Applications closing soon for 2021 Rising Stars

The winner of BOP Symphonia’s 2019 Rising Stars concerto competition, Leo Read, performing Ferdinand David’s Trombone Concertino with the orchestra.

Applications close next Friday for the Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s 2021 Rising Stars competition.

The biennial competition is designed to give 12-18 year old Bay Of Plenty musicians a platform to exhibit their talent, and to introduce them to the New Zealand public.

Secretary Maggie Gething says now is the time to get applications in.

There will be two classes: a concerto competition for instrumentalists and a composition competition. 

Concerto finalists will perform with the orchestra in the Rising Stars concert on August 21, the winner being selected on the night by a panel of professional, nationally recognised judges.  

The winning composition will also be performed by the orchestra, and trombonist Leo Read, winner of the 2019 competition, will perform as soloist. 

Entries close next Friday, February 26 at 5pm.

Further details and entry forms are available from

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