Current Ticket Holders
If you currently still hold a booking for the cancelled 2020 live competition, we would love you to share in the excitement by joining us for the Online Competition in July 2021. You can use part of your current ticket value to obtain a season pass to all 29 sessions now.
There are alternate options below for your to consider as well.
1. TRANSFER AND RETAIN YOUR 2020 BOOKING FOR THE 2021 ONLINE COMPETITION
If you currently hold tickets to the 2020 live competition, you can convert your part of your refund into a Season Pass with access to all Online Competition sessions on-demand (when it suits you) for $315 – a discount of 30% off full general public single prices.
Click here to email the Sydney Opera House to retain or transfer your booking.
You may also consider donating the balance of your refund credit to our Champion Fund which will greatly assist in sustaining the organisation and its mission to support talented young musicians. For each gift over $2 you will receive a tax deductible receipt.
2. DONATE YOUR 2020 BOOKING
Donate all or part of the value of your 2020 booking to The Sydney’s Champion Fund. For each gift over $2 you will receive a tax deductible receipt.
If you wish to discuss your donation in more detail, please contact Miranda Davis, Philanthropy and Development Director: email@example.com
3. REFUND IN FULL
If you would like a full refund of you 2020 booking, including booking fees paid, please email the Sydney Opera House directly to request this. Click here to email the Sydney Opera House to be refunded in full.
4. PURCHASE DIGITAL PASSES TO THE 2021 ONLINE COMPETITION
Season Passes (all 29 sessions) are available to book now on this webpage.
Single Sessions will be available from 1 May 2021.
Purchase your Season Digital Pass Here
Season Passes (all 29 sessions) are available now. Single session passes will become available in May 2021.
|Members of The Friends of The Sydney||Full Season Pass – 29 sessions||$315|
|General public||Full Season Pass – 29 sessions
|$315 until 31 January 2021
$350 from 1 February 2021
ON SALE 1 MAY 2021
|Preliminary / Semi-Final sessions
Will there be a live Sydney International Piano Competition in the future?
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.
How can I be refunded now that the 2020 Competition is cancelled?
Under the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice, as the competition has been cancelled by us you are entitled to receive your ticket price and booking fees refunded in full. However, we ask that you consider these options.
Use your refund towards purchasing a season pass to the 2021 Online Competition
- If you are a current Friend of the Sydney International Piano Competition you can purchase a full season pass for $315 – includes a 30% discount on general public prices.
- Full season passes for non-Friends members are $350 – including a 20% discount on single webisode passes.
- After purchasing your season pass to the Online Competition, you may also donate the balance of your refund to The Sydney’s Revive & Renewal Fund and receive a tax-deduction receipt for the amount.
Donate your refund
As you could imagine, cancelling the competition will mean a significant financial blow to The Sydney. You may wish to consider donating all or part of your refund to our Champion Fund to help sustain us in 2021 and beyond in our mission to support talented young musicians. We would provide you with a tax deductible receipt for the face value of your tickets. Call us on (02) 9241 3291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your wishes known.
If I buy an Online Competition season pass, will I get a refund if I don’t want to watch it?
If you buy or transfer to a season pass or single session passes to the 2021 Online Competition but you change your mind or don’t watch the event/s, you are not entitled to a refund or part refund under the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. We will respond and adhere to any changes and special amendments made by Live Performance Australian to the Ticketing Code of Practice as a result of COVID-19.
I’m not tech savvy. I’d like to watch the Online Competition but I’m not sure how?
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.
How can I help?
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 email@example.com to make your wishes known.