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Andrei Freidine (Clarinet) & Christopher Hainsworth (Organ)


Mon 3 Mar 2014, 7:00pm

Where: St Matthew's Anglican Church, 200 King Street South, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Senior: $10.00
  • Student/Child: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: stmatthews

Andrei Freidine and Christopher Hainsworth present their March 2014 NZ tour – "An Entertainment"

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) Concerto no.1 (Rondo)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Concerto for clarinet (adagio)

Edmond Lemaigre (1849-1890) Capriccio for organ

Sidney Béchet (1897-1959) « Passport to Paradise »

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) Carmen Fantaisie

Improvisation on given themes

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) 24th Caprice (arranged for clarinet)

Benny Goodman, Music from the Tyrol and Klezmer Fantasy

Andrei Freidine began his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire and then went to the Moscow Conservatoire, before moving to France, where he obtained his Premier Prix (1993) and Prix d'Excellence (1994) at the Versailles Conservatoire.
He then continued his studies with famous teachers like Philippe Cuper, François Sauzeau ,Richard Vieille and Robert Fontaine.
In 1993, he was solo clarinet in the Franco-German Orchestra and prize-winner at the National Competitions in Lempdes. He has performed several times in Germany, Austria,Bulgaria and Russia with the Moscow Sextet, the Eutherpe Quartet, the Tchaikovsky Trio, the Versailles Trio and the European Philharmonic Orchestra.
Andrei Freidine has played in various festivals, like the Festival of Radio-France, the
Poitiers Autumn Festival, the Pont-Saint-Esprit International Musical Encounters, the
Tours Music Week, the Ales Festival, etc.
Andrei now teaches clarinet and Computer Music Studies at the Beziers Conservatoire and is also Guest Teacher at the Narbonne Conservatoire.

Described by a reviewer in Wellington as "New Zealand's most entertaining classical organist" and billed in Poland as “the funniest virtuoso of the classical organ in the world”, Christopher Hainsworth has established himself in the forefront of New Zealand's concert organists with entertaining, informative and thought-provoking performances.
Christopher has held various church music positions in Europe and New Zealand including Director of Music of Hamilton's Anglican Cathedral. He was Head of the Early Music Department of the Conservatorium of Beziers from 1986 to 1996 and as inaugural Associate Professor of Music at the University of Waikato from 1996 to 1999 established the wide ranging course prescriptions the department now enjoys including research and performance options in harpsichord and organ.
In 2003 he produced his first solo CD of the organ music of Theodore Dubois and also took up the position of Director of the Beziers Conservatoire. In 2004 he was Congress Recitalist at the NZ Organ Congress in Hamilton, followed by a very succesful tour of the country, which he has since repeated annually.
Since 2005 he has been Organist "Titulaire" of the Cathedral of Beziers and has left the Conservatoire to devote himself entirely to music-making. In 2006 he recorded a CD of French art-song on fortepiano with soprano Agnes Roubert and has since completed new CDs of French music for clarinet and organ and another for trumpet and organ as well as a recording of Schumann lieder for soprano and pianoforte.