Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival

5 - 13 Jul 2024
QCGU & QSO Studio
From $22

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition’s 25th Anniversary brings extraordinary young piano talent from throughout Australia & New Zealand to Brisbane.

GRAND FINALS of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival and Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition will be held on 13 July at 6pm. Six Finalists from the Senior and Young Competitions will perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Benjamin Northey before a 5 member International Jury chaired by Barry Douglas CBE. Information on all 11 Competition Jurors and the full program of activities can be found on the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival website

Now in its 25th Anniversary Year, the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival has been a beacon for extraordinary young music talent from Australia and New Zealand, and a celebration of wonderful piano music since 1999. Despite Covid lockdowns the 2021/22 Competitions introduced the inaugural Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and Festival for younger pianists from age 12, held concurrently with the senior Competition. The 2022 Finals, performed with the magnificent Queensland Symphony Orchestra, were a sensation.

Catalysed by this success and under the banner of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Academy the ‘Young Lev’ has become an integral part of the 2024 Competitions and Festival, which will also include activities for members of the Little Lev Piano Academy and Festival held in 2023 for budding pianists aged 6 to 12 with the aim of inspiring participation in and love of piano playing for all ages.

In 2024 the ‘Young Lev’ and the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival have featured almost 100 pianists auditioning from all States of Australia and New Zealand. The First Rounds will be staged during June in premium venues in Sydney, Auckland NZ, Brisbane and Melbourne. The festival begins in Brisbane on 5 July with the Opening Recital and Semifinals Weekend followed by a week of events featuring 2024 Semifinalists and Little Lev members including masterclasses and recital performances by International Jurors Barry Douglas CBE, Jania Aubakirova and Etsuko Terada.

Presented by Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

Grand Final

Opening Concert

Semifinals Sessions Full Day