Entries have closed for the 2017 Gisborne International Music Competition

2017 Entry forms downloadable here

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 2017 Results


The Wallace Foundation 1st Prize $10,000
Alexander McFarlane (Viola)

2nd Prize $5,000
supported by the J & T Hickey Charitable Trust
Oliver Shermacher (Clarinet)

3rd Prize $3,000
supported by Dr Robin Briant
Hahnsol Kim (Violin)

Most Promising Player Award $2,000
supported by the Deane Endowment Trust
Caleb Wong (Cello)

Pultron Composites Award
Best performance of a work by a New Zealand composer $1,000
Christine Lee for Wakatipu by Gareth Farr (Violin)

Holdsworth Family Bach Prize
Best performance of a work by J.S. Bach $1,000
Alexander McFarlane (Viola)

Antonio Strings String Player Award $1,000
Yuuki Bouterey-Ishido (Cello)

Anne Tolley Woodwind Player Award $1,000
supported by Christopher Finlayson
Reuben Chin (Saxophone)

Edgar Brass Player Award $1,000
Dale Vail (Trombone)

Ian Dunsmore Memorial Jury Prize $1,000
supported by Professor Jack Richards
Hye In Kim (Cello)

Professor Jack Richards Scholarship Prize $500
Amanda Chen (Violin)


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