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Alexa Still


Fri 16 May 2008, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Where: Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $25.00
  • A Reserve: $20.00
  • B Reserve: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Sarah Hunter

Flautist Alexa Still is renowned for beguiling and virtuoso performances, built on raw energy, limitless technique and musical intelligence.

Principal Flute with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the age of 23, Alexa Still is currently based at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and regularly tours the US and Europe, performing as a soloist to standing ovations.

Alexa will be accompanied for her lunchtime recital at ERUPT by John Van Buskirk, a versatile pianist, who has played from Wellington to Budapest and Prince Edward Island to the Netherland Antilles as a recitalist, chamber music player and recital partner to singers and instrumentalists.

Performing: Poulenc Sonata; J S Bach e minor sonata; Ian Clarke Zoom Tube-unaccompanied; Anne Boyd Goldfish Through Summer Rain; Helen Fisher Te Tangi A te Matui; Borne Carmen Fantasie.

“Among the many things I admire about Alexa Still’s playing is her passionate approach to the instrument - even her physical attitude to it suggests a love affair with it ..she knows how to end a phrase to keep one longing for more” City Times.

"Leader and flautist Alexa Still's talent is literally amazing. Frankly I've never heard the flute played like it before, with grunts, stridency and lyrical beauty flowing with consummate ease. She made the most of her personal elegance too." Still Trio concert, Taupo Times

" ... The recital was an awesome display of technique, raw energy, and emotion worn on the proverbial sleeve...a musical event that will remain a highlight in live performances. With humour and dramatic flair, Still entertained and dazzled the audience.... monster recital!!" Oklahoma Flute Society Newsletter