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BREAKING | Finalists Announced at New Zealand’s Gisborne Music Competition

The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition – in Gisborne, New Zealand

The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition – in Gisborne, New Zealand.

The 2018 Finalists are:

  • 22-year-old violinist Aziel Verner from New Zealand
  • 20-year-old violinist Tim Yu from Australia
  • 16-year-old cellist Charlotte Miles from Australia

The annual competition, open to solo orchestral instrumentalists aged 16-25, is regarded as one of the most significant development bursaries in the Australasian region.

The 1st prize winner will receive $10,000 NZD – plus a number of local performance opportunities.

This year’s competition is being adjudicated by Auckland Philharmonia Principal Violist Robert Ashworth – and international oboist and conductor Gordon Hunt.

Previous 1st prize winners include 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition prize winner VC Young Artist Santiago Canon Valencia, 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition prize winner Amalia Hall – and 2016 Lipizer International Violin Competition prize winner James Dong.

The Final Round of the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition will be streamed live on The Violin Channel.

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