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Next Competition July 2020

Donate a prize for the 2020 Competition

Your donation will make a significant difference

Be part of the next Competition with us

From hundreds of expected applications, 32 competitors will be once again selected by an international jury to compete for cash prizes totalling almost $200,000.

The Competition welcomes individuals and businesses who would like to contribute to the Sydney International Piano Competition, a globally significant Australian event, by donating a cash prize to be awarded on the Concert Hall stage of the Sydney Opera House. Prizes carry acknowledgement of their donors and provide the opportunity for the donor to present their prize on stage at the Grand Finals during the award giving ceremony in July 2020.

Australia has proudly produced some of the world’s greatest pianists and we have welcomed pianists from other parts of the world who have contributed to Australian pianism. The prizes in 2020 have been named in honour of significant and influential Australian pianists: eg the Ernest Hutcheson First Prize, the Percy Grainger Second Prize or the Eileen Joyce Concerto prize. There is a People’s Choice Prize named after Rex Hobcroft AM who founded the competition with Claire Dan AM, OBE in 1977.

See the list of all 2020 prizes

Find out more

Please contact Marcus Barker, General Manager, to discuss donating a prize to the 2020 Competition.

Marcus Barker

Chief Executive
+61 2 9241 3291

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