Be part of the competition with us
From hundreds of applications, 32 competitors will be 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 Sydney Opera House during the award giving ceremony on July 23rd 2016.
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 for 2016 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.
Find out more
Please contact Marcus Barker, General Manager, to discuss donating a prize to the 2016 Competition.
+61 2 9241 3291