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32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
6-23 July 2016.

One of the world's most prestigious piano competitions

6-23 July 2016 | Sydney Opera House and Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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.

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Playing Schedule

Playing Schedule

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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Pre-Order your programs

Rex Hobcroft People's Choice Award

Voting for the Rex Hobcroft People's Choice Award survey opens once all competitors have played at the end of Round 1 of the Preliminary stage. The Rex Hobcroft People’s Choice Prize is proudly sponsored by Yamaha. This prize will be awarded to the Competitor who receives the most votes, through paper ballot and online votes.

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Sponsored by

Proudly sponsored by Yamaha

Meet the Competitors

Meet the Sydney International Piano Competition 2016 Competitors

The 32 Competitors who will travel from all parts of the world this July have been announced. Meet the Competitors that will join us in Sydney this winter

The Competitors

Gala Opening Concert Program Released

Join us to herald the start of the 2016 Competition with a Gala Concert by some of our esteemed jury members.

Program and Tickets Available Here Gala Opening Concert Program Released

The 2016 trailer

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Latest news

2016 Competitors Announced

Three Australian pianists announced today among world's best for the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition.

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Maestro Valery Gergiev has agreed to be Artistic Patron of the Sydney International Piano Competition

We are delighted to announce that Maestro Valery Gergiev has agreed to be Artistic Patron of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.

Read More Maestro Valery Gergiev has agreed to be Artistic Patron of the Sydney International Piano Competition