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Interview: Young pianists to slug out Australian National Piano Award

Classical pianist Ben Austin is one of 13 pianists under the age of 30 competing for the Australian National Piano Award, held in Shepparton, Victoria.

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Warming up the Steinway for Television

Ben Austin one of our finalists for this year's Award was gracious enough to get out of bed early (not a small thing for a muso who went to bed after 2am from rehearsals!).

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Quick clip: Ben Austin

Here's a short clip of 2014 competitor, Ben Austin, filmed during his interview with ABC News.

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Two of us - Good Weekend Magazine story

Iranian-born Amir Farid, 32, a professional pianist, has been friends with Daphne Turnbull, 70, a retired dancer, since he was billeted in her home 10 years ago. At the time, Amir was a contestant in the Australian National Piano Award held each year in Shepparton, Victoria.

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Young musical talent to spread her wings

BERTA Brozgul’s selection to compete in a prestigious competition was music to her ears.

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Shepparton maestros invited to play at La Trobe

La Trobe University put on a three day piano show to recognise local piano playing talent - putting us in the music mood the upcoming Award

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Dynamic Ballerinas & Awesome Thomas Hill launch

Brilliant Shepparton launch event - rolling out more than red carpets for the Award . delicious reds, vibrant yellow ribbons, artistic dancing, and precious music played

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Amazing launch event at Government House

Around 140 guests travelled to Government House in Melbourne - to hear the music, to meet the pianists, to mingle over delicious morning tea.

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13 Finalists Announced Today for 2014 Award

To be recognised as the nation’s best, up and coming classical pianist is a title that many performers would relish - and this year 13 finalists are preparing to own it.

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Watch our music clip showcasing our 2012 finalists

This video showcases the finalists from our 2012 competition.

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