WALLACE NATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2017

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GRAND FINAL  |  16 July

Congratulations to all our winners

1st - Lixin Zhang
2nd - Siyu Sun
3rd - Modi Deng
4th - Marianna Kang
Encouragement - Liam Wooding
Best Classical Sonata - Modi Deng
Best NZ Composition - Marianna Kang

 
New Zealand is punching above its weight.
— Piers Lane, Adjudicator

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LIVE MUSIC STREAMED FROM THE COMPETITION

LIVE MUSIC STREAMED FROM THE COMPETITION

Announcing the #WNPC2017 Finalists

After 15 hours of piano playing, we are delighted to announce our four finalists for the third biennial Wallace National Piano Competition.
In playing order:

Siyu Sun  |  Lixin Zhang  |  Modi Deng  |  Marianna KanG

See you all at the 'Grand Final'.
Sunday, 16 July | 3pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall


COMPETITION PRELIMINARY ROUNDS

14 JULY - ROUND 1: 9:30AM | 2PM | 7PM
15 JULY - ROUND 2: 9:30AM | 2PM | 7PM

Venue: The University of Auckland's Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland

SESSION ONE
Sara Lee  -  9.30am
Jiaqing (Coco) Li  -  10.00am
Derek Long  -  10.30am
Siyu Sun  -  11.15am
Lawrence Wong  -  11.45am

SESSION TWO
Liam Wooding  -  2.00pm
Lixin Zhang  -  2.30pm
Frank (Jian Wen) Chen  -  3.00pm
Leon Chen  -  3.45pm
Tony Yan Tong Chen  -  4.15pm
 

SESSION THREE
Noelle Dannenbring  -  7.00pm
Modi Deng  -  7.30pm
Amy Hsu  -  8.00pm
Marianna Kang  -  8.45pm
Arnold Lee  -  9.15pm
Joyce Lee (unable to play)


The biennial Wallace National Piano Competition is a premiere platform for tomorrow’s musicians. Bringing together 16 of New Zealand’s best young pianists, celebrated Australian pianist Piers Lane AO will select four Grand Finalists to compete for prizes totalling over $20,000. This competition has inspired, surprised and delighted music enthusiasts since 2013, and has successfully launched careers of Kiwi artists including 2013 winner and Steinway Artist, Jason Bae.

Be part of the journey - join us and watch the bright future of classical music unfold.


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Prizes:
1st Prize: $10,000  |  2nd Prize $5,000  |  3rd Prize $3,000
4th Prize $1,500  |  Encouragement Award $500

Best Performance of a Classical Sonata $1,000
(Donated by IRMT Auckland Branch)
Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition $500
(Donated by SOUNZ)

Prize winners may also be considered for an Encompass regional tour with Chamber Music New Zealand and also for a concerto performance with the Auckland Philhamonia Orchestra and Bach Musica. 


OPENING CEREMONY

13 July - 7:30pm
Opening ceremony, Recital by Piers Lane AO and Competition Draw
Venue:
 The University of Auckland's Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS

14 July - 9:30am | 2pm | 7pm - Round 1 (Session 1, 2 & 3)
15 July - 9:30am | 2pm | 7pm - Round 2 (Session 1, 2 & 3)
16 July - 10am - Adjudicator's Masterclass - Piers Lane AO will conduct a masterclass for pianists who do not reach the Grand Final
Venue: The University of Auckland's Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland

GRAND FINAL

16 July - 3pm
Four finalists to perform a 45 minute programme each competing for prizes totalling $20,000.
An Awards Ceremony will follow - 6.45pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall


Music Theatre Parking - we suggest parking in the Owen G Glenn Building (OGGB).

This is the main car park on the University of Auckland's City Campus. You can access the car park via Grafton Road, opposite Stanley Street.


TICKET INFORMATION

OPENING CEREMONY:
Adult $30 | Gold Card $25 | Student $15
BOOK TICKETS - click below

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:
Per Session: Adult $15 | Gold Card & Student $10
DOOR SALES ONLY - Open to the public
All Preliminary Sessions Pass: Adult $60 | Gold Card & Student $30
BOOK TICKETS - click below

MASTERCLASS:
With Adjudicator - Piers Lane AO
FREE ENTRY - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

GRAND FINAL:
Adults $30 | Gold Card $25 | Students $15
Student Group Pass - $90 (Allows entry for six students and one music teacher)
Buy tickets: 0800 111 999 | www.ticketmaster.co.nz