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The Sydney 2023 Opening Gala

5 July 2023

This event takes place off site at Verbrugghen Hall

Classical Music

Revel in music from some of the world’s most distinguished pianists as they celebrate the opening of the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition in style. 

The world’s best pianists launch the competition

Experience the magic and glamour of the official opening night gala concert of the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition. The stage will be filled with the pianistic talents of the internationally acclaimed jury for the ensuing competition: effervescent world pianist Tanya Bannister, the exceptional Alexander Gavrylyuk, much loved winner of 2008’s competition Konstantin Shamray, Armenian-born Marianna Shirinyan and sparkling Chinese pianist Xiaohan Wang. Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury, Australian Piers Lane AO will round-out this very special evening of extraordinary musicians.

After the concert, and included in the ticket price, join these artists, dignitaries and VIPs for a special cocktail reception marking the start of three weeks of competition the following day.

Presented by The Sydney

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