The Wakatipu Music Festival celebrates music making in many forms.
Weaving together New Zealand’s outstanding emerging artists and leading professional musicians, together with local performers, grassroots music initiatives and dedicated local and national educators the Wakatipu Music Festival delivers an exhilarating event for every taste and ability.
The Festival comprises of three interconnecting components:
Performances and teaching from world-class New Zealand musicians and a week-long Showcase and Career Development Young Artist Programme for 12 exceptional NZ musicians (age 16-26, selected through national audition)
workshops, professional development and performance showcase for Central Otago-based professionals, music teachers, students, and ensembles
Local Workforce Capability Building
paid roles in Festival production for Central Otago-based early career practitioners
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