Teenage Queenstown saxophone player Eliott Allemand definitely has the music in him, so much so that at just 17 he’s already in demand overseas and will compete with the world’s best in Hollywood next year.
Eliott, who’s in Year 12 at Wakatipu High School, already has his own little music business, regularly playing for private functions and gigs, not only in the Wakatipu but also overseas. So many good breaks have already come from his public and private performances. He recently got an email out of the blue from one of the organisers of the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts, being staged in Hollywood next July, inviting him to compete. Performers from more than 60 nations all over the world, including instrumentalists, singers, dancers and actors, will compete, with around 100 producers in attendance scouting for the next big thing.