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Registration Type

There are two types of applicants for the 2020 NZIYAF: Young Artists and Rising Stars.

Young Artists

Young Artists are students who have completed Grade 8+ and may participate in the Solo Piano Programme, String Programme, or Chamber Music Programme.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars are beginner and intermediate students, who have not completed Grade 8.  You will have the chance to partake in music competition and  masterclasses , as well as perform in public and observe concerts during the Festival.

About NZIYAF in Wellington


Jan. 20 - 24

Full week of exciting public concerts,

masterclass and workshops, 

orchestra experiences, fun tours, 

plus a special Rising Stars competition!

*All events are subject to change. 

Public Showcase and Concerts

  • Piano Fun Concert

  • Michael Endres in Concert

  • Te Papa String Extravaganza​

  • Cable Car Fun Concert

  • Festival Showcase Concert at Shed 6

  • Festival Gala Concert at Shed 6


Rising Stars Competition

Exclusive Tours

  • RNZB Tour

  • Park Road Post Tour

  • Cable Car Guided Tour


Interactive Workshops

  • Stage presentation and performance etiquette workshop  

  • Chamber Music Workshop

  • Various instrumental specific workshops and masterclasses

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