Rising Stars – June 2019

Conducted by Justus Rozemond

Sunday, 30th June, 2019;  3.30pm, Baycourt Addison Theatre, Tauranga

The finals concert of our 6th biennial Concerto competition for 12-18 year old musicians from around the Bay of Plenty.  A panel of prestigious judges headed by well known conductor and musicologist Peter Walls will select the winner on the night.


Finalists will perform a movement from a concerto of their choice accompanied by the Symphonia.

The finalists and their chosen pieces are (in alphabetical order)

  • Hayden Butt (Bethlehem College) – Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2
  • Huang Yu Li (Tauranga Girls College) – Mozart Piano Concerto No 9
  • James Robinson (Tauranga Boys College) – Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto
  • Leo Read (Taneatua, home schooled) – David Trombone Concertino
  • Rosa Hook (John Paul College, Rotorua) – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
  • Sumin Sarah Lee (Tauranga Girls College) – Mozart Violin Concerto No 3

During the judges’ deliberations the orchestra will play Janáček’s Adagio for Orchestra.    Prizes will be presented by His Worship the Mayor of Tauranga, Greg Brownless


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