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Celebrating 40 years in 2017

One of the world's most prestigious piano competitions

2017 Recital Tours

A new National Recital Series marking the 40th Anniversary of the Competition is now on sale.

The Competition will welcome 2016’s People’s Choice winner Mr Ming Xie in March, 2000’s People’s Choice and Second Prize winner Ms Ayako Uehara in June and rounding off the year Mr Konstantin Shamray, 2008’s People’s Choice and First Prize winner in October. Tours will visit Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Auckland. For further information and how to book, click one of the images above or links below.

Ming Xie - March Ayako Uehara - June Konstantin Shamray - October

Sydney Fundraising Dinner

with Ming Xie

Join us at an exclusive dinner and recital by the 2016 People’s Choice winner, Mr Ming Xie on Wednesday 22 March.

Dine alfresco style with views over Sydney Harbour and savour a Tasmanian inspired three course menu accompanied by award winning wines by Peter Althaus Domaine A and Clover Hill.

Limited to only twenty guests, join us for this celebration to mark the 40th Anniversary year of the Competition.


Andrey Gugnin Recital Tour


In 2017 Andrey Gugnin will return to Australia to undertake a 30 plus venue tour of the country, visiting venues in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, WA and the NT. From Maryborough to Melbourne, Shepparton to Sydney, Alice Springs to Adelaide, Penrith to Perth – the full listing of tour venues can be found here.

Andrey will also open the 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra season on Thursday 2 February. Tickets are on sale from the Sydney Symphony website.

About Andrey Gugnin

Tony Lee Recital Tour

Winner of the 2016 Best Australian Pianist Prize, Tony Lee, will be presenting a short recital tour in October and November 2017. Having just returned from his studies in the UK, Tony will bring his talents to audiences in NSW and VIC.

Town and Venue Date Booking Details
Sydney NSW
Venue TBC

5 November 2017

Bookings open 2017
Melbourne VIC Sunday
12 November 2017
Private Event
Portland VIC
Portland Arts Centre

13 November 2017

Bookings open 2017
Blue Mountains Musical Society NSW
Blue Mountains Theatre

19 November 2017

Bookings open 2017

Highlights of 2016

ABC Classics have released a double CD highlights recording of the 2016 Competition. Click on the image below to purchase your copy of the CD.