Career Development & Community Outreach

2019 New Zealand Emerging Artist Winner, Diane Huh at Wakatipu High School. Photo: Sheena Haywood

Something else which makes our Competition different from others is that we don’t just create an opportunity for young international violinists to compete on the world stage, but we offer a number career development opportunities, right here in Aotearoa.

In order for us best foster the next generation of violin talent, we have developed a thriving programme of development, education and community outreach activities, including masterclasses, workshops and our popular Classroom Conversations series.

Masterclasses are intimate with limited spaces and are usually lead by one of our judging pane who tailors the class to each participant. International violinist and Grammy Award winner James Ehnes says, “I always try to find something specific to work on, in order to can make a positive difference.”

Coming up in Auckland, the below masterclasses are open to the public and are free of charge to observe. Judge Wilma Smith’s Play-Along workshop is for violinists of all ages, grade seven or higher – members of the public can watch that, too.

Auckland Masterclasses:

6 June
10am – 12pm James Ehnes, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden
12pm – 2pm Mauricio Fuks, Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden
5:30pm – 7pm Clara-Jumi Kang, School of Music, University of Auckland

7 June
10am – 12pm Anthony Marwood, School of Music, University of Auckland
12pm – 2pm Ning Feng, School of Music, University of Auckland

8 June
10am – 12pm Wilma Smith Play-Along Workshop for violinists, School of Music, University of Auckland

Please place your expressions of interest here.