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Sydney International Piano Competition: preliminaries


Sydney International Piano Competition: preliminaries

  • Date: Thursday, 7 July 2016 to Monday, 11 July 2016
  • Venue: Verbrugghen Hall — Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Standard: $30-$40 | Conc.: $25-$35 | Groups (5+): $22-$32 | FT Student: $15 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

One of the world's most prestigious piano competitions, the Sydney International Piano Competition, will take place in Sydney on 6-23 July at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Verbrugghen Hall and the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (Final Round, 19-23 July). There is an requirement for the competitors to perform an Australian work as part of their program (the Preliminaries, Verbrugghen Hall 7-11 July).

Performance Dates

Thu 7 July 2016,  1:30pm
Thu 7 July 2016, 6:30pm
Fri 8 July 2016,  1:30pm
Fri 8 July 2016, 6:30pm
Sat 9 July 2016, 12:30pm
Sat 9 July 2016, 3:30pm
Sat 9 July 2016, 7.30pm
Sun 10 July 2016, 12:30pm
Sun 10 July 2016, 3:30pm
Sun 10 July 2016, 7.30pm
Mon 11 July 2016, 12:30pm
Mon 11 July 2016, 3:30pm

Full performance schedule available on the SIPCA website.

Concert packages and day passes are available.

Running Time: Approx 3.5 hours with one 25 minute interval. These times are subject to change.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

48 Fugues for Frank #6 : G-Spot tornado : A homage to Zappa in 10 movements for solo piano (2009) by Michael Kieran Harvey
Arch (Fantasia no. 4) : piano solo (1980) by Larry Sitsky
Coruscations : for piano solo (1971) by Richard Meale
Country gardens (solo piano) (1918) by Percy Grainger
Djilile (solo piano) (1991) by Peter Sculthorpe
Equality : for solo piano with speaking part (2004) by Brett Dean
Etudes Improvisées (solo piano) by Arthur Benjamin
Evocation (solo piano) (1946) by Peter Sculthorpe
Five bagatelles : for solo piano (1994) by Carl Vine
Handel in the Strand (unaccompanied piano) (1930) by Percy Grainger
Harbour dreaming : for solo piano (2000) by Peter Sculthorpe
Nocturne (No. 1) (solo piano) (1945) by Peter Sculthorpe
Page turn : for solo piano (2000) by Elena Kats-Chernin
Pezzo dramatico (unaccompanied piano) by Don Banks
Piano sonata no. 1 (solo piano) (1990) ['Lento', 'Leggiero e legato'] by Carl Vine
Poem No. 1 (unaccompanied piano) (1922) by Roy Agnew
Ramble on love (solo piano) by Percy Grainger
Scherzino (solo piano) (1936) by Arthur Benjamin
Toccata DNA (solo piano) (1993) by Michael Kieran Harvey
Digital sheet music sample Toccatissimo : for solo piano (2011) by Carl Vine
Under Aldebaran (solo piano) (1984) by Graham Hair
Variations on a Theme of Chopin (solo piano) (1989) by Roger Smalley

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