Masterclasses & Professional Development
New Zealand is fortunate to host this internationally-renowned competition on its shores. To ensure Kiwis have the opportunity to learn directly from the masters and to engage with their international peers “on the circuit”, the Competition, with its partners, presents Masterclasses in all five New Zealand University Schools of Music, the NZ-wide Varsity Violin programme and Classroom Conversations as professional development opportunities for the competitors and public alike.
All masterclasses are free and open to the general public.
in partnership with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
in partnership with the NZ School of Music
in partnership with the Otago University
Auckland and Hamilton
in partnership with the University of Auckland and Waikato University
Young Uck Kim
The Competition encourages live attendance from New Zealand’s university violin students and works closely with tertiary institutions to create and deliver incentives making such attendance more affordable and enhancing the engagement with the competitors who are, largely, in the same peer age group.
Held at local secondary schools in the Central Otago and Auckland regions, these inspirational yet informal “meet the artist” sessions with Competition violinists explore the pathways taken by international violinists.
Whakatipu High School
With Nikki Chooi (2013 winner)
Macleans College and Epsom Girls Grammar School
With Competition semi-finalists
Intermediate and Secondary students in Auckland are also invited to attend rehearsals with the competitors and some of NZ’s top collaborating artists (Michael Houstoun, Ashley Brown, and the APO).