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
Lyn Osman, Secretary
02 9489 3115
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
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, 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.
Ayesha Gough in Recital
Sunday 7 May 3PM
Ayesha Gough has studied under Oleg Stepanov since 2008 as a student of the Young Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane and...
Ayesha Gough has studied under Oleg Stepanov since 2008 as a student of the Young Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane and has graduated from a Bachelor of Music Degree at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where she studied Advanced Performance. She has given recitals in Brisbane, the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Sydney, Tyalgum and Auckland.First prize-winner at the 2015 Lev Valassenko Piano Competition, Ayesha has performed with the Queensland Symphony, the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony and the Queensland Pops Orchestras under such conductors as Edvard Tchivzhel, Nicholas Braithwaite and Daniel Carter. In addition to solo piano recitals, she performs in chamber music ensembles, accompanies and teaches, tutoring Young Conservatorium students as part of the Rising Stars program.Ayesha has a strong interest in new music, particularly that of Australian composers. She was awarded the prize for Best Performance of an Australian Work in both the 2011 and 2013 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and formed the Tin Foil Collective Ensemble with fellow Students, premiering a work by young composer Mat Klotz in November 2016.She has been awarded the Theme and Variations Foundation Award, the Brisbane Club Award, the QCGU Postgraduate Prize, the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship, and the Allison/Henderson Scholarship. In early 2017, she participated in the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy. Ayesha has been supported by Variety, the Children’s Charity, of which she is an International Ambassador. Ayesha Gough delighted audiences as one of the 32 entrants of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition
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