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2021 New Zealand's National Piano and National String Competitions

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2021 sees the partnering of two New Zealand icons to deliver national competitions:  The Lewis Eady National Piano Competition and the National String Competition presented by the Hill Family Foundation for Art and Music.

Held in Auckland from 2-5 September, this event will bring together New Zealand’s best pianists and string players for an intensive and inspiring week of music-making.

Semi-finalists will be selected to compete in the live competitions where they will each perform two recital programmes comprising contrasting styles and including a work by a New Zealand composer on September 4 and 5 at the University of Auckland School of Music.  The piano adjudicator will select three pianists and the string adjudicator will select three string players to compete in the Final Rounds on Sunday 5 September, presented jointly at the Diocesan School for Girls' Performing Arts Centre. 

Be part of the journey - join us and watch the bright future of New Zealand’s classical music unfold.