Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition

Joining the Friends

Becoming a Friend is easy and is an important and fulfilling way to support the Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney). Members receive regular newsletters, discounts on all Friends’ events and special ticket offers for The Sydney in 2027.

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

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 Sydney every three years, the Friends hold regular concerts and events to support the fundraising strategies of The Sydney and in 2027 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 Sydney, but in addition, volunteer support for administration, ushering and hospitality during The Sydney itself.


General and Activity Enquiries
Elizabeth Grey: Send email

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

The Council

Hon Bronwyn Bishop AO
Jennifer Harris
Deputy President
Glenys Granger
Senior Vice President
Connie McManus
Terry Mackin
Treasurer & Public Officer, Membership & Booking Officer

General Members of the Council

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

Up coming events

Special recital by 19th century pianists

The President The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop AO and the Friends Council have great pleasure in inviting you to a recital of reproducing piano rolls presented by Dr Peter Phillips on Sunday 5th  May 2024 at 3pm at Ampico Towers, 47 Station Street, Newtown.


Newtown NSW
Ampico Towers
5 May 2024