Media Release from the Michael Hill Violin Competition

Queenstown businesses and local arts lovers are throwing their support behind an iconic violin competition that recognises and fosters excellence among some of the world’s finest young musicians.

Founded in 2000, the Michael Hill International Violin Competition is a biennial competition bringing together 16 talented young violinists from all around the world to showcase their artistic mastery in Queenstown and Auckland.

Over eight days (this year from June 2 to 10) they perform a series of spellbinding competition pieces in their quest to win a prize package valued at over $100,000 and the opportunity to launch themselves onto the world stage.