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Sydney Organ Competition

Open Section

For Conditions of Entry, click here

The Open Section is open to organists 35 years of age and under on 3 August 2024

Entry Fee 

AUD $125 (non-refundable)

Closing Entry Date 

Saturday 3 August 2024

Public Finalist Recital 

Monday 7 October 2024, 7pm - St James’ King Street

Audience Entry

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the competition via EFTPOS or cash.


First Prize: $4,000 

The First Prize comprises the Vincent Sheppard Memorial Prize of $2,500

and The June Nixon prize of $1500

Second Prize: John Brown Memorial Award $1000  

Third Prize:  Jesse Lyle Marsh Award $500

Dr June Nixon Prize: $3000


Round 1: Daniel Moult, Sarah Kim, Ronny Krippner

Round 2: Daniel Justin, Simon Niemiński


Round 1:  A recording with playing time not to exceed 25 minutes

Two works comprising:

• J.S. Bach – Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 

• Louis Vierne — final movement from one of the six symphonies

Round 2: Public Finalists’ Recital

Playing time must not be less than 30 minutes or more than 40 minutes.

Three works, comprising:

• Any major work by J.S. Bach

• A work written between 1800 and 1940

• Any work written after 1940

No work, or part of a work from Round 1, may be repeated in Round 2.  The word “work” includes multi-movement pieces as well as a selection of movements from a work.

Previous year played piece(s) are not allowed for the same contestant.  

The program for both Rounds must demonstrate a variety of styles, textures and moods and the order of the works is at the competitor’s discretion.  In Round 2, the competitor should demonstrate an awareness of suitable programming.

First Round Adjudication

Adjudicators will be asked to return their assessments by Monday 26 August, 2024 and finalists (maximum of 3) will be announced by Friday 30 August, 2024. All competitors will be given comments regarding their performances. In Round 1, the competitor’s identity will not be known to the adjudicators.

Overseas Competitors

We welcome interstate/overseas competitors. All travel and accommodation costs are the competitor’s responsibility.

For Conditions of Entry, click here