Concerto Competition ‘theodor leschetizky’

 
 

Founded in 1942 by pupils of renowned Vienna pedagogue Theodor Leschetizky, THE LESCHETIZKY ASSOCIATION promotes his ideals of pianism and teaching by providing performing opportunities for pianists of all ages in venues ranging from concert halls to private salons. Since 2003 The Association has sponsored the biennial Concerto Competition ‘Theodor Leschetizky’ for Gifted Young Pianists, in collaboration with Camerata New York, Richard Owen, Jr., conductor.  The winner’s concert takes place at Merkin Hall, New York City.


Open to students 17 and younger at the time of the competition, this international competition is a wonderful opportunity for young pianists. The first prize winner, in addition to a $1,000 cash prize, receives a debut performance with orchestra of the full concerto.


The second prize winner receives $500, and additional prizes and performance opportunities may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.


The next competition will take place April 22-25, 2017. The winner's concert will be at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, at 8 p.m. on April 25. Deadline for applications: March 1, 2017 (postmark).


An album of piano solos by Theodor Leschetizky is available to purchase  by mail at www.leschetizky.org.  No purchase is required for competition entry.  Additional works are available from other publishers, and from libraries. 


Click here for application information.


For more information about The Leschetizky Association and its activities, please visit www.leschetizy.org.

 

for gifted young pianists

Eligible Concerti:


J. S. Bach - Concerto in D minor
Mozart - All solo concerti
Beethoven - Nos. 1, 2, 3
Chopin - Nos. 1, 2
Mendelssohn - Nos. 1, 2
Saint-Saëns - Concerto No. 2
Schumann - Concerto in A minor

Repertoire Requirements:

Preliminaries:

  1. Specific links to three YouTube performances (three contrasting styles)

  2. OR

  3. CD recording containing three contrasting pieces (contrasting styles)

  4. you may submit a portion of your concerto if you wish, as one of the three selections

Semi-finals and Finals:


  1. Live performance of full concerto from above list, with 2nd piano accompaniment (you must arrange in advance for an accompanist)

  2. A solo piece by Theodor Leschetizky