Thursday, 17 July 2008


If you love virtuosic piano-playing, then the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia is something you may want to listen to, or , if you are in Sydney, attend.

Thirty-six young adults, ranging in age from 17 to 30 & from many countries, today begin the rigours of the competition. For twenty-seven of them, it began badly even before they had arrived in Australia, as many international flights were severely delayed.

Competitors can choose to play either a Steinway, Kawai or Yamaha piano, and it can all be heard live on ABC CLassic FM.


GMG said...

Would have loved to be there; furthermore in Sydney!
Have a great weekend!

Andrea said...

I am sure it was wonderful. My daughter plays to piano and I love to hear her play.

Julie said...

It is pretty cool listening to ABC-FM at the moment, isn't it. And good to hear old Throbbers doing the interviews. I don't get to hear a lot of her normally still working full-time. I wonder, though, why they moved the venue from The Con over to the Seymour Centre on City Road. Ah, just realised why - to avoid being cut off during WYD. Golly what foresight!

MmeBenaut said...

CabaC - you're much more refined than me I'm afraid. I think I've missed it.

radiogirl said...

How neat!

ArneA said...

need your email address for participating in next ABC Wednesday
Please return to me or Denise