This years Lewis Eady Junior Music Contest (LEJMC) for GROUPS was held on the 19th September at Ponsonby Primary School. 

With 350+ musicians, their teachers and support crew, performances were spread over two sessions. The day was jam packed, with many smiling young faces (all eating Mr Whippy ice cream) and a wonderful array of musical genres. 

Thank you to all involved and a 'special thanks' to our Adjudicators; Mary Cornish, Stephanie Lees & Drew Hutchinson, and Ponsonby Primary School - what a great venue for the contest!

We look forward to doing it all again next year.

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LEWIS EADY JUNIOR MUSIC CONTEST for GROUPS is open to all primary and intermediate school children.

The contest is a performance opportunity for children at all levels of musical achievement, which aims to encourage young musicians to perform and to gain valuable experience and increase confidence.

Deserving performances are acknowledged with gold, silver or bronze certificates.
The contest adjudicators also provide constructive and encouraging written comments for all performances.


With the ink barely dry on his Royal Academy of Music Master of Arts in Piano Performance (complete with the highest distinction award DipRAM), Jason Bae is returning from London to perform a piano recital at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, Tuesday 15 September 2015 and to release his first CD.


Liszt - Etudes de Concert, S.144
1. "Il Lamento"   2. "La leggierezza"   3. "Un Sospiro"

Britten/Stevenson - Fantasy on "Peter Grimes"

Puccini/Mikhashoff - Portrait of Madame Butterfly


Chopin - Four Ballades

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Adult $29.90  |  Gold Card $25  |  Student $15

15 September 2015  |  7.30pm  |  Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

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LECT proudly announces...

Emerging Artists Series 2013

  - WINNER - 



Sylvia wins a cash prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to travel to Sydney to perform next year.

CD recordings simply numbered one to six (one CD for each recital) were couriered to the University of Otago in Dunedin for Professor Terence Dennis, Head of the School of Music, to adjudicate.

Professor Dennis remarks on the winning performance…

The candidate presented a very wide-ranging and challenging programme, and the performance displayed a sophisticated and consistent musical response throughout, with superb technical control, and a most impressive understanding of artistic nuance and subtlety of pianism.

 And adds:

Congratulations to all the pianists for their highly impressive recitals, all were testaments to immense preparation and represent significant achievements. 

Our congratulations to all performers.  Thank you for participating in the Series.  We hope you gained valuable experience to support your musical career. 

Many thanks to Professor Dennis for providing his time, care and expert opinion.  Thanks to the Schools of Music throughout New Zealand who forward nominations of their most promising students and many thanks to our appreciative Concert Club audience who keep coming back for recitals presented by these talented young musicians.

Finally, thanks to our loyal sponsors who offer the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust vital support.  We recognise them here and encourage you to support them when you can.

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The first EAS concert for 2014 will be on Wednesday 9 April. 

Details will be on the website in February.  Visit


LECT Emerging Artists Series Winners
2012 Matt Steele (jazz) of Auckland . 2011 Lucy Zeng of Auckland . 2010 Anna Maksymova of Canterbury
2009 Jason Bae of Auckland . 2008 Tony Lin of Christchurch

Introducing to the stage... QUANG HONG LUU

Emerging Artists Series

Wednesday, 12th June 2013 - 7.30pm

From Sydney - 'Theme & Variations' EMERGING ARTISTS WINNER 2012


Beethoven - Sonata in C major Op.2-3

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 in C sharp minor


Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Quang Hong Luu


Quang Hong Luu was born in October 1990 in Hanoi,Vietnam. He began learning piano in 1996, and entered the secondary level piano programme of the Vietnam National Academy of Music in June 1997 under the guidance of Professor Dr Tran Thu Ha. In 2007, Quang Hong Luu received a full scholarship at the Australian International Conservatorium of Music. He is studying in the piano undergraduate programme with Professor Kyunghee Lee. 

Since 2008, Quang has won 1st prizes in competitions in Australia including the Sydney Eisteddfod: Kawai, Recital, Chopin and 19th Century piano awards, finalist of the Allison/Anderson Piano scholarship and 1st prize of the Lev Vlassenko piano competition in Brisbane. He has also performed with many different orchestras including Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Vietnam national symphony Orchestra, Orchestra from Florence(Italy), Queensland symphony Orchestra, KOZY symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Orchestra (Sydney). Quang received full scholarship to participate and perform at the Kirishima International music festival (Japan) 2011 where he studied intensively with world famous concert pianist Dang Thai Son for 2 weeks and perform at the Asia Orchestra Week festival in Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in Japan 2012. Recently he was also invited as guest artist to perform at the prestigious Sun Aria vocal competition of Australia in August 2012 and was the winner of the Emerging Artists concert series in Sydney, sponsored by Theme and Variations piano service.

You can also book tickets and make a donation by phoning Lewis Eady directly on 09 524 4119.


LOCATION - Lewis Eady Showroom
75 Great South Road, Remuera

Drinks & nibbles from 7pm
Performance commences at 7.30pm

TICKETS - $30 per person / $10 per student

All proceeds go to the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust

The NZIPF 2013 - Best Festival Yet!

Last nights spectacular concert starring Russian pianist Ilya Rashkovskiy was a fitting end to what has been described by many as the ‘best festival yet’!

Living in a country so far removed from the cultural centres of Europe and America can sometimes give one a feeling of detachment and it is weeks like this that help us to bridge that divide.

Sitting amongst the ‘almost capacity’ crowd in the Concert Chamber last night one could be forgiven for imagining that we were in London, Paris or New York.

We all need to thank the NZIPF’s Artistic Director – Prof Tamas Vesmas for his sterling efforts in bringing us such talents as Michael Houstoun, Konstanze Eickhorst, Denes Varjon and Ilya Rashkovskiy who have not only kept us spellbound all week with their performances but who have also given of their time with our own emerging pianists during their masterclasses.

From the NZIPF committee I would like to thank you all for your attendance and support.

As they say ‘there is no rest for the wicked’ and we look forward to bringing you the new Wallace National Piano Competition in early July.

John Eady
LECT Chairman

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Hungarian Fire from Dénes Várjon

Auckland Town Hall, Concert Chamber . Wednesday . 24th April - 8pm

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German Precision

New Zealand International Piano Festival 2013 - Steinway Artist, KONSTANZE EICKHORST
Sunday . 21st April - 4.30pm - Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

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