2019 Competition

Applications are open to be part of one of the global violin events of the year.

The prize package worth $100,000 is motivating but as all our past laureates will tell you, it’s the “Michael Hill” and New Zealand experience that has been life-transformative.

31 May – 8 June 2019 in Queenstown and Auckland (arrival to New Zealand 27 May).

Open to violinists age 18-28.

Airfares and career development are provided to every quarter-finalist.

Deadline for entry Thursday 15 November 5pm NZ Time.

Photo: Simon Darby.

Natalie Lin wins the Audience Prize

Photo: Simon Darby.


2017 Competition Online Voting Booth