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Wed, 07 Jun


Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Violin Competition: Semi-Final Round III

Michael Hill International Violin Competition: The competition arrives in Auckland and of the original 16 competitors, just six violinists will have made it through to this critical stage.

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Violin Competition: Semi-Final Round III
Violin Competition: Semi-Final Round III

Time & Location

07 Jun 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

About the event

The advancing six semi-finalists’ impeccable artistry and leadership skills are on display when, on just 90 minutes’ rehearsal, they lead Mozart’s sublime string quintets with eminent NZ musicians Amalia Hall, Gillian Ansell (of the New Zealand String Quartet), Robert Ashworth and Ashley Brown.

Wednesday 7th June, 7:30pm   |   Round III for three semi-finalists

Thursday 8th June, 7:30pm | Round III for remaining three semi-finalists & Judges voting and announcement of three finalists


New Zealand’s globally regarded Michael Hill International Violin Competition, supported by the Hill Family Foundation for Arts and Music, returns in June 2023. Considered an ‘Olympics of the violin world’, 16 of the world’s finest young violinists compete in Queenstown and then Auckland. Over eight days, a feast of spellbinding acts of virtuosity, heartstring-tugging treasures and heroic masterpieces are performed. The prestigious international judging panel selects the top three to perform in the judged grand final concert with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at Auckland’s Town Hall on 10 June to win the coveted, career-launching prize. 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 when they go head-to-head for a prize package valued at over $100,000. To find out more about the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, head to their website:

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