Be part of the next competition with us
From hundreds of expected applications, 32 competitors will once again be selected by an international jury to compete for cash prizes totalling over $200,000.
The competition welcomes individuals and businesses who would like to contribute to the Sydney International Piano Competition, a globally significant Australian event, by donating a cash prize. Prizes carry acknowledgement of their donors and provide the opportunity for the donor to present their prize on stage at the Sydney Town Hall during the award giving ceremony.
Australia has proudly produced some of the world’s greatest pianists and we have welcomed pianists from other parts of the world who have contributed to Australian pianism. The prizes continue to be named in honour of significant and influential Australian pianists: eg the Ernest Hutcheson First Prize, the Percy Grainger Second Prize or the Eileen Joyce Best Overall Concerto prize. The People’s Choice Prize is named after Rex Hobcroft AM who founded the competition with Claire Dan AM, OBE in 1977.