Entries have closed for the 29th Gisborne International Music Competition

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2017 Entry forms downloadable here

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 2017 Schedule

Friday 5th May - Entries Open

Friday 29th September - Entries close, if the limit has not been reached. No new pieces may be added to programmes

Friday 24th November - Piano Rehearsals Commence

Monday 27th November - First Round 

Tuesday 28th November - First Round

Wednesday 29th November - First Round

Friday 1st December - Semi-final Round

Saturday 2nd December - Competition Final


 2017 Prize List

Wallace Foundation First Prize $10,000

2nd Prize $5,000 supported by the J & T Hickey Charitable Trust

3rd Prize $3,000 supported by Dr Robin Briant

Most Promising Player Award $2,000 supported by the Deane Endowment Trust

Pultron Composites Award $1,000 for the best performance of a work by a New Zealand composer

Holdsworth Family Bach Prize $1,000 for the best performance of a work by J.S. Bach

Antonio Strings String Player Award $1,000

Anne Tolley Woodwind Player Award $1,000 supported by the Hon Christopher Finlayson

Edgar Brass Player Award $1,000




The Gisborne International Music Competition welcomes both new entrants to international competition and experienced competitors.

* Official collaborative pianists are made available at no additional cost

* All competitors are able to receive feedback about their performance in private interviews with the jurors

* Billetted accomodation is available for competitors in Gisborne during the competition

* A number of social and outreach activities are offered

If you would like assistance sourcing works by New Zealand composers for your instrument, please contact SOUNZ, Centre for New Zealand Music www.sounz.org.nz