Unfortunately, Covid has struck again. The difficult decision has been made by the NPACS committee to cancel our 2022 Easter competition. The risk of spreading the Omicron variant is just too great. our committee have worked tirelessly to plan this annual event over the past months, and we know that our competition community will be as disappointed as we are about this news.

Le's hope we can have our Easter Comps in 2023!

The instrumental competitions are held for pianists, string players, baroque instrumentalists and orchestral 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. 

Entries open 1st March 2022

Closing date for entries: 11:59pm 21st March 2022

No late entries accepted - No refund of entry fees unless competition is cancelled

2022 Programme TBC
Image by Clark Young
Date & Time

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

Date & Time: To be advised in Programme 


Kimbali Harding, Hastings


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.