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NZ Junior Piano Competition 2020

Where: Lewis Eady, 75 Great South Road, Remuera, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Opening Ceremony / Evening Recital / NZJPC Final Round - Admission: $30.00
  • Opening Ceremony / Evening Recital / NZJPC Final Round - Gold Card: $25.00
  • Opening Ceremony / Evening Recital / NZJPC Final Round - Students with ID: $15.00
  • NZJPC Semi-Final Round / Masterclasses - Admission: $10.00
  • Observation Pass (for entry to all Masterclasses & Semi-Final Rounds) - Admission: $30.00
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Listed by: Gemma Lee

Join 16 of New Zealand's finest young pianists on a musical journey of a lifetime at the 2020 NZ Junior Piano Competition. Since 2014, NZJPC has become an indispensable platform for young New Zealand pianists to perform at a national standard, receive valuable masterclasses from industry professionals, and connect with fellow pianists. Presented by Lewis Eady Charitable Trust. With thanks to our supporters: Auckland Branch IRMTNZ, SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, and BACH MUSICA NZ.

Programme of Events:
- Thursday 1 October - Opening Ceremony + Competition Draw
- Friday 2 October - NZJPC Semi-Final Rounds
- Saturday 3 October - Piano Masterclasses with 2020 Adjudicator
- Saturday 3 October - Recital: Tony YanTong Chen
- Sunday 4 October - Multi-Piano Open (CANCELLED)
- Sunday 4 October - NZJPC Final Round + Prizegiving & Closing Function

Tickets (on sale from August):
- Opening Ceremony, Evening Recital, and NZJPC Final Round
- NZJPC Semi-Final Round and Masterclasses
- Observation Pass (for entry to all Masterclasses & Semi-Final Rounds)
- Multi-Piano Open: Free Entry

Musical Journey of A Lifetime

The biennial NZ Junior Piano Competition gives New Zealand pre-tertiary pianists the opportunity to compete for prizes totalling over $4,000. From submitted DVD auditions, the NZJPC Preliminary Adjudicator will select up to 16 students to participate in the competition. Competitors perform a 20-minute recital programme of their choice with at least three musical periods included. Only six are selected by the Adjudicator to compete in the Final Round held on Sunday 4 October. For the full rules and regulations, visit

- 1st Prize - $2,000 and recital opportunities supported by Lewis Eady and with Bach Musica in 2021
- 2nd Prize - $1,000
- 3rd Prize - $500
- Other finalists - $200 each
- Best Performance of a Classical Sonata - $500 (Donated by Auckland Branch IRMTNZ)
- Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition - $250 (Donated by SOUNZ)

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