Competition Director

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Jian Liu

Dr. Jian Liu is an internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician, and educator, and has performed and taught throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He is currently the Programme Director of Classical Performance and Head of Piano Studies at New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington

Violin Adjudicators

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Martin Riseley

New Zealand violinist Martin Riseley studied at Juilliard with Dorothy DeLay, where he completed Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees. He has played chamber music with some of the leading musicians of our time, including Pinchas Zukerman, Yo Yo Ma and John Kimura Parker. In 2015 he was also appointed Concertmaster of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the Head of Strings at New Zealand School of Music.

Jessica Oddie

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Iryna Ionenko

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Cathy Irons