Rising Stars – October 2021

Saturday 30 October 2021, 7pm, at Tauranga Boys’ College Graham Young Youth Theatre.

Conducted by Justus Rozemond

The finals concert of our 7th biennial Concerto competition for 12-18 year old musicians from around the Bay of Plenty.  A panel of prestigious judges will select the winner on the night: Emeritus Professor of Music Peter Walls ONZM,   Catherine Gibson, Chief Executive of Orchestras Central Trust, and Dr Rae de Lisle MNZM,  Associate Professor in piano studies from the University of Auckland.

Prizes will be presented by Hon Jan Tinetti, MP (TBC).


  • Orchestra:    Bruckner  – Three Pieces for Orchestra, WAB 97
  • Grace Tak (cello):       Lalo – Concerto in D minor (1st mvmt)
  • Hannah Seo (recorder): Vivaldi   – Concerto in G, La Notte RV 439
  • Hayden Butt (clarinet):  Debussy            – Premiere Rhapsodie
  • Pilgyu Chang (piano):  Chopin  –  Concerto no 1 (2nd mvmt)
  • Yusuke Takahashi (double bass):        Capuzzi – Concerto in D (1st movment)
  • Leo Read (trombone – 2019 Rising Stars Winner):   Gaubert (arr JR) – Morceau Symphonique


Adult $24;  Senior $22; Under 18 $2. Service fees apply. Tickets on sale from 5 October via Eventfinda, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.


Omokoroa and Bethlehem Community Centre