200: Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai PIANO SCHOLARSHIP (17-26 Years)

Date: TBA

Venue: Zenith Theatre

Event Ages: 17 to 26 years

Event Type: Solo

Sponsored by
Kawai Australia & The Estate of the late John Allison AM

Status: Postponed

Total Prize Value Exceeds: $13,500

Three works must be prepared and performed from memory as follows:

* Heats (Sunday 20 June 2021): Two works contrasting in style & period performed consecutively. Total Performance Time of up to 20 minutes. (Note: These two items may be repeated ONCE in another event. Please refer to Item 7 under the Piano Category Rules & Conditions)

- By Video Recording (Submission Date: Friday 4 June 2021) without edit;
- By Live Performance: Sunday 20 June 2021

* Final: One COMPLETE major work of minimum 20 and maximum 35 minutes (not played in the heats). Choice of repertoire will be taken into consideration by the adjudicators.

Sydney Eisteddfod will now be accepting video submissions for the heats for this Scholarship to allow those less accessible to enter. Please see our 'Video Submission Guidelines' in the Entrant's Corner for more information.

Entrants MUST EMAIL: pianoscholarship@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au NO LATER THAN Friday 4 June 2021, the following details or entry may be forfeited:
(a) Title & composer of major work proposed for the Final, with total performance time (No changes to repertoire selection within the fortnight before the commencement of the heats);
(b) Names of all movements;
(c) Outline of proposed course of study;
(d) A 200-word biography in paragraph format (as a Word file, not printed) and a suitable photo (as a hi-resolution jpeg) for publicity.
(e) Video recording (if applicable)

The adjudicators are given this information at the heats and entrants will be informed if a work is considered unsuitable for the Final.

Entrants electing to participate in the heats via video recording are required to submit a recording of a performance made in 2021 (without edit). Those found in breach of this will be disqualified and possibly banned from entering this event in future years.
Email: pianoscholarship@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au if you have any questions relating to this audition method AND TO SEND ALL INFORMATION FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.

1. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Event is open to any pianist who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.
3. AT THE HEATS ALL ENTRANTS will be required to produce proof of age and residency before they are allowed to compete (e.g. birth certificate or an Australian or New Zealand passport or a permanent resident stamp. A driver's licence is not acceptable). Video submission will be asked to submit this with their online video entry.
4. FOUR FINALISTS AND TWO RESERVE FINALISTS will be selected from the heats. In awarding the Scholarship the adjudicators will take into consideration presentation, current level of achievement and potential.
5. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the preliminary heats only. No marks will be given on these reports.
6. The Scholarship will be awarded with $2,000 upon winning and the balance:
For Study In Australia - Eight equal instalments over two years;
For Study Overseas - Four equal instalments over one year.
7. The Scholarship must be taken within two years of winning and completed within two years thereafter or be forfeited. The payment of instalments is upon application to Sydney Eisteddfod with satisfactory reports of progress from the winner's teacher or teaching institution.
8. The Winner and Finalists must be easonably available for media interviews and to perform without fee in future Showcase performances nominated by and in the interest of Sydney Eisteddfod.

Total Prize Value Exceeds: $13,500

Winner: $12,000 ($2,000 cash plus $10,000 Scholarship) Sponsored by Kawai Australia.

Finalists (excluding place-getter): $500 each. Sponsored by The Estate of the late John Allison AM.

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, in consultation with their Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM or a representative, may offer one of the finalists a professional engagement with the WSO in the next two years, subject to availability and suitability with the WSO's concert programming.

Two Finalists will be invited to compete in the '2021 Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award Final (DATE: TBC) at The Founders Studio, Fine Music Sydney)'. Please refer to the conditions below for more information.

  • Piano Category Rules & Conditions
  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • 2021 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final- Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship
  • Video Submission Guidelines - Scholarships

Levels in this Event

Video Recording Submission Date 4/6/21  
Heats 20/6/21 Kawai Australia Showroom, St Leonards
Date: TBA Zenith Theatre

Each Session
Adult $23, Concession $19

General Session tickets are sold at the venue prior to the session. General Session seating is unreserved. Correct money for our Volunteer ticket sellers is appreciated. EFTPOS facilities now available. Tickets are available for purchase from 45 minutes prior to the session.

Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship Final ( $35.00 )Adult
Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship Final ( $30.00 )Concession

10 ~ Oscar Wong (Gold Coast, QLD)
11 ~ Joy Chen (Hurstville Grove, NSW)
16 ~ Calvin Abdiel (Epping, NSW)
34 ~ Joshua Han (Beaumont Hills, NSW)

RESERVE FINALISTS No 1: 21 ~ Ray Liang (Burwood East, VIC)
RESERVE FINALISTS No 2: 23 ~ Alex Zhang (Riverwood,NSW)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: 7 ~ Hannah Shin (Melbourne, VIC)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: 38 ~ Julia Gu (Epping, NSW)


Adult $35, Concession $30
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