Overview

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Who is Australia’s next emerging classical pianist?

Recognising the pursuit of professional excellence, technical brilliance and extraordinary flair, the Australian National Piano Award is open to Australian and Australian-based pianists aged 21 to 35 years.

Every two years, adjudicators review and assess applications to select a shortlist of finalists who will strive to win over $65,000 in prize money as they perform in a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton.

Throughout the Award process, adjudicators will consider the range of technical mastery displayed as well as performance styles and characteristics; the knowledge and understanding of the national, historic and cultural context of the works presented; and that performance consistency is maintained across the chosen repertoire.

Key dates

Sat 8 Oct ­­– Sun 9 Oct 2022 – Award finalists arrive in Shepparton
Sun 9 Oct 2022 – Welcome reception for Award finalists
Mon 10 Oct – Thu 13 Oct 2022 – Solo recitals
Fri 14 Oct 2022 – Semi final
Sat 15 Oct 2022 – Grand final and prize presentation

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