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 proudly donated the first prize of $50,000.
The Friends of Sydney International Piano Competition formed for the first Competition in 1977 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.
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 Competition in July 2020.
|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 AO, Annette Blinco, Judith Einstein, Leanda Elliot, Sara Fox, Jenny Granger, Sylvia Laurent, Christine Liddy AO, Peter Lazar AM, Jan McDonald, Diana-Rose Orr, Parry Skene, Ross Steele AM and Janice Tuynman.
General and activity enquiries
Membership and ticket sales
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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 2020 Sydney International Piano Competition. Future events will be added here once announced.
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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
Claude Debussy: Ballade
Dmitry Kabalevsky: Rondo in A minor Op.59
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