Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Finalists and repertoire:
Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis (Latvia) Shostakovich Concerto in A minor
Do Gyung (Anna) Im (South Korea) Sibelius Concerto in D minor
Eric Tsai (USA) Shostakovich Concerto in A minor
The “Michael Hill” is recognised as one of the most sought-after international violin prizes and the careers of future musical legends are launched here in New Zealand where they go head to head for a prize package valued at over $100,000.
From over 100 applications to 16 quarter finalists, then six semi-finalists, just three violinists will move on to the Grand Finale. Finalists will be announced after the second semi-final on Thursday evening.
In the Grand Finale each finalist will perform a concerto with the full Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Giordano Bellincampi.
Cast your vote to determine the winner of the 2019 Michael Hill Audience Prize. Live and online audience. Voting is done via the website or NZ mobile (standard charges apply). Please visit www.violincompetition.co.nz or text the unique code of your favourite competitor to 3323. Codes are in the programme pages 26-33 or on the website.