Round 1 - Saturday 13 October
Final - Sunday 14 October
Venue: Bruce Ritchie Performing Arts Centre, Massey High School
Applications due: Friday 14 September 5pm.
A unique event in which pianists represent their schools in a solo piano recital competition. The prize money is split between the individual and his or her school to encourage both personal development and support for vibrant piano education programmes.
Established in 2008, the competition encourages excellence in piano playing and has become a rite of passage for many emerging young artists who have gone on to start international careers.
The competition is open to all secondary schools in the Auckland Region. Each school may nominate one student representative at Grade 8 level or above to compete for the prestigious title of Auckland's top secondary school pianist.
The competition is presented with support of Patron and competition founder Bryan Sayer. Prize money is donated by Warren Sly of Sly's Pianos.