Celebrating Chopin at The Art Gallery of Ballarat – The Margaret Schofield Memorial Prize

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Celebrating Chopin at the Gallery is one of Australia’s most prestigious piano competitions. It is part of the annual Royal South Street Society Ballarat Eisteddfod and is held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

The competition attracts the best young pianists (16 to 33 years) from around the country who compete for a prize pool of $10,000.

Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite music in one of Ballarat’s most beautiful venues.

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31 Aug - 01 Sep

Art Gallery Ballarat

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350


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