Sydney International Piano Competition

Composing the Future

Composing the Future is a new $30,000 competition to support Australian composers and pianists at a crucial time.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Dec 10, 2021





Composing the Future is a new competition created by the Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney) to support Australian composers and pianists at a crucial time in all our lives, with a total prize pool of $30,000.

Australian composers are invited to submit a new or unpublished solo piano piece for consideration by a panel of eminent Australian pianists. The panel, led by The Sydney’s Artistic Director, Piers Lane AO, will select a winning work, which will be awarded $20,000 and receive a world premiere by Alexander Gadjiev, the winner of the 2021 Sydney International Online Piano Competition. In addition, up to five other entries will be awarded cash prizes of $2,000 each and will be given public performances by the jury pianists during 2022, to mark the 45th anniversary of The Sydney.

Applications and further information can be found here.

Applications close midday (AEDT) Friday 10 December 2021.

Composing the Future is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus 1

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