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INFORMATION

LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION 

Audition and repertoire requirements for rounds and specified list

Requirements for Audition Videos

  • Applicants will be responsible for making their own audition video and must arrange venue, piano, video and accompanist themselves. 

  • Audition videos without piano accompaniment for the concerto will not be considered. 

  • The video must be a high-quality representation of the Applicant’s performance with the camera view showing the Applicants face, hands and keyboard at all times.

  • Audition videos must have been recorded after 15 December 2023

  • Audition Videos must be certified by both the Auditionee and the person who operated the recording equipment that the performance is that of the Applicant, unedited and performed in single complete take with the exception of the Concerto Movement which may for practical reasons be recorded as one take in a different venue and on a different date after 15 December 2023

First Round Requirements

Recital of 50 – 55 mins to be performed live, at a time, date and venue of the Competition’s choosing, which must include:

  • A Prelude and Fugue by Bach or Shostakovich

  • A Virtuoso Study by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov or Scriabin 

  • A Classical Sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Clementi

  • A Romantic Work(s) from the Specified List

  • and Own Choice of Work(s) if time permits 

Semi-finals Round

A 60 – 65 mins Recital to be performed live which must include:

  • Major Work of at least 15 minutes duration

  • Work by an Australian Composer of Own Choice

  • Own Choice of Work(s) as time permits 

Competitors must take note of the following: 

  • Works performed in First Round cannot be performed in Semi-finals Round

  • All Works must be performed from memory

  • Changes to nominated repertoire may be made up until 19 May 2024

  • No change can be made to the nominated piano concerto 

  • All sonatas must be performed in their entirety

  • No works for prepared piano are permitted.

REPERTOIRE       SPECIFIED LIST

Johannes Brahms 

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21: No.1 

Variations on a Theme of Schumann, Op. 9 

Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 either Book I or Book II or both Books

 

Frédéric Chopin 

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 

Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38 

Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47 

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 

 

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 

Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 

Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39 

Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54 

 

Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22 

Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44 

Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 

Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60 

Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61 

 

César Franck 

Prélude, Choral et Fugue, FWV. 21 

 

Franz Liszt 

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S. 244/2 

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major, S. 244/6 

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E major, S. 244/10 

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor, S. 244/11 

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor, S. 244/12

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor, S. 244/15 

Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254

 

Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse, S. 160: No. 6, Vallée d’Obermann 

Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, S. 161: No. 7, Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata 

 

Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173: No. 7, Funérailles 

Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173: No. 3, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude 

Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171 

Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514 

Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie, Supplément, S. 162: Venezia e Napoli: No. 1, Gondoliera; No. 2, Canzona; No. 3, Tarantella (performed in its entirety)

 

Felix Mendelssohn 

Fantasia in F-sharp minor, Op. 28 

Variations sérieuses, Op. 54 

 

Sergei Rachmaninov 

Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 

 

Robert Schumann 

Abegg Variations, Op. 1 

Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 

Toccata, Op. 7 

 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Dumka: Russian rustic scene, Op. 59 

6 Morceaux, Op. 19: No. 6 in  F major, Theme and Variations

CONCERTO LIST

Only concertos from this list may be performed during the Competition.                                                      All concertos must be performed in their entirety.

Béla Bartók 

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119, BB 127 

 

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op 37 

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 

Frédéric Chopin 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 

Edvard Grieg 

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 

Franz Liszt 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S. 124 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125 

Felix Mendelssohn 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537

Sergei Prokofiev 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10 

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 

Sergei Rachmaninov 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 

Maurice Ravel 

Piano Concerto in G major, M. 83 

Camille Saint-Saëns 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 

Robert Schumann 

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 

Dmitri Shostakovich 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

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