At last, ‘The Sydney’ is back. Not since 2016 has the city given a live welcome to one of its most distinctive artistic events: the Sydney International Piano Competition. After frustrating years of virtual activity, planning insecurity, and structural rethinking, Piano-Plus (Piano+) has emerged as the umbrella body for presenting a wide range of competition, festival, touring, and educational activities. As its chair, Virginia Braden, said at Wednesday’s Opening Gala, under these new auspices there will be musical opportunities ‘for everyone, young and old’. But the Competition remains its central feature.