little-lev-logo-smallAre you a young pianist aged 10 to 15 years? Are you looking for a challenge? We’ve teamed up with AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) and Kawai Australia to help launch a new, national program for outstanding young Australian pianists.

The Little Lev Piano Festival will identify and support young pianists to develop their performance skills through a series of masterclasses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, culminating in a special showcase event at the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival.

Through a national call-out, six students per city will be selected for Masterclasses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in May 2017.  During Masterclasses, students will work with Oleg Stepanov, Artistic Director of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition.  They’ll be led through an intensive session focusing on technique, style and stage presence.

Following the national series, six of the best students from the cohort will be invited to perform in the Little Lev Showcase at the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival, September 2017 in Brisbane. The showcase includes a Masterclass taught by a Lev Vlassenko Competition Jury member (to be announced), and a performance opportunity in front of the entire national and international Competition Jury panel.

As a finale, two students from the Little Lev Showcase will be selected by the Lev Vlassenko Competition Jury to take part in a special performance during the Competition’s Final Concert at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre – streamed live, online for audiences worldwide.

Little Lev Festival events are open to the public to attend. See the Little Lev pages of our site for more details. Applications close Friday 31 March 2017