The Sydney International Online Piano Competition 2021

Competition Dates

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Thanks to the support of our competitors, Artistic Director Piers Lane AO, jury members and generous donors, we look forward to holding the first-ever Sydney International Online Piano Competition from 2–18 July 2021.

This will consist of 28 online sessions featured ‘on demand’ and broadcast over three weeks.

  • Gala Opening Concert: Fri 1 July | 2016 winner Andrey Gugnin and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Preliminary Rounds: Fri 2–Fri 9 July | Sessions 1-16.
    In each session will be two competitors presenting a 40-minute recital. Semi Finalists announced in Session 16.
  • Semi Finals: Sat 10–Thu 15 July | Sessions 16-22.
    In each session will be two of the 12 semi-finalists presenting a 50-minute recital. Finalists announced in Session 22.
  • Finals: Fri 16–Sun 18 July | Sessions 23-28.
    In each session will be 1 of the 6 finalists presenting an 80-minute recital.
  • The Winners and Prizes will be announced in Session 28 on Sunday 18 July.

 

Digital Season Passes

Your digital season pass includes:

  • Unlimited access to 51 piano recitals, including all 28 rounds of the competition including Preliminaries, Semi Finals, Finals and Award announcements
  • A free digital program to keep track of all your favourite competitors
  • An exclusive ‘Opening Gala’ concert featuring 2016 Competition Winner Andrey Gugnin and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra

All performances are yours to permanently keep and watch ‘on-demand’.Season pass and single tickets are valid for one log in at any one time on any device. 

 

Ticket Prices

Members of The Friends of The Sydney   Full Season Pass – 28 sessions   $315  
General public   Full Season Pass – 28 sessions   $350  
Single Tickets

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  Preliminary / Semi-Final sessions

Final session

  $15

$20

 

Preliminary Round

Session 1 Friday 2 July 2pm

Maxim Kinasov supported by Silvana d’Iapico.

Alexandra Pavlova  supported by Judy Hunt and Hugh Hallard.

Session 2 Friday 2 July 7.30pm

Timur Mustakimov supported by Martin and Susie Dickson.

Alexander Gadjiev  supported by Anthony and Suzanne Maple-Brown.

Session 3 Saturday 3 July 2pm

Anna Geniushene  supported by Greeba Pritchard and Robert Mitchell

Ziyu Liu supported by Brian Abel and Mark Manton.

Session 4 Saturday 3 July 7.30pm

Ke Ma supported by Angela Raymond and Carole Roussel

Shion Ota supported by Sandy Watson.

Session 5 Sunday 4 July 11am 

Aleksandr Kliuchko supported by The Hon Bronwyn Bishop AO.

Maxwell Foster supported by Ross Blackmore in memory of Denise Blackmore.

Session 6 Sunday 4 July 3pm

Rustam Muradov supported by Bunny Gardiner-Hill.

Alexander Malikov supported by A/Prof Michael Stubbs in celebration of Australian pianist Ruth Gerald. 

Session 7 Monday 5 July 2pm

Tamila Salimdjanova supported by an Anonymous Club 32 donor.

Ádám Balogh supported by Martin and Susie Dickson.

Session 8 Monday 5 July 7.30pm

Kyoungsun Park supported by David and Ida Constable.

Ziang Xu supported Tom Breen and Rachael Kohn.

Session 9 Tuesday 6 July 2pm

Dinara Klinton supported by Helen Meddings.

Akihiro Sakiya supported by Jennifer Harris.

Session 10 Tuesday 6 July 7.30pm

Sergey Belyavskiy supported by an Anonymous Club 32 donor.

Calvin Abdiel supported by Brennan Lynch Foundation Fund.

Session 11 Wednesday 7 July 2pm

Yangrui Cai supported by Robert and Jennifer Ravens.

Kevin Chow supported by Richard Cobden SC.

Session 12 Wednesday 7 July 7.30pm

Junlin Wu supported by Donald and Kate Magarey.

Philipp Lynov supported by Rob Thomas AO and Sam Meers AO.

Session 13 Thursday 8 July 2pm

Dominic Chamot supported by donor Philip Bacon AM.

Siqian Li supported by Rhondda and Ron McCallum.

Session 14 Thursday 8 July 7.30pm

Yu Nitahara supported by Jane McCallum.

Artem Yasynskyy supported by Lyndall McCormack.

Session 15 Friday 9 July 2pm

Alice Burla supported by Mick McCormack.

Dmitry Sin supported by Elizabeth Clark and Diana McVeagh.

Session 16 Friday 9 July 7.30pm

Antonii Baryshevskyi supported by Dr Di Bresciani OAM.

Se-Hyeong Yoo supported by Jan MacDonald and Janice Tuynamn.

 

Semi Finalists Announcement

Final Round

Round 1 Friday 16 July 2pm

Round 2 Friday 16 July 7.30pm

Round 3 Saturday 17 July 2pm

Round 4 Saturday 17 July 7.30pm

Round 5 Sunday 18 July 11am 

Round 6 Sunday 4 July 3pm

including Awards Ceremony and Prize Announcements

Semi Final Round

Round 1 Saturday 10 July 7.30pm

Round 2 Sunday 11 July 3pm 

Round 3 Monday 12 July 7.30pm

Round 4 Tuesday 13 July 7.30pm

Round 5 Wednesday 14 July 7.30pm

Round 6 Thursday 15 July 7.30pm

including Finalists Announcement

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Preliminary Rounds: Fri 2–Fri 9 July | Events 1-16.
    In each session will be two competitors presenting a 40-minute recital. Semi Finalists announced in Event 16.
  • Semi Finals: Sat 10–Thu 15 July | Events 16-22.
    In each session will be 2 of the 12 semi-finalists presenting a 50-minute recital. Finalists announced in Event 22.
  • Finals: Fri 16–Sun 18 July | Events 23-28.
    In each session will be 1 of the 6 finalists presenting an 80-minute recital.
  • The Winners and Prizes will be announced in Session 29 on Sunday 18 July.

The Sydney proudly stands among the greatest piano competitions of the world. In 2021, the competition will happen – still with 33 incredibly talented young competitors from around the world, still with career-changing prizes and opportunities, and still with thrilling, rigorous competitive rounds – but now online.  

The uncertainties of the ongoing global pandemic into 2021 and the mandatory safety restrictions on public gatherings, travel and international borders have all made it impossible to proceed with any certainty in planning a live competition in July.

With the enthusiastic support of our competitors, Artistic Director Piers Lane AO, jury members and generous donors, we will now hold the first-ever Sydney International Online Piano Competition from 2–18 July 2021.

This will consist of 28 pre-recorded online sessions. These will be broadcast over three weeks (just like the usual competition).

Your digital season pass includes:

  • Unlimited access to 50 piano recitals, including all 29 rounds of the competition including Preliminaries, Semi Finals, Finals and Award announcements
  • A free digital program to keep track of all your favourite competitors
  • An exclusive ‘Opening Gala’ concert featuring 2016 Competition Winner Andrey Gugnin and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra

All performances are yours to permanently keep and watch ‘on-demand’. A season pass is valid for one log in at any one time on any device.

Yes, we are looking toward 2023 as the earliest we can resume a live competition.

The current restrictions on audience numbers and the ongoing uncertain outlook of the global pandemic’s effect on travel for our competitors and juries made it impossible to plan and financially unviable to hold a live competition in 2021.

You will find a helpful step-by-step guide on how to access all the sessions as they occur and other sessions on-demand on this website during the Online Competition in July 2021.

The best way you can help us is to buy a season pass and/or single passes– and encourage your friends to as well. Your loyal support would be very encouraging for the amazing young competitors.

You may also consider donating all, part-of, or the balance of your 2020 refund after you buy a season pass to the Online Competition. Every donation to our Champions Fund however big or small, will help sustain our organisation through 2021 and towards live competitions in the future. Only with your support and generosity can this 43-year-old, globally respected Australian institution survive. You will receive a tax deductible receipt for the face value of your tickets or amount donated. Call us on (02) 9241 3291 or email miranda@thesydney.com.au to make your wishes known.