14 Jun Royal South Street Society partners with Schimmel Pianos
Melbourne, AU – The Royal South Street Society Ballarat is delighted to announce a new partnership with Schimmel Pianos Australia. The iconic society, which has been providing a leading standard in performance competition for over 125 years, has proudly re-named its famous piano competition the Schimmel Pianoforte Competition.
All competitors will get to play on the magnificent new Schimmel K 219 Konzert grand piano, which will be brought in especially for South Street. The instrument was built in Braunschweig Germany and offers the pinnacle in piano engineering and performance. The piano has been supplied by Schimmel’s Melbourne dealer, Bernies Music Land.
The Pianoforte competition at Royal South Street attracts pianists Australia wide, and has launched many young performers’ careers. The event runs from August 7th to 9th in Ballarat.
Visit the Royal South Street Society for more information and to enter.
Royal South Street Society acknowledges the generosity of Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family, who have honoured the Society with sponsorship of this section in memory of their mother, Margaret Schofield, OAM.
This competition is open to any pianist 16 to 32 years who has been a resident in Australia for two years prior to the event. Competitors are required to present at least two significant works which may include an Etude, a Ballade, Sonata Movement, Scherzo, the Barcarolle, or a similar large work. Performance time required is a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes.