The results are in. Congratulations to all the prize-winners of the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition: First Prize OSCAR WONG ($25,000 donated by Dr Hugh Kunze) Second Prize CALVIN ABDIEL ($10,000 donated by Dr Betty Byrne Henderson AM) Third Prize RIO KAI RUI ($5,000 donated by ALC Cyber Security) Fourth Prize SIYU SUN ($3,000 donated by HonSeptember 16, 2017
After an exhilarating and exhausting Round 3, we are pleased to announce the four outstanding young pianists selected to enter the Final Round of the 2017 Competition, scheduled for Friday 15th September. Over the coming week, the finalists will go into intensive rehearsals with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Gerard Schwarz, culminating in ourSeptember 11, 2017
After three days of tough Competition, the 10 pianists selected to perform in Round 3 of the Competition have been announced. Congratulations to: Kevin Chow Berta Brozgul Gintaute Gataveckaite Imogen Scott-Parker Modi Deng Rio Kai Rui Rachael Shipard Oscar Wong Siyu Sun Calvin Abdiel Round 3 starts 11am AEST Saturday 9th September VIEW ORDER OFSeptember 8, 2017
Some wonderful performances from all twenty of our young pianists during Round 1 of the Competition. Check out the photos from Round 1, Tuesday 5th September 2017. VIEW PHOTO GALLERYSeptember 6, 2017
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