What People Are Saying...
The repertoire requirements were aptly extensive and demanding but reasonable and flexible. The standard of performances was very high, and the jurors world-class.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere and talking with the members of the jury after the competition had ended. The high-pressure environment was also very much appreciated as it was probably the first time where I had to learn to play under such conditions.
Judging the Lev Vlassenko Piano competition for the third time, the second as Chair of the jury, I was struck by the general level of playing. All of the competitors were of a very high standard, all well-prepared and aware of what was necessary for them to compete suitably and all at a stage where they could happily apply to enter any international competition