Competitor Playing Order
The official draw to determine the playing order of the competitors and the order in which the piano brands will be played took place 24 May at Aspinall House, officiated by Artistic Director Piers Lane AO and General Manager Marcus Barker.
The event was attended by key sponsors and donors, members of the Council of the Friends of the Competition, representatives from Sydney University and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, media partners ABC and Limelight and the Board and staff of the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Mr Damien Beaumont from the ABC oversaw the smooth running of the official proceedings. The Chairman of the Board, Mr Neville Grace, opened proceedings with a welcome and outlined some of the changes the Competition brings this year; The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, President of the Council of the Friends spoke on behalf of the Friends and thanked our strategic partners, Destination New South Wales, and Piers Lane spoke about the creative drive for the Competition and the introduction of the real life environment of specifying which piano make will be played.
The draw decided the order of playing and divided the Competitors into four groups of eight and the event concluded with Piers Lane playing two short pieces by Chopin - Nocturne E-flat Major Op.9 No.2 and Waltz C-sharp minor Op.64 No.2.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Scots College and their staff for making the venue available for the Competition and facilitating such a wonderful event.
Pre-Order your Programs
A first for the Competition in 2016 - there will be two programs. The main program will have all details of all rounds of the Competition, and a second souvenir program that will be a special keepsake, highlighting the six finalists at the Sydney Opera House.You can pre-order your programs now. It is expected that the main program will be printed and sent out to you by the end of June, and the special souvenir program will be on sale at the Finals at the Sydney Opera House, from Tuesday 19 July.
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