Little Lev

The 2017 Little Lev Piano Festival

FESTIVAL UPDATE: In May this year, the Little Lev Piano Festival invited top-performing pianists aged 10-15 years to take part series of Advanced Masterclasses with Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition Artistic Director, Oleg Stepanov. The festival received over 30 applications, with 18 participants selected from all over the country including Perth, Tasmania, and North Queensland.

Of the 18 participants who took part, six have now been chosen to participate in our culminating Festival event, the Little Lev Showcase & Masterclass, to be held 14th September as part of this year’s Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival.

The Showcase will include a performance by the students, followed by a Masterclass with a member of the Competition’s jury panel. Following the Showcase, two students will be selected to perform in the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition Grand Final Concert on the 15th of September.

We are pleased to announce our top 6 participants, who have been invited to take part in the Little Lev Showcase & Masterclass, 14th of September 2017.

Chris Tsang (12) from Melbourne

Emily Zhou (15) from Sydney

Fiona Feng (10) from Sydney

Jeremy Sun (11) from Brisbane

Joshua Noronha (15) from Perth

Rae-Yue Pung (13) Australian born, Singapore based

About the Festival

The Little Lev Piano Festival is a new national professional development program for piano students aged 10 -15 years. Selected through a competitive national call-out, students will take part in a series of Masterclasses, as well as performance opportunities at the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival, this September in Brisbane.

Devised by the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board), in conjunction with Kawai Australia, the Festival program comprises four stages, starting with a video audition, followed by the series of national Masterclasses, culminating in a final Masterclass and performance opportunity during the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival. The Festival is designed to help students improve their technical skills, prepare for competitive performances, and learn from their peers in an inclusive, supported environment.

Applications have now closed for 2017. 

How to get involved

Festival Masterclasses were held in May 2017 in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Eligible regional and interstate based students can apply for a small grant of $500 per family to support travel to festival events, via our AMEB Little Lev Travel Fund.

The Little Lev Piano Festival builds on our 2015 pilot program,  providing a high-profile masterclass and performance experience for young artists as part of a prestigious national piano event.

Download our INFORMATION SHEET for full details .