The 2015 Competition
  1. Anna Tsybuleva (Russian Federation)

  2. Heejae Kim (Korea)

  3. Vitaly Pisarenko (Russian Federation)

  4. Drew Petersen (United States)

  5. Tomoki Kitamura (Japan)

  6. Yun Wei (China)

  • Chairman: Dame Fanny Waterman DBE

  • Nikolai Demidenko

  • Pascal Devoyon

  • Danny Evans

  • Adam Gatehouse

  • Tong-il Han

  • Jerome Lowenthal

  • Robert McDonald

  • Marios Papadopoulos

  • Boris Petrushansky

  • Anne Queffélec

  • Eleanor Wong

  • First round

    Competitors must choose one important work by JS Bach, Mozart, Clementi, Haydn, Beethoven or Weber, together with one or more works of their own choice to make up a programme of not less than 25 minutes (30 minutes maximum) to include breaks between items. A work of about 5 minutes duration should be included, which could be omitted if the administration has to shorten the length of the programme, depending on the number of competitors.

  • Second stage

    Competitors must choose one major work, or group of works by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Bartók, Debussy, Ravel, Granados or Albéniz, together with one or more works of their own choice to make a programme of not less than 50 minutes (55 minutes maximum) to include breaks between items. No work previously performed by the competitor in the First Stage may be included.

  • Semi-final

    Compulsory Piece: Britten - Night Piece 'Notturno' for Piano (Composed for the first Leeds International Pianoforte Competition in 1963 by Benjamin Britten. Published by Boosey & Hawkes) The Competitor should perform works of their own choice to make a programme not less than 65 minutes (70 minutes maximum) to include breaks between items. A short intermission of 5 minutes may be taken at this stage. Benjamin Britten's Night Piece 'Notturno' is compulsory and must be included. No work included in either of the previous two stages may be performed in this stage.

  • Final stage

    One of the following Concertos will be performed, accompanied by the Hallé, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

     

    Mozart

    Concerto in E flat major, K. 271

    Concerto in D minor, K. 466

    Concerto in C major, K. 467

    Concerto in C minor, K. 491

    Concerto in C major, K. 503

     

    Beethoven

    Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

    Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

    Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

    Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

    Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73

     

    Chopin

    Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

    Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

     

    Grieg

    Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

     

    Brahms

    Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

    Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

     

    Rachmaninoff

    Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

    Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

    Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 43

     

    Liszt

    Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124

    Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125

     

    Bartok

    Concerto No. 3, Sz. 119

     

    Schumann

    Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

     

    Prokofiev

    Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

    Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Career Highlights
  • Anna Tsybuleva (Russian Federation) - 1st Prize
  • Heejae Kim (Korea) - 2nd Prize
  • Vitaly Pisarenko (Russian Federation) - 3rd Prize
  • Drew Petersen (United States) - 4th Prize
  • Tomoki Kitamura (Japan) - 5th Prize
  • Yun Wei (China) - 6th Prize
Latest News
Anna Tsybuleva in Europe

Posted 29th March 2017

Reviews from across Europe of our 2015 winner

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Entries to open on 1 June 2017

Posted 13th March 2017

Get the date in your diary for entries opening for our 2018 Competition!

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Vitaly Pisarenko performing in Leeds

Posted 16th January 2017

The 2015 Competition prize winner will be performing in Leeds on Saturday 8 April

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