About Friends of Sydney International Piano Competition
The Friends of Sydney International Piano Competition is independent of the Competition administration. The Friends are coordinated by a passionate group of volunteers and membership is open to everyone. Leading up to the Competition every four years, the Friends hold regular concerts and events to support the fundraising strategies of the Competition and in 2016 will proudly donate the first prize of $50,000.
The Friends of Sydney International Piano Competition formed for the first Competition in 1978 and has been active ever since. They provide not only fundraising support to the Competition, but in addition, volunteer support for administration, ushering and hospitality during the Competition itself.
General and activity enquiries
Elizabeth Grey, Secretary
Membership and ticket sales
Terry Mackin, Treasurer
02 9972 3556
Joining the Friends
Becoming a Friend is easy and is an important and fulfilling way to support the Competition. Members receive regular newsletters, discounts on all Friends’ events and special ticket offers for the 2016 Competition in July 2016.
|Adult Membership 4 years||$160.30|
Memberships including booking fee
The committee of the Friends meets monthly and the current office bearers are:
Senior Vice President
Secretary and Treasurer
The office bearers are supported by committee members Michael, Baume, Annette Blinco, Judith Einstein, Leanda Elliot, Sara Fox, Sylvia Laurent, Christine Liddy AO, Peter Lazar AM, Jan McDonald, Diana-Rose Orr, Parry Skene, Ross Stelle AM and Janice Tuynman.
Upcoming Friends Concerts
The Friends organise a series of concerts throughout the year that feature exquisite pianists and chamber musicians. All funds raised go to support the 2016 Competition. Upcoming concerts in 2015 are listed below and the 2016 calendar of events will be announced here early in 2016.
Alex Raineri in Recital
Sunday 27 May 3pm
Twenty-four year old Australian pianist Alex Raineri described by Limelight Magazine as "a soloist of superb skill and musicality” is...
Twenty-four year old Australian pianist Alex Raineri described by Limelight Magazine as "a soloist of superb skill and musicality” is currently based in Brisbane and is an active recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. International performances include tours of California, South-East Asia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany and Austria. Nationally, he is regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM and the MBS Networks and has performed concertos with the Queensland, Tasmanian, Darwin and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Southern Cross Soloists, Orchestra Victoria, Four Winds Festival Orchestra, Bangalow Festival Orchestra and the Queensland Pops Orchestra. Alex has won a number of major competitions including the Kerikeri International Piano Competition, Australian National Piano Award, ANAM Concerto Competition, Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship and others. Some chamber partnerships include performances with Andreas Ottensamer, Sara Macliver, Natalie Clein, Greta Bradman, Kathryn Stott, Slava Grigoryan, Brett Dean, Opera Queensland & Expression Dance Company. Alex's mentors have included Leah Horwitz OAM, Timothy Young, Stephen Emmerson and Genevieve Lacey. He is currently undertaking a Doctor of Musical Arts program at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Griffith University) and is an alumni and fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Bach/Rachmaninoff: Prelude in E Major from Violin Partita No.3 BWV 1006
Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses Op.54
Bach/Siloti: Prelude in E minor BWV 855a
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Liszt: Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata (from Années de Pèlerinage, Book II: Italie)
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90 Ocean Street
Jayson Gillham In Recital
Sunday 29 July 3pm
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90 Ocean Street