Rising Stars Competition 2023 – APPLY NOW!

One of Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s prime objectives is to encourage young musicians – both in playing instruments and appreciating orchestral music. The community orchestra does this by dedicating one of their concerts each year to ‘youth music’. In alternate years, the Symphonia usually presents
a concert programme designed with youngsters in mind, or runs a ‘Rising Stars’ competition for secondary school level students. (Scroll down for entry forms and more information)

Next year sees the Symphonia’s eighth biennial Rising Stars Competition. This popular competition is designed to give young musicians from around the Bay of Plenty a platform to exhibit their talent, and to introduce them to the New Zealand public. Once again there will be two classes: a concerto
competition for instrumentalists and a composition competition. Concerto finalists will perform with the orchestra at a special concert on 27 August 2023 and the winner will be selected on the night by a panel of professional, nationally recognised judges. The winning composition will also be performed by the orchestra.

Entries (indicating intention to take part) close on 3rd March 2023.

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Justus Rozemond, Music Director
Email: justus@rozemond.com

The winner of BOP Symphonia’s 2021 Rising Stars concerto competition, Hayden Butt, performs
Debussy’s ‘Première Rhapsodie’ with the orchestra.

More information

If you are having trouble downloading the forms, please get in touch with us at bopssecretary@gmail.com and we will email you the forms. Good luck!