Featuring exceptional pianists from all over the world, the Sydney International Piano Competition is one of the major international events of its kind.
It’s where you can see pianists competing at the international level, and it’s held every three years.
Sydney International Piano Competition 2026 Dates, Schedule & Tickets
On July 2026, the 14th edition of the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition will be held in the Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the Finals with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.
Thirty-two young pianists from around the world will travel to Sydney to battle it out to be crowned the Grand First Prize Winner and to reap the accolades and bathe in the global spotlight of the music world.
If you’re an aspiring pianist, consider registering for the competition. What have you got to lose? You could join the ranks of previous competition winners who are now internationally acclaimed, like Russians Konstantin Shamray, Andrey Gugnin and Marina Kolomiitseva, or Canada’s Avan Yu.
The final and most exhilarating week of performances, with two orchestras, will draw together almost three weeks of competition and culminate with the announcement of the 2026 Grand First Prize Winner.