Sponsors, Partners & Supporters

A host of respected and generous businesses and individuals make the Michael Hill International Violin Competition possible. We thank them for their enduring support.

Please visit the websites of our sponsors and supporters to explore our commercial and individual partnerships.

JUDGES SPONSORS >

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For over 30 years we’ve shared our vision locally and globally with customers in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, and we’ve earned the reputation for quality jewellery along the way.

We exist to craft distinct and appealing jewellery, and it’s been that way since our founding in 1979. That’s why we remain one of the few jewellery retailers that have an in-house team of master craftsmen – dedicated to creating your future heirlooms and pieces for every one-of-a-kind occasion while continuously perfecting their craft.

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ANZ is again proud to be a major sponsor of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition with a patronage that spans over 10 years.

Our partnership with Michael Hill and this competition helps to build international connections, increase awareness and appreciation for local and international talent, and bring people together.

We are excited at the prospect of another competition and look forward to sharing the experience with some of our clients.

> Find out more about ANZ

 

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PwC is proud to support the Michael Hill Violin Competition, a celebration of excellence and reaching goals. With seven local offices throughout New Zealand, we work alongside businesses to help them be successful by developing and achieving their goals too.

Congratulations and good luck to all the semi-finalists.

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Villa Maria is proud to be sponsoring the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.  100% New Zealand owned, Villa Maria continues to enjoy a close relationship with the Arts. As New Zealand’s most awarded winery, it is fitting that we are once again supporting New Zealand’s most outstanding music competition and wish the competitors every success.

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This competition is a landmark event for international musicians and we are delighted to be part of the family of sponsors. We especially admire Michael Hill’s philanthropy and commitment in establishing and nurturing the contest over many years.

Charles Spillane
Chief Executive

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As New Zealand’s largest full-service real estate agency, Bayleys proudly supports diversity – and from the sports field to the performing arts, we are thrilled to aid the aspirations of New Zealand’s emerging talent.

Bayleys is delighted to support the world-class talent at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, and we wish the musicians the best of luck for what promises to be a rousing competition come June.

Sue Stanaway
General Manager
Bayleys Foundation

> Find out more about Bayleys
2017 PRESENTING PARTNERS >
2017 MEDIA PARTNERS >
2017–18 COMPETITOR SPONSORS & DONORS >
We warmly recognise and gratefully acknowledge the support of our 2017 Competition sponsors, and donors:
Anonymous
Verna & Denis Adam Foundation
David & Genevieve Becroft Foundation
Bill & Frances Bell
John Boscawen
GBS Ltd, Peter &
Tiffany Campbell
Boyd & Clarke Foundation
Ian & Agi
Lehar-Graham
Graeme &
Di Edwards
Jim & Helen Hannan
Peter Wilson & Gerda McGechan
Denver &
Prue Olde
Jan & Don Spary
2017–18 PRIZE SPONSORS & DONORS >
Eric Johnston &
Alison Buchanan
Peter &
Carolyn Diessl
Andrew Duncan
Dame Jenny Gibbs
Colin Keel &
Ian Jackson
Janet and
Russell Jones
Dr Bill &
Rosie Sanderson
2017–18 SUPPORTING PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS >
Wilson Partners
2017–18 DESTINATION PARTNERS >

QUEENSTOWN

FUNDERS >
THE COMPETITION ALSO WISHES TO THANKS >
Laurel Bank
House B&B
Queenstown staff
accommodation
Jennie Coleman
Queenstown
Volunteer
Justine Cormack
Queenstown Host
Jan Maxwell & Queenstown Lakes District Council
Glenn Easley
Auckland
Piano Tuner
Summit Events
Queenstown
Production
Edward Giffney
Auckland
Page Turner
Joan &
Peter Hanson
Queenstown staff
accommodation
Christine &
Michael Hill
for the loan of
their piano
Maria & David
Cole, Christine
& Michael Hill
For the loan of
their pianos
Wytze Hoekstra
Queenstown
Piano Technician
Adrian Hollay
Radio NZ Concert
Richard Muth &
Crowe Horwarth
Queenstown
Voting Scrutineer
Robert Johnson
Programme Notes
Ellen Kim
For Korean
engagement
support
Jin Koo Kim
For Korean
website translation
support
Brad McClure
Queenstown
Piano Tuner
Howard Nelson
Physical
Therapist
Staff of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Daisy Thor – Poet
Film Intern
Jill Sommerfield,
PWC
Auckland Voting
Scrutineer
Kerry Stevens
Queenstown Host
Queenstown
Resort College
students & staff
Juchoel Wang
For Korean
engagement
support
2017 QUEENSTOWN HOST FAMILIES >
Caroline &
Justin Abbiss
Caroline &
Henry Van Asch
Lou & Alf Bell
Marion &
Simon Botherway
Maria &
David Cole
Wayne &
Maggie Dawson
Jill Egerton
Sue &
Bob Farrell
Sue &
Sid Gray
Roz &
Rob Greig
Grace Gurnsey
June
Hamilton
Diana &
Dick Hubbard
Jilly &
Dick Jardin
Roland &
Valerie Meyer
Alison Gerry &
Alistair Nicholson
Barbara &
Neill Simpson
Mary & Simon
Stammers Smith
2015 AUCKLAND HOST FAMILIES >
Tabitha &
Benji Becroft
Eric Johnston &
Alison Buchanan
Brecon &
Jessica Carter
Sandra &
Warren Cant
Andrea &
Joe Duncan
Lauren Garrett
Joan Caufield &
Graham Hill
Helen &
David Hunter
Sally &
Richard Jarman
Ellen Kim
Peter Wilson &
Gerda McGechan
Michael &
Anne McLellan
Connie Miller
Barbara &
Roger Moses
Miran Park
Helen Place
Sylvia Rosevear
2017 Competition Online Voting Booth

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