Chiron Charitable Trust Established in 2019 to support talented and committed music students, CCT offers scholarships to deserving young New Zealand musicians. Chiron Charitable Trust Established in 2019 to support talented and committed music students, CCT offers scholarships to deserving young New Zealand musicians. Chiron Charitable Trust Established in 2019 to support talented and committed music students, CCT offers scholarships to deserving young New Zealand musicians. Chiron Charitable Trust Established in 2019 to support talented and committed music students, CCT offers scholarships to deserving young New Zealand musicians. Established in 2019 to support talented and committed music students, CCT offers scholarships to deserving young New Zealand musicians.
Next generation of musicians

Chiron Charitable Trust (CCT)

The Chiron Charitable Trust (CCT) was established in 2019 to encourage and support talented and deserving music students in New Zealand who are committed to their musical education. Each funding year, CCT offers up to 10 scholarships and appoints up to 2 Young Artists as well as focused training opportunities and guidance from visiting international artists.

Our Trustees:

Mark Hornabrook
Grace Liu
Bill McCarthy
Christina Zhang

Artistic Director:

Stephen Larsen

Our 2021 Scholarship Holders :

Junior:

Yuzhang Wu – Piano
Annie Ye – Piano

Senior:

Catherine Chang – Piano
Damon Herlihy-O’Brien – Cello
Shuan Liu – Piano

Half Scholarship:

Madeleine Xiao – Piano
Lorna Zhang – Violin

Our 2020 Scholarship Holders:

Junior:

Kaylee Cai – Piano
Annie Ye – Piano

Senior:

Damon Herlihy-O’Brien – Cello
Benedict Lim – Violin
Shuan Liu – Piano
Lorna Zhang – Violin

Young Artist:

Diane Huh – Violin

Junior Scholarship Regulations

By applying for a CCT Scholarship, each applicant agrees that they have read, and understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these Regulations.
  • Purpose: Scholarship towards formal educational costs anywhere in New Zealand
  • Term: 12 months from the commencement date
  • Value: Up to NZ$8,000 each
  • Quantity: Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded annually
  • Eligibility: 13 years and under; any orchestral instrument and piano; available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only
  • Deadline for entry: 3 August 2020

The application materials include:

  • A completed application form
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation from your primary music teacher
  • Audition

Awards are made by the board of CCT upon the recommendations of the Chiron Selection Committee approved by CCT.

Regulations:

  • Up to 10 (ten) Chiron Charitable Trust Scholarships, up to the value of NZ$8000 each to be used towards tuition costs at Chiron affiliate school or teachers) awarded annually for a term of 12 months.
  • To uplift the Scholarship, students must have paid their tuition fees (or arranged to have paid fees) for enrolment in with their Chiron music school or private music teacher accepted by CCT.
  • Scholarships are awarded to students that show musical talent, future potential for musical excellence, commitment their musical and academic education, and are of excellent character.
  • The scholarship is paid in one instalment on a date to be determined by CCT.
  • The Scholarship may be held concurrently with any other scholarship, award or grant provided to the student provided this is disclosed and discussed with the board of CCT prior to application. No permission will be unreasonably withheld.
  • The awarding of scholarships (value and quantity) is at the sole discretion of CCT.
  • All decisions made by CCT are final and entirely at CCT’s discretion. No further correspondence will be entered into.
  • CCT has the power to amend or vary these Regulations at any time.
  • No Scholarship may be transferred, exchanged, or redeemed for cash, credit or otherwise.
  • Any expenses and taxes related to the Scholarship are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
  • If the Scholarship winner does not claim the award by the offer expiry date and provide all necessary documentation or materials upon request, then CCT may withdraw the award.
  • Scholarship winners must fulfil all subsequent performance obligations required by the Scholarship. Scholarship recipients are expected to perform, free of charge, in up to 8 (eight) performances over the term of the Scholarship to promote and celebrate CCT.
  • Scholarship winners consent to their name, image, photographs of performances, interview, and likeness being photographed, recorded, reproduced, broadcast, published, communicated and otherwise used by CCT and other Chiron Group organisations for non-commercial, promotional purposes. CCT will consider, but has no obligation, to comply with the Award winner’s requests regarding CCT publications of the Award winner’s image.
  • Scholarship recipients agree to be available for and provide media interviews, photographs and other promotional activities as requested by CCT and must not contact the media in relation to CCT or its associate organisations without the prior written approval of CCT.
  • If a Scholarship recipient breaches any of these Regulations, CCT may withdraw the scholarship.
  • These Regulations shall be governed by New Zealand law and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all issues and disputes that may arise in relation to these Regulations.

Senior Scholarship Regulations

By applying for a CCT Scholarship, each applicant agrees that they have read, and understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these Regulations.
  • Purpose: Scholarship towards formal educational costs anywhere in New Zealand
  • Term: 12 months from the commencement date
  • Value: Up to NZ$8,000 each
  • Quantity: Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded annually
  • Eligibility: 14-18 years; any orchestral instrument and piano; available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only
  • Deadline for entry: 3 August 2020

The application materials include:

  • A completed application form
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation from your primary music teacher
  • Audition

Awards are made by the board of CCT upon the recommendations of the Chiron Selection Committee approved by CCT.

Regulations:

  • Up to 10 (ten) Chiron Charitable Trust Scholarships, up to the value of NZ$8000 each to be used towards tuition costs at Chiron affiliate school or teachers) awarded annually for a term of 12 months.
  • To uplift the Scholarship, students must have paid their tuition fees (or arranged to have paid fees) for enrolment in with their Chiron music school or private music teacher accepted by CCT.
  • Scholarships are awarded to students that show musical talent, future potential for musical excellence, commitment their musical and academic education, and are of excellent character.
  • The scholarship is paid in one instalment on a date to be determined by CCT.
  • The Scholarship may be held concurrently with any other scholarship, award or grant provided to the student provided this is disclosed and discussed with the board of CCT prior to application. No permission will be unreasonably withheld.
  • The awarding of scholarships (value and quantity) is at the sole discretion of CCT.
  • All decisions made by CCT are final and entirely at CCT’s discretion. No further correspondence will be entered into.
  • CCT has the power to amend or vary these Regulations at any time.
  • No Scholarship may be transferred, exchanged, or redeemed for cash, credit or otherwise.
  • Any expenses and taxes related to the Scholarship are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
  • If the Scholarship winner does not claim the award by the offer expiry date and provide all necessary documentation or materials upon request, then CCT may withdraw the award.
  • Scholarship winners must fulfil all subsequent performance obligations required by the Scholarship. Scholarship recipients are expected to perform, free of charge, in up to 8 (eight) performances over the term of the Scholarship to promote and celebrate CCT.
  • Scholarship winners consent to their name, image, photographs of performances, interview, and likeness being photographed, recorded, reproduced, broadcast, published, communicated and otherwise used by CCT and other Chiron Group organisations for non-commercial, promotional purposes. CCT will consider, but has no obligation, to comply with the Award winner’s requests regarding CCT publications of the Award winner’s image.
  • Scholarship recipients agree to be available for and provide media interviews, photographs and other promotional activities as requested by CCT and must not contact the media in relation to CCT or its associate organisations without the prior written approval of CCT.
  • If a Scholarship recipient breaches any of these Regulations, CCT may withdraw the scholarship.
  • These Regulations shall be governed by New Zealand law and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all issues and disputes that may arise in relation to these Regulations.

Young Artist Regulations

By applying for a CCT Young Artist Award, each applicant agrees that they have read, and understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these Regulations.
  • Purpose: Scholarship towards formal educational costs anywhere in New Zealand
  • Term: 12 months from the commencement date
  • Value: Up to NZ$20,000 each
  • Quantity: Up to 2 Young Artist Awards will be awarded annually
  • Eligibility: Any age up to 24 years; any orchestral instrument, piano and voice; available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only
  • Deadline for entry: 3 August 2020

The application materials include:

  • A completed application form
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation from your primary music teacher
  • Audition

Awards are made by the board of CCT upon the recommendations of the Chiron Selection Committee approved by CCT.

Regulations:

  • Up to 2 (two) Chiron Charitable Young Artist Awards (up to the value of NZ$20,000 each to be used towards tuition costs at a Chiron-approved school, institution or teachers) are awarded annually for a term of 12 months (renewable one time).
  • Young Artist Awards are awarded to students that show exceptional musical talent, future potential for musical excellence, commitment their musical and academic education, and are of excellent character.
  • The Young Artist Award is paid in one or multiple instalments on a date(s) to be determined by CCT.
  • The Young Artist Award may be held concurrently with any other scholarship, award or grant provided to the student provided this is disclosed and discussed with the board of CCT prior to application. No permission will be unreasonably withheld.
  • The awarding of Young Artist Awards (value and quantity) is at the sole discretion of the Chiton Charitable Trust.
  • All decisions made by CCT are final and entirely at CCT’s discretion. No external correspondence will be entered into.
  • CCT has the power to amend or vary these Regulations at any time.
  • No Award may be transferred, exchanged, or redeemed for cash, credit or otherwise.
  • Any expenses and taxes related to the Award are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
  • If the Young Artist Award winner does not claim the award by the offer expiry date and provide all necessary documentation or materials upon request, then CCT may withdraw the award.
  • Award winners must fulfil all subsequent performance obligations bestowed with the Award. Young Artist Award recipients are expected to perform, free of charge, in up to 4 (four) performances over the term of the Award to promote and celebrate the CCT. If the Artist is studying overseas, he or she is expected to perform at least one concert in New Zealand for each year the Award is provided.
  • Award winners consent to their name, image, photograph of performances, interview and likeness being photographed, recorded, reproduced, broadcast, published, communicated and otherwise used by CCT and other Chiron Group organisations for promotional, non-commercial purposes. CCT will consider, but has no obligation, to comply with the Award winner’s requests regarding CCT publications of the Award winner’s image.
  • Award recipients agree to be available for and provide media interviews, photographs and other promotional activities as requested by CCT and must not contact the media in relation to CCT or its associate organisations without the prior written approval of CCT.
  • If an Award recipient breaches any of these Regulations, CCT may withdraw the scholarship.
  • These Regulations shall be governed by New Zealand law and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all issues and disputes that may arise in relation to these Regulations.