The brightest stars are those on the rise.  Join us and watch the exciting future of New Zealand’s next generation of classical music talent.

 

ABOUT :
2021 sees the partnering of two New Zealand icons to deliver national competitions:

Since 2013, the biennial Lewis Eady National Piano Competition has inspired, surprised and delighted music enthusiasts, and has successfully launched the careers of many Kiwi artists.

The National String Competition, presented by the Hill Family Foundation for Art and Music (formerly the Michael Hill International Violin Competition) knows a thing or two about competitions.

 

Semi-finals

Event description

SEMI-FINAL ROUNDS 1 & 2 | NATIONAL STRINGS COMPETITION & LEWIS EADY NATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
From a rigorous national audition, 15 pianists and 15 strings players have been selected to compete in the 2021  Lewis Eady National Piano Competition and the National String Competition presented by the Hill Family Foundation for Art and Music.  Semi-final rounds are held at the University of Auckland’s School of Music.

Attendance is flexible – come for just one session or round, or plan to stay for the day – taking in performances by New Zealand’s finest young classical musicians and workshops from our country’s leading educators.

Grand Final

Event description

GRAND FINAL | NATIONAL STRINGS COMPETITION & LEWIS EADY NATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
Following two days of gruelling semi-final rounds, the Grand Final features the top six brilliant talents as they vie for a prize package worth over $20,000.

Recitals from three pianists and three string players will be presented at 2pm on Sunday 5 September at the Diocesan School for Girls’ Performing Arts Centre.

Following the Grand Finale recitals, the judges will announce the winners.

By the Lewis Eady National Piano Competition and the National String Competition presented by the Hill Family Foundation for Art and Music.

Important Dates

1-July Semi-finalists announced
15-July Final deadline to submit programme
2-September Order of Performance Draw
3-4 September Semi-final Rounds I and II
5-Sep Final Round

Event Format

3 September 2021
3 sessions:
9:30, 1:00, 4:30
Semi-final Round I
University of Auckland School of Music
15 Semi-finalists each perform a 20-minute programmeWith workshops:  Nancy November: String Quintets 11:45am | Chris Gendall: NZ Composition 3:15pm
4 September 2021
3 sessions:
9:30, 1:00, 4:30
Semi-final Round II
University of Auckland School of Music
15 Semi-finalists each perform a 20-minute programmeWith workshops: James Bush: Notes on Baroque String Playing 11:45am | Stephen Larsen: Teaching Demo for Music Teachers 3:15pm
Finalists Announced
5 September 2021

10:00 – 12:00
2:00

Final Round
Diocesan School for Girls, Epsom
Masterclass for semi-finalists
Final Round
Prizegiving