2017 Finalists



After an exhilarating and exhausting Round 3, we are pleased to announce the four outstanding young pianists selected to enter the Final Round of the 2017 Competition, scheduled for Friday 15th September.

Over the coming week, the finalists will go into intensive rehearsals with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Gerard Schwarz, culminating in our gala final concert on Friday.  The evening will conclude with the presentation of prizes by His Excellency The Hon. Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland.

The 2017 Finalists:

Rio Kai Rui (performing Rachmaninov – Concerto Op 30 No. 3 in D minor)

Oscar Wong  (performing Tchaikovsky Concerto Op 23 No. 1 in B flat minor)

Siyu Sun (performing Rachmaninoff Concerto Op 18 No. 2 in C minor)

Calvin Abdiel  (performing Tchaikovsky Concerto Op 23 No. 1 in B flat minor)

IMAGE: 2017 Finalists, pictured at the end of Round 3 performances: (left to right – Siyu Sun, Calvin Abdiel, Rio Kai Rui, Oscar Wong)