The Sydney Piano Marathon

COVID-19 may have put paid to the 2020 Sydney International Piano Competition taking place in July 2020 but we were thrilled to bring you The Sydney Piano Marathon instead.

From Thursday 23 July, 7.30pm AEST to Sunday 26 July, viewers from around the world joined us for a 69.5 hour running webstream of the entire 2016 competition right here on our website. We saw every competitor, every round as well as fresh content from some of our 2016 laureates, our 2020 competitors and other friends and supporters of The Sydney.

Our video production partners 5Stream very generously donated their services to make this Marathon possible, as well as other valued partners. This way, we continued to stay true to our mission of supporting the world’s greatest young musicians as they embark on their performance careers. If you enjoyed the webstream, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation, of any amount, to sustain The Sydney through this difficult time.


Want to (re)watch the Marathon?

If you missed The Sydney Piano Marathon or wish to relive the magic of those nearly 70 hours, explore the below information to find the schedule for The Sydney Piano Marathon and the 2016 program, videos of 2016 performances, the new messages and interviews. If you’d like to receive our Looking Back Documentaries, please subscribe to our mailing list to receive one each month, right to your inbox.

Video Playlists

2016 Preliminary Rounds Playlist

2016 Semi-Final Rounds Playlist

2016 Final Rounds Playlist


Day-by-Day Detailed Schedules: AEST Detailed Schedules: Other Time Zones Learn more about The Sydney
Thursday Only: Download Moscow, London, New York 2016 Competitors and Jury Members
Friday Only: Download Australian Time Zones Upcoming Competition
Saturday Only: Download Past Competitions
Sunday Only: Download Donate a Prize or Join Club 32

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