Tradition continues

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Young Canadian pianist, Avan Yu, was awarded the most prestigious prize in Australia when he was announced as the winner of the 10th Sydney International Piano Competition at the Sydney Opera House in late July.

At just 24, Avan Yu has performed in various top venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, the Philharmonie in Berlin, as well as performances in Spain, Canada, France and the Netherlands.

Avan Yu has also performed with renowned conductors such as Rafael Fruehbeck de Burgos, Pinchas Zukerman, Bromwell Tovey and Christian Arming.

Following Avan Yu’s triumphant win, extensive tours are now taking place involving all prize winners of the competition. And the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre will once again play host to the outright winner – Avan Yu. Avan Yu will play on the brilliant Bosendorfer in the acoustic designed Richard Bonynge Concert Hall.

This tradition of the piano competition winner performing at The Joan has continued since 1977. Avan Yu will perform a repertoire from Chopin’s ‘Barcarolle’, Schumann’s ‘Fantasie’, Debussy’s ‘Etudes Premier Livre’ and Liszt’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody’.

The Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia is internationally recognised as one of the world’s great piano competitions.

Now locals have the privilege of seeing and hearing the brilliant Avan Yu in person at one of western Sydney’s most impressive concert venues.

Avan Yu plays live at The Joan this Saturday, August 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for concessions. To book or for more information call 4723 7600 or visit

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