Ruby Hay Pianoforte Scholarship

 2019 Ruby Hay Scholarship Winners Announced …

The Ruby Hay Pianoforte Competition was held on Sunday 20th October 2019 at the UC School of Music Recital in front of an intimate audience of friends and family.

The Adjudicator was Mr Christopher Tilbury LRAM ARCM (Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)

The results are as follows:

1st prizeDennis Yan (Ruby Hay prize of $1,000.00)

2nd prizeHannah Brand (Lois MacKintosh prize of $200.00)

3rd prizeKatie Gluyas (prize of $100.00)

Left to right: Katie Gluyas (3rd prize); Mr Christopher Tilbury (Adjudicator); Hannah Brand (2nd prize) and Dennis Yan (1st prize)


2019 Ruby Hay Scholarship is now open 

The Scholarship is an annual award of $1,000 provided from the bequest of the late Miss Ruby Hay, and is made to the entrant who is considered to be the most worthy as a result of a 30-minute competitive solo pianoforte recital.  The Lois Mackintosh Prize of $200 is awarded to the runner-up.

Competitors must be students of members of a Canterbury Branch of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand, or students of a tutor at the University of Canterbury. They must have lived in Canterbury for a period of not less than two years prior to the date fixed for the competitive recital, and must have attained the age of 15 years, but not have attained the age of 22 years at that time.

Help us promote the 2019 Ruby Hay Scholarship. Download and print  poster (see link below) and place it in your studio, school, or performing arts venue, etc… for interested students.  The Adjudicator for this year’s competition is Christopher Tilbury  (please see link below for his profile).

If you require further information about the Competition please email:  

All applications are to be either scanned and emailed to or posted to:

The Secretary, Christchurch Civic Music Council, PO Box 7633, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240.  

The $20.00 entry fee must accompany your application by Friday 4th October 2019.







Please see attached document for previous Winners of the Scholarship and recipients of the Lois Mackintosh Prize.