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Solo Spotlight

Nelson Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce this year's "Solo Spotlight!"

Calling young soloists from around New Zealand

We are calling for applications from young soloists from around New Zealand to perform one movement of a concerto or sing an aria with the NSO as part of its concert "Aotearoa Showcase" on the 27th July with Guest Conductor James Donaldson.

Applications are open to soloists up to 25 years of age.

Please complete the online application form or download a printable application form which can be emailed or posted to us.

When you apply, you will need to provide:

  • A 100 word (max) biography,
  • A recent digital photo for marketing purposes, to be used should your application be successful,
  • An audio recording of yourself playing your selected concerto movement. It is recommended you play with accompaniment, but not required.

The conditions of entry are:

  • If selected to perform with the orchestra, applicants must be available for rehearsals with the orchestra from the evening of Wed 23rd July through to Fri 26th July and again on Sat morning.
  • The music selected must be out of copyright and available in New Zealand.
  • The soloists give permission for the NSO to record an audio/video of the concert. The NSO shall possess ownership of the recording and maintain the right to use it for public promotion.
  • All travel and accommodation are at the applicant's expense.

Please email any enquiries to: secretarynso@gmail.com

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please complete the form below to apply for the next solo spotlight concert.
All information collected is confidential and your email address will not be disclosed to any third party.

Email the secretary separately:-

  • A recent digital photo for marketing purposes, to be used should your application be successful
  • An audio recording of yourself playing your selected concerto movement. It is recommended you play with accompaniment, but not required.

secretarynso@gmail.com