Brass Player of the Year

Read all about the Brass Player of the Year competition that Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music students can enter, and see past recipients.

Since 2009 the NZSM Brass programme has held an annual competition recital to determine the Brass Player of the Year, an initiative of Andrew Jarvis, Head of Brass. The competition is a showcase of the outstanding talent and achievements of the students on the programme. The prize ($500) is generously sponsored by Vanguard Orchestral.

Past prize winners

  • 2018 - Toby Pringle - Trumpet
  • 2017 - Luke Spence - Euphonium
  • 2016 - Dale Hounsome-Vail - Trombone
  • 2015 - Dale Hounsome-Vail - Trombone
  • 2014 - Naomi Christensen - Tuba
  • 2013 - Dale Hounsome-Vail - Trombone
  • 2012 - Ben Robertson - Bass Trombone
  • 2011 - Tim Walsh - Trombone
  • 2010 - Matthew Stein - Trumpet
  • 2009 - Richard Shirley - Trombone