Play it Again, John

Auckland University student John Chen was the overall winner at the 8th Sydney International Piano Competition, held June 30 – July 17. The 18-year-old competed against 36 rigorously selected players from around the world, eventually walking away with $43,000 in prize money and the chance for international stardom. The Sydney event has been staged every 4 years since 1977 and is regarded as one of the most prestigious of its kind.


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