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Entries have now closed for  the 2019 Gisborne International Music Competition. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact info@gisbornemusiccompetition.com

The Gisborne International Music Competition is open to all players of core orchestral instruments aged between 16 and 25 years. Competitors are asked to submit a 45-55 minute programme comprising a minimum of three different works, including at least one unaccompanied work, from at least two different musical periods.

Key features include:

  • $27,000 in cash prizes (First Prize $10,000)
  • the provision of collaborative pianists at no additional cost
  • post-performance feedback and mentoring from jurors
  • billeted accommodation 
  • additional social and community engagement activities

The competition runs from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December 2019.

While there is no pre-selection of entrants, there is a strict limit on the number of entrants that can be accepted. For this reason we strongly suggest competitors do not wait until the official closing date to enter.




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