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2019 Wallace National Piano Competition

Join us on 18-21 July 2019
18 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019
Thursday 18 July - Sunday 21 July
#WNPC2019 | Inspiring the next generation of pianists
Event type: 
Music
Venue: 
Various
Address: 
All events will take place at the University of Auckland's School of Music (6 Symonds St, Auckland CBD), with the exception of the Grand Final which will be at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre (Silver Rd, Epsom).
Region: 
Auckland

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Inspiring the next generation of pianists
#WNPC2019

The biennial Wallace National Piano Competition is a premiere platform for tomorrow’s musicians. Bringing together 15 of New Zealand’s best young pianists, adjudicator Charles Owen (Professor of Piano, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London) will select four Grand Finalists to compete for prizes totalling over $20,000. This competition has inspired, surprised and delighted music enthusiasts since 2013. Be part of the journey - join us and watch the bright future of classical music unfold. In association with The Wallace Foundation, The University of Auckland, Lewis Eady Charitable Trust. With thanks to our supporters: Templar Family Office, SOUNZ, IRMT - Auckland Branch.

 

SEMI-FINALISTS:

Chenxiao Chen, Frank Chen, Tony Yan Tong Chen, Jessica Chi, Phoebe Deng, Audrey Guo, Jiazhou Conroy Hu, Marianna Kang, Michael Li, Shuan Liu, Derek Long, Henry Meng, Siyu Sun, Ashani Waidyatillake, Madeleine Xiao.

 

Prizes: 1st Prize: $10,000 | 2nd Prize $5,000 | 3rd Prize $3,000 | 4th Prize $1,500 | Encouragement Award $500 | Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition $500 (Donated by SOUNZ) | Finalists may also be considered for a concerto performance plus other prizes to be announced.

Adjudicator: Mr Charles Owen (Professor of Piano, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London)

 

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

N.B. All events will take place at the University of Auckland's School of Music, with the exception of the Grand Final.

Thursday 18 July, 7:30pm
Opening Ceremony
Tickets from http://bit.ly/2019WNPC: Adult $30 | Gold Card $25 | Student $15

Friday 19 July, 9:30am | 2:00pm | 7:00pm
Competition Round 1
Door sales only: General Admission $10 | Under 16 FREE | All Preliminary Sessions Pass $30

Saturday 20 July, 9:30am | 2:00pm | 7:00pm
Competition Round 2

Door sales only: General Admission $10 | Under 16 FREE | All Preliminary Sessions Pass $30

Sunday 21 July, 10:00am
Adjudicator’s Masterclass for non-finalists

Free admission, bookings not required.

Sunday 21 July, 3:00pm
Competition Grand Final + Awards Ceremony

Venue: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Silver Road, Newmarket, Auckland
Tickets from iTicket from May: Adults $30 | Gold Card $25 | Students $15

 

Please note:

For all ticketing enquiries, please email lectadmin@lewiseady.co.nz. For all media/marketing enquiries, please contact the Marketing Coordinator at gemmaleepiano@gmail.com.

Parking at the School of Music: We suggest parking in the Owen G Glenn Building (OGGB). This is the main car park on the University of Auckland's City Campus. You can access the car park via Grafton Road, opposite Stanley Street.

Parking at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre: Please arrive early and park in Allbury, Sharpe or Owens Roads. Limited school parking on site.

There will be a professional photographer on site to capture unforgettable musical moments, which may be used by the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust to promote future events and other services. If you wish not to be photographed, please notify the Front of House staff or the Competition Committee prior to the event.

Written by

Lewis Eady Charitable Trust

15 May 2019

The Lewis Eady Charitable Trust was established in 2008 to better serve and support emerging talent and music education within New Zealand. THE TRUST'S MAIN GOALS ARE TO: