Maxwell Foster
Supported by Club 32 donor Ross Blackmore in memory of Denise Blackmore


19 July 1991


Maria Canals Concours de Barcelona, Medal of Encouragement
Symphony Services International, Young Performers Award

A native of Brisbane, Australia, Maxwell Foster studied piano at the Australian National Academy of Music under the guidance of Rita Reichman. Moving to the United States to further his studies, he gained his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Juilliard School, followed by his Master of Musical Arts degree at Yale University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins under the guidance of Yong-hi Moon.


Maxwell has performed with major orchestras in Australia, at Hamer Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Perth Concert Hall, and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. He has also performed at international venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York and Wigmore Hall, London.


Maxwell has taught music at all levels at institutions including Melbourne’s Scotch College and Yale University and in the educational outreach programs of the Julliard, Yale and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


2021 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round
Webcast: Online Concert
Sunday 4 July 2021, 11.00am

2021 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

I. Darkly

II. Leggiero e legato

III. Gentle


V. Threnody

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio

III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio

IV. Allegro assai

I. Andante

II. Prestissimo volando

Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt: Gretchen am Spinnrade

Semi Final Round

I. Eintritt (Entry)

II. Jäger auf der Lauer (Hunters on the lookout)

III. Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers)

IV. Verrufene Stelle (Haunted Place)

V. Freundliche Landschaft (Friendly Landscape)

VI. Herberge (Wayside Inn)

VII. Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet)

VIII. Jagdlied (Hunting Song)

IX. Abschied (Farewell)

I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante espressivo
III. Scherzo. Allegro energico – Trio
IV. Intermezzo. Andante molto
V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato

Final Round

I. Molto moderato e cantabile
II. Andante
III. Menuetto. Allegro moderato – Trio
IV. Allegretto

I. Prélude
II. Fugue
III. Forlane
IV. Rigaudon
V. Minuet
VI. Toccata


I. Impromptu in C minor

XI. Allegro assai in B major