1st Prize NZ $40,000 cash           logo_sponsor_mhivc
+ Recording on the Atoll Label      logo_sponsors_atoll_trans
+ Winner’s Tour in 2016                    logo_sponsors_chamber_music_new_zealand_trans       logo_sponsors_auckland_philharmonia_orchestra
presented in partnership with Chamber Music NZ and the APO
+ Personalised Professional Development Programme
+ Custom-designed suit or gown to wear in his or her 2016 New Zealand Winner’s Tour

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+ Michael Hill gold and diamond pendant from Christine Hill’s Spirit Bay Collection, based on iconic New Zealand shell the Totorere.
2nd Prize NZ $10,000 cash      
3rd Prize NZ $5,000 cash

donated by Bill and Frances Bell

4th Place NZ $3,000 cash
5th Place NZ $2,000 cash

donated by Janet and Russell Jones

6th Place NZ $1,000 cash

donated by Eric Johnston & Alison Buchanan

Best Performance of NZ Commissioned Work NZ $2,000 cash

donated by Dame Jenny Gibbs

Chamber Music Prize NZ $2,000 cash

donated by Geigenbau JG Leuthold

Michael Hill Audience Prize     logo_sponsor_mhivc
Development Prizes
From the 2015 competition application materials, the Preliminary Panel identified and awarded one New Zealander and one Australian with prize packages created to provide an intensive development opportunity. These winners will accompany the 18 semi-finalists to Queenstown and Auckland and observe the competition’s proceedings. They will participate in the professional development opportunities and will be acknowledged in the prize-giving and related publicity materials.

New Zealand Development Prize donated by John Boscawen and Jane Dyke
Australian Development Prize donated by the Northland Orthopaedic Surgical Centre

All qualifying semi-finalists receive travel to Queenstown and Auckland New Zealand.
Professional Development
All semi-finalists are provided with professional development opportunities.
Loan of Violin
Contemporary Italian violin maker, Riccardo Bergonzi, has generously donated a specially crafted violin to the Competition. Following the final round, it will be made available to deserving competition participants at the discretion of the Competition. Sir Michael Hill will generously loan his personal violin, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, 1755, named “The Southern Star” to the 1st prize winner to perform on the 2016 NZ Winner’s Tour.
Sir Michael Hill's personal violin, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, 1755 – The Southern Star.
Photo: Supplied.
Sir Michael Hill’s personal violin, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, 1755 – The Southern Star.
Photo: Supplied.

2017 Competition Online Voting Booth