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Next Competition July 2020

2020 Competition prizes

A total cash prize pool of AU$200,000 is offered

PRIZES

Australia has proudly produced some of the world’s greatest pianists and we have welcomed pianists from other parts of the world whose contribution to Australian pianism we like to acknowledge. We honour some of these great pianists in our prize list.

Prize Value
Ernest Hutcheson
First Prize
$50,000
Percy Grainger
Second Prize
$25,000
George Frederick Boyle
Third Prize
$20,000
William Murdoch
Fourth Prize
$15,000
Arthur Benjamin
Fifth Prize
$10,000
Noel Mewton-Wood
Sixth Prize
$7,500
Eileen Joyce
Best Overall Concerto
$5,000
Roy Agnew
Best 18th Century Concerto
$3,000
Miriam Hyde
Best 19th or 20th Century Concerto
$3,000
Hephzibah Menuhin
Best Violin and Piano Sonata
$3,000
Geoffrey Parsons
Best Piano Quintet
$3,000
Roger Smalley
Best Preliminaries Round 1 Recital
$3,000
Isador Goodman
Best Preliminaries Round 2 Recital
$3,000
Ignaz Friedman
Best Semi-Finals Recital
$3,000
The Chairman of the Board's Prize
$7,000
Geoffrey Tozer
Most Promising Pianist
$5,000
Nancy Weir
Best Australian Pianist
$10,000
Warren Thomson
Best Performance of an Australian Piece
$5,000
Rex Hobcroft AM
People's Choice Prize
$10,000
Prize for the six semi-finalists not proceeding to the finals
$1,000 for each semi-finalist not proceeding to the finals
$6,000