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June 6, 2014 11:49AM

The winner's tour - Nikki Chooi


Virtuoso violin fireworks from the 2013 winner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Nikki Chooi in concert with Stephen de Pledge (piano) and Ashley Brown (cello), presented by Chamber Music New Zealand

The programme includes:

Jack Body - Caravan

Click HERE for full programme details.

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition is one of the most demanding competitions of its kind. The winner receives $40,000, a record release with Atoll, and the most coveted prize of all - the winner’s tour.

This year’s winner is Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi. For this tour he is joined by New Zealand’s most in demand international pianist, Stephen De Pledge, for three exciting programmes of absolute fireworks, from Ravel’s gypsy Tzigane and the De Falla Suite Espagnole, to the virtuoso Ysaÿe and profound Prokofiev No 1. Jack Body’s Caravan had critics raving for its evocative depiction of the Silk Road: and trios follow with cellist Ashley Brown, including Smetana’s Bohemian masterpiece, his piano trio of 1855.

Start time

June 6, 2014 11:49AM


Click HERE for tour and booking details.

Concerts held in Rotorua, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier, Christchurch, Nelson, Auckland, Wanganui, Waikanae, Blenheim, Invercargill, Dunedin and Queenstown.