Eichardt’s Private Hotel in symphony with budding violinists
Queenstown’s Imperium Collection of luxury hotels is set to enter the winter months on a high note, having just announced its generous destination sponsorship of this year’s Michael Hill International Violin Competition.
Alongside its sponsorship, four dedicated young violinists will be treated to luxury suites in either Eichardt’s Private Hotel or The Spire Hotel (part of the Imperium Collection of luxury boutique hotels owned by Christchurch-born, Melbourne-based businessman Andrew Cox) over the seven-day competition in June, where they will experience tranquil revitalisation between performances, luxury service and stunning mountain and lakeside views.
Commencing 2 June, the biannual Michael Hill International Violin Competition will see the ‘best of the best’ young musicians from around the world perform in front of a jury of internationally renowned judges.
“Eichardt’s is thrilled to be part of this prestigious event as a key destination sponsor,” says Eichardt’s General Manager James Cavanagh. “We’re extremely proud to support these young musicians – the level of dedication and hard work required to compete at this level is something to be admired.
“This competition attracts over 7000 live audience members, a mighty number for a niche interest,” explains Cavanagh. “It’s so important for local businesses to get behind these events as collectively they represent huge potential for domestic and international tourism.”
The Michael Hill International Violin Competition takes place in four rounds – the first and second round performances taking place amongst the breathtaking surrounds of Queenstown. The remaining six violinists will then be flown to Auckland to compete for the grand prize, worth a career-boosting $100k.
Over the coming months Eichardt’s will also be supporting the LUMA Southern Light Project and Queenstown Winter Festival – two award-winning festivals drawing thousands of tourists to Queenstown.