Michael Hill International Violin Competition
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|Fri 3 Jun ’11, 4:00pm–9:30pm||
|Sat 4 Jun ’11, 9:00am–10:30pm||
|Sun 5 Jun ’11, 9:00am–6:00pm||
|Mon 6 Jun ’11, 9:00am–6:00pm||
Where: Queenstown Memorial Hall, Man St, Boydtown, Queenstown
Restrictions: All Ages
- All session pass (3-6 June): $115.00
- Semi-finals pass (Rounds I & II: 4-6 June): $85.00
- Single sessions: $25.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: AnneRodda
The competition kicks off on 3 June with the not-to-be-missed Judging the Judges. Host Kerry Stevens grills all of the judges about what role competitions had in their own stellar careers. Later that evening Welcome Back Winner features a beautifully-crafted recital by the 2009 winner Josef Spacek and competition pianist Sarah Watkins. This session includes a prelude to An Insider's Guide.
Semi-final Rounds 1 and 2 are intended to separate the men from the boys. All 18 international competitors are put through the wringer with the demands of Paganini, Bach and NZ-er John Psathas' newly commissioned work. Collaborating pianists Sarah Watkins and Diedre Irons accompany these rising stars on Mozart and Romantic-era sonatas, and fiery “showpieces”.
Purchase an all-session pass and hear it all throughout the holiday weekend. An Insider's Guide (free to all ticket holders) provides insightful tools to develop your discerning listening abilities.