WALLACE NATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2017
13-16 JULY

The biennial Wallace National Piano Competition brings together 16 of New Zealand's best young pianists, competing for prizes totalling $20,000.  Each contestant plays two 30-minute programmes before adjudicator Piers Lane AO selects four finalists to perform in the Grand Final being held at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber on 16 July.

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Announcing our WNPC 2017 competitors

WNPC 2017 Competitors

Frank (Jia Wen) Chen . Auckland
Leon Chen . Auckland
Tony Yan Tong Chen . Auckland
Noelle Dannenbring . Hamilton
Modi Deng . Auckland
Amy Hsu . Auckland
Marianna Kang . Hamilton
Arnold Lee . Auckland
Joyce Lee . Auckland
Sara Lee . Auckland
Jiaqing (Coco) Li . Auckland
Derek Long . Auckland
Siyu Sun . Auckland
Lawrence Wong . Auckland
Liam Wooding . Melbourne
Lixin Zhang . Christchurch

1st reserve- Christina Xiao . Auckland
2nd reserve- Jiazhou Conroy Hu . Auckland

 
 
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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
Parking: We suggest the Wilson Car Park beneath the Business School, Grafton Rd (off Symonds St). 

 
 

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


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

ADJUDICATOR'S MASTERCLASS:
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

 
 
Patron - Sir James Wallace

Patron - Sir James Wallace