The 2019 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 30th of June to Friday 12th of July 2019.

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 12 July 2019.

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.