Australian National Piano Award - Grand Final
Saturday 15 October, 7.00pm - 11.00pm
The Award showcases some of Australia’s most brilliant emerging classical pianists.
Open to Australian and Australian-based pianists aged 21 to 35 years, the Award embodies the highest national and international music standards and recognises the pursuit of professional excellence, technical brilliance and extraordinary flair.
Following a week of solo recitals and the semi final, selected Award finalists will play in the grand final as they strive to win over $65,000 in prize money and perform impressive classical masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers.
Repertoires throughout the inspirational recital series will feature music from the Baroque, Classical, 19th Century Romantic and French Impressionist eras, as well as music written after 1950, including works by Australian composers.
Throughout the week, three adjudicators have listened intently and appraised every solo recital and the semi final, while audiences voted for their favourite pianist in the Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice.
Following the grand final performances, presentations will be made to the Award finalists acknowledging a range of prizes and accolades.
Every two years, Riverlinks and Greater Shepparton City Council proudly host and support the Australian National Piano Award.
Audience guidelines: Audiences should acknowledge that the Award is a competition and respectfully remain quiet throughout all Award finalist performances during the solo recitals, semi final and grand final. Patrons will not be admitted into the auditorium during the performances. All pagers, alarms, mobiles and digital devices should be turned off. During performances, none of the Award finalists may be photographed or recorded (apart from engaged contractors who have Award approval).
WEEK PASS AVAILABLE
via the Grand Final 'Buy Ticket' link above:
Purchase tickets for solo recitals + semi final + grand final.