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Wallace National Junior Piano Competition - Prelim Rounds


Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:30am–10:50am
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 11:20am–12:40pm
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 1:40pm–3:00pm
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 3:30pm–4:50pm

Where: The University of Auckland's School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Gold Card: $10.00
  • Student: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Celebrate young, homegrown talents at the 2018 Wallace National Junior Piano Competition on 12-15 July 2018. In association with The Wallace Foundation, The University of Auckland, and the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust.

Part of the Wallace International Piano Festival, the biennial Wallace National Junior Piano Competition gives New Zealand pre-tertiary pianists the opportunity to compete for prizes totalling over $4,000.

Competitors must perform a 20-minute recital programme of their choice, with at least three musical periods represented. Only six competitors are selected by the adjudicators to compete in the Competition Final at 7pm Saturday 14 July, followed by a prize-giving ceremony.

Preliminary Rounds
Thursday 12 July, 9:30am, 11:20am, 1.40pm, 3:30pm
The University of Auckland’s School of Music

Announced on 1 June 2018 at

Dr Douglas Humpherys (USA): Professor and Chair of the Piano Department, Eastman School of Music.

Marta Zabaleta (Spain): Professor of Piano at Musikene (the Higher Academy of Music of the Basque Country), and Director of the Marshall Academy, Barcelona.

1st $2,000, 2nd $1000, 3rd $500, Other finalists $200
Best Performance of a Classical Sonata $500 (donated by IRMT Auckland Branch)
Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition $250 (donated by SOUNZ)

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Festival Pass: $150 (for entry to all events throughout the festival)
Observation Pass: $60 (for entry to all Masterclasses & WNJPC Preliminary Rounds)
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