2018 - The Cash & Prizes Up for Grabs for the Award

There are substantial prizes for the pianists - who are competing in this national competition. $68,000 in cash and prizes to be exact. Donated by incredibly generous sponsors and they are worth recognising.

Prizes – 2018 Australian National Piano Award

FIRST PRIZE - Total Value $27,000

$22,000 - The City of Greater Shepparton Prize

The winner will also be awarded a bursary of $5,000 for further music career development – The Daphne and Ross Turnbull Bursary

SECOND PRIZE - Total Value $13,000

$10,000 - The Fairley Foundation Prize.    The winner will be awarded also a bursary of $3,000 for further music career development – The Daphne and Ross Turnbull Bursary                            

THIRD PRIZE Total Value - $7,000

$5,000 - The Beleura, John Tallis Prize.    The winner will be awarded also a bursary of $2,000 for further music career development – The Daphne and Ross Turnbull Bursary

NOTE all other finalists selected to play, who were not awarded first, second or third prize and who performed in all their required recital sessions, will receive $500 courtesy of GV Hearing Clinic

Special Prizes:

For the best performance of the music of JS Bach - The Shepparton News Prize - $1,000

For the best performance of the music of Mozart or Beethoven the Leona and Bruce Sterling Prize - $1,000

For the best performance of the music of Haydn or Schubert – the Jenny Houlihan Prize of $1,000.

For the best performance of the music of Chopin the Pam Wells Prize $1,000  

For the best performance of music from the Romantic era (excluding Chopin) or for the first half of the 20th century The Horton Family Prize - $1,000  

Andreadis Family Australian Composition Prize - $5,000 - For the best performance of music written in or after 1951. The winner will receive $5,000 to commission a work by an Australian composer, with the intention that the work be performed by the recipient.

The Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice - $5,000 (donated by Dr. Ron Speechley)

The Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice is donated by Dr. Ron Speechley in memory of his wonderful wife Lorna nee Ducat who is proud to be the daughter of the family who established the Airlie Dairy and has been a graduate of the School of Nursing at the Mooroopna Base Hospital.

All pianists performed two recitals, then five pianists were selected for the semi-final, demonstrating their understanding and range of skills; technical mastery, style, emotional and intellectual interpretations of the following musical styles: From Baroque music up to and including J.S. Bach, Classic music after J.S. Bach, including the music of Beethoven or Schubert, French Impressionistic music and all music of the 20th Century up to 1950 to Contemporary music composed after 1950.  Plus, entrants included one Australian work in their first or second recital.  

PAST WINNERS (holding the ‘winner’ title for two years)

2016               Tony Lee, New South Wales
2014               Alex Raineri, Queensland
2012               Daniel de Borah, Victoria
2010               Jocelyn Ho, New South Wales
2008               Jayson Gillham, Queensland
2006               Amir Farid, Victoria
2004               Matthew Kam, Victoria
2002               Anna Carson, Queensland & Richard Jackson, Victoria
2000               Kristian Chong, Victoria & Kenji Fujimura, Victoria
1998               Edit Goldner, Victoria
1996               Lance Coburn, Queensland & Mark Kruger, Queensland
1994               Clemens Leske Jnr, South Australia
1992               Catherine Davis, New South Wales & Mark McGee, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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