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Suyeon Kang returns to NZ

In 2015 Suyeon became the first Australian to win the Michael Hill (also taking home the Audience Prize) and we eagerly await her Winner's Tour which commences next month.    Recognised by past winners as “the most valuable part of the Competition’s prize package”, the 2016 Winner’s Tour offers Suyeon a major performance tour in 14 New Zealand and Australian centres.

Her Kaleidoscopes recitals, presented by Chamber Music New Zealand, interweave innovative and colourful violin and piano works by composers such as Stravinsky, Bloch, Mozart and Bartok.  Some of these works she takes across the ditch for a couple of Musica Viva Australia concerts in Melbourne and Sydney.

Suyeon is partnered with distinguished New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge, described by London’s Independent on Sunday as having “stunning spring-loaded virtuosity.”

Closing out the Winner's Tour are two Auckland-area performances of Beethoven's majestic violin concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of their new Music Director, Giordano Bellincampi.   

All of the Winner's Tour concert and booking information can be found here.   



Suyeon has been living in Berlin in recent years, but was in our part of the world again just last week with her string ensemble, The Boccherini Trio, for Canberra's International Music Festival.  The Canberra Times said the trio "demonstrated why they are an ensemble to watch in the coming years.  They have mastered a uniform lightness and elasticity in their combined sound, matching the voicing of their respective instruments to play as one".
In northern climes spring has sprung, but in New Zealand kiwis are pulling on their woolly jumpers and waxing up their skis and snowboards because it's almost ski season!  

Suyeon and Stephen are featured artists in the 2016 American Express Queenstown Winter Festival programme spanning 10 days and featuring more than 70 events.  
 

Kerikeri International Piano Competition

30th June to 3rd July
If you just can't wait until next June for your heart to race when young musicians are on the line, head to New Zealand's Bay of Islands for a winter weekend break and enjoy the performances and company of 15 astonishingly gifted pianists.  
Sylvia Jiang (2014)

The Turner Centre of Kerikeri hosts this very special musical event and the organisers have put together some very nice accommodation packages.

Full details can be found here.

Upcoming Down Under Performances from our Winners

Natalia Lomeiko (2003) performs a range of concerts in the South Island.  On 11 and 12 June she plays the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, then she and pianist Kirsten Robertson head to Wanaka in Central Otago for a recital on 13 June presented by the Wanaka Concert Society.  Before she heads back to London, Natalia performs Mozart's 3rd Violin Concerto in G major, K216, with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, 24 June, where her parents live and perform.

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


 
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