Aria Prizes

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation provides prizes in New Zealand’s premier vocal competitions – the New Zealand Aria and Lexus Song Quest.

New Zealand Aria

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation provides the $20,000 first prize for the New Zealand Aria held annually in Rotorua. For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.nzaria.co.nz

First Prize Winners

  • Elizabeth Mandeno 2019
  • Manase Latu 2018
  • Jarvis Dams 2017
  • Frederick Jones 2016
  • Amitai Pati 2015
  • Isabella Moore 2014
  • James Ioelu 2013
  • Stephen Diaz 2012
  • Stacey Alleaume 2011
  • Amelia Berry 2010
  • Pene Pati 2009
  • Julia Booth 2008

Lexus Song Quest

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation provides the $10,000 runner-up cash prize in the Lexus Song Quest.

For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.songquest.co.nz

Runner-up Prize Winners

  • Eliza Boom 2018
  • Filipe Manu 2016
  • Benson Wilson 2014
  • Stephen Diaz 2012

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Aria

Our Christchurch Committee now funds the first prize of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Aria.

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Aria First Prize Winners

  • Anna Simmons (1st), Olivia Sheat (2nd) 2019
  • Laura Loach 2018
  • Eliza Boom 2017
  • Elisabeth Harris 2016
  • Madison Nonoa 2015
  • Isabella Moore 2014
  • Maia Vegar 2013

Regional vocal competitions

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation has previously provided prizes for other Dame Malvina Major Foundation Aria competitions across New Zealand.

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Wellington Aria First Prize Winners

  • Sophie Sparrow 2019
  • Will King 2018
  • Madison Nonoa 2017
  • Frederick Jones 2016
  • Katherine McIndoe 2015
  • Christian Thurston 2014
  • Christie Cook 2013
  • Isabella Moore 2012
  • Daniela-Rosa Young 2011
  • Bryony Williams 2010
  • Amelia Berry 2009

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Dunedin Aria First Prize Winners

  • Laura Loach 2019
  • Olivia Pike 2018
  • Natasha Wilson 2017
  • Filipe Manu 2016
  • Eliza Boom 2015
  • Isabella Moore 2014
  • Christie Cook 2013

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Second Prize Winners ODT Aria Contest

  • Grace Park 2012
  • Kawiti Waetford 2011
  • Julien Van Mellaerts 2010
  • Julien Van Mellaerts 2009

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Napier Aria First Prize Winners

  • Manase Latu 2019
  • Natasha Wilson 2018

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Waikato Conservatorium of Music Aria

2019

First prize: Aidan Phillips
Second prize: Alfred Fuimaono
Third prize: Tayla Alexander

2018

First prize: Katie Trigg
Second prize: Taylor Wallbank
Third prize: Calla Knudson-Hollebon

North Shore Becroft Aria Second Prize Winners

  • Christina McDonald 2019
  • Will King 2018

 

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