In 2009, Vanguard Orchestral and the New Zealand School of Music established a new Player of the Year award. This competition brings together the whole year’s work for entrants and is also good preparation for end-of-year recitals.

There are two prizes; one each for the Woodwind and Brass programme streams within the New Zealand School of Music each year. This results in two winners each year, with both receiving Player of the Year awards, a place on the photographic honours board for that year, and a cash prize of $500.

Congratulations to all entrants and winners!

All posts in University Player of the Year Award

Reubin-Chin

NZSM 2013 Woodwind Player of the Year

For a second time Reuben Chin has won the NZSM Woodwind Player of the Year award in 2013. The finalists for this year were: Sam Jones, Saxophone Reuben Chin, Saxophone […]

Dale Hounsom Vail

NZSM 2013 Brass Player of the Year

After an amazing performance Dale Hounsom Vail won this years Brass player of the Year. The finalists for this year were: Selena Rasmussen, trumpet Hamish Jellyman, trombone Julian Kirgan, trombone […]

NZSM 2012 Woodwind Player of the Year

The winner this year of the NZSM Woodwind Player of the Year award is Sam Jones. The finalists for this year were: Andreea Junc, flute Sam jones, Saxophone Oscar Laven, […]

ben robertson

NZSM 2012 Brass Player of the Year

The winner this year of the NZSM 2012 Brass Player of the Year is … Ben Roberston, Bass Trombone.

Reuben

NZSM 2011 Woodwind Player of the Year

Congratulations to Reubin Chin, winner of the Music Services / New Zealand School of Music Woodwind Player of the Year. This year the award was adjudicated by Ken Young and […]

NZSM 2011 Brass Player of the Year

Congratulations to Tim Walsh, winner of the Music Services / New Zealand School of Music Brass Player of the Year. This year the award was judged Andrew Jarvis and David […]

NZSM 2010 Brass Player of the Year

Congratulations to Matt Stein, winner of the Vanguard Orchestral / New Zealand School of Music Brass Player of the Year Award.

NZSM 2010 Woodwind Player of the Year

Congratulations to Kylie Nesbit, winner of the Vanguard Orchestral / New Zealand School of Music Woodwind Player of the Year Award.

NZSM 2009 Brass Player of the Year

Congratulations to Richard Shirley, winner of the Vanguard Orchestral / New Zealand School of Music Woodwind Player of the Year Award.

NZSM 2009 Woodwind Player of the Year

Congratulations to Hannah Darroch, winner of the Vanguard Orchestral / New Zealand School of Music Woodwind Player of the Year Award.