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.
Leroy Ma in Recital + Christmas Party
Thursday 14 December 6pm
Leroy Ma was born in 2004. He started playing the piano at the age of three and started studying at...
Leroy Ma was born in 2004. He started playing the piano at the age of three and started studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Dr Paul Rickard-Ford when he was eight. Leroy has held a scholarship at the Open Academy, Rising Stars from 2013 to now. He has won numerous awards at the Sydney Eisteddfod each year. In 2016 he won four events and placed second in another. He has also won a 4th place at the Pearl River Piano Competition in China. Leroy is in the school band and plays the alto saxophone. He received his AMusA when he was 10 years old with a Pass with Distinction. Leroy performed as part of the Australian Showcase for the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2016 with much praise from the jury. Leroy received the highest score in NSW for the Selective High School Placement Test in 2015. He has also received the Commonwealth Parliamentarian's Award for Academic Excellence in 2014. Leroy is on a 100% Academic and Music scholarship at Newington College. In 2017 he won 3rd Prize at the 11th International Piano Competition “Steps to Mastery” in St. Petersburg, Russia where he performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the St. Petersburg State Capella Orchestra.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’
Franz Liszt: Spanish Rhapsody S.254
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90 Ocean Street
Tony Lee in Recital
Sunday 5 November 3pm
Sydney born pianist Tony Lee is one of the most highly awarded pianists in the country. After completing his Bachler...
Sydney born pianist Tony Lee is one of the most highly awarded pianists in the country. After completing his Bachler of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium with Dr. Rickard-Ford he became the first Australian musician to be invited as a soloist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium and continues to work with the renowned Portuguese pianist Maria-João Pires whilst completing a Master of Music in Performance at the Barratt-Due Institute in Norway with the German pianist Michael Endres.Tony is the winner of the Nancy Weir Best Australian Pianist Prize of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition.He has appeared as soloist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly across Europe, China, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
John Adams: China Gates (1977)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
Sergei Rachmaninov: Sonata No.1 in D minor Op.28
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Kincoppal-Rose Bay School
Performing Arts Centre
New South Head Road, Rose Bay