Applications are now open for the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in New Zealand – to be held in Queenstown and Auckland from the 5-13th June, 2015.
Open to violinists of any nationality aged 18-28, 18 semi-finalists will be flown to New Zealand - with the 1st prize winner to receive NZ$40,000, a recording on the Atoll label, a personalised professional development programme and a number of international performance opportunities, including a 2016 winner's tour with Chamber Music New Zealand.
For the 2015 competition, a new requirement will be introduced - with all competitors now additionally required to present a major concertmaster solo as part of the judging process.
“This innovation reflects the recognition that numerous Michael Hill competitors now hold positions as concertmasters in renowned orchestras - such as Montreal, Melbourne, Bamberg and the Czech Philharmonic,” Competition Executive Director Anne Rodda has said.
The Violin Channel will be providing live rolling coverage of all 9 days, live from the Queenstown and Auckland venues. You won't miss a beat.
Applications to be received by 25th November 2014.
For application details, visit: www.violincompetition.co.nz