32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application Margaret Kong

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Date of Birth
28 Nov 1995


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13 George Street
Doncaster East
Vic 3109

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Roy Agnew Etude Yes 3
Richard Wagner Album Leaf 2
Franz Liszt Spanish Rhapsody S.254 14

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Joseph Haydn Sonata in B flat Major Hob XVI:41 7
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No.2, Op. 36 (1931) 22

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Ludwig Van Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 18
Franz Liszt Apparition No. 1 8
Enrique Granados The Maidan and the Nightingale 6
Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la nuit 23
Sergei Prokofiev Toccata Op. 11 5

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Fauré: Sonata No 1 in A major Op 13

Piano Quintet

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op 44

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Beethoven: Concerto No 2 in B flat major Op 19

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18

Audition video


Margaret Kong is currently studying at Melbourne Conservatorium where she is a student of Glenn Riddle. At age 13, Margaret completed her L.Mus.A. Her numerous awards include the Zelman Symphony Orchestra Concerto, the Dorothy Glover, the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial, and the 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Award and Audience Prize. Margaret was chosen as a finalist for the Fine Music National Young Performer of the Year in Sydney. She was awarded a ‘Best Modern Performance’ Prize at the 2011 Indonesia Pusaka International Piano Competition. In 2012 Margaret performed Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Zelman Symphony before a capacity audience at BMW Edge Auditorium to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Federation Square. In 2013, she was invited to take part in a live broadcast of the 3MBS Beethoven Marathon. Most recently, Margaret won 5th place at the 4th Thailand International Piano Competition in 2015.


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