New Zealand’s Most Prestigious International Music Competition Returns
Sheena Haywood

New Zealand’s Most Prestigious International Music Competition Returns

The violins are back! After a four-year COVID hiatus, New Zealand’s globally regarded Michael Hill International Violin Competition returns in June 2023. Violin and classical music lovers haven’t been able to experience the thrilling, formerly biennial (now triennial) event since 2019. Considered an ‘Olympics of the violin world’, 16 of the very best 18- to 26-year-old violinists from all over the world battle it out in Queenstown, and then Auckland. Their goal? To be selected by the prestigious…

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Thirty young semi-finalists have been selected for the combined Lewis Eady National Piano Competition and National String Competition, presented by The Hill Family Foundation for Art and Music which kicks off in Auckland on 3 and 4 September at the University of Auckland School of Music.

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Trust launches Instrument Bank for Kiwis

The Michael Hill Violin Competition Charitable Trust has launched a project to help get string instruments in the hands of young players who need them. Executive Director Anne Rodda spoke to Upbeat about the Trust's Instrument Bank initiative, which was set up with the recognition that New Zealand’s young musicians were in need of instruments

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Anna APO Finals Andi Crown

Media release Saturday 8 June, 2019 SOUTH KOREAN ANNA IM WINS 2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION South Korean violinist Do Gyung (Anna) Im has won the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, announced at Auckland Town Hall tonight. In tonight’s Grand Finale, the three finalists – Anna, Eric Tsai from the USA and Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis of Latvia – each performed a concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Giordano Bellincampi. As the winner of the tenth…

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