Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition

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

The Friends of Sydney International Piano Competition is independent of the main 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 2020 will again donate the first prize of $50,000.

The Friends group 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.


General and Activity Enquiries
Elizabeth Grey: Send email

Membership and Ticket Sales
Terry Mackin: Phone (02) 9972 3556 or send email

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.

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

Membership Type
Fees (includes online booking fee)
Adult Membership – 1 year $40.30
Adult Membership – 4 years $160.30
Student Membership – 1 year  $25.30

Download Membership Application Sign up online

Upcoming Friends Concerts

Paul Cheung in Recital

Paul is in high demand as a chamber pianist and accompanist and he has had considerable success as a solo pianist.  In late 2011 he was awarded his Licentiate Diploma with distinction, and was invited to perform at the AMEB graduation ceremony.


Neutral Bay NSW
Seaborn Foundation
14 October 2018

Christmas Party & Concert

Join the Friends of the Competition as they end 2018 with their annual Christmas Party and Concert and featuring rising star Tai Fo Zhou.


Woollahra NSW
Goethe Institut
7 December 2018

The Council

Bronwyn Bishop
Jennifer Harris
Deputy President
Glenys Granger
Senior Vice President
Alf Reichardt
Vice President
Elizabeth Grey
Terry Mackin