We asked the 2015 entrants why they wanted a place in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Here are some of their answers...
"It is a really world-famous competition, with an interesting and unique repertoire. Taking part in it can open the door to a violin career. As well, New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places in the world!"
"I have grown up watching this competition and admiring the competitors and it has always been an ambition of mine to take part."
"The Michael Hill International Violin Competition is unique in its procedure, allowing each candidate to perform multiple works and rounds prior to any elimination. This allows competitors to show who they are as a musician in a very complete way. I would love the opportunity to present my artistry and challenge myself to represent my musicianship."
"I have heard glowing reviews about this organization and I would love to play in front of such a world class jury, as well as audience."