Woodwind Player of the Year

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

Since 2009 the NZSM Woodwind programme holds a special competition recital to determine the Woodwind Player of the Year, an initiative of Deborah Rawson, Head of Wind. The annual 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

  • 2016 - Frank Talbot - clarinet
  • 2015 - Patrick Richardson - clarinet
  • 2013 - Reuben Chin - saxophone
  • 2012 - Sam Jones - saxophone
  • 2011 - Reuben Chin - saxophone
  • 2010 - Kylie Nesbit - bassoon
  • 2009 - Hannah Darroch - flute