assist those in need, Sheng-Yuan has performed various charity concerts, helping raise more than $130,000. In his spare time, he enjoys composing (and remixing) orchestral pieces, and wishes to become a film composer.
Watch his recital performance.
Then watch his interview here.
We thank our Recitals jury and all competitors who contributed to make the Competition so far such a success.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the Grand Final Date!
We will soon announce the date of the Grand Final, to take place in Brisbane later this year with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
These 6 finalists rehearse and perform with Queensland Symphony Orchestra later this year in Brisbane.
With $60,000 in prize money, and major performance engagements at stake, the Grand Final will be full of energy, and excitement and, most of all, will celebrate this festival of wonderful piano music in an orchestral setting.
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Yesterday concluded the Recital Rounds of the Lev Vlassenko and Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competitions. Following auditions of 74 applicants nationally, 23 recitalists presented performances from prestigious venues across 5 capital cities. Despite multiple Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions nationally we have been able to showcase the dedication and talent of all recitalists, with all performances livestreamed free to an international audience and to our eminent Recitals Jury.
We were swept away with the depth of ability and energy, and under the challenging circumstances of the past few weeks. The performances are all available to view free as Video-on-Demand through our website at lev-vlassenko.com and available here. The Lev Vlassenko Competition, with your support, is proud to have given these piano superstars of the future the opportunity to perform, to compete, and to be in the running for a range of prizes which recognise their commitment.
We are pleased to announce our 2021 Recital Prize Winners:
Betty Byrne Henderson Encouragement Award – Ching Pong Ng (Sydney)
Best Recital Prize – Tian Tian Lan (Melbourne)
The Graeme Russell Virtuoso Study Prize – Ching Pong Ng (Sydney)
Best Performance of a Prelude and Fugue – Tian Tian Lan (Melbourne)
Best Performance of a Classical Sonata – Hannah Shin (Melbourne)
Best Performance of an Australian Work – Joshua Noronha (Brisbane)
Best Performance of a Russian Work – Reuben Tsang (Cairns)
Best Performance of a Work by Chopin – Ching Pong Ng (Sydney)
Best Performance of a Work by Liszt – Tian Tian Lan (Melbourne)
We congratulate each of these superstars on their performance. They can rest assured that their talent has shone through this stellar field, and been recognised by the eminent independent jury.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the Finalists!
We will soon announce the finalists for the inaugural ‘Young Lev’ and for the main Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition. These 6 finalists rehearse and perform with Queensland Symphony Orchestra later this year in Brisbane. With $60,000 in prize money, and major performance engagements at stake, we will all be watching to see which of these superstars will progress to this important stage.