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INFORMATION

LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION 

Audition and repertoire requirements for rounds and specified list

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:

  • Prelude and Fugue by Bach ( from Well Tempered Klavier) or Shostakovich

  • Virtuoso Study by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov or Scriabin 

  • Classical Sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Clementi

  • 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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