Recording Venues

Are you preparing to record your entry to The Sydney Piano Lovers’ Competition? The recording should be of excellent technical quality to give yourself the best opportunity to present your musicianship to our jury. This means performing on a good quality piano (in tune!), with the piano lid open and preferably recording with a video camera.

To help with this, we’ve included the contact details provided for some of our piano partners who have indicated their stores are available for you to complete your recording in. Please note, it is not a requirement to use these studios and you can record your entry in another location, including your home. 

The Sydney Piano Lovers’

Suggested Recording Venues


Theme and Variations Piano Services
451 Willoughby Road, Willoughby NSW 2068
Ara Vartoukian
02 9958 9888

Australian Piano Warehouse Sydney
Katherine Ly
285 Penshurst Street, North Willoughby, NSW, 2065

Australia Piano World Sydney
Phone: 02 9882 6618
390 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood, NSW 2067


Australia Piano World – Dandenong
Phone: 03 8774 3388
1/200 Princes Hwy, Dandenong, VIC 3175


Australian Piano Warehouse Brisbane
Garry Smith
28-30 Douglas Street, Milton, QLD, 4064

Gold Coast

Australia Piano World – Gold Coast
Phone: 07 5528 1223
8 Case Street, Southport, QLD 4215


Australian Piano Warehouse Perth
Daniel Firkin
334 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth, WA, 6006


Winston Music Adelaide
Sam Blanchard-Jackson
87 Winston Avenue, Daw Park, SA, 5041

Are you a recording studio or piano store interested in being listed to support applicants to The Sydney Piano Lovers’ Competition? Contact us here with the details.

  • Total time of recording(s) must not be less than 5 minutes nor more than 15 minutes.
  • The video must show the face and hands of the entrant at all times  and be recorded in landscape. 
  • The video may be a single, unedited recording of the entrant, or may consist of separate unedited recordings.
  • Multiple cameras are allowed as long as the performance itself is unedited, but one camera angle is acceptable.
  • Different pieces may be recorded on different occasions, but all recordings must be made after 26 January 2022
  • The recording should be of excellent technical quality.
  • Post-production affecting the sound quality is permitted but must be stated.
  • Videos may be made available online and used for publicity (with each entrant’s permission). Therefore sound, video quality and background should be carefully considered.
  • It is highly recommended that the video is recorded on a piano. Where that is not possible a digital piano with pedals attached (eg. Yamaha YPD144R, Kawai CN35, Roland HP702DR) is acceptable. An electric keyboard or other keyboard instrument is not permitted.
  • To ensure best quality sound, the piano lid should be opened during the performance