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Some great announcements to share

Ben Baker returns to NZ

The talented and generous Benjamin Baker (2013 NZ Development Prizewinner) has been capturing lots of attention wherever he plays, and Kiwis will have the opportunity to hear him with his chamber group, the Egmont Ensemble, as they tour New Zealand from next week courtesy of the Royal Overseas League.

Concert and booking information can be found here.   

Welcome home Ben!
 

 

 

 

If that chap on the right looks familiar, he jolly well should!  David McCarroll (5th prize 2009) has very recently joined the renowned Vienna Piano Trio and one of his first tours was across New Zealand with Chamber Music New Zealand.  

Andrew Buchanan-Smart at the Waikato Times wrote: 
Their virtuosity had no limits and their aural palette was extensive as they captured the balance of youth exuberance and wisdom of age; this was piano trio playing that would be difficult to surpass.

Gisborne International Music Competition

Gisborne will shortly resonate with the sounds of the Gisborne International Music Competition, as 50 orchestral musicians arrive from around New Zealand and the world to compete for over $23,000 in prizes.
 
Competition staff include official accompanists Sarah Watkins, Rosemary Barnes and Rafaella Garlick-Grice and jurors Matthew Wilkie (Principal Bassoonist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe) and Justine Cormack, (violinist with NZTrio).
 
Away from the heat of competition, there are plenty of opportunities for the competitors to enjoy Gisborne’s natural beauty and laid-back hospitality with organised social events, community concerts and surf lessons with local ace Frank Russell.
 
The first round runs from Monday 30th November to Wednesday 2nd December, with the Semi Final taking place on Friday 4th December. The Competition Final is at 7.00pm Saturday 5th December. All rounds take place in public in the newly refurbished War Memorial Theatre, Bright Street. gisbornemusiccompetition.com


 

2016 Seasons from our Presenting Partners

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra launched its 2016 Season last month which features 2005 winner Ning Feng and 2015 winner Suyeon Kang.  Information and tickets here.

Speaking of Suyeon, New Zealand and Australian audiences will be able to see and hear lots of her with pianist Stephen De Pledge on the 2016 Winner's Tour brought to you by Chamber Music New Zealand and Musica Viva Australia.

2013 winner, Nikki Chooi, will be touring Australia with Selby & Friends in June of next year.


 
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