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2022 Young Artist Programme

Wakatipu Music Festival Young Artist Programme

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The Wakatipu Music Festival celebrates music making in many forms.

Weaving together New Zealand’s outstanding emerging artists and leading professional musicians, together with local performers, grassroots music initiatives and dedicated local and national educators the Wakatipu Music Festival delivers an exhilarating event for every taste and ability. 

Through an national online audition process, we will select and invite 12 New Zealand classical music talents ages 16-26 (orchestral instruments, piano and voice) to participate in the Festival’s Young Artist Programme.

In Queenstown from 11-18 April, they will receive coachings from our Festival artists, rehearse and perform chamber music with one another and participate in career development workshops to hone their professional skills. Each Young Artist will also be given a 30-minute public performance opportunity that is professionally recorded for their future use (eg auditions, profile-building, etc.) and broadcast by Radio New Zealand Concert with syndication to international media outlet The Violin Channel.

There is no cost to participate. Accommodation will be provided with local families. Some travel scholarships are available.

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