Sergey Belyavsky
Supported by Club 32 donor Bunny Gardiner-Hill


2 November 1993

Winning The Sydney would be a great joy and the start of a new chapter — in life and in career. Only a few competitions in the world provide this level of significance.


Second Prize, Audience Prize, Students’ Prize, Rose-Marie Huguenin Prize and Paderewski Prize: Concours de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)
First Prize: "Juries in Competition” Piano Competition (Salzburg, Austria)
Bronze Medal: Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition (Salt Lake City, USA)
Second Prize (with no first awarded), Prize for Best Polonaise Performance and Prize for Best Sonata Performance: Asia-Pacific International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (Daegu, South Korea)
Second Prize and Audience Prize: Franz Liszt International Piano Competition (Budapest, Hungary)

Sergey Belyavsky began playing the piano aged five. Four years later he was accepted to Russia’s Central Music School at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, graduating in the class of Professor Eliso Virsaladze in 2016. The following year he studied in Tel Aviv with Professor Arie Vardi. In 2021 he obtained his Master’s degree from the Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Switzerland studying with Professor Lev Natochenny. Currently Sergey is studying at the Park University in Kansas City Missouri with Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch.

As a soloist, Sergey has performed in venues such as the Victoria Concert Hall Geneva, Abravanel Hall Salt Lake City, Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall NYC, Salle Gaveau Paris, BOZAR Hall Brussels and the Palau de la Musica Catalana Barcelona. Concerto highlights include appearances with internationally acclaimed orchestras such as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Utah Symphony. Sergey has released four solo CDs.


2023 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Thursday 6 July 2023, 2.30pm
Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Saturday 8 July 2023, 3.00pm

2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A♭ major Op.47

No.4 in B minor
No.8 in F minor
No.12 in D minor
Entrant in Composing the Future 2021 

No.3 in B minor ‘d’après Paganini-Liszt’

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Introduction. Allegro vivace
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III
Variation IV
Variation V
Variation VI
Variation VII ‘Canone all’ottava’
Variation VIII
Variation IX
Variation X
Variation XI
Variation XII
Variation XIII
Variation XIV ‘Minore’
Variation XV ‘Maggiore’. Largo
‘Finale Alla Fuga’. Allegro con brio

Camille Saint-Saëns/Franz Liszt/Vladimir Horowitz: Danse Macabre

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S.178

No.3 Moderato

I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
IV. Vivace

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio
IV. Finale. Allegro

Act II Méditation


I. Allegro non troppo – Largo – Poco con moto
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro – Risoluto

No.14 Vocalise in E minor

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo. Allegro

Final Round 2: Post 1800 Concerto

I. Andantino
II. Scherzo. Vivace
III. Intermezzo. Allegro moderato
IV. Finale. Allegro tempestoso