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Young Artists Concerto Competition

The Young Artists concerto competition is open to all piano students in two age groups. Each group will have one compulsory concerto movement, as competition repertoire.

Concerto A: Under age 13

Concerto B: Age 14-18


Applicants are required to submit a video recording of the concerto movement online.


Three finalists will be chosen in each group to perform the concerto movement with orchestra in Wellington. 

Non-refundable application fee $50.

Rising Stars Competition

The New Zealand Music Competition's Rising Stars category is open to beginner and intermediate piano students in four age groups. Rising Stars are students who have recently embarked on their music studies.

Piano A: Age: 7 - 8, Max. 5 minutes

Piano B: Age: 9 - 10, Max. 8 minutes

Piano C: Age: 11 - 13, Max.10 minutes

Piano D: Age: 14 - 18, Max.12 minutes


Non-refundable application fee $50.

Registration for International Students


Detailed programme options and application forms can be requested

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