Young Artists selected for 2022 Whakatipu Music Festival

We are excited to congratulate and announce the following 12 Young Artists (some of NZ's top emerging musical talents aged 18 - 26) who have been selected through a competitive national online audition process for the few coveted spots. Zephyr Wills (Viola) Begonia Chan (Cello) Shuan Liu (Piano) Clare Hood (Soprano) April Ju (Violin) Otis Prescott-Mason (Piano) Cecile McNeill (Viola) Stefenie Pickston (Clarinet) KiHei Lee (Violin) Hazuki Katsukawa (Violin) Jessica Chi (Piano) Peter Gjelsten (Violin)

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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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