32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

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Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Scarlatti Sonata k27, 427 5
VIne Sonata no 1 Yes 15

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Chopin Fantasie op 49 12
Prokofiev Sonata no 7 18

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Beethoven Sonata op 110 18
Scriabin Sonata no 2 and 5 24
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit 23

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Franck: Sonata in A major

Piano Quintet

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op 44

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 9 in E flat major K271

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18

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A former student of Rita Reichman, Max Foster is emerging as a sought-after performer. He has made concerto appearances with the Adelaide, Sydney Queensland West Australian Symphony Orchestras, and performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House and City Recital Hall Angel Place. This year he appeared as soloist with The Juilliard Orchestra, performing in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and next year he will make his debut with the Australian Youth Orchestra.

An involved music educator, he is a chamber music coach at Melbourne’s Scotch College, and has given educational concerts including a demonstration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Lutz Köhler, Vladimir Verbitsky and Richard Gill, and is currently a student at The Julliard School, where he has studied with Seymour Lipkin and Choong-mo Kang. Maxwell is currently studying with Tema Blackstone and Hung-Kuan Chen.


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