VC LIVE | New Zealand's National Music Competition — Final Round

Watch the six finalists perform live on February 11 at 8:00 PM (ET) streamed here on The Violin Channel



FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2022 | 8:00 PM (ET)



Shuan Liu (Piano)

  • Medtner | Piano Sonata No. 12 "Romantica"
  • Gluck | Melodie from orfeo ed Euridice (Arr. Sgambati)
Christine Jeon (Cello)
  • Bach | Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major | Prelude
  • Schumann | Fantasiestucke
  • Cassado | Requiebros

KiHei Lee (Violin)

  • Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
  • Lutoslawski | Subito fro Violin and Piano

Otis Prescott-mason (Piano)

  • Chopin | Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 31
  • Ravel | Ondine, from Gaspard de la nuit
  • Scriabin | Piano Sonata No. 4 in F Sharp

Hyein Kim (Cello)

  • Bach | Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major
  • Schumann | Adagio and Allegro
  • Paganini | Moses Variations

Jessica Chi (Piano)

  • Bach | Prelude & Fugue No. 7
  • Chopin | Ballade No. 4 in F minor
  • Rachmaninov | Prelude in B minor No. 10
  • Prokofiev | Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor


Open to pianists and string players from New Zealand, the first prize winner will be awarded NZD $5,000 as well as a number of performance opportunities including a debut with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

"The Hill Family Foundation for Art and Music and the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust works to serve our promising emerging musicians. We acknowledge the profound impact the pandemic has had on this age group — it has denied not only opportunities but has in many ways influenced their income and the stamina, purpose, and drive to keep practicing."

"We applaud our competitors’ resilience in the face of ongoing deferrals, and, through grit and dogged perseverance, we will make this competition happen for them. As they say, the show must go on."

The final round judge is Justine Cormack.