Entries have closed for the 2017 Gisborne International Music Competition

2017 Entry forms downloadable here

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 2018 Schedule


Friday 4th May Entries open

Friday 28th September Entries close, if the limit has not been reached

Friday 23rd November Piano rehearsals

Saturday 24th November Piano rehearsals / Movie night

Sunday 25th November Piano rehearsals / Opening reception and briefing 7.00pm

Monday 26th November First round 10.00am, 2.00pm, 7.00pm

Tuesday 27th November First round 10.00am, 2.00pm, 7.00pm

Wednesday 28th November First round 10.00am, 2.00pm, 7.00pm / Announcement of semi-finalists

Thursday 29th November Post performance feedback / Community engagment activities / BBQ

Friday 30th November Semi-final round 10.00am, 2.00pm, 7.00pm / Announcement of finalists

Saturday 1st December Post performance feedback / Concert Under the Leaves / Competition final 7.00pm

All rounds are held in public in the War Memorial Theatre, Bright Street, Gisborne



The Gisborne International Music Competition welcomes both new entrants to international competition and experienced competitors.

* Official collaborative pianists are made available at no additional cost

* All competitors are able to receive feedback about their performance in private interviews with the jurors

* Billetted accomodation is available for competitors in Gisborne during the competition

* A number of social and outreach activities are offered

If you would like assistance sourcing works by New Zealand composers for your instrument, please contact SOUNZ, Centre for New Zealand Music www.sounz.org.nz