New Zealand’s premiere international festival for young and up-and-coming artists
Young Artists Programme
Aimed for advanced students who well into their music learning, with ABRSM Grade 8* and above or equivalent, aged 26 and under.
Chamber Music Programme, including orchestra and chamber music coaching
Solo Programme (piano and strings), including masterclass with visiting artist (limited space)
Students have public performance opportunities and access to all public concerts, lectures, and festival events.
Audition: submit a short video link or perform a live audition. Submitted videos can be in the format of YouTube or Vimeo links, shared Dropbox links or MP4 video files.
Live auditions will be on November 2.
Please indicate on the application form whether you are submitting a tape or auditioning so we can contact you accordingly.
* Students with ABRSM Grade 5 to 7, or equivalent, can apply the Piano Solo Progarmme in Auckland only.
Rising Stars Programme & Competition
Aimed for beginner/intermediate students who recently started on their music training. No minimum requirement, aged 5 to 17.
Two Instrumental Category:
Piano & Strings (Violin, Viola and Cello),
Free choice of repertoire, maximum 2 pieces.
Group A: Age 7 and under, under 3 minutes
Group B: Age 8-11, under 5 minutes
Group C: Age 12-17, under 10 minutes
Preliminary round will be on Saturday 2 November. Selected students will compete in the final round during the festival in January 2020, with the award ceremony at the closing gala concert.
Festival participants will have public performance opportunities and access to all public concerts, lectures, and festival events.
Non-refundable entry fee $50, which is included as part of the festival fee, if student decided to attend the festival.
Registration for International Students
Detailed programme options and application forms can be requested
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