32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application Leonardo Hilsdorf

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Date of Birth
26 Dec 1987


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Ch. de Tervuren, 445
Brabant Wallon 1410

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
H. Villa-Lobos Impressoes Seresteiras 5
Carl Vine Toccatissimo Yes 4
Ravel La Valse 11

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
D. Scarlatti Sonata K.466 6
F. Chopin Scherzo n.3 op. 39 7
I. Stravinsky Trois mouvements de Petrouchka 17

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
L. Beethoven Sonata op. 81a 15
Liszt-Schubert Auf dem wasser zu singen 4
Liszt-Schubert Der Erlkonig 5
Brahms Variations op. 21 n.1 17
Rachmaninov Sonata n.2 op.36 20

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108

Piano Quintet

Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 24 in C minor K491

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18

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Brazilian pianist Leonardo Hilsdorf has performed extensively throughout Europe, South and North America. Praised for his poignant musicianship and remarkable technique, his performances have been hailed as “phenomenal” and “masterfull” (Fuldaer Zeitung, Germany) and “enchanted” (L'Indépendant, France). He is currently a soloist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the tutelage of Maria João Pires.

Mr. Hilsdorf has recently received the 1st prize and the special prize of the European Union of Music Competition for Youth at the San Sebastian International Competition in Spain, as well as the Boulanger prize in Paris. He was also awarded first prize in International Competitions held in France (Gaillard and Séte) and Germany (Pianale). This season includes performances with Orchestre Philarmonique of Radio France in Paris, Orcheestre de chambre de Wallonie in Belgium and several recitals in venues like Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Salle Cortot, and Ravinia Festival in the US.


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