Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition

Upcoming Concerts

Coordinated by a passionate group of volunteers and membership is open to everyone

The Friends of Sydney International Piano Competition is independent of the main Competition administration. The Friends are coordinated by a passionate group of volunteers and membership is open to everyone. Leading up to the Competition every four years, the Friends hold regular concerts and events to support the fundraising strategies of the Competition and in 2020 will again donate the first prize of $50,000.

The Friends group formed for the first Competition in 1977 and has been active ever since. They provide not only fundraising support to the Competition, but in addition, volunteer support for administration, ushering and hospitality during the Competition itself.


General and Activity Enquiries
Elizabeth Grey: Send email

Membership and Ticket Sales
Terry Mackin: Phone (02) 9972 3556 or send email

Joining the Friends

Becoming a Friend is easy and is an important and fulfilling way to support the Competition. Members receive regular newsletters, discounts on all Friends’ events and special ticket offers for the Competition in July 2020.

There are three membership categories which can be taken out online or by downloading the membership application form and posting to the Treasurer.

Membership Type
Fees (includes online booking fee)
Adult Membership – 1 year $45.50
Adult Membership – 4 years $160.50
Under 30’s Membership – 1 year  $30.50

Download Membership Application Sign up online

The Council

Hon Bronwyn Bishop AO
Jennifer Harris
Deputy President
Glenys Granger
Senior Vice President
Connie McManus
Terry Mackin

General Members of the Council

Leonard Amadio AO, Annette Allen, Annette Blinco, Gloria Coroneos, Elizabeth Grey, Peter Kyle, Sylvia Laurent, Christine Liddy AO, Jan McDonald, Diana-Rose Orr, Xavier Shea, Prof Ross Steele AM and Janice Tuynman