Regional Touring – 2019 End of Financial Year Campaign

“…seeing Oxana perform and receiving feedback and advice from a world class professional was a unique experience … the memory will last a lifetime…”
– Oxana Shevchenko masterclass participant, Bunbury WA

Over the last three years finalists from the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition have performed across regional Australia from Alice Springs to Warrnambool, QLD to WA and so many places in between. These international musicians, who perform at the most prestigious venues across the world, have clocked up thousands of kilometres travelling to audiences across the country who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to see musicians of this calibre perform.

We want to continue to build audiences for classical music and inspire young musicians across the country and to do so we need your help. Your donation will enable us to continue to undertake tours of regional Australia with our visiting artists, offering performances, masterclasses and school visits to local communities.

Donate Now

Recent Tours

Andrey Gugnin

Andrey Gugnin rehearses in Ukaria, SA on his 2017 Australia tour

Following his triumph in The Sydney 2016, Andrey returned to Australia to undertake an epic 65 day tour of regional NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, NT and WA. During this time he performed 33 concerts and gave masterclasses at a number of regional venues. This trail blazing tour for the Competition took Andrey across the country, creating relationships with regional venues which have been built on for future ventures. Regional touring is now an integral part of the work of The Sydney allowing us to take these young musicians out to audiences across the country, inspiring young performers and satisfying the audiences thirst for world class performers. The tours are not only a learning and development experience for our artists but help to build on the love of classical music in these local communities. Your donation will help us continue to build these relationships, maintaining and growing our audiences across Australia.

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev begins his 2018 tour with a concert in Alice Springs, NT

Russian 2016 finalist, Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, covered regional NSW, VIC, TAS, NT and QLD on his inaugural tour of Australia in 2018. Performing to over 2,500 people over 18 concerts Arseny covered over 22,000 kms. Starting in Alice Springs, where Andrey performed in 2017, Arseny took his program of Chopin, Liszt and Grieg to Tasmania, across regional VIC & NSW up to QLD and then returning to perform his final concerts in Melbourne and Sydney. During this time he held six masterclasses for aspiring young pianists, sharing his expertise and experiences. He even had time to take a day to visit Australia Zoo and see some of the local wildlife! Tours such as these are an integral part of The Sydney. Building relationships with our artists, offering them opportunities to extend their performance experiences and building audiences for the Competition across the country. Every donation will help to ensure that these opportunities for artists and audiences alike can continue.

Oxana Shevchenko

Oxana Shevchencko speaks to music students during a school visit in Bunbury, WA

In April 2019, 2016 finalist Oxana Shevchenko undertook a 30 day tour of WA and Victoria, covering over 13,000 kms.  During this time she gave nine concerts and eight masterclasses and visited a number of local schools to talk to music classes and aspiring pianists about being a professional musician, and give them performance feedback.  She also undertook a week long residency at UWA working with four chamber music groups, culminating with a concerto performance with the Wind Ensemble.  To see a more from Oxana’s experience, read her blog from her recent visit here. Oxana shared experiences and offered advice to over 70 young music students during her trip. To ensure that the Competition can build on these tours, offer more concert and masterclass experiences to more students across regional Australia please consider a donation to our appeal. Every donation will make a difference.

Donation Form

To ensure we can continue to offer these unique experiences to these aspiring musicians and music lovers young and old we need your support. Please consider making a donation today.

The Sydney is a tax deductible fund listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations under the subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.  All donations over $2 are tax deductible.