Sydney International Piano Competition
The Competition was inaugurated in July 1977 and is held every four years. It was admitted as a member of the Federation of International Music Competitions in 1978, and is presented in association with the University of Sydney and with the co-operation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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 Competition is unique in providing air fares, accommodation and daily allowance for a maximum of 36 selected competitors, all of whom play in the first two recital stages.
Composer seminars will be held during the competition.
All stages of the Competition will be broadcast live throughout Australia and New Zealand and worldwide on the internet by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's radio station ABC Classic FM.