YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE

Our Young Artists Showcase offers THREE fantastic opportunities for secondary school students to perform with the NZSO!

These include featuring as a concerto soloist, singer-songwriter or orchestral instrumentalist. The showcase will be held at the Alan Gibbs Centre at Wellington College on Wednesday 17 August, 7:30pm. See below for more details on how to apply.

NZSO Young Artists Showcase: Concerto Soloists

Are you a secondary school student who would like to perform a movement of a concerto or a short solo work with the NZSO? If so, we want to hear from you!

Due to staging and sourcing requirements, repertoire is limited to a chamber orchestra size. Please fill out the application form below so we can review your repertoire choice and assist you in picking an appropriate work.

NZSO Young Artists Showcase: Concerto Soloists - Application Form

Once your repertoire choice is approved by NZSO, you will be required to submit a video recording of yourself performing that work by Monday 23 May

Up to 3 successful applicants will be chosen by a panel, including NZSO musicians, to perform with the orchestra in the showcase concert.

NZSO Young Artists Showcase: Singer-songwriters

Are you a secondary school student who would like to perform your own original song with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra backing you? If so, please complete an application by filling out the form below!

NZSO Young Artists Showcase: Singer-songwriters - Application Form

  • You will be required to submit a video recording of you performing your own original song with instrumental accompaniment (guitar, piano etc).
  • Songs must be no longer than approx. 4 mins.
  • Please submit your application by Monday 23 May.

Up to 4 successful applicants will be chosen by a panel. These successful applicants will have their song orchestrated by the talented Daniel Hayles and will get to perform their song with the NZSO in the showcase concert.

NZSO Young Artists Showcase: Orchestral Instrumentalists

Are you a Wellington-based, secondary school student who plays an orchestral instrument and would like to experience what it is like performing in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra? If so, please complete an application by filling out the form below!

NZSO Young Artists Showcase: Orchestral Instrumentalists - Application Form

  • You’ll be required to submit a video recording of two contrasting pieces, a letter of recommendation from your instrument teacher, and a musician bio that includes your musical qualifications and achievements.
  • Please submit your application by Monday 23 May.

Successful applicants will be coached throughout the year on the repertoire of the concert and perform alongside NZSO players in the showcase concert.


If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact education@nzso.co.nz

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