Auckland Philharmonia Roth Violin Scholarship

Applications Closed!

Applications for 2025 will open in February 2025.

The Auckland Philharmonia Roth Violin Scholarship is for undergraduate violin students at the University of Auckland School of Music. This scholarship offers promising violinists an opportunity to play the Roth Violin, further their performance skills and gain professional mentorship from Auckland Philharmonia musicians.

If selected, you will receive:

  • Use of the Roth Violin for one year
  • 4x lessons with the Auckland Philharmonia Concertmaster or another Auckland Philharmonia violinist
  • 1x rehearsal ‘side by side’ in one of our community programmes; Sitting alongside an Auckland Philharmonia violinist in a rehearsal call for one of our schools or community programmes
    Possible inclusion in the concert, subject to artistic approval
  • $1000 grant to be used in your studies
  • 2x tickets for an Auckland Philharmonia concert featuring a violin soloist

How can you join?

  • Fill out the application form by clicking on the Register Here button
  • Applicants will need 10-15 minutes of repertoire prepared for the audition
  • A 200–300-word document explaining why you deserve this scholarship
  • A CV, including 2 referees
  • Once your application has been reviewed, you will be invited to audition.
Apply Here
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The Roth violin's outstanding sound quality and craftsmanship have added depth to my performances. I appreciate every moment with it and I believe many young and promising players should experience the Roth.
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- Hazuki Katsukawa, Roth Violin recipient 2023
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I feel fortunate to have had the Roth for as long as I have. It has been a great friend to me and has been my musical voice in many performances both nationally (and more recently internationally) over the past few years – it is a fine instrument that deserves the utmost respect.
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- Zosia Herlihy-O’Brien, Roth Violin recipient 2020-2022

This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Neil Moore.

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