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.
Fees (includes online booking fee)
|Adult Membership – 1 year||$45.50|
|Adult Membership – 4 years||$160.50|
|Under 30’s Membership – 1 year||$30.50|
General Members of the Council
Leonard Amadio AO, Michael Baume AO, Annette Blinco, Gloria Coroneos, Jenny Granger, Peter Kyle, Sylvia Laurent, Peter Lazar AM, Christine Liddy AO, Jan McDonald, Connie McManus, Diana-Rose Orr, Xavier Shea, Prof Ross Steele AM and Janice Tuynman