24 September 2015
Australian repertoire for SIPCA from the AMC
Musicians preparing for the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition (6-23 July 2016) can now easily research suitable Australian repertoire for the competition using our new SIPCA 2016 repertoire page as a starting point. In collaboration with SIPCA, we've compiled a list of suitable compositions, as suggested by seven noted Australian pianists. These suggestions are complemented by Australian works specifically commissioned for the competition by SIPCA, from Nigel Butterley's Uttering Joyous Leaves (1981) to Anne Boyd's Kabarli Meditation (2011) and Carl Vine's Toccatissimo (2012).
For the 2016 competition, SIPCA has named one of its prizes after the late Australian composer and pianist Roger Smalley (1943-2015) - Smalley made many important additions to the Australian piano repertoire, one of them a SIPCA commission from 2007, Morceau de concours.
Works mentioned on the AMC's SIPCA page are of course only small sample from the wonderfully rich Australian solo piano repertoire. The AMC's library collection has hundreds of works for solo piano, and these can be perused by filtering results based on level of difficulty, duration, year of composition etc. For more information, take a look at our Repertoire navigator, and narrow down your selection using the tools available in the sidebar. Make sure to study the various samples and products available - in many cases you can listen to a sample, look at a page of a pdf score, or purchase a commercial CD or an mp3 file. AMC members can also access perusal scores as digital library loans, and most of the works mentioned on the SIPCA page are available directly from the AMC.
SIPCA also has a dedicated page for Australian composition, with a list of commissioned works as well as composer names as a starting point to looking for repertoire.
> SIPCA 2016 repertoire page (AMC Online)
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