With the current situation in New Zealand, we have decided to reschedule the National String Competition and Lewis Eady National Piano Competition to the new dates of 10-12 December 2021 (Auckland).

In the service of young artists, instead of cancelling the competitions, we are postponing them with the commitment to preserving as many of the conditions as possible.

As you will appreciate, this change will have an impact on the competition conditions (eg. venues) and the availability of the competitors. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow government guidelines. We will communicate updated details of the competitions when they are able to be confirmed and hope you will be able to join us in December.

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 STRING 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.

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 STRING 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.

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 - UPDATED

9 December Order of Performance Draw
10-11 December Semi-final Rounds I and II
12 December Grand Final

Event Format

10 December 2021
3 sessions:
9:30, 1:00, 4:30
Semi-final Round I
Venue TBC
15 Semi-finalists each perform a 20-minute programme
11 December 2021
3 sessions:
9:30, 1:00, 4:30
Semi-final Round II
Venue TBC
15 Semi-finalists each perform a 20-minute programme & Finalists Announced
12 December 2021

2:00

Final Round
Venue TBC;Grand Final & Prizegiving

Workshops & Masterclass

10 December 2021 Nancy November: String Quintets 11:45am | Chris Gendall: NZ Composition 3:15pm
11 December 2021 James Bush: Notes on Baroque String Playing 11:45am | Stephen Larsen: Teaching Demo for Music Teachers 3:15pm
12 December 2021

 

Masterclass for semi-finalists 9:30am