1st Prize NZ $40,000 cash
+ Recording on the Atoll Label
+ Winner’s Tour in 2016
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
+ 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
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.
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.