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The Piano Event offers sections covering contemporary, classical, improvisation, chamber music and period compositions across both age and grading classifications.

2024 Open Piano Championship
First Prize $5,000 – Second Prize $2,000 – Third Prize $1,000
Sunday 25 August, Wesley Music Centre, 22 National Circuit Forrest ACT

*ENTRIES CLOSE Friday 9 August 2024*

New arrangements are in place for the 2024 Open Piano Championship.

The Open Piano Championship Final (now P005) will consist of a Preliminary Round and a Final Round.  Four contestants will be selected from the Preliminary Round to perform in the Final Round – the Open Piano Championship.

The Open Piano Championship will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 25 August 2024.

Previous entrants awarded First Place in the Open Piano Championship (formerly P001) will not be eligible to enter.

Event Dates

18 years, Saturday 24 August
Open Piano Championship sections, Sunday 25 August
7 – 15 years, Wed 28 August – Sunday 1 September


Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest ACT
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Entries open Saturday 1 June 2024
Entries close Friday 9 August 2024
Entry is via STARDOM:

Piano Entry Guide (Syllabus)

The entry guide, formerly syllabus, provides details about the sections, rules and adjudicators for the event. 

The 2024 Piano Entry Guide now available.

More information can be obtained by contacting the event director on the number below or by completing the contact form on the Contact page.

Results of previous Piano Eisteddfods can be found on Winners • Australian National Eisteddfod


The 2023 Piano Programme available here

Media Release – 2023 Piano Eisteddfod September 2023

How to Enter

Entry is via STARDOM:

Piano Entry Guide

The 2022 Piano Entry Guide can be downloaded here.


The 2023 Piano Programme available here
Media Release – 2023 Piano Eisteddfod September 2023

Event Director

The Director, formerly convenor, of the Piano Event is a volunteer and will respond to your enquiries as soon as possible. The director can be contacted on the number below:

Di Miley – 0416 719 406

Piano Sponsors

The Piano Event with the support of the ACT Keyboard Association thanks our sponsors for their ongoing financial support of the division.
Mrs Dianne Anderson AM
Mrs Jennifer Rowland
Peter and Faye Grant