The 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition honours the unjustly forgotten Australian pianist Edward Cahill (1885-1975)

To honour the memory of my great uncle, the once renowned but now unjustly forgotten Australian concert pianist Edward Cahill (1885-1975), the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition have generously awarded the



Donated by the Friends of Chopin Australia

This prize and the overall 2nd Prize in the entire competition was won by the impressive Belarusian pianist 

Uladzislau Khandohi

Uladzislau Khandohi was born in Minsk, Belarus, to a family of musicians—dulcimer players. When his parents noticed him picking out melodies on the piano at the age of 7, they took him to music school, where he progressed quickly; he won his first grand prix (at the Mendzelevskaya Open City Competition for young pianists in Mogilev) at age 10, and the first prize of the Sviridov Competition for Young Performers in St. Petersburg a year later.  

In 2013, he entered the Republican Music College of the Belarusian State Academy of Music, after which he became a laureate of many international competitions, including first-prize wins at Kazakhstan’s International Astana Piano Passion Competition; International Nutcracker Television Contest; and International Sviridov Competition. In 2016, he reached the finals of the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition in Salt Lake City and recorded his first solo album.

Now 20, Uladzislau has performed in Belarus, Russia, Spain, Italy, and France. He has studied with Natalia Trull at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory since 2020. He most recently won the 2021 editions of the Ferrol International Piano Competition in Spain and the Sanremo International Piano Competition in Italy. 

(The Cliburn 2022 Competition Competitors)

You can hear his competition performances here:

Preliminaries Round 1:

Preliminaries Round 2:

Semi-Finals Round 1:

Semi-Finals Round 2:

Finals Round 1:

Finals Round 2: 

(In the Finals Round 2 above Kahndohi in an impressive performance of the Beethoven Concerto No 3 in C minor Op.37 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Umberto Clerici)

The Prize Winners ceremony is also available here:

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You may read more about Edward Cahill if you refer to my recent biography of his extraordinarily glamorous life and listen to his stylish playing here:

The book is available direct from the publisher here:

and on Amazon worldwide 


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