The NZCT is the only nationwide chamber music contest and the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand, having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. The Contest is an iconic opportunity that encourages young musicians from all over New Zealand to perform and compose chamber music and strive towards musical excellence.
Young musicians have the opportunity to perform at District Rounds, Regional Finals, and National Finals, as well as submit original compositions for a multitude of awards. The National Finals are broadcast by Radio NZ and place young performers on a national platform to showcase their talent and develop their skills in musical performance. Contestants are judged for a number of prestigious awards, including Overall Winner, National Best Performance of a NZ Work, People's Choice Award Winners, National Original Composition Award Winners, and the Marie Vandewart Memorial Award
For further information visit the official website here
Chamber music groups & composers may enter
Full Price $5 to $30 NZD
Concession Price $5 to $20 NZD
Free as part of an annual subscription
Skills in chamber music performance or composition are required.
Chamber music performance and/or composition
Contest Entries open February 6, 2020.
Online entry form can be completed here: https://chambermusic.co.nz/enter-contest