The Michael Hill International Violin Competition is New Zealand’s most prestigious music competition and is recognised as one of the finest violin competitions in the world.

In its decade plus short history, the competition has achieved iconic status as a high-calibre premium music event. It consistently delivers a nail-biting and jaw dropping experience and attracts live audiences of 3000 and its online performance views exceed 250,000 (including 16,000 live streaming).

For its stakeholders and its New Zealand community the competition promises:
  • A world–class event in their backyard
  • The chance to be a part of the ‘thrill of competition’
  • A welcoming personality and genuine audience engagement
  • A sense of pride – a platform to celebrate being Kiwi