Taranaki's musical talent will be shining at New Plymouth's Theatre Royal next month.
The New Plymouth Orchestra is holding a concert that will feature Taranaki student stars playing a concerto, or a short concerto.
New Plymouth's Alex Geary is one of six young musicians who will showcase their musical talent.
Geary is in his first year of a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at the University of Waikato.
He has been playing the violin since he was 9, and last year won the IRMT Taranaki Young Musician of the year award.
Geary said he looked forward to returning to New Plymouth for the concert, having not played in the province for about six months.
"I'll also be playing with an orchestra for the first time, which is a very a rare opportunity."
The 20-year-old said many opportunities had also been presented to him in his first year at Waikato.
"It's going very well. I've been selected to play at plenty of concerts, which does not normally happen in the first semester of your first year."
The violinist is hoping to obtain a scholarship that will allow him to study overseas.
At the Student Stars Concert, Geary will be joined by guitarist Nick Price, Lena Hesslegrave on piano, cellist Jason Hopkins, and percussionists James Fuller and Jacob Randall.
The New Plymouth Orchestra and the Taranaki Youth Orchestra will also perform and they will be conducted by Adam Jasinski.
zStudent Stars Concert,
Sunday, July 22, 2pm,
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