2020 Competition

Next Competition

The next Sydney International Piano Competition will take place from 8 – 25 July 2020. The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.

Late Applications

Late applications for the 2020 Competition are being accepted! 

Closing date for late applications is 12pm AEDT Monday 16 December 2019.

Apply for the 2020 Competition

2020 Information

Ticketing Information
Rules and Regulations
Jury and Creatives
Australian Works
Prescribed Repertoire
Voting Procedures
Prizes
Use of Pianos

Artistic Patron

The Sydney welcomes back Maestro Valery Gergiev as Artistic Patron of the 2020 Sydney International Piano Competition.

Maestro Valery Gergiev
Artistic Patron

The Sydney welcomes back Maestro Valery Gergiev as Artistic Patron of the 2020 Sydney International Piano Competition. As one of the most prominent musical figures of our time, one of the world’s most renowned and indefatigable conductors, Artistic and General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg for over twenty years, Principal Conductor of the Munich Philharmonic, and Chair of the Organising Committee of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, he is in an extraordinary position to help our prize-winners on their own paths to musical glory.