The 2017 Competition

The Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and Festival is a major Australian piano event, held biennially in Brisbane. It provides talented Australian and New Zealand based performers between 16 and 30 with a major platform to develop professionally and artistically, and to compete for substantial cash prizes.

Running in conjunction with the Competition, the Festival offers a wide range of events for students, teachers, and lovers of piano, with masterclasses, recitals by visiting international artists and a program for high school students.

The next Competition will be held in Brisbane from Sunday 3 September to Friday 15 September 2017.

There will be four rounds with up to 20 competitors in Round 1 & 2 which will consist of recital performances as follows:

  • Round 1 – to a total of 20 minutes
  • Round 2 – 25-35 minutes.

There will be up to 10 competitors in Round 3 which will be a 50 to 60-minute recital of own choice repertoire. This recital must include a major work of at least 15 minutes duration and a commissioned Australian work.

There will be up to 4 competitors in Round 4, the final round, which will take place on Friday 15 September 2017.

Finalists will play a concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in the Conservatorium Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, South Bank.

All prize-winners will be announced and their prizes will be awarded after Round 4.

Check our EVENT SCHEDULE for times & dates, and to purchase tickets to Competition & Festival events.