2018 – 2019 National Concerto Competition





Winners – 23rd March 2019 Please see attached  the Winners from tonight’s amazing National Concerto Competition Final 2019.  A large audience were treated to outstanding performances from the 3 Finalists accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Kay.  Photos to come in a week or so …..  watch this space!


Concerto Newsletter -February 2019  Please see attached newsletter for information about the Final of the 2018/2019 National Concerto Competition.  The newsletter has information on the Finalists; Ticketing and Ticket prices. 


Concerto Newsletter – December 2018  Please find attached the link to the latest newsletter.


2018/2019 National Concerto Competition Finalists (left to right) Isabella Gregory (Christchurch), Hyein Kim (Hamilton) and Diane Huh (Auckland).



2018/2019 National Concerto Competition Semi-Finalists (left to right) Isabella McDonald, Isabella Gregory, Isaac Shatford, Diane Huh, Hyein Kim and Noah Rudd



Hyein Kim (Hamilton) playing “Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 (Cello) by Tchaikovsky. Hyein is accompanied by Francis Cowan.


Noah Rudd (Wellington) playing “Concerto in D major for Oboe” by Strauss. Noah is accompained by Kent Isomura

Isaac Shatford (Christchurch) playing “Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63” by Prokofiev. Isaac is accompanied by Alison Holden.

Diane Huh (Auckland) playing “Violin Concerto in d Minor, Op. 47” by Sibelius. Diane is accompanied by Kent Isomura.



Isabella McDonald (Hamilton) playing “Schelomo-Rhapsodie Hebraique for Cello and Orchestra” by Bloch. Isabella is accompanied by Francis Cowan.


Isabella Gregory (Christchurch) playing “Flute Concerto” by Ibert. Isabella is accompanied by Tim Emerson.

Semi-Finalists with Adjudicators (left to right) Bridget Douglas, Isabella McDonald, Isabella Gregory, Isaac Shatford, Ashley Brown, Diane Huh, Hyein Kim, Tessa Peterson,
and Noah Rudd


Finalists – 23rd March 2019

Semi-Finalist prize winners

A good sized audience was treated to 6 amazing performances last night at The Piano!  Many congratulations to all the Semi-Finalists and Finalists.

Please see attached link for the Finalists of the 2018/2019 National Concerto Competition which will be held on Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7.30 p.m. at Aurora Centre, Burnside High School.  The Finalists will be accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.  More information about the Final will be available early next year.

I have also attached a link to the Semi-Finalist prize winners!

Photos of the Semi-Finals will be posted on this page and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/National-Concerto-Competition-138524480058612/  – watch this space!



Semi-Finalists  Please find attached the Semi-Finalists for the 2018/2019 National Concerto Competition.  This is being held tonight (Friday 7th December) at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street at 7.00 p.m.  

Door sales available:  Adults $20.00 and Student/Child $10.00 Cash or EFTPOS

Come along and support these outstanding young musicians!  We have 2 Violins, 2 Cellos, Flute and Oboe – what a great variety for an evening of wonderful music!  We have 2 Christchurch contestants – Isaac Shatford (Violin) and Isabella Gregory (Flute)!


The competition starts this week – Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December

Please see below for the latest schedules and newsletters.

Rehearsal Schedule – 3.12.18

Preliminary Schedule – 3.12.18

Concerto Newsletter – October 2018

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:

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/