The Weekend Sun Competition


Talented young musicians from around the Bay of Plenty will compete for the title of Rising Star 2017 in Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s next concert.

This is the culmination of two competitions for secondary school level students: one for composition and the other, a concerto competition, for performance. The concert will be opened by 18-year-old Shamus Baker from Rotorua who won this year’s composition competition with his innovative piece for the orchestra ‘Skylines’.

Six finalists in the concerto competition will then perform a challenging piece accompanied by the orchestra. Among them will be brass player James Robinson, a Year 11 student from Tauranga Boys’ College, performing Haydn’s well-known ‘Trumpet Concerto’.

Three finalists are from Bethlehem College: trombonist Elliot Lee, 17, playing a concertino by the German composer David; flautist Loredana Kint, 17, playing Mozart’s ‘Flute Concerto’ and pianist Mei Hei Luk, 18, with Chopin’s ‘First Piano Concerto’. Trombonist Leo Read from Taneatua plays a concerto by Bourgeois; and Rotorua’s Rosa Hook plays Wieniawski’s ‘Violin Concerto No. 2’.

While the panel of nationally-recognised professional judges consider their verdict, the audience will be entertained by the Symphonia’s 2015 winning Rising Star, Soomin Kim, who is now studying piano performance at the University of Auckland. Prizes will be presented by Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless.

The concert is at 3.30pm on Sunday, September 3 at Tauranga Boys’ College. Tickets are $25 for adults; $22 for seniors, $21 for members and Friends of BOPS, and $5 for 18 years and

Talented young musicians from around the Bay of Plenty will compete for the title of Rising Star 2017 in Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s next concert.

This is the culmination of two competitions for secondary school level students: one for composition and the other, a concerto competition, for performance. The concert will be opened by 18-year-old Shamus Baker from Rotorua who won this year’s composition competition with his innovative piece for the orchestra ‘Skylines’.

Six finalists in the concerto competition will then perform a challenging piece accompanied by the orchestra. Among them will be brass player James Robinson, a Year 11 student from Tauranga Boys’ College, performing Haydn’s well-known ‘Trumpet Concerto’.

Three finalists are from Bethlehem College: trombonist Elliot Lee, 17, playing a concertino by the German composer David; flautist Loredana Kint, 17, playing Mozart’s ‘Flute Concerto’ and pianist Mei Hei Luk, 18, with Chopin’s ‘First Piano Concerto’. Trombonist Leo Read from Taneatua plays a concerto by Bourgeois; and Rotorua’s Rosa Hook plays Wieniawski’s ‘Violin Concerto No. 2’.

While the panel of nationally-recognised professional judges consider their verdict, the audience will be entertained by the Symphonia’s 2015 winning Rising Star, Soomin Kim, who is now studying piano performance at the University of Auckland. Prizes will be presented by Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless.

The concert is at 3.30pm on Sunday, September 3 at Tauranga Boys’ College. Tickets are $25 for adults; $22 for seniors, $21 for members and Friends of BOPS, and $5 for 18 years and under. Tickets are available at www.iticket.co.nz or in person at i-SITE, Willow St.

WIN WITH THE SUN

The Weekend Sun has one double pass to Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s September 3 concert for one lucky reader who can tell us who the 2015 winner of the Rising Star competition was?

under. Tickets are available at www.iticket.co.nz or in person at i-SITE, Willow St.

WIN WITH THE SUN

The Weekend Sun has one double pass to Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s September 3 concert for one lucky reader who can tell us who the 2015 winner of the Rising Star competition was?



Competition Results

Congratulations to Malcolm Thrush. We will be contacting you soon to advise you.