2020-2021 National Concerto Competition


Please see below for the latest information on the Competition. Entries have closed and we have 38 Instrumentalists! 

This is going to be a great competition.

You will find links to:

  • Concerto Update – October 2020 – includes dates, session times and ticket pricing 
  • Rehearsal Schedule  – please note the Rehearsals are not open to the public.
  • Preliminary Schedule – begins at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 8th December 2020
  • Information for Contestants 

Concerto Update – October 2020

Rehearsal Schedule

Preliminary Schedule – updated 25.10.20

Information for Contestants




Entries for the competition have now closed.  NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

Please see attached correspondence from Michael Lawrence (Chair) of the National Concerto Competition.

Letter Late Applications Cancelled


Welcome to the 2020/2021 National Concerto Competition which is an Instrumental competition.

Entries for the Competition open on Monday 13th July 2020.  Entries close on Friday 9th October 2020 and entry fee is $100.00.   Late entries accepted up until Friday 16th October 2020 with an additional cost of $10.00. 

Dates for the first stage of the Competition are set out belowVenue for the Rehearsals, Preliminaries and Semi-Final is the The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

Rehearsal: Monday 7th December 2020 (morning, afternoon and evening sessions)

Preliminaries: Tuesday 8th December 2020 (morning, afternoon and evening sessions)

Preliminaries: Wednesday 9th December 2020 (possibly morning session)

Semi-Final: Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 7.00 p.m.

Please note: Depending of number of entries the above sessions are subject to change. These will be confirmed in late October when all the entries are in.

Please see attached PDF for the “Rules and Conditions of entry.

Rules and Conditions

We have an Online Entry Form.   Before you fill this in YOU MUST READ THE “RULES AND CONDITIONS” above.


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

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