Donate a Prize

Be part of the next competition with us

Piano+ welcomes individuals and businesses who would like to contribute to the Sydney International Piano Competition, a globally significant Australian event, by donating a cash prize. Prizes carry acknowledgement of their donors and provide the opportunity for the donor to present their prize during the award giving ceremony.  The next live Sydney International Piano Competition will take place in 2026. 

This Australia competition has proudly produced some of the world’s greatest pianists and welcomed many great international pianists to Sydney as competitors, guest artists, jury members or collaborators.  Your donation of a cash prize could make a potentially life-changing difference in a young musician’s life through a tangible reward for their excellence, hard work and dedication.

Competition prizes continue to be named in honour of significant and influential Australian pianists: e.g. the Ernest Hutcheson First Prize, the Percy Grainger Second Prize or the Eileen Joyce Best Overall Concerto prize. The People’s Choice Prize is named after Rex Hobcroft AM who founded the competition with Claire Dan AM, OBE in 1977. 

View the list of prizes for the 2023 competition

To discuss donating a prize to the 2026 Sydney International Piano Competition, please contact: 

Head of Philanthropy