The Sydney International Piano Competition has announced the names of the 32 competitors who will compete in the event which was originally to have taken place in July this year. The organisers announced earlier this week that the 12th iteration of the Sydney International Piano Competition, which normally runs every four years, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the organisers are working to find new dates, at this point the competition is likely to take place in 2021.

Tony Lee Tony Lee is one of three Australian competitors in the 12th Sydney International Piano Competition

If a competitor has exceeded the age limit of 32 by the time the competition takes place, they will still be permitted to compete, due to the extraordinary circumstances.

The pool comprises six women and 26 men, from countries including Canada, Hungary, Ukraine, China, Switzerland, France, Italy, Russia, Japan, Korea, Uzbekistan and Brazil. China leads the charge with seven competitors, followed closely by Russia with six, then Canada, Japan and Australia with three each.

The three Australian pianists who made the cut are seasoned players. Kevin Chow was a finalist in the ABC...