Repertoire Semi Finals

Semi-finalists from Melbourne, Brisbane and Tasmania will perform all afternoon. Recorded by Classic FM and more importantly listened to by our judges and audience.

Pianists in the  Semi-Finals & Recital Times - Friday 12 September, 2014

 Recital 1   - 12 noon    Daniel Le from Victoria


 J.S.Bach                        Toccata in E minor , BWV 914

                                         (i ) Introduction (ii) Un poco Allegro (iii) Adagio (iv) Fuga:Allegro 

Michael K. Harvey      Toccata DNA

Gabriel Fauré                Nocturne in A flat major, Op. 33 No.3

Sergei Rachmaninov    Piano Sonata in B flat minor Op. 36 (revised edition)

                                         (i) Allegro agitato (ii) Non allegro (iii) Allegro molto

Recital 2  -12.45pm   David Soo from Victoria


Franz Liszt                    Vallée d’Obermann (from Années de Pèlerinage 1. Suisse)

Michael Smetanin       Stroke

Frederic Chopin (arr. Franz Liszt)   Mes Joies

Dmitri Shostakovich  Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op. 87 No 24  

Nicolai Kapustin         Concert Etude, Op. 40                            

Intermission from 1.30 pm – 1.40pm

 Recital 3  - 1.45 pm  Alex Raineri from Queensland


  1. Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903

Alban Berg                Piano Sonata, Op.1

Enrique Granados   The Girl and the Nightingale from Goyescas

Manuel de Falla       Ritual Fire Dance  ( from El Amor Brujo)

Frederic Chopin       Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39


Recital 4  - 2.30 pm   Benjamin Austin from Tasmania


Frederic Chopin       Scherzo inC sharp minor, Op. 39

Johannes Brahms    Four Ballades, Op. 10

                                    (i) Andante (ii) Andante

 (iii) Intermezzo Allegro (iv) Andante con moto

Igor Stravinsky (arr.Guido Agosti)  Firebird Suite                  

 Intermission from 3.15 pm – 3.25pm

  Recital 5  - 3.30 pm          John Fisher from Queensland


Joseph Haydn           Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32                               

(i) Allegro moderato  (ii) Menuet  (iii)Finale – Presto

Johannes Brahms    Variations on a Theme of Paganini , Op. 35,  Books I and II

Frederic Chopin       Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 25, No.7

 Mily Balakirev          Islamey