“It is extraordinary to think there are now almost a hundred new Australian piano pieces available as a result of this competition. The range of styles was striking – something for everyone – and I hope many of the works will find performers and listeners in the near future. ”Piers Lane
Following the announcement of the winners of Composing the Future, we look forward to the premieres of these new works across Australia in 2022, marking the 45th anniversary of The Sydney International Piano Competition.
Colin Spiers was awarded the first prize of $20,000 with his winning composition titled ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’, which is a work inspired by a surrrealist painting. It’s in four movements, just under twenty minutes in length and is dazzling pianistically. Mr Spiers’ work will receive a world premiere by Italian/Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev, the winner of the 2021 Sydney International Online Piano Competition, during his national tour in October and November this year.
Each of the jury members also selected a work, which they will perform publicly in 2022.
Premiere dates will be added below as they are announced.
First Prize Winner
Jury Prize Winners
Upcoming ConcertsBuy Tickets
Colin Spiers – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Martin Lass – Journey to Sydney – Snapshots of an Uncommon Childhood
Justin Williams – Three Intermezzi
Tristan Coelho – Ice Monuments
Sam Wu – Tiny Forests
Peggy Polias – Sonata: Ode