Above: Geist (2011 and 2012 winners). 2012 winning performance at the national final.
The New Zealand Community Trust 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 in the country. It is presented annually by Chamber Music New Zealand.
The purpose of the Chamber Music Contest is to encourage young musicians regardless of standard or experience, to perform together and strive towards excellence. It also aims to provide an opportunity for musical activities within schools to have a link with the wider community at both a local and national level.
Entries are now closed for the 2013 contest. For more information on the District Rounds and Nationals go to the 2013 contest section on this website.
Prizes for specific achievements at the contest include certificates, special cash prizes, vouchers, musical texts and season tickets to the Chamber Music New Zealand concerts. View our prizes page for a full list of prizes being awarded in 2013.