Applicants to The Sydney 2023 are encouraged to explore the range of new Australian works entered into the 2021 Composing the Future competition for inclusion in their Preliminary Round Recital programs. All works listed on list page meet the criteria of being composed after 1 January 2000 and applicants should check that the duration is of 7 minutes or longer. We encourage applicants to make email contact with the composer directly as in some cases you may even be giving the premiere in 2023!
The Sydney has a history of commissioning renowned Australian composers to write works to be played by all competitors in the Competition. In 2016, Artistic Director Piers Lane AO decided, while making the performance of an Australian work the only compulsory requirement in the solo rounds of The Sydney, to make the choice of that work entirely the competitors’ own, hoping that a wider range of Australian works would be explored and performed.