2020/2021 COMPETITION UPDATE ….
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
CANCELLATION – NATIONAL CONCERTO COMPETITION FINAL
Please find attached a media statement from Michael Lawrence, Chairman of the National Concerto Competition regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Final.
URGENT – POSTPONEMENT – NATIONAL CONCERTO COMPETITION FINAL
The Trustees made a decision to postpone the 2019/2020 National Concerto Competition Final over the weekend.
It will be re-scheduled for later in the year. If you have purchased tickets these will be re-allocated to you once a new date has been confirmed
Please see media statement which was released today at 11.00 a.m.
Concerto Newsletter – February 2020
Please see the February Newsletter which has information regarding the Final and the link to our webpage for purchasing tickets.
A reminder the Final is Saturday 21st March 2020, 7.30 p.m. at James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall. Our three Finalists are listed below.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Adults = $40.00
- Senior = $35.00
- Groups of 6 or more = $30.00
- Student/Child = $15.00
Come along and support these amazing young musicians and be wowed!
Here are our Semi-Finalists:
And our three Finalists:
More photos are available on our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/National-Concerto-Competition-138524480058612/
Semi-Finalist prize winners and Finalists
An appreciative audience were treated to 6 amazing performances from our Semi-finalists on Friday evening. It was commented our competitors seem to get better and better each year!
Please see below links to our Semi-final prize winners and the announcement of our 3 Finalists to play on Saturday 21st March 2020. More information to come about the Final in the new year.
Semi-Finalists Announced …..
Please see below the 6 Semi-Finalists who will compete on Friday 6th December 2019, 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street. Door sales available – Adults $20.00 and Student/Child $10.00. Cash and Eftpos.
2019/2020 Piano Competition Update …..
Please see below for the latest information on the Competition. Entries have closed and we have 17 Pianists! You will find links to:
- Newsletter “Reminder”
- Rehearsal Schedule
- Preliminary Schedule
- Information Pack for Contestants
PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE:
JUNIOR JURY PRIZE:
MARCH 2019 Newsletter …
THE PRESS REVIEW …
WINNERS OF 2019 FINAL ANNOUNCED …
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!
FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER …
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.
OUR FINALISTS …
SEMI-FINALISTS IN ACTION …
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED for 2018/2019 COMPETITION ….
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 this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/National-Concerto-Competition-Alumni-1702704523356440/
FINALISTS PERFORM …
SECOND PRIZE …
THIRD PRIZE …
SOME MORE PHOTOS …
Concerto Newsletter – March 2018 Please see attached link for the March 2018 Newsletter.
WINNERS OF 2018 FINAL ANNOUNCED …
Winners – 3rd March 2018 Please see attached for the Winners from last night’s wonderful National Concerto Competition Final 2018. The 3 Finalists were outstanding as were the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ben Northey. Photos to come in a week or so ….. watch this space!
SOME ALUMNI NEWS ….
Matthias Balzat was a solo artist in the National Youth Orchestra’s concert which was held on Friday 2nd February 2018 at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch.
Matthias was a National Concerto Competition Co-Winner in 2014 and the Grand Winner in the 50th Competition held in March 2017. Please see attached link for the concert review by Christopher Moore …
JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER …
Concerto Newsletter – January 2018 Please see attached newsletter for information about ticketing for the Final on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Please note: Change of Venue – the Final is now being held at the Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch.
PHOTO’S! SEMI-FINALISTS …..
SEMI-FINALISTS IN ACTION ….
OUR FINALISTS …..
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER …
Concerto Newsletter – December 2017 Please see attached link for our latest December Newsletter.
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED ….
Firstly congratulations to all 6 of our Semi-Finalists – we were treated to some outstanding performances last night at The Piano. We have some photos coming of the evening in the next few days so keep an eye out …..
Finalists – 3rd March 2018 Please find attached a list of the 3 Finalists who will play in the Final on Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7.30 p.m. at the Aurora Centre, Burnside High School. Tickets for this event will be available via www.ticketek.co.nz from Monday 29th January 2018!
SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED ….
Semi-Finalists Please find attached the Semi-Finalists for tonight’s Semi-Final starting at 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch.
Tickets are via door sales:
Students $10.00 (under 14 years of age)
Cash or EFTPOS available.
REMINDER – Competition starts tomorrow – Thursday 7th December …
Concerto Newsletter – Reminder December 2017 Please find attached information regarding the Competition which starts tomorrow – Thursday 7th December … If you are in town we would love to see you …
Update from 2017/2018 National Concerto Competition …. this year it is a PIANO competition!
You will see below information regarding the 2017/2018 Piano Competition – I will be updating the page regularly so keep an eye on it and also on the Facebook page!
National Concerto Preliminary Programme 2017 Please find attached the Preliminary Schedule.
Rehearsal Schedule Please find attached the Rehearsal Schedule – Preliminary Schedule to follow soon.
Concerto Newsletter – October 2017
Concerto Newsletter – October 2017 Please see link for information relating to the Preliminaries and Semi-Finals. This gives you dates, time, venue and ticket pricing! If any of the Alumni are around at this time – we would love to see you – so pop into The Piano!
Soon to follow ….. Preliminary Schedule ….
Please also see us on Facebook by following this link:
Welcome to the National Concerto Competition – Alumni page!
After the wonderful success of the 50th competition and making contact with a large number of Alumni we would like to keep you up to date with the latest information regarding future Competitions!
Some Alumni News …
I thought some of the Alumni would be interested in the below link. It features an article on Bradley Wood. Bradley was the winner of the 2014/2015 Piano Competition. We wish Bradley well for his future studies in London!
Jubileee Compendium Booklet
A Jubilee Compendium Booklet was produced for the 50th (you might already have purchased one) which details about each Finalist, where they have been and what they are doing now. Please see attached link for this NCC Jubile Booklet Final Copy 1.6.17. However if you would like a hard copy of this publication please email the Secretary at: email@example.com. Cost of the Booklet is $10.00 + postage.
Alumni Benefactor Almanac
The Trustees have also decided to establish an Alumni Benefactor Almanac. Please see attached link which has further information and an opportunity to donate NCC Alumni Benefactor Almanac. Your donation would be most gratefully accepted and assures the future of this wonderful Competition!