Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 October,
Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom
Join us for an exciting weekend of virtuosic piano playing for the ninth annual Rönisch Secondary Schools Piano Competition.
On Saturday, 22 October 2016, the competitors will compete in the first round and on the evening of Sunday 23 October six highly gifted finalists will show their virtuosic talents while competing for the prestigious title of Auckland’s top secondary school pianist.
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is pleased to present this competition again alongside Patron Bryan Sayer and the support of the University of Auckland School of Music. The generous prize money is kindly donated by Warren Sly from Sly’s Pianos.
Established in 2008, the competition encourages excellence in piano playing. Each Auckland secondary school is invited to nominate one student representative at Grade 8 level or above.
More than 30 schools have participated in the competition throughout the years, and we are looking forward to welcoming new schools who will be offered the chance to win the Newcomers Award, which gives the winning student tickets to APO concerts in 2017