Bringing world-class opportunities to our emerging pianists. This programme provides an incomparable opportunity for young pianists to learn from the very best in the world. The APO’s visiting artists engage directly with the participants via masterclasses, mentoring and open rehearsals, providing both advice and inspiration for these talented young performers.
Each year, one young pianist of outstanding potential is chosen as the Haydn Staples Piano Scholar. In 2020, the Scholar will participate regularly in masterclasses, receive complimentary tickets to APO concerts and perform as part of various APO events, including a performance as soloist with the full orchestra. The Piano Scholar is selected in conjunction with the piano teaching team and Head of School at the University of Auckland School of Music.