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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 EDWARD CAHILL AWARD FOR THE BEST PIANIST IN THE  PRELIMINARIES RECITAL 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, af