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James Guan 27 yrs old from Sydney

What do you hope to get out of this Australian National Piano Award? Meet some awesome people, play some awesome music.

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Hank Xiang 26 years from Sydney

I’ve always enjoyed classical music and when I got accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium many years ago, the prospect of doing music professionally suddenly became very plausible. With the support of my professor, and fellow students around me, I began to realise that this is the lifestyle that I want.

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Enrico Mainas 21 yrs from Sydney

Enrico grew up in Maroubra in Sydney. He is currently undertaking Honours in hisfinal year of the Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and will finish at the end of 2018.

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David Soo - 25 years from Melbourne

Born and bred in Melbourne, David Soo is a full-time professional musician, completing an Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Joan Havill

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Berta Brozgul - 28 years from Melbourne

Berta Brozgul has had an extremely busy year, she tells us what she has been doing leading up to the 2018 Award

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Alexander Yau - 23 years old from Sydney

Alexander Yau has been rehearsing for two years to get into the Australian National Piano Award. We are looking forward to hearing him perform. He reveals what makes him tick . . . .

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Australian National Piano Award 2016 Winner, Tony Lee

Watch this brief clip of Australian National Piano Award 2016 Winner, Tony Lee, as he plays Sonata in B flat major, Op.27 No1 (Ludwig van Beethoven) and Sonata in B flat major, Op.38 (Sergei Prokofiev).

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Erna Werner

Erna Werner, one of the founding members of the Australian National Piano Award, died on September 15 in Geelong following a short illness. ANPA President, Darryl Coote, paid tribute to Erna as one of the co-founders of the Award and as the person who had suggested the need for a major national piano competition.

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Highly individual & masterful performances

 “Highly individual & masterful performances which communicated much to us all” – Tony Lee Wins 2016 Australian National Piano Award

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Tony Lee scores 1st place for 2016

Tony Lee from Sydney won the 2016 Australian National Piano Award. Coming a close second was Peter de Jager from Melbourne and an exceptional third place was Oliver She from Brisbane.

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