Recordings from Previous Competitions



The first of the recordings from the 2008 Competition is now available. This is a four-disc set of Solo Highlights. To purchase your copy, please click here.

CDs of the 2004 Competition and of several previous Competitions are available at ABC Shops and fine music retailers.  There are also CD's of Prize-Winners, Marina Kolomiitseva and Alexei Volodin available. These discs are available in ABC Shops, fine music retailers and online at http://www.buywell.com/ Just click on the link, then click on ABC Classics on the left hand side of the page.

John Chen made a CD for ABC Classics in late April 2006 of works by Debussy and Ravel.  His performances of works by these composers have received considerable critical acclaim in his recitals in Australia this year. John has also released a disc on Naxos, featuring the complete Solo Piano Works of Henri Duttileux.


Solo Highlights from 2008 Competition - 4 Disc Set


CD 1
1 Johann Sebastian Bach transc. Busoni Chaconne (after Bach's Violin Partita No. 2 BWV1004)
Takashi Sato
13'43
2 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B-flat major K545
Bálazs Fülei
2'46

3
4
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D minor K32 (Aria)
Sonata in D minor K1
Wojciech Wisniewski

2'32
2'43
5-11 Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 4 in D major BWV828
Ran Dank
25'52

12
13
14
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in F major KV533/494
i. Allegro
ii. Andante
iii. Rondeau. Allegro
Konstantin Shamray
18'07

15
16
17
Joseph Haydn Sonata No. 50 in C major Hob.XVI:50
i. Allegro
ii. Adagio
iii. Allegro molto
Yoon Soo Rhee
12'41

CD 2
1 Frédéric Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp major Op. 60
Takashi Sato
8'54
2
3
Frédéric Chopin Andante spianato Op. 22
Grande polonaise brillante Op. 22
Eric Zuber
4'18
8'29
4 Frédéric Chopin Etude in A minor Op. 10 No. 2
Daniil Tsvetkov
1'11
5 Franz Liszt Paganini Etude No. 3 'La Campanella'
Charlie Albright
4'24
6 Roger Smalley Morceau de concours
Tomoki Kitamura
5'49
7 Andrew Ford Thin Air
Daniil Tsvetkov
5'03

8
9
Dmitri Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87
No. 2 in A minor
No. 15 in D-flat major
Mariangela Vacatello

2'20
4'04


10
11
Gian Carlo Menotti Ricercare and Toccata on a theme from 'The Old Maid and the Thief'
Ricercare
Toccata
Charlie Albright

4'03
3'00
12 Sergei Taneyev Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor Op. 29
Konstantin Shamray
7'55
13-17 Sergei Prokofiev Sarcasms Op. 17
Fernando Altamura
11'43
18 Nikolai Kapustin Intermezzo, from Eight concert Etudes Op. 40
Tatiana Kolesova
4'11

CD 3

1
2
3
4
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in A major Op. 101
i. Allegretto ma non troppo
ii. Vivace alla marcia
iii. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto
iv. Allegro
Charlie Albright
18'17
5 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in B-flat major Op. 106
Konstantin Shamray
9'28

6
7
8
Sergei Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 36
i. Allegro agitato
ii. Non allegro – Lento
iii. L'istesso tempo – Allegro molto
Ran Dank
19'08
9 Alexander Scriabin Sonata Op. 68 No. 9 'Black Mass'
Ran Dank
7'52
10 Maurice Ravel La Valse
David Fung
10'52
11 Franz Liszt Spanish Rhapsody
Eric Zuber
12'44

CD 4
1 Robert Schumann Widmung (Dedication)
Takashi Sato
3'28

2
3
Felix Mendelssohn Songs without Words
Op. 19 No. 1
Op. 67 No. 2
Xun Wang

3'49
1'52
4 Jean Sibelius Sonnet Op. 94 No. 3, from Six Pieces
Tomoki Kitamura
3'12
5 Claude Debussy No. 12 'Feux d'artifice' (Fireworks) from Préludes, Book II
Ran Dank
4'45
6-17 Pierre Boulez 12 Notations pour piano
Ran Dank
8'36
18 Francis Poulenc Presto in B-flat major
Takashi Sato
1'26
19-21 Igor Stravinsky Three Movements from Petrushka
Tatiana Kolesova
15'14
22 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Xun Wang
6'28
23 Andrei Shulz-Evler Concert Arabesques on Johann Strauss the Younger's 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'
Hoang Pham
6'45
24 Franz Liszt Isoldes Liebestod S447 (Isolde's Love-Death, after Wagner's Tristan und Isolde)
Konstantin Shamray
7'20
25 Johannes Brahms Paganini Variations Op. 35 Book II
Yoon Soo Rhee
10'36

Chamber Music and Concerto Highlights from 2008 Competition - 4 Disc Set


CD 1
1-3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV466
Tatiana Kolesova, piano
Nicholas Milton, conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
30'52
4-6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, KV595
Konstantin Shamray, piano Winner - Mozart Concerto Prize
Nicholas Milton, conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
31'43

CD 2
1-4 Sergei Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 16
Konstantin Shamray, piano Winner - 19th/20th-Century Concerto Prize
Kirill Karabits, conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
34'01
5-7 Sergei Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 26
Ran Dank, piano Winner - Sydney Symphony Orchestra Prize
Kirill Karabits, conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
27'48

CD 3
1-4 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major Op. 97 'Archduke'
Charlie Albright, piano
Dimity Hall, violin
Julian Smiles, cello
35'42
5-8 Johannes Brahms Piano Trio in B major Op. 8
Ran Dank, piano
Helen Ayres, violin
Timothy Nankervis, cello
30'27

CD 4
1-4 Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Tatiana Kolesova, piano Winner - Chamber Music Prize
Helen Ayers, violin
Timothy Nankervis, cello
26'39
5-8 Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49
Hoang Pham, piano
Dimity Hall, violin
Julian Smiles, cello
28'40


2004 Competition

Solo Highlights from 2004 Competition - 3 Disc Set


CD 1
1 Claude Debussy 12. Feux d'artifice from Preludes, Book II
Alexander Lubiantsev
4'10
2 Robert Schumann Arabeske in C major Op. 18
Slawomir Wilk
7'18
3 Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro vivace from Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major Op. 31 No. 3
John Chen
8'29
4 Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in B major Op. 62 No. 1
Masataka Goto
7'13
5 Franz Schubert Impromptu in F minor, Op. 142 No. 4
Zoltan Fuzessery
6'35
6 Gordon Kerry Figured in the Drift of Stars
Rem Urasin
7'12
7 György Ligeti Etude No. 10 'Der Zauberlehring'
Jayson Gillham
2'02
8 György Ligeti Etude No. 4 'Fanfares'
Gareth Owen
3'28
9 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky arr. Pletnev Andante Maestoso from Concert Suite from The Nutcracker
Alexey Kurbatov
5'27
10 Johannes Brahms Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
Alexander Lubiantsev
4'56
11 Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto Paraphrase
James Jae-Won Moon
7'15
12 Maurice Ravel La valse
Chu-Fang Huang
12'15

CD 2
1 Christoph Willibald von Gluck arr. Sgambati Mélodie
Daniel Hill
4'12
2 Maurice Ravel Une barque sur l'océan from Miroirs
Arta Arnicane
7'32
3 Manuel de Falla Fantasia baetica
Pedro Casals
11'34
4 Gabriel Fauré Nocturne in D-flat major Op. 63 No. 6
Alice Demske
7'30
5 Frédéric Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60
Slawomir Wilk
8'36
6 César Franck Prelude, Chorale et Fugue
Daniel Hill
17'16
7 Brenton Broadstock Torre di forza (Tower of Strength)
Spencer Myer
7'44
8 Arnold Schoenberg Six Little Pieces Op. 19
Alexander Lubiantsev
4'54
9 Richard Wagner arr Liszt Isolde's Liebestod
Slawomir Wilk
7'50

CD 3
1 Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata in C minor BWV 911
Jayson Gillham
10'40
2 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E major K162
Masataka Takada
6'20

3
4
5
Josef Haydn Sonata No. 60 in C major Hob XIV:50
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
Chu-Fang Huang
14'13
6 Alexander Scriabin Poème 'Vers la Flamme' Op. 72
Alexey Kurbatov
5'37
7 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E minor K394
Jie Zheng
3'53
8 George Frideric Handel Chaconne in G major
Masataka Goto
5'30
9 Henri Dutilleux Chorale and Variations
Ayano Shimada
10'34
10 Friedrich Gulda Entrée from Sonatine
Viv McLean
3'16
11 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Meditation Op. 72 No. 5
Rem Urasin
5'29
12 Johannes Brahms Romance Op. 118 No. 5
John Chen
4'10
13 Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)
John Chen
8'38

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos 2 and 3: 2004 Competition

Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 16
Daniel Hill, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / János Fürst, conductor
1 I. Andantino / Allegretto / Andantino
2 II. Scherzo: Vivace
3 III. Intermezzo: Allegro Moderato
4 IV. Allegro Tempestoso
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26
Ayano Shimada, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / János Fürst, conductor
5 I. Tema: Andantino / Variation I: L'istesso tempo / Variation II: Allegro / Variation III: Allegro moderato (poco meno mosso) / Variation IV: Andante meditativo / Variation V: Allegro giusto
6 II. Tema: L'istesso tempo
7 III. Allegro ma non troppo

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos 2 and 3: 2004 Competition

Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18
Alexander Lubiantsev, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / János Fürst, conductor
1 I. Moderato
2 II. Adagio sostenuto
3 III. Adagio scherzando
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Op. 30
John Chen, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / János Fürst, conductor
4 I. Allegro ma non tanto
5 II. Intermezzo: Adagio
6 III. Finale: Alla breve

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Nutcracker Suite: 2004 Competition

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23
Rem Urasin, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / János Fürst, conductor
1 I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso / Allegro con spirito
2 II. Andantino semplice
3 III. Allegro con fuoco
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Concert Suite from The Nutcracker
Rem Urasin, piano
4 I. March (Tempo di marcia viva)
5 II. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Andante ma non troppo)
6 III. Tarantella
7 IV. Intermezzo (Andante)
8 V. Trepak: Russian Dance (Molto vivace)
9 VI. Tea: Chinese Dance (Allegro moderato)
10 VII. Andante maestoso

Concertos: 2000 Competition

CD 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major KV467
Vera Kamaneva, piano / Australian Chamber Orchestra / Christopher Hogwood, conductor
1 I. Allegro maestoso
2 II. Andante
3 III. Allegro vivace assai
Franz Liszt Grandes Ètudes de Paganini, S141
Marina Kolomiitseva, piano
4 No. 1 in G minor
5 No. 2 in E-flat major
6 No. 3 in G sharp minor 'La Campanella'
7 No. 4 in E
8 No. 5 in E 'La Chasse'
9 No. 5 in A minor
10 Sergei Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Ayako Uehara, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

CD 2
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Op. 30
Evgeny Ukhanov, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
1 I. Allegro ma non tanto
2 II. Intermezzo: Adagio
3 III. Finale: Alla breve
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23
Marina Kolomiitseva, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
4 I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso / Allegro con spirito
5 II. Andantino semplice
6 III. Allegro con fuoco

Solos: 2000 Competition

CD 1
1 Enrique Granados Quejas, o la maja y el ruisenor, from Goyescas
Daniel Del Pino
2 Franz Liszt No. 5 'Feux Follets', from 12 Ètudes d'execution transcendendante S139
Ayako Uehara
3 Maurice Ravel Une barque sur l'ocean, from Miroirs
Gottlieb Wallisch
4 Franz Liszt Gondoliera, from Venezia e Napoli S162
Paul Wyse
Alberto Ginastera from Danzas Argentinas Op. 2
Valeria Vetruccio
5 No. 1 'Danza del viejo boyero'
6 No. 2 'Danza de la moza donosa'
7 No. 3 'Danza del gaucho matrero'
8 Franz Liszt No. 9 'Ricordanza', from 12 Ètudes d'execution transcendendante S139
Henry Wong Doe
9 Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12
Ayako Uehara
10 Elena Kats-Chernin Page Turn
Daniel Del Pino
11 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10, S244
Alexei Volodin
12 Franz Liszt Spanish Rhapsody S254
Alexey Yemtsov
13 Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Rachmaninov Flight of the Bumble Bee
Vera Kameneva

CD 2
1 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K32
Evgeny Ukhanov
2 Alexander Scriabin Ètude in C-sharp minor, from 3 Pieces Op. 2
Daniel Del Pino
Alexander Scriabin 3 Ètudes Op. 65
Clemens Leske
3 Etude No. 1 in B-flat
4 Ètude No. 2 in C-sharp
5 Ètude No. 3 in G
6 Claude Debussy No. 17 Bruyeres, from Préludes, Book II
Vera Kameneva
7 Sergey Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor Op. 28
Maria Dobrescu
8 Sofia Gubaidulina Chaconne
Natalia Zagalskaia
9 Felix Mendelssohn arr. Rachmaninov Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alexei Volodin
Carl Vine 5 Bagatelles
Viktoria Lakissova (Nos. 1 and 4), Shan Deng (Nos. 2, 3 and 5)
10 No. 1
11 No. 2
12 No. 3
13 No. 4
14 No. 5 Threnody (for all the innocent victims)
Sergei Rachmaninov 6 Moments Musicaux Op. 16
Vera Kameneva
15 No. 1 in B-flat minor (Andantino)
16 No. 2 in E-flat minor (Allegretto)
17 No. 3 in B minor (Andante cantabile)
18 No. 4 in E minor (Presto)
19 No. 5 in D-flat major (Adagio sostenuto)
20 No. 6 in C major (Maestoso)

Solos: 1996 Competition

CD 1
1 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor K27
Marta Zabaleta
2 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F minor K69
Timothy Young
3 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A minor K54
Timothy Young
4 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor K87
Olga Samossoueva
5 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B-flat major K551
Dimitri Grigortsevich
Frederic Chopin Selection from Préludes Op. 28
Roberto Cominati
6 No. 1 in C major
7 No. 2 in A minor
8 No. 3 in G major
9 No. 4 in E minor
10 Frederic Chopin Nocturne in F major, Op. 15 No. 1
Tanel Joamets
Claude Debussy Images: Series 2
Roberto Cominati
11 I. Cloches a travers les feuilles
12 II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
13 III. Poissons d'or
14 Sergei Rachmaninov Ètude-tableau in E-flat minor Op. 33 No. 6
Jungwon Jin
15 Gabriel Fauré Improvisation, from 8 Pieces Breves Op. 84 No. 5
Yuki Takao
16 Franz Liszt Les cloches de Geneve, from Annes de Pelerinage I: Suisse
Ozgur Aydin
17 Franz Liszt La Campanella, from Grandes Ètudes de Paganini
Sergei Tarasov
18 György Ligeti Automne a Varsovie, from Etudes, Book I
David Louie
19 Edward Macdowell Hexentanz
Yuki Takao
20 Alexander Scriabin Sonata No. 9 in F major 'Black Mass'
Tanel Joamets
21 Maurice Ravel La Valse
Yuki Takao

CD 2
1 Felix Mendelssohn Andante & Rondo Capriccioso
Yurij Bogdanov
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in B-flat major KV281
Ingo Dannhorn
2 I. Allegro
3 II. Andante amoroso
4 III. Rondeau: Allegro
5 Carl Maria von Weber Perpetuum Mobile, from Sonata No. 1 in C major J138
Konstantin Masliouk
6 Claude Debussy No. 2 Feuilles mortes, from Préludes, Book II
Damien Scott
7 Claude Debussy No. 6 Des pas sur la neige, from Préludes, Book I
Danae O'Callaghan
8 Olivier Messiaen Le Loriot, from Catalogue d'Oiseaux
David Louie
9 Alban Berg Sonata Op. 1
Stephen Ham
10 Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D minor Op. 87 No. 24
Tanel Joamets
11 Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini Book 1
Sergei Tarasov
12 Frederic Chopin Etude in C major Op. 10 No. 1
Sergei Tarasov

Concertos: 1996 Competition

CD 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23
Sergei Tarasov, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
1 I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso / Allegro con spirito
2 II. Andantino semplice
3 III. Allegro con fuoco
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18
Yuki Takao, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
1 I. Moderato
2 II. Adagio sostenuto
3 III. Adagio scherzando

CD 2
Carl Vine Piano Sonata No. 1
Sergei Tarasov (1st Mvt), Roberto Cominati (2nd Mvt)
1 I.
2 II.
3 Bela Bartok Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs Op 20
Stephen Ham
4 Alberto Ginastera Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 22
Yuki Takao

Concertos: 1992 Competition

Sergei Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra Op. 43
Vitaly Samoshko, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
1 Introduction / Variations I-VI
2 Variations VII-X
3 Variations XI-XV
4 Variations XVI-XVII
5 Variation XVIII
6 A tempo vivace / Variations XIX-XXIV
Franz Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Piano and Orchestra
Duncan Gifford, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
7 I. Allegro maestoso
8 II. Quasi Adagio
9 III. Allegretto vivace / Allegro animato
10 IV. Allegro marziale animato
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26
Olivier Cazal, piano / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
5 I. Tema: Andantino / Variation I: L'istesso tempo / Variation II: Allegro / Variation III: Allegro moderato (poco meno mosso) / Variation IV: Andante meditativo / Variation V: Allegro giusto
6 II. Tema: L'istesso tempo
7 III. Allegro ma non troppo

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