2018 – 2019 National Concerto Competition

Update!! – Tuesday 6th November 2018

Please see attached Schedules (updated) and Newsletter for the upcoming Competition.  The Newsletter has information on dates, venue, times (sessions) and cost.  Put these dates in your diary now!!

Rehearsal Schedule – 6.11.18 – No. 2

Preliminary Schedule – 6.11.18 No. 2

Concerto Newsletter – October 2018

Update!! – Saturday 20th October 2018

Just a quick update to say all entries for the competition are now in and we have 33! which has exceeded all our expectations! This is great for the competition going forward and looking forward to hearing some of these wonderful, talented young people in December!

We are currently working on Rehearsal and Preliminary Schedules and these will be available at the end of next week.

Remember to put in your diary – Thursday 6th December (Preliminaries to begin) and Friday 7th December (Semi-Final). The venue is The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch – times will be confirmed when the Preliminary Schedule is completed!   The Rehearsal and Preliminary Schedules will be posted on this page – keep an eye out!

 

Update!! – Saturday 13th October 2018

To date we have 27 entries for the 2018/2019 National Concerto Competition which is fantastic!  There is a great mix of instruments – Violins, Cellos, Flutes, Clarinets, an Oboe and even a Harp!    We are still taking Late Entries until FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER AT 5.00 P.M.  If you have a late entry please add another $10.00 onto your entry free – $110.00.   Further details will be available after 19th October when Rehearsal and Preliminary Schedules will be posted!

Update!! – Wednesday 10th October 2018

Entries closes this FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER AT 5.00 P.M.   LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR AN ADDITIONAL WEEK – UNTIL FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER AT 5.00 P.M.  If you have a late entry please add another $10.00 onto your entry free – $110.00.  

Please see attached link for the Entry Form, Criteria and Conditions of entry Entry Form 2018-2019

Update!! – Thursday 20th September 2018

Anna Maksymova is now not available to be an official Accompanist for the Competition.  I am currently looking for someone else and will let you know if I am able to get this organised.  In the meantime I have updated the Entry Form (please see link below). 

We still have 2 official Accompanists available – Tim Emerson and Alison Holden

Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 National Concerto Competition!  This year is an INSTRUMENTAL competition!

Entries for the Competition open on Monday 9th July 2018.  Entries close on Friday 12th October 2018 and entry cost is $100.00.   Late entries accepted up until Friday 19th October 2018 with an additional cost of $10.00.  

Dates for the first stage of the Competition are as follows.  Rehearsals, Preliminaries and Semi-Final are ALL being held at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

Rehearsal: Wednesday 5th December 2018  
Preliminaries: Wednesday 5th December 2018 (possibly an evening session – this will depend on number of entries)
Preliminaries: Thursday 6th December 2018
Semi-Final: Friday 7th December 2018 at 7.00 p.m.

Please see attached link for the Entry Form, Criteria and Conditions of entry Entry Form 2018-2019

Please see below links to the latest poster and flyer:
NATIONAL_CONCERTO_COMPETITION_POSTER_2018_19_A4.v2  and  NATIONAL_CONCERTO_COMPETITION_FLYER_2018-19.v2

Total prize pool is $17,150 with the major prizes being:
First prize = $10,000
Second prize = $3,000
Third prize = $1,500

If you require any further information or clarification at this time, please email: secretary@musiccanterbury.co.nz.

Please also see our Facebook page and go on and like it! https://www.facebook.com/National-Concerto-Competition-138524480058612/