Kerikeri International Piano Competition

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Dates: Wednesday 26th September – Sunday 30th September 2018


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Please note, a season pass is available for 2018 which provides access to the entire competition. Season passes must be booked through the “Finals & Reception” ticketing area. Click here to book a Season pass.

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Kerikeri International Piano Competition

Competition 2018



Your chance to hear 15 future stars from around the world.


The Kerikeri competition began in 1987 as a national event and became the Kerikeri International Piano Competition in 2012. It has since gained global recognition for its quality and high standard of entry.  It is a member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation for International Competitions and has New Zealand Pianist Michael Houstoun as its Patron

With 61 entries from all corners of the world and a standard of audition exceeding that of previous years, the 2018 competition is set to be more thrilling than ever.

Three international judges from USA, South Korea and Australia will listen to the 15 competitors as they perform a wide range of music from the solo piano repertoire.  All will participate in Rounds 1 and 2 with 4 selected for the Final.

Alumni of the competition include John Chen, Stephen de Pledge, Dan Poynton, Jun Bouterey-Ishido, John-Paul Muir, Yeh Shih Hsien,  Alex Rainieri and 2016 winner Dong-Wan Ha.


This years contestants are displayed below;

KIPC Competitors









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