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
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, Ross Steele AM and Janice Tuynman.
General and activity enquiries
Lyn Osman, Secretary
02 9489 3115
Membership and ticket sales
Terry Mackin, Treasurer
02 9972 3556
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.
In Conversation with Andrey Gugnin
Sunday 5 February 2017 3pm
Join the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop, President of the Council of the Friends, and the 2016 winner Andrey Gugnin in a...
Join the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop, President of the Council of the Friends, and the 2016 winner Andrey Gugnin in a very special and exclusive afternoon of conversation about his musical career, the Sydney International Piano Competition and much more. Complementing the afternoon will be the Friends’ famous afternoon tea, and who knows what little extra Andrey may give us during the afternoon.
Tickets include booking fee
Call 02 9972 3556Book now
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3 Greenoaks Avenue
Darling Point NSW 2027