1pm Live from the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in Queenstown
The women are in the box seat for this year’s Michael Hill International Violin Competition: 17 out of the 18 contestants are female. There’s a lot at stake with prize money of forty thousand dollars and a chance to launch an international career.
In this two-hour special broadcast, Upbeat talks to some of the key players, including judges, former winners, accompanists and those behind the scenes.
2:00 PM.Susie Park joins the Michael Hill International Violin Competition judging panel from Australia where she was a busy chamber musician, before taking up a concertmaster position in Michigan. Audio
1:40 PM.Neil and Barbara Simpson have hosted a number of Michael Hill International Violin Competition contestants over the years, including winner Nikki Chooi twice, and his brother Timothy at this year's… Read moreAudio
1:15 PM.Young Uck Kim is one of South Korea's most well-respected musicians: as a violinist, teacher and chamber musician, in Queenstown to join the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Read moreAudio