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Shining Talents: Santiago Canon Valencia (cello)


Tue 14 Oct 2008, 8:00pm

Where: Great Hall, The Arts Centre, Cnr Rolleston Ave and Worcester Blvd, Christchurch

Listed by: LMB

Presented by Christopher Marshall.

Santiago Canon Valencia is a 13-year-old cellist from Bogota, Colombia.

For any musician, let alone one his age, Santiago has achieved great success on the concert platform. He made his debut performing the Vivaldi Concerto in A major with the Bogota Philharmonica Orquesta when he was just six. He has performed the Haydn D major Concerto as an eight year old and more recently with the Medellin Sinfonica Orquesta. Santiago was name the most promising young cellist in a special prize at the 2006 Aldo Parisot International Cello Competition in Mexico City.

In this concert Santiago will be accompanied by top New Zealand pianist Katherine Austin.

Bach - Suite for Solo Cello in D major
Beethoven - Sonata in C major, Op. 101, No.1 for Piano and Cello
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Ligeti - Sonata for Solo Cello
Prokofiev - Sonata in C major for Cello and Piano
Rostropovitch - Humoresque for Cello and Piano
Popper - Dance of the Elves for Cello and Piano

Tickets available from Arts Centre Information (03) 363 2836, or door sales from 7.15pm if available. For further information please contact: