30 years playing for Auckland
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) is proud to have been the orchestral partner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition since the competitionís beginnings, involved in the early rounds through operational aid and performing in concert with the finalists. APO supporters and patrons host and provide assistance and accommodation for the competitors, and through this have built lasting personal and musical links across the globe.
The APO is Aucklandís leading performing arts organisation and only resident full-time professional symphony orchestra. In more than 80 performances annually, the APO presents a full season of symphonic work and supports both the NBR New Zealand Opera and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
The orchestra collaborates with some of New Zealandís most inventive artists, and is the orchestra of choice for visiting international classical musicians and popular acts alike.
Through its numerous education initiatives the APO offers opportunities to more than 30,000 young people and adults nationwide to participate in music, ranging from hip-hop and rock to contemporary and classical.
More than 100,000 people hear the orchestra live each year, with many thousands more reached through special events, other media and recordings on the APO Live and Naxos music labels.
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The Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2012 Winnerís Tour is made possible through the exceptional collegiality with partners Chamber Music New Zealand and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
In addition to the generosity shown by our sponsors, we wish to thank the following companies for their support of the 2012 Winner's Tour: