Happening now

Award-winning Australian ensemble Goldner String Quartet and pianist Piers Lane are in New Zealand on a 10 centre tour with our friends at Chamber Music New Zealand 2013.

Violinist Dene Olding

Dene maintains a very active and varied musical career.  In addition to being the Competition's Artistic Adviser, Dene is first violinist of the Goldner Quartet and the Australian Ensemble, Co-Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony, and a  conductor to boot.

The Goldners are comprised of two married couples, so NZ audiences will have the opportunity to hear Dene's violist wife, Irina Morozova.  The repertoire is fabulous:  Schubert ‘Death and the Maiden’, Mendelssohn String Quartet in A minor, Elgar and Franck Piano Quintets with the NZ-cherished Piers Lane, and a new commission by Gareth Farr.

Gareth Farr

Gareth and Dene became acquainted during the 2009 Competition when Gareth was commissioned to write the set NZ work.  Dene believed Wakatipu to be an evocative and interesting work.  Competition audiences will recall that Joo Jin Jang won the prize for the best performance of Gareth's piece that year.

For the Goldners, Gareth has created Te Tai-O-Rehua, (The Tasman Sea) which reflects upon the turbulent body of water that separates New Zealand from Australia.

Concerts still to attend

27 September Palmerston North, 28 September Napier, 30 September Wellington, 2 October Hamilton, 3 October, Auckland, 5 October New Plymouth.
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