Printed December 01, 2020 2:26PM
Restrictions round Covid 19 imply this 12 months’s Gisborne Worldwide Music Competitors options solely New Zealand artists, though some have returned from abroad, and quarantined, to take part.
“This 12 months’s GIMC may very well be likened to the first-ever New Zealand championship for classical musicians,” says GIMC supervisor Mark La Roche.
“It’s going to be a captivating, distinctive and really particular contest.”
The primary rounds proceed on the Conflict Memorial Theatre at present and tomorrow.
The semifinal is on Friday and the ultimate on Saturday. Admission is free.
Among the many 40 New Zealand musicians collaborating on this 12 months’s Gisborne Worldwide Music Competitors (GIMC) is Auckland-based freelance French horn performer and instructor Anita Austin. Accompanied by pianist Sarah Watkins, Austin carried out yesterday as a part of the occasion’s first spherical. Image by Paul Rickard