Kerikeri International Piano Competition


KIPC is well established on the global musical calendar. Recent competitions have seen a significant number of entries and subsequent contestants from overseas including Israel, Russia, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Poland, Singapore, Australia, USA and Malaysia. It has a long history of competitors who have continued to develop successful careers as international concert pianists.

The KIPC Trust is a registered charity (CC21011) which organises and presents the biennial competition in Kerikeri.

The Trust receives no guaranteed funding and as a result is funded entirely by its many supporters who may be KIPC Friends, Financial Donors or Other Donors who supply goods or services. Donors may be corporate, private, community trusts, other charitable trusts or public enterprises.

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Financial and other support required for 2016

The 2016  Competition, is expected to incur costs of around $135,000. The main items of expenditure being : advertising and publicity ($8,000), catering ($6,000), event management and publicity fees ($25,000), adjudicator costs ($35,000), prizes ($33,000), venue hire and stage management costs ($15,000) and  printing ($7,000).

Net ticket sales and contestant entry fees amount to around $30,000, leaving around $105,000 to be raised from supporters and other sources.

While historically the KIPC Trust has always succeeded in raising enough funds to meet its costs, it would take considerable comfort from having one or two major supporters thus allowing greater financial security.

The Friends of KIPC play an integral and crucial part of the event, for without them, the competition could not survive. It is by becoming a ‘Friend’ that you can provide KIPC with a pool of dedicated, paid up supporters able to ensure that the Competition remains one of New Zealand’s musical treasures.
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It is the view of the Trustees that major donors who commit themselves to supporting KIPC will be attaching themselves to an organisation which has a considerable national and international reputation, thus also benefiting the image of the donor.

 Bronze level financial supporters providing between $100 and $499 in a 24 month period

 Silver level financial supporters providing between $500 and $2499 in a 24 month period

 Gold level financial supporters providing between $2500 and $4999 in a 24 month period

 Platinum level financial supporters providing $5000 or more in a 24 month period

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Donations of goods or services are as valued as financial donations (see above information).

KIPC is a significant consumer of local (Kerikeri) Goods & Services from catering, advertising, and printing to equipment hire and accommodation services. 
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The KIPC Trust or its antecedent entities have been organising piano competitions and recitals in Kerikeri for the past 28 years.  The trustees are aware that music lovers who have enjoyed such events during their lifetime may be moved to provide a lasting legacy to sustain the activities of KIPC  for future generations through a bequest from their estate. Sometimes such bequests are a surprise to the recipient and other times the organisation is informed.

The KIPC Chairman Sylvia Burch, (09) 407 4582 or Treasurer ,Tony Norman (09) 407 7752 are the first point of contact for supporters who wish to discuss the possibility of such arrangements for the benefit of KIPC.  Discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity are assured.