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Friends of Sydney International Piano Competition

Coordinated by a passionate group of volunteers and membership is open to everyone

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
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Membership and ticket sales

Terry Mackin, Treasurer
02 9972 3556
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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.

There are three membership categories which can be taken out online or by downloading the membership application form and posting to the Treasurer.

Category Fees
Adult Membership $40.30
Adult Membership 4 years $160.30
Student $25.30

Memberships including booking fee

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The committee

The committee of the Friends meets monthly and the current office bearers are:

Bronwyn Bishop


Bronwyn Bishop

Jennifer Harris

Deputy President

Jennifer Harris

Glenys Granger

Senior Vice President

Glenys Granger

Alf Reichardt

Vice President

Alf Reichardt

Elizabeth Grey


Elizabeth Grey

Terry Mackin

Secretary and Treasurer

Terry Mackin

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.

Jayson Gillham In Recital

Sunday 29 July 3pm

Jayson Gillham

Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Internationally praised for his compelling...

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Bach/Grainger: Fugue in E major
Bach/Rachmaninoff: Prelude from Violin Partita in E Major
Wagner/Liszt: Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhäuser & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Debussy: Masques & L'Isle joyeuse
Chopin: Sonata No.3 in B minor
Allegro maestoso; Scherzo. Molto vivace; Largo; Finale. Presto non tanto

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