The instrumental competitions are held for pianists, string players and baroque instrumentalists and are a great opportunity for students and musicians to play and get feedback from our valuable adjudicators. 

For more information on the Instrumental competition please read below, and follow the provided links. 

Closing date for entries: 11:59pm 4th March 2021

No late entries accepted - No refund of entry fees

Date & Time

Location: Pan Pac Foyer, Municipal Theatre, Tennyson St, Napier 

Date & Time: To be advised in Programme 


Catherine McKay, Sydney 


Test Pieces

Please email Jan Beck at to find out how to access the music for all Test Pieces. 



Quick Study

Quick Study pieces will be emailed out two weeks prior to competition date.

*Please note: Instrumental competitors are asked to please wear appropriate clothing while competing.  Jandals are not considered appropriate. Girls - No Strapless tops or shorts. – Thank you

click the links below to find out all the necessary information regarding the Easter Festival.


Established in 1908 by a group of prominent Hawke’s Bay citizens the Society aims to foster and promote all aspects of the Performing Arts.  Our annual competitions festival is held at Easter every year.


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