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Applications for our 2016 programme close on 23 November 2015

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National Mentoring Programme

The NZSO National Mentoring Programme is an exciting opportunity for young music students to pair up with NZSO musicians to receive mentoring as well as access to NZSO rehearsals and concerts throughout 2016.

Applications are welcome from music students aged between 13 and 18.

Please note applications for our 2016 programme will close on 23 November 2015.

  • Students must be Grade 5 or over on an orchestral instrument.
  • Applications will be assessed by a panel of NZSO section principals.
  • The mentoring sessions will take place in the main centres to which the NZSO tour.
  • Students from outside these centres are welcome to apply but are responsible for their own transport costs.
  • Please be aware that short listed candidates may be contacted to submit an audio recording.

2015 participating students include:

Name Instrument City NZSO Mentor
Grace Leehan Viola Christchurch Peter Barber
Neil Lindsay Tuba Auckland Andrew Jarvis
Ivan Clayden French Horn Christchurch Heather Thompson
Deborah King Viola Auckland Peter Barber
Rachael Mannering Violin Napier Rebecca Struthers
Robert Petch Percussion Christchurch Leonard Sakofsky
Rebecca Bourne Cello Wellington Brigid O’Meeghan
Hector Fitzsimons Viola Tauranga Victoria Jaenecke
Maddison Bruce Flute Auckland Kirsten Eade and Bridget Douglas
Emma McNab Flute New Plymouth Bridget Douglas
Rachel Dohig Flute New Plymouth Kirsten Eade
Tessa Dalgety-Evans Cello Wellington Andrew Joyce and Ken Ichinose
Karen Hu Cello Christchurch Robert Ibell
Zosia Herlihy-O’Brien Violin Auckland Donald Armstrong

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