The NZBF Young Brass Musician of the Year Competition

The New Zealand Brass Foundation Young Brass Musician of the Year Competition 2016 offers young New Zealand brass musicians an opportunity to showcase their solo talents. The winner will receive a $1000 scholarship from the New Zealand Brass Foundation and offered a solo engagement with the champion band of New Zealand Wellington Brass.


The competition is open to all New Zealand brass players aged between 16 and 25 years old. The 2016 competition will be in two rounds. Round One is a video performance of between 8-15 minutes consisting of a solo performance with piano, brass band or recorded backing track accompaniment.


After the audition round a panel of jurors will select three finalists to compete in the final (Round Two) to be held at St Andrew's on The Terrace in Wellington on Saturday 19 November 2016. The finalists will be accompanied by Wellington Brass performing a 20-30 minute programme.

The NZBF Young Brass Musician of the Year Competition is run by the New Zealand Brass Foundation.



Recent Announcements

  • Dates for 2016 competition The dates for the 2016 competition have been announced. Prizes will be announced soon. Friday 30 September - 5pm Entries close Friday 7 October - 5pm Late entries close (extra fee applies ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2016, 9:45 PM by Buzz Newton
  • Spence Crowned 2015 Champion Results:1st Prize ($1000) - Luke Spence (euphonium)2nd Prize ($500) - Dale Vale (trombone)3rd Prize ($250) - Andrew Yorkstone (trombone)
    Posted Dec 5, 2015, 7:06 PM by Buzz Newton
  • 2015 Finalists named PRESS RELEASE FROM NZ BRASS FOUNDATIONThe NZ Brass Foundation is extremely pleased to announce the finalists for this years Young Brass Musician of the Year Competition. cornetist Megan Gooding ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2015, 11:23 PM by Buzz Newton
  • Lawson on the move The famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band have announced the appointment of New Zealand cornet star Kyle Lawson to the position of Principal Cornet with immediate effect. Kyle holds the title ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2015, 7:00 AM by Buzz Newton
  • Lawson claims NZ Young Musician title 22 year old cornet player Kyle Lawson wins the first New Zealand Young Brass Musician of the Year title in Wellington.The final of the inaugural New Zealand Young Brass ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2015, 7:01 AM by Buzz Newton
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