20 Jun 2021

National Concerto Competition - finally!

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 20 June 2021

Two young cellists and a violinist vying to win New Zealand's National Concerto Competition had to wait a frustrating extra three months to compete in the big finale due to the Covid-19 outbreak in March.

But on Saturday night they were finally able to take to the stage at Christchurch's James Hay Theatre.

Lynn Freeman speaks to the winner Catherine Kwak (Auckland) and judges Malavika Gopal and Roger Brown.

Hyein Kim (Auckland) came second and April Ju (Christchurch) third.

Finalists concerto competition April Ju (Christchurch), Hyein Kim (Auckland) and Catherine Kwak (Auckland)

Finalists concerto competition April Ju (Christchurch), Hyein Kim (Auckland) and Catherine Kwak (Auckland) Photo: Supplied

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