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Offline shostglass

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Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
« on: December 27, 2015, 12:14:40 PM »
Guys I really don't care what place I get as long as I get at least 6th. ;D

After seeing this years competition and hearing all those wrong notes I got really encouraged i'm going to start my prep today.

If anyone has any advice i'm open.

-Shost

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #1 on: January 02, 2016, 10:08:22 PM »
Hi shostglass,
    Congratulations on your goal! Good luck!
BTW, do you have a copy/link to the Program Book of the Leeds Competition? I LOVE looking at programs in my spare time ( ;D lol). The Leeds website had it before, but now it' gone!

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 04:25:52 AM »
Hi shostglass,
    Congratulations on your goal! Good luck!
BTW, do you have a copy/link to the Program Book of the Leeds Competition? I LOVE looking at programs in my spare time ( ;D lol). The Leeds website had it before, but now it' gone!
Dude, me too actually, I like flipping through programs & reading people's bios... it's weirdly exciting...

@shostglass- Good luck!! :P Are there any pieces that you already play that you think might suit the competition? I'd be interested in hearing those :D

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 11:38:14 AM »
I'm definitely not confident with the repetoire, but this is what I got, and I got lots of time for preperation.

Stage One
Bach/siloti prelude in b minor
Beethoven sonata no.27 op.90
Mendelssohn variations serieuses op.54


Stage Two
Rachmaninoff
Etude-tableau op.33 no 4
Bach partita no.1
Etude-tableau op.39 no.1
Etude-tableau op.39 no.2
Etude-tableau op.39 no.3
Etude-tableau op.39 no.5
Lieberman gargoyles op.29
Shostokovich Prelude and Fugue no.15 op.87

Semi-finals
Prokofiev sonata no.6 op.82
Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition

Concerto final
Don't know yet need help choosing would be appreciated.
 








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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 12:29:14 AM »

Concerto final
Don't know yet need help choosing would be appreciated.



Chopin Concerto or Rachmaninoff 3 or Paganini Rhapsody. Or one of the Brahms.

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 05:01:15 PM »
What qualifications are required for the Leeds competition?

I can see it mentions regarding age, but it states to all professional pianists.
"England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere."

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 03:55:15 AM »
It's open repertoire but if it changes then I might be in trouble.

And here's the program book from 2015.
http://issuu.com/leedspiano2015/docs/lipc_competitor_repertoire_2015?e=18660890/14777565

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #7 on: January 09, 2016, 07:16:51 AM »
Chopin Concerto or Rachmaninoff 3 or Paganini Rhapsody. Or one of the Brahms.
why Paganini rhapsody? I don't like that piece very much tbh, and the bulk of the variations don't "showcase" the piano all that much. But maybe I need to give it a listen again.

The "Brahms" are extremely heavy pieces, and I have no idea how well they would suit competitions...  I don't think any Tchaikovskys or Cliburns have been won with the Brahms, but I could be wrong :P And I do like the Brahms 1st concerto...

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 07:17:48 AM »
I'm definitely not confident with the repetoire, but this is what I got, and I got lots of time for preperation.

Stage One
Bach/siloti prelude in b minor
Beethoven sonata no.27 op.90
Mendelssohn variations serieuses op.54


Stage Two
Rachmaninoff
Etude-tableau op.33 no 4
Bach partita no.1
Etude-tableau op.39 no.1
Etude-tableau op.39 no.2
Etude-tableau op.39 no.3
Etude-tableau op.39 no.5
Lieberman gargoyles op.29
Shostokovich Prelude and Fugue no.15 op.87

Semi-finals
Prokofiev sonata no.6 op.82
Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition

Concerto final
Don't know yet need help choosing would be appreciated.
 








that is one ambitious program! Especially the semifinals! Maybe you can pull it off, but I would be scared to play those pieces... Pictures  :o

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #9 on: January 09, 2016, 08:00:29 PM »
The pictures at an Exhibition doesn't scare me, its the Prokofiev that scares me
everything else on the program is relatively pretty easy and manageable.

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #10 on: January 09, 2016, 10:42:13 PM »
why Paganini rhapsody? I don't like that piece very much tbh, and the bulk of the variations don't "showcase" the piano all that much. But maybe I need to give it a listen again.

The "Brahms" are extremely heavy pieces, and I have no idea how well they would suit competitions...  I don't think any Tchaikovskys or Cliburns have been won with the Brahms, but I could be wrong :P And I do like the Brahms 1st concerto...

I just think the Paganini Variations are kind of interesting. For the Brahms, they do not connect with me very well, but in competitions, it seems like the judges like to hear Brahms.

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Re: Journey to the Leeds competition (Shost)
«Reply #11 on: January 10, 2016, 05:28:09 AM »
I think the brahms works are Bada$$.
why Paganini rhapsody? I don't like that piece very much tbh, and the bulk of the variations don't "showcase" the piano all that much. But maybe I need to give it a listen again.

The "Brahms" are extremely heavy pieces, and I have no idea how well they would suit competitions...  I don't think any Tchaikovskys or Cliburns have been won with the Brahms, but I could be wrong :P And I do like the Brahms 1st concerto...