The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers.
Many of its past participants have gone on to have successful musical careers both in NZ and abroad, including leader of the adjudicators Wilma Smith.
From more than 400 ensembles nationwide, only 12 made it through to the semi-finals.
Here we listen to the six final groups representing regions across New Zealand.
Recorded by RNZ Concert, 4 August 2018, at The Piano, Christchurch.
Engineer: Darryl Stack
Details of the programme:
Presenter: Clarissa Dunn
REGER: Serenade for flute, violin and viola - Orbit
CHAUSSON: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op 3 (1) - Trio Espoir
STRAVINSKY: L'Histoire du Soldat (1,2,4,5) - Timeless Trio
SHOSTAKOVICH: Two Pieces for String Octet Op 11 - Sputnik the Oktet
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No 14 in D minor D810, Death and the Maiden (1) - Te Ahi Kaa
EYCHENNE: Cantilene et danse - رقص Raqs
Best Performance of a New Zealand Work:
HAMILTON: Three Love Songs of Sara Teasdale: Child, Child; To-Night; After Love - Chamber of Secrets
Senior Composition winner:
Benjamin SNEYD-UTTING: String Quartet in C - Virtuoso Strings Quartet
The annual NZCT Chamber Music Contest is presented by Chamber Music New Zealand.