Full day filming with the ABC so much fun

7.30 have been with us all day getting the colour, the people, the pianists and a behind the scenes look at this year's Australian National Piano Award. This arts story will go to air this Friday night. Stay tuned.

Ben Austin & Adam Herd
Ben Austin and Adam Herd having a chat about their first round - Ben is a Tasmanian who has spent some time in Queensland and there he met Adam Herd. They are old mates in the classical world. Adam Herd has flown in from Finland to compete

Adam Herd was interviewed fresh off the stage with fellow musician, Ben Austin - they're old friends and talked about what it feels like to go for gold.  Both performed this afternoon and were still pumped up after two exceptional recitals.

Berta Brozgul gave us her insights and routines for preparing for this major event and how to keep mentally and physically fit.

Alex Raineri got up earlier than usual to have toast and coffee with his billet family (the Turnbulls) - we got to meet the gorgeous people who make the pianists as comfortable, welcome and treated like part of the family whilst they are in Shepparton.   Lots of fun this morning and lots of colour - Alex you're a champion.