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

Friday 5 August 6:00pm

Venue: Zenith Theatre, Chatswood

Event Ages: 17 to 26 years

Event Type: Solo

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

Status: Entries Closed

Works must be prepared and performed from memory as follows:

* Heats: 
- By Video Recording ONLY. One work. Total Performance Time of up to 10 minutes.

 * Semi-Final: 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)

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

Entrants MUST EMAIL: pianoscholarship@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au NO LATER THAN Monday 30 May 2022, 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). The adjudicators are given this information at the heats and entrants will be informed if a work is considered unsuitable for the Final;
(b) Names of all movements;
(c) Outline of proposed course of study;
(d) A 200-word biography in paragraph format (as a WORD document, not printed) and a suitable photo (as a hi-resolution jpeg) for publicity.
(e) Your preferred COLOUR publicity picture (if you have one) as a JPEG FILE – in HIGH RESOLUTON.
(f) Video recording + A copy of their birth certificate or passport.

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 2022 (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. Please indicate under 'Notes' on your entry form if you have currently applied for PR status and when you expect to hear from the appropriate authorities.
3. WHEN SUBMITTING 'HEATS' VIDEO 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).
4. FOUR FINALISTS AND TWO RESERVE FINALISTS will be selected from the semi-finals. 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 reasonably available for media interviews and to perform without fee in future Showcase performances nominated by and in the interest of Sydney Eisteddfod.
9. Please also refer to Item 11 under the Piano Rules & Conditions of Entry. Your entry is accepted under these conditions.

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 '2022 Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award Final (DATE: TBC) at The Founders Studio, Fine Music Sydney)'. Please refer to the conditions below for more information.

Fine Music Sydney has joined with Sydney Eisteddfod to select one or two Finalists from this event who will be invited to compete in the '2022 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Award Final' with the Winner representing the State in their 'National Finals (DATE & VENUE: TBC)'.

Age limit for entrants is 16-26 years as at 31 December 2022. Finalists must be Australian or New Zealand permanent residents and have resided in the state of New South Wales for at least twelve (12) months prior to 30 November 2022 in order to represent NSW in the YVA State and National Finals. They must also not have been entered into a competition hosted by another MBS Station in 2022. Previous winners are also not eligible.

Repertoire for State Final:
Selected Finalists must prepare at least two contrasting items, with
a total maximum duration of up to 15 minutes. Finalists need to understand that the timing will be strictly monitored. Fine Music Sydney broadcasts primarily classical and jazz music. Finalists should keep this in mind when choosing their repertoire.

Finalists will be provided more information upon selection and after accepting their nomination.

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • Piano Category Rules & Conditions
  • Video Submission Guidelines - Scholarships

Levels in this Event

Heats 30/5/22 Video Submission
Semi-Final 30/6/22 Independent Theatre, North Sydney
5/8/22 - 6:00pm Zenith Theatre, Chatswood

Sydney Eisteddfod is going cashless for your safety. EPTPOS facilities will be available. No surcharge will be applied. Tickets are available for purchase on the day from 45 minutes prior to the session.

If you pre-purchase your tickets, please pick up your tickets at the front desk on the night of the event. 

We are also delighted to announce that Sydney Eisteddfod are partnering with The Australian Digital Concert Hall in 2022 and will be broadcasting the Kawai Piano Scholarship Finals. 

Should you, for whatever reason, be unable to attend the finals in person, you may purchase a ticket for $24 at the link below:

This ticket entitles the holder to watch the event live and provides access to the footage for 72 hours from the morning after the event.

2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship Final ( $35.00 )Adult
2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship Final ( $30.00 )Concession
Tickets apply for Pension, Seniors & Student card holders
2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship Final ( $20.00 )Child/Youth
Tickets apply for all patrons 18 years & under

S/F ~ 31 Oscar Wong (Gold Coast, QLD)
S/F ~ 35 Winnie Su (Ryde)
S/F ~ 43 Ruby Luck (Highgate Hill, QLD)
S/F ~ 24 Amanda Pang (Box Hill, VIC)
S/F ~ 32 Maryann Gou (Auburn)
S/F ~ 46 Joshua Han (Beaumont Hills)
S/F ~ 44 Annie Ma (Hurstville)
S/F ~ 33Joy Chen (Hurstville Grove)
S/F ~ 27 Yenny Jap (Sydney)

These results are believed to be correct at the time of posting. Any error or omission is regretted. Circumstances may require alteration to this list without notice. Semi – Finalists will perform in the order listed.