Sydney International Piano Competition 2023
July 5 - July 22
From the 5th to the 22nd of July 2023, Sydney will come alive once more when 32 of the world’s finest young pianists travel to Australia to be part of the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Final video applications for this prestigious event, with over $200,000 in cash prizes on offer, will close on Monday 5 December 2022 at 11.59am AEDT, for pianists born between 23 July 1991 and 6 July 2005. The application video must preferably be a single unedited recording of no less than 20 minutes and no more than 35 minutes including solo piano works by at least three composers.
Application forms, full rules and regulations are available here.
The Sydney International Piano Competition has always held events at the highest international level. It inspires pianists and audiences a-like stimulating interest in the piano and music in general and providing a platform to showcase outstanding pianists from around the world and assist in developing their careers.
The Sydney is one of the major international events of its kind in the world. Founded by the late Miss Claire Dan AM, OBE, Rex Hobcroft AM and Robert Tobias, it was inaugurated in July 1977 and has since been held every four years, except in 1988 when it was brought forward to coincide with the Bicentenary of Australia celebrations. The Sydney was admitted as a member of the Geneva based World Federation of International Music Competitions in 1978, the first Australian competition to be accepted as a member.
Sydney is not only a significant centre of the arts, but a city which has produced and fostered artists of international distinction, whose contributions to music are well known. The Sydney Opera House is a symbol of the city’s commitment to attaining the highest standards in all areas of the performing arts. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, in the centre of the city with its ‘back-yard’ the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, is home to the Competition.